School Details

St. Clare Walker Middle School

P.O. Box 9, Locust Hill, VA 23092
(804) 758-2561
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 258 students 13 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

86%
86%
74%
93%
93%
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
  • Middlesex County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
88%
75%
100%
100%
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
  • Middlesex County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
83%
71%
65%
65%
70%
67%
68%
62%
82%
82%
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
  • Middlesex County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
93%
76%
100%
84%
83%
92%
69%
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
  • Middlesex County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

St. Clare Walker Middle School is a public middle school in Locust Hill. The principal of St. Clare Walker Middle School is Mrs. Tracy Seitz. 258 students attend St. Clare Walker Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 39% of the 258 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at St. Clare Walker Middle School is 13:1. Majesty Christian Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 74% 71%
Hispanic 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 22% 26%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39% 36%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    St. Clare Walker is a great place for students and staff. The faculty and staff truly work towards doing whatever it takes for each student to be successful. The work toward educating the "whole child" by offering club and enrichment activities daily.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers and staff really care about the students. They are willing to do whatever it takes to help each individual student succeed.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son is an accelerated learner or gifted student who attended 6th 7th (second half) and 8th grades at SCW. With few exceptions the teachers are dedicated hard-working and stimulating. Like other parents I was very impressed with the attention and support given to advance reading skills of all students; this has resulted in the school s exceptional reading test scores. Among other experiences the gifted program encouraged my son and another student to study Algebra and Geometry in the county s high school and facilitated transportation so they could earn these credits. SCW has numerous attributes and among them is the solid and caring leadership of its principal Joe Fears. Overall I think SCW is a great school and I m grateful because it challenged my son to do his best even though he was sick almost as much as he was well. He s in the 11th grade now at Charlottesville High School where he continues to excel academically in preparation for college.

  • (10 years ago)

    St. Clare Walker Middle (SCW) is an exceptional school. Our family recently moved into this area from a suburb of New York City known for its academic excellence. SCW is more attentive to our son's needs (he is a high-achieving student in most subjects) than the highly acclaimed school in NY that he attended last year. SCW is a great school because it has wonderful leadership a talented teaching staff and very tough standards. Mr. Joe Fears is a principal with a no-nonsense approach to managing middle-schoolers. The teachers we've encountered are competent and caring. Finally the scoring criteria is higher than we are used to - an 'A' grade at SCW is 95 or higher. This tough grading program encourages children to strive and stretch their capabilities. SCW is a Great School.

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