School Details

Daniel Morgan Middle School

48 S Purcell Ave, Winchester, VA 22601
(540) 667-7171
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-8 1190 students 15 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

60%
60%
73%
69%
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71%
63%
63%
69%
79%
79%
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
  • Winchester City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
67%
74%
72%
72%
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
  • Winchester City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
72%
75%
74%
74%
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
  • Winchester City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
70%
71%
77%
77%
70%
18%
21%
62%
89%
89%
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
  • Winchester City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
70%
76%
90%
79%
76%
100%
61%
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
  • Winchester City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Daniel Morgan Middle School is a public middle school in Winchester. The principal of Daniel Morgan Middle School is Sarah Kish. 1,190 students attend Daniel Morgan Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 49% of the 1,190 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Daniel Morgan Middle School is 15:1. Grafton School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 56% 57%
Hispanic 22% 20%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 19%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49% 46%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    I'm a student at DMMS.... I don't like it. The 'teacher's pets' always get the most help while I'm just here struggling to know what's even going on. And then when I get a large number of questions wrong on a worksheet they get mad at ME. I have huge bullying problems at school- But whenever I tell someone they just 'talk' to us for about 30 seconds and pretend everything's alright. The school has some serious work to do with its way of handling things and helping kids who need help. - Upcoming 7th Grader At DMMS

  • (1 year ago)

    Daniel Morgan is an awesome school. The teachers and students are great. They treat students very well. They have many after school activities. The principle is new now but very nice. It has a new building.

  • (2 years ago)

    It is a ok school. I am unhappy with the school because I do not feel that the teachers do not help the students as much as they should. Too many fights.

  • (3 years ago)

    I 'm dissatisfied with the attitude of the teachers in this school especially to immigrants and especially to children who are smarter than them and they come from another country!!! Already in the first day a teacher asked my daughter (7th grade) is she attended a school at all so far ?!? My family are immigrants from soon but that does not make us stupid or second hand people!!! Sorry for my not so good english!

  • (3 years ago)

    I am extremely unhappy with how this school has turned out. My girls used to love going to school and now they work themselves up so much they vomit. The dread of having teachers who will not help them comprehend their work and then get into trouble when the work isn't completed. This school is especially horrible for those with learning disabilities as my girls have found out. I would never recommen this school to anyone as I am now leaning towards a lawyer to just get help for my kids.

  • (5 years ago)

    Dmms is the best school ever. They try to keep the peace but when it accently goes wild the deal with it in a proper why. Plus they have so much fun and they raise money for great causes like hatti

  • (5 years ago)

    They care about my child personally and strive to give her the best education they can.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter goes to daniel morgan and i think it's not a very good scchool. To many fights and they always blame it on the students for nothing. Thats how i feel about this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I'm a student @ DMMS. I love it here. We have great teachers & administraters. Academics are great & athletics rock . Go 7th grade bball team. TBS

  • (8 years ago)

    I think the school could not get any better. It's so nice on the insid and out. The teachers are so nice and thoughtful. The principal is very nice himself. I love the school.

  • (8 years ago)

    I've had 2 kids at this school. In terms of the 'quality of academic programs' the learning environment is not condusive to learning. Many of the staff seem overworked and appear to have trouble controlling the kids in the school. It's a shame because the school has been remodeled and the facility is nice. They need some major kindness towards the kids and to honor parents requests when action is needed to get a child's grades back on track such as a teacher/classroom change.

  • (9 years ago)

    Add my voice to the parents who aren't satisfied with the respect given to teachers or subs at DMMS. I am a sub with DMMS for math and science and the largest problem by far is being a police officer trying to maintain order. Many of the students I deal with are simply out of control. Teaching under such conditions is well nigh impossible. This needs to be fixed by the school administration pronto.

  • (9 years ago)

    An average school is a better definition. It is not a great school by any means. The scores speak for themselves and the leadership of the school. I also know of parents who have had a lot of problems with school discipline (or the lack thereof) Parent participation is also lacking. It seems that it is always the same parents who are there working. Extracurricular activities are available but not supported by the budget.

  • (9 years ago)

    Sorry to say that I myself am not a parent but an A honor student at Daniel Morgan. I have recently recieved the Principal's Award for a 4.0 GPA over the three years I spent at Daniel Morgan. There were only four others (out of a class of 350) who recieved this distinction. Daniel Morgans teaching has its highs and lows. From a students perspectives the math and English programs at Daniel Morgan are fantastic. This year the school started allowing eighth graders to take Algebra II. Although only two students were in the class (being in the class myself) it was wonderful. Daniel Morgan lacks in its Social Sciences and Sciences program though. The extracurricular activities are fantastic as is the wonderful parental involvement. Although Daniel Morgan is currently under construction it will soon be able to offer more educational programs with more room for students.

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