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Norview Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1185 students

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Posted September 2, 2014

This school is horrible! My sons went here and learned the worst values I have ever seen. One son failed all year and when questioned about it to the school about what the teachers were doing he came home with the last report card passing in everything g and passed hi.veto the seventh grade! This school is a joke. I was scared for my kids everyday I had to move one year was enough!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

This school is terrible for bullying, racism, fighting, drugs, and craziness! Most of the teachers try to do all that they can, but the white teachers are disrespected (by students and other teachers) and the black teachers just yell. There is a lot of black against white racism at all levels and the administration doesn't do anything about it. The teachers' hands are tied when it comes to getting the disruptive students out of the classrooms so the other students can learn. Some of these kids need to be sent to alternative schools. Teachers can't teach because kids are so bad and disrespectful! Too many kids don't care about school and their parents don't do anything about it at home. I can't wait to get away from this school!! Avoid this school if you value your child and their education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2014

This school is such a joke. Sure the have the SAME academic materials as every middle school in the area but their delivery is terrible and the types of students the go there are just as bad. Granted, the old adage about how much you (your child) puts into their education determines how much they get out of it. However, the environment here breeds gangs, drugs, weapons on property and the teachers who feel as if their hands are tied on how to correct insolent behaviors. Without changes, all the children who want to learn and have abilities are succumbing to the societal norms of an inner-city school, especially since this is such an impressionable age for the kids. NPS needs to think in this century not good old 1950's and address bad behaviors with a zero tolerance policy and place THOSE insolent kids into alternative schools. So they can learn and understand in an environment they know well.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 1, 2013

I think this school should be closed down. My son went here for two years he started as a good student who liked school but after Norview he failed twice, got suspended for fighting, & began to skip school. My son had never been in a fight or missed more than 5 days for the year. Fortunately we've moved from the district because it was my daughters turn to go to norview & I really was afraid for her. If you can help it don't send your children here they go in as good innocent children & come out drop-outs with rap sheets. The staff could care less should all be fired.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2013

Glad I sent my child to Norview Middle School, he will leave this school this year with 6 high school credits, so for me Norview Middle does have teachers and higher ups that do care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2012

We are new to the area, and wow they really need to get a handle on these kids. Arrival and dismissal is like being at a prison courtyard. These kids need there mouths washed out, and shame on them for talking this way with parents are around or at all for that matter. It makes me scared to know what is going on inside that building for my child. I just do not understand what is going on with this world. I know some of their parents and I know they do not let them act like this. It is horrible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2010

This school is horrible. The teachers do not care about their students and the office staff has no interest in changing anything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2010

Norview Middle School is an excellent school despite the terrible administration. How can the principal tell teachers what to do when she was a speech pathologist? To my knowledge, one who could tell teachers how to be excellent teachers should be a former teacher. Not to continue belittling the principal, the math department and science department are excellent departments. They are the threshold that holds Norview together. THey are lead by excellent department chairs and more importantly, the 6th grade team works very hard, yet they are misrepresented by administration. Overall, Norview Middle is fully accredited, not in the newspaper, and a wonderful school!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 9, 2010

Honestly, this school seems just as good as any other. Only I think it's horrible that I can only go to my locker at the beginning and end of school (which defeats half of the purpose of having a locker in the first place). There are too many silent lunches, but I guess that's okay because we can pass notes anyway. Also, my counselor was very supportive and helped me keep my grades up and transfer to another class that I wanted to take. Overall, this school's an average school. :D
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 7, 2008

I was a teacher there at Norview Middle school and I must say that the teacher did bust their tales on SOLS, our new principal took every ounce of time to make sure kids did the afterschool sol tutoring. Took the time to right a comment or two on each student's report card to tell them what they needed to work on and to enroll in the SPEAK program . Several of my kids were taken out of my music class for sol prep. I saw teachers stay after school to help out, what has the scores, low is that it is on the students side....not the teacher side and that parents need to be involved..not some ALL, I had several parents not caring about the student's grade, and see how involve they are in their lives. The person below that wrote about the principal not doing programs is misunderstood.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 23, 2008

