Lois Hornsby Middle

Summary:

Lois Hornsby Middle is a public middle school in Williamsburg, Virginia, serving 790 students in grades 6-8. The school is part of the Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools district, which is ranked 36 out of 131 school districts in Virginia and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Lois Hornsby Middle consistently outperforms the district and state averages in various SOL (Standards of Learning) assessments, with significantly higher proficiency rates in subjects like 8th grade Writing, Geometry, and Algebra I. The school also has a more diverse student population compared to nearby schools, with a racial makeup of 57.72% White, 19.87% African American, 11.14% Hispanic, and 3.8% Asian. Lois Hornsby Middle performs particularly well in certain student subgroups, ranking in the top 20-25% of Virginia middle schools for Asian, White, and Hispanic students, as well as for military-connected students.

While Lois Hornsby Middle outperforms the district and state, nearby schools like Berkeley Middle, Toano Middle, and Queens Lake Middle also demonstrate strong academic performance in certain areas. Lois Hornsby Middle has a relatively lower percentage of free and reduced lunch recipients compared to some nearby schools, and maintains a low student-teacher ratio of 15.1, contributing to a well-rounded educational experience for its diverse student population.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 850 Jolly Pond Road
       Williamsburg, VA  23188


(757) 565-9400

District: Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
70th of 422 Virginia Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,538 Help


Students who attend Lois Hornsby Middle usually attend:

High:    Warhill High

Feeder schools for Lois Hornsby Middle:

Elementary:    J. Blaine Blayton Elementary
    Matoaka Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  15.1 Help
Number of students:  790

Racial breakdown:

White:
57.7%
African American:
19.9%
Hispanic:
11.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  34.6% Help


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Compare Details Lois Hornsby Middle ranks better than 83.4% of middle schools in Virginia. It also ranks first among 4 ranked middle schools in the Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 78.58. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Lois Hornsby Middle has the largest middle school student body size in the Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools District. Racial makeup is: White (57.7%), African American (19.9%), Hispanic (11.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 34.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lois Hornsby Middle is 15.1. 2 middle schools in the Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lois Hornsby Middle is $7,538, which is the lowest among 4 middle schools in the Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Lois Hornsby Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Lois Hornsby Middle 70th of 422 Virginia public middle schools. (See Lois Hornsby Middle in the ranking list.)

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Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools 36th of 131 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Lois Hornsby Middle

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Rank History for all students at Lois Hornsby Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2013 82.74 26th 416 93.8%
2014 73.89 63rd 416 84.9%
2015 76.38 51st 412 87.6%
2016 74.54 61st 409 85.1%
2017 73.45 64th 415 84.6%
2018 71.51 78th 413 81.1%
2019 50.37 227th 424 46.5%
2021 62.56 122nd 419 70.9%
2022 75.73 60th 415 85.5%
2023 78.58 70th 422 83.4%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Lois Hornsby Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 54.47 99th 231 57.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Lois Hornsby Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 79.51 53rd 411 87.1%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Lois Hornsby Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 64.33 83rd 278 70.1%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Lois Hornsby Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 67.54 25th 114 78.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Lois Hornsby Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 76.04 82nd 409 80.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at Lois Hornsby Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 75.07 19th 132 85.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Lois Hornsby Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 58.73 121st 298 59.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Lois Hornsby Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 78.90 39th 275 85.8%
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Rank History for White students at Lois Hornsby Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 81.62 28th 402 93.0%
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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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Data source: Virginia Department of Education

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All ratings (Avg rating: 2.3)
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by a parent
Saturday, February 24, 2018

Open Quote Staff is rude to students and parents. Teachers and staff seem to be on a power trip. This school is run on favoritism and popularity, and if your not on that side then it's more like a prison Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Open Quote This school is so...its just so amazing ..for new familys moving to Williamsburg VA, you should let your child come to this excellent middle school Close Quote



