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George Washington 2 Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 593 students

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Posted April 12, 2014

Our kids have been in the DODS system overseas all their lives but when we were stuck in the US under an Ordered Departure from Cairo, Egypt I had to enroll my 6th and 8th grade somewhere. At first, we were a little nervous sending our kids here but ended up be pleasantly surprised. The Honor classes for both 6th and 8th are very good. My son loved his Drama and English teacher. My 6th grader really liked her English teacher Ms. Davis as well. I felt like these teachers are really good--putting the bar high and encouraging the kids to achieve. Inside the school is clean and it's quiet during study time. I feel the administration has a good handle on some issues. But I do think they can do better with communication especially for new families like us. If we get stuck again in the US I will most certainly enrolled my soon to be 7th grader back in GW.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

GW2 is a school that is on the rise. They have a new Principal who is a born leader. GW2 has amazing staff and our family is excited to see the changes that will take place under new leadership!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2011

I moved from Alexandria, I city I loved and lived in for many years, just to avoid this school and to a lessor extent, TC. We would have put our kids in public at Maury, but after that, there was NO CHANCE I was sending my kids to this war zone of a school. And, I really didn't feel like paying college tuyition prices for private middle and HS. Sadly, parents who put their kids in this school, particularly white kids, are playing Russian Roulette. No your kid MAY not get assaulted/bullied, MAY not be discriminated against (unlikely), but WILL likely fear school in terms of their own security - there are simply too many kids who haven't learned how to behave. I truly applaud those open-minded parents who try their BEST to make this place acceptable for all to attend, learn and have fun. However, I simply could not risk my kids' development in that way. Cowardess? Perhaps. Bigotted? Definitely not. Just realistic. Now that I'm in Arlington and watching my kids flourish w/out having to worry about their safety of all things, I couldn't be any happier to wave bye bye!


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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.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
57%

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 75% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

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.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
91%
English: Writing

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

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students62%
Female students71%
Male students53%
Black students43%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient students15%
Proficient in English72%

Math

All Students70%
Female students80%
Male students59%
Black students48%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient students44%
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 Students66%
Female students66%
Male students65%
Black students35%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient students22%
Proficient in English73%

Math

All Students48%
Female students44%
Male students53%
Black students13%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficient students9%
Proficient in English54%
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 students73%
Male students51%
Black students40%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient students12%
Proficient in English69%

English: Writing

All Students73%
Female students86%
Male students60%
Black students56%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient students42%
Proficient in English76%

Math

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

Science

All Students68%
Female students74%
Male students61%
Black students55%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient students18%
Proficient in English74%
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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

24 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 Students52%
Female students65%
Male students38%
Black students30%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficient students13%
Proficient in English57%

Geometry

All Students100%
Female students100%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
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

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

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  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Linda Whitfield

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Reading specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Crew / Rowing
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew / Rowing
  • Field hockey
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production
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1005 Mt. Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301
Phone: (703) 706-4500

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