Holmes Middle School

6525 Montrose St
Alexandria, VA 22312
(School attendance zone shown in map)
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 917 students in grades 6-8, Holmes Middle School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 33% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 54%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 58% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 69%).
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 54% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 917 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 83%
  • : Bottom 50% in VA
  • : 33% (Top 30%)
  • : 58% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Holmes Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

Holmes Middle School's student population of 917 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 85 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
917 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
85 teachers
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School Rankings

Holmes Middle School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,792 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Holmes Middle School is 0.73, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (VA)
#1423 out of 1792 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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(20-21)
33%
54%
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(20-21)
58%
69%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
14:1
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American Indian
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Asian
18%
7%
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Hispanic
42%
18%
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Black
19%
22%
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White
17%
46%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
4%
7%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.73
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Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
15%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Holmes Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Holmes Middle School's ranking?
Holmes Middle School is ranked #1423 out of 1,792 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Virginia.
What schools are Holmes Middle School often compared to?
Holmes Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Poe Middle School, Glasgow Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
33% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 54% VA state average), while 58% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 69% VA state average).
How many students attend Holmes Middle School?
917 students attend Holmes Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
42% of Holmes Middle School students are Hispanic, 19% of students are Black, 18% of students are Asian, 17% of students are White, and 4% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Holmes Middle School?
Holmes Middle School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Virginia state average of 14:1.
What grades does Holmes Middle School offer ?
Holmes Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Holmes Middle School part of?
Holmes Middle School is part of Fairfax Co PBLC Schs School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 917 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 83%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 33% (Top 30%)
  • : 58% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

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