Francis W. Jones Magnet Middle School

1819 Nickerson Blvd
Hampton, VA 23663
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Francis W. Jones Magnet Middle School serves 635 students in grades 6-8.
Francis W. Jones Magnet Middle School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 54%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 82% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 69%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 54% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 635 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 62%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in VA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 70% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 82% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Francis W. Jones Magnet Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

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School Overview

Francis W. Jones Magnet Middle School's student population of 635 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
635 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
46 teachers
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School Rankings

Francis W. Jones Magnet Middle School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,792 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Francis W. Jones Magnet Middle School is 0.66, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#322 out of 1792 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
54%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
82%
69%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
8%
18%
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Black
43%
22%
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White
38%
46%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
10%
7%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.66
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Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Francis W. Jones Magnet Middle School's ranking?
Francis W. Jones Magnet Middle School is ranked #322 out of 1,792 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia.
What schools are Francis W. Jones Magnet Middle School often compared to?
Francis W. Jones Magnet Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Thomas Eaton Middle School, George P Phenix Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
70% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 54% VA state average), while 82% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 69% VA state average).
How many students attend Francis W. Jones Magnet Middle School?
635 students attend Francis W. Jones Magnet Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
43% of Francis W. Jones Magnet Middle School students are Black, 38% of students are White, 10% of students are Two or more races, 8% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Francis W. Jones Magnet Middle School?
Francis W. Jones Magnet Middle School has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to the Virginia state average of 14:1.
What grades does Francis W. Jones Magnet Middle School offer ?
Francis W. Jones Magnet Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Francis W. Jones Magnet Middle School part of?
Francis W. Jones Magnet Middle School is part of Hampton City PBLC Schs School District.

School Reviews

5   10/29/2016
My Son William D. Rawles has attended Jones Magnet Since 6th Grade and is now in 8th Grade. All I heard were Great Comments about Jones and Am So Glad that He was Accepted There out of Zone. Jones has Awesome Teachers and Staff that Are Always Ready To Help In Any Way Needed. I am Excited about the Gifted, Spanish and Technology Business Programs that WIlliam is Enrolled In. Not To Mention That 2 of These Electives Are High School Credits. Safety Of Our Students Has Graduated To A Very Sophisticated Level As Well Which Makes Me Feel So Much At Ease. Thank You Jones Family!
- Posted by Parent - Ramona Y. Holloway
5   10/5/2010
This is the second year for my son, he doesn't like it. I told him they care and he needs to do better. They demand from the students and want them to do well.
- Posted by Parent - strik
2   5/31/2010
They teach the same academics EVERY YEAR. There are lack of sports teams, and barley any fun extracurricular activities. Jones tends to lose on a academic and athletic involvements, because the training is not there. FAcilites ARE ABSOLUTLEY HORRIBLE. the bathrooms doors are pulled of and stink and faucets are broken along with the toliets. the parents do not involve themselves with school activities because there are really none and the parents dont like Jones. THE FOOD IS THE WORST PART OF THE SCHOOL.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - brian

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 635 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 62%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 70% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 82% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

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