School Details

Binford Middle School

1701 Floyd Ave, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 780-6231
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 349 students 16 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

49%
40%
74%
40%
44%
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
  • Richmond City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

22%
42%
75%
22%
23%
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
  • Richmond City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
39%
71%
54%
46%
70%
20%
35%
62%
33%
44%
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
  • Richmond City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
54%
76%
92%
69%
83%
100%
44%
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
  • Richmond City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Binford Middle School is a public middle school in Richmond. The principal of Binford Middle School is Peter Glessman. 349 students go to Binford Middle School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 65% of the 349 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Binford Middle School is 16:1. Orchard House School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 93% 86%
White, non-Hispanic 6% 8%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.7%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65% 66%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    i think it's the best middle school in rps district

  • (5 years ago)

    AWESOME school! I am currently sick and have been sick the entire summer and I find myself missing the school. Now how many kids say that?

  • (5 years ago)

    I like it very much here at bms... But to bad im moving on after next year so thanks to all the teachers that helped me get the honor roll.

  • (6 years ago)

    I go to Binford and I love the school very well manage and taken care of

  • (6 years ago)

    Many excellent and dedicated teachers. Diverse selection of electives including several foreign languages. Strong music and art program. Wonderful after school opportunities at the Visual Arts Center.

  • (7 years ago)

    The school is very great but its not that clean. There are lots of academic programs but more extracurricular programs at the school. The parents could be more in envolved.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

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