Swanson Middle School

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5800 Washington Blvd

Arlington, VA 22205

(703) 228-5500

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Grades: 6 - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 960

Students Per Teacher: 12

Parent Reviews

14 Parent Reviews for Swanson Middle School

Swanson is an awesome experience fot middle schoolers? Solid academics and elective experiences that round out the whole student. Music depaartment is absolutely surperior!!!

Posted by a parent on 10/28/12

My daughter attended 8th grade at Swanson after we moved to the U.S. It was her first time in the American school system. We were so pleased with Swanson--the teachers, the principal, the curriculum. She felt so supported and really matured during the year. The communication between students and teachers ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/23/12

The school and teachers are overall fantastic. The school superintendent Patrick Murphy is bad. He is trying to change to block scheduling - 90 minute classes - for children. It's not proven to work. It has been tried and failed in high school. He did it in Fairfax schools. When he left Fairfax they ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/17/12

My child attends Swanson. She got sick with a strep infection that attacked her brain resulting in many challenges. The Swanson staff were unbelievably responsive and compassionate. This was a very high-performing child, that overnight had to deal with very complex symptoms. The school teaching staff, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/07/12

I am a new resident of Arlington County, My grandson attends Swanson Middle School. The teachers, staff, and all members of the school are doing an excellent work with him. I have notice improvement is a short time. Keep Up The Good Work.

Posted by a parent on 01/13/11

I've had one child attend Swanson for 6-8th grades and now another is in 7th grade. We are very, very pleased with the school. The teachers care and take teaching seriously. The principal, Chris Forrester, is very wise and understands Middle Schoolers. The counseling staff are top rate. I could ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/12/10

This is a fantastic school. The teachers are truly dedicated and the staff is extremely helpful. The students were very welcoming to our kids when we moved here last year. What an incredible opportunity for our kids to attend this amazing school.

Posted by a parent on 07/20/10

This school is one of the most positive, helping schools i have ever attended.And that says something. The teachers are always kind and helping and the quality of the education they offer is equally impressive. They also have programs that talk about how bad drugs and alcohol is and talk about bullying ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 07/08/09

This school has a tendency to make students who have a history as slackers and turn them into a strong willed student. This year 75% students in the 6th grade got honor role which include either b's or a's. It is a positive environment with great supportive staff. The teachers have been to colleges ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 07/07/09

Swanson is a great school. Teachers are helpful and make sure no one is left behind. Extended day is also a great place for your child to spend the after school hours, with many activities, homework time, and great friends, peace of mind for busy parents!

Posted by a parent on 10/17/08

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Test scores for Swanson Middle School

SOL* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Swanson Middle School
Arlington Co Public Schools
* In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

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Arlington schools — Swanson Middle School is located at 5800 Washington Blvd, Arlington VA 22205. 5800 Washington Blvd is in the 22205 ZIP code in Arlington, VA The school district for Swanson Middle School is the Arlington Co Public Schools. Swanson Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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