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Midlothian Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1165 students

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Posted August 26, 2014

Describe the school- hmmmm- RIDICULOUS for starters. I'm trying to call and ITS 4:30 AND THE ANSWERING SERVICE IMMEDIATLEY COMES ON AND SAYS "OUR SUMMER HOURS ARE M-F 7AM-5PM... REALLY?! It is Tuesday at 4:30! This is THE 14TH TIME I have tried to call this summer- nothing. This is my child's last year- thank god! I have never had one teacher request to meet or come in for conference yet my child almost failed, it wasn't until the last week of school that a teacher reached out to me. I have NEVER had a response, except one time when they called me and said she was absent when she wasnt, I freaked out (as any mother would) and the teacher called me to apologize for his mistake. I've seen and spoke to the principal one time- stand up guy. UNFORTUNATLEY WE NEED MORE THAN A STAND UP AT THIS SCHOOL. I requested multiple meetings or even call backs regarding various things without even an email as a response. I know for certain this is happening with other children and their parents feel just the same, maybe more or maybe less than I. The nicest ladies are in the front working the attendance (no insult meant by that, I'm just not sure of your titles) STOP THE NONSENSE AND BULLYING!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2014

Lots of peer pressure to fit in, compete and/or excel in all areas sports, how big your house is, what kinda clothes/shoes you own, etc. grades and habits have only worsened from 6th to 8th. Nice administrative staff though.


Posted September 13, 2013

As a student in 7th Grade I have experienced 6th Grade and 7th. The school has gone through very excellent renovations. As a student who moved here in 6th grade I felt like I fit in after about 9 weeks. I agree with other students and parents in which that the teachers are near retirement and have lost their spark for education. Through my years the array of teachers are astounding. I have not experienced any bullying and haven't seen much. Some are the teachers are still very young for teachers. Overall I like this school.


Posted August 9, 2013

Middlo Middle is a bad school honestly I never passed a day without being call and illegal Mexican first of all if i was illegal I would not be all the way in VA second of all I'm not Mexican I'm Venezuelan third of all I've been call an illegal Mexican so many times that I don't even care anymore really but if i could i would get out of this school. So if your Hispanic don't go to this school.


Posted July 7, 2013

My daughter just completed middle school here and I would not recommend this school. Teachers and quality are inconsistent. Principal oversight is weak and is more interested in protecting test scores and stats than students. There is bullying and drugs and alcohol abuse at this school. Don't let people smooth over the dysfunction taking place at this school with their soft, polite Virginia niceness. Do your homework, ask tough questions and talk to people. A lot of covering up takes place in VA as people don't want anyone thinking badly about good ol' Polite Virginians. Fact is, if you are from a more progressive area of the country, you'll find that your school is probably on par or better than anything Midlo has to offer. It's an average school at best. If you can afford it, enroll your children in Trinity or Collegiate or St. Benedictines. Go private.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2012

I have a child at Midlo Middle, and after 2 years, we are leaving for private school. Midlo Middle is very inconsistent ...in terms of the teachers, the students, and the quality of the experience. For Center Based Gifted students, the experience is very different (and better) than for students in the general population. Many of the teachers are terrific and dedicated, but there are a number who are near retirement, and who seem to have lost their interest in helping children learn. They are 'punching the clock' at best, and we have experienced one who is actually a bully to a couple of the kids in her class. The students, too, can be coarse, and bullying is rampant. I'm not sure how different this is from other Middle School, and how much more the school can do to stop it, as I know that many detentions and much punishment has been meted out at different junctures. Netting it out, Midlo Middle is a good school if you don't have other options, but if you can swing private school, I would recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2012

When I was in sixth grade, I thought Midlo was the best school in the world. I was blinded by friendship and 'fun' at the time. Now that I've reached eighth grade, I feel like a different person. I'm not the best student in school, and have received many detentions. My point here is that many kids in my classes yell out much more vulgar and inappropriate phrases than what I say and receive nothing but a glare from the teachers, while I receive office refferals and detentions. The punishments are very inconsistent. The teachers view us students as test scores, not people. All I am in this school is a number. I am not heard. I am not treated well by the administration. I will be glad to leave in a few months.


Posted February 26, 2012

Some of the extra curricular activities are fun i guess but some of these teachers are completely inappropriate some are bipolar some are complete morons and some bully the students. There is a huge cockroach infestation and i have found many in my locker and in the locker room. The only good thing is the exploratory classes. All of the students are clones of each other, bratty stuck up rich kids. This neighborhood is a high end snooty place so don't expect to be treated nicely about your appearance, ever since I moved here i have been bullied and made fun of about my appearance. for the sake of your children do not move here. Once I got the answer wrong and I was pressured and yelled at until i got it right it made me cry and I was humiliated overall this school is terrible.


