Sandburg Middle School

8428 Fort Hunt Rd
Alexandria, VA 22308
(School attendance zone shown in map)
6/
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Top 50%
Serving 1,520 students in grades 7-8, Sandburg Middle School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 52% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 54%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 69%).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 54% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 1,520 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • : Top 50% in VA
  • : 52% (Top 30%)
  • : 75% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Sandburg Middle School's student population of 1,520 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 116 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,520 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
116 teachers
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School Rankings

Sandburg Middle School ranks within the top 50% of all 1,792 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Sandburg Middle School is 0.70, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (VA)
#806 out of 1792 schools
(Top 50%)
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(20-21)
52%
54%
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(20-21)
75%
69%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
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Asian
6%
7%
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Hispanic
41%
18%
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Black
16%
22%
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White
32%
46%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
5%
7%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.70
This chart display the diversity score of Sandburg Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Virginia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sandburg Middle School's ranking?
Sandburg Middle School is ranked #806 out of 1,792 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Virginia.
What schools are Sandburg Middle School often compared to?
Sandburg Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Whitman Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
52% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 54% VA state average), while 75% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 69% VA state average).
How many students attend Sandburg Middle School?
1,520 students attend Sandburg Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
41% of Sandburg Middle School students are Hispanic, 32% of students are White, 16% of students are Black, 6% of students are Asian, and 5% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Sandburg Middle School?
Sandburg Middle School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Virginia state average of 14:1.
What grades does Sandburg Middle School offer ?
Sandburg Middle School offers enrollment in grades 7-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Sandburg Middle School part of?
Sandburg Middle School is part of Fairfax Co PBLC Schs School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 1,520 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 52% (Top 30%)
  • : 75% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

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