Sterling Middle School

  • Sterling Middle School serves 986 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 42% (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 71% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 50%.

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School Overview

  • Sterling Middle School's student population of 986 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 91 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students986 students
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Total Classroom Teachers91 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sterling Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sterling Middle School is 0.58, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.67. 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#1500 out of 1,796 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
72%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:115:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
13%
7%
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Hispanic
62%
15%
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Black
6%
23%
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White
15%
50%
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Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Sterling Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.580.67
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Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Sterling Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLOUDOUN CO PBLC SCHS School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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