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Poquoson Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 524 students

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Posted January 13, 2014

there is tons of drama, and bullying. PMS has "Take A Stand Lend A Hand." A anti-bullying program every Wednesday durning 6th period. It doesn't help at all. Bullying happens like crazy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2010

PMS is a fantastic school. My son's teachers meet daily to discuss any student issues, and are always open to parents. As the only middle school in the district, it fully represents the community it serves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2006

I feel Poquoson is a segregated school from the past. This school lacks any kind of racial diversity. I was very surprised how racially intolerant the Poquoson school system appears to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2006

Bravo PMS! The teachers care about student problems, academic and otherwise. They encourage parents to get involved and be present in your childs academic career. I feel safe leaving my daughter in the capable and caring hands of these fine instructors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2006

This is a very difficult school to transfer into especially as a boy. SOL's are highly stressed. Once in a certain 'track' of classes in junior high, it's very difficult change- all the way through high school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
English: Writing

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

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students75%
Female students79%
Male students71%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Math

All Students88%
Female students93%
Male students83%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%
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 Students84%
Female students84%
Male students84%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

Math

All Students73%
Female students72%
Male students73%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%
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 Students83%
Female students86%
Male students81%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

English: Writing

All Students82%
Female students90%
Male students76%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

Math

All Students38%
Female students42%
Male students33%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students37%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities40%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English38%

Science

All Students90%
Female students88%
Male students92%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

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 Students97%
Female students96%
Male students97%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%

Geometry

All Students100%
Female students100%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
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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985 Poquoson Ave
Poquoson, VA 23662
Phone: (757) 868-6031

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