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Eagle Ridge Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1141 students

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Posted May 19, 2014

I am an eighth grader at eagle ridge. I'm new to the school and I was shocked to see how many cliques and bullying goes on in the school. I take french and the French teacher barely teaches anything and I'm scared that I'm going to fall behind when I get to french 3 in 9th grade. Another problem is that the teachers except for math all teach the same units we've gone over in past years. All in all never send your child to eagle ridge middle school or they will absolutely fall behind once they get to high school.


Posted January 29, 2013

In 5th grade, my daughter had a lot of homework to prepare her for Middle school. In middle school, she had close to NO homework. Her grades were good and she took 2 years of French. She is now in high school and she is grossly unprepared for the homework load. Through the parent grapevine, I hear that Stone Hill MS prepares the students much better than Eagle Ridge(ER). My daughter learned close to nothing in French. She never had homework. How can you learn a language with no homework?All of the ER students that I know struggled and even quit French in High School. Stone Hill students were much better prepared. If we could afford to send our other kids elsewhere, we would. If you have an option, go somewhere else other than ER. I also have heard that one of the Spanish teachers at ER is terrible. My daughter had many strange stories about some of her teachers. There were a few that she really liked but overall, our experience there was terrible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2012

My issue isn't with any of the academic-related teachers, it is with some of the admin staff. My daughter's lunch funds hadn't posted to her account yet, & I didn't realize it. My daughter, who was new to the school, was embarassed when they wouldn't let her buy lunch due to insufficient funds (my mistake).When my daughter called me from the office, she was crying. I was unable to make it to the school in time to bring her cash, as I am a single parent, and I was working in MD that day. The secretary offered (I didn't ask) to loan my daughter lunch money for that day. She was so nice about it, and I thanked her and told her my daughter would pay her back within the next day or two. The next day I forgot to send my daughter with the $5 (my mistake again). While in class, the grade secretary (who wasn't even the lady who was involved) went to the classroom that my daughter was in and asked her out into the hallway. She then asked my daughter where the money that the secretary loaned her was. My daughter was humiliated.When I emailed the staff to bring up my concern, I was IGNORED. I can't believe this behavior by "teachers" over $5.My daughter is well behaved & in all AP classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2012

This school was in a great pyramid for my elementary and soon to be high schooler. Although there are mixed reviews, as an educator I understood people stand on a soap box, so I was not too concerned. My middle schooler is very well adjusted, as we move frequently. The student has never had a problem getting sraight A's. I figured, how bad could it be, right? The lack of academic support given to the entering students and the over bearing nature of the school is appauling. The kids are not allowed to co-mingle with other grades. Why? I am not sure. It seems that this only teaches the students that seperation and discrimination are tolerated. We had an awful experience trying to get into Spectrum. The Spectrum teacher was no help and the vice principal and the district just kept stating that their hands were tied due to process. We are over half way through the year and although my student qualifies, the student cannot be admitted to the class due to some district hang up. The process was started before school ever started. In my opinion perhaps the process needs to be revisited. I could go on about lack of guidence, leadership and overall professionalism, but I am out of space.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2011

ERMS has thebest string program in the area. PTA is well involved and very supportive of all the teachers' programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2011

Our experience at Eagle Ridge has been great. We appreciate that the principal is willing to stand up for kids and set some expectations rather than just give in everytime there is a complaint that is based on a sense of entitlement rather than on what is the right thing for kids. The teachers are hard working and top notch and we are very proud to be an Eagle family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2010

Eagle Ridge used to be a well-balanced school where decisions were made based on the needs of the students. It was the first middle school in Loudoun County to become a School to Watch. Those days are now gone. The new principal is only interested in "climbing the ladder." She does not have any interest in providing a safe, well-balanced educational environment for the students. They have been reduced to "elementary school" rules and the teachers are treated as if they are children instead of experienced professionals.An insecure principal, as this one is, has tuned the school toxic. It is tragic to see a great school destroyed!


Posted August 10, 2010

the school has a bullying problem. Reports to adminstration (vice principal) are dismissed. Some very good teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

It's nationally recognized as a SCHOOL TO WATCH !!! It's recognized by the Govenor of Virginia as a School of Excellence!!! According to Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth, ERMS is one of the TOP 10 middle schools in the state of Virginia with students of exceptional achievement.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 26, 2008

I graduated eagle ridge i have been going there since 6th grade. the principal is great, she is always nice and is really involved in the school. They are very good about orientations and making new kids feel welcome. i liked 6th grade alot, but when 7th grade came it was really bad in my opinion. There are alot of cliques and some of them seem more supieror then others. they try to make others feel bad, and the guidence department isnt that good either. 8th grade the cliques went away except for a couple that still seemed better then everyone else. the discipline is very good, considering alot of events that have happened. So overall is a OK school. Some of the teachers are decent while others are terrible when it comes to learning.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2008

Eagle Ridge Middle School is great, excellent, and the best school. My daughter likes art club very much. I totally satisfied about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2008

This school got schools to watch! I go here. It is the best ever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 19, 2006

Eagle Ridge is the 3rd Middle School environment that we have been exposed to , as parents... WOW! The stellar differential (1 public, 1 private other experiences) is the genuine love that the Principal has for her students,her desire to make this tumultuous time in their adolescent, ever changing lives as stable as possible. The unspoken dedication of posturing herself and support staff for continual learning and outside ideas to integrate. As the position of authority, her 'attitude' permeates her staff and the general environment in the school reflects these same open,nurturing ideals. The team approach to utilizing the resources of the parent body that offers help, keeps the messages that the students receive , consistent and targeted , in order to maximize each young person's potential. 'Can-DO and WILL vs. can not and won't' better balances comradery , all the way around and EVERYONE WINS! Priorities are noticeably in order!
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

382 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

374 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

430 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

369 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
English: Writing

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

378 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students89%
Female students91%
Male students87%
Black students85%
Asian students85%
Hispanic89%
Multiracial90%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

Math

All Students88%
Female students92%
Male students84%
Black students77%
Asian students81%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%
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 Students92%
Female students93%
Male students90%
Black students76%
Asian students86%
Hispanic91%
Multiracial82%
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%

Math

All Students86%
Female students85%
Male students88%
Black students65%
Asian students88%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial78%
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities81%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%
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 Students87%
Female students90%
Male students84%
Black students74%
Asian students93%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial95%
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

English: Writing

All Students86%
Female students92%
Male students79%
Black students79%
Asian students91%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial82%
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

Math

All Students55%
Female students65%
Male students44%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White students56%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English55%

Science

All Students89%
Female students90%
Male students88%
Black students65%
Asian students95%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial86%
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%
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 "Fully Accredited".

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.

328 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

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 Students94%
Female students96%
Male students91%
Black students93%
Asian students98%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial94%
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities88%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%

Geometry

All Students99%
Female students98%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English99%
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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  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

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  • Gym
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  • Bridget Beichler

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  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

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  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

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  • Orchestra
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42901 Waxpool Rd
Ashburn, VA 20148
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