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Westwood Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 404 students

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Posted April 17, 2014

westwood middle school is awesome!! my son loves his teachers and all the staff, the teachers seem to really care about the students and their goals!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2013

This is a great school, I love the leadership and teachers . Our students are number one !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Westwood Middle School is a student oriented school that under an awesome principal, assistant principal and faculty has turned a non accredited school into a fully accredited school in JUST one amazing year!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 17, 2009

Westwood is a school with much to be proud about! The teachers are very dedicated to student achievement and we were with our students as a team and we celebrate as a team. We expect a lot from our students - and the students exceed our expectations. I love my job as a teacher. How many people can say that about their own career? It is exciting to see students succeed, develop, mature, and strive for the best in life! Westwood students can accomplish anything because they are driven and motivated to succeed in school and in life!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Our kids are incredible! we have many many poverty stricken students, and they beat all the odds and prove the statistics wrong when it comes to their acheivements!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Westwood Middle School is an excellent school which prizes its students, faculty, staff, and administration.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 11, 2005

The academic program at this school is great. I would like to see more extracurricular activities at this school. I am very involved in all aspects of my childs education.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
85%

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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
92%

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

The state average for English: Reading was 71% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
English: Writing

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

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%

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 Students59%
Female students60%
Male students59%
Black students54%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English59%

Math

All Students87%
Female students95%
Male students81%
Black students84%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities42%
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 Students65%
Female students60%
Male students69%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%

Math

All Students64%
Female students71%
Male students58%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students57%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English65%
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 Students60%
Female students65%
Male students55%
Black students54%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English60%

English: Writing

All Students62%
Female students66%
Male students56%
Black students56%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English62%

Math

All Students63%
Female students62%
Male students65%
Black students57%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English64%

Science

All Students71%
Female students69%
Male students74%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%
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 "Conditionally Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Accredited with Warning".

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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

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 students92%
Black students93%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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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