Amherst Middle School

  • Amherst Middle School serves 358 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 72% (which is equal to the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 80% (which is equal to the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Amherst Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 51%.

Top Placements

Amherst Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

  • Amherst Middle School's student population of 358 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students358 students
This chart display total students of Amherst Middle School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender %This chart display gender of Amherst Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Amherst Middle School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Amherst Middle School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Amherst Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,801 schools in Virginia (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has increased from 11:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Amherst Middle School is 0.39, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1049 out of 1801 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
72%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Amherst Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
80%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Amherst Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Amherst Middle School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Asian
n/a
7%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Amherst Middle School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2008-09 school year data.
Hispanic
2%
16%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Amherst Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
12%
22%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Amherst Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
77%
49%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Amherst Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Two or more races
9%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Amherst Middle School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Amherst Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.390.68
This chart display the diversity score of Amherst Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Amherst Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Amherst Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAmherst County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

Show me:

School Reviews

Review Amherst Middle School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
President Obama’s recent address included infrastructure funding for renovating schools. We’ll look at the plan overall and some of the states that would benefit from the plan.
Schools all over the country have closed their doors to slow the spread of COVID-19, forcing educators and parents to switch to online learning strategies. Read on to learn where to start with homeschooling and for helpful resources for learning at home.
As schools around the country close for two weeks or more, parents find themselves asking some tough questions. Read on to learn about the current and future impact of COVID-19 on students in public schools.