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Bayside Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1060 students

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Posted May 22, 2013

I am a eight grade student at bayside middle and I have to say, in the sixth grade there is many kids that are bad, but sooner or later they get sent to renaissance and school year becomes great. The teachers are very fun and are enthusiastic about teaching. I went to bayside my 6th grade year and I left for my 7th. I was so upset to leave all my great friends & teachers at bayside middle. I was soon on my way to independence and the teachers were really strict and classes were to boring, the students were also very judgmental. I moved again and im back at bayside middle, I have such great teachers and the students have matured and are not as childish. I recommend this school to anyone who wants lots of friends.


Posted March 17, 2013

Absolutely the worst school for bullying, racism, and subpar education. I can't wait to move away from this school!! My daughter is picked on everyday by girls and boys. Believe me, it's not because there is something wrong with her...except for the fact she is white! Teachers can't even teach because kids are so bad and disrespectful!!! Avoid this school like the plague if you value your child and their education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2013

This is the worse school my son has ever been at the clinic and the counselors are very rude. They feel like they can talk to you anyway the want to. My child gets sick very easily and misses a lot of school any other school that my child has been to have always been very accomadting this school has done nothing but cause me more stress which I have enough of with taking my child to chkd often they are very insenstive and rude if I knew how to make a formal complaint I would. They should worry more about the child the parent doen's know where they are then the child who the parent calls in sick and knows they are home. The social worker there also feels she has the right to talk to a parent very rudely. I have disenrolled my child from that school and well home school him now.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2012

I have three children that attened Bayside middle and the first two I had no problem the teachers were great and very helpful and involved even though my two oldest moved on to high school the teachers still ask about them. The administration was fair and the guidance department was excellant. But I do not recommend this school for children with special needs such as my third child he was a victim of bullying and as often as I complained nothing was done dont feel like my child needs were met. But for regular education students it is a excellant school. Also great student activity coordinator very involved with the surrounding community. Stacie Davis, parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2012

This is one of the worst schools I have ever known. I have never seen so much black on white racisim and bullying. But it isn't just the students...the teachers yell and swear, as well as throw things in class. My son has had an equal amount of bullying from students as well as teachers. The constant dysfunction in this school is sad and sickens me. The school is also very run down...I attended it in 1986, and the same desks are still in some of the classrooms. Bayside Middle has a few really crime ridden neighborhoods around, and I believe that is why many of the students there are so badly behaved. I think the teachers get stressed out, and give up. A lose/lose situation for all who attend. :(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2011

Children often used racial slurs there. Child often came home hurt & injuried. Came home once with sprained ankle w/o a notice from nurse's office after walking on it all day. came home two days later with head injury caused from another child & administation did little to nothing. Child threatened because she was white & for no other reason. Teachers often commented on how rude this year of new kids were. In the 09/10 school year BAYSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL was number one in fights, bullies & harassment acording to local paper. Teachers wre wiling to work w/';you bt higher administration wasn't an often tried to bury it under the rug. GLAD GLAD GLAD I got my child out of there.--Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

GO HERE!!!! NOT THE MAGNET SCHOOL! STUDENTS WORK WELL HERE AND UNDERSTAND! AT MAGNET SCHOOL TEACHERS ARE TOO EXPECTING!


Posted August 10, 2006

I greatly disagree with the other comments. I attended Bayside all throughout my middle school years. All of my teachers were dedicated, responsible, and cared about each and every student. I came out of Bayside with high honors because of my teachers and administrators. Every school has problems and Bayside actually takes the time to address them. I dont see why Bayside still has this 'bad rap' but I would definately recommend this school to anybody who is moving to the district or just wants to go to another school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 14, 2006

I really felt like the teachers did not care and only the ones who could keep up were priority.Children learn at different speeds. I say to the teachers at Bayside Middle:
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2005

My son's first year in this school system. We will be moving Prior to my daughter's first year in this horrible school. I constantly contact the school for help with assignments and the common response is 'your child was told how to do it'. When my schedule picks up and I work 12-hour days I still take the time to go over my child s homework and assignments. Some projects require special materials and adult supervision, when asking for extra time to be able to accomplish over free weekends all requests have been flatly refused, and his grades were lowered drastically because of this. There is no co-operation from the teachers I have dealt with. With that alone it is enough to remove my children from this district. However, the children seem out of control, my son daily is berated with racial slurs and shoved around in the halls.
—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.

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

327 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
English: Writing

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

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

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.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students59%
Female students63%
Male students54%
Black students50%
Asian students92%
Hispanic64%
Multiracial60%
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English59%

Math

All Students59%
Female students59%
Male students59%
Black students54%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracial45%
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English59%
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 Students65%
Female students65%
Male students65%
Black students55%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial90%
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities37%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English66%

Math

All Students25%
Female students23%
Male students26%
Black students21%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
White students37%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities24%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English24%
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 Students60%
Female students62%
Male students57%
Black students51%
Asian students90%
Hispanic54%
Multiracial63%
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English61%

English: Writing

All Students55%
Female students64%
Male students46%
Black students49%
Asian students70%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial56%
White students66%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English55%

Math

All Students34%
Female students35%
Male students32%
Black students26%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracial47%
White students50%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities36%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English34%

Science

All Students62%
Female students61%
Male students63%
Black students51%
Asian students82%
Hispanic62%
Multiracial59%
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%
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.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

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 Students79%
Female students82%
Male students77%
Black students84%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracial70%
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

Geometry

All Students93%
Female students89%
Male students100%
Black students93%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%
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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School Leader's name
  • Stacy Bland
Fax number
  • (757) 473-5185

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  • Basketball
  • Football
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  • Track
  • Wrestling
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  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

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