Plaza Middle School

3080 S Lynnhaven Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Plaza Middle School serves 1,104 students in grades 6-8.
Plaza 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 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 66% (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 88% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Plaza Middle School's student population of 1,104 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 77 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,104 students
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Total Classroom Teachers77 teachers
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School Comparison

Plaza 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 Plaza Middle School is 0.70, 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
#898 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
66%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
88%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
6%
7%
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Hispanic
13%
16%
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Black
27%
22%
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White
45%
49%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
8%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.700.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameVa Beach City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Plaza Middle School is Green Run High School (2.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Lynnhaven Middle School (3.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Brookwood Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Virginia Beach Brookwood Elementary School Math: 84% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 653 students
    0.6 miles
    601 S Lynnhaven Rd
    Virginia Beach, VA 23452
    (757) 648-2160
    0.6 PK-5 653
  • Virginia Beach Lynnhaven Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 427 students
    0.6 miles
    210 Dillon Dr
    Virginia Beach, VA 23452
    (757) 648-3000
    0.6 PK-5 427
  • Virginia Beach Windsor Woods Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 385 students
    1.3 miles
    233 Presidential Blvd
    Virginia Beach, VA 23452
    (757) 648-4160
    1.3 PK-5 385
  • Virginia Beach Windsor Oaks Elementary School Math: 77% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 597 students
    1.5 miles
    3800 Van Buren Dr
    Virginia Beach, VA 23452
    (757) 648-4120
    1.5 PK-5 597
  • Virginia Beach Malibu Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 418 students
    1.7 miles
    3632 Edinburgh Dr
    Virginia Beach, VA 23452
    (757) 648-3040
    1.7 PK-5 418

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