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Lynnhaven Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1143 students

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Posted June 10, 2014

My daughter has been going to this school for 1.5 years and is about to move on tonhigh school. My opinion of this school is not a good one. There are always fights, like a ridulous amount. The principal seems to not care about the students at all. At one of the sports awards nights. She spoke a minute and when she was done she pointed to her watch, looked at the athletic director and left. She did that two out of the three times in one year at the sports awards. At the city finals track meet, she left before it was.over when the girls team had already had an undefeated season and also took 1st place in the city championships. There was no plaque made with the girls name on it, no big sigh hung in the gym . NOTHING was donr for all of thier hard work. She is also the type of person that tries to speak articulated to make herself sound smart, when actually it sounds like she is make up words that no one had heard of. If I was given a choice my daughter would not have gone to this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2014

My child loved going to Lynnhaven!! The teachers are caring and my child really enjoyed school here. The only negative is that the teacher/parent communication is lacking. I really wish the teachers would send out a weekly email with assignments. I think this would help my child be more organized and help parents be more involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2014

Not too pleased with this school. My oldest child entered 6th grade this year. The parent-teacher communication is lacking. It has been hard going from such an awesome elementary school to this middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2014

This school was ok for my 6th and 7th grade year but my eighth grade year it went downhill. Most of the teachers are amazing at this school and they are blessed to have them. The administration has a prison-like approach to working with kids. For example, in eighth grade, the new principal started having the teachers walk the kids single file down to lunch. These are kids that are supposed to be getting ready for high school! After school activities are the worst. The groups that kids try out for select only a few people each and the same people get into all of them. The school does not recognize how many amazing people attend the school. Also the blocks (classes) are about two hours and you learn the entire time with no breaks. The lack of school spirit is amazing at this school. Almost everyone seems to hate coming. As a student I am surprised how low down a school can go in a matter of months. I hope that most will have a better experience than I have had at Lynnhaven Middle School. I usually don't write reviews but this school has made my 8th grade year horrible and I dearly hope some changes will be made at this school.


Posted May 7, 2014

Worst school ever. Do not send your child here. A staff member physically abused my child and is still there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2014

LMS has great teachers, massive parental involvement and is safe. Students are well prepared for high school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2013

Lynnhaven middle is a good school with very kind teachers that are very nice and helpful. I have been there for 3 years and I am about to finish the 8th grade. This is a good school but the only bad thing is all of the drama and the fighting . About a month ago there was 5 fights in one day. I saw all of them and there were about 8 kids that were in OSS


Posted May 30, 2012

My daughter is in 6th grade and I have been very happy with the transition she has made to middle school. I cannot say enough about how wonderful the new principal is both her leadership style and involvement with the students are exemplary! My daughter is in all advance classes and I find her workload challenging yet manageable. Whenever I have had a question or concern, all her teachers have been very responsive in getting back with me. Overall, a wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2012

In an era when so many middle schools get a bad rap, Lynnhaven Middle shines as one of the best!! With a new administration the morale with the staff has grown immensely. As a result, the students are thriving. There is great collaboration between administration, staff, and the PTA. Everyone truly cares about the students and wants them all to have opportunities for success. I have one child who has had three fabulous years and Lynnhaven and another who will enter Lynnhaven next year. My oldest is very prepared for high school and I am excited and proud to be sending my youngest to Lynnhaven!! This school deserves a top rating on this website!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2012

Lynnhaven Middle is a loving and caring environment where the teachers genuinely care about the well being of the students. My son loves going to school everyday! He enjoys it and looks forward to it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2010

We just moved here from California.. Wow what a difference in teaching methods.. All and all my son has had an awesome experience here. I like how strick the staff is, and not allowing bad behaviour. I only had one issue and that was we are not a big internet family, and it seems the school promotes this alot. My husband and I perfer an old fashioned texted book. All in all this is a good school with lots to offer and he feels safe here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2009

I reallly love this school and i thought I would hate middle school. As I know of bullying doesn't go on too much and I should know considering I am in the eigth grade.. so have been going to this schoool for 3 years. This school is great. The teachers aare great. Obviously not all teachers can be great at a school, but here most of them are..... 5 stars LMS
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2009

My son went there it has a little bit of fights but my school did to. All in all it was a very well rounded school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2009

i really am saying this lynnhaven is good but the teachers are awee bit strict
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 21, 2009

My son went there for three years and I can tell you that the school has great teachers and administrative staff. The teachers and staff seem to really care about the students and work with them on achieving their goals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2008

This school is absolutely outstanding. I have a handicapped daughter, and the teachers and administrative staff members are compassionate and very in tune with her needs. ALWAYS pleasant on the phones as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2008

I have been a parent at this school for three years. Although some of the teachers are not the best(as in any school) the vast majority really care about the needs of the students. The administration does a great job removing disruptive students from the class and school when needed. It is easy for some to blame the school or say the issue is race, when in reality it is poor behavior and terrible parenting that causes these problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2008

My son is in seventh grade, and I have been unhappy with the way the administration handles bullying. There seems to be a number of students who are foul/bullies/mean and only get a small hand-slap from the administration. If I had known this, I would've gone to the school police officer for help last year. Administration is sub-par.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2004

Overall a good school. Has great tennis courts.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

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.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

378 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
English: Writing

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

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

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.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
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 students80%
Male students76%
Black students57%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracial87%
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%

Math

All Students70%
Female students72%
Male students67%
Black students57%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracial75%
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English70%
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 students83%
Male students77%
Black students60%
Asian students92%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial67%
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities37%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient students70%
Proficient in English80%

Math

All Students39%
Female students33%
Male students45%
Black students22%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracial31%
White students48%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English40%
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 students74%
Black students56%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracial74%
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient students64%
Proficient in English77%

English: Writing

All Students73%
Female students81%
Male students65%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracial65%
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%

Math

All Students48%
Female students44%
Male students50%
Black students19%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracial50%
White students55%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English48%

Science

All Students83%
Female students79%
Male students87%
Black students64%
Asian students85%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial89%
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient students82%
Proficient in English83%
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.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

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 Students87%
Female students87%
Male students87%
Black students70%
Asian students100%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial79%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient students82%
Proficient in English87%

Geometry

All Students95%
Female students95%
Male students96%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English95%
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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  • Ms. Patti Jenkins
Fax number
  • (757) 496-6793

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1250 Bayne Dr
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