School Details

Pocahontas Middle School

12000 Three Chopt Rd, Richmond, VA 23233
(804) 364-0830
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 911 students 19 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

92%
71%
74%
93%
74%
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
  • Henrico County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
76%
75%
83%
62%
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
  • Henrico County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
72%
71%
92%
70%
70%
71%
44%
62%
88%
62%
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
  • Henrico County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
77%
76%
100%
87%
83%
100%
76%
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
  • Henrico County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pocahontas Middle School is a public middle school. The principal of Pocahontas Middle School is Ms. Kimberly G. Sigler. 911 children attend Pocahontas Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 3% of the 911 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Pocahontas Middle School is 19:1. Short Pump 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
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% 46%
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 36%
Hispanic 3% 5%

Student Subgroups

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

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    i am a rising freshman for godwin high school my 3 years at pocahantos middle school were great the luch is ok people ok mrs siglerer ok best school in county other than moddy middle school

  • (1 year ago)

    I think there to many preppy kids at this school but the teachers are nice and teach a lot its good but a little bit of fighting.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son is in 6th grade and has had a very easy transition to Middle School thanks to the wonderful staff and administration. Most of the teachers have been engaged and approachable. There is a lot of school spirit and "Hawk Pride". The staff does a lot to recognize student efforts and accomplishments! Advanced academics are on-par with many of the private schools and technology is top notch!

  • (3 years ago)

    The administration is unfriendly and uncaring. Pro-child they are not! They don't care to hear your issues and tend to interpret their regulations how they see fit. Fairness and equitable do not exist in this school's vocabulary nor does guidance counseling. "Let's stick to him/her" is their disciplinary philosophy for many singled out students. The adminstration does not seem to care if they leave a child behind. I am looking forward to the day my child leaves this pretentious school.

  • (3 years ago)

    I 100% despise this school. It is way too preppy and the people there make you feel like you're nothing. There is a lot of bullying and the teachers notice and they don't do anything about it! The faculty is rude and seems like the don't even want to talk to you! Although it is good academically it is horrible socially. I'm glad that I am going to be moving soon because I can't stand this school!!

  • (4 years ago)

    i agree with the poster from 2/19/10 and i cant agree with you more. there is too much favoritism here and money talks. i have had 2 at this school already and hope the third doesnt go there.sport gteams are predetermined as i have been informed by 2 faculty members. its all about the rich kid syndrome here.

  • (4 years ago)

    My fourth child is now in seventh grade at Pocahontas; the first two attended a different middle school. The level of attention to each student provided by the administration here is exceptional though I would like to see more involvement by the guidance counselors. At most schools unfortunately it's only the children who act out who are provided help; those who suffer quietly slip by under the radar. Perhaps the previous parent needed to take his or her concerns up the administrative ladder in order to deal with any bullying appropriately. As to the materialism I agree it's an issue at PMS and at all of our far west end schools but I also think it's part of the middle-school student's struggle to fit in. The instructional level at PMS is generally good and I have found most teachers to be very responsive to parental concerns.

  • (5 years ago)

    The 'jock' and 'rich kid' syndrome is very prevalent at this school. The kids are so focused on material things its a wonder any succeed. The bullying is rampant and the teachers do absolutely nothing. I've had 2 kids at this school and the entire three years were spent wishing it was over. Hate it!!

  • (5 years ago)

    It is okay. I wish that we had more study hall time. I miss my first Pocahontas principal Mr. Honeycutt still was the principal. I have had a different principal every year and it has been hard.

  • (6 years ago)

    Pocahontas hawks rock! All the teachers are very nice. I'm sixth grade and I look forward to all my years at Pocahontas. Our new principal Mrs. Weston is fabuols By anonoymus

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