Holmes Middle

Public 6-8

 6525 Montrose St
       Alexandria, VA  22312


(703) 658-5900

District: Fairfax County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
336th of 419 Virginia Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,556 Help

Students who attend Holmes Middle usually attend:

High:    Annandale High

Feeder schools for Holmes Middle:

Elementary:    Bren Mar Park Elementary
    Columbia Elementary
    North Springfield Elementary
    Weyanoke Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  11.5
Number of students:  972

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
41.0%
African American:
19.7%
Asian:
19.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  59.2%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, August 26, 2021.


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Compare Details Holmes Middle ranks worse than 80.2% of middle schools in Virginia. It also ranks 19th among 23 ranked middle schools in the Fairfax County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 23.62. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Holmes Middle is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (41%), African American (19.7%), Asian (19.5%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Holmes Middle is 11.5, which is the 4th best among 23 middle schools in the Fairfax County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Holmes Middle is $11,556, which is the 2nd highest among 23 middle schools in the Fairfax County Public Schools District.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Holmes Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Holmes Middle 336th of 419 Virginia public middle schools. (See Holmes Middle in the ranking list.)

Fairfax County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Fairfax County Public Schools 49th of 132 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Holmes Middle

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 59.57 155th 340 54.4%
2006 48.01 204th 383 46.7%
2007 28.59 345th 387 10.9%
2008 31.61 320th 391 18.2%
2009 51.12 182nd 390 53.3%
2010 44.60 245th 408 40.0%
2011 70.11 64th 413 84.5%
2012 68.47 73rd 413 82.3%
2013 59.87 122nd 416 70.7%
2014 66.68 87th 416 79.1%
2015 51.09 191st 412 53.6%
2016 47.44 216th 409 47.2%
2017 34.67 293rd 415 29.4%
2018 32.51 312th 413 24.5%
2019 31.06 323rd 424 23.8%
2021 23.62 336th 419 19.8%

Data source: test scores: Virginia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Virginia Department of Education

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by a parent
Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Open Quote When I enrolled my kid, I asked the counselor about enrolling him in Honors classes because he was in Honors at his previous school. I had heard great things about Fairfax County and wanted to make sure he wasn't in over his head academically. She replied, "Our goal is to have every student in Honors within 3 years." So....I did enroll him in Honors and he has skated by with straight A's. He is not challenged at all. I think he could miss an entire week and still be caught up. They are not allowed to learn new material on any religious holiday so at least once a week they just sits in class and play on their phones. They never have homework. I truly feel that when we move for the next year, my son may actually have to study at his new school. We were only renting for one year so I had determined that one year of crappy school will not make or break his life but if I had to live here more than that I would have NEVER picked this school. This school definitely caters to the lowest common denominator. Close Quote


by a teacher
Friday, August 27, 2010

Open Quote Great school, great teachers, great kids! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Holmes 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 445 445
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 458 458
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 464 464
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 476 476
1993 420 125 152 88 1 n/a n/a 0 786
1994 396 154 155 93 2 n/a n/a 0 800
1995 405 165 150 120 0 n/a n/a 0 840
1996 405 165 150 120 0 n/a n/a 0 840
1997 375 189 191 137 0 n/a n/a 0 892
1998 369 206 162 145 0 n/a n/a 0 882
1999 349 194 149 147 1 n/a n/a 0 840
2000 346 178 130 168 1 n/a n/a -4 819
2001 308 159 140 196 0 n/a n/a 0 803
2002 269 172 172 219 1 n/a n/a 18 851
2003 269 172 172 219 1 n/a n/a 18 851
2004 257 160 171 206 2 n/a n/a 23 819
2005 246 152 162 201 2 n/a n/a 25 788
2006 226 160 147 190 1 n/a n/a 34 758
2007 202 161 145 200 2 n/a n/a 33 743
2008 198 165 151 220 1 n/a n/a 37 772
2009 170 150 150 264 3 n/a n/a 37 774
2010 175 156 140 234 1 n/a n/a 37 743
2011 180 169 138 242 1 0 12 0 742
2012 194 180 132 256 1 0 20 0 783
2013 183 176 168 302 1 2 19 0 851
2014 205 202 205 324 1 3 27 0 967
2015 183 203 193 367 3 7 16 0 972
2016 199 191 179 367 3 2 28 0 969
2017 185 213 180 385 4 1 30 0 998
2018 186 214 189 377 3 1 26 0 996
2019 156 196 193 396 3 1 17 0 962
2020 161 194 199 407 3 1 27 0 992
2021 161 191 190 399 2 0 29 0 972

