School Details

James Wood Middle School

1313 Amherst Street, Winchester, VA 22601
(540) 667-7500
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 845 students 17 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

71%
70%
74%
61%
62%
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
  • Frederick County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
72%
75%
45%
52%
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
  • Frederick County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
74%
71%
78%
73%
70%
64%
66%
62%
83%
81%
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
  • Frederick County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
71%
76%
100%
77%
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
  • Frederick County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

James Wood Middle School is a public middle school in Winchester. The principal of James Wood Middle School is Mr. Grant C. Javersak. 845 students go to James Wood Middle School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 27% of the 845 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at James Wood Middle School is 17:1. Frederick County Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 9%
White, non-Hispanic 81% 82%
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 6%
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 27% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am now in high school and there are many ups and downs about this school. Just like other schools in winchester if you are an athelete or someone who is very outgoing and you can easily make friends good for you. You'll have a great time at the school. I wasn't in this category. The school is decent in academics the teachers do help but you have to look for them which is normal. Students (When I Went There) were extremely mean though. They isolated me from everything possible. I know the students change yearly but you can't expect much from teenagers. The teachers are very nice and they do work one-on-one with you. the principle As of 2012 is amazing. He knows how to deal with children and he knows what to expect. The school is decent. Just make sure not to isolate yourself or let other bring you down. That was my problem. You have to remember that these kids are only 11-15(Around). They will be bullies when they want to be. Just find the good people in this school which there are believe it or not and you will have a nice time.

  • (4 years ago)

    The school has a terrible discipline system. They let kids get away with everything. My advice keep your children away.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers & principal at JWMS are excellent. They are dedicated to helping the students. My son went there and he loved it.

  • (5 years ago)

    I've been through three years at this school and they have been the best years ever. The students are very kind to each other and the teachers are great. We have some of the best athletes in the area. I was more than pleased with my stay there. GO BULLDOGS!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Some of the teachers are not very helpful and need to understand the children more.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have gone through three years at JWMS and they have been the three best years of my life. The teachers and guidance councilers are really there to help and everyone acts like one huge family. We have some of the most talented athletes in the area. It's an amazing place and has really helped me academically.

  • (8 years ago)

    I go to to James wood in the 7th grade and Its really great! Best school Ive ever been to. I gave up living with my mom to go to this school thats how much I like it.

  • (9 years ago)

    While it looks great on the surface (newly renovated) this school has real communication issues. Teachers guidance counselors and administration do not return phone calls emails or notes sent in by the student. Heaven forbid if you have a child that struggles academically because even the most involved parent cannot get through to have questions answered or issues addressed.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

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