What is going on with the sol scores our children are not getting the help needed i think the principal should really start opening up more programs, tutors to get the help for all the children that are in need. To help them increase these scores. My son came from dream keepers and all the kids there scored so much higher there then this middle school this is very scary, whats going to happen next year when the work gets harder how many are going to pass or fail.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2007

The teachers and staff are great at Norview Middle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2006

I think Norview is doing the best they can with what they have. My daughters sixth grade teachers seem to be pretty dilagent about keeping up with her and what she needs to work on and are always available to stay after school at least one day a week to give her extra help when needed.It is your resonsibility to make sure your child asks for the help. It is not up to the school to raise your children and teach them right from wrong, these children are bad because it is an allowed behavior at home. Norview keep on trying with what you are givin to work with, and please continue to work on the violence there, these children are out of control and unfortunatly so are their parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2005

My child is in the special education program at Norview. And coming from a much larger district this is the best school I have ever dealt with. I find the teachers to be involved and the counselors knowledgable. The new principal is making great strides and doing wonderful work. the school for improvement as does most inter city schools. I believe that a teacher can only give your child as much as your do. I've had several teacher's bend over backwards to help my daughter. I think more parents need to be involved and it would lead to an even better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2005

There are certian teachers and Deans at Norview Middle that is in need of some serious training when it comes to dealing with how they talk to parents. One of the Deans (who I shall not name) has been very rude and sarcastic to me when I called to voice my concern on problems concerning my child. A note was dropped on my child's desk by another student and my child recieved detention for passing a note. When I called to inquire as to why my child recieved detention, this Dean stated 'for passing notes'. So I tried to use an analogy to try to get her to understand better by stating, if I rob a bank and drop the money on your doorstep do you get charged with the robbing the bank? Here is her sarcastic reply 'this is not a robbery'. I can go on and on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2005

I believe also this school needs help with violence. Everyday my daughter seems to come home with a story about kids in the hall fighting, punching, rumor about someone having a knife, etc. My daughter feels she is in prison due to all the security guards. Some kids spoil it for everyone. Needs more racial balance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

This school needs serious help. The safety of the students needs to be a priority. The teachers cannot interact and help the students as they should, for fear of their safety. Safety of all at this school is a major problem and a big concern for parents.


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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.

354 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

383 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

317 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

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.

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
English: Writing

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

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students48%
Female students52%
Male students46%
Black students42%
Asian students75%
Hispanic44%
Multiracial61%
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficient students53%
Proficient in English48%

Math

All Students53%
Female students57%
Male students51%
Black students47%
Asian students69%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial61%
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficient students67%
Proficient in English53%
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 Students43%
Female students47%
Male students39%
Black students37%
Asian students62%
Hispanic48%
Multiracial55%
White students57%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficient students45%
Proficient in English43%

Math

All Students26%
Female students30%
Male students22%
Black students23%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracial27%
White students44%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities2%
Students without disabilities30%
Limited English proficient students20%
Proficient in English26%
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 Students50%
Female students53%
Male students47%
Black students41%
Asian students100%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial65%
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficient students54%
Proficient in English50%

English: Writing

All Students50%
Female students62%
Male students42%
Black students43%
Asian students100%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial53%
White students66%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficient students58%
Proficient in English50%

Math

All Students50%
Female students54%
Male students47%
Black students49%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial38%
White students47%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English49%

Science

All Students42%
Female students42%
Male students42%
Black students40%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracial47%
White students52%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficient students30%
Proficient in English43%
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 "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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students75%
Female students80%
Male students69%
Black students74%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial90%
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Geometry

All Students55%
Female students55%
Male students54%
Black students42%
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial77%
White students53%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English52%
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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  • Mr. Dennis Fifer

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