School Details

Powhatan Jr. High School

4135 Old Buckingham Rd., Powhatan, VA 23139
(804) 598-5782
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 716 students 14 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

86%
86%
75%
77%
77%
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
  • Powhatan County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
73%
71%
73%
72%
70%
46%
45%
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
  • Powhatan County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
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
  • Powhatan County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Powhatan Jr. High School is a public middle school in Powhatan. The principal of Powhatan Jr. High School is Mr. Richard M. Stewart. 716 children attend Powhatan Jr. High School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 14% of the 716 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Powhatan Jr. High School is 14:1. Pocahontas Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 10%
White, non-Hispanic 88% 87%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14% 14%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Beware of who you child gets in 8th grade Math...if they have a heavy accent immediately try to get another teacher or Math skills will be lost! The Special Ed teacher Ms. White is very nice to work with and the Civics teacher Mr. Leech is awesome. I don't understand why most of the teachers in Powhatan don't post assignments on the Portal??? Overall a good experience even tho the building looks like a depressing prison on the inside.

  • (5 years ago)

    The hallways are to small. There are barely any windows. The lockers are to cramped together and small.

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Overall score

(based on 3 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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