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Landstown Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1502 students

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Posted December 23, 2005

I've been atending this school for a year now, after being in private school. This school is strict. Most of the teachers there are fine, but there are also many (as with any school), who just need to retire. Lunch period is fine, and so are the others. But the other main problem at this school is the population. There are way too many kids packed into that school. The student to teacher raito isn't the porblem, it's the room in the hallways between classes, and on the stairs, which is actually dangerous. The staff try to keep order, but it's not worth it. They really just need to divide the students up between two schools. Even the busses are overcrowded, with people tripling-in with each other. Over all, it's okay.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 18, 2005

Landstown Middle is a really great school. I have attended for 3 years now. While doing extracurricular activitys i still stay on the honor roll .This school has very divoted teachers and the best girls track team in virginia beach. i would reacomend attending this school. The staff is strict, but arn't all schools? There are many variaties of people to hang out with so you should'nt feel left out.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 31, 2005

I am a student at this Landstown Middle. This is my third year at LMS. Lets just say that the school is pretty good with its education and sports, but that's about it. The teachers are good and are a little scared, it looks, of the students. They are trying to hard to punish us that its getting old. At least everyday, someone is getting in trouble for just chewing gum(we are not allowed to, but getting ISS is to strict). My question with this school is why are we not allowed to eat gum here and if because the school was voted the worst trashed school in VA, that's not our mistake. I do not recommened going to this school. They have to much displane and need to let students live their lives.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 16, 2005

I am currently an 8th grader at Landstown and luckily it's my first year. I'm not quite sure what I would have done if I was here more then 1 year. This school is way too strict, I know sometimes disipline is needed but not more disipline on minor things but less on major things. The teachers, from what I have seen are pretty good. The administrators are decent but not the best. The kids are okay, but in middle school you need to just find your click and just stay with it. I am invloved in lots of activities at LMS, such as SCA and sport teams. I honestly wouldn't reccomend attending this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 6, 2005

This is a pretty good school. This is my third year attending Landstown and I have grown to like it more and more over the years. Getting involved in any club or sport is the best. There are numerous amounts of clubs and sports teams available to join that aren't available at other middle schools. I myself is involed with Dance Team, SCA and am trying out for Field Hockey. Teacher involvment is good too. Every year we have Faculty Follies in which the whole entire Landstown staff puts on a great performance of acts. It's fun for the teachers and the students all at once. Academics is another strong point for Landstown, I myself attend Old Donation Center, am in adv. classes and participate in extracurricular activities and I still manage to pass with honor roll.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 22, 2005

I have been pretty impressed with this school. This is the first year that my son has wanted to never miss a day of school and has been bringing home several A's on his report card and progress reports. He enjoys what he is learning and the teachers have been fair with him. I also was very impressed with the security the school provides to monitor visitors. Small or larger issues the vice principle did not hesitate to call. I appreciate that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2004

This school is alright. It has a great education plan, just little bit strict. Not a lot of time for social time. In lunch you have an assigned table and at lunch the last 5 minutes there's a silent time. And if you talk you get lunch detention. Or worse. And lunch detention you get last in line to eat , and can't talk for the whole lunch time. And oh yea don't get tardy to class because soon as teachers get tired of it they'll give you dentention. Then the second time you get suspended. But teachers take time into their schoolwork. The school is just a little too strict.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 11, 2004

I have 1 child attending this school. The overall education process is wonderful and the special education teachers are superb. My concern lies with the discipline of students in the school. I don't feel that the Code of Student Conduct is always followed with regard to issues that have been presented to the staff of the school. It seems oftentimes that some things are overlooked and no action is taken, or the appropriate action isn't taken, while other times it seems as if they are quick to issue referrals etc for less minor issues. I feel if the Code of Student Conduct says that a child who abuses another will receive a particular punishment than that is what should be administered. Otherwise we have had a good experience at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

472 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

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.

317 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
68%

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 75% in 2013.

482 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

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.

347 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

491 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
English: Writing

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

502 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

472 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students76%
Female students80%
Male students72%
Black students64%
Asian students73%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial72%
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

Math

All Students68%
Female students69%
Male students66%
Black students55%
Asian students73%
Hispanic65%
Multiracial63%
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%
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 Students76%
Female students79%
Male students72%
Black students62%
Asian students84%
Hispanic78%
Multiracial81%
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities37%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Math

All Students51%
Female students53%
Male students48%
Black students32%
Asian students75%
Hispanic51%
Multiracial58%
White students56%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English50%
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 Students77%
Female students80%
Male students73%
Black students66%
Asian students77%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial78%
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English77%

English: Writing

All Students67%
Female students74%
Male students60%
Black students56%
Asian students76%
Hispanic66%
Multiracial73%
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English68%

Math

All Students66%
Female students68%
Male students64%
Black students47%
Asian students70%
Hispanic54%
Multiracial67%
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English66%

Science

All Students81%
Female students80%
Male students83%
Black students67%
Asian students81%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial87%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities85%
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.

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

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 Students96%
Female students96%
Male students97%
Black students90%
Asian students97%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%

Geometry

All Students99%
Female students99%
Male students100%
Black students100%
Asian students100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial92%
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
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) 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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Arts & music

Music
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  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

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  • Gym
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School Leader's name
  • Mr. John T. Parkman
Fax number
  • (757) 430-3247

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

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  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
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School facilities
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  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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2204 Recreation Dr
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
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