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Ben. Franklin Middle-West

Public | 7-8 | 799 students

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Posted October 21, 2013

Hi, my name is Ben and I no longer attend this school because I was bullied. So thank you to the person that posted that bullying is a problem at this school. I was called names and pushed numerous times. I started having anxiety and became depressed. I reported the bullying and I was moved from my classes while the bullying remained. We were told this is school policy. This only made the problems worse and I started to want out of life, any way possible. I'm glad I have good parents because they homeschooling me for awhile then moved so I could go to a different school. I am so happy now at my new school and by the way a lot of kids there were bullied it was not just me.


Posted October 20, 2013

I wonder if the last review was written by a teacher or someone with something to gain. This middle school is full of bullying. My niece was removed from this school after the bullying escalted to assualt.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2006

BFMS in franklin county va. Is a amazing place. In sixth grade you are welcomed generously and are helped constantly. They have even thought about splitting girls and boys up. For the better, less distraction. In seventh you explore every aspect of learning through constant activity. In eighth you go to CATCE part time for carrer exploration it is high tech and innovative. You can take classes on almost every field of jobs. Half time you got to regular eighth which is amaizing. After CATCE come the high school which points you in the right directions. Sure some teachers are tough but even more are wonderful. I have no complaints whatsoever. Its a exciting school.
—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 75% in 2013.

554 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

507 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%
English: Writing

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

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

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

All Students77%
Female students78%
Male students76%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial78%
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%

Math

All Students60%
Female students61%
Male students59%
Black students39%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracial82%
White students60%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English60%
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 Students93%
Female students96%
Male students89%
Black students91%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial100%
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities61%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%

English: Writing

All Students85%
Female students92%
Male students78%
Black students78%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracial77%
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

Math

All Students80%
Female students84%
Male students76%
Black students86%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracial80%
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

Science

All Students81%
Female students79%
Male students83%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracial91%
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a

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 students100%
Male students96%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
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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