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Stonewall Jackson Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 500 students

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Posted May 2, 2012

Students that behave poorly is a reflection on bad parenting, not the school. My daughter has gone to Stonewall Jackson Middle School for 2 years now. The staff, they are amazing. They have always been kind, open, and respectful to me and my daughter. The staff go above and beyond from what I've seen. They arrange special study sessions to extra curricular activities such as field trips/athletic/academic competitions. The school offers several different methods for parents to be involved, however, it's been my experience that the same handful of parents are the only ones ever showing up for the events. The school provides the opportunity, but, it's not the school's fault that these parents are unable to attend or participate in the lives of their own children. Parents raise children, schools are for teaching basic math/language/arts/science fundamentals. If you have a problem with the students at Jackson, take it up with the parents that are raising the children, and not the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2011

This is my sons 2nd year at jackson and so far it is the WORST school my son has ever gone to there is bullying,drama almost EVERYDAY and the teachers dont treat the students fair and when you report the bullying they say they "will" take care of it and another thing if your about to let your child go to jackson tell them to leave anything expensive electronics at home because that school is almost full of no good stealers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2010

This is my son's first year at the school. He is doing okay academically, and the teachers seem okay, but I agree that many of the students come from rough backgrounds. My poor son got beat up twice in one day. Thank God he has good self-esteem and can handle it, but I am getting him out of there at the soonest opportunity!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2010

I am a parent of a honor student. 1st two years were great with average 'drama'. This last year, not even half way thru student drama , teacher drama , just not thinking this school was a right choice for us. Teachers should treat every student equal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2009

I am a student. I am in the school right now!! I hate it here. The teachers are great and so is the staff, the problem is the students. There is way to much Drama. I suggest that the principal gives the students here a harsh wake up call. I would deffinitly agree that this school is great, the students here are the problem.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 14, 2007

The teachers were great but there were a lot of dicipline problems that interrupted the students' education.
—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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%

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

The state average for English: Reading was 75% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
English: Writing

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students61%
Female students72%
Male students53%
Black students47%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White students62%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficient students47%
Proficient in English63%

Math

All Students75%
Female students80%
Male students71%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient students65%
Proficient in English76%
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 Students70%
Female students75%
Male students66%
Black students57%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracial92%
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient students73%
Proficient in English70%

Math

All Students52%
Female students57%
Male students49%
Black students36%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial73%
White students55%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficient students30%
Proficient in English54%
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 Students62%
Female students63%
Male students61%
Black students44%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White students64%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficient students43%
Proficient in English65%

English: Writing

All Students62%
Female students68%
Male students56%
Black students57%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White students61%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient students31%
Proficient in English66%

Math

All Students73%
Female students63%
Male students82%
Black students81%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient students64%
Proficient in English74%

Science

All Students74%
Female students68%
Male students80%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient students44%
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

  • 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 "Conditionally 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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
100%

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 Students98%
Female students96%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English97%

Geometry

All Students100%
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
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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1004 Montrose Ave SE
Roanoke, VA 24013
Phone: (540) 853-6040

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