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Louisa County Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1073 students

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Posted September 9, 2013

How is Louisa MS today in 2013 & what should I expect it to offer my 13yr old son? We're relocating to Louisa in October 2013. Sincerely, Future Parent.


Posted September 21, 2011

Agree with the posts 9/3/11 & 4/26/11 - LCPS are going downhill in every single aspect. Catering to HS students & football yet MS students are expected to comply. Funny how HS parents say "it's only every other Saturday..deal with it" to the MS parents / students - yet cannot seem to grasp that very same issue. You're right, it's "only every other Saturday..so deal with it HS parents/students." This school system has been faltering for years & going down hill - lets cater to certain individuals but not others, don't even ask the parents what ideas they can come up with collectively that is better than what admin suggested. Seem to think we're all backwards bumpkins that cannot put together an intelligent thought process. Guess those Friday Night Lights & what very few HS students that actually support their families ( would love to see the stats on that) outweigh the parents whose lives are turned upside down by having to pay for child care or send their kids to "teen quest" at an additional cost to them (county isnt paying for it) not to mention what middle school students have had to give up regarding most extracurricular activities, yet HS has not Very sad indeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2011

For anyone with a middle school student looking to buy or rent a home in Louisa versus another county, you may want to look in the other county for the time being. Louisa High School became unusable due to the earthquake in Aug. 2011. Middle school students will attend school Tues., Thurs. & every other Saturday through Jan. 2012. The high school students have priority and will use the middle school Mon., Wed. & Fri. It is a difficult situation, but this schedule is not in the best interest of middle school students. The reason is that the board believed high school students would not attend Saturday classes. Even after Jan. 2012, the school's administration's solution for the time being is 90 modular units for the high school. You may want to bear this in mind if you are comparing school systems for 2011-2012, 2012-2013 and perhaps longer. Middle school students are getting the short end of the stick as the saying goes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2011

I am disappointed in LCMS. There are great teachers. But there are more mediocre teachers and bad teachers. Bullying is an issue. My child has spent too much class time watching movies with no connection to the class subject (like Disney movies). The school might be decent if Louisa Co put as much effort into education as it does in its H.S. football program. Sadly, the priorities of the administration do not include quality education across the board. A student s education should not depend on the luck of the draw as to which teachers they are assigned. The talented and gifted program offers lots of expensive perks to students who get into this program. Louisa looks for kids who score high on special standardized tests, not kids who actually display art, music or theatrical talent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2009

This school is amazing. The staff is committed to the highest level of achievement from their students. I am very happy with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2009

I am happy with the school, there is so much for my son to get into and try. The teachers are great, they try very hard and never give up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

Very disappointed with LCMS. The school is so large, it makes it difficult to manage the emotional and academic welfare of students. Quality of instruction is varied, inconsitent use of technology or processes to manage communications, grades, assignments, etc., and there seems to be little control over influences and other behavior issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2008

LCMS has great potential with the student body it has and their may diversified abilities. However, the school is failing the students on many levels. This first area of LCMS failing our many students is in academics and that is very obvious when classroom, homework, quizzes & test scores are reviewed day-by-day and on a random basis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2004

This is a great school. The teachers try there hardest and they want each stdent to achieve.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

354 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
60%

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.

356 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
History and Social Science

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

10 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
English: Writing

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

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
90%
History and Social Science

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

11 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students74%
Female students77%
Male students71%
Black students62%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial71%
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%

Math

All Students73%
Female students75%
Male students71%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial75%
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%
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 Students75%
Female students77%
Male students73%
Black students62%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial56%
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Math

All Students62%
Female students61%
Male students63%
Black students43%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial50%
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%
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 Students60%
Female students62%
Male students57%
Black students36%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial50%
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English60%

English: Writing

All Students61%
Female students72%
Male students50%
Black students35%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial71%
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English61%

Math

All Students62%
Female students71%
Male students52%
Black students42%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial43%
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English62%

Science

All Students70%
Female students66%
Male students74%
Black students46%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial56%
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities75%
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

  • 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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

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 Students100%
Female students100%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
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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1009 Davis Hwy
Mineral, VA 23117
Phone: (540) 894-5115

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