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Wm. E. Waters Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 599 students

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Posted May 7, 2014

This school is by far the worst school that I have attended, not all of the teachers are professional about their jobs and do not take it seriously enough to care for their students. Further more their are very few diciplinary actions taking to avoid mishaps and bad children.


Posted May 7, 2014

I'm a student. I despise my school and all of the teachers. With an exception of a few teachers. A few others really needs to be kicked off of the premises immediately, and banned from any contact with students or other teachers. This school has a seriously bad curriculum, and the establishment should be abolished. No one deserves the embarrassment of having this school on their record. So, fellow students, rate this school for what it is.


Posted February 25, 2008

This is a great school. Everyone works hard and long to make sure our students are successful.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 8, 2008

Small class sizes are great. I do not approve of not teaching the basics year round (i.e. Social Studies for 1 Semester..etc) and not having Art, TechEd - etc.
—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 75% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%
English: Writing

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

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students64%
Female students68%
Male students61%
Black students57%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English64%

Math

All Students28%
Female students37%
Male students21%
Black students25%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students35%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities32%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English28%
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 Students63%
Female students65%
Male students61%
Black students54%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial75%
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%

English: Writing

All Students61%
Female students64%
Male students58%
Black students51%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial92%
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English61%

Math

All Students54%
Female students55%
Male students53%
Black students49%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English54%

Science

All Students69%
Female students65%
Male students72%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial83%
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%
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.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
98%

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 Students94%
Female students95%
Male students93%
Black students92%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%

Geometry

All Students88%
Female students85%
Male students91%
Black students80%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
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) 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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Portsmouth, VA 23701
Phone: (757) 558-2813

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