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E.H. Marsteller Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1607 students

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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted February 8, 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 The school website is often out of date or lacking in information that would be helpful to students and parents.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


Posted 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


Posted October 21, 2013

My teacher in sixth grade was mean to my class and she hated us (Mrs. Schmitt)


Posted 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


Posted June 5, 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


Posted 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.


Posted March 5, 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


Posted January 5, 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


Posted November 6, 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


Posted May 4, 2009

Very pleased with Marsteller- caring, concerned staff and teachers. Would recommend to other parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted February 4, 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


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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.

511 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

475 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

530 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
History and Social Science

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

10 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

505 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
English: Writing

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

504 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

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.

544 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

506 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students86%
Female students85%
Male students86%
Black students76%
Asian students97%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial88%
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students59%
Proficient in English88%

Math

All Students81%
Female students82%
Male students81%
Black students69%
Asian students100%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial81%
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient students64%
Proficient in English83%
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 Students88%
Female students89%
Male students87%
Black students82%
Asian students89%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial91%
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient students73%
Proficient in English89%

Math

All Students52%
Female students52%
Male students52%
Black students43%
Asian students62%
Hispanic40%
Multiracial46%
White students59%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficient students24%
Proficient in English57%
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 Students82%
Female students85%
Male students79%
Black students68%
Asian students86%
Hispanic61%
Multiracial83%
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities49%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient students20%
Proficient in English85%

English: Writing

All Students82%
Female students87%
Male students78%
Black students74%
Asian students91%
Hispanic66%
Multiracial86%
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient students40%
Proficient in English84%

Math

All Students77%
Female students82%
Male students72%
Black students65%
Asian students87%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial78%
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students45%
Proficient in English79%

Science

All Students87%
Female students85%
Male students88%
Black students80%
Asian students91%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial86%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient students44%
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.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

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 Students99%
Female students99%
Male students98%
Black students100%
Asian students100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial94%
White students99%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English99%

Geometry

All Students100%
Female studentsn/a
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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  • Spanish

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  • Roberta Knetter

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  • Spanish

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  • Track
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