School Details

Laurel Park Middle School

280 Laurel Park Avenue, Martinsville, VA 24112
(276) 632-7216
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 764 students 16 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

73%
72%
74%
81%
72%
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
  • Henry County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
67%
75%
57%
58%
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
  • Henry County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
67%
71%
68%
71%
70%
83%
85%
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
  • Henry County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
68%
76%
92%
72%
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
  • Henry County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Laurel Park Middle School is a public middle school in Martinsville. The principal of Laurel Park Middle School is Mr. Ben Gravely. 764 students go to Laurel Park Middle School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 53% of the 764 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Laurel Park Middle School is 16:1. Martinsville Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 6% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 59% 66%
Black, non-Hispanic 34% 24%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53% 54%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    laurel park middle school can not believe this school is still this bad my son has been punched slapped kicked and cursed on several ocassions. he has been screamed at and ridiculed by the teaching staff and i have documentation on everything but cannot seem to get help from ANY source. this school continues to score in last place in our district. so if your considering this school DONT. ps we have also been turned down on changing schools.

  • (3 years ago)

    I rate the school this way because I see things that is not being addressed appropiately. My son has been bullied since the beginning of the year and it is still going on. Went to the school when it first began and explained that it needed to stop. This is the reason a child that have never been in trouble start to get in trouble. My son was a "A B" student and now he don't want to go to school. I see the teachers call him down when he take up for himself but the bully get a pat on the back. What make it so bad the boy that pick on him is overweight also. I explain to my son that it will be hard but he has to overlook the stupid remarks and let him see it don't bother him. But you know he is a child and it is not easy for a child to do that. I worry about him everyday he go to school. It has become a terrible place when you have to worry about your child when he go to school. What can I do? It is only so much a parent can do the administration has to take over if it stop and I don't see this school doing that. I hate this school now it was great when it was a high school and the administration was good. Please let me know what else I can do?

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