School Details

Walker-Grant Middle School

One Learning Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
(540) 372-1145
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 684 students 13 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

65%
64%
73%
62%
61%
76%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2013-2014 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and 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 2014
  • Fredericksburg City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
71%
76%
51%
50%
65%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2013-2014 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and 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 2014
  • Fredericksburg City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
66%
71%
70%
70%
70%
75%
76%
67%
75%
75%
74%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2013-2014 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and 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 2014
  • Fredericksburg City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
67%
72%
70%
72%
70%
64%
67%
72%
75%
68%
77%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2013-2014 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and 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.
100%
82%
79%
100%
75%
77%
84%
85%
86%

Standards of Learning End-of-Course (SOLEOC)

In 2013-2014 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. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Fredericksburg City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Walker-Grant Middle School is a public middle school in Fredericksburg. The principal of Walker-Grant Middle School is Ms. Melanie Kay-wyatt. 684 students go to Walker-Grant Middle School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 52% of the 684 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Walker-Grant Middle School is 13:1. Odyssey Montessori is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 43% 41%
White, non-Hispanic 35% 35%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Hispanic 15% 17%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52% 55%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    This school system is terrible! Their grading scale is 7 points and my child's science teacher shows the class inappropriate pictures. (Mrs.Saunders) Do not send your child here. Worst school system ever! I thing WGMS needs a ton of updating and to fix their heating /air conditioning system. My child Often complains about the rooms being to hot or to cold.

  • (3 years ago)

    This was the worst school my daughters have been to. The school is very old the teachers are rude. And the students are not friendly at all.My daughters told me numerous times she has been threated and bullied and they come home frequently saying their are fights braking out.This has token a big affect on their behavior also a bad affect

  • (4 years ago)

    My wife and I relocated to Northern Virginia from Central Virginia in Dec 2008. Our previous school district had great leadership innovative teachers and diverse student activities. My wife and I were concerned about the school rating but willing to give the school the benefit of the doubt. Since the beginning my middle school daughter has been bullied and teased by her school mates. We have had numerous conversations with counselors concerning the way the students communicate. In Jan 2011 my wife and I met with the principal to discuss our views. It was the most unprofessional conversation I have had in my adult life. The principal was more than 45 minutes late for an appointment that his office booked. He was defensive inmature and rude. He insisted that his school was great because they got high scores on the state tests and recommended that we removed our daughter from his school. My wife and I were disappointed with his actions and will remove our daughter from the Fredericksburg School District for her high school years. I have nothing but accolades for the staff of Walker Grant Middle School but not the principal.

  • (4 years ago)

    I was worried when we were relocating from AZ to the area. The schools are rated so poorly. We found the perfect house it was within walking distance of this school but I mean a 3 out of 10? To compound the issue my son has Asperger's and I was worried that with a rating so low he wouldn't get the care and help he needed. I ended up getting the house and just figured if the school was terrible I could always homeschool. This is seriously one of the best schools my child has ever attended.They have an autism coordinator and the teachers are just awesome and try really hard to reach the kids and make learning fun. My son is doing well in his classes and feels challenged without feeling overwhelmed. I highly recommend this school!

  • (5 years ago)

    How can you rate a school where the state test results are sooo poor as anything but poor? The truth is this is a small town school with small time administers and a student base that is difficult at best. If you are part of the good old boy network your child will come out sparkling. Good luck if you aren't.

  • (5 years ago)

    Most of the other schools i have been to are a little different like the grading scale here is like 98 -100% is an a+ an many more this just makes it more challenging which is what the world needs for a change.

  • (7 years ago)

    my child is going to walker grant and she is getting straight a's that is why this school is exelent

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