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Fred M. Lynn Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 946 students

 

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Posted January 2, 2014

I hate the uniforms.We should be able to express our self by our clothes.Everytime I think we are in jail it seem as we are in jail with the uniforms.


Posted December 1, 2013

Fred Lynn Middle School has come a long way since I first started teaching there. We have had 4 different principals in the last 9 years and each one was very different. It was difficult as a teacher to understand the expectations and most teachers just tried to do their best for the students. We have a strong admin. team now who are making good choices for our school. The teachers are positive and want our students to be successful. We do need more community involvement from parents. I can teach lessons in school but if students are not doing their homework to practice, they will not learn as much. Every student should be reading every single night, many of our students are below grade level in reading which impacts every class they attend. Please understand, our students are coming to us with a below grade reading level from their elementary school, they do not magically forget how to read when they enter 6th grade. If there was more parent involvement during the younger school age years maybe there wouldn't be such a huge difference in how our children read compared to how children in Lake Ridge read and then students would be more capable of passing their assessments.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 21, 2013

I went to Fred Lynn for the entire 3 years and it was unbearable. The kids were mean, that's to be expected, but the staff, with very few exceptions. was uncompassionate, unprofessional, and neglectful. They showed no authority so the worst behaved of the kids ran the school. For a school that stresses a zero-tolerance policy they sure let a lot of stuff slip by. I ended up hiding and skipping school at least once a week because I dreaded every day there. As a result my grades fell dramatically and instead of investigating, instead of checking with my parents to make sure my home life was ok, instead of sending me to a school counselor to make sure I was coping socially, the truancy officer pulled me out of class and threatened to send me to a school for juvenile delinquents. I had never so much as gotten a call home in my entire school career so that sent me into a shock and then a deep depression. In my 2nd year of high school I was diagnosed with PTSD from my middle school years. I'm nearly done with college and I still get anxiety in some classroom settings. I'm going to Canada to finish my schooling and staying so that when I have children they will be far from awful school.


Posted September 9, 2013

Terrible, overcrowded school. We're one week in and they still don't have enough teachers for two of my children's classes. And from my experience, the teachers treat their jobs more casually than professionally...which is probably why student behavior is lacking and no one does anything about it (Dear Lynn administrators: uniforms don't help student behavior, good staff do!). Also, the school was accredited with warning throughout last year and I'm pretty sure they didn't meet the objectives, but the admin has been conveniently ho-hum about the situation. I'm going to let my 8th grader finish up, but I've been trying to transfer my 7th grader out in order to avoid this school for two more years. I'd rather travel a little further in order to give my child a decent education compared to the garbage this school has to offer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2013

I'm a parent to child at this school my kid gets no help from the teachers because some say if the child doesn't care why should they. That doesn't make any sense you should make that work call the parents say your child isn't trying in class and have the parent come in after school and help and watch their kid. And these uniforms I wish they would get rid of this policy for two reasons number one i liked to spend money on nice clothes for my child not spend for all these uniform requirements and clothes they have to change into to go outside. Just let them go to school in regular clothes and come home and go outside in regular clothes. Number two I'm tired of hearing my child complain about putting on a polo shirt, blue pants, and having to tuck in their shirts and if they don't they get in trouble. Don't they know that some kids with weight problems, tucking in their shirts makes them look bigger then they already are and it's embarrassing and kids make fum of them and it lowers there self-esteem and they get upset. So that is what think of Fred M. Lynn Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2013

First, the uniforms are inconvenient and ugly. We buy uniforms, which are expensive and a waste of money. I have nice clothes at home that I can't wear because we have to wear the uniforms. Second, the kids are rude and aggressive. They push each other in the hallways and call each other terrible names. No one wants to pay attention in class because the teachers don't seem to care or give much effort. Most of the kids don't know English and can't write well. And, there is a strong division between those who speak English and those who don't. I get made fun of a lot because I am shy. Third, I failed my SOL's this year because I did not get extra help. I have trouble with math and no one wanted or was able to help. No one wanted to spend time with me. I rarely got homework to take home for math either. I worry that I won't be able to pass to the next grade - especially when I leave here. Lastly, the school boundaries are very strange. I have to walk over a half a mile to school in the morning through a wooded area and across the back of the school yard. It is scary because of all the crime around here and I got really wet and cold last year because of the bad weather.


Posted June 30, 2013

This is the worst school in the county, and needs to be re-structured to improve. The students have no interest in learning, and there are no consequences for poor behavior. There is always a turnover in teachers. More resources are needed for teachers and students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 18, 2013

This school is totally unsatisfactory and should be closed down. One of the first concerns it that it is located a few yards, from a Day Labor site. There are groups of men hanging around a convenience store and this could pose a hazard to the children in the school. Secondly, the school is not adequately resourced or staffed with books, computers, competent instructors and other learning tools. The school lacks diversity, mostly hispanic and black students. The schools overall performance grades are one of the lowest in the county and severe intervention should happen in order to turn this around. If not, the children attending this school will be so far behind their peers from other schools, they will not be able to compete when they get to high school. The net result is that will probably be a statistic by just droppinig out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2013

