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About This School

Western Branch Middle School is a public middle school in Chesapeake. The principal of Western Branch Middle School is Mrs. Carol T. Stanek, whose e-mail is 872 children attend Western Branch Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 20% of the 872 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Western Branch Middle School is 18:1. Churchland Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Softball
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 60% 55%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 34% 35%
Hispanic 1% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20% 26%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have 2 kids currently enrolled they are not the best students academically but the staff and teachers are definitely doing a great job along with my family at homes assistance. I love the WB schools I wouldn't want them to go anywhere else!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    Hello again.I am the angry parent who had the issue with the principle at Western Branch Middle School about my daughter's school pictures and still have an issue bcuz i still have not received them back yet. Anyway when my daughter got to school this morning she immediently called me from the office claiming she wanted to come home bcuz her principle was being mean to her. I told her no stay ther if she has anymore problems to call me. now mind you I had to stop myself from going up there bcuz I am angry. But going back to what I said yesternday as school staff/adult yes I understand the principle being upset with me bcuz we had a heated diccusion yesternday about my daughters school pictures but to show that ANGER towards my child/student. YOU CANNOT B SERIOUS. Im thinking about going to the school board A.S.A.P!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    When a military move forced us to decide where in the Hampton Roads area to live we decided upon Western Branch because of the schools. But then we still had to decide which middle school in the district was right for our daughter. We visited both schools but after meeting with teachers and staff we decided WBMS was right. The building was OLD but the teachers were wonderful. Our daughter became involved and made great grades and great friends. She followed her siblings footsteps into WBHS and then received a college scholarship. She is now a Junior at UNF in Jacksonville Florida!

  • (4 years ago)

    I attend WBMS im a *th grader for the 2009 2010 year i been goin there since 6th grade. The Band program to me its alwsome if you follow the rules and practice regualarly you'll be fine. Its a wonderful school you make a lot of friends have okay food and its just a enjoyable school. One thing i dont like are their sports some of the uniforms are awful!!!!(girls B-ball to be exact).............otherwise its a great school to attend

  • (4 years ago)

    I was in the 8th grade class of 09 and i felt that the school was pretty average. The honors program and foreign language was excellent but i found that the band program was awful I ended up dropping out. The 8th grade hallways will leak when it is raining and occasionally there is an odd smell in the air. I never saw the janitors but they did keep the building pretty clean. From what others have told me the disciplinary program is excellent. The only thing that i found very disappointing was that there was no 8th grade graduation and that only one team from each grade level was allowed to go on field trips. My team was always told that there wasn't enough money to pay for field trips yet one of the other teams went on at least six trips to say the least it was rude.

  • (5 years ago)

    I attended this school my 7th and 8th grade years and it is wonderful. There is absolutely no bullying. There are teachers principals and security guards everywhere which controls poor behavior and bullying. I can't believe someone would actually say 'mixed races'. It's people that say those types of phrases that make this country racist. When I was at WBMS just last year very few if any discriminated. Our generation does not care about color or characteristics. The custodians do a fantastic job cleaning the building. When the students walk in the door it is spotless. We should appreciate what we do have instead of what we don't!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Yes it's an old school get over it! And what's this about mixed races?? Sounds like the school isn't the only thing from the 60s. As for this too crowded thing I went to WBMS before there was Jolliff we had over 30 mobiles so I know about overcrowding. No one after 2002 can complain about that.

  • (6 years ago)

    it is old 47 years old mixed races lots of bullying trash in hallways paint peeling on the walls out of date computers and no discipline

  • (9 years ago)

    I am an 8th grader in this school and I think it's a pretty good school. The teachers are nice the kids are cool and the school is colorful. There's definitely enough safety. I mean like they started this whole 'non-bully zone' thing when there isn't even any real bullying. I guess its a good thing though. It's really easy to make friends(theres a lot of preppy kids in this school who just love beig perfect) and the only thing I mainly don't like about this school that its pretty crowded. The hallways are not very wide.

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