School Details

Stonewall Jackson Middle School

1004 Montrose Ave SE, Roanoke, VA 24013
(540) 853-6040
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 500 students 14 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

61%
67%
74%
75%
78%
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
  • Roanoke City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
63%
75%
52%
44%
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
  • Roanoke City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
65%
71%
62%
61%
70%
73%
61%
62%
74%
62%
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
  • Roanoke City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

98%
69%
76%
100%
69%
83%
100%
60%
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
  • Roanoke City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Stonewall Jackson Middle School is a public middle school in Roanoke. The principal of Stonewall Jackson Middle School is Mr. Ed Shepherd. 500 children attend Stonewall Jackson Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 75% of the 500 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Stonewall Jackson Middle School is 14:1. Roanoke Catholic School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 65% 44%
Black, non-Hispanic 31% 48%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75% 62%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Students that behave poorly is a reflection on bad parenting not the school. My daughter has gone to Stonewall Jackson Middle School for 2 years now. The staff they are amazing. They have always been kind open and respectful to me and my daughter. The staff go above and beyond from what I've seen. They arrange special study sessions to extra curricular activities such as field trips/athletic/academic competitions. The school offers several different methods for parents to be involved however it's been my experience that the same handful of parents are the only ones ever showing up for the events. The school provides the opportunity but it's not the school's fault that these parents are unable to attend or participate in the lives of their own children. Parents raise children schools are for teaching basic math/language/arts/science fundamentals. If you have a problem with the students at Jackson take it up with the parents that are raising the children and not the school.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is my sons 2nd year at jackson and so far it is the WORST school my son has ever gone to there is bullying drama almost EVERYDAY and the teachers dont treat the students fair and when you report the bullying they say they "will" take care of it and another thing if your about to let your child go to jackson tell them to leave anything expensive electronics at home because that school is almost full of no good stealers

  • (5 years ago)

    This is my son's first year at the school. He is doing okay academically and the teachers seem okay but I agree that many of the students come from rough backgrounds. My poor son got beat up twice in one day. Thank God he has good self-esteem and can handle it but I am getting him out of there at the soonest opportunity!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a parent of a honor student. 1st two years were great with average 'drama'. This last year not even half way thru student drama teacher drama just not thinking this school was a right choice for us. Teachers should treat every student equal.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a student. I am in the school right now!! I hate it here. The teachers are great and so is the staff the problem is the students. There is way to much Drama. I suggest that the principal gives the students here a harsh wake up call. I would deffinitly agree that this school is great the students here are the problem.

  • (7 years ago)

    The teachers were great but there were a lot of dicipline problems that interrupted the students' education.

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