The Scores! A School-By-School Breakdown ...

(Bravo to John R. Butcher and his CrankyBlog for all his hard work crunching the latest SOL Scores! Check back later for more news and analysis of what City of Richmond School Board and RPS Superintendent Dana Bedden intend to do to combat these scores.)

Here is a first look at the 2014 test scores by school.  I’ve included a five year period to provide some context for the effect of the new math test in 2012 and the new reading test in 2013, both of which reduced the statewide average scores and torpedoed the Richmond scores. The tables are sorted by decreasing 2014 scores. 

First, reading.  
(Elementary, then middle, then high schools.)
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I’ve listed Richmond Alternative with the middle schools although it could as well be listed as a high school.  Here are the 2014 memberships at Alternative:
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Note the plunge in Alternative’s scores between ‘13 and ‘14.  Among the middle schools, note King and Henderson wrestling for last place.
I included Franklin with the high schools although it also is a middle/high school hybrid:
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It’s probably not fair to compare either of those schools directly to its listed peers.
Now, math.
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Looks like there is a fine math department 
(and a not-so-fine) English program at Marshall.