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Cradock Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 616 students

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Posted February 10, 2014

Cradock Middle has been going down hill since the old leadership left for the high school. There are constant fights at the school and the students only seem to get suspended after SOL testing. The current principal bullies the faculty and staff (especially new hires or transfers). She uses the meetings to belittle the staff and rarely offers encouragement. Reporting her to the HR is of no use since they are all "friends" and could care less about the "little people" since they will get their "fat" checks upon retirement. The teachers spend most of class time redirecting bad behaviors. It's a shame that almost half of last years faculty/staff left this school last year.


Posted September 6, 2013

I am disappointed that Cradock Midldle school would place a child in a class that she already successfully passed with a straight A. They have no other science class for her to take. Here she is at the beginning of a new school year and cries before going to school every morning. This is not fair to a student who has been an honor student since 2nd grade. Now she's bored!


Posted March 1, 2010

Cradock has changed dramatically over the years. It is apparent that the current leadership is concerned about the overall well-being of the students. Just look at all of the positive gains and student activities that are available to the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

This school is the worst possible school to send your child to and we are in the process of moving out of Portsmouth so that we can get our son into a decent school. My son has special needs and has received little to no support in school. the administrators have little interest in seeing him succeed and NO interest in learning about autism. The is no communication back and forth and I even had the vice principal argue with me that my son's diagnosis wasn't one for autism!! I am disgusted with the school and would urge any parent who is considering moving to Portsmouth to NOT do it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2009

I can't beleive how terrible this school is it is falling apart all over the place. My children have been bullied and beat up and although i have brought this to the principal's attention several time she refused to take action agianst the repeated perpitrators. This school's curriculum is fine but the disipline is horrid.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2009

When my son started Cradock in 2007 I was fearful of the fights and the indiscipline children. After a year I became more comfortable with him being there because of the changes and the tight discipline Dr. Sanderlin established. My son graduated yesterday with honors in the year they made history of becoming accredited. Hooooray!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2009

I can't believe that my husband and I allowed our son to stay at Craddock Middle for the past two years. I'm not complaining about his grades, because he is on the honor roll, however, I don't feel like he has done anything to earn those grades. He is a very smart young man, however, I don't feel like he is being challenged at this school. He rarely has homework and I am concerned that he will not be prepared for his freshman year in high school . It is a shame that our younger son in 4th grade brings more homework and graded papers home than our oldest son in Craddock. Whenever I visit this school the administrators are always dealing with some kind of behavior issues. We are so disappointed that we are moving to Chesapeake to give our children a better education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2009

This is my third and thank God my last child to go through Cradock Middle. My first two were smart and managed on their own. Now my son is struggling and can't seem to get the help he needs. He gets in plenty of trouble and we hear about that. But we don't hear that he hasn't done his homework or that he is one point away from failing his grade! Yeah i think the Portsmouth School System is awful and is in need of great repair. Thank goodness he has only four years to go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2008

I think that what Craddock Middle needs now more than ever is the support of the parents. These are our children and in order to make the school what we want it to be, we have to make our voices heard. Dr. Sanderlin is a great leader and runs a tight ship. She will support the parents and genuinely cares about our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2006

My child has only been at this school 2mos.This school is unorganized and unprofessional. The students have walk through a metal detector. They do not have a watchful eye out for my child. The teacher have a I don't care attitude about teaching my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2005

I am very upset at how this school is able to stay open without the state ruling over how the teachers and a lack of them teach our children. It is definitely not meeting any state codes. The students are passed on to get them out of the school. Home owners are paying for the taxes to see them pay wages for nothing. I do not think the children will know enough of the basic's to be able to achieve a quility career in their future. Staying in the Portsmouth school district is allowing a large number of future citizens to be low income families. What a waste of a god given natural resource. We will be lucky if we have one leader from our area school district in the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2004

This school this year has been the worst yet. They don't have teachers for math and science for my daughter who is in honor classes. This school needs more money to pay the teachers so they will stay.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2003

The principal is leading well. But my daughter is in the 7th grade this year 2003 and she as made honor roll since the 1st grade untill enrolled in this school. I thank dr.daniels ,mr.harts,dr.ward for helping my child
—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 75% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
English: Writing

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

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%

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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%
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 Students58%
Female students61%
Male students55%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students52%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English58%

Math

All Students25%
Female students27%
Male students23%
Black students26%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students18%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities28%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English25%
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 students57%
Male students44%
Black students48%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students61%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English50%

English: Writing

All Students47%
Female students59%
Male students36%
Black students45%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students55%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English47%

Math

All Students14%
Female students22%
Male students10%
Black students13%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities16%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English14%

Science

All Students43%
Female students38%
Male students47%
Black students38%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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 "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.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students85%
Female students86%
Male students84%
Black students86%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities91%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

Geometry

All Students67%
Female students71%
Male students62%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%
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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21 Alden Ave
Portsmouth, VA 23702
Phone: (757) 393-8788

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