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Buffalo Trail Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 541 students

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2013:
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Posted April 2, 2014

Amazing infrastructure, great teachers and exceptional levels of commitment. I have a 2nd and 5th grader in this school and they really love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2014

Buffalo Trail has been more than just a school for my children! The staff, both teaching and administrative genuinely care about the children. The Principal and Vice Principal are exceptional in running the school. I have a 5th grader that has attended from 2nd grade and a 1st grader in her second year here. My kids not only excel, but are confident and happy students. In my opinion it's the best in Loudoun County!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2014

This is a wonderful school! The community here at Buffalo Trail is fantastic too! I have a kindergarten and fourth grader and they have enjoyed every bit of what the school has to offer. We are so grateful for a top notch school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2013

Buffalo Trail is an amazing elementary school. My daughter is in her third year at Buffalo Trail. We have had three outstanding teachers, all of them have been top notch professionals who my daughter responded well to. The art, music and PE programs are fabulous. The families that make up the BT community are very supportive of the school. Its a beautiful facility and my child is very happy there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2013

Great school. However the secretary, Brenda, is unfriendly, curt, and unresponsive. They should consider hiring someone that is customer service oriented especially since she is the first person you see when you walk in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2013

My son is in 5th grade and this is his 3rd school (because of our moves). We previously lived in a west coast city where all schools there were highly rated, and then we also lived in Fairfax, VA. I can definitely say that Buffalo Trail is the best the school my son attended, much better than a greatschool's rated-9 school in Fairfax from our experience... This school's environment is very good, and teachers are extremely helpful, supportive, and accessible. We are glad that we moved to this school boundary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

This is my child's second year at Buffalo Trail Elementary and I am very pleased with its staff and teachers. They are very helpful and have been very prompt in taking action about any issue that was brought up. My child has learned a lot in just 1 year and is always excited about going to school. Keep it up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2013

Buffalo Trail is a newer school open in the Loudoun South Area. It has an active PTA, caring teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2013

This is my daughters second year at the school and I really like it. The administrative staff is very nice. The school is very well organized and they do a great job ensuring that the students are safe and protected. The teachers are very good. They have been very helpful and are quick to answer any questions I may have. My kids really love it there. They really seem to like their teachers (even the tough ones) and have made a lot of new friends. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 72% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 87% in 2012.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

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2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and 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.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 70% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 84% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and 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.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 73% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 71% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 89% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and 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.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students83%
Female students89%
Male students78%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English87%

Math

All Students76%
Female students78%
Male students75%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students87%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students36%
Proficient in English80%

Science

All Students95%
Female students94%
Male students95%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students98%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities82%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English95%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students81%
Female students85%
Male students77%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students87%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient students54%
Proficient in English84%

Math

All Students88%
Female students93%
Male students83%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students96%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient students71%
Proficient in English90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students86%
Female students86%
Male students86%
Black students92%
Asian students93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

English: Writing

All Students86%
Female students90%
Male students83%
Black students92%
Asian students87%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

Math

All Students75%
Female students76%
Male students73%
Black students77%
Asian students87%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Science

All Students96%
Female students90%
Male students100%
Black students93%
Asian students97%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities79%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English95%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

No accreditation rating data was reported for this school.

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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