121 Bobcat Circle
Pennington Gap, VA 24277
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Pennington Middle School serves 357 students in grades 6-8.
Pennington Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 87% (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 78% (which is equal to the Virginia state average of 78%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Pennington Middle School's student population of 357 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
357 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
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School Rankings

Pennington Middle School is ranked within the top 50% 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 Pennington Middle School is 0.08, 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 Data
This School
State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#762 out of 1800 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
87%
82%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
78%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
15:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
2%
16%
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Black
2%
22%
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White
96%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
6%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.08
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Eligible for Free Lunch
92%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
5%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5  
this is most certanley the best school you could possibly go to i am a former student(summer wells)the teachers try there best to help you achive your goals,and all of the extracurricular activities are realy great also,and last the facility is very nice and if i could i would go back because its my favorite place in the hole world i love that school!
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 357 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 4%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in VA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 87% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 78% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.08 (Btm 50%)

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