Matoaca Middle

Summary:

Matoaca Middle is a public middle school located in Petersburg, Virginia, serving grades 6-8 with a total enrollment of 865 students. The school is part of the Chesterfield County Public Schools district, which is ranked 75 out of 131 school districts in Virginia and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Matoaca Middle faces several challenges, including lower academic performance compared to the Chesterfield County and Virginia state averages, as measured by SOL test scores. For example, in 8th grade Writing, Matoaca Middle scored 44.21% proficient or better, compared to 58.03% for Chesterfield County and 55.46% for Virginia. The school has consistently ranked in the bottom half of Virginia middle schools, with a ranking between 194 and 369 out of 409-424 schools over the past 10 years, and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger, indicating it is among the lower-performing middle schools in the state. Matoaca Middle's performance varies significantly among different student subgroups, with the school ranking 219 out of 298 Virginia middle schools for African American students, 193 out of 275 for Hispanic students, and 327 out of 402 for White students.

Despite these challenges, Matoaca Middle's diverse student population, with a higher percentage of White (48.21%) and African American (38.38%) students compared to some nearby schools, may present opportunities for collaboration and the implementation of best practices to improve student outcomes. Nearby schools, such as Bailey Bridge Middle and Elizabeth Davis Middle, have higher academic achievement and better statewide rankings, which could provide models for Matoaca Middle to emulate. Additionally, Matoaca Middle's relatively high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (45.09%) may indicate a need for additional funding and resources to support the school's academic and social-emotional needs.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 6001 Hickory Road
       Petersburg, VA  23803-6410


(804) 590-3130

District: Chesterfield County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
328th of 422 Virginia Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,348 Help


Students who attend Matoaca Middle usually attend:

High:    Matoaca High

Feeder schools for Matoaca Middle:

Elementary:    Ettrick Elementary
    Matoaca Elementary
    O.B. Gates Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  14.6 Help
Number of students:  865

Racial breakdown:

White:
48.2%
African American:
38.4%
Two or more races:
5.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  45.1% Help


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Compare Details Matoaca Middle ranks worse than 77.7% of middle schools in Virginia. It also ranks 8th among 12 ranked middle schools in the Chesterfield County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 28.88. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Matoaca Middle has the smallest middle school student body size in the Chesterfield County Public Schools District. Racial makeup is: White (48.2%), African American (38.4%), two or more races (5.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 45.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Matoaca Middle is 14.6, which is the 3rd best among 12 middle schools in the Chesterfield County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Matoaca Middle is $7,348, which is the highest among 12 middle schools in the Chesterfield County Public Schools District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Matoaca Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Matoaca Middle 328th of 422 Virginia public middle schools. (See Matoaca Middle in the ranking list.)

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Chesterfield County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Chesterfield County Public Schools 75th of 131 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Matoaca Middle

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Rank History for all students at Matoaca Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 35.42 273rd 340 19.7%
2006 53.46 164th 383 57.2%
2007 66.10 89th 387 77.0%
2008 60.03 129th 391 67.0%
2009 63.69 98th 390 74.9%
2010 60.02 130th 408 68.1%
2011 60.52 127th 413 69.2%
2012 53.16 177th 413 57.1%
2013 49.65 194th 416 53.4%
2014 46.33 222nd 416 46.6%
2015 45.62 225th 412 45.4%
2016 43.10 254th 409 37.9%
2017 41.87 258th 415 37.8%
2018 38.49 280th 413 32.2%
2019 32.76 314th 424 25.9%
2021 17.51 369th 419 11.9%
2022 27.08 316th 415 23.9%
2023 28.88 328th 422 22.3%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Matoaca Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 21.57 201st 231 13.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Matoaca Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 32.73 305th 411 25.8%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Matoaca Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 44.22 136th 278 51.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Matoaca Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 24.56 329th 409 19.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Matoaca Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 31.86 219th 298 26.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Matoaca Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 33.11 193rd 275 29.8%
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Rank History for White students at Matoaca Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 26.79 327th 402 18.7%
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Data source: test scores: Virginia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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by a parent
Saturday, May 11, 2019

