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Cave Spring Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 655 students

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Posted April 18, 2013

This school is wonderful! It has now been completely rebuilt. (Old buillding torn down and new one built) Nothing from the old building was brought into the new one. Bright, beautiful classrooms. Brand new computers, active boards, etc. The staff and teachers are great for the most part. I am a parent with my second child now attending and I have had only one complaint in 3 years. My children have done exceptionally well here both academically and socially.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2013

This school is terrible. If your child has ANY special needs (adhd, any learning disabilities, etc) do not send them here. They will not get the support they need and be treated like something no one wants to deal with. My son is in 7th grade was in honors last year at his old school and is almost failing this year from the lack of support. Everything is a fight to get the child what they need here. My son will not go back to this school. He also says the kids are snobby and gets bullied quite a bit. Horrible horrible school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2012

My child's experence here was AWFULL she was bullyed evreyday and the guidence department would not do a thing about it , the staff is very lazy (with a few exceptions), beacause of this experince my child is now in a privite school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2010

I'm a student here and it's AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. The education is good and the teachers are more like friends then teachers. We have SOOO much fun.!!!It's great!!!!!!!! :)))
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 14, 2009

This school is pretty good. Excellent guidance department. If there is any bullying, it is quickly cracked down upon. Classes are fast paced and help the students get ready for college and beyond. The guidance department makes sure kids know their options in high school and how their actions will affect them in the future. Excellent band. If compared to other bands, this would be on top. Only bad thing is that the buildings are not the newest in the world and due to lack of funding, the materials are outdated. But new computers have been installed but the laptops are more of a nuisance then a help. Sports are okay. Strongest teams are Soccer, basketball, and wrestling.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 28, 2009

I am a student here!!!!!!!!! I love it so much!!!!!!! This school has helped me reach my full potential!!!!!!!!!!!! The equipment is a little outdated, but it works. The teachers are so awesome!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 15, 2009

The less than stellar equipment, texts, and support material would be a result of the county priorities rather than the school. The teachers do an excellent job with what they are given. This school has extremely high standards and expectations of the students. For my child it was a little too high and sometimes debilitating as he couldn't always measure up, but overall a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I find this school to be great for education, but very dated with equipment, security, text books and all support material. I find it funny on back to school night, they would like you to bring in a ream of paper to help supply the school for the year. Lack of funding? Overall this is a great school with dedicated staff and teachers, but is very dated
—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.

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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.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
English: Writing

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

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students89%
Female students91%
Male students88%
Black students80%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

Math

All Students99%
Female students100%
Male students99%
Black students91%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities95%
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) 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 Students90%
Female students92%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students90%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%

Math

All Students91%
Female students91%
Male students92%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%
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 Students88%
Female students90%
Male students87%
Black students75%
Asian students83%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

English: Writing

All Students82%
Female students88%
Male students76%
Black students55%
Asian students83%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

Math

All Students71%
Female students61%
Male students77%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

Science

All Students96%
Female students95%
Male students96%
Black students91%
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%
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.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

34 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 Students99%
Female students100%
Male students99%
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 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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