Blair Middle School

  • Blair Middle School serves 1,400 students in grades 6-8.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the VA average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 49%.
  • Blair Middle School operates within the Norfolk City School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1400 students has grown by 17% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 103 teachers has grown by 18% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 1,400 students
Blair Middle School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Blair Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 103 teachers
Blair Middle School Total Teachers (1990-2015)
Students by Grade Blair Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.58 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
Blair Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Asian
3%
6%
Blair Middle School Asian Students (1995-2015)
Hispanic
4%
14%
Blair Middle School Black Students (1995-2015)
Black
58%
23%
Blair Middle School Black Students (1995-2015)
White
29%
51%
Blair Middle School White Students (1995-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Blair Middle School Hawaiian Students (2009-2014)
Two or more races
6%
5%
Blair Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Blair 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.
0.58 0.42
Blair Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
47%
34%
Blair Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2015)
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 (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Norfolk City School District's student population of 32,290 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $11,100 in this district is less than the state average of $11,380. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $11,121 is higher than the state average of $11,077. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Norfolk City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
51
4
Number of Students Managed 32,290 3,627
Norfolk City School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $362 MM $41 MM
Norfolk City School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $363 MM $40 MM
Norfolk City School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $11,100 $11,380
Norfolk City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $11,121 $11,077
Norfolk City School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  4.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
2  4/14/2016
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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5  10/16/2014
I was wondering if anyone could tell me if the football game for today is cancelled
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5  8/14/2014
I live on 26th street close by the school, I love it, and I will be attending to come to james blair middle school.
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