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 10% over five years.
The teacher population of 76 teachers has grown by 13% 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 (1989-2014)
Students by Grade Blair Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 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 (1994-2014)
Hispanic
4%
13%
Blair Middle School Black Students (1994-2014)
Black
53%
23%
Blair Middle School Black Students (1994-2014)
White
32%
52%
Blair Middle School White Students (1994-2014)
Two or more races
7%
5%
Blair Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
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 (1987-2014)
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 (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Norfolk City School District's student population of 32,597 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $11,411 is higher than the state average of $10,576. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $11,442 is higher than the state average of $10,658. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat 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 (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $388 MM $42 MM
Norfolk City School District District Total Revenue (1990-2012)
District Spending $389 MM $42 MM
Norfolk City School District District Spending (1990-2012)
District Revenue / Student $11,411 $10,576
Norfolk City School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2012)
District Spending / Student $11,442 $10,658
Norfolk City School District District Spending / Student (1992-2012)
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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  • NorfolkMaury High SchoolMagnet School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1606 students
    0.4 miles
    322 Shirley Ave
    NorfolkVA 23517
    (757)628-3344
    0.49-121606
  • Norfolk Walter Herron Taylor Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 424 students
    0.5 miles
    1122 West Princess Anne Rd
    NorfolkVA 23507
    (757)628-2525
    0.5PK-5424
  • NorfolkGhent School
    Grades: KG-8 | 515 students
    0.6 miles
    200 Shirley Ave
    NorfolkVA 23517
    (757)628-2565
    0.6KG-8515
  • NorfolkJames Monroe Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 468 students
    0.6 miles
    520 West 29th St
    NorfolkVA 23508
    (757)628-3500
    0.6PK-5468
  • NorfolkKings Daughters Hosp. Ep.Special Education School
    Grades: PK-12
    0.6 miles
    601 Childrens Ln
    NorfolkVA 23507
    (757)668-7061
    0.6PK-12n/a

School Reviews

this school is terrible. there are very few teachers who can teach well, there is too much pressure on the students, the school lunch is terrible and often times lunch sides and milk will be spoiled. there's at least two fights a day, and many people (including myself) are bullied because of what they choose to believe in (their gender/sexuality, views on life, religion, etc.). the honors teachers expect you to do 10x the homework, projects, and general work, and still expect you to pass with flying colors and have all work turned in on time. i had a civics class where it would be project after project with only a few short days to do them, and my English class would only give us two days to write a 5-9 paragraph paper. i have been concerned about my mental health, and the counselors do nothing. I as a student do NOT recommend this school.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 04/14/16
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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