School Details

Westwood Middle School

500 Apollo Ave, Danville, VA 24540
(434) 797-8860
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 404 students 10 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

59%
59%
74%
87%
76%
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
  • Danville City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
63%
75%
64%
59%
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
  • Danville City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
64%
71%
62%
61%
70%
63%
60%
62%
71%
71%
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
  • Danville City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
75%
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
  • Danville City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Westwood Middle School is a public middle school in Danville. The principal of Westwood Middle School is Mrs. Christie Dawson. 404 students attend Westwood Middle School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 75% of the 404 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Westwood Middle School is 10:1. O. Trent Bonner Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 75% 70%
Hispanic 5% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 19% 25%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75% 67%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    westwood middle school is awesome!! my son loves his teachers and all the staff the teachers seem to really care about the students and their goals!!

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a great school I love the leadership and teachers . Our students are number one !

  • (5 years ago)

    Our kids are incredible! we have many many poverty stricken students and they beat all the odds and prove the statistics wrong when it comes to their acheivements!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Westwood Middle School is a student oriented school that under an awesome principal assistant principal and faculty has turned a non accredited school into a fully accredited school in JUST one amazing year!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Westwood is a school with much to be proud about! The teachers are very dedicated to student achievement and we were with our students as a team and we celebrate as a team. We expect a lot from our students - and the students exceed our expectations. I love my job as a teacher. How many people can say that about their own career? It is exciting to see students succeed develop mature and strive for the best in life! Westwood students can accomplish anything because they are driven and motivated to succeed in school and in life!

  • (5 years ago)

    Westwood Middle School is an excellent school which prizes its students faculty staff and administration.

  • (9 years ago)

    The academic program at this school is great. I would like to see more extracurricular activities at this school. I am very involved in all aspects of my childs education.

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