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Lake Ridge Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1218 students

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Posted May 16, 2014

This Lake Ridge area is extremely over crowded and so are its schools. Lake Ridge Middle School has over 1200 students, 6-8 grades, while other middle schools in the county have under 900. The over-stressed, over-worked teachers and the average administration make this school hectic, chaotic and undesirable. Bullying is a HUGE problem since the school is too small and understaffed. Hopefully, PWCS will get their over population under control in ALL their schools, especially in the Lake Ridge area as it once was the place to attend in PWCS. I'm rating the teacher quality low not because they're bad teachers but because they just can't effectively teach 160 students. 40 students to 1 teacher is just too much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2013

My family is having a different LRMS experience. Bullying and fights occur more often than they should. The teachers are average. My children over the years have needed extra support. In the three years that we have been here, my children have yet to have a teacher that they felt comfortable asking for extra help. The teachers often refer my children to NJHS peer tutors. Last year my second oldest was a member of NJHS tutoring his peers but, receiving private tutoring at home. Between my husband, myself, and an expensive tutor, my children meet the standards, and on testing they often pass all the SOL's advanced. LRMS is not the reason behind my children's success. Compared to when my oldest child, who is now in college, went to a Fairfax middle school, I am putting in way too much work at home. When I email, I often get a response back from LRMS teachers within 72 hours, versus the usual 24 hour response time of the Fairfax teachers. And the World Language Program is a joke. If you are considering the World Language program, please talk to some parents first. On paper the program seems great. The presentation they give to parents is awesome. Talk to parents first.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

Lake Ridge is really a nice school. As with all schools, the skill and the involvement of the teachers varies, but for the most part I think they do a great job. The principal and the front office staff are great. We've had a few teachers who were a little slow in keeping their webpages and the parent portal updated, but overall my daughter's transition to 6th grade went smoothly. The world languages program is also very nicely run and a great deal of fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2013

My daughter is now an 8th grader and has attended LRMS for the past 2 years. Words do not express the greatness LRMS! This school prepares your child well for high school and the teachers actually take time to engage the students. If your child is a part of the foreign language program, he/she will not go wrong with Sra. Engman....by far one of the best teachers on the planet! The other teachers are great as well, but Sra. Engman is outstanding. This school has quality education while teaching to maintain a student's morals and values. The school is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2013

It looks like this review process needs an update....2013! My 4 children have all gone to Lake Ridge Middle School. Number 4 is there now as a 7th grader. Most all the teachers are VERY interested in helping each individual student reach their potential. If you have a problem....seek help. Don't just stew about it. The Principal and teachers will work to resolve what ever issue you have. Parent involvement is ALWAYS welcomed....though I have seen it greatly decline in new parents helping in the last year or two. I feel there could be ALOT more homework given to the students to prepare them better for the rigorous schedule a pre AP cirriculum requires in high school...but overall I think the teachers, parents and office staff are GREAT and welcoming! GREAT SCHOOL!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2011

OHH MY! thats all i can say! LRMS is a amizing school i am a 7th grader and I LOVE IT HERE!! There are some stupid rules like no hugging or contact with other but other then that I love here!! My Favorite teacher is Ms. Hoyle by far! She understand that school needs to be fun and not just a place to learn! Lots of people dont like here but those people are the one who get in truble soo it is their fault they dont like it. AND IF YOU DO GO TO LRMS U OTTA TRY OUT FOR THE LRMS CHEER SQUAD!!!!<3<3<3


Posted September 30, 2009

The teachers take the time needed to make sure that each and every child has all of the tools that they need to move forward.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2009

I'm in the eighth grade and have gone to LRMS since the sixth grade. It is not my area school but I'm there on the foreign language program. As long as you do not mess with the wrong people you'll have a great time
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 30, 2008

I am a former student of Lakeridge Middle School and I loved it! I went to Woodbridge In sixth grade, then seventh and eighth I went to Lakeridge. I made so many more friends here and had so much fun. I definately recommend this school and the teachers and fantastic. both years I don't recall having any problems. and if so, not severe.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 15, 2008

I have a seventh grader that attends this school. She really enjoys going to this school. Mr. Perkins has been one of the best teachers she has ever had. He also is a great basketball coach. I would recommend this school to any new residents to this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2008

Well I cant say this is the best school in the state but, by far the best middle school in woodbridge. We have had a bully promblem but, out teachers petc. are doing the best of there ablitys to make it better. On the orther hand 7th grade math theres is way to much 2 learn in 182 days. I think that is a state promblem.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 6, 2007

As a military family, I was very happy to learn that LRMS was top notch. My daughter, currently a seventh grader, is given every chance to achieve her goals. The greater majority of the teachers are supportive and actually excited about teaching these kids. I was very impressed to see such a high caliber teacher in my daughters classrooms. For the one teacher out of 8 that my daughter doesn't like, I'd say she has truly enjoyed learning in most of the classrooms. I was a little dissapointed in the lack of sports clubs offered to the students. For such a large school, they should have much more available than just 2 teams per season.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

