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Glasgow Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1393 students

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Posted November 24, 2013

I am disgusted that this school is still in existence! This is a poor run down school with a terrible principal and terrible teachers! It seems as if they got these teachers off the streets. So many complaints have been handed down to the office about the teachers but NOTHING is done! I would never let my kid go here, EVER! They treat students so bad & staff members are so disrespectful! FCPS needs to do an investigation on this school IMMEDIATELY!


Posted February 9, 2013

Over the years, Glasgow seems to go up and down in terms of its reputation, so we weren't sure what to expect when we got there. I have to say that we were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the teachers and the way the school is run. Our son has been challenged by the classes and he has homework almost every day. There is a lot of diversity there and the different economic and cultural backgrounds creates challenges (like bringing down overall test scores), but I think the school does what it can to try to help kids succeed. My son says the differences in the kids is not a big deal. If your child wants to learn and tries hard, there are a lot of opportunities at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2012

Good music program, very nice facility, though a bit large and easy to get lost in, literally and figuratively for a shy kid. Some of the teachers very good, some a bit stand-offish. Parents do need to keep a close eye on the academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2012

it is as if the teachers dont care about the students accheivments you dont see the principal at all and teachers often turn a blind eye to things. teachers also often gossip about students in the hallway where students can over hear. because of that students cant ask a question between classes without being asked to wait until the conversation was at a good stopping place. the students only have four minutes between classes so it is very hard to go to ones locker between classes to switch supplies for differnt classes which is done alot because we have every single class every single day. there are a few teachers who have no idea how to be a teacher and even after many complaints nothing was done. the administrators and couselors often take the side of teachers when there is a conflict between a teacher and a student. most of the reserch booksin the library are at least 10 years old and therefore gives students inaccurate information. there are also teachers that have attitude problems. i have witnessed one teacher calling a student a jerk in front of the entire class because he stated he was confused when she was explaining a problem on the board.


Posted September 3, 2009

i really love this school, especially the new one. it clean, a lot of classrooms, nice pain, huge gym. BEAUTIFUL
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 8, 2006

For our 6th grader, academics have been adequate to less than adequate - no homework, little, if any emphasis in basic skills such as spelling, leaves us wondering if our child will be unprepared moving into upper grades. Parent involvement seems to be about average for public middle schools - low. However, involved parents do what they can. Our child was worried about the presence of gangs prior to starting there last year, but gang activity appears to be minimal or non-existent. The faculty and staff appear to be dedicated in their efforts to provide a good learning environment - and effort counts a lot in my book Overall I would rate this school as above average if doing a nationwide comparison, a little bit below average for the Washington DC greater metro area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2006

No complaints about the academic program or teachers. Middle school years are hard socially. Glasgow lacks experienced counselors that know the students and can track these social challenges.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 74% in 2013.

473 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 86% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
39%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 75% in 2013.

487 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 88% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

422 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
60%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 71% in 2013.

445 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 70% in 2013.

439 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 88% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

441 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students66%
Female students70%
Male students63%
Black students65%
Asian students79%
Hispanic51%
Multiracial81%
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient students49%
Proficient in English79%

Math

All Students62%
Female students60%
Male students64%
Black students64%
Asian students82%
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient students51%
Proficient in English76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students63%
Female students67%
Male students59%
Black students72%
Asian students67%
Hispanic48%
Multiracial73%
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient students39%
Proficient in English82%

Math

All Students44%
Female students45%
Male students44%
Black students44%
Asian students58%
Hispanic29%
Multiracial50%
White students68%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficient students23%
Proficient in English61%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students64%
Female students74%
Male students55%
Black students70%
Asian students75%
Hispanic48%
Multiracial80%
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient students34%
Proficient in English83%

English: Writing

All Students58%
Female students70%
Male students47%
Black students57%
Asian students68%
Hispanic44%
Multiracial60%
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient students25%
Proficient in English77%

Math

All Students51%
Female students56%
Male students47%
Black students55%
Asian students66%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficient students34%
Proficient in English68%

Science

All Students60%
Female students59%
Male students62%
Black students72%
Asian students66%
Hispanic44%
Multiracial80%
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities34%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient students29%
Proficient in English81%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Accredited with Warning".

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 76% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students74%
Female students79%
Male students69%
Black students75%
Asian students89%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient students34%
Proficient in English80%

Geometry

All Students98%
Female students100%
Male students96%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English100%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

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  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

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  • Arabic languages
  • French
  • Spanish
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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Deirdre Lavery

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Foreign languages taught
  • Arabic languages
  • French
  • Spanish

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  • Special education coordinator
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4101 Fairfax Pkwy
Alexandria, VA 22312
Phone: (703) 813-8700

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