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Woodbridge Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1113 students

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Posted Friday, November 21, 2014

This school is amazing. It is known to be the best middle school in eastern Prince William. The principal is excellent in leadership and his admin team is superb as well. The teachers here really do care about the students and their well being. Working at this school is such a blessing. Seminole pride all the way!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 17, 2011

I attended WMS all three years (6-8) and I've been thinking about this because my little sisters (currently 5 and 3 grades) will be attending WMS soon, got me thinking about my experience at this school. The only thing I can say is that this school is a great place to learn in terms of teachers. But Administration-wise, it's where everything starts to go downhill. The principal has a loose grip on the students, the profanity and PDA in the hallways is at times, unacceptable. I agree with another poster on the fact that the "School to Watch" award isn't valid. I was there and I experienced the "School to Watch" prep first-hand. The principal started with threats about what would happen to anyone who misbehaved that day, including possible suspension. The principal was telling everyone daily to watch their language and to make sure they (we) were on our best behavior and to "not mess this up" for him...I'm growing increasingly concerned about the things my sisters will see and hear at this school. I'm actually considering that I should talk my parents into transferring them to Lake Ridge Middle.


Posted April 10, 2011

My daughter has attended this school from 6th to 8th grade. We LOVE this school. The principle and vice principals are attentive, active participants in the school and take the time to engage with the kids and learn about them as people! The teachers are wonderful! This school offers the same gender program which my daughter has loved! They also offer MANY after school actives that many other middle schools don't offer, such as the theater program! WONDERFUL school!!! We are very sad to leave at the end of the year, but my daughter is moving onto high school. I would recommend this school to anyone!!! They earned the Virginia school School to Watch award and they totally deserved it!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2009

As a former student i've been threw the actual experience. I loved that school! It has a great administration and staff. There was so much to do there and it was just great! I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2009

As a former studentof WMS I must say that the school was a worthwhile expierience. I made lifelong frineds, and was given great oppertunities to succeed there. The teachers push students to their full potentiel. The kids can get quite rowdy but dont let that influence your decision to enroll your child. The teachers care, the principles, not so much. But I am a proud member of the graduating class of 2009!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 26, 2009

I am very upset with the lack of care and guidance from the Asst. Principals at this school. Very disturbing! I suggest and strongly recommend that you make a suprise visit and sit in on your childs class to watch what goes on when the Principal is not around, and here are times that hes not there. Without him the Assisitance get a big ego and almost seem to abuse there positions. I have complained to the School Board and nothing was done , it seems they also have conmplaints as well .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I believe the teachers and staff at WMS have done a great job and continue doing so. Reason why I found the negative comments about their Principal and staff unfounded. Don't forget your child is thet reflection of your actions, so if you don't teach your child respect for others, he will never care or make the rigth choices therefore your coments can be a bit harsh knowing you are tarnishing a school reputation just for the bad choices of a few kids. Woodbridge is a great school and their teachers and staff are great complement. I'm proud of having my dauther graduate this year from such a great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2009

The lack of discipline and respect that is shown by the students toward the principal, teachers and more importantly, other students is horrible. The stories that my child has told me about what happens during the change of classes or what happens in the classes are surprising especially with their 'school to watch' award. My child said during the visit from the committee judging the school, all the asst. principals and principal were in the hallways during the change of classes to make sure everyone behaved. Teachers were told in advance of the visit thus 'everyone was on their best behavior'. I would put more credence to the award if it was a 'surprise' visit versus one that was scheduled ahead of time. With what I know now, I would not have let my child attend WMS but used the 'babysitter' option that many have used.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2009

Woodbridge Middle School is a wonderful school. Everyone associated with WMS is dedicated to making it the best school in the county. WM was just designated a 'School to Watch' by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle School Reform. This is not an award that is handed out lightly. I encourage you to visit the National Forum's website to learn more about how the schools are selected for this honor. I am not affiliated with this organization. I am simply a proud parent of a WMS 7th grader who is tired of the bashing that WMS receives from people who have only 'heard' things about Woodbridge. If you have a rising 6th grader and are zoned for WMS, I encourage you to visit the school, talk with parents, or contact the principal to get more information before using the 'babysitter' option to attend another school in the county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2008

