Key Middle School

  • Key Middle School serves 823 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50% (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 73% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Key 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 bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Key Middle School's student population of 823 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 70 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students823 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Key Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers70 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Key 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 school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Key Middle School is 0.71, which is more 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#1571 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
50%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
21%
7%
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Hispanic
45%
15%
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Black
14%
23%
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White
18%
50%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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Diversity Score0.710.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Key Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFairfax County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Key Middle School is Key Center School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Springfield Key Center School Special Education School
    Grades: PK-12 | 86 students
    0.3 miles
    6404 Franconia Rd
    Springfield, VA 22150
    (703) 313-4000
    0.3 PK-12 86
  • Springfield Springfield Estates Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 903 students
    0.4 miles
    6200 Charles Goff Dr
    Springfield, VA 22150
    (703) 921-2300
    0.4 PK-6 903
  • Springfield Lee High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,786 student
    0.5 miles
    6540 Franconia Rd
    Springfield, VA 22150
    (703) 924-8300
    0.5 9-12 1,786
  • Alexandria Franconia Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 543 students
    0.9 miles
    6301 Beulah St
    Alexandria, VA 22310
    (703) 822-2200
    0.9 PK-6 543
  • Alexandria Lane Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 790 students
    1.2 miles
    7137 Beulah St
    Alexandria, VA 22315
    (703) 924-7700
    1.2 PK-6 790

School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
This is an excellent school with extremely kind and efficient teachers and staff. My son attended Key and now my daughter. Each person I have encountered over the years has been willing to go out of their way to assist us as a family. I am very proud to say that my children have attended Key M.S.
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I have never gone to public school before so I do not know if this is normal for a public school, but it is TORTURE to go to this school. The desks are very close together and have a little book thing under it which both make it impossible to stretch your legs around and they only give you 6 bathroom passes per quarter per class. There are only 4 minutes between classes which is very annoying. There is no PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays which makes it literally from cramped desk to cramped desk for 7 hours (sometimes there is a presentation like in the library, but not usually, as far as I know). The science homework is babyish -- they want you to draw a picture as part of the assignment which I really hate.
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