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Huntington Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 601 students

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Posted July 16, 2009

I'm a very proud teacher at Huntington Middle School. This school has sail to excellence due to the leadership and my awesome collegues. I believe without the guidance of the LORD watching over our leader ( including assistant principals) and the TEACHERS (including instructional leaders) 'GIFT OF KNOWLEDGE' we would not have sailed so far.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 12, 2007

As a former Huntington teacher, I can truly say it is an exceptional school. The faculty and staff were not only caring and nurturing to the students, but always courteous and compassionate toward each other. Everyone worked together to keep the students encouraged, and to help them be successful. The students were always excited to share their accomplishments with the faculty and staff. The principal's 'open-door' policy not only made the teachers feel welcome, but the students too. That is why many students and teachers continue to stop by the school long after they have moved on. As they say, 'Once a Viking, always a Viking.' I hope one day, I'll be able to return HOME to my Viking family. In the meantime, I know that everyone there will continue to strive for excellence and continue to do what is in the best interest of the children.--You Can't Hide That Viking Pride!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 14, 2007

I am a former 8th grade student of Huntington Middle School and the three years I spent there were excellent!The teachers and staff are amazing and they do not care how penurious a student is, they will make sure that each student gets a rigorous lesson each day.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 13, 2007

I attend Huntington Middle School! I am in the seventh grade. The teachers really care and wants us to succeed! Dr. Wallace, a scientist teacher, is one of the top teachers in the nation as reported by National Teachers Association! Huntington is the best! Go Vikings!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 28, 2005

I've taught at Huntington for some years now and, as a teacher, I love working there. There are lots of Christian adults in the building which makes the atmosphere wonderful. Most of the students are black and many are from poorer neighborhoods, but the teachers expect THE best, not their best, so the smarter kids always feel challenged, and the slower kids at least feel capable. The kids love it. Many parents are afraid to send their kids there because Huntington is located in a poor minority community, but inside the walls it is an oasis of learning. I can't imagine teaching anywhere else.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 1, 2005

My child attended Huntington before we moved to College Park Georgia. I for one felt that the teachers gave their best effort, but the problem actually lied where the parents did not respond to or communicate with the teachers. Other than that, I find that my son really learned the true meaning of Middle School from Huntington. Thanks for everything and keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2004

By far the best educational experience for a middle schooler, Huntington is concerned with the total development of the child. The staff (from custodians to the principal) is personally invested in providing opportunities that develop each child on an educational, social and emotional level. I think that any child who doesn't experience what Huntington offers has been deprived of the most critical developmental factor that a middle school child needs, a consistent, caring, fair but firm educational environment that stresses the importance of experiential learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

Huntinton Middle School sometimes gets a bad rap because of its location. I have found that it is the safest school in the area. The students love being there and the staff is the most caring in the city. Keep up the good work!


Posted September 9, 2003

Huntington is a learning enviornment which helps children to be all that they can be. The teachers have a wealth of experices that help them to ensure that they help all kinds of children. There are many parents that think this school is not good enough or safe considereing the neighborhood but I can assure you that my child will attend this school when she gets to middle school. I have found this school to be unlike an other. The best of the rest.


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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.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
English: Writing

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

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students50%
Female students54%
Male students47%
Black students47%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English50%

Math

All Students58%
Female students67%
Male students52%
Black students56%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English58%
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 Students53%
Female students53%
Male students51%
Black students52%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English53%

Math

All Students13%
Female students10%
Male students16%
Black students11%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities14%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English13%
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 Students46%
Female students53%
Male students39%
Black students43%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English46%

English: Writing

All Students38%
Female students46%
Male students28%
Black students35%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities42%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English37%

Math

All Students43%
Female students40%
Male students46%
Black students43%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities39%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English43%

Science

All Students68%
Female students68%
Male students67%
Black students66%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities49%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%
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 "Conditionally 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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

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 Students96%
Female students97%
Male students94%
Black students95%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%

Geometry

All Students81%
Female students91%
Male students70%
Black students76%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%
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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3401 Orcutt Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607
Phone: (757) 928-6846

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