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Lake Taylor Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 928 students

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Posted yesterday

Lake Taylor middle is not a good school the staff is hood and the children is all over the place kids and everyday if not twice a week there is frights
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2010

I hate the area that you live in determines where your child goes to school. This school is one of the worst in Norfolk. I wont speak on all the teachers because I don't know them all. However the ones that I have had to come in contact with are not prepared for the tasks this school has. Students have no respect, partly becuase of home but also because of the teachers. Esembler is not used properly by teachers, some wait until the week that report cards go out to update. how can a parent keep up as Esembler was designed. Food fights, riots and other fights are amongst the things my child had to endure
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2010

I would wonder how this rating would differ if the teachers could express themselves freely without fear of retribution. As it stands now, the "policy" of the school system in effect tramples upon ones 1st amendments. The same ones which the students are taught the importance of.


Posted September 16, 2009

i go to Ltms and it is great when it wants to but it has to musch drama so glad its my last year here but im gonna miss all the great people here though.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 3, 2009

I must commend the leadership at LTMS, they really have their hands full. With parental involvement and a clear mission, this school has the potential to become one of Norfolk's World Class schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2008

I go to LTMS!! They have a pretty good curriculum, but when it comes to the students and drama its terrible! People always want to fight other students because of he said she said drama, and its absolutley ridiculous!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 12, 2008

i go to that school and its great
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 22, 2005

I believe that Lake Taylor Middle is a great school. They keep the parents involved in what thier children are doing in school and they also provide great academic programs to help improve children who are struggling. This school has wonderful gifted athletes, and also all around gifted students. Keep up the good work Lake Taylor. GO VIKINGS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 25, 2003

I am now spending in excess of $600 per month plus supplies for my children to get an education in the Norfolk area, a task which seems impossible in the Norfolk Public Schools that my tax dollars pay for. The majority of teachers themselves are undereducated as well as the administration and the trickle down effect is horrendous. Needless to say, if you're planning on moving to this area and looking into the schools here, after much experience with 4 children, factor private school into your budget.
—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.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
50%

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 75% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

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.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
English: Writing

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

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

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

All Students46%
Female students51%
Male students41%
Black students44%
Asian students82%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial43%
White students61%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English45%

Math

All Students46%
Female students44%
Male students49%
Black students42%
Asian students91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial50%
White students65%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficient students70%
Proficient in English46%
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 Students42%
Female students42%
Male students42%
Black students39%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracial62%
White students59%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English42%

Math

All Students9%
Female students6%
Male students11%
Black students9%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities7%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English9%
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 Students41%
Female students50%
Male students32%
Black students37%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracial60%
White students55%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English41%

English: Writing

All Students44%
Female students56%
Male students33%
Black students39%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracial55%
White students64%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English44%

Math

All Students25%
Female students25%
Male students26%
Black students22%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students10%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities26%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English25%

Science

All Students36%
Female students26%
Male students43%
Black students30%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students50%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities35%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English37%
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 "Conditionally 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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students78%
Female students83%
Male students74%
Black students77%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial90%
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%

Geometry

All Students63%
Female students67%
Male students54%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
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) 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
  • Dr. Lynnell Gibson

Resources

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

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1380 Kempsville Rd
Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone: (757) 892-3230

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