Independence Middle School

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1370 Dunstan Ln

Virginia Beach, VA 23455

(757) 648-4600

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Grades: 6 - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,250

Students Per Teacher: 18

Parent Reviews

14 Parent Reviews for Independence Middle School

Independence Middle School is outstanding. I like the teachers, Principal Manugo, all the assistant Principals, the office staff and the guidance counselors. I like the enthusiasm and positive vibe I received from the school. They are very dedicated in providing fundamental academics so students can ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/06/13

My daughter is in the 8th grade, but she's new to the school. Unfortunately, the teachers and the students weren't friendly at all on her first day. They didn't try to make her feel welcome, and they didn't make an effort to accept her. I don't know what's the matter with people these days. Back in my ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/03/13

Independence Middle School provided a quality educational program for my child. His teachers were strong and for the most part championed his success. The 2 head principals were vastly different with the lady being very hands on and visible. The 3 APs varied from strong on curriculum and instruction ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/01/13

Amazing Teachers and programs! But the building itself it extremely outdated! other than that excellent school for a public school!

Posted by a other on 08/01/12

I got o to Independence and i like it pretty well its so cool It offers a lot of things other schools don't. Most of the teachers are willing to go the extra mile to help someone out and overall a lot of them are pretty cool. I don't like Mr. Jon Irby the 6th grade principal. He is rude and i do not ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 03/07/12

I was a 7th grade student at IMS and I would say that it is a very good school overall. They offer some courses like keyboarding, which I took and am now a great typer, that other schools do not. The school seems to be a head of all the other schools at times and I liked it that way just fine.

Posted by a student on 01/22/08

I've Been Attending IMS for three years.Im currently an 8th grader. IMS overall is a good school. They encourage you to get involved,whether it's in Sports or Academic teams. As the treasurer of the school Im telling you this year and the years to follow will better at IMS, with our new Principal Mrs.Woodhouse. ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 10/20/07

Ms Woodhouse seems caring and concerned about the students. 8th grade principal is at the opposite end of the spectrum.

Posted by a parent on 09/13/07

You know what, I've been to this school for 3 years and it's been freekin' awsome! our sports teams rock, the teachers are cool, and most of the faculty is friendly. I have gotten straight A's for all 3 years and I have met so many wonderful friends and I am so sad that I will be leaving this school ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 05/27/07

My daughter is an A student, very involved with sports and academic programs. Mr. Lawrence is great! Encourages the kids to get involved. If your child gets involved with the kids that want to excel and better themselves, they do just fine. The teachers do the job they are suppose to. At this age, kids ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/23/07

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Test scores
Test scores for Independence Middle School

SOL* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Independence Middle School
Va Beach City Pblc Schs
* 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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Virginia Beach schools — Independence Middle School is located at 1370 Dunstan Ln, Virginia Beach VA 23455. 1370 Dunstan Ln is in the 23455 ZIP code in Virginia Beach, VA The school district for Independence Middle School is the Va Beach City Pblc Schs. Independence Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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