Independence Middle School

1370 Dunstan Ln
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Independence Middle School serves 1,231 students in grades 6-8.
Independence 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60% (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 85% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

School Overview

Independence Middle School's student population of 1,231 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 74 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,231 students
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Total Classroom Teachers74 teachers
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School Comparison

Independence Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,791 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Independence Middle School is 0.65, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1131 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
60%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
85%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
4%
7%
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Hispanic
12%
16%
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Black
21%
22%
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White
54%
49%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
9%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.650.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameVa Beach City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Independence Middle School is Bayside High School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Old Donation School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Thoroughgood Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Virginia Beach Thoroughgood Elementary School Math: 94% | Reading: 94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-5 | 685 students
    0.7 miles
    1444 Dunstan Ln
    Virginia Beach, VA 23455
    (757) 648-3920
    0.7 PK-5 685
  • Virginia Beach Luxford Elementary School Math: 78% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 540 students
    1.2 miles
    4808 Haygood Rd
    Virginia Beach, VA 23455
    (757) 648-2960
    1.2 PK-5 540
  • Virginia Beach Pembroke Meadows Elementary School Math: 80% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 502 students
    1.2 miles
    820 Cathedral Dr
    Virginia Beach, VA 23455
    (757) 648-3360
    1.2 PK-5 502
  • Virginia Beach Hermitage Elementary School Math: 84% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 671 students
    1.3 miles
    1701 Pleasure House Road
    Virginia Beach, VA 23455
    (757) 648-2600
    1.3 PK-5 671
  • Virginia Beach Bayside High School Magnet School
    Math: 77% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,967 student
    1.6 miles
    4960 Haygood Rd
    Virginia Beach, VA 23455
    (757) 648-5200
    1.6 9-12 1,967

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