Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Elkhardt Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 407 students

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 
Last modified
Community Rating

3 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
No new ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

8 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted June 23, 2014

This is possibly the biggest failure I have felt as a parent having to send my child here. The office staff are among the rudest most unorganized group of adults I have ever had the misfortune to come across. It is not a safe environment for children, there is foul mouthed children running rough shot over the entire school. I address major issues with principal only to get a smile and a nod of the head and never hear or see any action taking place to improve the place. Teachers have told me, "Get your child out asap, your child has potential that will count for nothing here, and ultimately your child will be ruined academically". I have now seen this first hand as my child went from scholar roll to D and C marks even accomplishing an F on interims. My child is devastated and wants out, and financially I have no alternative! Please don't make the mistake I did, by entrusting your child's education to this school! PLEASE!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2014

This school is awesome their are students using foul language to teachers and peers the principal doesn't really care its like a playground everyday and you still learn a little two thumbs up :)


Posted February 4, 2013

I like the school, very big in size, staff is pretty friendly. Students need to focus more on having excellent behavior at all times but at this day and time I guess that is too much to expect from 12-14 year olds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

Elkhardt Middle School is an amazing Middle school in the inner city of Richmond VA that could definitely benefit from additional funding to ensure students have accurate supplies and learning aids. The teachers, staff and faculty at EMS are amazing and truly want to see their students succeed!


Posted February 26, 2009

i love this school ilearns a lot
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 4, 2008

I am so unfortunate to have my daughters attend this school. I am highly displeased with the faculty, students, and principals behaviors. The students freely use of foul language along with the teachers is very shocking. I have made several attempts to speak with the principal who is always missing in action, and has yet to return any of my numerous phone calls shows me his lack of concern. I found the staff to be very un-professional, and un-organized. I feel awful knowing that I have trusted this school to oversee my daughters while I work. They have come to me with stories of things going on in the school, and I cant even get in touch with the proper authoritive figure to let him be aware of what is going on in his school. I regret moving to this area without seeking the low scores that this school has achieved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2007

The staff is very disrespectful and does not have control over their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2005

I walked in to this school and thought i was in a playground, there were children everywhere no supervision, fighting, cursing and running throughout the halls. The teachers that were around were being disrespected by students. I do not think this is a safe enviornment.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%

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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
88%
English: Writing

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

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%

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 Students29%
Female students26%
Male students31%
Black students29%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities35%
Limited English proficient students26%
Proficient in English29%

Math

All Students38%
Female students42%
Male students33%
Black students39%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficient students16%
Proficient in English41%
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 Students42%
Female students46%
Male students38%
Black students44%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficient students32%
Proficient in English44%

Math

All Students13%
Female students11%
Male students15%
Black students10%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities17%
Limited English proficient students23%
Proficient in English9%
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 Students39%
Female students44%
Male students33%
Black students38%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficient students32%
Proficient in English41%

English: Writing

All Students41%
Female students50%
Male students31%
Black students40%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities46%
Limited English proficient students41%
Proficient in English40%

Math

All Students25%
Female students31%
Male students21%
Black students30%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities31%
Limited English proficient students9%
Proficient in English31%

Science

All Students62%
Female students59%
Male students65%
Black students61%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient students54%
Proficient in English65%
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 "Accredited with Warning".
  • 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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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 Students100%
Female students100%
Male studentsn/a
Black students100%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English100%

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
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 disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Oops! We currently do not have any student information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by school officials and community members.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Eric Jones

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(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
  • Library
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

Sports

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

Apply

To learn more about enrolling, please call the school.
 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

6300 Hull Street Rd
Richmond, VA 23224
Phone: (804) 745-3600

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools





Richmond Christian School
Chesterfield, VA



ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT