School Details

Colonial Heights Middle School

500 Conduit Rd, Colonial Heights, VA 23834
(804) 524-3420
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 702 students 21 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

79%
79%
74%
86%
86%
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
  • Colonial Heights City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
75%
75%
73%
73%
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
  • Colonial Heights City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
70%
71%
63%
62%
70%
67%
68%
62%
89%
89%
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
  • Colonial Heights City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
87%
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
  • Colonial Heights City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Colonial Heights Middle School is a public middle school in Colonial Heights. The principal of Colonial Heights Middle School is Mr. William Hortz. 702 students go to Colonial Heights Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 24% of the 702 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Colonial Heights Middle School is 21:1. Peabody Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 76% 75%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 15%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I went to this school many years ago but my mom was a stay at home mom so I was very upset to find out there is no bus for my LITTLE girl!!! Im not at all happy that a school that claims to care about our childrens safty expects a 4 feet tall 50 pound cute little girl to walk alone 3 blocks. I know its not far but in this day and age is that really a good idea?I spoke to many people about this and the only answer I get is " its always been that way" Well times have changed. I think CH needs to catch up dont you.

  • (3 years ago)

    My oldest daughter attended CHMS and my youngest daughter is a rising 8th grader this coming year. It's an excellent school but unfortunately diversity is beginning to raise it's ugly head. However it's not yet at the level where it has significantly degraded the learning experience. And much of it seems due to nonresidents enrolling thier kids in the CH school system but the administration is working hard to nip it in the bud. The new principal is also a vast improvement over the previous one who left prior to the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year.

  • (4 years ago)

    can someone please tell me how is this school? my daughter will be a 8th grade student next year and i would like to know how the school is so i can decide to make the move finale or not.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am writing this as the parent of a 6th grader! Today was the 6th grade assembly and some 8th grade girls decided to come to school in extremely short shorts or pajamas. When the principal spoke with the girls several of them were very disrespectful. She sent those girls who were disrespectful home. I am thankful to have my child in a school where the principal expects rules to be followed every day - even the last day of school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am very proud to teach at Colonial Heights Middle School. I have taught at a middle and a high school in another system and while my experiences at all three have been very good the experience at CHMS is the best. Middle school is a tough time for kids a time of transition with a lot of added independence responsibility and more difficult academic material for the students. You are always walking a fine line as a middle school teacher between helping the student to develop and protecting the student from 'falls' that would be too painful. By and large the faculty walks this line well is very prepared to teach their subject area and is creative and strives to make things interensting and engaging for the students. We are supported by a great administration and have made a successful transition to a new principal who is excellent.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think that CHMS is the best!!! The teachers go over and above what is required of them. There are so many clubs and extracurricular clubs - the teachers run these without extra pay. They really care about their students. The Principal assistant Principal and guidance are fabulous. Except for a few teachers -most teachers are great and it is obvious they enjoy their work. The teachers are willing to try cutting edge technology as well as tried and true teaching methods to help children learn.

  • (9 years ago)

    Although my last child has just finished at CHMS it is a wonderful school that all my children attended. The comment about the sarcastic teachers though is true in a few cases and I wish they could help those teachers learn to have better skills in dealing with children. I personally wrote several letters to a particular teacher and that seemed to help as my child reported that she stopped a lot of the sarcasism and the 'stupid retard and idiot' remarks. All in all fantastic school with a fantastic staff and a fantastic principal. Mr. Green is the best in dealing with anything that comes his way.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter is in 7th grade this year and doing very good compared to last year.She had a very hard time in 6th grade.This year she loves her new teachers they brought there and feels more comfotable with her work! Way to go for the new teachers they brought there for 7th graders! 7th Grade Teachers Keep up the good job!

  • (9 years ago)

    CHMS has a serious problem with teachers who don't teach who are sarcastic to students and with looking the other way when it comes to 'bullying' issues. Reguardless of what you may think bullying is not a rite of passage! It is a very serious and dangerous problem!

  • (10 years ago)

    Colonial Heights Middle school is a wonderful place to send your children. The teacher/parent relationship is excellent. Strong PTO sports program clubs and a wonderful WOW sponsorship. can't give enough praise. My daughter has been to 5 different schools due to our military career and the Colonial Heights School system is tops by far. Way to go teachers parents and children! Keep up the concern and dedication. You are forming our future.

  • (11 years ago)

    I and both of my children have gone to Colonial Heights schools. My 13 yr old is in 8th grade there now. I would truly reccomend Colonial Heights school systems. Although things are changing all the time you never know what it's going to be like a few years from now if you know what I mean.

  • (11 years ago)

    I think CHMS is a great school to go to. There are plenty of electives that the kids can chose from and there are plenty of clubs and sports to keep hte kids active after school.

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