Sandburg Middle School

  • Sandburg Middle School serves 1,532 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 54% (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 75% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Sandburg 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 bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Virginia state level of 15:1.

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School Overview

  • Sandburg Middle School's student population of 1,532 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 105 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students1,532 students
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Total Classroom Teachers105 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sandburg 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 school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sandburg Middle School is 0.69, 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 School Rank#1526 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
54%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
6%
7%
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Hispanic
34%
15%
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Black
18%
23%
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White
39%
50%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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Diversity Score0.690.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFairfax County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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