Enrollment information for Lois Hornsby Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2011 637 123 19 59 5 0 47 0 890
2012 652 127 18 69 3 1 49 0 919
2013 667 114 23 60 4 1 48 0 917
2014 665 120 29 48 3 0 46 0 911
2015 662 111 25 64 1 1 39 0 903
2016 661 110 25 81 2 0 57 0 936
2017 645 113 29 87 4 0 68 0 946
2018 648 110 23 83 5 0 76 0 945
2019 470 153 19 92 4 0 57 0 795
2020 460 143 26 108 3 0 70 0 810
2021 437 160 38 91 2 1 69 0 798
2022 442 159 32 89 4 2 65 0 793
2023 456 157 30 88 4 1 54 0 790

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

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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 Lois Hornsby Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2011 890 49.5 17.9 17.3
2012 919 54.0 17.0 17.7
2013 917 60.0 15.2 16.9
2014 911 60.5 15.0 17.5
2015 903 52.0 17.3 18.6
2016 936 55.0 17.0 17.3
2017 946 56.8 16.6 16.6
2018 945 55.0 17.1 18.7
2019 795 50.5 15.7 30.7
2020 810 53.5 15.1 30.2
2021 798 55.0 14.5 n/a
2022 793 53.9 14.7 30.9
2023 790 52.0 15.1 34.6

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 Lois Hornsby Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2011 890 49.5 17.9 17.3
2012 919 54.0 17.0 17.7
2013 917 60.0 15.2 16.9
2014 911 60.5 15.0 17.5
2015 903 52.0 17.3 18.6
2016 936 55.0 17.0 17.3
2017 946 56.8 16.6 16.6
2018 945 55.0 17.1 18.7
2019 795 50.5 15.7 30.7
2020 810 53.5 15.1 30.2
2021 798 55.0 14.5 n/a
2022 793 53.9 14.7 30.9
2023 790 52.0 15.1 34.6

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Lois Hornsby Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $100 (1.3%) $7,327 (98.7%) $7,427
2020 $101 (1.3%) $7,439 (98.7%) $7,540
2021 $118 (1.6%) $7,419 (98.4%) $7,538

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Lois Hornsby Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 227th of 424 Middle schoolsRanks 70th of 422 Middle schools
 37%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Mathematics (Lois Hornsby Middle)7775.2
 1.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools)8166.1
 14.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)7857.8
 20.2%
6th Grade English Reading (Lois Hornsby Middle)8477.2
 6.8%
   6th Grade English Reading (Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools)8171.3
 9.7%
   6th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7770.4
 6.6%
7th Grade Mathematics (Lois Hornsby Middle)8356.1
 26.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools)8760.3
 26.7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)7851.4
 26.6%
7th Grade English Reading (Lois Hornsby Middle)8585.1
 0.1%
   7th Grade English Reading (Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools)8376.4
 6.6%
   7th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7970.3
 8.7%
8th Grade Writing (Lois Hornsby Middle)7977
 2%
   8th Grade Writing (Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools)7262.9
 9.1%
   8th Grade Writing (Virginia)7055.5
 14.5%
8th Grade Mathematics (Lois Hornsby Middle)3858
 20%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools)5846.4
 11.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)7748.4
 28.6%
8th Grade Science (Lois Hornsby Middle)8580.5
 4.5%
   8th Grade Science (Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools)7970.6
 8.4%
   8th Grade Science (Virginia)7860.7
 17.3%
8th Grade English Reading (Lois Hornsby Middle)8385.6
 2.6%
   8th Grade English Reading (Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools)7877.5
 0.6%
   8th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7670.7
 5.3%
End of Course Geometry (Lois Hornsby Middle)10094
 6%
   End of Course Geometry (Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools)8481
 3%
   End of Course Geometry (Virginia)8380
 3%
End of Course Algebra I (Lois Hornsby Middle)9798
 1%
   End of Course Algebra I (Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools)8782
 5%
   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 Students795790
 0.6%
African American153157
 2.6%
American Indian44
Asian1930
 57.9%
Hispanic9288
 4.3%
Pacific Islander01
White470456
 3%
Two or More Races5754
 5.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients30.7%34.6%
 3.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Lois Hornsby Middle

Students at Lois Hornsby Middle are 58% White, 20% African American, 11% Hispanic, 7% Two or more races, 4% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 790 students attended Lois Hornsby Middle.

Lois Hornsby Middle ranks 70th of 422 Virginia middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Lois Hornsby Middle usually go on to attend Warhill High


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