Bel Air Middle School

School Performance & Achievement  



Mission: Bel Air Middle School provides every student with a positive social, emotional, and academic experience in order for students to “Create their own Success Story.”

Vision: Bel Air Middle School is a safe and caring community that fosters rigorous academics, moral character, digital citizenship, and college and career readiness.

Focus Area #1 - Literacy: (Includes North Star attributes of Reader and Writer)   Departments involved in this Focus - Social Studies, 7th and 8th grade Science, Music, Language Arts

Focus Area #2 - Problem-Solver:  (Includes North Star attributes of Problem Solver) Departments involved in this Focus - Math, Science

Focus Area #3 - School Climate/Health: (Includes North Star attribute of Healthy) Departments involved in this Focus - Physical Education, PBIS and Equity Teams/Initiatives

School Climate
:  The PBIS Panther Pride Program will continue to promote healthy academic, emotional, and social behavioral outcomes for all students at BAMS focusing on positive, respectful, independent, determined, and engaged actions.  

Technology:  Through the implementation of 1:1 devices, students will engage in meaningful experiences within the classroom to deepen and communicate content knowledge, collaborate with others to complete a learning task, and participate in a global society where knowledge of technology and its usefulness are key. 

The Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) School Performance and Achievement (SPA) is the continuous school improvement process to ensure each student haaccess to academic opportunities, social-emotional support, and real-world experiences tailored to meet the needs, abilities, and interests of each diverse learner. The SPA plan is the tool utilized to document and monitor the focus areas based on the needs of an individual school community while indicating strategies and resources to support improvement within the focus areas.

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Dr. Karl E. Wickman , Principal 
Suzette S. Attah, Assistant Principal
Brent D. Ritz, Assistant Principal
Elizabeth S. Walter, Assistant Principal

Facts & Figures
Facility Opened: 1961
Additions/Renovations:  1967, 1968, 1994
School Capacity:  1,243
Total Enrollment:  1,138 (2022)
Classroom Teachers:  79 (2021)

Demographics & Assessments
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) provides school-by-school information on demographics and assessments on This site is updated annually as data becomes available.

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