Open Quote CBG experience has been very positive, but it's a different curriculum for gifted. Two campuses currently being merged to one for the 2020 school year. Declining test scores/performance in recent years, unfortunately seems to be going downhill. CBG teachers were top notch though! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Matoaca Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 566 566
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 600 600
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 610 610
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 625 625
1993 278 307 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 590
1994 284 278 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 565
1995 275 276 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 556
1996 275 276 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 556
1997 264 304 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 573
1998 275 307 1 2 1 n/a n/a 0 586
1999 260 317 1 6 0 n/a n/a 0 584
2000 269 311 4 6 0 n/a n/a -4 586
2001 258 277 2 4 0 n/a n/a 0 541
2002 268 315 3 5 0 n/a n/a 0 591
2003 268 315 3 5 0 n/a n/a 0 591
2004 322 342 3 7 1 n/a n/a 1 676
2005 488 371 8 11 2 n/a n/a 2 882
2006 670 360 21 12 2 n/a n/a 0 1065
2007 668 342 22 15 3 n/a n/a 3 1053
2008 718 378 32 15 1 n/a n/a 2 1146
2009 665 378 37 16 1 n/a n/a 8 1105
2010 646 388 39 15 2 n/a n/a 6 1096
2011 652 360 29 26 3 2 35 0 1107
2012 643 359 24 28 4 1 39 0 1098
2013 652 370 20 30 4 1 42 0 1119
2014 618 366 21 24 3 1 37 0 1070
2015 576 348 20 31 2 0 44 0 1021
2016 532 325 24 32 3 1 38 0 955
2017 513 319 19 36 4 2 41 0 934
2018 513 341 25 46 2 3 38 0 968
2019 514 345 15 41 3 2 34 0 954
2020 519 352 16 52 4 4 52 0 999
2021 477 347 12 47 7 3 58 0 951
2022 430 339 18 57 4 3 67 0 918
2023 417 332 9 50 3 3 51 0 865

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Matoaca Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 566 39.1 14.4 n/a
1990 600 39.9 15.0 n/a
1991 610 42.3 14.4 n/a
1992 625 43.1 14.5 n/a
1993 590 38.4 15.4 n/a
1994 565 22.9 n/a 17.7
1995 556 n/a 0.0 16.4
1996 556 n/a 0.0 16.4
1997 573 n/a 0.0 21.5
1998 586 n/a 0.0 20.8
1999 584 43.5 13.4 28.8
2000 586 n/a 0.0 28.3
2001 541 47.3 11.4 24.8
2002 591 49.0 12.1 36.2
2003 591 49.0 12.1 36.2
2004 676 47.0 14.4 35.6
2005 882 47.0 18.8 29.5
2006 1065 85.0 12.5 15.2
2007 1053 84.6 12.4 21.6
2008 1146 68.3 16.8 20.6
2009 1105 64.4 17.2 22.3
2010 1096 57.3 19.1 21.5
2011 1107 58.8 18.8 22.3
2012 1098 76.3 14.3 23.7
2013 1119 76.4 14.6 26
2014 1070 75.9 14.0 29.7
2015 1021 71.0 14.3 27.1
2016 955 67.0 14.2 29.7
2017 934 65.2 14.3 30.6
2018 968 66.5 14.5 36.5
2019 954 64.4 14.8 35.6
2020 999 64.8 15.4 33.5
2021 951 71.8 13.2 n/a
2022 918 63.1 14.5 36.5
2023 865 59.0 14.6 45.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Matoaca Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 566 39.1 14.4 n/a
1990 600 39.9 15.0 n/a
1991 610 42.3 14.4 n/a
1992 625 43.1 14.5 n/a
1993 590 38.4 15.4 n/a
1994 565 22.9 n/a 17.7
1995 556 n/a 0.0 16.4
1996 556 n/a 0.0 16.4
1997 573 n/a 0.0 21.5
1998 586 n/a 0.0 20.8
1999 584 43.5 13.4 28.8
2000 586 n/a 0.0 28.3
2001 541 47.3 11.4 24.8
2002 591 49.0 12.1 36.2
2003 591 49.0 12.1 36.2
2004 676 47.0 14.4 35.6
2005 882 47.0 18.8 29.5
2006 1065 85.0 12.5 15.2
2007 1053 84.6 12.4 21.6
2008 1146 68.3 16.8 20.6
2009 1105 64.4 17.2 22.3
2010 1096 57.3 19.1 21.5
2011 1107 58.8 18.8 22.3
2012 1098 76.3 14.3 23.7
2013 1119 76.4 14.6 26
2014 1070 75.9 14.0 29.7
2015 1021 71.0 14.3 27.1
2016 955 67.0 14.2 29.7
2017 934 65.2 14.3 30.6
2018 968 66.5 14.5 36.5
2019 954 64.4 14.8 35.6
2020 999 64.8 15.4 33.5
2021 951 71.8 13.2 n/a
2022 918 63.1 14.5 36.5
2023 865 59.0 14.6 45.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Matoaca Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $68 (1.0%) $6,794 (99.0%) $6,862
2020 $67 (1.0%) $6,634 (99.0%) $6,701
2021 $124 (1.7%) $7,224 (98.3%) $7,348

