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James Madison Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 602 students

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Posted June 16, 2014

James Madison is an okay school. My daughter only had 1 teacher she liked. She did not learn anything in english and health was a waste. Non honers and honers are mixed in health and P.E. so she and the other honers students didn't learn anything since the rest of the class would act up. The principal of JMMS was very kind but the front desk staff could have been more greeting. Also, they put way too much pressure on the kids for SOLs, and so at the end of the year all teachers are very mean. My daughter said she wanted to switch to WWMS because she hated it so much. Other than that, it was a below moderate school
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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.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
English: Writing

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

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students76%
Female students85%
Male students67%
Black students55%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English79%

Math

All Students88%
Female students90%
Male students85%
Black students85%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient students80%
Proficient in English88%
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 Students68%
Female students66%
Male students70%
Black students44%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient students43%
Proficient in English71%

Math

All Students58%
Female students53%
Male students63%
Black students56%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students65%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficient students32%
Proficient in English63%
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 Students69%
Female students71%
Male students67%
Black students37%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient students27%
Proficient in English72%

English: Writing

All Students73%
Female students76%
Male students70%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Math

All Students69%
Female students69%
Male students70%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient students45%
Proficient in English73%

Science

All Students69%
Female students68%
Male students69%
Black students45%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient students46%
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

  • 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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

59 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 Students97%
Female students96%
Male students98%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students99%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English97%

Geometry

All Students100%
Female students100%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
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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