Thomas Hunter Middle School

  • Thomas Hunter Middle School serves 318 students in grades 5-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 68% (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 79% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Thomas Hunter 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 11:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.

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School Overview

  • Thomas Hunter Middle School's student population of 318 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students318 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Thomas Hunter 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 11:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Thomas Hunter Middle School is 0.28, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank#1205 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
68%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
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7%
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Hispanic
2%
15%
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Black
9%
23%
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White
83%
50%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
6%
5%
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Diversity Score0.280.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMathews County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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The quality of academic program is insufficient because the teachers don't teach, the teachers rely on the students to teach themselves or its the parent job to teach. The teachers especially Hutchinson, Riddick and McLaughlin(how can she still teach after stealing basketball money from fundraisers)should not have any exposure to children. These three teachers really don't have the mentality to teach students(their mentality is still in elementary school). Papas is a joke and exactly what does he do besides cussing at the students. Deputy Hall needs to mentally mature and learn how to tell the truth. Overall the teachers/dare officer/principle all need to go. The respect factor is so low towards the parents. The attitude of the whole school is awful and if Mathews cares they would clean house. The part I love is if your child is in a fight no matter what age, the principle does not do anything but turn them over to Hall(dare officer) then they waste our tax dollars because you end up in court, so our tax dollars go to papas and court. One should be eliminated.
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