118 Fort Defiance Rd
Fort Defiance, VA 24437
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
S. Gordon Stewart Middle School serves 531 students in grades 6-8.
S. Gordon Stewart Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 83% (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 81% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 78%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

School Overview

S. Gordon Stewart Middle School's student population of 531 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
531 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
44 teachers
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School Rankings

S. Gordon Stewart 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 S. Gordon Stewart Middle School is 0.22, 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
#876 out of 1800 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
82%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
81%
78%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
8%
16%
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Black
2%
22%
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White
88%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.22
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Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 531 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 12%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in VA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 83% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 81% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.22 (Btm 50%)

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