School Details

Prince Edward Middle School

35 Eagle Drive, Farmville, VA 23901
(434) 315-2120
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-8 747 students 15 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

51%
51%
73%
45%
45%
71%
58%
58%
69%
70%
70%
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 Edward County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
55%
74%
63%
63%
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 Edward County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
56%
75%
22%
22%
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 Edward County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
62%
71%
61%
61%
70%
42%
42%
62%
72%
72%
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 Edward County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
82%
76%
94%
68%
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 Edward County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Prince Edward Middle School is a public middle school in Farmville. The principal of Prince Edward Middle School is Mrs. Lucy Carson. 747 students attend Prince Edward Middle School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 60% of the 747 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Prince Edward Middle School is 15:1. New Life Christian Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Cheerleading
  • Swimming
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 58% 58%
White, non-Hispanic 39% 39%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hispanic 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60% 62%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I go to prince Edward and I have no idea how y'all say it's so bad. There's like fights and stuff but not really bullying. The educational program is a good one but our SOL pass rates look bad because a lot of the kids don't try. If you care about your grades and keep from acting like an idiot you'll probably think prince Edward is good.

  • (2 years ago)

    Horrible. A traumatic learning environment. My kids have been socially isolated beaten up rumors lies. I've gone all the way to the school board. No one is held accountable. The bully is protected and the victim defenseless. We are transferring to another school. The bullying is so out-of -control. I feel helpless because they school can do no wrong and even when you have hard evidence of bullying nothing happens. The student body is a rough crowd very mean and vicious.

  • (3 years ago)

    I wonder why my previous comment about safety of the children was removed from this site. I submitted it yesterday. Did someone not like it?

  • (3 years ago)

    The worst school my children have ever been enrolled in. Thankfully we are moving this summer. My son was viciously attacked by another student while switching classes. The attacker is now being charged with a felony. I warn anyone to think twice before sending your children here.

  • (4 years ago)

    My experience has been with the 5th and 6th grade teachers and that of the office staff. After raising 4 children while the Military had us moving from state to state I found that the better schools are in the Northern states however a parent's involvement goes a long way and changes how well your child will do at every school. The first year at PECMS my grandchild was enrolled in the 5th grade by her parents and was left to fail become frustrated and bullied. At the end of her 5th grade I was granted custody and got involved with her education. My first meeting with all her 5th grade teachers was extremely negative! After I got busy and communicatons with school began..daily..this child has an IEP earned honor roll and won first place representing PECMS at the Science Fair. We LOVE her teacher and office staff!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a student at this school. I think that the school is good. Right now I'm at the school and we are learning and doing things that will be helpful in college and later on in life. Like I said the school is great and it's in a very good enviorment. There is alot to do so we go on lots of field trips (because we have money and we are credited) to colleges with AVID. Avid is Advancement Via Individual Determination. See we have many organizations!! Great school.

  • (9 years ago)

    We moved here from Alabama in July 2005. We researcched public schools very carefully due to our experiences in Alabama. Our daughter's safety was very important. We had to pull her out of public school and borrow money for private school in Alabama. My husband is a prof. so this was a hard choice .We want to support public school. We placed Chloe' in PECMS after checking state reports. We later discovered it was false. She has been punched and is constantly barrated by another student. Constant 'FU's ect. She is 10 years old!She is also a 'gifted' child. We brought her records from AL in July. It is now almost Dec. Still not in TAG. Administration will not return phone calls.VERY dissapointed.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a graduate of Prince Edward County Public Schools system. Begining K-4 the school is a wonderful school. Grades 5-12 I question the quality of education I received. Moving in the military my children attended many schools. I moved back home my children began school here at Prince Edward. I've noticed they're standards are not as high as other schools my children have attended and in the surrounding counties. I think at the middle school falculty worry more on trying to control the students than on the quality of education our children need.

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