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Holmes Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 445 34.2 13.0 n/a
1990 458 33.4 13.7 n/a
1991 464 35.7 12.9 n/a
1992 476 36.4 13.0 n/a
1993 786 10.9 72.1 n/a
1994 800 48.1 n/a n/a
1995 840 n/a 0.0 25.1
1996 840 n/a 0.0 25.1
1997 892 n/a 0.0 30.3
1998 882 n/a 0.0 31.5
1999 840 71.0 11.8 37.1
2000 819 n/a 0.0 36.3
2001 803 66.9 12.0 41.5
2002 851 82.2 10.4 39
2003 851 82.2 10.4 39
2004 819 68.7 11.9 41.8
2005 788 69.6 11.3 42.2
2006 758 67.0 11.3 44.2
2007 743 69.9 10.6 43.8
2008 772 43.5 17.7 49.7
2009 774 44.6 17.4 52.8
2010 743 43.7 16.9 59.8
2011 742 52.1 14.2 53
2012 783 62.7 12.4 46.7
2013 851 67.5 12.5 52.3
2014 967 77.7 12.4 51.5
2015 972 82.0 11.8 54.5
2016 969 80.0 12.1 52.5
2017 998 80.1 12.4 52.6
2018 996 91.0 10.9 56.9
2019 962 90.4 10.6 59.9
2020 992 87.2 11.3 59.2
2021 972 84.3 11.5 n/a

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Holmes Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 445 34.2 13.0 n/a
1990 458 33.4 13.7 n/a
1991 464 35.7 12.9 n/a
1992 476 36.4 13.0 n/a
1993 786 10.9 72.1 n/a
1994 800 48.1 n/a n/a
1995 840 n/a 0.0 25.1
1996 840 n/a 0.0 25.1
1997 892 n/a 0.0 30.3
1998 882 n/a 0.0 31.5
1999 840 71.0 11.8 37.1
2000 819 n/a 0.0 36.3
2001 803 66.9 12.0 41.5
2002 851 82.2 10.4 39
2003 851 82.2 10.4 39
2004 819 68.7 11.9 41.8
2005 788 69.6 11.3 42.2
2006 758 67.0 11.3 44.2
2007 743 69.9 10.6 43.8
2008 772 43.5 17.7 49.7
2009 774 44.6 17.4 52.8
2010 743 43.7 16.9 59.8
2011 742 52.1 14.2 53
2012 783 62.7 12.4 46.7
2013 851 67.5 12.5 52.3
2014 967 77.7 12.4 51.5
2015 972 82.0 11.8 54.5
2016 969 80.0 12.1 52.5
2017 998 80.1 12.4 52.6
2018 996 91.0 10.9 56.9
2019 962 90.4 10.6 59.9
2020 992 87.2 11.3 59.2
2021 972 84.3 11.5 n/a

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 Holmes Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $285 (2.5%) $11,270 (97.5%) $11,556

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Holmes Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 323rd of 424 Middle schoolsRanks 336th of 419 Middle schools
 4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
6th Grade Mathematics (Holmes Middle)6316
 47%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Fairfax County Public Schools)8761
 26%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)7845
 33%
6th Grade English Reading (Holmes Middle)7353
 20%
   6th Grade English Reading (Fairfax County Public Schools)8378
 5%
   6th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7769
 8%
7th Grade Mathematics (Holmes Middle)7525
 50%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Fairfax County Public Schools)8661
 25%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)7845
 33%
7th Grade English Reading (Holmes Middle)7461
 13%
   7th Grade English Reading (Fairfax County Public Schools)8479
 5%
   7th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7971
 8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Holmes Middle)7228
 44%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Fairfax County Public Schools)8353
 30%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)7743
 34%
8th Grade Science (Holmes Middle)7049
 21%
   8th Grade Science (Fairfax County Public Schools)8369
 14%
   8th Grade Science (Virginia)7858
 20%
8th Grade English Reading (Holmes Middle)6463
 1%
   8th Grade English Reading (Fairfax County Public Schools)8279
 3%
   8th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7669
 7%
End of Course Geometry (Holmes Middle)10094
 6%
   End of Course Geometry (Fairfax County Public Schools)8684
 2%
   End of Course Geometry (Virginia)8373
 10%
End of Course Algebra I (Holmes Middle)9070
 20%
   End of Course Algebra I (Fairfax County Public Schools)8969
 20%
   End of Course Algebra I (Virginia)8663
 23%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students962972
 1%
African American196191
 2.6%
American Indian32
 33.3%
Asian193190
 1.6%
Hispanic396399
 0.8%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
Two or More Races1729
 70.6%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Virginia Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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