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Laurel Park Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 764 students

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Posted April 30, 2014

laurel park middle school, can not believe this school is still this bad, my son has been, punched,slapped,kicked,and cursed on several ocassions. he has been screamed at, and ridiculed by the teaching staff, and i have documentation on everything, but cannot seem to get help from ANY source. this school continues to score in last place in our district. so if your considering this school DONT. ps: we have also been turned down on changing schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2011

I rate the school this way because I see things that is not being addressed appropiately. My son has been bullied since the beginning of the year and it is still going on. Went to the school when it first began and explained that it needed to stop. This is the reason a child that have never been in trouble start to get in trouble. My son was a "A, B" student and now he don't want to go to school. I see the teachers call him down when he take up for himself, but the bully get a pat on the back. What make it so bad the boy that pick on him is overweight also. I explain to my son that it will be hard but he has to overlook the stupid remarks and let him see it don't bother him. But you know he is a child and it is not easy for a child to do that. I worry about him everyday he go to school. It has become a terrible place when you have to worry about your child when he go to school. What can I do? It is only so much a parent can do, the administration has to take over if it stop and I don't see this school doing that. I hate this school now, it was great when it was a high school and the administration was good. Please let me know what else I can do?
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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.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
100%
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.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
82%
English: Writing

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

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
88%

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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students73%
Female students72%
Male students73%
Black students74%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial73%
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient students45%
Proficient in English74%

Math

All Students81%
Female students81%
Male students82%
Black students74%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracial87%
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient students73%
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 Students66%
Female students64%
Male students67%
Black students56%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial60%
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English66%

Math

All Students57%
Female students54%
Male students61%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracial30%
White students63%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English59%
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 Students68%
Female students76%
Male students61%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial64%
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English69%

English: Writing

All Students68%
Female students78%
Male students60%
Black students59%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracial71%
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient students70%
Proficient in English68%

Math

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

Science

All Students83%
Female students83%
Male students83%
Black students72%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracial77%
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient students70%
Proficient in English84%
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.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

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 Students71%
Female students83%
Male students60%
Black students71%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracial58%
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

Geometry

All Students92%
Female students85%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%
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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Martinsville, VA 24112
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