Sterling Middle School

201 W Holly Ave
Sterling, VA 20164
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 1,080 students in grades 6-8, Sterling Middle School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 22% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 54%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 51% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 69%).
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 54% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,080 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 91%
  • : Bottom 50% in VA
  • : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • : 51% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Sterling Middle School's student population of 1,080 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 103 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,080 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
103 teachers
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School Rankings

Sterling Middle School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,792 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Sterling Middle School is 0.45, 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.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (VA)
#1614 out of 1792 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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22%
54%
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51%
69%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
10%
7%
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Hispanic
73%
18%
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Black
5%
22%
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White
9%
46%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
7%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.45
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Eligible for Free Lunch
63%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
5%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sterling Middle School's ranking?
Sterling Middle School is ranked #1614 out of 1,792 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Virginia.
What schools are Sterling Middle School often compared to?
Sterling Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Seneca Ridge Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
22% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 54% VA state average), while 51% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 69% VA state average).
How many students attend Sterling Middle School?
1,080 students attend Sterling Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
73% of Sterling Middle School students are Hispanic, 10% of students are Asian, 9% of students are White, 5% of students are Black, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Sterling Middle School?
Sterling Middle School has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the Virginia state average of 14:1.
What grades does Sterling Middle School offer ?
Sterling Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Sterling Middle School part of?
Sterling Middle School is part of Loudoun Co PBLC Schs School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,080 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 91%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • : 51% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

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