School Details

Holmes Middle School

6525 Montrose St, Alexandria, VA 22312
(703) 658-5900
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 783 students 17 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

66%
83%
73%
91%
89%
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
  • Fairfax County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
85%
76%
74%
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

82%
81%
71%
70%
81%
70%
87%
81%
67%
84%
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

76%
80%
72%
70%
80%
70%
93%
90%
86%
83%
79%
72%
84%
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.
96%
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

Holmes Middle School is a public middle school in Lincolnia. The principal of Holmes Middle School is Mr. Roberto Pamas. 783 students go to Holmes Middle School and identify as Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 47% of the 783 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Holmes Middle School is 17:1. Chesapeake Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Dance

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 33% 22%
Multiracial 3% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 25% 43%
Black, non-Hispanic 23% 10%
Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 19%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    It sucks the education is bad. I was a student and I got C's and D's. Which is odd because I am a winner of the fifth grade presidential education award and got 100% on sample 20 questions of the 7th grade SOL. And 80% on the 8th grade SOL.

  • (3 years ago)

    Good School but bulling happens with staff that are not strict great academics ok admisistrartors some that can't handle the school others who r great it just depend who u get

  • (3 years ago)

    This Is Is A Very Big Loving School. The Staff Really Care About the children. The Have very good classes at Holmes I Think This school Is a ten star school. My Kids LOVE THIS SCHOOL AND I DO TOO!

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a great school! It is going great so far! They make great friends in Holmes Middle School

  • (6 years ago)

    This is my son's escond year at holmes. Though the scool is excellent in academics I wish the faculty would be more strict in enforcing discipline and dealing with the issues like bullying.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is my son's last year at this school and I would say that it's an excellent school. He has an IEP for Math and the team taught classes are just what he needs. The teachers are usually just a phone call or email message away.

  • (8 years ago)

    This School is excellent for my teen. She is learning how to be an adult through her education at this school and im proud to be a loving parent of a child who goes to this fine institute of learning. )

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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