I am a current employee at Fred M. Lynn. The administrative staff is awful. There is no consistent communication between the administration and the staff. Two staff members who ask the same question are given two different answers by the same person. The students are not held responsible for their own actions. Some of the staff are afraid of the students. These are middle school students!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 27, 2011

My first year at this school was horrible, starting with my interview. The school was dark, no windows, and depressing. When the principals met me they didn't shake my hand because they were too busy eating chips. I love teaching and I love my students, but many of them have told me my class is the only decent one they have and that their teachers don't care about them and are not knowledgeable about their subject matter. What I dislike most about this school is the negative work environment and the way it sets a bad example for the students. Many of the veteran teachers here have never even said "hi" or "how's it going" to me and avert their eyes in the hallway. Many of the teachers are cronies for the principal and report the slightest things to her in order to gain some kind of brownie points. The new teachers are treated like they are worthless and many will not return for a second year. I believe this year the school had to hire about 40 near teachers because so many left last year. Also the current principal is extremely negative. The students are yelled at constantly by the teachers and are not treated with respect. These students deserve better and I hope things change!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 20, 2010

Look at the students remarks. It is amazing that some actually give that school as high as three stars. Notice their spelling and writing. These are middle school students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 24, 2010

for the student whoo says the parents would win i wish they did now we have uniforms and i am in 6th grade so i have 2 more years booooooooooooooo
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 17, 2009

i am a student at Fred Lynn Middle School.. this school i have to say is an ok place to send your child....not only is it a good learning envirement but its a strict Zero tolerence school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2009

I have a lot to say about this school. I use to be a student here. It was the worst experience of my life. This school was horrible! It is very strict. You were not allowed to do anything in this school! I was in 8th grade and i was required to meet my teacher in the morning right after i get of the bus so she could escort us to class. It was just horrible! PLEASE NEVER GO HERE! (Unless you like to suffer)
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 17, 2009

Im a student at fred lynn and i have to say the school tries its best to help us.The teachers can be hard on you but thats only for you to sucessed.The school needs more technolgy such as smarts boards.The school is about to give us uniforms but of course parents are going to win and we wont have them.Fred Lynn rocks!!!!!!!!!!!1
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 1, 2008

I'm a sixth grader and i have to say this school is great. the teachers are great and actually will stay after school to help you with work. is a awesome school
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 25, 2008

I think that administration in this school is horrible. There is a great lack of communication from Admin to the parent. In my experience, I had to threaten to contact the supperintendent if someone didn't return my calls or reply to my e-mails. Educational goals arent necessarily a top concern. Fred Lynn is just a horrible school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2008

I love everything about this school i never wanted to move
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 12, 2007

As a student at this school I'll have to say this school is great . Its fun and as a student I'm so happy that the teachers aren't so strict which makes it more fun for us kids to learn .
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 25, 2006

4 of my 5 sons atteded Fred Lynn.2 did extremely well, advanced classes A,B honor roll etc... the other 2 did not do so well. They were just plain lazy.It all depends on the student. Middle school is tough no matter where you go! My nephew attends a middle schools in Lakeridge. He's an honor roll student and is picked on at his school. Called wierd, bullied etc... fights break out in the lakeridge schools too! I will not be forced to send my 5th son to another school because of rumors. I will send him to Fred Lynn like his brothers, I will be an active member in the PTA and cross my fingers that he makes it through MIDDLE SCHOOL, not Fred Lynn but MIDDLE SCHOOL. Parents need to get involved as much as they can in their childs school & make a difference!
—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.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

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.

327 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
54%

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.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
English: Writing

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

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students54%
Female students57%
Male students51%
Black students54%
Asian students87%
Hispanic51%
Multiracial40%
White students63%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficient students42%
Proficient in English63%

Math

All Students63%
Female students66%
Male students60%
Black students60%
Asian students100%
Hispanic62%
Multiracial50%
White students65%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient students54%
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 Students50%
Female students50%
Male students50%
Black students47%
Asian students79%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White students68%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficient students25%
Proficient in English65%

Math

All Students21%
Female students25%
Male students17%
Black students22%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
White students28%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities23%
Limited English proficient students12%
Proficient in English29%
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 Students50%
Female students54%
Male students46%
Black students47%
Asian students76%
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficient students31%
Proficient in English59%

English: Writing

All Students51%
Female students54%
Male students48%
Black students51%
Asian students82%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficient students27%
Proficient in English62%

Math

All Students43%
Female students49%
Male students37%
Black students35%
Asian students82%
Hispanic40%
Multiracial55%
White students50%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficient students26%
Proficient in English50%

Science

All Students55%
Female students53%
Male students57%
Black students46%
Asian students76%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficient students33%
Proficient in English66%
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 "Accredited with Warning".

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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%

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 Students100%
Female studentsn/a
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English100%

Geometry

All Students93%
Female students100%
Male students83%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%
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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  • French

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  • Dr. Cherif Sadki

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  • Basketball
  • Soccer
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1650 Prince William Parkway
Woodbridge, VA 22191
Phone: (703) 494-5157

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