About This School
Magnet schools are public schools that offer a specialized curriculum or educational philosophy, often with a specific focus or theme. Magnet schools promote student diversity because they are open to students outside the normal school district boundaries and often attract high caliber students through competitive programs. See Blair Middle School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Blair Middle School had 17 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Virginia average is 18 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Blair Middle School Reviews
I transferred my son to Blair. I was totally impressed with the guidance counselors. They really take the time to schedule students according to their abilities. My son is advanced and it was recognized whereas I was programmed for battle and completely ready to fight for the cause. For the first time (working with public schools) he have been treated as an individual and I didn't have to say a word. He was able to get accelerated classes and his days have been smooth. They don't seem to have the chaos the other schools were experiencing either. I have adult children and I have my 6th grader, so I know the public, private and DoDEA educational systems very very well. Kudos to Blair!
I am amazed that teachers grade so few assignments. A math course can have less than 12 grades per quarter. There should be closer to 45 or so. How is this indicative of what a student can do? One test grade can completely tarnish a grade.
I have a 6th grader and am horrified at the laxness and ease by which students can get A's. It seems that all they have to do is bring home a paper to have it signed and that jumps their grade up several letters.
They can turn in projects late and not be docked. So I am not impressed by the quality of education. I do feel that there are some very excellent teachers who care and make students work, but the ideas that my student has come home with regarding work has diminished greatly from their attendance in a private school.
Without ANY study, they get A's even when papers are not accurately done or have the correct answers.