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Toano Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 705 students

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Posted June 19, 2014

Toano middle school is very well organized, clean and up to date with the latest technology. I go to Toano and I love the uniforms. They give you choices on what Color shirt you can wear and they can give you a little slack. The teachers are amazing and I personally love each and very one on of them. And I know you will to if you join this school. Just because we are a uniform school doesn't mean we don't have fun. We play games we have spirit days and dress down days wear we don't wear our uniforms and it's really fun. So if you decide to join please do. Our school welcome new people. Listen to me from a students point of view this is the best school in the area. My name is Olivia M and I recommend Toano middle school to anybody.


Posted September 26, 2013

We are new to the area, we have been very happy here at Toana. I think the whole school uniform thing is nice, makes middle school that much less stressful. I'm very relieved that our oldest son has taken to middle school very well. So far all the teachers and other staff seem very pleasant.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2012

This school was terrible. There were inexperienced teachers and uniforms. Not to mention, the bus my kid was on, they had to sit boys on one side and girls on the other and I'm not going to say any more than that. Also, the classes are extremely overcrowded. Not such a good school.


Posted September 6, 2012

People who think this school are mistaken. The students are great, and above average there. They got the highest sol scores in the district. There are fights, but there are always fights. The one bad thing is uniforms. First I thought they were great, because they are an equalizer, but shoes? Socks? what they look like still gets judged and students feel the need to rebel. There ARE name brand polos and khakis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2012

I have worked in all three middle schools. Toano is my favorite. The staff and Principal are incredibly devoted to the students. Students are well supervised at all times. Uniforms help keep students focused on school. Toano FAR out shines Berkeley Middle School for control in the classroom, hallways, cafeteria, and teacher dedication. It is a tight nit community with a strong advocate as their leader.


Posted June 29, 2011

Very positive experience overall. Our son finished 7th grade in Toano after James Blair was closed in 2010. I would like to praise enthusiastic effort of Mr Fudge who is a new Principal in Toano. Our son took advanced-level math and got 100% on the SOL test. English, Math, Science, PE, Band were especially good. We could keep track of our child's progress online via Edline that was frequently updated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2011

I can't believe this school received a top rating. This school has the worst testing scores not to mention tons of crime. We pulled our child out. this school is the worst in the district and everyone in the community knows it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2011

Terrible school. If you are zoned for this school, I would advise moving. It is the worst of the 3 middle schools in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

The special education team seem to care about the children and work with parents. The Health/Physical Education program offers a wide variety of activities for excercise, learning and fun. The students seem to do well academically based on standardized tests.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2008

This is my daughter's second year at Toano. We moved from Maryland last year. I think Toano is great and so does she. The students and staff accepted her in with open arms and made our transition that much easier. We were worried about the Honors program when we got here but it has proven itself to be good and challenging for her. And she doesn't mind the uniforms at all, they are an equalizer. Now don't get me wrong she is happy to be going to high school next year and getting to wear her own clothes but she doesn't hate the uniforms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2007

This is my first year at Toano and I think it's great. The teachers are so kind and encourage us to do our best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 4, 2006

I'm a student at tms and I think that this is such a wonderful school . This is my last year at tms and out of the 3 years of learning here I found out that toano teachers will do and thing to help us excel in our work . we have some very loving teachers who care about us and will help us in any way. I will be sad to leave this great school but, because of two of my teachers I want to go to college and get a masters degree in english so I can teach their! And last is Uniforms Are OK ! If any teachers are reading this most of you know me ;)
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2004

This is the first year my child has been at Toano. So far everything seems pretty great, except one thing. Apparently, if the students to not understand their homework, then they are to write the following: 'I did not follow directions. When I do not follow directions, I interrupt normal class activities. The teacher has to STOP teaching and DEAL with my SITUATION. In addition, the students who are trying to learn have to be delayed from learning because of my action'. For students to write this is an insult and makes them feel like the teacher could care less about their education. Sometimes you can't stick to a schedule by every minute. Do not belittle the students.
—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.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

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

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

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
English: Writing

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

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

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.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students78%
Female students88%
Male students68%
Black students55%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracial80%
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%

Math

All Students88%
Female students94%
Male students83%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%
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 students86%
Male students79%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracial75%
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

Math

All Students75%
Female students81%
Male students69%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracial73%
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%
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 Students80%
Female students82%
Male students77%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracial74%
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

English: Writing

All Students79%
Female students84%
Male students74%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracial72%
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

Math

All Students68%
Female students72%
Male students63%
Black students66%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracial54%
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%

Science

All Students75%
Female students71%
Male students79%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracial68%
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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

  • 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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

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

 
 
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 Students99%
Female students100%
Male students98%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students99%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English99%

Geometry

All Students100%
Female students100%
Male studentsn/a
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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7817 Richmond Rd
Toano, VA 23168
Phone: (757) 566-4251

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