Blair Middle School

Blair Middle School serves 1,194 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 47%.
Blair Middle School operates within the Norfolk City Public s School District.

Overview

The student population of 1194 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 87 teachers has grown by 29% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 1,194 students
Blair Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 87 teachers
Blair Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Blair Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.61 is less than the state average of 0.84. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 15:1
Blair Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
6%
Blair Middle School Asian (1993-2012)
Hispanic
5%
12%
Blair Middle School Hispanic (1993-2012)
Black
53%
25%
Blair Middle School Black (1993-2012)
White
32%
53%
Blair Middle School White (1993-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Blair Middle School Sch Ethnicity Blair Middle School Sta Ethnicity
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 0.84
Blair Middle School Diversity Score (1993-2012)
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.
41%
32%
Blair Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2012)
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.
9%
7%
Blair Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 34,887 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Norfolk City Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
48
8
Number of Students Managed 34,887 3,801
Norfolk City Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $394 MM $43 MM
District Spending $389 MM $42 MM
Norfolk City Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,441 $11,282
Norfolk City Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,302 $11,065
Norfolk City Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby 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 W.h. Taylor Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Norfolk Maury High School
    Magnet School
    322 Shirley Ave
    Norfolk , VA , 23517
    (757)628-3344
    Magnet School
    0.4  mi  |  1685  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Norfolk Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award W.h. Taylor Elementary School
    1122 West Princess Anne Rd
    Norfolk , VA , 23507
    (757)628-2525
    0.5  mi  |  466  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Norfolk Ghent Elementary School
    200 Shirley Ave
    Norfolk , VA , 23517
    (757)628-2565
    0.6  mi  |  559  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Norfolk Kings Daughters Hosp. Ep.
    Special Education School
    601 Childrens Ln
    Norfolk , VA , 23507
    (757)668-7061
    Special Education School
    0.6  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Norfolk James Monroe Elementary School
    520 West 29th St
    Norfolk , VA , 23508
    (757)628-3500
    0.6  mi  |  454  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

School Reviews

  • Recommended October 16, 2014 - I was wondering if anyone could tell me if the football game for today is cancelled - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended August 14, 2014 - 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

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Did You Know?
Norfolk, VA public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.09, which is lower than the Virginia average of 0.39. The most diverse school in Norfolk is Little Creek Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Virginia or national school diversity statistics.