Blair Middle School

  • Blair Middle School serves 1,223 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 48% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 70% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 50%.

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School Overview

  • Blair Middle School's student population of 1,223 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 95 teachers has grown by 25% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,223 students
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Total Classroom Teachers95 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Blair Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Blair Middle School is 0.57, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall School Rank#1572 out of 1,796 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
72%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
5%
15%
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Black
60%
23%
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White
26%
50%
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Two or more races
7%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Blair Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.570.67
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Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Blair Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNORFOLK CITY PBLC SCHS School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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  4.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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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.
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I was wondering if anyone could tell me if the football game for today is cancelled
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I live on 26th street close by the school, I love it, and I will be attending to come to james blair middle school.
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