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Thomas Harrison Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 905 students

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Posted October 27, 2007

The most diverse population of any district in the state. Unique in divesity of student body.
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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 73% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
84%
English: Writing

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

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
79%

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.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
92%
English: Writing

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

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%

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

All Students59%
Female students60%
Male students58%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficient students42%
Proficient in English75%

English: Writing

All Students71%
Female students75%
Male students66%
Black students57%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient students59%
Proficient in English76%

Math

All Students46%
Female students48%
Male students45%
Black students43%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
White students62%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficient students27%
Proficient in English64%

Science

All Students59%
Female students62%
Male students57%
Black students54%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficient students41%
Proficient in English76%
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 Students61%
Female students57%
Male students64%
Black students50%
Asian students73%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient students42%
Proficient in English74%

Math

All Students69%
Female students65%
Male students72%
Black students44%
Asian students91%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient students55%
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

English: Reading

All Students54%
Female students56%
Male students51%
Black students54%
Asian students64%
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
White students68%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficient students23%
Proficient in English69%

Math

All Students38%
Female students41%
Male students34%
Black students38%
Asian students60%
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
White students46%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities42%
Limited English proficient students22%
Proficient in English48%
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 Students57%
Female students60%
Male students55%
Black students46%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
White students64%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficient students18%
Proficient in English70%

English: Writing

All Students57%
Female students62%
Male students53%
Black students38%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
White students64%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficient students18%
Proficient in English68%

Math

All Students32%
Female students36%
Male students29%
Black students25%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
White students32%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities33%
Limited English proficient students25%
Proficient in English36%

Science

All Students71%
Female students68%
Male students74%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient students40%
Proficient in English82%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a

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 Students97%
Female students97%
Male students97%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English97%

Geometry

All Students100%
Female studentsn/a
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English100%
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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1311 W. Market Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Phone: (540) 434-1949

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