Herbert J. Saunders Middle School

  • Herbert J. Saunders Middle School serves 1,174 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 64% (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 81% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Herbert J. Saunders 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 16:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51%.

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Herbert J. Saunders Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

  • Herbert J. Saunders Middle School's student population of 1,174 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 73 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,174 students
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Total Classroom Teachers73 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Herbert J. Saunders 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 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Herbert J. Saunders Middle School is 0.75, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1216 out of 1801 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
81%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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Asian
7%
7%
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Hispanic
31%
16%
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Black
25%
22%
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White
30%
49%
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Two or more races
7%
6%
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Diversity Score0.750.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePrince William County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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