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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
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Thoreau Middle School is a highly rated, public school located in Vienna, VA. It has 904 students in grades 7-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 58% of students are at least proficient in math and 91% in reading.
Address
2505 Cedar Ln
Vienna, VA 22180
Telephone
(703) 846-8000
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Thoreau Middle School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
91%
Percent Proficient - Math
58%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$168,952
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,703
National
$949
Median Home Value
$710,700
National
$184,700

Students

Diversity
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
904
Free or Reduced Lunch
10%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,938
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.5%
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To be honest, Fairfax County is one of the best counties academically speaking. It contains some of the best public schools in the country, and is filled with highly sophisticated people. Thoreau is heavily influenced by these factors, although its academic performance is lower than other schools of the same county. The staff are friendly, and the rules are more lenient. It is filled with fun clubs, including student created one. Its music departments are some of the best, and bullying is minimal. However, since it is a middle school, their are no sports teams.
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good teachers. Just banned phones which isn't great. good is not great. other than that it's a pretty good school. much better that Luther Jackson in terms of crime/teenage pregnancy/vaping/ect. would definitely recommend.
All around wonderful middle school. Academics are strong, extra curricular strong. Most importantly they have a positive and nurturing climate for optimal learning and growth.