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Marshall Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 497 students

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Posted May 4, 2012

One day My daughter's bus was 30 mins late so I called transportation to see where the bus was. I was then told my daughter did not get on the bus after school. I panicked! Transportation called MMS and told me the office was paging her and they spoke to the principal. Transportation explained the situation. The principal told them "I don't get off until 5 and I'm not going outside until then. I will look for her then"! When I was told this I could have reached through the phone! My child is missing and you won't help? Transportation said they were going to make more calls. I then texted a mom that was on the field trip and asked her what time the field trip bus returned to school. She replied they should be at MMS in about 20 mins! My panic turned to relief! I just got the return of the field trip mixed up! I then realized, the principal surely knew of the field trip. I arrived at MMS I saw my daughter.Shevsaid the principal was waiting at the bus doors and told her to come in the office and call your mother, and LAUGHED. I can not think of a word to describe such a person.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2010

poor leadership by a principal that places authority over reason.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2010

This school is a great school! I know because I go here. It is not bad at all, some of these comments are untrue! The principle can be strict, but she isn't as unusually strict as these parents make her sound. The school isn't very challenging, but it keeps you occupied. Most of the kids are kind, but some can be a little antimidating, or... rotten eggs. They do not just hand out ISD (in school detentions) to anyone, just to people who mess around. The teachers are mainly understanding and great! Don't let these comments stop you from letting your child have a good time at Marshall!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2009

The concert band is phenomenal. Good school. Great principal. Nice kids.


Posted August 15, 2008

I'm at the school alot, I'd say 2 - 3 times a week. Unless you are there hours a week, you have no idea how bad it is. I pulled my kid from this school and he will never go back If your child goes to this school, talk to them about what is going on and beleive them. It is as bad as they say it is. And yes I have talked to the superintendent and some changes are coming, but not until more kids tell the truth about what they see
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

I have to agree that the principal seems to over-react to many situations involving the students , But considering the epidemic of drugs and violence in schools now-a-days, I guess over reacting is preferrable to ignoring possible disciplinary problems. I have to agree that my children have not been challenged by any of the public schools they have attended in Fauquier County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2008

This school has no money whatsoever because they spend each and every dime on the teachers who dont even deserve what they get. Because of this, each grade just about has only 1 field trip!! And not to mention all this school is good for is writing referrals to students or sending them to ISD! And any form of discipline that they think they are doing doesnt help! That is why half of the kids cant learn anything because of the poor condition of the school and learning materials surrounding them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2008

This school is poor and the principal is too strict and there are no activities held ever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2006

This is my son's third year at MMS. My daughter also attended several years ago from the 7th grade. I have been extremely happy with the school in terms of leadership and teacher support and teaching ability. Parental involvement is quite high as well which tells you something about the community views on the importance of education. I have also had an opportunity to observe leadership reactions to several disturbing incidents involving students. The incidents were handled quickly, and appropriately according to the situation. We are also fortunate to have an on-site police officer who is accessible to the children if they encounter issues with other students. I feel very confident in the safety and security at the school. The principal is very strict and may go overboard on 'following rules' to a greater degree than necessary. However, a school full of pre-adolescents with all of the raging hormones could explain
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2006

I moved here three years ago to the date. The first two years, my son spent at CM Bradley. They were two very disappointing years as far as an education goes for a child. He is having a great time this year at MMS and I thing a great deal of that has to do with the teachers as well as the princpal. What I feel about her...., more in the county should be like her! Keep up the good work staff and administrators at MMS. I am extremely pleased that my son is finally getting the education he needs as well as is able to enjoy himself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2005

The only problem with this school is it's principal. She is domineering and gives a large amount of 'ISD's' (in school detentions where the children are yanked from their classes and then sent to a detention class to spend their entire day!.. a recent ISD was for 'mocking' the principal....this principal is bullied by the kids!). I believe that she punishes many more students than any other principal in this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2004

I think this school is pretty neat. In the recent Fauqueir time we had some gossip. This doesn't matter though. Mrs.Moscetti is strict and so far the teachers are wonderful they really help you understand the subject. I think that all the subjects that I take are wonderful. I think that the music department expessially chorus is wonderful. They really work hard and it pays off. I think that the extracurricular activities are great and we will have to get over Mrs. Straihn soon though she was a great teacher. We will all miss her. The health/p.e teachers are awsome. I hope that this school is never torn apart.I will miss it when I move on to high school though. That is all I have to say about this amazing school!
—Submitted by a student


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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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
English: Writing

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

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
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 students81%
Male students78%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

Math

All Students79%
Female students85%
Male students74%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%
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 students89%
Male students76%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

Math

All Students68%
Female students73%
Male students65%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient students30%
Proficient in English71%
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 Students64%
Female students76%
Male students55%
Black students46%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White students68%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient students40%
Proficient in English66%

English: Writing

All Students70%
Female students79%
Male students62%
Black students42%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient students60%
Proficient in English70%

Math

All Students70%
Female students83%
Male students61%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English70%

Science

All Students74%
Female students75%
Male students73%
Black students42%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient students40%
Proficient in English76%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

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 Students98%
Female students95%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English98%

Geometry

All Students100%
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 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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4048 Zulla Road
Marshall, VA 20115
Phone: (540) 364-1551

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