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Edwin A Gibson Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 439 students

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Posted October 27, 2013

THIS SCHOOL IS THE MOST UNRELIABLE SCHOOL I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED. THIS IS MY CHILD'S FIRST YEAR IN KINDERGARTEN AND I HAVE SPECIFIC NOTES IN HER FILES THAT SAY A CERTAIN PERSON CAN'T COME AROUND HER. THE PERSON SHOWED UP AND THEY LET THEM VISIT WITH HER. I HAVE CALLED SCHOOL BOARD AND NOTHING SEEMS TO HAVE CHANGED. ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE SCHOOL DOESN'T GET A VISITOR PASS AND SO HOW DO WE KNOW WHO IS ALLOWED IN AND WHO ISN'T?? I HAVE SEEN POLICE AT THIS SCHOOL MORE THAN 3 TIMES THAT I KNOW OF AND THAT IS PITIFUL. IF I HAD THE MONEY TO PLACE HER IN ANOTHER SCHOOL I WOULD.
—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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%
English: Writing

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

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students49%
Female students45%
Male students53%
Black students44%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English49%

Math

All Students72%
Female students80%
Male students64%
Black students66%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%
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 Students59%
Female students71%
Male students45%
Black students52%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English60%

Math

All Students57%
Female students61%
Male students51%
Black students56%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students58%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English56%
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 Students71%
Female students66%
Male students77%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

English: Writing

All Students67%
Female students64%
Male students70%
Black students61%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English66%

Math

All Students56%
Female students58%
Male students55%
Black students56%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students62%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English56%

Science

All Students74%
Female students65%
Male students84%
Black students69%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities57%
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

  • 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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
89%

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 Students96%
Female students100%
Male students93%
Black students91%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%

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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