Clear Spring Middle School

August 20, 2006

12628 Broadfording Road
Clear Spring

Principal: Jeremy Jakoby

Phone: 301-766-8094

Fax: 301-842-3826

Web site:

Start time: 8:45 a.m.

Dismissal: 3:30 p.m.

Grades: 6-8

Date of construction: 1979

Age of building: 27 years


Size of building: 66,122 square feet

State-rated capacity: 558

Projected 2006-07 enrollment: 421

From the principal

Q. What are the biggest challenges this year?

A. New administrative team of Jeremy Jakoby, principal, and Barbara Rice, assistant principal; trying to continue to increase student achievement in math and language arts, with an emphasis on the performance of our students with disabilities.

Q. What are your goals for the school year?

A. 1. Maintain our current level of parental involvement and explore ways to enhance this level of involvement.

2. Establish opportunities for the staff and students to participate in wellness activities.

3. Provide clarification of student behavior-management expectations and ensure the consistent enforcement of such at all levels.

Q. What will help ensure a successful school year?

A. Celebrate our successes.

Maintain our high level of parental involvement and community support.

Maintain lines of frequent and effective communication between students, staff and parents.

Students come to school every day with a positive attitude and prepared to learn.

Develop, execute and evaluate a plan of action for our identified areas for improvement.

Q. What message would you like to send as the school year begins?

A. As a staff, we are excited and prepared to "Do our Best" to provide your children with a positive, productive learning experience.

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