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Middlesex Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 600 students

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Posted October 4, 2014

School is great, one particular member of the office staff is horrible. Clearly us parents are an interruption to her day. I have had 3 kids go through MES and I am so glad that this is our last year dealing with her. Not to mention the new "no transportation changes after 12 noon." Well stuff happens and if I call to say there is an emergency and I need to make a change than so be it. I am still the parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2014

The office staff is awful! As it has been stated a few times here. I don't know why these ladies are still allowed to work there. This year( my daughter's last year thankfully) they have "lost" my daughter 4 times and almost a fifth. It does not matter if you send in a note or call before noon ( their new policy) they do NOT communicate with the teachers. I have had to chase down the bus when the school has been told not to put her in it. I have been very happy with MOST of my daughter's teachers and she has excelled academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2013

This school, and its sister middle school, have pulled themselves up academically in recent years. Unfortunately, however, the SOL scores for the Middlesex high school remain dismally low. Despite the improvement for the elementary school, I took my daughter out because she was not sufficiently challenged (and was bored). I recently found out the school doesn't even conduct spelling bees, which I cannot understand - what message does that give to kids about the importance of mastering the English language? I know that MIddlesex is a relatively poor county, but how much can it cost to open up the cafeteria one night for an hour or two? One last note: the county really should cough up a little money to train the ladies in the front office how to act (even if they don't feel like it) like normal, friendly human beings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2011

I am very impressed by this school. My child has been diagnosed with ADHD. The teachers and staff have been very willing to work with us as we find the best medication and treatment. The school works closely with parents to help all children with their needs. The principal keeps all parents informed about school events and needs with phone / text messages. My child's teachers have been fantastic, caring professionals. I couldn't be happier with our school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2011

I am not that impressed with the office attendees or the principal, they seem stressed out when I am in the office. They have never said,"hi!" when I walk in. During Girl Scout Cookie season I was rudely approached and told "now is not a good time". When offering free clothes to students at the school, I inquired as to how does one register their child? They did a one up and down on me and assumed my needs were of no importance and said to me, we sent home applications in the childrens folders of the needy students. You would know if you got an application"
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2010

To not be allowed to walk your grandchild to her class, what has school become prisons without bars or hiding something...we are asked to get involved they say, and yet we can't even walk a child down the hallway to their class....we are talking a (5 year old)...very distrubing...


Posted May 25, 2010

In 2010, Middlesex Elementary School is led by a Principal and Assistant Principal who appear to be a team. They held a creative event last night at our local FOOD LION that was absolutely superb. It involved and engaged entire families to support math reasoning and practical application in a familiar setting. It was well organized and allowed parents to meet and greet one another at the end over refreshments set up in the store. What an awesome project to promote academic success at ALL GRADE LEVELS in the school and in the community. WELL DONE MES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2007

Let me just say that my experience with Middlesex Elementary has been nothing but positive!!! Having one child that is reading above his grade level and another child that is having some difficulty is certain areas, the school has worked to meet both of their needs. The ladies in the office know just about every parent by name and make it a point to learn who each child belongs to. Not only is Mrs. Banks, the principal, doing an amazing job making sure that the students are being taught, she also takes time with parents and provides a safe and loving environment for the students to learn. The teachers are nothing short of amazing!! The best decision I ever made for my children was to have them in the Middlesex School system!!
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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 72% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 87% in 2012.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
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 70% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 84% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
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 73% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
English: Writing

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students80%
Female students85%
Male students75%
Black students68%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

Math

All Students88%
Female students89%
Male students86%
Black students84%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

Science

All Students91%
Female students96%
Male students86%
Black students84%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%
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 Students72%
Female students79%
Male students66%
Black students21%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%

Math

All Students82%
Female students88%
Male students77%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
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

English: Reading

All Students84%
Female students68%
Male students96%
Black students87%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

English: Writing

All Students62%
Female students62%
Male students63%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students63%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English62%

Math

All Students83%
Female students82%
Male students84%
Black students80%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

Science

All Students77%
Female students68%
Male students84%
Black students80%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%
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

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Special education / special needs

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  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

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  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Amy Stamm

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  • Standards-based
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  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

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  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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P.O. Box 375
Locust Hill, VA 23092
Phone: (804) 758-2496

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