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Hughes Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 933 students

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Posted yesterday

Hughes Middle School administration doesn't put the needs of students first. They have instituted illogical policies and scheduling systems. The administration is inflexible and office staff are unable to answer basic questions. Students attend class in trailers without restrooms in one of the richest counties in the United States. Despite this, there is fortunately good teacher and parent involvement and a wide choice of courses and activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2014

I have been consistently disrespected by students when I substitute here. Many of the children that attend this school do not care, and many of the teachers has given up on them. I offered to help a student, but she told me "You're annoying me. Go away."


Posted July 8, 2013

Excellent school with caring teachers and administrators. My child is a rising 8th grade AAP student and we've been very pleased overall and glad he decided to attend Hughes rather than his base school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2013

Middle school is difficult for any student anywhere is America. LHMS makes middle school as good as it can get.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

My son's counselor ,Monica Crossley, is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

My son is an 8th grade, non-GT student at Hughes & has had a very good experience. I've found the admin staff to be competent & friendly; the teachers dedicated, responsive & creative. The school is 1/3 GT, has a huge foreign language program (biggest in FCPS) & music/arts/theater programs that consistently wins top honors at competetion. Also a very active, functional PTA that funds & runs cool enrichment activities. I like that every student participates in the demanding IB Middle Years Program, which emphasizes critical thinking & writing. The vast majority of students at Hughes earn strong grades, participate in tons of activities, demonstrate great enthusiasm & school spirit, and leave Hughes with the skills they need to succeed in even the most challenging high school. After 2yrs at Hughes my own formerly struggling student is enrolled in honors courses for next year - wow!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2005

Team B rocks! All the teachers have done a remarkable job in boosting my son's self-esteem! They have worked with him one-on-one when necessary and even given him the opportunity to tutor others when appropiate. As far as communicating with them: it's been a breeze; they will get back to you within 24 hours. Usually, though, it's within a few hours; at the end of the school day. I loved the pen-pal project his English teacher did for him; he actually enjoyed writing! His Social Studies teacher gave my student an opportunity to saturate his world with the culture by learning about the history of the country chosen,presenting artifacts and yummy treats; educational party. The Math class was made fun by having the students play games and build structures. The activity log kept my son exercising outside of PE! Science was made appetizing (at home)with an edible cell. We'll miss you!
—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.

483 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

448 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
English: Writing

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

441 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

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.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

451 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students82%
Female students83%
Male students80%
Black students57%
Asian students92%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial85%
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient students63%
Proficient in English86%

Math

All Students66%
Female students64%
Male students67%
Black students48%
Asian students94%
Hispanic64%
Multiracial65%
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient students59%
Proficient in English70%
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 students82%
Male students84%
Black students60%
Asian students94%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial86%
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient students43%
Proficient in English90%

English: Writing

All Students80%
Female students82%
Male students77%
Black students56%
Asian students92%
Hispanic56%
Multiracial79%
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient students40%
Proficient in English86%

Math

All Students81%
Female students78%
Male students83%
Black students72%
Asian students85%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial79%
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students59%
Proficient in English87%

Science

All Students78%
Female students74%
Male students81%
Black students57%
Asian students89%
Hispanic52%
Multiracial86%
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient students32%
Proficient in English86%
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.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

94 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 Students96%
Female students97%
Male students96%
Black students86%
Asian students100%
Hispanic89%
Multiracial96%
White students99%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities100%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient students92%
Proficient in English97%

Geometry

All Students100%
Female students100%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
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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  • Ms. Aimee Monticchio

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  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

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Reston, VA 20191
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