School Details

Smithfield Middle School

14175 Turner Drive, Smithfield, VA 23430
(757) 365-4100
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 606 students 18 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

79%
81%
75%
57%
61%
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
  • Isle of Wight County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
80%
71%
73%
75%
70%
69%
74%
62%
85%
86%
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
  • Isle of Wight County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
76%
76%
100%
70%
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
  • Isle of Wight County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Smithfield Middle School is a public middle school in Smithfield. The principal of Smithfield Middle School is Mr. Jeffrey Mordica. 606 students attend Smithfield Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 26% of the 606 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Smithfield Middle School is 18:1. Calvary Christian Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 63% 62%
Black, non-Hispanic 35% 32%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26% 30%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I grew up in the Smithfield school system and the only thing that has changed is the SOL system; which I'm not a fan of. The teachers claim that the reason why my son has no books to bring home is because the content doesn't follow the SOL criteria. Instead of bringing home books to follow he brings home hand written reprinted sheets that have no guidance for the parents to assist with homework. I have resulted in using old math and reading books to help.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son currently attends SMS and we have been very pleased with this school. It's a small town and most of the kids are nice--the school is VERY safe I never worry about sending my son here. The school is very strict about bullying-zero tolerance. The teachers are great they continuously challenge the students but offer assistance as needed. The school offers AP Math and other courses. Their band program is awesome too. They encourage parent involvement and the office and staff respond promptly. Dr. Smith is the Principal and he is amazing. We had an issue with bullying-I emailed the school on a Sunday night and it was resolved by 9AM Monday morning. We're a military family so we hope to stay put for a few more years because this school is so good. PS My son also has an IEP-they do a great job with this as well-tons of ideas cooperative etc.

  • (6 years ago)

    If I had to chose any school in the county I would definitly chose Smithfield Middle. The environment and the quality of instruction is unbelievable.

  • (10 years ago)

    Overall an average academic school safe and friendly environment for students. I dislike Virginia's SOL as it drives the teacher's ciriculum and find subjects like reading receive less attention. In addition Isle of Wight needs to evaluate their criteria for gifted programs as top students from other districts often don't 'qualify' due to differences in standardized tests and/or unusual criteria. The teachers and students at SMS are very friendly and it is a positive safe atmosphere for students.

  • (10 years ago)

    Smithfield Middle is ok. But the food price is horrible! The food is always cold! Take it from me ( a 12 yr old student) But I love going to school every day now since I've been at SMS

  • (11 years ago)

    My son has been going to SMS for 3 yrs. From sixth to eigth grade. The overall staus isn't great quality what so ever. I have had many problems and I'm not impressed by the school.

  • (11 years ago)

    My daughter has attended Smithfield Middle for 2 yrs now and we couldn't ask for a more involved school principals teachers staff everybody is so wonderful [with] great attitudes that reflect on our children. [Here s] to another great year [at a] #1 school!

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