John Yeates Middle School

4901 Bennetts Pasture Rd
Suffolk, VA 23435
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
John Yeates Middle School serves 1,241 students in grades 6-8.
John Yeates 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 70% (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 83% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

School Overview

John Yeates Middle School's student population of 1,241 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 81 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,241 students
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Total Classroom Teachers81 teachers
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School Comparison

John Yeates 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 John Yeates Middle School is 0.63, 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
#1020 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
70%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
8%
16%
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Black
49%
22%
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White
35%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.630.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
22%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSuffolk City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to John Yeates Middle School is Nansemond River High School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Western Branch Middle School (5.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Driver Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Suffolk Driver Elementary School Math: 82% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 597 students
    0.9 miles
    4270 Driver Lane
    Suffolk, VA 23435
    (757) 923-4106
    0.9 PK-5 597
  • Suffolk Creekside Elementary School Math: 75% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 947 students
    1.7 miles
    1000 Bennetts Creek Park Road
    Suffolk, VA 23435
    (757) 923-4251
    1.7 PK-5 947
  • Suffolk Nansemond River High School Magnet School
    Math: 71% | Reading: 91%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,553 student
    2.4 miles
    3301 Nansemond Pkwy
    Suffolk, VA 23435
    (757) 923-4101
    2.4 9-12 1,553
  • Suffolk Nansemond Parkway Elementary School Math: 73% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 539 students
    3.4 miles
    3012 Nansemond Pkwy
    Suffolk, VA 23434
    (757) 923-4167
    3.4 PK-5 539
  • Suffolk Oakland Elementary School Math: 85% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 478 students
    4.5 miles
    5505 Godwin Blvd
    Suffolk, VA 23434
    (757) 923-5248
    4.5 PK-5 478

School Reviews

  2.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
2  
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!!!
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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!!!!
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