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Mortimer Y Sutherland Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 596 students

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Posted April 12, 2011

I am extremely satisfied with this school. Great teachers, wonderful families, excellent academics. Because it is located in a neighborhood it has a community feel to it, which is rare. Many kids actually walk to school. We left a private school in Charlottesville so our kids could go here and they love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

This school has not passed the AYP, I think that is worth noting in your review.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2009

This school is horrible i tokk my child out and put her in jack joueet and she dosent seem depressed anymmore
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2009

I have been disappointed with the lack of leadership at this middle school. There are many good teachers, but little consistency in teaching. I took my child out of this school after one year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2008

I am a student at SMS (Sutherland Middle School), and I have only gone to one other middle school, WMMS (William Monroe Middle School). At SMS there are more people to communicate with, and it's not people with the same personality, it's people with different personalities, and that's AWESOME. There's better food, better education, better EVERYTHING compared to WMMS. At WMMS, I was goin' insane, and I found myself turning more into someone I'm not. I like bein' myself, so for me to be myself at SMS is like, me being in HEAVEN. I LOVE SMS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 2, 2008

Awsome! this school has so much energy coming from the students and teachers!
—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.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

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.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
99%
English: Writing

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

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

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 Students87%
Female students89%
Male students86%
Black students70%
Asian students91%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

Math

All Students81%
Female students84%
Male students79%
Black students81%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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

English: Reading

All Students91%
Female students96%
Male students87%
Black students70%
Asian students86%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial90%
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%

Math

All Students87%
Female students90%
Male students85%
Black students79%
Asian students92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial91%
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%
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 students86%
Black students55%
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

English: Writing

All Students88%
Female students93%
Male students83%
Black students45%
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial82%
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

Math

All Students54%
Female students62%
Male students44%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students55%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English54%

Science

All Students95%
Female students96%
Male students95%
Black students73%
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities87%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English95%
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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

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 students99%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students99%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
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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2801 Powell Creek Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Phone: (434) 975-0599

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