Originally known as Maywood Junior High School, Maywood Middle School opened in 1969. It was completely renovated in 1999. Maywood students come from Apollo, Briarwood, Maple Hills, and Newcastle Elementary Schools. They enter Maywood as sixth graders for three years in a school known for its parent involvement, focus on high standards, and quality preparation for high school learning at Liberty High School. Maywood enjoys a lot of parent support. Trained volunteers "walkabout" campus to supervise and connect with students. Parents are trained in special strategies to assist students in reading and to assess student writing and math. VOICE mentors work one-on-one with at-risk students. PTSA membership is consistently over 85%.