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Francis Hammond 2 Middle

Public | 6-8 | 429 students

 

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Posted June 20, 2013

This school isn't as bad as many of the schools in the state of virgina. The teachers are supportive and helpful. They get right to the important points. They help my students get a better understanding of the concept. I recommend this school a 100%.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2012

My son goes to this school now. I love it. The teachers are very helpful and at parent/teacher night, they showed they CARE. I don't judge a school based on the students even though that will have an affect on the other kids, it doesn't reflect how the teachers teach and how other 'good' kids excel. I believe a child can excel if they stay focused on learning. I don' t think the mean kids/bullies/cliques should be the focus of this school's rating. The teachers (academics), after school programs, sports etc. are what makes a school good or fail. Blame the parents of those 'problem' children NOT the school.
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Posted October 10, 2010

In all of the schools that my child has been in across the country, this was the worst. The staff tries hard but the school is full of bullies and security problems. Children are afraid to use the restrooms in fear of being beat up. Think twice before you send your child here.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
English: Writing

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

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students68%
Female students80%
Male students58%
Black students68%
Asian students70%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient students57%
Proficient in English73%

Math

All Students65%
Female students67%
Male students64%
Black students64%
Asian students82%
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient students67%
Proficient in English63%
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 Students62%
Female students65%
Male students59%
Black students56%
Asian students90%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient students38%
Proficient in English73%

Math

All Students42%
Female students37%
Male students50%
Black students45%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
White students64%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficient students32%
Proficient in English47%
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 Students60%
Female students63%
Male students57%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient students42%
Proficient in English65%

English: Writing

All Students69%
Female students78%
Male students62%
Black students72%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
White students60%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient students47%
Proficient in English76%

Math

All Students12%
Female students13%
Male students11%
Black students6%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities12%
Limited English proficient students13%
Proficient in English11%

Science

All Students53%
Female students49%
Male students57%
Black students51%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficient students35%
Proficient in English59%
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

No accreditation rating data was reported for this school.

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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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 Students72%
Female students78%
Male students68%
Black students66%
Asian students90%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient students65%
Proficient in English74%

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
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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