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Vernon Johns Junior High School

Public | 8-9 | 618 students

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Posted July 4, 2013

my school is the best school that I have ever been to except Robert E. Lee Elementary School, We have the best principle, he actually cares about the students and would do anything for us so that we can pass those SOLs. So before you say something about our school having a terrible atmosphere, please know what your are talking about and stop going by what you may have heard or think you know. Thank you so much


Posted January 27, 2011

Terrible educational atmosphere. Not a desirable school for any child. The rating or test scores and stats speak for the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

the students are amazing and they work to gether so fine and i think it's the school to go to.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 71% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
English: Writing

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

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
73%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 88% in 2012.

11 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students47%
Female students54%
Male students39%
Black students46%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English47%

English: Writing

All Students42%
Female students50%
Male students33%
Black students41%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities45%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English41%

Math

All Students47%
Female students52%
Male students42%
Black students48%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English48%

Science

All Students61%
Female students62%
Male students60%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English61%
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 "Accreditation Denied".
  • No accreditation rating was reported for the 2008-2009 school year.
  • No accreditation rating was reported for the 2007-2008 school year.

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.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students74%
Female students78%
Male students71%
Black students74%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%

Geometry

All Students87%
Female students87%
Male students87%
Black students86%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%
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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  • Dr. Ronnie D. Watson

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3101 Homestead Drive
Petersburg, VA 23805
Phone: (804) 862-7020

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