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About This School

Short Pump Middle School is a public middle school in Glen Allen. The principal of Short Pump Middle School is Dr. Mark E. Chamberlain. 812 students go to Short Pump Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 3% of the 812 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Short Pump Middle School is 20:1. Pocahontas Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 79% 46%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 36%
Hispanic 3% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 3% 29%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Short Pump is a great school. Some pros The majority of teachers are very nice and many make good use of the computers provided to the students. Also the overall mood of the school is good. Every classroom has windows and half of the halls have large skylights. The classrooms are well laid out and most have Promethean boards (touch screen white boards). The test scores are on average very good and the education you receive is above average. I can also say from experience that the Band teacher is excellent and was my favorite while I was there. Cons Lack of diversity Some bullying (although I would say it was more "selective exclusion" rather than direct teasing and such). There are a few sub-par teachers (not many though).

  • (1 year ago)

    Short Pump Middle School is an alright school. There is a lot of bullying even though they say they have taken care of it. The teachers are ok they have some really good ones like the French teacher and the math 8 teacher and some really bad teachers. Short Pump has big classes. Over all it is a pretty good school.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school was gone downhilll this year. The class sizes are huge--my child's classes range from 31-39 kids per class. Many teachers left to go to Holman. The school is very disorganzised with kids only being given 1 day's notice for some cumlative tests and no study or review sessions. Teachers don't return assignments for weeks and grades are only posted once a month. I loved this school last year but now I'm planning to pull my child out and send them to private school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I just transfered from First Flight Middle School to Short Pump and it is a wonderful school i like it so much more than my old school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am currently an eighth grader at Short Pump Middle School. I believe that while I am attending this beautiful scool with lots of friends and no bullying i am also getting an excellent education. At my old school I worked so so so hard and recieved straight C's but the teachers at Short Pump use different methods and I've noticed an improvement in my grades straight A's!!! GO SHORT PUMP PUMAS!!! WOOT!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    this school Is the best because of the teachers students and everything about this school is fantasatic im in 7th grade and this is the bet school ever!

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm an eight grader at Short Pump and I've had the best years of my life here. While some of the teachers I've had haven't been the most pleasant all of the teachers are fantastic and really know what they teach. We have great sports teamS and a great band chorus and strings. I have really enjoyed my time here and am sad that my time is almost over. Go Pumas!

  • (5 years ago)

    this school is amazing my daughter loves it. they do so much more then they need to for her. they are so nice and the teachers are willing to teach!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is unsatisfactory in almost every way. Too much homework minimal lighting and oppressive teachers. The only plus side is the henrico public schools Ibook

  • (5 years ago)

    I love that school and so does my child! Plus the teachers there are excellent!

  • (5 years ago)

    I take one small issue with your ratings. I believe excellence begins at the top. Based on my direct involvement with the Principal Leadership at SPMS I would rate it Excellent. In particular their commitment to school safety is outstanding and I applaud that. Dan L.

  • (6 years ago)

    this is the best school a parent could send you to. and mrs. Alley and ms. Duke are the best teachers and nicest (teaching 6th grade) i highly suggest you for the school and the teachers/staff

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