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Matoaca Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1098 students

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Posted November 10, 2011

I'm a Cbg 7th grade student at Matoaca Middle School, the year is 2011. Honestly i do not enjoy school, I have a few good teachers yet I have a few that are really just terrible. We have had our math teacher gone and replaced with a substitute for a while now, however our math teacher and the sub are both bad at math, and their jobs. I do enjoy the A.S.E. program that is offered to center based gifted students, this is a very beneficial program to me. At our school Center Based Gifted kids are often bullied, teased, abused for being smart and talented. Then there are PLENTY of cliques within our school. People can lie about it all day long but there are so many that this school is barely even close to what they call "unified". Our music programs are great. Our sports is a mixed bag, Basketball, NUMBER 1!, Soccer not so much. However I can't complain about the extra curricular activities because they are beneficial to students like myself. I can't say all of the CBG kids are qualified for cbg, students can clearly tell who is and who isn't, something the county may want to work on. I'm almost out of characters but cbg kids are bullied all the time, but the staff is blind to it all.


Posted August 13, 2009

This school is pretty dang awesome... I'm in the CBG program at the East Campus. It's a fairly enjoyable environment, we just sometimes have eighth grade (not cbg) kids busted for drugs and stuff. Overall, i hope this year is going to be just as amazing as last year!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2007

This year at Matoaca Middle (west) is a great year. The teachers are really enjoying their students and everything isn't exactly 'perfect' but its how a school should be. It is very safe because they have all of their proper drills prepared incase of any emergency. They also have a cop that hangs around the school if any certain fights begin and make sure that everyone is ok. The activities there are great. The students get to experience lots of great things by going on field trips. They have separate hallways to split up all of the rowdiness and its also a great chance for the students to make new friends. Probably the worst thing about this year is all of the drama. A lot of that has seemed to be happening this year whether its rumors getting spread around or something that happened at a different year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 25, 2007

its a awesome school!they have great teachers and priciples ect.i just love it there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2006

I do not think that some of the teachers are living up to their word. they are said to be great teachers of the CBG program but i do not believe that some of them are teaching the cirriculum that is suppose to be taught to the students. The extracurricular activities are good and the principal is less involved than the assistant. The parent involvement for some students is good because of field trips but for others is nothing at all. Matoaca Middle School is an okay learning enviroment but i believe that they need to step up their game a little bit next year and teach the students a little more. some of the teachers are doing fine but others are doing nothing but showing movies and talking about irrelevent subjects.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 27, 2006

The teachers at this school are, in my opinion, the best in the county. Now principal leadership, the principle is still fairly involved in the issues, but does not address them all. The extracurricular activities have been slacking but recently have greatly improved to offer a variety, although, this is still not up to par with other schools. Parent involment is(in my opinion) close to Safety. Discipline in this school is very bad and is definently lacking. With TWO policemen in each school (yes there are two schools) I feel safe. Safety is fine, but disipline is horrible. Being a CBG student, I know both sides of the story and can tell you to bring your kids here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 5, 2005

Mataco for the previous two years was a valued asset for my children. However, the needs with regards to special education and implementation of IEP and 504 plans are non-existent. I know several parents who struggle with this. However, children with no challenges seemingly do okay. I will note that since the change there have been quite a few instances of racial misconduct from teachers and students alike. Do I like the old matoaca yes. Do I feel they can grow further? yes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2004

Seventh-grader waivered in from Salem after the re-districting business. Definitely the right decision. When asked, she states 'I'd never go back'. Staff from top to bottom is highly competent, child-education focused, motivated, approachable and all around great. Happy to have such a group, they are definitely doing some things right.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2004

I think that the middle school is one of the best schools in this Matoaca district. The teachers are pretty much nice. I am glad to live in the little town of Matoaca and I hope that it doesn't change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2004

I can't believe the student body of this school is being shifted to the old high school. The campus is wonderfull. Some of the teachers may need help but the other staff is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2004

The school is very nice. The administration is helpful and ready to help. Great Job!!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

358 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

384 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
English: Writing

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

384 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students75%
Female students79%
Male students71%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial79%
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Math

All Students70%
Female students77%
Male students63%
Black students61%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English70%
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 Students76%
Female students81%
Male students72%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Math

All Students59%
Female students59%
Male students60%
Black students42%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial73%
White students68%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities35%
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 Students71%
Female students76%
Male students66%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracial83%
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

English: Writing

All Students74%
Female students83%
Male students66%
Black students61%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracial75%
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%

Math

All Students84%
Female students83%
Male students86%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities79%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

Science

All Students64%
Female students62%
Male students66%
Black students45%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial91%
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English64%
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.

358 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%

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 Students73%
Female students82%
Male students65%
Black students56%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial92%
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities37%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%

Geometry

All Students100%
Female students100%
Male students100%
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) 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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20300 Halloway Ave.
Matoaca, VA 23803
Phone: (804) 590-3130

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