Vernon Johns Middle

Public 6-8

 3101 Homestead Drive
       Petersburg, VA  23805


(804) 862-7020

District: Petersburg City Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
411th of 422 Virginia Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,038 Help


Students who attend Vernon Johns Middle usually attend:

High:    Petersburg High

Feeder schools for Vernon Johns Middle:

Elementary:    Cool Spring Elementary
    Lakemont Elementary
    Pleasants Lane Elementary
    Walnut Hill Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  14.2 Help
Number of students:  921

Racial breakdown:

African American:
86.8%
Hispanic:
9.3%
White:
2.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  98.7% Help


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Compare Details Vernon Johns Middle ranks worse than 97.4% of middle schools in Virginia. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 4.03. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (86.8%), Hispanic (9.3%), White (2.9%). (See more...)
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Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Vernon Johns Middle is 14.2. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Vernon Johns Middle is $8,038.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Vernon Johns Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Vernon Johns Middle 411th of 422 Virginia public middle schools. (See Vernon Johns Middle in the ranking list.)

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Petersburg City Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Petersburg City Public Schools 131st of 131 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Vernon Johns Middle

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Rank History for all students at Vernon Johns Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 18.10 383rd 408 6.1%
2011 19.51 378th 413 8.5%
2012 22.01 370th 413 10.4%
2013 19.83 367th 416 11.8%
2014 26.54 325th 416 21.9%
2015 18.21 363rd 412 11.9%
2016 17.39 371st 409 9.3%
2017 1.21 411th 415 1.0%
2018 2.58 409th 413 1.0%
2019 9.44 404th 424 4.7%
2021 7.68 407th 419 2.9%
2022 3.62 405th 415 2.4%
2023 4.03 411th 422 2.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Vernon Johns Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 4.42 399th 411 2.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Vernon Johns Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 7.47 277th 278 0.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Vernon Johns Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 4.42 399th 409 2.4%
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Rank History for African American students at Vernon Johns Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 14.16 272nd 298 8.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Vernon Johns Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 7.79 274th 275 0.4%
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Data source: test scores: Virginia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Vernon Johns Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2009 9 572 1 18 0 n/a n/a 2 602
2010 5 535 4 24 0 n/a n/a 0 568
2011 6 514 5 20 1 0 2 0 548
2012 11 578 3 16 1 0 2 0 611
2013 13 541 2 22 2 0 0 0 580
2014 9 549 2 30 0 0 0 0 590
2015 1 519 1 31 0 0 1 0 553
2016 9 473 5 29 0 0 2 0 518
2017 12 675 6 36 0 0 4 0 733
2018 15 666 5 32 0 0 5 0 723
2019 13 721 1 51 0 0 5 0 791
2020 20 736 6 57 0 2 8 0 829
2021 26 777 4 76 0 1 7 0 891
2022 25 799 7 76 2 2 6 0 917
2023 27 799 2 86 2 1 4 0 921

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 Vernon Johns Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 602 34.0 17.7 76.2
2010 568 41.0 13.8 96.7
2011 548 39.0 14.0 75.9
2012 611 43.0 14.2 84.8
2013 580 35.0 16.5 78.4
2014 590 45.0 13.1 85.6
2015 553 43.0 12.8 98.7
2016 518 38.0 13.6 99.4
2017 733 55.0 13.3 97
2018 723 56.0 12.9 99.6
2019 791 54.8 14.4 99.6
2020 829 66.0 12.5 98.7
2021 891 59.0 15.0 n/a
2022 917 59.8 15.3 89.2
2023 921 64.5 14.2 98.7

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 Vernon Johns Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 602 34.0 17.7 76.2
2010 568 41.0 13.8 96.7
2011 548 39.0 14.0 75.9
2012 611 43.0 14.2 84.8
2013 580 35.0 16.5 78.4
2014 590 45.0 13.1 85.6
2015 553 43.0 12.8 98.7
2016 518 38.0 13.6 99.4
2017 733 55.0 13.3 97
2018 723 56.0 12.9 99.6
2019 791 54.8 14.4 99.6
2020 829 66.0 12.5 98.7
2021 891 59.0 15.0 n/a
2022 917 59.8 15.3 89.2
2023 921 64.5 14.2 98.7

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 Vernon Johns Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,181 (15.1%) $6,621 (84.9%) $7,802
2020 $1,357 (16.6%) $6,824 (83.4%) $8,182
2021 $1,510 (18.8%) $6,528 (81.2%) $8,038

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Vernon Johns Middle

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 404th of 424 Middle schoolsRanks 411th of 422 Middle schools
 2.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Mathematics (Vernon Johns Middle)2117.8
 3.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Petersburg City Public Schools)2217.7
 4.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)7857.8
 20.2%
6th Grade English Reading (Vernon Johns Middle)4942.3
 6.7%
   6th Grade English Reading (Petersburg City Public Schools)4942.2
 6.8%
   6th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7770.4
 6.6%
7th Grade Mathematics (Vernon Johns Middle)4011.1
 28.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Petersburg City Public Schools)4011
 29%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)7851.4
 26.6%
7th Grade English Reading (Vernon Johns Middle)5835.8
 22.2%
   7th Grade English Reading (Petersburg City Public Schools)5735.8
 21.2%
   7th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7970.3
 8.7%
8th Grade Writing (Vernon Johns Middle)3418
 16%
   8th Grade Writing (Petersburg City Public Schools)3417.9
 16.1%
   8th Grade Writing (Virginia)7055.5
 14.5%
8th Grade Mathematics (Vernon Johns Middle)5228.9
 23.1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Petersburg City Public Schools)5228.7
 23.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)7748.4
 28.6%
8th Grade Science (Vernon Johns Middle)4326.7
 16.3%
   8th Grade Science (Petersburg City Public Schools)4326.5
 16.5%
   8th Grade Science (Virginia)7860.7
 17.3%
8th Grade English Reading (Vernon Johns Middle)4344.9
 1.9%
   8th Grade English Reading (Petersburg City Public Schools)4344.7
 1.7%
   8th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7670.7
 5.3%
End of Course Algebra I (Vernon Johns Middle)7964
 15%
   End of Course Algebra I (Petersburg City Public Schools)6963
 6%
   End of Course Algebra I (Virginia)8680
 6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students791921
 16.4%
African American721799
 10.8%
American Indian02
Asian12
 100%
Hispanic5186
 68.6%
Pacific Islander01
White1327
 107.7%
Two or More Races54
 20%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients99.6%98.7%
 0.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Vernon Johns Middle

In the 2022-23 school year, 921 students attended Vernon Johns Middle.

Students at Vernon Johns Middle are 87% African American, 9% Hispanic, 3% White.

Students who attend Vernon Johns Middle usually go on to attend Petersburg High

Vernon Johns Middle ranks in the bottom 2.6% of Virginia middle schools.


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