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Wilbur S. Pence Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 750 students

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Posted December 9, 2011

My son attended all 3 years here. I agree the school is safe, and there is not much in the way of mischief that seems obvious. I was very dismayed by teachers not using proper grammar, and in the case of the actual Englisj teacher, not having a very good vocabulary either. Even though proper grammar is not big in this part of Virginia in general, I do feel that the kids should at least be taught it, and that the English teacher should be teaching it (correcting paper etc) and she did not. My son would come home and I wold correct him and he would point out that the teacher did not care so why should he. I met with her and discovered he was correct. VERY disappointing. I think it leaves the kids at a disadvantage should they ever leave the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2009

I think that Wilbur Pence middle school is a really good school. Honestly, we don't have all of that violence and gangs like other schools do. It's really safe and fun. Only some of the classes are boring like computer and gym isn't all that fun but, compared to the other middle schools I used to go to it''s really good. I like it a lot.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2008

The school has excellent teachers who do a great job of supporting, encouraging, and instructing the children.
—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.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%

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

The state average for English: Reading was 75% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
English: Writing

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

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

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 Students75%
Female students76%
Male students73%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial69%
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English78%

Math

All Students80%
Female students80%
Male students79%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracial75%
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students69%
Proficient in English81%
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 Students73%
Female students77%
Male students70%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient students53%
Proficient in English76%

Math

All Students76%
Female students75%
Male students77%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient students63%
Proficient in English78%
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 Students68%
Female students74%
Male students63%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient students56%
Proficient in English70%

English: Writing

All Students69%
Female students76%
Male students64%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient students58%
Proficient in English71%

Math

All Students64%
Female students65%
Male students64%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White students62%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient students65%
Proficient in English64%

Science

All Students76%
Female students73%
Male students78%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient students62%
Proficient in English77%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

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 disadvantagedn/a
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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