Blair Middle School

Blair Middle School serves 1,243 students in grades 6 - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the VA average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Blair Middle School operates within the Norfolk City School District.

School Overview

The student population of 1243 students has grown by 40% over five years.
The teacher population of 76 teachers has grown by 38% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 1,243 students
Blair Middle School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Blair Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 76 teachers
Blair Middle School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Blair Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.61 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 16:1
Blair Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
4%
6%
Blair Middle School Asian Students (1993-2014)
Hispanic
4%
13%
Blair Middle School Black Students (1993-2014)
Black
53%
23%
Blair Middle School Black Students (1993-2014)
White
32%
52%
Blair Middle School White Students (1993-2014)
Two or more races
7%
5%
Blair Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Blair Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown VA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.61 0.42
Blair Middle School Diversity Score (1993-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
44%
33%
Blair Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
6%
Blair Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 32,597 students has decreased by 5% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $11,411 is higher than the state average of $10,576. The district revenue/student has grown by 15% over four years.
The district spending/student of $11,442 is higher than the state average of $10,658. The district spending/student has grown by 16% over four years.
School District Name Norfolk City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
52
4
Number of Students Managed 32,597 3,815
Norfolk City School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $388 MM $42 MM
Norfolk City School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $389 MM $42 MM
Norfolk City School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $11,411 $10,576
Norfolk City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $11,442 $10,658
Norfolk City School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Maury High School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Kings Daughters Hosp. Ep. (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Walter Herron Taylor Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • NorfolkMaury High School
    Magnet School
    0.4 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 1606 students322 Shirley Ave
    NorfolkVA 23517
    (757)628-3344
    0.49-121606
  • Norfolk Walter Herron Taylor Elementary School
    0.5 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 424 students1122 West Princess Anne Rd
    NorfolkVA 23507
    (757)628-2525
    0.5PK-5424
  • NorfolkGhent School
    0.6 miles | Grades: KG-8 | 515 students200 Shirley Ave
    NorfolkVA 23517
    (757)628-2565
    0.6KG-8515
  • NorfolkJames Monroe Elementary School
    0.6 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 468 students520 West 29th St
    NorfolkVA 23508
    (757)628-3500
    0.6PK-5468
  • NorfolkKings Daughters Hosp. Ep.
    Special Education School
    0.6 miles | Grades: PK-12601 Childrens Ln
    NorfolkVA 23507
    (757)668-7061
    0.6PK-12n/a

School Reviews

I was wondering if anyone could tell me if the football game for today is cancelled
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 10/16/14
I live on 26th street close by the school, I love it, and I will be attending to come to james blair middle school.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 08/14/14

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