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Chickahominy Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1213 students

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Posted April 22, 2011

Woo-hoo! Chickahominy is super awesome. There are programs for everyone, and students always get a say in everything. I never really cared about lunches (I pack), but why is everyone saying the disclipline is bad? Administration is good, and I have gotten loads of good teachers.


Posted March 30, 2011

Hey hey hey! Though CMS can get SOOO dramatic... its still pretty cool. I mean we got the best boys soccer team, and my teachers are pretty AWSOME. And our lunches? Amaaaaazing. And to all you 6th graders, I gotta say that the thing about 7th grade, that you absolutely, must remember to, study! Chickahominy is, and will always be, "the best place to learn and achieve!!"


Posted December 2, 2010

I am in the 6th grade i have loved Chickahominy since the first day of school. The staff is amazing, and the school itself is just great. I have learned so much and l understand the concepts of each class more easily, because of the teachers way of teaching the material.


Posted November 8, 2009

Out of all Hanover County schools, Chickahominy is at the top of my list. Just great, no doubt about it. I have attended CMS for three years, and I honestly believe my school environment has helped the difficult changes that come along with being a teenager. The teachers obviously enjoy their jobs with the kids immensely, and the administration is always friendly and helpful to parents. This school works hard at promoting awareness about avoiding typical middle school problems such as bullying as well as the usual friends/social troubles. Any major disciplinary or punishment issues are few and far between, and none have 'interrupted my learning environment.' In fact, I'm a little confused as to why it only has a 4 star parent rating (the lunches really aren't that bad)! We strive and succeed in accomplishing our school motto every day, 'To be the best place to learn and achieve!'
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 31, 2009

Chickahominy is just like any other middle school.. they all have the drama and the problems.. I have gone here since 6th grade (i'm now in 8th) administration is well.. they give you the punishment you deserve.. the office staff is amazing :) the administrative officers are pretty cool.. even though we are one of the older schools it not half bad.. CMS is pretty great
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2009

This is a great place for learning and getting through those tough pre-teen/teen years. The teachers and administrators are fantastic and truely care about the students. They along with the teachers push the students to want to do their best in the class room and beyond school. My daughter is finishing her 1st year here and has loved every moment of being a part of the CMS family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2009

This school is definitely one of the best schools in Hanover. Hanover county schools are some of the best schools in the state and everybody knows that.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 22, 2009

I just wanted to say, that the drama and music departments are phenomenal. I was in the school musical this year, and I had so much fun! The people involved are wonderful. I reccomend this school to any student. Not just because of the musical, but because of several things. Especially gymnastics! Last year, we were undeafeted!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 5, 2008

I went to Chickahominy for all three years, and it is the best school ever. No, it doesn't have the most gorgeous building (it is way above average though and well maintained), and no, it doesn't have the best lunches, but that doesn't matter. The school still beats the other schools (oak knoll (especially), liberty, and stonewall jackson, by a lot. This school has an amazing principal, who knows what she is talking about. The education is very high (as it is at neighboring atlee high, which is in the top 1000 schools in the country. This school has great teachers, and smart kids (discipline is very good here, there are no fights, no misbehaving what-so-ever), and there is zero tolerance for horseplay. I would recommend this school to anyone, because everyone fits in at Chickahominy.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 5, 2008

I went to Chickahominy for all three years, and it is the BEST SCHOOL EVER. No, it doesn't have the most gorgeous building (it is way above average though and well maintained), and NO, it doesn't have the best lunches, but that doesn't matter. The school still beats the other schools (Oak Knoll (especially), Liberty, and Stonewall Jackson, by a lot. This school has an amazing principal, who knows what she is talking about. The education is very high (as it is at neighboring Atlee High, which is in the top 1000 schools in the country. This school has great teachers, and smart kids (discipline is very good here, there are no fights, no misbehaving what-so-ever), and there is zero tolerance for horseplay. I would recommend this school to anyone, because EVERYONE fits in at Chickahominy.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 9, 2008

I don't think there are discipline issues. But, there does need to be better lunches.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 11, 2008

This is a wonderful school!! But it could use better food.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2008

This school has a problem with disipline from my experience. And the school lunches need to be a bit more diverese. The school I attend now has a far more better lunch exceeding anybody's expctations. They have options for vegans and others, whereas this school only has two choices: yougurt and salad. the staff here is quie exceptional if you ask me. ( except in the displanary areas)
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 4, 2006

Academics at this school are good, but discipline is an area of weakness. Students who are repetitive behavior problems do not receive enough punishment by administration and continue to interrpt the learning environment at the expense of other students. Parents are extremely involved. PTA program is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2006

The school need to be more diverse, and childerns need to be tought to accept different etnicity. Also, school lunch needs great improvement. Comparing to Northern VA schools, I would rate this school 'poor' overall.
—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.

414 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

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 75% in 2013.

366 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

383 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

441 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
English: Writing

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

450 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

448 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

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

All Students89%
Female students91%
Male students87%
Black students68%
Asian students92%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities68%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

Math

All Students91%
Female students93%
Male students89%
Black students71%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities95%
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 Students92%
Female students91%
Male students92%
Black students76%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%

Math

All Students90%
Female students90%
Male students89%
Black students71%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%
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 Students85%
Female students86%
Male students85%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

English: Writing

All Students76%
Female students83%
Male students69%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Math

All Students82%
Female students84%
Male students80%
Black students72%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

Science

All Students89%
Female students85%
Male students93%
Black students70%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%
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.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

67 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 Students100%
Female students99%
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%

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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9450 Atlee Station Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Phone: (804) 723-2160

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