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Ethel M. Gildersleeve Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1117 students

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Posted December 4, 2010

I am a 6th grade student at Gildersleeve. Although I'm new i believe this school is a perfect example of a great school. Our teachers are great especially the resource classes. The extracurriculars are just icing on the cake at this school. Our academic programs are just wonderful. I being an advanced student myself find that the program does challenge even me. I am extremely proud to be a Gildersleeve Seahawk this year and the next to years to come.


Posted January 7, 2008

The teachers at Gildersleeve are great, and I really appreciated the personal touches like notes of encouragement. They were all willing to e-mail me with udpates on my childs progress often, and said thanks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2007

I'm a student that moved into this school in 8th grade. I'm doing OK, but I'm new to this school system and I have no idea how to get involved in extra curricular activities! I wish someone would tell me without me having to go through several people to find out.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 6, 2007

My child transferred in in the middle of the year and the teachers there are wonderful. The school has a lot of parent involvement, extracurricular activities and the principal last year was awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

This school's okay.My daughter, recentley had to move, and GMS was the new school she was enrolled in.The principals are wonderful,however, some of the teachers are, how do i say this, gag. I hate to say it but there are hardly any parents involved in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2003

LOVE IT............!!!!!!!!!!!!!11


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

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.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

375 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
73%

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 71% in 2013.

342 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
English: Writing

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

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

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.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

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 students78%
Male students70%
Black students65%
Asian students80%
Hispanic57%
Multiracial60%
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students28%
Proficient in English77%

Math

All Students81%
Female students88%
Male students74%
Black students72%
Asian students73%
Hispanic72%
Multiracial80%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient students52%
Proficient in English84%
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 Students69%
Female students69%
Male students68%
Black students55%
Asian students80%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient students33%
Proficient in English72%

Math

All Students52%
Female students46%
Male students58%
Black students47%
Asian students77%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White students56%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficient students41%
Proficient in English54%
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 Students65%
Female students66%
Male students64%
Black students50%
Asian students82%
Hispanic47%
Multiracial50%
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient students43%
Proficient in English66%

English: Writing

All Students65%
Female students70%
Male students59%
Black students56%
Asian students79%
Hispanic36%
Multiracial57%
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient students39%
Proficient in English66%

Math

All Students55%
Female students51%
Male students59%
Black students51%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracial50%
White students61%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficient students37%
Proficient in English57%

Science

All Students77%
Female students73%
Male students80%
Black students68%
Asian students75%
Hispanic52%
Multiracial69%
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient students43%
Proficient in English79%
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.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

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 Students99%
Female students100%
Male students99%
Black students100%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students99%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities91%
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English99%

Geometry

All Students100%
Female students100%
Male students100%
Black students100%
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%
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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School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Courtney Mompoint

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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