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Bucknell Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 271 students

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Posted December 20, 2013

my school used to be bucknell it was a great school. it cared about its students.


Posted November 20, 2013

The school is mostly supportive. The principal and assitant principal are both very involved. There are resources available because the school is a Title IX school. The classes are small. They use a "team teaching" approach so special ed teachers are in the rooms part of the time anyway. The overall experience varies greatly depending on the teacher and how willing the teacher is to see that children with attention issues are not just behavior problems. It is a very diverse school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2011

My children have attended several school in the Fairfax County District, and I can not say enough good things about the experience that we are having at Bucknell Elementary School. My daughter adores her school and all of the activities that it is offering her during the school hours. The staff is caring and make sure that the students understand what is expected of them. They strive for excellence and have almost achieved it from all of thier students. My daughter is part of the FBI program that has given her the oppurtunity to see some of the most historical sites in the area. They learn what it is to be successful by hearing Dr. Ben Carson speak at the John Hopkins. The other day they went to "Clydes Restuarant" to learn how to eat properly. Her teacher, Mrs. Kirschmiere, gives her entire being to the class. She always has time to chat and give you feedback. I appreciate her more than you can imagine. I love this school and realize how much the care that is given in the child by the school has resulted in my daughter being positive about her success and willingness to excel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2010

This is one of the most caring school environments I have seen at this level. My daughter is a student in the 4th grade and has enjoyed Bucknell Elementary since her first year in kindergarten. A more caring bunch of teachers would be very hard to find.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2006

I am very pleased with Bucknell, my twins started kindergarten 2005-2006 and I'm pleased with their academic and the staff is awesome; Great jobs to the Principal and Vice Principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2005

bucknell is a wonderful school! the teachers are dedicated. the administration is amazing. and most of all, the children and families of bucknell are the best!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 21, 2004

As a teacher at this school I have some aditional information that should be included in this report. For the test year spring 2003, Bucknell Elementary distinguished itself by achieivng the standard set by No Child Left Behind (NCLB) because we refused to exempt significant numbers of students just to show inflated test scores. How about including numbers of exepmtions to your school data so we can see whether all the schools in our area truly are passing SOLs with such flying colors. It would be easy to assume that exemptions for students indicate the child would not pass the test. If more than 5% of the student population was exempted, the school could not pass the NCLB requirement.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
History and Social Science

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

16 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
79%
English: Writing

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

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
79%
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 74% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 86% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students56%
Female studentsn/a
Male students50%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficient students70%
Proficient in English33%

Math

All Students19%
Female studentsn/a
Male students16%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities22%
Limited English proficient students26%
Proficient in English8%

Science

All Students67%
Female studentsn/a
Male students64%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient students87%
Proficient in English42%
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 Students57%
Female studentsn/a
Male students50%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficient students33%
Proficient in English75%

Math

All Students55%
Female studentsn/a
Male students55%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficient students38%
Proficient in English69%
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 Students61%
Female studentsn/a
Male students50%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficient students60%
Proficient in Englishn/a

English: Writing

All Students47%
Female studentsn/a
Male students50%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficient students43%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Math

All Students39%
Female studentsn/a
Male students42%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficient students33%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students44%
Female studentsn/a
Male students50%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficient students40%
Proficient in Englishn/a
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 Students38%
Female students35%
Male students41%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities43%
Limited English proficient students13%
Proficient in English58%

Math

All Students53%
Female students53%
Male students53%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficient students20%
Proficient in English79%
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

  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".

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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  • Mr. Timothy H Slayter

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