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Pocomoke Middle School

Pocomoke Middle, a multiple award winning school, is located in the southernmost town on Maryland's Eastern Shore in Worcester County. The school is unique in that it provides an elementary program for students in grades four and five, and a middle level program for students in grades six, seven, and eight. The mission of the Pocomoke City Schools works hand-in-hand with Pocomoke Middle School's vision, which is rather pointedly stated as, "No Throw-away Kids!" The vision is fully realized through the dedication and commitment of the school community, who continue to regard the potential failure of any student as unacceptable. For the past eleven years, the staff has used the kid friendly theme, "Respect + Responsibility = Pocomoke Pride!" on a daily basis to reinforce the academic and behavioral expectations for students. Our school motto is "Perseverance, Motivation, Succeed."

School Profile

Mission Statement

The Pocomoke City Public Schools, an enthusiastic rural learning partnership of parents, educators and community agencies, empowers all students to meet rigorous academic standards and to develop into responsible, involved, life-long learners who can excel in their endeavors, contribute positively to their society, and fulfill their personal dreams.

School Highlights and Awards

The 2014-2015 school year at Pocomoke Middle was most productive in receiving multiple recognitions for the school as well as for its students. Recognitions included student recognition for the Maryland Masters Art, Women of Tomorrow, All Shore Band, Drug/Alcohol Poster Winners, Maryland Science Olympiad. In addition, our school has a partner arrangement with Pocomoke High School in the areas of multiple pathways/college and career readiness. We are actively involving the parents with the Naviance Program. The initiative was established in order for our students to better prepare for high school and college. Previous recognitions include the following:  John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts; International Model School; PBIS; Character Education; Green School; and MASCD After-School Program of Excellence.

Special Programs

Full Inclusion; Mentoring; Wellness Counseling; Brave Bucks; Grade Level Orientations/Transitions; Student Faculty Advisory Board; Environmental Programs; Teacher Cadets; Quarterly Recognition; Honors Nights; Tech Fest; Science Fair; Geography Bee; Spelling Bee and Intervention Courses.

After School Programs

Pocomoke Pride Academies provide intervention, enrichment, recreation, and club opportunities, including but not exclusively, Math, Engineering, and Science Academy (MESA); Builder's Club; Engineering Club; Robotics; Yearbook; SADD; Just for Girls; Mentoring Young Men for Excellence; Intergenerational Reading; and STEM.

Parent Involvement Opportunities

Volunteer Program, Parent and Community Involvement Action Team, School Improvement Advisory Council (SIAC), PTA, Pocomoke Pride Advisory Committee, Student of the Month Program, Grade Level Quarterly Recognition Assemblies, Moms/Dads/Grandparents to Lunch, Ice Cream Social, After-school Parent Activities, Parent Conferences in conjunction with Family Activities, Dads and Sons Night, Moms and Daughters Night.

 

Principal
Mr. Todd Hall
Assistant Principals
Mr. Bryan Perry and Extended School Administrator Mrs. Faye Williams
Guidance Counselors
Mrs. Stephanie Covington and Mr. Mike Stone
Address
800 Eighth St.
Pocomoke, MD 21851
Phone
410-632-5150
Fax
410-632-5159
Website
Grades
Grade 4 through Grade 8
School Day
Begins at 8:00 AM; Ends at 3:10 PM
Enrollment
464 students
Staff
51 Teachers, 6 Educational Assistants, 7 Food Services, 1 Nurse, 3 Secretaries, 1 Media Specialist, 1 Curriculum Planner, 1 Instructional Coach, 1 Technology Coach, 5 Custodians
School Built
1970
Total Size
87,600
Site
21 acres
Teacher to Student Ratio
1:16 (Grades 4-5); 1:16 (Grades 6-8)