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J. Lupton Simpson Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 997 students

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Posted May 26, 2013

are kids and us we are please with the attention of the teachers and the staff for going above and beyond in education matters , the PRINCIPAL knows everybody by name and is VERY involve with all the school programs really for you kids if you are moving to this area there is the place to be. congratulations to all KEEP DOING THE GOOD JOB!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2011

Great leadership....great teachers who care....strong parent organization Much better than it was 3-4 years ago.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

J.L. Simpson transitions young kids into young adults ready to face high school intellectually and socially.


Posted September 27, 2007

My daugther loves the school and the teacher. The new principal is great and brings new wind. He is full of live and energy. he will be a great leader for simpson! Thank you all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2006

the lack of academic programs Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities Level of parent involvement is astonishing
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Posted December 18, 2005

My daughter really enjoys going to this school with her friends. She is academically challenged in the Spectrum program as well. I think this school is underrated in comparision to nearby middle schools. It has been a nice experience for us. My girl says that English and Math are particularly good for sixth graders.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2005

My daughter is the first year there. She loves the school. She is doing all honer classes. The teachers are very friendly and the atmosphere is warm. We are very happy with this school. Thank you!
—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.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

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.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

347 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
English: Writing

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

336 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students83%
Female students83%
Male students82%
Black students68%
Asian students75%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial64%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient students35%
Proficient in English86%

Math

All Students77%
Female students73%
Male students81%
Black students56%
Asian students69%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient students71%
Proficient in English78%
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 Students82%
Female students84%
Male students80%
Black students50%
Asian students85%
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient students37%
Proficient in English84%

Math

All Students72%
Female students74%
Male students70%
Black students42%
Asian students91%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient students31%
Proficient in English74%
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 Students78%
Female students79%
Male students77%
Black students57%
Asian students84%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial78%
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient students25%
Proficient in English81%

English: Writing

All Students79%
Female students85%
Male students72%
Black students57%
Asian students81%
Hispanic66%
Multiracial63%
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient students40%
Proficient in English80%

Math

All Students37%
Female students31%
Male students42%
Black students10%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students33%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficient students36%
Proficient in English37%

Science

All Students86%
Female students86%
Male students85%
Black students68%
Asian students91%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial83%
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities37%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient students43%
Proficient in English87%
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 "Accredited with Warning".

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.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%

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 Students84%
Female students88%
Male students80%
Black students53%
Asian students96%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial92%
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

Geometry

All Students100%
Female students100%
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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  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Chad A. Runfola

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  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Gym
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  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

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