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Chatham Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 506 students

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Posted May 16, 2011

the teachers here are wonderful but this school got a new principal a couple yrs ago. Unfortunately he makes his own rules as he goes along and the consequences for disciplinary actions are not consistent with school board regulations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2009

excellent school with great teachers that take the time to actually teach the material the kids have to learn!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2009

I love Chatham Middle! It has fabulous teachers and great kids!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 23, 2008

I feel Chatham High School only teaches to SOL minimum standards, with the instructors just trying to get through the SOLs and keep their jobs. They don't focus enough energy on teaching students who want to go to college and I felt my daughter was behind upon entering the collegiate arena.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2006

Our son just
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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.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

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 75% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
English: Writing

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

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

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 Students77%
Female students82%
Male students72%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

Math

All Students87%
Female students90%
Male students84%
Black students74%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities94%
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 Students78%
Female students83%
Male students73%
Black students68%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%

Math

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) 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 Students58%
Female students54%
Male students61%
Black students49%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students58%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English57%

English: Writing

All Students72%
Female students79%
Male students66%
Black students75%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%

Math

All Students33%
Female students33%
Male students34%
Black students24%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White students34%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities38%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English33%

Science

All Students61%
Female students56%
Male students65%
Black students41%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White students66%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English61%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

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 Students76%
Female students74%
Male students78%
Black students72%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

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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  • Mr. Cedric J. Hairston

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11650 US Highway 29 North
Chatham, VA 24531
Phone: (434) 432-2169

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