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Our Mission


To help all students experience success and reach their full potential in an environment that nurtures high academic achievement, positive self-esteem, good values, appropriate and responsive student behavior, and open, effective communication among students, parents, teachers, and community. Their middle school experience will prepare them in becoming globally competitive students prepared for their chosen college and/or career path.

Our vision is clear…

To create, sustain and invest in a culture of deliberate excellence which prepares our youth to become globally competitive students and contributing citizens. 


We are guided by the four BCPS goals:  

  • Academic
  • Safety
  • Communication
  • Organizational Effectiveness


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Front Office: 410-887-7626
Guidance Office: 410-887-7630
FAX: 410-887-7628

About Us: We are nestled in the northern part of Baltimore County.  We are a diverse school with over 67 different dialects being spoken in the home.  The school opened in 1967 after Baltimore County purchased the property from a farmer for $5.00.  The school has been renovated twice; once in 1974 and again in 2007.  The building and fields are used by many outside of the school groups including CRC and CCBC, who use our building for night classes two days a week.  We offer many before school and after school activities for students to join.  We are proud to be on the cutting edge of transforming teaching and learning.

Shine a Light on PE

Cockeysville Middle School was recognized as a SHAPE America 2018 Physical Education Success Story.  You can read about When Zombies Appear, Fitness Comes to Life at Maryland Middle School on the SHAPE America website.

Cockeysville Middle PTA
Family STEM
and Coding Night!

Brought to you by your CMS PTA with the assistance of a generous grant from Microsoft

Check out this excellent collection of pictures from our PTA Family STEM and Coding Night


Cockeysville Middle PTA named one of 35 national winners of a PTA Microsoft Family STEM Night grant 
TOWSON, MD. – The National PTA announced this afternoon on Facebook Live that the Cockeysville Middle School PTA has received one of 35 National PTA STEM + Families Tech Night grants for 2018.
Cockeysville Middle’s PTA was selected from among 280 applicants from 20 states and Stuttgart, Germany. The PTA will host its Microsoft Family STEM Night in collaboration with Baltimore County Public Schools Parent University.
“We’re thrilled to be one of the 35 schools chosen for this program,” said Michael Quinn, PTA president at Cockeysville Middle. “A heartfelt thank you to our PTA leadership and our principal, Deb Magness, for supporting this effort, and we hope every one of our CMS families will be able to join us for this fun, family-centered event!”
According to Quinn, the STEM Night will take place before the end of this school year and will involve volunteers such as members of local high school science groups or robotic teams. 
“When Mr. Quinn, our PTA president, asked if we would be interested in hosting a STEM Night and if he could apply on our behalf for a National PTA grant for a family STEM night, a resounding yes was the answer,” said Principal Deborah Magness. “We are honored and excited to win this grant and to partner with our PTA to plan an exciting Family STEM Night!  Our parents are our biggest advocates, and when we partner together, amazing things happen!”
With support from the grant, the event will challenge parents to build robotic fingers with their children. This activity is part of a larger Microsoft Hacking STEM Lesson.  
Sean Arthurs, senior manager of education initiatives at the National Parent Teacher Association, wrote that Cockeysville Middle’s PTA was selected “based on how much the Tech night will help your community, how you plan to involve BOTH parents and students in the night, and how warmly you will welcome ALL families to attend.”
In addition to a $1,000 grant to cover expenses such as food, prizes, transportation, translators, and supplies, Microsoft also will send grantees all the consumable materials involved in the project (such as copper tape, velostat, cardboard, and wires). In addition, each winning PTA will receive six games from ThinkFun to use as prizes.