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Colonial Heights Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 702 students

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Posted September 16, 2011

I went to this school many years ago but my mom was a stay at home mom so I was very upset to find out there is no bus for my LITTLE girl!!! Im not at all happy that a school that claims to care about our childrens safty expects a 4 feet tall,50 pound cute little girl to walk alone 3 blocks. I know its not far but in this day and age is that really a good idea?I spoke to many people about this and the only answer I get is " its always been that way" Well times have changed. I think CH needs to catch up, dont you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2011

My oldest daughter attended CHMS and my youngest daughter is a rising 8th grader this coming year. It's an excellent school but unfortunately, diversity is beginning to raise it's ugly head. However, it's not yet at the level where it has significantly degraded the learning experience. And much of it seems due to nonresidents enrolling thier kids in the CH school system but the administration is working hard to nip it in the bud. The new principal is also a vast improvement over the previous one who left prior to the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2010

can someone please tell me, how is this school? my daughter will be a 8th grade student next year, and i would like to know how the school is, so i can decide to make the move finale, or not.


Posted June 11, 2009

I am writing this as the parent of a 6th grader! Today was the 6th grade assembly and some 8th grade girls decided to come to school in extremely short shorts or pajamas. When the principal spoke with the girls several of them were very disrespectful. She sent those girls who were disrespectful home. I am thankful to have my child in a school where the principal expects rules to be followed every day - even the last day of school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2008

I am very proud to teach at Colonial Heights Middle School. I have taught at a middle and a high school in another system, and while my experiences at all three have been very good, the experience at CHMS is the best. Middle school is a tough time for kids, a time of transition, with a lot of added independence, responsibility, and more difficult academic material for the students. You are always walking a fine line as a middle school teacher between helping the student to develop and protecting the student from 'falls' that would be too painful. By and large the faculty walks this line well, is very prepared to teach their subject area, and is creative and strives to make things interensting and engaging for the students. We are supported by a great administration and have made a successful transition to a new principal who is excellent.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 24, 2006

I think that CHMS is the best!!! The teachers go over and above what is required of them. There are so many clubs and extracurricular clubs - the teachers run these without extra pay. They really care about their students. The Principal, assistant Principal and guidance are fabulous. Except for a few teachers -most teachers are great and it is obvious they enjoy their work. The teachers are willing to try cutting edge technology as well as tried and true teaching methods to help children learn.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted December 20, 2005

Although my last child has just finished at CHMS, it is a wonderful school that all my children attended. The comment about the sarcastic teachers though is true in a few cases and I wish they could help those teachers learn to have better skills in dealing with children. I personally wrote several letters to a particular teacher and that seemed to help as my child reported that she stopped a lot of the sarcasism and the 'stupid, retard and idiot' remarks. All in all, fantastic school with a fantastic staff and a fantastic principal. Mr. Green is the best in dealing with anything that comes his way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2005

My daughter is in 7th grade this year, and doing very good compared to last year.She had a very hard time in 6th grade.This year she loves her new teachers they brought there and feels more comfotable with her work! Way to go for the new teachers they brought there for 7th graders! 7th Grade Teachers,Keep up the good job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2005

CHMS has a serious problem with teachers who don't teach, who are sarcastic to students,and with looking the other way when it comes to 'bullying' issues. Reguardless of what you may think, bullying is not a rite of passage! It is a very serious and dangerous problem!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2004

Colonial Heights Middle school is a wonderful place to send your children. The teacher/parent relationship is excellent. Strong PTO, sports program, clubs and a wonderful WOW sponsorship. can't give enough praise. My daughter has been to 5 different schools due to our military career and the Colonial Heights School system is tops by far. Way to go teachers, parents and children! Keep up the concern and dedication. You are forming our future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

I and both of my children have gone to Colonial Heights schools. My 13 yr old, is in 8th grade there now. I would truly reccomend Colonial Heights school systems. Although, things are changing all the time, you never know what it's going to be like a few years from now, if you know what I mean.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

I think CHMS is a great school to go to. There are plenty of electives that the kids can chose from and there are plenty of clubs and sports to keep hte kids active after school.


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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.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

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.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
English: Writing

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

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

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

All Students79%
Female students86%
Male students71%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracial80%
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

Math

All Students86%
Female students87%
Male students86%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracial80%
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%
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 students81%
Male students69%
Black students55%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracial73%
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

Math

All Students73%
Female students81%
Male students65%
Black students57%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracial73%
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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 Students69%
Female students72%
Male students66%
Black students49%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English70%

English: Writing

All Students63%
Female students68%
Male students56%
Black students33%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%

Math

All Students67%
Female students68%
Male students67%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English68%

Science

All Students89%
Female students87%
Male students92%
Black students79%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities74%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

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 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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500 Conduit Rd
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
Phone: (804) 524-3420

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