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Edward E. Drew Jr. Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 461 students

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Posted May 19, 2014

My third child is now in 6th grade here at Drew. My older children were students who have moved up to High-School. As far as complaints about the principal, a new principal recently took over. You can ignore anything prior to 2013 regarding the old regime. Every teacher I have met has been wonderful. They showed an interest in each child. They have provided individual support where my kids needed it. The total number of students is low, which helps the administration be more involved than in other schools I have been around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2013

To be honest I was a former student and this school is very bad. Every single day I was rotting of the bullying. Every day I was teased, discriminated, and fights I was into. I literally didn't want to go to that school.Theteachers didn't help nobody helped me with my problems I had there. For 2 months I didnt go to school I was so aggravated about the problems. This county is known for destroying documents for Bullying reports.t But My wish one day all the kids in the world will never get teased of there weight,disability,type the races they are. There were one teacher who understand my situation He understood his best to help me he was the best person in my middle school career. I personally think this school can get better they need to listen to the students and chose the best discipline. -Submitted By A former student


Posted September 7, 2013

To understand exactly how Drew works you need to imagine the principal and all the staff sitting down together and saying "How can we make this school as unefficent ass possible?" They completely succeeded if that was there goal. There block days are complete fails leaving different kids in the class on different days so some kids are always behind. Instead of allowing students to go to there lockers between classes time is taken out of fourth period to go to lockers. Instead of having bells the teachers dismiss you so if they forget your out of luck and your tardy. The dress code is way too uptight. The teachers and staff are wildly unhelpful. Not to mention the school is filled with narrow minded people.


Posted June 11, 2008

Well these must be old comments because Drew is a great school I moved there in 2006 to start my seventh grade year and I had no trouble making friends everyone gets along. In my time being there there was only one big fight and it was over very rapidly. Being African American i can say we realli don't learn much about African American history we read two stories relating to slavery and they really did help me understand my history better. Being in 8th grade now I will say tht I am actually sad that I am leaving and I can't say that about much of the schools I have been to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 21, 2007

I do agree with the issue of African American children not being tault enpugh about their culture, however, there are all sorts of spanish, indian and etc celebrations, but not much African American celebrations at all. I will wait and see what happens during black history month feburary
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2007

Although Drew is a small middle school, the values and culture and quality of learning and safety is very high. I also, appreciate how all race groups( students) get along with one another.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2005

My son has had a rocky start with 6th grade. There are a lot of fights, especially in the 6th grade hallways and bathrooms. There is NOT enough time to get books from lockers so my son has to carry his books...not to mention the lockers are not safe and can be opened by hitting them hard enough. The teachers rarely call if there is a problem that I need to know about because they think I won't do anything about it since other parents have replied to them in negative ways. There are NOT any after school activities that they can do until the 7th grade. Not enough parking, Not enough room in the school for the children. Overall, it is an average school that just does what it can to get by while trying not to draw attention to itself in negative ways.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2005

Drew Middle School is not conducive for African American students. The teachers are not willing to teach our children. The staff needs to have a extensive workshop on diversity training and how to deal with the 21st century black child. They are still in the mind set of the 1950's. There respond to african american children is terrible. I would never send another one of my children to that school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2004

I'm also a student that goes to Drew, and in my opinion, the teachers there do the best they can with the limited budget and certain people's behavoirs. Our Principle is the coolest, fairest one I've ever known, and for the most part, the teachers rule. Anyway, Drew is a really cool school, and the teachers I've had all do their best to teach us. Drew is a great school, all the kids that I know find it, overall, and at worse, bearable.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 12, 2004

This school does not live up to its potential. I am a student that goes theer and I feel we are not being challenged. The teachers don't even know how to teach.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
73%

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 75% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

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.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
English: Writing

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

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students76%
Female students80%
Male students73%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial75%
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

Math

All Students72%
Female students74%
Male students70%
Black students70%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracial53%
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient students20%
Proficient in English75%
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 students81%
Male students67%
Black students53%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%

Math

All Students60%
Female students66%
Male students54%
Black students34%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracial73%
White students68%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English60%
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 students69%
Black students37%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial73%
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%

English: Writing

All Students71%
Female students84%
Male students61%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracial80%
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

Math

All Students57%
Female students63%
Male students52%
Black students36%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English57%

Science

All Students80%
Female students79%
Male students81%
Black students53%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracial92%
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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

  • 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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

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 Students96%
Female students97%
Male students95%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
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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501 Cambridge St
Falmouth, VA 22405
Phone: (540) 371-1415

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