Glasgow Middle School

4101 Fairfax Pkwy, Alexandria, VA 22312
(703) 813-8700
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1393 students 19 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Fairfax County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
85%
76%
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77%
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
  • Fairfax County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
81%
71%
64%
81%
70%
60%
81%
67%
60%
83%
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
  • Fairfax County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
80%
72%
64%
80%
70%
100%
90%
86%
58%
79%
72%
60%
82%
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.
97%
86%
79%
100%
85%
77%

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
  • Fairfax County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Glasgow Middle School is a public middle school in Falls Church. The principal of Glasgow Middle School is Ms. Deirdre Lavery. 1,393 students go to Glasgow Middle School and are mostly Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 58% of the 1,393 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Glasgow Middle School is 19:1. Corpus Christi 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
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 42% 22%
Multiracial 3% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 28% 43%
Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 19%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 10%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.07% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    awesome it is the best school the qulatiy is very diffrent now and its school staff are kind and push students to there best

  • (1 year ago)

    I am disgusted that this school is still in existence! This is a poor run down school with a terrible principal and terrible teachers! It seems as if they got these teachers off the streets. So many complaints have been handed down to the office about the teachers but NOTHING is done! I would never let my kid go here EVER! They treat students so bad & staff members are so disrespectful! FCPS needs to do an investigation on this school IMMEDIATELY!

  • (2 years ago)

    Over the years Glasgow seems to go up and down in terms of its reputation so we weren't sure what to expect when we got there. I have to say that we were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the teachers and the way the school is run. Our son has been challenged by the classes and he has homework almost every day. There is a lot of diversity there and the different economic and cultural backgrounds creates challenges (like bringing down overall test scores) but I think the school does what it can to try to help kids succeed. My son says the differences in the kids is not a big deal. If your child wants to learn and tries hard there are a lot of opportunities at this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    Good music program very nice facility though a bit large and easy to get lost in literally and figuratively for a shy kid. Some of the teachers very good some a bit stand-offish. Parents do need to keep a close eye on the academics.

  • (3 years ago)

    it is as if the teachers dont care about the students accheivments you dont see the principal at all and teachers often turn a blind eye to things. teachers also often gossip about students in the hallway where students can over hear. because of that students cant ask a question between classes without being asked to wait until the conversation was at a good stopping place. the students only have four minutes between classes so it is very hard to go to ones locker between classes to switch supplies for differnt classes which is done alot because we have every single class every single day. there are a few teachers who have no idea how to be a teacher and even after many complaints nothing was done. the administrators and couselors often take the side of teachers when there is a conflict between a teacher and a student. most of the reserch booksin the library are at least 10 years old and therefore gives students inaccurate information. there are also teachers that have attitude problems. i have witnessed one teacher calling a student a jerk in front of the entire class because he stated he was confused when she was explaining a problem on the board.

  • (5 years ago)

    i really love this school especially the new one. it clean a lot of classrooms nice pain huge gym. BEAUTIFUL

  • (9 years ago)

    For our 6th grader academics have been adequate to less than adequate - no homework little if any emphasis in basic skills such as spelling leaves us wondering if our child will be unprepared moving into upper grades. Parent involvement seems to be about average for public middle schools - low. However involved parents do what they can. Our child was worried about the presence of gangs prior to starting there last year but gang activity appears to be minimal or non-existent. The faculty and staff appear to be dedicated in their efforts to provide a good learning environment - and effort counts a lot in my book Overall I would rate this school as above average if doing a nationwide comparison a little bit below average for the Washington DC greater metro area.

  • (9 years ago)

    No complaints about the academic program or teachers. Middle school years are hard socially. Glasgow lacks experienced counselors that know the students and can track these social challenges.

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