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Mayfield Intermediate School

Public | 5-6 | 1021 students

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Posted Friday, July 25, 2014

The Principal of this school understands what community is. This is the perfect subset of students to segregate and nurture in their own school. 5th graders get to practice "moving on" in a safe environment and 6th graders get to stay in a more structured day to day setting than a true middle school allows. This 5/6 set up allows our children to learn to adjust to change in a wonderful and supportive way. We love the choices our city schools make.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2014

What a wonderful place for my son to spend 2 years of his life. He has been at Mayfield for a year and a half now and has thrived! The two year program before middle school has had a great effect on him. He has grown so much socially as well as academically. All the teachers he had as well as the administration took an interest in him. We are looking forward to Metz but being my youngest we sure will miss Mayfield next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2013

Ok, so this school wasn't the best, but it certainly wasn't the worst. I have come from both sides of the equation. I was in non-GT my 5th grade year and GT my 6th grade year. I was underchallenged my 5th grade year. It didn't help that I was put in my opinion the lowest teir. The teacher I have nothing against. The students needed work. My 6th grade year was phenominal (thank you Mrs. King and Mrs. Groundwater) I sometimes quote it as one of my top 5 years. And yes, the GT program sometimes is a lot of work, especially getting into it. The administrators were great when I was there. Though I am aware that a power shift had occured.


Posted February 15, 2013

As the parent of an autistic child, I had some concerns about my son attending Mayfield. The teachers and staff made a point of inviting my son and his classmates to visit the school prior to the beginning of the school year so that he could get "the lay of the land" and an idea of how he would move through the building before his first day. As a result, his transition from elementary school has been fantastic, and he is excelling. He enjoys going to school, and comes home in a good mood. Pretty much the entire staff, from the principal on down, has been communicative and receptive in helping my son learn and grow. My daughter attended Mayfield from 2008-2010, and had an excellent experience there as a GT student. She moved forward well-prepared for the next step in her educational journey. Schools really don't get much better than this, even the private schools. Two children, one GT and one special needs, have attended this school and excelled with the help of an incredible staff. One more to go (he'll be there in two years), and I look forward to it. I'm grateful to have such a high-quality school available to my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2010

Students are intermingled regardless of capability. If your child is not GT you have to fight for attention and challenge. My child is being assessed for GT - if she doesn't make it we'll be getting outside assessment help because there is <no> way she can thrive in a "regular" classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2010

I finished Mayfield this year. And I've been there for 5-6th grade. And I agree. That the teachers don't get what GT means.we were the only class with so much homework! I had to eat dinner like at 11 and go to bed like at 12 am! And I started doing my hw at 4pm. The teachers don't understand that we are STILL KIDS! NOT some robots. We got double the load of regular classes. My teacher expected us to be quite when she was talking to another teacher that interupted the TEACHING TIME!! We are kids, and are going to be kids. No matter what. And the kids who are not in GT are respectful and take school serious. Some GT kids are HORRIBLE!!!!!! Over all, Mayfield is AWESOME!


Posted February 28, 2010

I went to Mayfield when it was brand new, three years ago. . I was in the GT program and I loved it, but the older you get the more you understand what is going on. The majority iof the teachers don't understand what GT is really about. It is about being on an advanced level and wanting to learn. However, we are still kids and are going to act like kids, the teachers don't understand this and put us on a pedestal like we are the statue of perfection. It puts a lot of pressure on us, sometimes a little too much pressure. The teachers dont understand that wse are supposed to get advanced work, not just double the load of regular classes. Just to give you a sample of what GT is really like.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 21, 2010

Mayfield is a great school. They have some great caring teachers (Ms Sutton and Mr Tressler!) and bad, like any other school. We did have an issue with bullying (I think it's the age), which the school could have addressed better. We contacted the parent ourselves and the problem was resolved. The administration seems to do a good job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2009

