« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
6-8
Public
Bristow, VA
Students enrolled: 1,607
Before care: No
After care: Yes

Contact this school

14000 Sudley Manor Dr
Bristow, VA 20136

(703) 393-7608
Nearby homes for sale
Map of E.H. Marsteller Middle School address.

Profile Completeness

ADVANCED

Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school's profile?
for Parents
for Schools
 
May 22, 2014
My child is finishing his first year at Marsteller and my second child is moving over next school year. I have to admit: I love the administration and I love most of the teachers. I am a realistic person and I know that I am not going to like every teacher/individual no matter to which school I move. But when you like all the teachers except one, I don't think the school should get a bad grade or review. Not to mention, every time I had a question or issue and I addressed it, I was immediately heard and actions were taken. My child is not a genius, but he is not dumb either! His challenges are just right and it keeps him focused for as long as you can keep a 12 year old focused. Please take it from a person who's been working in a private school for over 6 years: I want the truth a public school can offer and not the pretty stories that keep THE PARENTS happy and the money coming.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2014
Administration is wonderful; it feels like the kids know they have both admin and guidance to turn to for help in navigating those difficult school years. One administrator "stays" with your child the three years he/she is there, which facilitates a more open relationship between admin and student. Most every teacher we've had for our two kids have been amazing. Bullying is taken seriously and repercussions are handled swiftly and efficiently.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2014
I have had two kids in this school, one is still there. The teachers, for the most part, were good, though morale seems to be low. The administration, i.e. the principal, has been a disappointment. She seemingly hides in her office, does not interact with the students, parents or staff. The school website is often out of date or lacking in information that would be helpful to students and parents. As for academics, both of my kids sailed through with high grades, with very little homework required of them

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2013
I am a student here at Marsteller Middle School, and I think its been a great year so far. I'm new here, but I think its good. There's drama, like any other school, dating, stuff like that, but it is really not out of control and the staff this year have gotten really strict about that stuff and enforce the bullying policy now. My grades are higher than they ever were in middle school now, I always seem to be learning something new every day, if you listen to the teachers and you're not afraid to ask questions when necessary, studying doesn't even become necessary. But I do recommend studying. As long as you are not absent all the time, turn in your homework, listen to the teachers lesson, and ask questions on where you're confused, it becomes really easy. Overall, the staff is nice and some of them have a great sense of humor, they give you plenty of opportunities to retake tests that you get bad grades on, by letting you bring your lunch in to class during lunch to retake a test. They let you do this with 98% of the tests/quizzes you take. They really care about your grades and give you PLENTY of chances to raise your grade when you get a bad one. I recommend Marsteller to anyone

- submitted by a community member
October 21, 2013
My teacher in sixth grade was mean to my class and she hated us (Mrs. Schmitt)

- submitted by a community member
October 13, 2013
I took my child out of school after only a few months. The classroom were WAY over crowded, zero communication between teachers and parents, and they make it impossible to schedule a conference. My child was not challenged at all, I don't even think her teachers knew who she was! I pay a lot in private school tuition now but it is worth every cent!

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2013
Overall a good school. We have had issues with our children in the classroom with teachers but I have found that if the administration is aware of the issue they will resolve it. We have requested student movement - which took place. We have requested teacher supervision for foreign language teacher and that occured too. I believe the administration should visit the classrooms more often so that I do not have to share information second hand.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2013
This was an awful school. I attended for one year, and could stand it no longer, so I left. The math/science program was a joke, as were all the other classes. The teachers were merely there to say their was an adult in the classroom and some teachers that were in charge were bullies. The students had complete control of what happened in class. I was completely unprepared for the school I transferred into, and I am sure Marsteller would not prepare one for high school. If you are looking for a challenging and stimulating curriculum, this is not the place to go.

- submitted by a community member
March 05, 2012
We are severely disappointed in the education platform and lack of leadership displayed by administration. The teachers are afraid of taking students to task for texting during class. When confronted by the lack of enforcing the rules of behavior, the teachers say that they are not supported by administration. This has a detrimental impact on learning! In addition, students recently advised a tenured teacher of repeated mistakes in a Civics exam. The teacher chastised the students for their remarks, and decided to disregard the exam. Why does it take students to point out these issues? And this is supposed to be the center for Math and Science? Seriously? I should not have to be the one to bring this to ANYONE's attention! If administration needs parents to surface such issues, then the administration needs to go. And if administration wants to deny such issues are occurring, then they better do so from a position of 1st hand knowledge and not from behind their desk! This is leadership by abandonment! Administration: Get involved! If you are looking for a quality learning environment - and you have a choice - DO NOT send your child to Marsteller!

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2010
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
no rating January 05, 2010
This is our son's first year at Marsteller, and he (and we) just love it. The teachers are fantastic. Our son has never been in a school where the teachers are so helpful, and go out of their way to give the kids extra help. We've seen a wonderful improvement in our son, and we are so thankful to the teachers for this. We are truly blessed to have our son in Marsteller. From the cleaning crew, the volunteers, the office workers, guidance, administrators, etc......, there are such friendly and kind people at Marsteller.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2009
My son is in 8th grade and has had some issues with a few other boys and Marsteller's security staff handled both situations promptly and extremely effectively!

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
September 03, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2009
Very pleased with Marsteller- caring, concerned staff and teachers. Would recommend to other parents.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2009
I have a 7th grader at this school and I have volunteered there for the past 2 years. It is a wonderful school with a very hands on administration. There are lots of opportunities at this school in terms of the extracurricular activities and afterschool sports. My son is in the math/science program and has really enjoyed it.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
December 19, 2008
This is still a fairly new school; it is my Childs first year and will have to say that any issues or concerns have been address immediately. The teachers work as a team which can help find issues earlier rather than later.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2008
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
January 17, 2008
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
December 21, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a community member
August 23, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2007
This is not a great school if you have a child with a learning disability. Teachers are overworked and the special needs students are overlooked. Ask to sit in on a class or two before enrolling your special needs student at this school.

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2004
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2004
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2003
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Nearby homes for sale

     

Last modified: December 15, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.


GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2014 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

E.H. Marsteller Middle School
14000 Sudley Manor Dr, Bristow, VA  20136
(703) 393-7608
Last modified E.H. Marsteller Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
E.H. Marsteller Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top