Award Year: 2018

Fallston Middle School

2303 Carrs Mills Road
Fallston, MD, 21047-1839

(410) 638-4129

Dr. Anthony Bess, Principal at time of Nomination

Harford County Public Schools

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To promote excellence in instruction and teaching for a community of life-long learners in the 21st Century.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 3%
  • White: 87%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 18%
2018 Students vs Staff  Hoops for Heart Fundraiser

2018 Students vs Staff Hoops for Heart Fundraiser

Focusing on ensuring the success of each child entrusted to us, Fallston Middle School staff continue to serve the school community with a deep sense of commitment. In the 25 years since its opening in 1993, Fallston Middle School has rightly earned the reputation as a high achieving school with reading woven into the fabric of its culture. Proud winner of the Harford County Public Libraries' Summer Reading Challenge for Middle Schools eight times in the last ten years, including the past five years in a row, our students set goals and work hard to achieve them.

We offer a full year of Level 1 French, German and Spanish to our eighth grade students for high school credit. Teaching with the whole child in mind, Fallston Middle School offers a variety of after school activities for students to select from, including a myriad of intramural sports, Art Club, Drama Club, and many others. The staff is deeply appreciative of the strong support we enjoy from the parents and community. A key component of our success is the use of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) to recognize good behavior and achievement. Additionally, we benefit from a vibrant and generous Parent Teacher Association (PTA) that sponsors many events, including the quarterly Honors Awards Program. Our commitment to excellence is contagious and reflected in daily instruction, collegiality, and our desire to help students reach their goals.