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Prince Edward Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 728 students

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Posted October 3, 2013

I go to prince Edward and I have no idea how y'all say it's so bad. There's like fights and stuff but not really bullying. The educational program is a good one but our SOL pass rates look bad because a lot of the kids don't try. If you care about your grades and keep from acting like an idiot, you'll probably think prince Edward is good.


Posted February 4, 2013

Horrible. A traumatic learning environment. My kids have been socially isolated, beaten up, rumors, lies. I've gone all the way to the school board. No one is held accountable. The bully is protected and the victim defenseless. We are transferring to another school. The bullying is so out-of -control. I feel helpless because they school can do no wrong and even when you have hard evidence of bullying, nothing happens. The student body is a rough crowd, very mean and vicious.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2011

I wonder why my previous comment about safety of the children was removed from this site. I submitted it yesterday. Did someone not like it?


Posted October 31, 2011

The worst school my children have ever been enrolled in. Thankfully we are moving this summer. My son was viciously attacked by another student while switching classes. The attacker is now being charged with a felony. I warn anyone to think twice before sending your children here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

My experience has been with the 5th and 6th grade teachers and that of the office staff. After raising 4 children while the Military had us moving from state to state, I found that the better schools are in the Northern states, however, a parent's involvement goes a long way and changes how well your child will do at every school. The first year at PECMS, my grandchild was enrolled in the 5th grade by her parents and was left to fail, become frustrated, and bullied. At the end of her 5th grade, I was granted custody and got involved with her education. My first meeting with all her 5th grade teachers was extremely negative! After I got busy and communicatons with school began..daily..this child has an IEP, earned honor roll, and won first place, representing PECMS, at the Science Fair. We LOVE her teacher, and office staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2009

I am a student at this school. I think that the school is good. Right now, I'm at the school and we are learning and doing things that will be helpful in college and later on in life. Like I said, the school is great and it's in a very good enviorment. There is alot to do so we go on lots of field trips (because we have money and we are credited) to colleges with AVID. Avid is Advancement Via Individual Determination. See, we have many organizations!! Great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 11, 2005

We moved here from Alabama in July 2005. We researcched public schools very carefully due to our experiences in Alabama. Our daughter's safety was very important. We had to pull her out of public school and borrow money for private school in Alabama. My husband is a prof. so this was a hard choice .We want to support public school. We placed Chloe' in PECMS after checking state reports. We later discovered it was false. She has been punched and is constantly barrated by another student. Constant 'FU's ect. She is 10 years old!She is also a 'gifted' child. We brought her records from AL in July. It is now almost Dec. Still not in TAG. Administration will not return phone calls.VERY dissapointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2005

I am a graduate of Prince Edward County Public Schools system. Begining K-4, the school is a wonderful school. Grades 5-12, I question the quality of education I received. Moving in the military, my children attended many schools. I moved back home, my children began school here at Prince Edward. I've noticed they're standards are not as high as other schools my children have attended and in the surrounding counties. I think at the middle school, falculty worry more on trying to control the students than on the quality of education our children need.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 73% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
English: Writing

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

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
80%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 89% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

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 74% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

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) 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.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
English: Writing

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

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
91%

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 Students51%
Female students61%
Male students41%
Black students43%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students57%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English51%

English: Writing

All Students45%
Female students55%
Male students36%
Black students38%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students54%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English45%

Math

All Students58%
Female students63%
Male students53%
Black students47%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English58%

Science

All Students70%
Female students68%
Male students72%
Black students62%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English70%
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 Students55%
Female students59%
Male students51%
Black students45%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English56%

Math

All Students63%
Female students75%
Male students51%
Black students57%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%
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 Students56%
Female students58%
Male students55%
Black students44%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English56%

Math

All Students22%
Female students26%
Male students16%
Black students16%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students33%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities22%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English22%
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 Students63%
Female students62%
Male students63%
Black students54%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%

English: Writing

All Students61%
Female students67%
Male students56%
Black students52%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English61%

Math

All Students42%
Female students48%
Male students37%
Black students46%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students34%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities46%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English42%

Science

All Students72%
Female students67%
Male students76%
Black students62%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities75%
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

  • 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 "Conditionally 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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
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 Students85%
Female students93%
Male students76%
Black students82%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

Geometry

All Students94%
Female students93%
Male students95%
Black students92%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%
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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