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Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 899 students

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Posted July 19, 2013

Whoever said that the old principal let the teachers walk over his back is IN-CORRECT. My first two years at this school were awesome. Not exactly a fan of the new principals ( The teachers aren't, either.). If you ever have and problem and need to talk to a principal, talk to Dr. Nail. The new principal made a lot of kids stop wearing rosaries one day, which is illegal. The Teachers did not like that whatsoever. All of the students wore rosaries and cross necklaces the next day in protest. The only principal that actually keeps things running is Dr. Nail. One day we had an insane substitute who chucked books across the room. Dr Nail came down and handled it. The female gym teachers are not the best ( With the exception of Mrs. McPartland, who rocks .) I'm looking forward to going to Milbrooke high school next year. The lunches SUCKED all three years ( literally unhealthy ) BUT THEY WENT TO THE GOVERNMENT AND ARE NOW GETTING BETTER LUNCHES. In the end, this school was by far the best school before the new administrative team ( I speak for myself and 90% of the staff and students ) took office. We are now second followed by James Wood.


Posted August 24, 2010

Newer school. Some teachers are enthusiastic, happy, excited and really outstanding - and the kids love to learn from them. And some teachers are NOT. Principle nice, but he always backs his teachers. Honestly, they walk all over him and do whatever they want. Even after he repeatedly speaks to the teachers about an issue you've brought to him. I've been a substitute teacher. And most of the gym teachers literally scream at the kids all day long. They don't make it a happy & fun environment. It should be most kids favorite class. It is NOT. They obviously hate their jobs, or kids, I don't know which. But they will stand over your child and yell right in their face, and in front of the other kids. And yet this school claims to have an anti-bully program? Doesn't apply to the gym teachers apparently.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2010

This is a marvelous school. They have a newer building, great principal, and most teachers are superior. The Agricultural department is outstanding. You can have an occasional issue with the liberal curriculum and teacher (all over the USA) but over all this is a traditional area and we never saw any bullies, violence or drugs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2009

I loooooooooove this school. The band rocks, the teachers rock, the Gifted & Talented program rocks, KMO rocks, and everything rocks. Lunches are OK. So there are rumors but it's not that bad. So I love it. ABMS is awesome!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 14, 2009

This school, my school, is organized, up to date, and everything about it shines. And ya'll are worried about sports?! The first thing they cut back from is the music department. Don't believe me? Then where'd Jazz Band go? Plus, we have sports. We don't have much band. 3 bands and 12 sports. Which one is lacking?
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 11, 2009

This is a great school I love it
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 17, 2009

Like I said Admiral Byrd Middle School is a great School. If a school cut back its sports program it can not receive 5 stars. Sports is just as important to the school as say the band. How much does it really cost to play basketball. They have the uniforms, balls and other equipment already. My child is on the all A and B honor roll at Byrd. So I know their teachers do a great job to educate our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2009

Admiral Byrd Middle School is an excellent school as are all of the schools in Frederick County Virginia. The leadership, staff and faculty are dedicated to the students and are selfless in their work. I greatly disagree with the parent who said the school will become 'ordinary' as a lack of sports; the school will continue to thrive and do well as a result of its dedicated staff and educators. Hopefully, this parent will not become disenfranchised, which will reflect on his/her child. That will cause that persons child to become 'ordinary', not the school itself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2009

A great school that is about to become ordinary, because the lack of sports program. Most of our kids will have nothing to do after school. Other counties kids will have a leg up on ours because of the lack of sports. Everything else is perfect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2008

A great school. Clean and vary decortive. Some teachers are a little distracted but overall very good. The gym is nice with good teachers. The only down side is lunch. We have found foriegn objects (hair, plastic, ect) and not a lot of variety. Tons to do after school and good parent involvement. Newer and way more modern compared to other middle schools in area. The county's No Bullieng Program is a bit to stressed. I have found that bullying is not a big problem and the schools disiplin is vary good. Overall it is a good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 27, 2007

Admiral Byrd is a fantastic school. Almost 100% of the teachers are nice. The gym teachers work you hard, but not too hard. The GT program is lots of fun, and very stimulating
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 21, 2007

My daughter loves going to Admiral Byrd. However, we are not happy with the math department for 6th or 7th grade. Tutoring for math after school is equivalent to the students just doing their homework; not reviewing or being worked with. One 6th grade math teacher bullied my daughter and we had to remover her from the class. We spoke to her counselor and a vice principal who stressed that the teacher had a strong math background. The Ag Science (and FFA), Art and Theatre departments are great. There is a lot of school spirit with the children.
—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.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
68%

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.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
English: Writing

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

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

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 Students71%
Female students72%
Male students69%
Black students38%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracial60%
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%

Math

All Students67%
Female students69%
Male students66%
Black students71%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White students66%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English68%
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 Students78%
Female students79%
Male students78%
Black students70%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient students25%
Proficient in English81%

Math

All Students58%
Female students56%
Male students60%
Black students39%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
White students63%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficient students8%
Proficient in English60%
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 students78%
Male students73%
Black students44%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

English: Writing

All Students76%
Female students82%
Male students70%
Black students45%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

Math

All Students74%
Female students75%
Male students74%
Black students71%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Science

All Students85%
Female students82%
Male students89%
Black students79%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities88%
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

  • 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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

32 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 Students99%
Female students98%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
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%

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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