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Graham Park Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 846 students

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Posted yesterday

Graham Park Middle School is not a healthy environment. I would strongly discourage any parent from sending their child to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Sunday, July 27, 2014

Terrible school full of terrible kids and terrible teachers. If you let your kids go to this school you are basically saying you don't care about their education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Sunday, July 27, 2014

If you are a parent and you care about your children you should do everything you can to not subject them to this toxic school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2014

My daughter attends 6th grade at this school. The area it is in does not have a great reputation but if you see past that part, it's wonderful. From the guidence counselor to all of her 6 teachers, they are wonderful. They are quick to respond to emails and are willing to help your child catch up on work if your child is absent from school. I have seen the principal at every event and is very kind. I am very impressed with the staff at Graham Park Middle!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2014

I was in the math and science program, I loved it the teachers they were kind and respectful signet was awesome. If there was one thing I could change is the student IDs also known as Visa card are the colors for the all A's honor roll sticker.


Posted August 26, 2013

I think this school use to be a whole lot better based on older reviews. My brother recently graduated high school and is attending college currently at ODU and previously went to this school and the teachers were a whole lot better. I'm in the 8th grade and I think some of the teachers could be a lot more encouraging and patient with the students. There seems to be a lot of fights between students at Graham Park and the administrators punish them appropriately. The students are a bit out of line though, there are large amounts of students that are very rude and disrespectful but overall the school is good if you are a student serious about getting an education.


Posted June 25, 2013

Thought this school was good until my son got DISCIPLINED by Mr. Anderson. He entered GPMS school an Honor Roll Student and left with D's and an F in PE. They talk about working with parents but do not practice what they preach. This school has not been a school of excellence for quite a while and now I know why.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2013

This is my daughter's first year at GPMS in the Math and Science Program. Most of the teachers are great about communication especially when you sign up for the School Fusion. I receive a daily email on what assignments are due and any announcements from the school. Yes, the school is not in the best neighborhood, but the security system works. There has never been an incident at the school due to the lock downs. There are students who transfer to this school specifically for the Math and Science Program. My daughter and I both love it. The administration is on top of things. The school offers many clubs with activity buses to get the kids home after the normal school buses. Is it perfect? No. There are some teachers who are not my favorite, but you have that at every school. I would recommend the Math and Science Program and I'm happy my daughter is attending it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2013

My son's first year here, and his teachers have been a little lacking where communication is concerned. Also, there have been 3 school lockdowns due to criminal activity in the area since the beginning of the year. Nice that the school takes precautions, but I do worry a bit about the area in which the school is located.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2012

Both of my children attend Graham Park Middle School. The faculty (administrative and teaching) are fantastic. They are driven to provide a great, safe learning environment where the kids feel very comfortable. For my youngest, who needed some special attention, her guidance counselor worked with her, allowed her to advocate for herself, coordinated with all her teachers and kept us in the loop as parents. We are absolutely thrilled with how engaged the faculty is with our kids and it really shows in their grades and how happy they are to attend Graham Park. Graham Park is a Math/Science specialty school and their reputation is growing... we have noticed a lot of kids choosing Graham Park over their home middle schools. A testament to the hard work the faculty puts into making this a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2011

A great school with an excellent faculty! The teachers and the principal in this school are absolutely top-notch. Rather than make excuses as to why they are not a "Recognized" school by Virginia standards...the staff just continues to work and excel at making the school the best for the students. We could not be happier with Graham Park Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

Math Science Program is great and has diversity. Mrs. Abrams and Mrs. Marr are great 6th gr. Math Science teachers. I wish they traveled to the next grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2009

I am a student at grapham park this year will be my final year i have been there since the 6th grade and it is a wonderful school i am a a,b student and the teachers are great i am looking forward to going to the 8th grade this year
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 9, 2009

its good for all types of children out there
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 4, 2009

The principal and assistant principals are great and run a tight ship with difficult kids to deal with


Posted March 26, 2009

The principal has done a commendable job with discipline in the school. However, teacher quality leaves a great deal to be desired.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2008

I am a student of Graham Park. I am in 8th grade. In 8th grade at GP they dont give u teams but give u things like High School classes to help students to go High School. And their no bully rule is very strict and they are very serious about this rule. There has almost never been any fights and i strongly recomend this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2008

Enthusiastic teachers and superior administrators make Graham Park a real jewel of education in Prince William County. Band director is remarkable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2008

Principal Anderson is awesome, he instills respect with huge emphasis on NO BULLY tolerance policy. He is always there even in the late evening at the end of extra curricular activities and always with a smile and a hello. Teachers are great too; if you have an issue - JUST COMMUNICATE and they are happy to assist; advise and propose make up work or tutoring. So far a wonderful two years. Thanks!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2007

I was worried when my daughter first started this school. We have had such a wonderful two years! I attribute that to our Principal Mr. Anderson. He is great! Denise Duncan
—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 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.

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%
English: Writing

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

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students79%
Female students80%
Male students78%
Black students76%
Asian students91%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial76%
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students59%
Proficient in English82%

Math

All Students87%
Female students89%
Male students85%
Black students85%
Asian students91%
Hispanic84%
Multiracial82%
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient students79%
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 Students72%
Female students72%
Male students72%
Black students58%
Asian students100%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial96%
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient students48%
Proficient in English75%

Math

All Students61%
Female students60%
Male students62%
Black students54%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracial53%
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient students60%
Proficient in English61%
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 students65%
Black students58%
Asian students83%
Hispanic66%
Multiracial78%
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient students44%
Proficient in English73%

English: Writing

All Students77%
Female students83%
Male students70%
Black students66%
Asian students87%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial81%
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students61%
Proficient in English78%

Math

All Students75%
Female students78%
Male students72%
Black students68%
Asian students84%
Hispanic65%
Multiracial85%
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient students58%
Proficient in English78%

Science

All Students72%
Female students74%
Male students70%
Black students64%
Asian students89%
Hispanic61%
Multiracial79%
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient students45%
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

  • 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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

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 Students100%
Female students100%
Male students100%
Black students100%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English100%

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in Englishn/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.

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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Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra

Language learning

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  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

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School basics

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  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Gary J. Anderson

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
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  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
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3613 Graham Park Rd
Triangle, VA 22172
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