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James Wood Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 845 students

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Posted April 22, 2013

I am now in high school and there are many ups and downs about this school. Just like other schools in winchester, if you are an athelete or someone who is very outgoing and you can easily make friends, good for you. You'll have a great time at the school. I wasn't in this category. The school is decent in academics, the teachers do help, but you have to look for them, which is normal. Students (When I Went There) were extremely mean though. They isolated me from everything possible. I know the students change yearly, but you can't expect much from teenagers. The teachers are very nice and they do work one-on-one with you. the principle, As of 2012, is amazing. He knows how to deal with children and he knows what to expect. The school is decent. Just make sure not to isolate yourself or let other bring you down. That was my problem. You have to remember that these kids are only 11-15(Around). They will be bullies when they want to be. Just find the good people in this school, which there are believe it or not, and you will have a nice time.


Posted April 27, 2010

The school has a terrible discipline system. They let kids get away with everything. My advice, keep your children away.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2010

The teachers & principal at JWMS are excellent. They are dedicated to helping the students. My son went there and he loved it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2009

I've been through three years at this school and they have been the best years ever. The students are very kind to each other and the teachers are great. We have some of the best athletes in the area. I was more than pleased with my stay there. GO BULLDOGS!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 30, 2007

Some of the teachers are not very helpful, and need to understand the children more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2007

I have gone through three years at JWMS and they have been the three best years of my life. The teachers and guidance councilers are really there to help and everyone acts like one huge family. We have some of the most talented athletes in the area. It's an amazing place and has really helped me academically.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2006

I go to to James wood in the 7th grade and Its really great! Best school Ive ever been to. I gave up living with my mom to go to this school thats how much I like it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 17, 2005

While it looks great on the surface (newly renovated) this school has real communication issues. Teachers, guidance counselors and administration do not return phone calls, emails or notes sent in by the student. Heaven forbid if you have a child that struggles academically, because even the most involved parent cannot get through to have questions answered or issues addressed.
—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.

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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.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
77%

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.

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
English: Writing

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

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
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 students75%
Male students67%
Black students57%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracial64%
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient students29%
Proficient in English73%

Math

All Students61%
Female students62%
Male students60%
Black students43%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White students64%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient students29%
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

English: Reading

All Students69%
Female students71%
Male students68%
Black students53%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracial54%
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient students7%
Proficient in English72%

Math

All Students45%
Female students50%
Male students41%
Black students40%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracial42%
White students48%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficient students20%
Proficient in English47%
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 Students81%
Female students89%
Male students75%
Black students77%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English83%

English: Writing

All Students78%
Female students86%
Male students70%
Black students69%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient students64%
Proficient in English79%

Math

All Students64%
Female students63%
Male students64%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English65%

Science

All Students83%
Female students82%
Male students84%
Black students77%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient students42%
Proficient in English85%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

46 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 Students96%
Female students96%
Male students96%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%

Geometry

All Students100%
Female students100%
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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1313 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Phone: (540) 667-7500

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