I am 6th grade student at Mayfield, and I LOVE IT! The education is wonderful, and so are the teachers! And yes, I do agree that there is a bullying problem (I was bullied in 5th grade). And it is not true that the 'GT' kids seem to be respectful. The other classrooms are not different then the 'GT' classes. We do the same exact things, and there are respectful, coopertive kids, and kids who understand that school is a place to learn. I am not in 'GT', and I LOVE SCHOOL and HOMEWORK! I am upsatairs again for this 2009-2010 school year, and I love my teacher! So it is not true about what the number 1 of the reviews said!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 1, 2009

My 5th grader has done very well in the 2008-09 school year at Mayfield. However, she was placed in the 'GT' classes. I have a friend whose 5th grader was not in 'GT' classes and he hates going to school. There is a huge difference in classroom environments; the 'GT' kids seem to be more cooperative and respectful and understand that school is a place for learning, while the other classrooms are filled with the opposite types of attitudes. It is unfortunate. Overall, we have been pleased as parents in our experience with Mayfield. And yes, bullying has been a problem for my friend's child and the teachers didn't have much help to offer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

Mayfield Intermediate is an excellent example of modern education. There is a WIDE range of clubs, sports, and organizations that students can participate in. The academic oppurtunities also are not available to fifth graders at any elementary school. You would be very hard pressed to find a student that is not happy at Mayfield.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 22, 2008

My child attended Mayfield it's opening year. He was a 5th grader......we switched school districts so he would not have to attend there for 6th grade. Bullying was a big problem...quality of education was another. Teachers were aware of bullying but said there was not much they could do....my son was behind when he started school this year even though he made good grades there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2007

Mayfield is an excellent school. My child had the wonderful opportunity to spend two years at Mayfield. The administration is superior. They are involved in all activities, concerned about the students and supportive to the parents. The teachers consistently provide a safe, challenging, and encouraging environment for learning and growth. The clubs and extracurricular activities are varied and designed with the age group in mind. The PTA is active and provides many opportunities for the students. My only regret is that my child only can spend 2 years at Mayfield.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2007

My daughter attended Mayfield's inaugural year and I have only positive things to say. The staff is wonderful and very attentive to the needs of the students. The administrative staff's focus on academic programs and activities is commendable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2007

Fabulous learning environment , outstanding leadership, exemplary teachers, diverse and engaged students - this school has it all!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 5, 2007

This is a beautiful new school, my child was excited to attend its opening year. They seem to busy with their 'meetings' to care about their students safety. I am very disappointed in the administration. I honestly fear for the safety of my child in this school. Bullying has been a huge issue that remains unresolved. Without the care or concern of the staff for their students. Overall, I feel they are more concerned with the appearance of the school than they are with the safety and ability to receive an education without fear of bullies. That concerns me deeply as a parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2007

This school is a wonderful transition school from elementary to middle. For this school to have just opened this year, they really have it together.
—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 73% in 2013.

509 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
83%
English: Writing

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

401 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 89% in 2012.

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Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

508 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

511 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

494 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 86% in 2012.

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

499 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

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

All Students60%
Female students57%
Male students62%
Black students55%
Asian students80%
Hispanic54%
Multiracial62%
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English70%

English: Writing

All Students60%
Female students66%
Male students55%
Black students51%
Asian students72%
Hispanic58%
Multiracial60%
White students68%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient students55%
Proficient in English63%

Math

All Students65%
Female students62%
Male students68%
Black students56%
Asian students75%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial62%
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient students57%
Proficient in English74%

Science

All Students71%
Female students65%
Male students77%
Black students61%
Asian students75%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial81%
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient students65%
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 Students58%
Female students64%
Male students52%
Black students49%
Asian students79%
Hispanic47%
Multiracial74%
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient students34%
Proficient in English75%

Math

All Students86%
Female students88%
Male students85%
Black students77%
Asian students100%
Hispanic84%
Multiracial90%
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient students80%
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

  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Accredited with Warning".
  • 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.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

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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 Studentsn/a
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 disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
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 disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in Englishn/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.

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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9400 Mayfield Court
Manassas, VA 20110
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