John Yeates Middle School

4901 Bennetts Pasture Rd
Suffolk, VA 23435
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 30%
Serving 480 students in grades 6-8, John Yeates Middle School ranks in the top 30% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 54%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 83% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 69%).
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 54% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 480 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 56%
  • : Top 30% in VA
  • : 60% (Top 50%)
  • : 83% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

John Yeates Middle School's student population of 480 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
480 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
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School Rankings

John Yeates Middle School ranks within the top 30% of all 1,792 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of John Yeates Middle School is 0.66, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (VA)
#492 out of 1792 schools
(Top 30%)
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60%
54%
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83%
69%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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American Indian
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Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
7%
18%
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Black
38%
22%
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White
44%
46%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
9%
7%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.66
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Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is John Yeates Middle School's ranking?
John Yeates Middle School is ranked #492 out of 1,792 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Virginia.
What schools are John Yeates Middle School often compared to?
John Yeates Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like King's Fork Middle School, Forest Glen Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
60% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 54% VA state average), while 83% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 69% VA state average).
How many students attend John Yeates Middle School?
480 students attend John Yeates Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
44% of John Yeates Middle School students are White, 38% of students are Black, 9% of students are Two or more races, 7% of students are Hispanic, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of John Yeates Middle School?
John Yeates Middle School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Virginia state average of 14:1.
What grades does John Yeates Middle School offer ?
John Yeates Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is John Yeates Middle School part of?
John Yeates Middle School is part of Suffolk City PBLC Schs School District.

School Reviews

2   5/16/2016
I was just told by an 11 year old Girl, that goes to this school, that she was PUNCHED in the eye today by a Boy In the class room!! because she was talking too much!? Her grandmother, after seeing her black eye, ended up having to call the school later in the day to find out what was going on? Over my dead body will my little girls being going to this Jungle of a school!!!
- Posted by Parent - zigyr
2   4/9/2015
TERRIBLE school!!! The kids are out of control and the teachers do NOTHING to stop it! There can not be any actual learning because the kids who want to cause problems take ALL the time away from instruction. Teachers are rude. Kids behave SO badly. No one wants to address the problems and fix it. Honestly this school needs to just shut down!!! These teachers just want to get a little paycheck and go home. The teachers barely arrive before the students! No planning or preparation! If you can keep your kid out of this school...GO TO ANOTHER SCHOOL!!!!
- Posted by Parent - lholl

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 480 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 56%
  • : Top 30%
  • : 60% (Top 50%)
  • : 83% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

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