About Us

at Matapeake Middle School

Matapeake Middle School is located south of U.S. 50 near Stevensville and houses grades six through eight. Our school is home to a dynamic student body and dedicated team of teachers and staff. Go Stingrays!

All students will demonstrate a commitment to being responsible, caring, creative, and critical thinkers who are prepared for high school.

Message from the Principal

Dear Matapeake Families,

Another great school year is underway! In order to provide better communication this year, a newsletter will be emailed monthly, as well, as posted on our school website. Please check for dates and the latest school happenings.

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT. As always we are asking parents to partner with us at school to help keep our students safe. We know that students cannot learn if they do not feel safe; therefore, we are asking you to do the following:

REMIND your child to inform administration or staff about incidents, bullying or threats related to themselves or others. “If you see something, say something”. Administration would like to be proactive and stop incidents before they happen.

MONITOR your child’s use of social media. Please make sure that they are using cell phones and Chromebooks responsibly. Please adhere to our district’s “Acceptable Use Policies”.

EDUCATE your child about the dangers of tobacco, vaping, drug and alcohol use. The negative impact of these harmful substances can greatly affect student learning and overall adolescent development. We will enforce the QACPS policies and procedures related to dangerous substances as outlined in your “Parent and Student Handbook”.

ENCOURAGE your child to have positive interpersonal skills with each other. Students should respect individual differences and avoid name calling or the use of racial slurs. MMS prides itself on the 3Rs:

Respect for Self

Respect for Others

Respect for Community

Let’s continue to make it a great school year!

– Dr. Lois McCoy, Principal

Mission and Vision Statements

Our Mission

The mission of Matapeake Middle School, a state of the art, creative and competitive school, is to provide rigorous and relevant instruction for sixth through eighth grade students so that students are educated to their highest potential.  This will be accomplished by providing high quality, differentiated instruction that encourages student accountability and inspires life-long learning.

Our Vision

To foster an atmosphere that promotes a learning community characterized by child centered instruction and decisions, academic excellence, trust, respect, community involvement, excellent communications, and recognition of both student and staff achievement. 


Water Test Results

Water test results for all QACPS schools, including MMS, may be found at the following link: