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William Byrd Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 931 students

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Posted July 7, 2014

Excels teachers and Staff!!!! The administrative leadership is outstanding! High school could take notes on how to run a school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2010

Excellent school with a commitment to success for each and every child. Administration and teachers work together to create a positive learning environment.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 6, 2010

Excellent teachers that care a great deal about their students. The faculty and staff diligently work to make sure the students get the best education possible.


Posted October 20, 2009

Everyone from the guidance counselors to staff to teachers seem to feel very strongly in making the students feel nurtured, successful and empowered to handle their own education; not just rote learning but actually learning how to learn. This is very important, and I recognize the excellence in the William Byrd Team.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

What a great school, full of intelligent and hard working teachers. William Byrd Middle School definately does a great job.
—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.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
93%

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.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
English: Writing

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

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students81%
Female students85%
Male students77%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

Math

All Students92%
Female students94%
Male students90%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities72%
Students without disabilities97%
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 Students79%
Female students81%
Male students78%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial50%
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

Math

All Students86%
Female students88%
Male students83%
Black students88%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial79%
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%
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 students83%
Male students82%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial58%
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

English: Writing

All Students74%
Female students76%
Male students72%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial50%
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%

Math

All Students82%
Female students88%
Male students76%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

Science

All Students87%
Female students84%
Male students90%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial75%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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

  • 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.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

25 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 Students98%
Female students100%
Male students97%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English98%

Geometry

All Students100%
Female studentsn/a
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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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Health & athletics

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  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Tammy Newcomb

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Standards-based
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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2910 Washington Ave
Vinton, VA 24179
Phone: (540) 890-1035

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