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Jackson P. Burley Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 569 students

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Posted August 23, 2013

This is the best school in the US. I went here for 6th grade last year and loved it. there were no bullies and everybody was so welcoming. I would definitely go to this school.


Posted April 1, 2013

This school offers so much for creative thinking students. The teachers use hand's on methods, and there's a Gifted and Talented teacher on staff. The Girl's Choir is award winning. There are many opportunities here not seen at other middle school, including performing Shakespear, building and launching rockets, and performing at the White House ellipse. There are levels of learning I have not seen offered elsewhere. For example, in 6th grade, you can take grade level math, Advanced math, or Honor's math. Truly amazing opportunity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2006

this school is great i'm in 7th grade and i have learn alot. the school has alot of history.i would rate it 5.the teachers are great.the school is very safe.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 28, 2006

I had doubts when I first visited - no doubts anymore. Really good middle school. Great extracurricular activites and music program. Some good teachers. The principal is all business. Things to improve (not that they are bad, just things that could be better) are (1) the sports programs and (2) some community feel to the place. The bottom line, my daughter really likes it and say there are fewer problems at Burley than when she went to a Catholic school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2006

My fourth child is finishing at Burley this year and it has been an incredible 11 years- the school continually improves and the teachers are fantastic, dedicated, and caring. I have never experienced a dictatorial feel to either chorla or band programs, just high expectations and award winning groups filled with students who love the experience and teachers. I am thankful for the experiences my children have had at Burley.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2005

My son is in Burley and receives additional help from the Special Education department. The Special Ed department is wonderful. The teachers are caring, yet allow the children to accomplish projects within their means. They provide support, but they don't baby them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2005

I have had 3 children at Burley and have found it to be a terrific school. Both the choral and instrumental music programs are outstanding and have won numerous state and national awards. The kids adore their directors. The school places a strong emphasis on appropriate behavior and a positive school climate, and each year devotes considerable time to teaching students peer relations skills and discouraging teasing and bullying. Schoolwide surveys document the positive feelings that most students have toward the school and their teachers. The school is strongly committed to achieving SOL standards; for example, each year that I have been a parent here ALL of the Algebra I students passed their state examinations. A very energetic staff offers numerous sports, clubs, and social activities each year. The weakest areas I have observed are in foreign language and art.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2005

There are a few excellent teachers, but there is little energy in the rest. The music program is very dictatorial. Parent involvement is fairly evident but, again, not energetic.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

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.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%
English: Writing

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

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

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 Students82%
Female students83%
Male students80%
Black students56%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient students53%
Proficient in English85%

Math

All Students90%
Female students88%
Male students91%
Black students77%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient students78%
Proficient in English92%
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 Students76%
Female students78%
Male students74%
Black students57%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracial94%
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students33%
Proficient in English81%

Math

All Students72%
Female students73%
Male students71%
Black students44%
Asian students100%
Hispanic53%
Multiracial83%
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient students55%
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

English: Reading

All Students75%
Female students77%
Male students73%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient students27%
Proficient in English78%

English: Writing

All Students73%
Female students76%
Male students70%
Black students43%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient students33%
Proficient in English76%

Math

All Students59%
Female students57%
Male students62%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
White students57%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English64%

Science

All Students81%
Female students81%
Male students81%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient students33%
Proficient in English85%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

40 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 Students99%
Female students100%
Male students98%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students99%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English99%

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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901 Rose Hill Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Phone: (434) 295-5101

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