My second child is at LRMS as a 7th grader and I have two more to go. I am seriously considering private school. Bullying runs rampant in this school and the administration response is lacking at best. Truly disappointing school. Teachers are pretty good. It's just in need of new and better leadership, people who know what they are doing and want to do more than listen to themselves talk.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2007

In my option Lake Ridge Middle School, is one of the best schools in this area. My son is a 6th grade student there. I was very nervous about him going to middle school, but the teachers, assistant principals, and guidance departments have helped him settle in very well. Also, he has been having trouble in math and they have been providing support for him since the beginning of the year. We moved here about three years ago and I'm so glad my husband checked into the schools the way he did. I am more than happy with the choice we made.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2005

LRMS has excellent leadership. Administrators address parental concerns quickly. As with any school, there are good teachers and mediocre teachers. The band program could be stronger and my children wish there were more extra-curricular activities that are not sports-oriented. There is definitely an emphasis on sports at the school. Parental involvment is welcomed. A few teachers have bad attitudes towards students that make you wonder why they even teach. Overall, it is a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2005

I'm a sophomore who went to LRMS, and my rating of the school depends on what criteria used; in terms of the curriculum and teacher involvement, it's a wonderful school, but in terms of control over bullying and teasing, I was much disappointed. To put it bluntly, my middle school years were hell, but through no fault of the teaching staff; over LRMS was quite a good school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 18, 2005

I have had three children in this school; I'm thankful this is the last year. I found the school more interested in test scores than teaching the material. If you have a difference of opinion with a teacher, the administration ALWAYS takes the side of the teacher (many parents have also expressed this complaint); parents concerns are not really addressed. The edulink system does not help either. One of my children was not even entered into the system (despite contacting them) all year. The children who were in the system never had current grades entered; it was basically a copy of the interim sent home previously. The school and county try to look impressive on paper with test scores, but there is a lack in the real world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2005

Best teachers, best support system I have seen. Far superior to Fairfax Cty. Students are given an environment where they can succeed. InTouch online system gives parents 24 hour info and email to teachers. I am very happy I will have children here for 4 more years!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2004

In the middle of our 3-year military tour, my family moved from Montgomery County into this school district because of its great reputation. The cost of the move was well worth it. The teachers are dedicated and work well with the students; however, they do not coddle them. All students are expected to follow the rules and act in a responsible manner. This attitude creates an environment that allows learning to take place. Lake Ridge Middle is one of few, if not the only school in the area that offers Geometry for the advanced student. Please do not be dissuaded by the other comments about this great school. If you are the type of parent that is active in your child's education and life and want to be part of a great educational program this school is for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2004

I am a senior in high school at Stonewall Jackson, and attended LRMS for grades 6-8. When I attended LRMS, my class was really one of the last great classes. Teachers who taught our class in 6th grade moved up to 7th or 8th grades so that they could teach us. The school was very diverse, and I, being half-Korean, know that there is no racism at all. Black kids were treated the same as white kids, and everyone was punished the same amount for what they did. During the past several years though, the school has changed. The teachers are still dedicated, and still want to help kids learn and achieve, but many times now, it is the students themselves who do not want to participate or follow the rules. Overprotective parents now provide many of these hostilities in order to protect spoiled children who lie and cheat.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

417 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

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.

413 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

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

The state average for English: Reading was 75% in 2013.

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

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.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
80%

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.

407 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
English: Writing

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

414 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

414 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

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 Students80%
Female students81%
Male students78%
Black students71%
Asian students84%
Hispanic65%
Multiracial79%
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient students53%
Proficient in English83%

Math

All Students81%
Female students83%
Male students80%
Black students73%
Asian students94%
Hispanic77%
Multiracial83%
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient students68%
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

English: Reading

All Students82%
Female students83%
Male students81%
Black students66%
Asian students95%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial89%
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities51%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient students57%
Proficient in English86%

Math

All Students64%
Female students71%
Male students58%
Black students60%
Asian students80%
Hispanic65%
Multiracial80%
White students60%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient students55%
Proficient in English67%
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 students80%
Male students74%
Black students63%
Asian students79%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial78%
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient students39%
Proficient in English80%

English: Writing

All Students78%
Female students86%
Male students71%
Black students64%
Asian students89%
Hispanic66%
Multiracial84%
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient students38%
Proficient in English82%

Math

All Students78%
Female students77%
Male students79%
Black students70%
Asian students88%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial83%
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students62%
Proficient in English80%

Science

All Students77%
Female students76%
Male students77%
Black students60%
Asian students82%
Hispanic65%
Multiracial88%
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students46%
Proficient in English80%
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.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

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 Students98%
Female students99%
Male students96%
Black students95%
Asian students100%
Hispanic94%
Multiracial100%
White students99%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English98%

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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  • French
  • Spanish

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  • Jo C. Fitzgerald

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  • French
  • Spanish

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  • Track
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  • Volleyball

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12350 Mohican Rd
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Phone: (703) 494-5154

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