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Belmont Ridge Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1412 students

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Posted November 18, 2011

Ive been going to BMS for the first time in 6th grade and it has been outstanding! Sanitized well, fabulous, kind, caring, loving ,understanding, teachers, and great academics also very fun


Posted September 22, 2009

This is my daughter's first year at Belmont Ridge and so far so good. I attended the rising 6th grade orientation in the spring and Back to School night last week and I continue to be impressed with the Principal's focus on academics and strengthening our children's characters. The deans and teachers seem to resound the Principal's dedication to excellence in academics. My daughter is excited and thinks that all of her teachers are nice. The teachers all enthusiastic, some are very inspiring and all seem committed to providing an excellent education to the students. The school's website is updated daily and parents are encouraged to check the teachers' personal webpages to keep up to date with their child's assignments and tests. Keep up the good work Belmont!! Go River Hawks!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Awesome school all the way around! Belmont Ridge Middle School was selected as a Governor's School of Excellence for the 2nd year in a row. This year we also received the Distinguished Honor of 'Schools to Watch.' Belmont Ridge is 1 of 200 schools across the country to receive this prestiges award! Go River Hawks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Enthusiastic principal & staff make BEMS a hotly desired school. Academic achievement is high, but don't be fooled by the demographics....the kids and educators kick butt!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

The teachers, staff and administration are all terrific. They have the childrens' best interest in mind, always. They set a very high bar, academically; then they motivate & challenge the children to get over that bar or beyond it. It's a wonderful environment. My kids love it and so do I!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2009

I can't say enough positive things about this school. We moved here mid-year from Birmingham, Alabama and were concerned about the quality of learning environment for our daughter who participates in the gifted program. The principal, dean and counselor were so welcoming. My daughter is thriving, feels much more challenged academically than her previous school in Alabama, and the other children have received her warmly. We really worried about her making new friends at this age, but she is very happy and the kids at this school are friendly and well mannered. The teachers at Belmont Ridge really have their acts together and seem to present the lessons in interesting ways. I can't imagine anyone being dissatisfied with anything at this wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2008

Great first week of school. Principal is always available to parents and students. Teachers know how to keep interest in learning high. Every student is expected to achieve excellence. It is a little crwoded, but this is the school I want my child in!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2008

I moved here from California with my daughter who lived near sacramento. the teachers are very kind and the guidence counselor was great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2008

We just moved to this school district and were nervous about moving from another school but we can not say enough about the positive principal, caring and proactive counselors/dean and the teachers who truly love what they do!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2008

Great new principal! The atmosphere is much more positive and focused on learning rather than just test scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2007

We moved here from CA and our son started 6th grade in the fall at BRMS. He adjusted very quickly to middle school (new to us where 6th is elementary school in CA) because of the caring staff (the 6th grade dean and counselor are excellent) and he is challenged by his amazing teachers. He loves school and looks forward to it everyday. We are very impressed with the education he is getting in VA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2007

The electives and after school activities are great, my daughter loves all the clubs. The foreign language classes are really thourough, and they have a great music program. The teachers are excellent, they really know what they're doing. The new principal is fantastic, he really knows how to run a school. I'm a member of the PTO and I have to say, parents are very involved in the school and it's students. Overall, Belmont Ridge is a great learning enviroment.
—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.

471 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

499 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

528 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

493 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
English: Writing

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

497 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

494 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
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 Students90%
Female students94%
Male students87%
Black students81%
Asian students96%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial96%
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient students40%
Proficient in English91%

Math

All Students84%
Female students89%
Male students80%
Black students78%
Asian students88%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial87%
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities51%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%
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 Students91%
Female students92%
Male students91%
Black students74%
Asian students96%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial88%
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%

Math

All Students85%
Female students86%
Male students85%
Black students71%
Asian students95%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial83%
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%
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 Students91%
Female students92%
Male students90%
Black students75%
Asian students97%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial97%
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%

English: Writing

All Students94%
Female students96%
Male students93%
Black students79%
Asian students100%
Hispanic95%
Multiracial97%
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%

Math

All Students8%
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 disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English8%

Science

All Students92%
Female students91%
Male students94%
Black students78%
Asian students97%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial97%
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%
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.

480 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

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 Students96%
Female students97%
Male students95%
Black students97%
Asian students100%
Hispanic95%
Multiracial90%
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities79%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%

Geometry

All Students99%
Female students99%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial92%
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English99%
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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19045 Upper Belmont Place
Leesburg, VA 20176
Phone: (571) 252-2220

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