Western Branch Middle School

4201 Hawksley Dr
Chesapeake, VA 23321
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
6/
10
Top 50%
3.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
Western Branch Middle School serves 874 students in grades 6-8.
Western Branch Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 73% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 83% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

School Overview

Western Branch Middle School's student population of 874 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 65 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students874 students
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Total Classroom Teachers65 teachers
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School Comparison

Western Branch Middle School is ranked within the top 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 diversity score of Western Branch Middle School is 0.67, 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
#890 out of 1791 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
73%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
7%
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Hispanic
5%
16%
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Black
38%
22%
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White
43%
49%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
8%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.670.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameChesapeake City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Western Branch Middle School is Western Branch High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Churchland Middle School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Western Branch Primary (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chesapeake Western Branch High School Math: 91% | Reading: 91%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,129 students
    0.2 miles
    1968 Bruin Pl
    Chesapeake, VA 23321
    (757) 638-7900
    0.2 9-12 2,129
  • Chesapeake Western Branch Primary
    Grades: PK-2 | 736 students
    0.4 miles
    4122 Terry Dr
    Chesapeake, VA 23321
    (757) 638-7951
    0.4 PK-2 736
  • Chesapeake Western Branch Intermediate Math: 76% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 3-5 | 780 students
    0.5 miles
    4013 Terry Dr
    Chesapeake, VA 23321
    (757) 638-7941
    0.5 3-5 780
  • Portsmouth Churchland Elementary School Math: 82% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 834 students
    1.4 miles
    5601 Michael Ln
    Portsmouth, VA 23703
    (757) 686-2523
    1.4 K-6 834
  • Portsmouth Olive Branch Preschool Center
    Grades: PK | 227 students
    2.1 miles
    415 Mimosa Road
    Portsmouth, VA 23701
    (757) 465-2926
    2.1 PK 227

School Reviews

  3.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
1  
I used to be a student here; I have found WBM to be awful; I had several episodes of suicidal thoughts, and I almost took action on them. The counselor and office were nice and helpful towards it, but they never take action on the problem of bullying and the fact that most of the educators don't want to be there at all, I've seen multiple fights and kids cursing each other out.
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5  
nice teachers, nice principal, nice vise principal!!!!!!!! You will never regret coming here!!!!!!
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