School Details

Ben. Franklin Middle-West

225 Middle School Road, Rocky Mount, VA 24151
(540) 483-5105
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 799 students 18 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

77%
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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
  • Franklin County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
86%
71%
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78%
70%
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83%
62%
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88%
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
  • Franklin County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

97%
73%
76%
100%
71%
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
  • Franklin County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ben. Franklin Middle-West is a public middle school in Rocky Mount. The principal of Ben. Franklin Middle-West is Brenda Muse. 799 students attend Ben. Franklin Middle-West and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 0% of the 799 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Ben. Franklin Middle-West is 18:1. Ben. Franklin Middle-East is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 84% 84%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 11%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0% 46%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Hi my name is Ben and I no longer attend this school because I was bullied. So thank you to the person that posted that bullying is a problem at this school. I was called names and pushed numerous times. I started having anxiety and became depressed. I reported the bullying and I was moved from my classes while the bullying remained. We were told this is school policy. This only made the problems worse and I started to want out of life any way possible. I'm glad I have good parents because they homeschooling me for awhile then moved so I could go to a different school. I am so happy now at my new school and by the way a lot of kids there were bullied it was not just me.

  • (1 year ago)

    I wonder if the last review was written by a teacher or someone with something to gain. This middle school is full of bullying. My niece was removed from this school after the bullying escalted to assualt.

  • (8 years ago)

    BFMS in franklin county va. Is a amazing place. In sixth grade you are welcomed generously and are helped constantly. They have even thought about splitting girls and boys up. For the better less distraction. In seventh you explore every aspect of learning through constant activity. In eighth you go to CATCE part time for carrer exploration it is high tech and innovative. You can take classes on almost every field of jobs. Half time you got to regular eighth which is amaizing. After CATCE come the high school which points you in the right directions. Sure some teachers are tough but even more are wonderful. I have no complaints whatsoever. Its a exciting school.

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