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Binford Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 343 students

 

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Posted June 19, 2014

This school is a good. Most of teachers and staff care about our children. They expect the best from our children. The community is involved in this school along with PTA. After school program is good with MSI and. TSA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

i think it's the best middle school in rps district
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 22, 2009

AWESOME school! I am currently sick and have been sick the entire summer and I find myself missing the school. Now how many kids say that?
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 30, 2009

I like it very much here at bms... But to bad im moving on after next year so thanks to all the teachers that helped me get the honor roll.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 14, 2009

I go to Binford and I love the school very well manage and taken care of
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 2, 2009

Many excellent and dedicated teachers. Diverse selection of electives including several foreign languages. Strong music and art program. Wonderful after school opportunities at the Visual Arts Center.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2007

The school is very great but its not that clean. There are lots of academic programs but more extracurricular programs at the school. The parents could be more in envolved.
—Submitted by a student


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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 74% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
English: Writing

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

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students49%
Female students52%
Male students47%
Black students48%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English49%

Math

All Students40%
Female students43%
Male students38%
Black students37%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English40%
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 Students22%
Female students19%
Male students25%
Black students22%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities27%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English23%

Math

All Students22%
Female students13%
Male students28%
Black students21%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities25%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English22%
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 Students45%
Female students50%
Male students39%
Black students44%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students50%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English46%

English: Writing

All Students54%
Female students65%
Male students40%
Black students53%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students60%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English54%

Math

All Students20%
Female students20%
Male students19%
Black students20%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities27%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English20%

Science

All Students33%
Female students33%
Male students33%
Black students30%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities39%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English33%
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 "Accredited with Warning".

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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students81%
Female students82%
Male students79%
Black students77%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

Geometry

All Students100%
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black students100%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Peter Glessman

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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Richmond, VA 23220
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