Gunston Middle School

  • Gunston Middle School serves 990 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 63% (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 84% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Gunston 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 top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 50%.

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School Overview

  • Gunston Middle School's student population of 990 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 87 teachers has grown by 19% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students990 students
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Total Classroom Teachers87 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Gunston 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 11:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Gunston Middle School is 0.72, which is more 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall School Rank#1092 out of 1801 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
72%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Gunston 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)
84%
80%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Gunston 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 Ratio11:115:1
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Asian
8%
7%
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Hispanic
36%
15%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Gunston Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
14%
23%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Gunston Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
36%
50%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Gunston Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Gunston Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.720.68
This chart display the diversity score of Gunston Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Gunston Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Gunston 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 NameArlington Co PBLC Schs School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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This school suffered from overcrowding last year. This meant that teachers were overwhelmed and did not have time to actually answer questions or explain material except afterschool. Also there was the transition to iPad. Most work was assigned and collected exclusively by electronic means which was impeded by software problems. It was very difficult to reach guidance counselors and IT contact because of huge number of students.
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