Posted October 3, 2011

I attended Midlothian Middle School. Most of the teachers are very nice and helpful, but I found that the some of students at the school were quite click-ish. Overall, most of the kids are nice and understanding


Posted August 8, 2011

I had two children attend this school before entering Midlothian High School and finally college. Midlothian Middle did a wonderful job preparing my children for high school/college but also for life. They offer many after school activities and clubs so there is something for all students. They are very caring and really want your child to succeed. One of my children struggled with ADHD/ADD and the teachers, special ed., and guidance were extremely helpful and nurturing to my son. A "BIG" thank you to all the teachers at Midlothian Midlle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2011

My son attended Midlothian Middle and I have to agree somewhat with the most recent comments from the Midlo student. I do feel that the school is clickish and there is alot of peer pressure. My son went from being an "A" student to being a "C" student. We were new to the community and I believe he felt like he needed to be apart of the click. Most of the teachers were focused on test scores and took no real interest in getting to know or motivating their students. Consequences for inappropriate behavior among students were not consistent across the board. I found Midlo Middle disappointing for a "9" rated school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2011

After three long years going to this atrocious piece of trash, this is absolutely the worst possible school you can ever go to. The office staff and teachers are incredibly horrendous at their occupations. I feel that I have to constantly keep myself busy because the teachers cannot provide proper motivation. This lack of interest demoralizes students in itself, and it is just absolutely ridiculous how these teachers (and staff) cannot properly relay information to each other and to the students. I feel cheated in a sense because I feel that I could have learned more in one year than I have in about 2 and 1/2 years at this school. Now, about the student body... It is utterly horrible how the staff and teachers cannot immediately spot rude/inappropriate behavior from these students. Most of the student body is made up of stuck up brats, class-clowns, and just plain idiots. i'd like to add that teachers take no blame on themselves and instead they act immature enough to blame other teachers, students, etc. Also, what I see in other schools is the competitive nature and motivated feeling. I sense none of these in this establishment. All in all, just steer clear from here.


Posted June 27, 2010

Lots of focus on test scores. The school can be click-ish and exclusive. Your child's experience here will depend on their academic talent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2009

I'm an eighth grader at this school and overall this school is pretty awesome. The only thing is, now that they have bells for each period which is good in a way so the teachers would catch the students who are tardy rather than sneaking in without the teacher knowing but I think not enough time is provided between periods. My classes are spread apart and I don't have four minutes to go from one end of the buillding to the other or go all the way from science back down to my locker which is downstairs and go all the way upstairs back up to spanish upstairs again. I think they need to extend time rather than issuing detentions on an innocent student. Otherwise the teachers are nice and awesome and this school is awesome.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 30, 2009

The some of my children have been exposed to inacceptable behaviour at this establishment and I haven't been contacted about it yet.


Posted May 29, 2009

I am a parent and the administration at this school is shockingly bad. The principal and vice principal are inconsistent with discipline, rude to parents, and basically treat us with a complete lack of consideration. Phone calls are not returned. Issues are not addressed promptly. I will move rather than send another child of mine there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2009

I only attended this school for a year, back in the 05-05 school year. However, it was an amazing place to begin middle school. The teachers are friendly, helpful, and creative. Students are kind and treat eachother with respect. I moved to Midlothian from Pensacola, Florida, for a year and thoroughly enjoyed my time at this school. I was never treated as an outcast even though I was the 'new girl'. Orchestra was amazing. Mr. Yohe is a great teacher.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 3, 2008

I am going into the 7th grade and i think this school is amazinggg! I always meet the nices people and teachers in this school!!! Everyone gets along perfectly!! this school doest get help you learn it helps you get along too!!!! This school is sweet!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2008

I am a 6th grader at this school, and I think this school is superb. I have heard many people say it looks shabby, old, and worn, but that just adds to its historic value. The teachers here are very nice, and friendly, too. They do anything and everything to teach you the things you need to learn. All in all, this school is 5 star worthy. And the food is really good too! :-)
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 21, 2007

I'm a student at this school, going into 7th Grade as of Fall 2007. Last year was so much fun! I had excellent teachers who made learning fun with experiments, projects and activites. This school rocks!
—Submitted by a student


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About these ratings

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.

427 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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2011

 
 
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94%
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.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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86%

2011

 
 
82%

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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 75% in 2013.

394 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 88% in 2012.

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Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

361 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
99%

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.

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
English: Writing

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

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 88% in 2012.

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Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

2012

 
 
98%

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 Students92%
Female students93%
Male students92%
Black students83%
Asian students94%
Hispanic90%
Multiracial91%
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%

Math

All Students92%
Female students93%
Male students91%
Black students96%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial93%
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities66%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%
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 Students90%
Female students93%
Male students88%
Black students68%
Asian students95%
Hispanic80%
Multiracial91%
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%

Math

All Students82%
Female students80%
Male students84%
Black students68%
Asian students90%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial69%
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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 Students92%
Female students93%
Male students91%
Black students84%
Asian students100%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%

English: Writing

All Students94%
Female students96%
Male students93%
Black students90%
Asian students95%
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English95%

Math

All Students97%
Female students96%
Male students97%
Black students70%
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English97%

Science

All Students92%
Female students90%
Male students94%
Black students84%
Asian students100%
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities77%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%
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.

366 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

23 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 students99%
Male students96%
Black students89%
Asian students100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English98%

Geometry

All Students100%
Female studentsn/a
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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13501 Midlothian Turnpike
Midlothian, VA 23113
Phone: (804) 378-2460

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