Welcome to Braddock Middle School. It is our goal here at Braddock to create and maintain a safe and orderly environment for all students where their education is of the highest priority. If you have any questions or concerns, please call me or one of our assistant principals. Thank you!Dr. Molly StewartPrincipalMISSION STATEMENT
We, the faculty and staff of Braddock Middle School, believe that all students can achieve. We are dedicated to providing an academic environment that will ensure student success. To this end, we will provide: A safe and orderly campus for all students; Curricula that aligns with the Maryland Content Standards/Core Curriculum; Daily instruction meeting individual student needs; Programs and activities that enhance academic achievement, as well as each student’s social and emotional growth.
Together with community stakeholders, we at Braddock Middle School are focused on preparing students for college and careers. We aim to inspire and empower students to excel both academically and socially while preparing them to be productive citizens and future leaders. Braddock strives to provide a nurturing and safe environment that fosters a rigorous academic and technological curriculum to prepare students to become lifelong learners.
- Career/College Readiness
- Real World Experiences
- Rigorous curriculum
- Project-based learning
A Brief History of Braddock . . .During the year of 1960, the Allegany County Board of Education decided that two junior high schools were needed- one for seventh and eighth graders attending Allegany High School, and one for seventh and eighth graders attending Fort Hill High School.Our school would be named after General Edward Braddock, a British general from the French and Indian War.The construction of Braddock Junior High began in 1963, when about 33 acres of land were donated by the county for Braddock to be built on. Braddock Junior High was completed in the fall of 1965, with the total cost nearing 2.5 million dollars. It was built to hold 900 students, and in the opening year, 1965, over 700 were enrolled.Our school has had six principals so far. Our first principal, Mr. Robert M. Hutcheson, chose blue and gray as our school colors. In that same year, our school motto, “Progress Is The Spirit of Braddock” was chosen by the Student Council, along with the school song, “Hail to Braddock High”. The other principals who have served Braddock are Mr. Joseph P. Martirano (1966-1979), Mr. Joseph V. Carter (1979-1993), Dr. Frederick Sloan (1993-1994), Mr. O. Thomas Harman (1994-2002), and Mr. Danny R. Carter (2002-present).Many changes have been made to Braddock over the years, including the time in 1984 when the name Braddock Junior High was changed to Braddock Middle School and a sixth grade was added, and in the 2010-2011 school year when we adopted the “block” schedule.