School Details

Peabody Middle School

725 Wesley St, Petersburg, VA 23803
(804) 862-7075
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-7 580 students 18 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

41%
39%
74%
37%
36%
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
  • Petersburg City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
51%
75%
30%
30%
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
  • Petersburg City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
56%
62%

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
  • Petersburg City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Peabody Middle School is a public middle school in Petersburg. The principal of Peabody Middle School is Dr. Yardley Farquharson. 580 students attend Peabody Middle School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 76% of the 580 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Peabody Middle School is 18:1. Colonial Heights Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 95% 94%
Hispanic 3% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76% 73%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    We just moved to Petersburg VA and I love the area but the schools received such awful reviews. I met my children's teachers and they seem great but I guess the students are not performing at a level to allow the schools to keep their accreditation. Since my oldest child is in Middle School I would like her to attend a school that would be helpful to her career as a student. I want her to go to a different school but no one knows the policy for a transfer. If I had the money I would pay for her to go to a private school. Please help me. I just want to know if I have options.

  • (3 years ago)

    Peabody is an old run down school. I thought that when I attended it in 1970. Now it is a very old run down school with fed up teachers and students who could care less. This building should have been closed many years ago!!! This schools shows that the city has schools and education at the bottom of the list. What a shame.

  • (4 years ago)

    this a very bad school. the kids horrible. vernon johns is worse. its getting better every 5 or so years. but the kids are disrespectful and dont want to be anything . the will to learn is very low and the teachers are very bad. most residents seem blind to what goes on there. but as a parent PTA member and resident i see this school needs help

  • (5 years ago)

    I think this school is a nice learning place for kids and it has a lot of nice teachers

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