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Moody Middle School

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Posted September 16, 2014

THIS SCHOOL SUCKS DONT GO TO IT THE TEACHERS ARE HORRIBLE I HATE IT THE PEOPLE ARE ROOD AND THE IB PROGRAM KIDS ALL SNOBBY AND THE TEACHERS DONT TEACH


Posted May 28, 2014

Moody sucked. That's all there is to it. It sucked. A lot. Go to Hungary Creek or Holman.


Posted November 24, 2013

Its a great school. The students are very nice and the teachers are excellent. The IB Program is amazing.


Posted November 23, 2013

I am an eighth grader in IB here at Moody. Overall, the curriculum is challenging and rigorous. There is a variety of different classes, sports, clubs, and languages that are available to each student. The most difficult year is seventh grade because of the numerous projects. Overall, I would recommend Moody to committed and driven students who are willing to word VERY hard at school.


Posted December 6, 2012

I'm a 7th grader at Moody this year and I can most definetly say that Moody is the best middle school in the state. We have a vigourous, yet creative curriculum that keeps students interested. We do high school level labs and have sccess to extraordinary resources. The IB programme is a beautifully constructed program which enables students to interact deeper with their education. Parents will never understand the experiences at Moody, as it is a unique adventure that cannot even be told. Though Mr. Llewellyn was never as good as Mr. Raymond, he does represent our school in the best way. I know i will miss my time as a raider when it's time for me to leave.


Posted October 28, 2012

My daughter started the IB program this year (2012) at Moody Middle. The teachers and staff have been extremely helpful and they care about the kids! The quality of teaching at this school is top notch. The program is amazing and the new principal of Moody Middle, Mr. Llewellyn has been wonderful and even helped us solve an unsafe situation with the morning drop off area. I can only hope that the remaining two 1/2 years at Moody Middle will be just as amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2011

I'm an 8th grader at Moody and I love it! the friendships i've formed are awesome, the curriculum is challenging but rewarding, and the teachers want the students to succeed. I'm in the IB program and really enjoy it and feel it will definitely help me through my high school and college career. We are Moody, we play chess, we read textbooks, we're the best!


Posted January 12, 2011

Bar none, this is the best middle school experience you can ask for your child in the Central VA area. Mr Raymond runs a highly effective school which houses the diversity of a high achieving IB program while incorporating excellence with the local kids in the school zone. Teachers are passionate, and the kids are friendly and very accepting of differences.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

Mr. Raymond is the best principal of all of the schools my children have attended. Moody also has excellent administrators and fantastic teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2010

Moody is an amazing school, where students, as well as teachers strive for excellence.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 3, 2010

I am in 7th grade in the IB program, and I hate it here. Everyone is always mentioning how fantastic of a school this is, however, I disagree. While it is not the worst school ever, I feel that some teachers do not teach. The routine in some classes is more of a worksheet, packet, quiz operation, and less of an immersive environment. Also the 'IB Assessments' don't count toward or against your grade, so no one really tries on those which is pointless. I don't think being in IB is any different than advanced classes at any other school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 9, 2009

I have mixed feelings about Moody. I have one child at Moody and one at Short Pump Middle. I feel they are equal academically, with great and not-so-great teachers at both schools. Moody has the Ib program, but Short Pump also has advanced classes. The downside of Moody is that once high school acceptances come out, the kids start dropping their friends who aren't going to the same high schools. It can be a rough end to eighth grade if you aren't going to Maggie Walker, Henrico, or Godwin. Although my child is a straight A student and in all advanced classes and has won many awards, we might have been better off staying at Short Pump and having more continuity of friendships. We really admire Mr. Raymond, and have had good experiences at Moody, but the transition to high school is now a lot harder than it has to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2009

omg i loveed moody it was soo much fun. the teachers are all awesome (except for hendricks lol) they have great learning experiances and oppertunities. and not to mention the ib program! however it was always rumored that some of the ib kids bought their way into the program lol its just a myth though overall its awesome everybody is friendly
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 6, 2009

moody is great school. i am and IB student there grade 7 and i love it! of course, like most schools, there are some mean people and some people who only hang out with other specific people, but that doesn't always happen at moody. there are barely any fights, and mostly every one is friendly
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 21, 2008

Great school great staff!!! I do agree with the non IB being treated differently!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

I am a first year student at this school and I absolutley love it. I am IB and I do have friends that are non-IB. Of course you must expect emphasis on the IB program, that is the main reason the school is so fabulous. Staff and faculty are amazing, always on top of trouble, the teachers use amazing techniques. The arts and sports programs are great with strings, chorale, art and technology electives. I have always wanted to be at Moody and I am happy to be here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 29, 2008

I'm in my second year at this school and I love it. But, I do not agree with the fact that sometimes non-IB students are treated differently. Most IB students do not descriminate, many are friends with them. Some times students are demeaning to eachother, and not just IB students. Some non-IB students make fun of IB students too. Besides that part of the reviews by other parents, the teachers are for the most part wonderful and the school is really nice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 3, 2007

This school is the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2007

Moody is an excellent school. There is some disparity between the IB students and the non IB students. The regular students do seem to be treated as second class citizens within their own school at times.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2007

I have experienced this school for 2 years, going on 3. It is a good school overall - the administration is on top of problems with behavior. The only thing I do not like is the emphasis that is put on the IB Program. While this is a good program for those involved, it sometimes makes the other half of the school feel unimportant - for instance, the rest of the school knows they won't receive certain awards, etc. at the end of the year because the IB Program usually receives high achievement awards - things of that nature. Compared to other schools, this may seem like a small problem - but as a parent of 2 students who are bright and advanced but not up to the 'IB cirriculum', it is hard to see them put themselves down. Most teachers are wonderful - principals are great.
—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 74% in 2013.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

342 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
English: Writing

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

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students86%
Female students89%
Male students83%
Black students63%
Asian students98%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial70%
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

Math

All Students70%
Female students75%
Male students65%
Black students59%
Asian students93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%
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 Students86%
Female students91%
Male students80%
Black students55%
Asian students99%
Hispanic78%
Multiracial92%
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient students36%
Proficient in English87%

Math

All Students77%
Female students82%
Male students72%
Black students42%
Asian students99%
Hispanic59%
Multiracial73%
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient students10%
Proficient in English79%
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 Students82%
Female students84%
Male students80%
Black students51%
Asian students100%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

English: Writing

All Students83%
Female students85%
Male students81%
Black students48%
Asian students99%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

Math

All Students37%
Female students28%
Male students46%
Black students28%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
White students40%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities43%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English36%

Science

All Students60%
Female students60%
Male students60%
Black students43%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English61%
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.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

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 Students99%
Female students99%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students99%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English99%

Geometry

All Students99%
Female students100%
Male students99%
Black students90%
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 English99%
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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  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

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  • Mr. Paul E. Llewellyn

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  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
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  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track

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7800 Woodman Rd
Richmond, VA 23228
Phone: (804) 261-5015

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