Lois Hornsby Middle School

850 Jolly Pond Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Lois Hornsby Middle School serves 945 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 63% (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 89% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Lois Hornsby 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 20%) 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 31% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Lois Hornsby Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

Lois Hornsby Middle School's student population of 945 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 55 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students945 students
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Total Classroom Teachers55 teachers
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School Comparison

Lois Hornsby 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 Lois Hornsby Middle School is 0.50, 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
#904 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
63%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
89%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
9%
16%
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Black
12%
22%
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White
69%
49%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
8%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.500.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
15%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWilliamsburg-James City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Lois Hornsby Middle School is Warhill High School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Toano Middle School (3.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is J. Blaine Blayton Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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