Francis W. Jones Magnet Middle School

  • Francis W. Jones Magnet Middle School serves 699 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 93% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 92% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Francis W. Jones Magnet Middle School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 50%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Francis W. Jones Magnet Middle School's student population of 699 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 46 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2018)
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students699 students
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Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Francis W. Jones Magnet Middle School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,796 schools in Virginia (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Francis W. Jones Magnet Middle School is 0.64, 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 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall School Rank#96 out of 1,796 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
93%
80%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
92%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
9%
14%
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Black
41%
23%
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White
43%
50%
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Two or more races
5%
5%
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Diversity Score0.640.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHampton City School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  4.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
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!
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5  
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.
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2  
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.
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