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Lafayette-Winona Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 681 students

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Posted August 20, 2011

My child is a rising 8th grader this year in honor classes and I saw great improvement in this pass school year in the different school subjects and teacher involvement with the student and concern in each child learning. reading the newspaper Lafayette-Winona had the best AYP of all the Norfolk middle schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2011

My child attended this school for three years and it was the worst 3 years of our lives. Some teachers don't care about the students and they use profanity when addressing the kids. My child was bullied and picked on on a frequent basis. I tried transferring her and that was unsuccessful. Fights all the time, kids setting the bathroom on fire, guidance telling what a child tells them to another kid. Just an unprofessional setting. I'm happy our nightmare is over.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2011

I have a 7th grader at this school and there are so many things going on at this school that no one seems to care about. The children have absolutely no respect for the teachers and there is a fight every other day. I can certainly see why this school has lost their accreditation. This school reminds me of the school portrayed in the movie "Lean On Me". I am going to do everything in my power to have my child attend a private school next year. The only thing positive about this school is the After the Bell program. Alot of positive role models working there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2009

i hate lafayette it is a dirty bad school i think they should shut taht school down the teachers are so mean to the kids they don't teach the kids like they are paid to do that school stinks the way it is builded it looks like the school will fall on the kids it is just nastey i hate that school and my child will not go to that school any more at all
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2009

There are too many disrespectful children in this school which makes it hard for the best teacher to perform! If your child is not a follower and wants to succeed it will happen, but there will be distractions
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2009

1st of all i luv this school and nobody can compete with us in academic levels its not the teachers fault that the student isnt getting help they choose not to get help and they choose not to do there work its middle school work if u know your child needs help with work; the teachers allow them to stay back after school its all their choice not the parents not the teachers but really i think the only problem in that school is the fact that parents dont teach their kids any home training no one is the same in that school they just need a little more attenion instead of being called the worst school ever in this districk.so if you really wanna know whats going ask yourself not the teacher what they are doing wrong besides laffayette has stepped it up a nauch we are in uniforms!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2008

this school is a very wonderful school as a long as you pay attention and be ready to learn i love this school i am going to be upet when i graduate
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 18, 2006

We appreciate the ideas shared with us to help Geoffrey become more organized. Being able to organize homework, classwork and notes will aid his educational goal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2006

i agree that this has to be one of the worst schools in our distract. i hate that my child attends this school. i told my husband we have to move just to get our daughter from this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2005

This is categorically the worst school in Norfolk. I am moving to another home with my family in order to give my daughter a chance for an education. I have kept her in this school for two years. It is a dangerous, unproductive environment. The teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators are arrogant, rude, incompetent, and unhelpful. Children need positive role-models in a school; these educators do not educate; in addition, they do not provide guidance for the students. I know it's sounds very negative, but this school should have a 'For Sale' sign in front of it. This school is an example of everything that is wrong in public education. Public schools are wonderful, but this one is the worst of the worst.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2005

I am very disappointed with the school. The teachers do not teach, the children are out of control, and the Principal doesn't seem to care. All my child talks about is how the teacher will not help her with her work, and then gets upset when my child gets it wrong. And its all her teachers. I think this school needs an overall evaluation of the whole school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2004

I think that they have the worst curriculum. I am transferring my son out of that school. There were more kids in summer school this year 2004 that they were in school. The school needs help. Teachers are not there for the students only the check. Help these children grow not push them down.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
70%
English: Writing

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

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students49%
Female students57%
Male students42%
Black students44%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English50%

Math

All Students67%
Female students68%
Male students66%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English68%
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 Students48%
Female students53%
Male students43%
Black students43%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities16%
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English47%

Math

All Students15%
Female students12%
Male students17%
Black students15%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities15%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English15%
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 Students44%
Female students44%
Male students44%
Black students38%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial36%
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English44%

English: Writing

All Students48%
Female students51%
Male students45%
Black students43%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial50%
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English48%

Math

All Students34%
Female students30%
Male students37%
Black students32%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students64%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities35%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English33%

Science

All Students38%
Female students25%
Male students50%
Black students34%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial50%
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities39%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English39%
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

  • No accreditation rating was reported for the 2009-2010 school year.
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Accredited with Warning".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Accredited with Warning".

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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students82%
Female students84%
Male students80%
Black students82%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

Geometry

All Students92%
Female students90%
Male students94%
Black students88%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
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) 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 Leader's name
  • Margarietta Stallings

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  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

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Media arts
  • Computer animation
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1701 Alsace Ave
Norfolk, VA 23509
Phone: (757) 628-2477

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