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S Gordon Stewart Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 631 students

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Posted January 28, 2014

I am a parent and I have noticed that if you pick your child(ren) up after school there is a line of vehicles circled around the school and an unrealistic wait time. There has to be a better way to have "car riders" get out faster. I have waited for over thirty minutes before which is unbelievable, I did notice that other parents would park in the line then go in and get their child(ren). I was wondering why " car riders" didnt exit on the end of the building where bus drops off children in the morning, with traffic supervision during the time buses are existing the school. Just a thought.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2006

well I am a sms student and this school is the best.We just got our new principle 'Mr.Roberts'.I think he is a great principle and a great administrator,and I hope he continues the good work.Thanks,Dakota A. Jackson
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 17, 2005

I think this school is great. I love the teachers and the students. I feel that this school stands above the others due to its great teaching and student activities. Mr.curtis is a great adminstrator and i reccomend this school to a lot of my friends from other schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 17, 2005

I am a seventh grade student of SMS. I feel that the school has suceeded in education. My teachers are great and have great teaching skills. In the field of extracurricular activities, they have done very well. I am gifted and talented in art and music. The programs are wonderful,enjoyable, and educational. Our school is clean of issues pertaining to drugs or weapons. The acedemic programs I have on my team are full of things that make our learning fun. I know that my vocabulary,math,scial studies, and grammar have improved since last year. The parent involvement is wonderful. Two of my classmate's moms work at the school that I know of. The parents are also involved in the field trips too. Stewart Middle School is a great place for kids to go.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 5, 2004

I was disturbed that the Gifted and Talented program did virtually nothing - was poorly organized and administered while trying to make it sound otherwise. Trying to get information from administrators was difficult and frustrating. Jargon and buzzwords instead of facts and figures. The Orff program was good and, for the most part, my child's teachers were good, but when an English teacher can't say, spell or define 'differentiate' as applied to school actions, it doesn't bode well. There are a few inspiring, passionate teachers; too few. Office staff has always been helpful. I took my child out of the school because I didn't see it likely to get any better. Overall leadership was lacking except when it was being political.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2003

Great leadership at the top....Mr. Curtis and Mrs. Kiracofe are respected leaders in many facets of education. Teachers at this school work hard. My kids both enjoyed their experiences there and I, as a parent, am very pleased with the education they received. Too often, the so called 'bad kids' reap the attention from the teachers and parents. At Stewart, the 'good kids' get equal time and effort! Keep up the great work SMS....It is appreciated!
—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.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

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.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%
English: Writing

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

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

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 Students71%
Female students74%
Male students68%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities37%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%

Math

All Students71%
Female students70%
Male students71%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities74%
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 Students65%
Female students74%
Male students56%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracial50%
White students66%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English66%

Math

All Students65%
Female students76%
Male students55%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracial50%
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English66%
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 students66%
Male students64%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White students66%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%

English: Writing

All Students67%
Female students70%
Male students62%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English68%

Math

All Students44%
Female students47%
Male students41%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students45%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English46%

Science

All Students77%
Female students73%
Male students82%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%
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.

101 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

 
 
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 Students100%
Female students100%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
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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