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Holmes Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 783 students

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Posted June 27, 2014

It sucks, the education is bad. I was a student and I got C's and D's. Which is odd because I am a winner of the fifth grade presidential education award, and got 100% on sample 20 questions of the 7th grade SOL. And 80% on the 8th grade SOL.


Posted December 6, 2011

Good School but bulling happens with staff that are not strict great academics ok admisistrartors some that can't handle the school others who r great it just depend who u get


Posted July 8, 2011

This Is Is A Very Big Loving School. The Staff Really Care About the children. The Have very good classes at Holmes I Think This school Is a ten star school. My Kids LOVE THIS SCHOOL AND I DO TOO!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2010

This is a great school! It is going great so far! They make great friends in Holmes Middle School


Posted December 9, 2008

This is my son's escond year at holmes. Though the scool is excellent in academics ,I wish the faculty would be more strict in enforcing discipline and dealing with the issues like bullying.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2008

This is my son's last year at this school and I would say that it's an excellent school. He has an IEP for Math, and the team taught classes are just what he needs. The teachers are usually just a phone call or email message away.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2007

This School is excellent for my teen. She is learning how to be an adult through her education at this school and im proud to be a loving parent of a child who goes to this fine institute of learning. :)
—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.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
English: Writing

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

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
History and Social Science

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

2012

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students73%
Female students77%
Male students70%
Black students81%
Asian students71%
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient students55%
Proficient in English84%

Math

All Students87%
Female students84%
Male students90%
Black students98%
Asian students85%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities93%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient students82%
Proficient in English92%
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 Students84%
Female students87%
Male students81%
Black students72%
Asian students98%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities72%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient students67%
Proficient in English89%

Math

All Students68%
Female students64%
Male students71%
Black students57%
Asian students84%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient students49%
Proficient in English77%
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 Students79%
Female students86%
Male students72%
Black students71%
Asian students84%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient students49%
Proficient in English89%

English: Writing

All Students62%
Female students64%
Male students59%
Black students48%
Asian students74%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient students32%
Proficient in English73%

Math

All Students92%
Female students92%
Male students92%
Black students91%
Asian students91%
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities85%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient students87%
Proficient in English94%

Science

All Students71%
Female students66%
Male students77%
Black students64%
Asian students83%
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient students45%
Proficient in English84%
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 "Accredited with Warning".
  • 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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

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 Students97%
Female students98%
Male students96%
Black students89%
Asian students96%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient students90%
Proficient in English98%

Geometry

All Students100%
Female studentsn/a
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
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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Arts & music

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Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Roberto Pamas

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

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Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Drama
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