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St. Clare Walker Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 261 students

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Posted April 18, 2013

St. Clare Walker is a great place for students and staff. The faculty and staff truly work towards doing whatever it takes for each student to be successful. The work toward educating the "whole child" by offering club and enrichment activities daily.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 12, 2010

The teachers and staff really care about the students. They are willing to do whatever it takes to help each individual student succeed.


Posted December 7, 2004

My son is an accelerated learner or gifted student who attended 6th , 7th (second half) and 8th grades at SCW. With few exceptions, the teachers are dedicated, hard-working, and stimulating. Like other parents, I was very impressed with the attention and support given to advance reading skills of all students; this has resulted in the school s exceptional reading test scores. Among other experiences, the gifted program encouraged my son and another student to study Algebra and Geometry in the county s high school and facilitated transportation so they could earn these credits. SCW has numerous attributes and among them is the solid and caring leadership of its principal Joe Fears. Overall, I think SCW is a great school and I m grateful because it challenged my son to do his best even though he was sick almost as much as he was well. He s in the 11th grade now at Charlottesville High School where he continues to excel academically in preparation for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2004

St. Clare Walker Middle (SCW) is an exceptional school. Our family recently moved into this area from a suburb of New York City known for its academic excellence. SCW is more attentive to our son's needs (he is a high-achieving student in most subjects) than the highly acclaimed school in NY that he attended last year. SCW is a great school because it has wonderful leadership, a talented teaching staff and very tough standards. Mr. Joe Fears is a principal with a no-nonsense approach to managing middle-schoolers. The teachers we've encountered are competent and caring. Finally, the scoring criteria is higher than we are used to - an 'A' grade at SCW is 95 or higher. This tough grading program encourages children to strive and stretch their capabilities. SCW is a Great School.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
94%

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

The state average for English: Reading was 75% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
English: Writing

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

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 Students86%
Female students85%
Male students88%
Black students79%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

Math

All Students93%
Female students93%
Male students94%
Black students83%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%
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 Students88%
Female students92%
Male students85%
Black students69%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

Math

All Students100%
Female students100%
Male studentsn/a
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) 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 students81%
Black students80%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

English: Writing

All Students65%
Female students78%
Male students55%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students64%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English65%

Math

All Students67%
Female students79%
Male students58%
Black students45%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%

Science

All Students82%
Female students67%
Male students89%
Black students87%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
n/a
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 students100%
Male students93%
Black students100%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%

Geometry

All Students92%
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
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) 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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Locust Hill, VA 23092
Phone: (804) 758-2561

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