John Yeates Middle School

John Yeates Middle School serves 1,142 students in grades 6 - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the VA average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
John Yeates Middle School operates within the Suffolk City School District.

School Overview

The student population of 1142 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The teacher population of 81 teachers has grown by 37% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 1,142 students
John Yeates Middle School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % John Yeates Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 81 teachers
John Yeates Middle School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade John Yeates Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.62 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 14:1 16:1
John Yeates Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
2%
6%
John Yeates Middle School Asian Students (1999-2014)
Hispanic
7%
13%
John Yeates Middle School Black Students (1998-2014)
Black
48%
23%
John Yeates Middle School Black Students (1993-2014)
White
39%
52%
John Yeates Middle School White Students (1993-2014)
Two or more races
4%
5%
John Yeates Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups John Yeates 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.
0.62 0.42
John Yeates 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.
19%
33%
John Yeates 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.
7%
6%
John Yeates Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 14,476 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $11,093 is higher than the state average of $10,576. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district spending/student of $10,730 is higher than the state average of $10,658. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Suffolk City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
20
4
Number of Students Managed 14,476 3,815
Suffolk City School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $160 MM $42 MM
Suffolk City School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $155 MM $42 MM
Suffolk City School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $11,093 $10,576
Suffolk City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $10,730 $10,658
Suffolk 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 Nansemond River High School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Western Branch Middle School (5.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Driver Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
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  • SuffolkDriver Elementary School
    1 Negative Reviews
    0.9 miles | Grades: 2-5 | 329 students4270 Drr Ln
    SuffolkVA 23435
    (757)923-4106
    0.92-5329
  • SuffolkFlorence Bowser Elementary School
    1.3 miles | Grades: PK-1 | 231 students4540 Nansemond Parkway
    SuffolkVA 23435
    (757)923-4164
    1.3PK-1231
  • SuffolkCreekside Elementary School
    1.7 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 1001 students1000 Bennetts Creek Park Rd
    SuffolkVA 23435
    (757)923-4251
    1.7PK-51001
  • SuffolkNansemond River High School
    2.4 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 1526 students3301 Nansemond Parkway
    SuffolkVA 23435
    (757)923-4101
    2.49-121526
  • SuffolkNansemond Parkway Elementary School
    3.4 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 558 students3012 Nansemond Parkway
    SuffolkVA 23434
    (757)923-4167
    3.4PK-5558

School Reviews

TERRIBLE school!!! The kids are out of control and the teachers do NOTHING to stop it! There can not be any actual learning because the kids who want to cause problems take ALL the time away from instruction. Teachers are rude. Kids behave SO badly. No one wants to address the problems and fix it. Honestly this school needs to just shut down!!! These teachers just want to get a little paycheck and go home. The teachers barely arrive before the students! No planning or preparation! If you can keep your kid out of this school...GO TO ANOTHER SCHOOL!!!!
- Posted by Parent, 04/09/15
I was just told by an 11 year old Girl, that goes to this school, that she was PUNCHED in the eye today by a Boy In the class room!! because she was talking too much!? Her grandmother, after seeing her black eye, ended up having to call the school later in the day to find out what was going on??? Over my dead body will my little girls being going to this Jungle of a school!!!
- Posted by Parent, 10/11/10

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