Data source: Virginia Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Matoaca Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 314th of 424 Middle schoolsRanks 328th of 422 Middle schools
 3.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Mathematics (Matoaca Middle)6130.8
 30.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Chesterfield County Public Schools)8041.4
 38.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)7857.8
 20.2%
6th Grade English Reading (Matoaca Middle)7361.1
 11.9%
   6th Grade English Reading (Chesterfield County Public Schools)7666.5
 9.5%
   6th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7770.4
 6.6%
7th Grade Mathematics (Matoaca Middle)8876
 12%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Chesterfield County Public Schools)9682
 14%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)7855
 23%
7th Grade English Reading (Matoaca Middle)7754.4
 22.6%
   7th Grade English Reading (Chesterfield County Public Schools)7964.6
 14.4%
   7th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7970.3
 8.7%
8th Grade Writing (Matoaca Middle)6044.2
 15.8%
   8th Grade Writing (Chesterfield County Public Schools)7258
 14%
   8th Grade Writing (Virginia)7055.5
 14.5%
8th Grade Mathematics (Matoaca Middle)6645
 21%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Chesterfield County Public Schools)7153
 18%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)7757
 20%
8th Grade Science (Matoaca Middle)7236
 36.1%
   8th Grade Science (Chesterfield County Public Schools)8039.1
 40.9%
   8th Grade Science (Virginia)7860.7
 17.3%
8th Grade English Reading (Matoaca Middle)6868.7
 0.7%
   8th Grade English Reading (Chesterfield County Public Schools)7569.5
 5.5%
   8th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7670.7
 5.3%
End of Course Geometry (Matoaca Middle)100100
   End of Course Geometry (Chesterfield County Public Schools)8165
 16%
   End of Course Geometry (Virginia)8380
 3%
End of Course Algebra I (Matoaca Middle)8277
 5%
   End of Course Algebra I (Chesterfield County Public Schools)8574
 11%
   End of Course Algebra I (Virginia)8680
 6%
End of Course Earth Science (Matoaca Middle)9689
 7%
   End of Course Earth Science (Chesterfield County Public Schools)8071
 9%
   End of Course Earth Science (Virginia)8172
 9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students954865
 9.3%
African American345332
 3.8%
American Indian33
Asian159
 40%
Hispanic4150
 22%
Pacific Islander23
 50%
White514417
 18.9%
Two or More Races3451
 50%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients35.6%45.1%
 9.4%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 865 students attended Matoaca Middle.

Matoaca Middle ranks in the bottom 22.3% of Virginia middle schools.

Students at Matoaca Middle are 48% White, 38% African American, 6% Two or more races, 6% Hispanic, 1% Asian.

Students who attend Matoaca Middle usually go on to attend Matoaca High


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