School Details

E.H. Marsteller Middle School

14000 Sudley Manor Dr, Bristow, VA 20136
(703) 393-7608
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1607 students 22 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

86%
75%
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78%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Prince William County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
77%
75%
52%
55%
61%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Prince William County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
75%
71%
82%
75%
70%
77%
75%
62%
87%
78%
76%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Prince William County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

99%
76%
76%
100%
73%
76%

Standards of Learning End-of-Course (SOLEOC)

In 2011-2012 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. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Prince William County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

E.H. Marsteller Middle School is a public middle school in Nokesville. The principal of E.H. Marsteller Middle School is Roberta Knetter. 1,607 students attend E.H. Marsteller Middle School and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 15% of the 1,607 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at E.H. Marsteller Middle School is 22:1. Linton Hall School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 64% 41%
Hispanic 15% 24%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 23%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    My child is finishing his first year at Marsteller and my second child is moving over next school year. I have to admit I love the administration and I love most of the teachers. I am a realistic person and I know that I am not going to like every teacher/individual no matter to which school I move. But when you like all the teachers except one I don't think the school should get a bad grade or review. Not to mention every time I had a question or issue and I addressed it I was immediately heard and actions were taken. My child is not a genius but he is not dumb either! His challenges are just right and it keeps him focused for as long as you can keep a 12 year old focused. Please take it from a person who's been working in a private school for over 6 years I want the truth a public school can offer and not the pretty stories that keep THE PARENTS happy and the money coming.

  • (1 year ago)

    Administration is wonderful; it feels like the kids know they have both admin and guidance to turn to for help in navigating those difficult school years. One administrator "stays" with your child the three years he/she is there which facilitates a more open relationship between admin and student. Most every teacher we've had for our two kids have been amazing. Bullying is taken seriously and repercussions are handled swiftly and efficiently.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have had two kids in this school one is still there. The teachers for the most part were good though morale seems to be low. The administration i.e. the principal has been a disappointment. She seemingly hides in her office does not interact with the students parents or staff. The school website is often out of date or lacking in information that would be helpful to students and parents. As for academics both of my kids sailed through with high grades with very little homework required of them

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a student here at Marsteller Middle School and I think its been a great year so far. I'm new here but I think its good. There's drama like any other school dating stuff like that but it is really not out of control and the staff this year have gotten really strict about that stuff and enforce the bullying policy now. My grades are higher than they ever were in middle school now I always seem to be learning something new every day if you listen to the teachers and you're not afraid to ask questions when necessary studying doesn't even become necessary. But I do recommend studying. As long as you are not absent all the time turn in your homework listen to the teachers lesson and ask questions on where you're confused it becomes really easy. Overall the staff is nice and some of them have a great sense of humor they give you plenty of opportunities to retake tests that you get bad grades on by letting you bring your lunch in to class during lunch to retake a test. They let you do this with 98% of the tests/quizzes you take. They really care about your grades and give you PLENTY of chances to raise your grade when you get a bad one. I recommend Marsteller to anyone

  • (1 year ago)

    My teacher in sixth grade was mean to my class and she hated us (Mrs. Schmitt)

  • (1 year ago)

    I took my child out of school after only a few months. The classroom were WAY over crowded zero communication between teachers and parents and they make it impossible to schedule a conference. My child was not challenged at all I don't even think her teachers knew who she was! I pay a lot in private school tuition now but it is worth every cent!

  • (1 year ago)

    Overall a good school. We have had issues with our children in the classroom with teachers but I have found that if the administration is aware of the issue they will resolve it. We have requested student movement - which took place. We have requested teacher supervision for foreign language teacher and that occured too. I believe the administration should visit the classrooms more often so that I do not have to share information second hand.

  • (1 year ago)

    This was an awful school. I attended for one year and could stand it no longer so I left. The math/science program was a joke as were all the other classes. The teachers were merely there to say their was an adult in the classroom and some teachers that were in charge were bullies. The students had complete control of what happened in class. I was completely unprepared for the school I transferred into and I am sure Marsteller would not prepare one for high school. If you are looking for a challenging and stimulating curriculum this is not the place to go.

  • (3 years ago)

    We are severely disappointed in the education platform and lack of leadership displayed by administration. The teachers are afraid of taking students to task for texting during class. When confronted by the lack of enforcing the rules of behavior the teachers say that they are not supported by administration. This has a detrimental impact on learning! In addition students recently advised a tenured teacher of repeated mistakes in a Civics exam. The teacher chastised the students for their remarks and decided to disregard the exam. Why does it take students to point out these issues? And this is supposed to be the center for Math and Science? Seriously? I should not have to be the one to bring this to ANYONE's attention! If administration needs parents to surface such issues then the administration needs to go. And if administration wants to deny such issues are occurring then they better do so from a position of 1st hand knowledge and not from behind their desk! This is leadership by abandonment! Administration Get involved! If you are looking for a quality learning environment - and you have a choice - DO NOT send your child to Marsteller!

  • (5 years ago)

    This is our son's first year at Marsteller and he (and we) just love it. The teachers are fantastic. Our son has never been in a school where the teachers are so helpful and go out of their way to give the kids extra help. We've seen a wonderful improvement in our son and we are so thankful to the teachers for this. We are truly blessed to have our son in Marsteller. From the cleaning crew the volunteers the office workers guidance administrators etc...... there are such friendly and kind people at Marsteller.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son is in 8th grade and has had some issues with a few other boys and Marsteller's security staff handled both situations promptly and extremely effectively!

  • (6 years ago)

    Very pleased with Marsteller- caring concerned staff and teachers. Would recommend to other parents.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have a 7th grader at this school and I have volunteered there for the past 2 years. It is a wonderful school with a very hands on administration. There are lots of opportunities at this school in terms of the extracurricular activities and afterschool sports. My son is in the math/science program and has really enjoyed it.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is still a fairly new school; it is my Childs first year and will have to say that any issues or concerns have been address immediately. The teachers work as a team which can help find issues earlier rather than later.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is not a great school if you have a child with a learning disability. Teachers are overworked and the special needs students are overlooked. Ask to sit in on a class or two before enrolling your special needs student at this school.

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