School Details

Louisa County Middle School

1009 Davis Hwy, Mineral, VA 23117
(540) 894-5115
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1062 students 15 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

74%
73%
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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
  • Louisa County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
74%
75%
62%
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
  • Louisa County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
60%
71%
61%
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70%
62%
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62%
70%
69%
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
  • Louisa County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
87%
76%
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84%
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
  • Louisa County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Louisa County Middle School is a public middle school in Louisa. The principal of Louisa County Middle School is Mr. Lee Downey. 1,062 children attend Louisa County Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 42% of the 1,062 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Louisa County Middle School is 15:1. Goochland Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 78% 72%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 21%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42% 42%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    How is Louisa MS today in 2013 & what should I expect it to offer my 13yr old son? We're relocating to Louisa in October 2013. Sincerely Future Parent.

  • (3 years ago)

    Agree with the posts 9/3/11 & 4/26/11 - LCPS are going downhill in every single aspect. Catering to HS students & football yet MS students are expected to comply. Funny how HS parents say "it's only every other Saturday..deal with it" to the MS parents / students - yet cannot seem to grasp that very same issue. You're right it's "only every other Saturday..so deal with it HS parents/students." This school system has been faltering for years & going down hill - lets cater to certain individuals but not others don't even ask the parents what ideas they can come up with collectively that is better than what admin suggested. Seem to think we're all backwards bumpkins that cannot put together an intelligent thought process. Guess those Friday Night Lights & what very few HS students that actually support their families ( would love to see the stats on that) outweigh the parents whose lives are turned upside down by having to pay for child care or send their kids to "teen quest" at an additional cost to them (county isnt paying for it) not to mention what middle school students have had to give up regarding most extracurricular activities yet HS has not Very sad indeed.

  • (3 years ago)

    For anyone with a middle school student looking to buy or rent a home in Louisa versus another county you may want to look in the other county for the time being. Louisa High School became unusable due to the earthquake in Aug. 2011. Middle school students will attend school Tues. Thurs. & every other Saturday through Jan. 2012. The high school students have priority and will use the middle school Mon. Wed. & Fri. It is a difficult situation but this schedule is not in the best interest of middle school students. The reason is that the board believed high school students would not attend Saturday classes. Even after Jan. 2012 the school's administration's solution for the time being is 90 modular units for the high school. You may want to bear this in mind if you are comparing school systems for 2011-2012 2012-2013 and perhaps longer. Middle school students are getting the short end of the stick as the saying goes.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am disappointed in LCMS. There are great teachers. But there are more mediocre teachers and bad teachers. Bullying is an issue. My child has spent too much class time watching movies with no connection to the class subject (like Disney movies). The school might be decent if Louisa Co put as much effort into education as it does in its H.S. football program. Sadly the priorities of the administration do not include quality education across the board. A student s education should not depend on the luck of the draw as to which teachers they are assigned. The talented and gifted program offers lots of expensive perks to students who get into this program. Louisa looks for kids who score high on special standardized tests not kids who actually display art music or theatrical talent.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is amazing. The staff is committed to the highest level of achievement from their students. I am very happy with this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am happy with the school there is so much for my son to get into and try. The teachers are great they try very hard and never give up!

  • (6 years ago)

    Very disappointed with LCMS. The school is so large it makes it difficult to manage the emotional and academic welfare of students. Quality of instruction is varied inconsitent use of technology or processes to manage communications grades assignments etc. and there seems to be little control over influences and other behavior issues.

  • (6 years ago)

    LCMS has great potential with the student body it has and their may diversified abilities. However the school is failing the students on many levels. This first area of LCMS failing our many students is in academics and that is very obvious when classroom homework quizzes & test scores are reviewed day-by-day and on a random basis.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is a great school. The teachers try there hardest and they want each stdent to achieve.

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