Pocahontas Middle School

  • Pocahontas Middle School serves 335 students in grades 6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 78% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 80% (which is equal to the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 50%.

School Overview

  • Pocahontas Middle School's student population of 335 students has declined by 49% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 48% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2006)
Grades OfferedGrades 6
Total Students335 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Pocahontas Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Pocahontas Middle School is 0.25, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall School Rank#877 out of 1,796 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
72%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
4%
15%
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Black
8%
23%
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White
86%
50%
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Two or more races
2%
5%
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Diversity Score0.250.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePowhatan Co Pblc Schs School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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