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Thomas Eaton Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 663 students

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Posted April 2, 2014

The Eaton PTSA has grown so much this year. The staff is working hard to create an environment to encourage more parental involvement. We have been here for two year & both daughters love their teachers and the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2014

Well, I'm an eighth grader at eaton middle school, and things have gotten ugly here lately. The admin and guidance department is weak, and the principal isn't trying to help me be successful in school, and wants tosee me fail. I can't be a kid, because verything I do gets blown out of proportion, and the principal tries to lock me out of different programs. Some of the teachers are mean and manipulative, and I can't wait until thee year is over. Im almost in tears because winter break is over. I am not satisfied with this school at all.


Posted November 17, 2012

Eaton was the best 3 years of my life. I am a former student at Eaton (class of 2008) and what i have to say about this school is its pretty good. Even though its been years since i left I have 2 cousins currently attend and the ironic part they are on the same teams i was 6A and 7M. The neighborhood i live in i was the only one that went to Eaton everyone else was at Davis it is GHETTO!. At Eaton hardly no fights, people are nice, and smart teachers. The only bad part about Eaton is when you leave there is no zone for that school so half your friends you were in middle with will probably go to Hampton, Kecoughtan or Phoebus high schools if your a Bethel students only a hand-full come out from Eaton. But its a good school 6A 7M AND 8A are the BEST TEAMS hands down.........


Posted April 13, 2010

i am attending 6th grade at eaton middle school and i personall love the school. im 6b and in prealgebra and this school is so advance i am learning basic geometry to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2009

WOnderful school that made the transition from elementary to middle school such a wonderful experience for my granddaughter this year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2009

Great 6th grade teachers and the Principal works with the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

Thomas Eaton has a great reputation and great teachers.


Posted October 6, 2009

Eaton Middle School constantly strives to meet each of the individualized needs of its students. The faculty and staff demonstrate genuine caring, concern, and dedication toward all of the students at Eaton.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 6, 2009

Eaton Middle is an amazing middle school. The teachers are all excited to be teaching and the students are excited to learn. The school does very well with their SOL's and behavior. I am a first year teacher and couldn't be any happier at any other school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

They have an awesome academic program!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

The teachers are dedicated to their students education, health and success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

I have only been a Eaton parent for a few weeks, but I can already see how the staff cares about our children. I know that they want our children to excel just as much as we parents do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

This is my daughter's first year in middle school. We have come across a wonderful principal, assistant principal, and teachers! They have really made me and my family feel welcome and feel safe. Her teachers have made her feel excited about school and she has taken the responsibility of middle school with great pride!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

The teachers come together to share ideas and work as a team to better our students
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 20, 2009

I'm a new 8th grader at EMS and I think its an amazing school. Last year I was on 7M and the teachers were really great. Both of the math teachers I've had since starting middle school have been amazing.Plus the band is awesome!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 23, 2009

I am a 6th grader for the '08-09 school year, about to go 7th grade (yes!). This school is very easy to adjust to...you get the hang of the schedule in about a day. But it is a lot of walking...especially if youre in the back of the building like in 6B, or 7M, you have to walk back and forth to the gym and the electives. Teachers vary; some are nicers than other; some fuss more. Overall, it's OK.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 18, 2009

Im Currently In The 8th Grade. I Have A Pretty Good Teacher. He Is Really Nice At Times.The Students In our 1st Block Are Very Disobedient. Im In Team 8A, In This Team The Teachers Really Care and They Make Things Seem Fun! The Staff & New Principal They Are Mad Nice.Im Kinda Upset That I Have To Go So Soon Its Been A Wonderful 3 Years. I Will Miss All My Teachers Ive Had On Team 6-B, 7-M,Finally Then End Of The Road 8-A.Ive Had Plenty Of Good Times And Bad Times There! Signed, Class Of 2012
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 20, 2008

I am in the eight grade and this school has made me think hard on my work and the teachers are always there to help before and after school unlike my elementary school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 15, 2008

I love this school and Mrs. Brown is the best math teacher ever! I love monkeys and I am her most consistant learning student in her class!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 11, 2007

I have a special needs child. I found the continuous phone calls overwhelming,not calls to improve the situation but reactive phone calls of a frustrated teacher. My child came home every day frustrated and crying. I would not recommend them for children with special needs.
—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.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

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.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
English: Writing

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

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
99%

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 Students63%
Female students69%
Male students58%
Black students61%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracial90%
White students53%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%

Math

All Students73%
Female students74%
Male students72%
Black students72%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%
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 students72%
Male students64%
Black students62%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracial80%
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%

Math

All Students14%
Female students15%
Male students13%
Black students17%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students6%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities20%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English14%
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 Students70%
Female students75%
Male students63%
Black students66%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial82%
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%

English: Writing

All Students66%
Female students72%
Male students58%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial70%
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English66%

Math

All Students52%
Female students52%
Male students51%
Black students53%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial55%
White students40%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English52%

Science

All Students73%
Female students70%
Male students77%
Black students70%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial80%
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

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 Students86%
Female students90%
Male students83%
Black students89%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

Geometry

All Students96%
Female students97%
Male students95%
Black students94%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged96%
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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2108 Cunningham Dr
Hampton, VA 23666
Phone: (757) 825-4540

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