4901 Bennetts Pasture Rd
Suffolk, VA 23435
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
John Yeates Middle School serves 477 students in grades 6-8.
John Yeates Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 92% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 82%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 83% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 78%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 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 (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 477 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 56%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in VA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 92% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 83% (Top 50%)
  • 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 477 students has declined by 61% over five school years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has declined by 46% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
477 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
44 teachers
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School Rankings

John Yeates Middle School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,800 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of John Yeates Middle School is 0.65, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#375 out of 1800 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
92%
82%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
78%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
8%
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Hispanic
5%
18%
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Black
39%
22%
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White
44%
46%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
19%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

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 (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 477 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 56%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 92% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 83% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

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