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J. Frank Hillyard Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 752 students

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Posted April 19, 2010

J. Frank Hillyard MS is the best choice of schools for a middle schoo student. We have caring teachers, hard working students, the best music department, best art department, best FCCLA and best FFA of all schools in our county. Our athletes excel in their sports, and our SOL test scores consistently meet AYP, so we are an accredited school under NCLB.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2010

I am currently a 7th grade student a J. Frank Hillyard.This school is the best school ever by my opinion.There's lots of after school activity's and other academic things too. I Would never even think of going to a different school the teachers and students are amazing!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 24, 2005

The teachers and staff are nice. you can stay after for basketball games, fun days and dances. its a drug free school and has hardly any fights. the parent envolvement is pretty good. if you feel like you need a little extra help on homework you can stay after for homework helpers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 20, 2005

The activities are amazing, teachers are ok, and lunches are decent. I definatly wouldn't dream of going to a different school.
—Submitted by a student


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.

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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.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
74%

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

The state average for English: Reading was 75% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
English: Writing

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

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
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 students75%
Male students62%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%

Math

All Students68%
Female students74%
Male students63%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%
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 Students72%
Female students76%
Male students68%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient students67%
Proficient in English73%

Math

All Students71%
Female students74%
Male students68%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient students73%
Proficient in English71%
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 Students57%
Female students65%
Male students47%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students58%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficient students45%
Proficient in English58%

English: Writing

All Students52%
Female students67%
Male students34%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students52%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficient students40%
Proficient in English52%

Math

All Students55%
Female students63%
Male students47%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students56%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English55%

Science

All Students74%
Female students74%
Male students75%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient students55%
Proficient in English75%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
100%

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 Students100%
Female students100%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English100%

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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Art teacher(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. David Baker

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Standards-based
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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  • Join PTO/PTA
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226 Hawks Hill Dr
Broadway, VA 22815
Phone: (540) 896-8961

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