Award Year 2016
- Black/African American: 1%
- White: 97%
- Hispanic: 1%
- Two or more races: 1%
- Economically Disadvantaged: 65%
Coeburn Middle School, nestled in the mountains of Southwest Virginia, is a school that works persistently to provide a safe, inviting environment. Students come from high poverty homes and work hard to overcome the vicious cycle of underachievement. They are resilient, proud, and capable students who, as a whole, soar above numerous other schools academically. Teachers and administrators foster learning though building relationships and focusing on each child as an individual. Extensive remediation and explicit instruction are some of the many strong suits of CMS teachers. Additionally, differentiated instruction, and basic common-sense teaching are utilized to find success for every student. Through exceptionally effective collaborative teaching, CMS has found success in closing the achievement gap between regular education students and students with disabilities, as well as disadvantaged students.
Keeping pace in the 21st Century, Google classroom, remind.com, student blogs, and our new Chrome books are the most recent technological tools that have pushed CMS to excel in the ever-changing world of teaching and education. Through charitable service events, CMS has built a relationship with the community, helping students gain a sense of civic pride and allowing them to know the reward of giving back.
Today Coeburn Middle School can not only claim success based on the progress of rising standardized test scores, but also on the growth of our student body as they transition into young adults, becoming an active participant of a community rooted in perseverance, tradition and hard work.