School Details

Lafayette-Winona Middle School

1701 Alsace Ave, Norfolk, VA 23509
(757) 628-2477
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 688 students 16 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

49%
55%
74%
67%
65%
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
  • Norfolk City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
52%
75%
15%
28%
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
  • Norfolk City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

44%
52%
71%
48%
53%
70%
34%
33%
62%
38%
43%
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
  • Norfolk City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
70%
76%
90%
72%
83%
92%
67%
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
  • Norfolk City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lafayette-Winona Middle School is a public middle school in Norfolk. The principal of Lafayette-Winona Middle School is Margarietta Stallings. 688 students go to Lafayette-Winona Middle School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 80% of the 688 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Lafayette-Winona Middle School is 16:1. Christ the King Catholic School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 90% 63%
White, non-Hispanic 6% 23%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80% 58%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    My child is a rising 8th grader this year in honor classes and I saw great improvement in this pass school year in the different school subjects and teacher involvement with the student and concern in each child learning. reading the newspaper Lafayette-Winona had the best AYP of all the Norfolk middle schools.

  • (3 years ago)

    My child attended this school for three years and it was the worst 3 years of our lives. Some teachers don't care about the students and they use profanity when addressing the kids. My child was bullied and picked on on a frequent basis. I tried transferring her and that was unsuccessful. Fights all the time kids setting the bathroom on fire guidance telling what a child tells them to another kid. Just an unprofessional setting. I'm happy our nightmare is over.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have a 7th grader at this school and there are so many things going on at this school that no one seems to care about. The children have absolutely no respect for the teachers and there is a fight every other day. I can certainly see why this school has lost their accreditation. This school reminds me of the school portrayed in the movie "Lean On Me". I am going to do everything in my power to have my child attend a private school next year. The only thing positive about this school is the After the Bell program. Alot of positive role models working there.

  • (5 years ago)

    i hate lafayette it is a dirty bad school i think they should shut taht school down the teachers are so mean to the kids they don't teach the kids like they are paid to do that school stinks the way it is builded it looks like the school will fall on the kids it is just nastey i hate that school and my child will not go to that school any more at all

  • (5 years ago)

    There are too many disrespectful children in this school which makes it hard for the best teacher to perform! If your child is not a follower and wants to succeed it will happen but there will be distractions

  • (6 years ago)

    1st of all i luv this school and nobody can compete with us in academic levels its not the teachers fault that the student isnt getting help they choose not to get help and they choose not to do there work its middle school work if u know your child needs help with work; the teachers allow them to stay back after school its all their choice not the parents not the teachers but really i think the only problem in that school is the fact that parents dont teach their kids any home training no one is the same in that school they just need a little more attenion instead of being called the worst school ever in this districk.so if you really wanna know whats going ask yourself not the teacher what they are doing wrong besides laffayette has stepped it up a nauch we are in uniforms!

  • (6 years ago)

    this school is a very wonderful school as a long as you pay attention and be ready to learn i love this school i am going to be upet when i graduate

  • (8 years ago)

    We appreciate the ideas shared with us to help Geoffrey become more organized. Being able to organize homework classwork and notes will aid his educational goal.

  • (8 years ago)

    i agree that this has to be one of the worst schools in our distract. i hate that my child attends this school. i told my husband we have to move just to get our daughter from this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is categorically the worst school in Norfolk. I am moving to another home with my family in order to give my daughter a chance for an education. I have kept her in this school for two years. It is a dangerous unproductive environment. The teachers guidance counselors and administrators are arrogant rude incompetent and unhelpful. Children need positive role-models in a school; these educators do not educate; in addition they do not provide guidance for the students. I know it's sounds very negative but this school should have a 'For Sale' sign in front of it. This school is an example of everything that is wrong in public education. Public schools are wonderful but this one is the worst of the worst.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am very disappointed with the school. The teachers do not teach the children are out of control and the Principal doesn't seem to care. All my child talks about is how the teacher will not help her with her work and then gets upset when my child gets it wrong. And its all her teachers. I think this school needs an overall evaluation of the whole school.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think that they have the worst curriculum. I am transferring my son out of that school. There were more kids in summer school this year 2004 that they were in school. The school needs help. Teachers are not there for the students only the check. Help these children grow not push them down.

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Overall score

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