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Freedom Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 858 students

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Posted Tuesday, July 22, 2014

This school has the most awesome music department! Each grade has a Band, Orchestra, and Choir! In my son's 8th grade, the band had 8 trumpets! The Orchestra had 10 violins! The music teachers are phenomenal! They have had six years of superior ratings for the state assessments. The National Junior Honor Society volunteers at the Food Bank, and volunteers for the Relay for Life. The sponsors are devoted to fully rounded individuals participating in the NJHS. The academic teachers have been equally awesome. Ready to challenge your student, and make them want to succeed. I have had no problems with bullying. I have been impressed with the effort made to keep bullying behavior at bay.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2014

I have child that goes to FMS and he is currently in the 8th grade and I have had problems with bullying since 7th grade. FMS has done a great job in handling the situations. An example: Here is what I did: I talked to my son and found out exactly how, when, where he was bullied on each ocassion. Told him to let his teachers and school know and gave the 3 days to work on a addressing the situation. And he did. Then, I went to the school and meet with the principal, counselors, and teachers. Told the school I have 0 tolerance for bullying and wanted to know the plan in how they were handling it. The school came back with results: The school talked to the other kid and parents ( this kid was a known bully) reprimanded the other kid and gave his suspension and told parents and kid about 0 tolerance for bullying @ school in which I was in agreeement with. As for the teachers and counselors, love them. They are great! My son had been having problems in his classes. The teachers got together with counseloer and did an intervention with him. The results is that they came up with a strategic plan to help get him back on course and it is working.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2012

My son is a 7th grader at FMS and we have had nothing but problems all year with bulling. The school says they have a 0 tolorance for bulling yet nothing has been done all year. There answer is to remove the child being picked on instead of dealing with the children who are doing the harrasing. My husbad and I have gone into the school multiple times to talk with the counclor and principle and there is no communication between the two of them. Mr. Jacobs the principle had no idea that there was even a problem. My sons grades have dropped and I have to fight to get him to go to school almost everyday. It seems to be a very nice school and most of his teachers are great at what they do I think the problem is the administration and the MAJOR lack of communication between teachers admin and parents. My son will not be attending this school next year that is for sure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2009

Excellent school! Dedicated staff, great students, and supportive administration makes FMS a wonderful place to learn and grow!


Posted May 2, 2008

This school is great! It has lots of fun activities and programs. Since I have been going to this school there hasn't been any fights. There are great teachers and administrators. They have great rules and punishments to keep everyone well behaved. Everyone is really kind and its easy to make friends. I moved away from this school 3 months ago and have mised it greatly!. Now I go to Labay Middle school which really sucks!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 20, 2008

This school is by far the best school in the area by far this is be cause the techers are great at helping and the administration is very leniant
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 1, 2007

Our family is new to the state of Virginia and Freedom Middle School faculty has made the transition for my daughter very easy. The curriculum/grading is a bit more intense than what she was use to, but her teachers and counselor have agreed to come together and figure out how best to help her make appropriate adjustments so she can continue to be academically successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2006

My son was failing a lot of subjects when he came to this school but with the help of his teachers and counselor he was able to turn his grades around. They suggested tutoring and special programs which geared to children who need help in being more organized. That was my son biggest problem. I think this school is great!!! The teachers have always kept me informed and they go out of their way to help your child. This is absolutely the best school my son has attended and we've moved around alot during my time in the military.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2006

If you have a child who needs help academically this isn't the school for you. I have a child who struggles but the teachers are failing to help him. He is so far behind and upon numerous meetings with the teachers, counselor, principal and having him tested for a learning disability which i know he has, but doesn't meet the state guidelines for a disability we are still struggling with him as well as the teachers. No follow thru with some of the teachers. If private school wasn't so exspensive he would be there,or if i could find someone to homeschool him i would do it! overall not happy with the school and we call or email every other day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2006

This school is awesome! this is the first year my child has attended a public school and it has been a great experience for her. The teachers and mr jacobs, the principal are really supportive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2005

This school is great. Some teachers need to go but over all the school has come a ways from the first yr it opened (2003-2004) Ive been w/ the school since the beginning Go Tigers
—Submitted by a student


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.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
98%
English: Writing

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

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students81%
Female students85%
Male students78%
Black students75%
Asian students75%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient students67%
Proficient in English82%

Math

All Students89%
Female students91%
Male students87%
Black students86%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient students82%
Proficient in English89%
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 Students81%
Female students89%
Male students74%
Black students74%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracial69%
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

Math

All Students64%
Female students68%
Male students61%
Black students49%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracial50%
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities69%
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 Students72%
Female students73%
Male students70%
Black students51%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracial61%
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

English: Writing

All Students80%
Female students86%
Male students75%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracial78%
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

Math

All Students60%
Female students66%
Male students56%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White students59%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English60%

Science

All Students80%
Female students79%
Male students82%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracial76%
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

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 Students93%
Female students92%
Male students94%
Black students94%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial90%
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%

Geometry

All Students96%
Female studentsn/a
Male students95%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%
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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7315 Smith Station Rd.
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Phone: (540) 548-1030

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