My child is attending this school. The teachers and staff for the most part are very good, but many of the kids are out of control and disrespectful, and the principal doesn't seem to have a good handle on them. This is with respect to cursing, roughhousing and bullying. With even a little more teacher supervision or principal leadership I think these problems could be fixed. Prince William County has other options for middle schools if you are in this district...specialty programs at neighboring middle schools, Porter Traditional School which have bus transportation. Many kids in my neighborhood attend Lake Ridge Middle School using a school transfer request. We are going to utlize these options next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2008

School is like so so super cool! Like all the teachers are so sweet and I love everyone!!


Posted February 1, 2008

W.M.S. is a vey fine school. The only thing i don't like about it is the teachers not paying attention to the students' actions. What i mean by that is the hallways are sometimes insane and profanity is insane, And the teachers do not monitor. They don't do anything. I am rating this school as average.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 22, 2007

The school did a great job with the kids I was especially impresses with the chorus concert, as a mother of three I have seen many and this was the best it was easy to see all the hard work put into the program. I was always kept up to date on my student and invited to attend all field trips and offered lots of chances to volunteer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2006

I love this school. I'm in the seventh grade and just moved to this area. I'm on the Dance Team (Seminolettes). I love the teachers,students,staff,and the principal. I love being on the dance team. If you are a parent and trying to find a middle school in Prince Williams County in Virginia, let them go to Woodbridge Middle School. Go Seminoles!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 29, 2006

WMS..Wow! The faculty, facility, academic clubs, athletics....all top notch. We moved here from Utah in 2000, my son went there and my daughter currently attends WMS. As a parent, I am impressed with the emphasis on academics and discipline. The principal, Judy Warme, really knows how to run a school and it shows through the quality of teaching and school spirit. My kids love going to school and we attribute that to all the staff who make education not only important, but fun! Go Seminoles!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

My son attended Woodbridge Middle several years ago. He was ADHD and I was very happy with the level of education he received as well as how important they made him feel as well as us in understanding the education and attention he was receiving. Now I have a daughter in 7th grade there and she is an above average student and is receiving a great education. She loves her school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2005

I just truly appreciate that the entire staff cares about each student. In addition , other two children who attended WMS have been wonderfully prepared for high school both emotionally and academically. I also appreciate the high standards that the students are held accoutable to achieve.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

371 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

374 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

367 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

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.

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
English: Writing

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

337 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
85%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 88% in 2012.

16 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students73%
Female students74%
Male students70%
Black students64%
Asian students84%
Hispanic61%
Multiracial86%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient students54%
Proficient in English80%

Math

All Students87%
Female students91%
Male students82%
Black students80%
Asian students100%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial91%
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient students80%
Proficient in English90%
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 students84%
Male students76%
Black students79%
Asian students91%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial81%
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient students62%
Proficient in English84%

Math

All Students86%
Female students90%
Male students83%
Black students85%
Asian students94%
Hispanic84%
Multiracial89%
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities61%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient students82%
Proficient in English88%
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 Students73%
Female students81%
Male students63%
Black students61%
Asian students86%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial85%
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient students39%
Proficient in English80%

English: Writing

All Students64%
Female students72%
Male students55%
Black students49%
Asian students79%
Hispanic56%
Multiracial69%
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient students33%
Proficient in English70%

Math

All Students79%
Female students80%
Male students77%
Black students71%
Asian students94%
Hispanic72%
Multiracial92%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient students66%
Proficient in English82%

Science

All Students77%
Female students77%
Male students76%
Black students67%
Asian students94%
Hispanic66%
Multiracial81%
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students53%
Proficient in English82%
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.

118 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.

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n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

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n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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 students100%
Male students98%
Black students100%
Asian students94%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
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 Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
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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Nurse(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Skyles Calhoun

Programs

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  • Standards-based
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Boys sports
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
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  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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2201 York Dr
Woodbridge, VA 22191
Phone: (703) 494-3181

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