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Groveton Elementary School

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Posted April 27, 2014

Groveton elementary school is one the best schools in the area . My son goes here and he loves it and I do to . My son get good grade and has good behavior in school and out of school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2014

We moved from Arlington County (Abingdon Elementary) schools to Groveton Elem. I was unimpressed the first year compared to Abingdon concerning the slower curriculum, and less homework given. As my children entered the 2nd school year in 2013-2014 , I noticed substantial changes. Some positives: it is a community-based school, the administration & staff are very attentive and make efforts to communicate & collaborate on your childs' needs academically. Groveton offers the Level III Advanced Academic Program (AAP) & now have a resident AAP teacher. I foresee a lot of great changes forthcoming. Definitely top-down, the administration has fostered a culture of caring and devotion to their children. An observance I didn't experience with the teachers @ Abingdon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

What a dedicated staff and administration. I live and work in this community and am so proud to be a part of Groveton's daily life.


Posted October 10, 2013

My daughter just started going to kindergarten. This is a great school. The principle Rich Pollio,Assistant Principal Ms Peerman, are very nice. They care for your child. Teacher is great and very responsive. I am in touch with her through email, through "folder notes". There is a sheet coming home for every day of the week activities. My daughter loves her school, and teacher. Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2013

I remember coming to this school during 2nd and 3rd grade. This school has got to be the absolute worst school I had ever been to. I am currently a freshman in high school but when I was there, it was extremely ghetto and the bathrooms were horrible.


Posted September 8, 2011

At first I was a little apprehensive about my child attending Groveton because of some of the reviews on here. However, I can say that after my son has completed 1st grade and enters 2nd grade, that Groveton is a great school. The teachers and principal are attentive and really take the time to know the students. He attended another smaller school in the area for kindergarten, but I have found that I received better feedback from the teachers at this school. It is a very diverse and dynamic school that is a good learning environment for students. Office staff is very helpful also. Very community based school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2010

My child has completed K and 1st grade at Groveton. He has been very happy and excelled academically. He has developed a real pride in his school community. The teachers and support staff have been friendly and warm. Many of the staff even know the names of my younger children who do not yet attend the school. The principal makes a point of getting to know all the children and their families. The community is very diverse and my child has benefited from this. He is learning how to get on in the real world, where people come from all kinds of backgrounds, both ethnic and socio-economic. The school celebrates its diversity in many ways. It holds an annual "Taste of Groveton" night where families share food reflective of their family background. The principal also speaks a second language.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2010

I am not sure what the previous reviewer meant when she said she was not sure of the backgrounds of the people who posted previous reviews. My husband and I both have masters degrees and are very pleased with Groveton. It is true it is a very diverse environment in every sense of the word, but I see that as a plus. The school staff and adminstration work very hard at making it work and they succeed. My eldest just completed first grade and my youngest will start kindergarten in the fall. My daughter had great teachers who had excellent control of their class. I do not have experience with the upper grades but the kindegarten and first grade staff are great. They also have gifted music and gym teachers who are wonderful with the children. The school staff is also very diverse and is blessed with strong leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2010

I am not sure what kind of backgrounds those who posted their review. I cannot wait until we move, so I can take my son out of this school. My daughter attended Stratford Landing Elementary School, more upscale and children are more affluent and civilized. Groveton, on the other hand, is mixed with underprivileged children who happened to be unruly. When I made surprised visit the class room was in total chaos. Sure, if you compare the school in Ohio to Fairfax County School, of course, it is better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2008

In our first months at Groveton, I have been impressed with the quality of my child's teacher. There is excellent communication from the teacher. The school is very clean, childrens' work is posted throughout the school and all the staff have been friendly and welcoming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

I moved here from OH, where I would have never sent my child to public school. I have been so pleased with the level of teaching and the challenging curriculum that is provided at this school. The school is beautiful and clean and the teachers are caring and willing to do anything to help your child succeed. I am also pleased with the gifted and talented opportunities available at the school. Also the teachers are GREAT at communicating with parents and keeping parents informed of the students' progress. Teachers also go out of their way to build the students' esteem. I am so glad that when I moved to VA from OH this was the school my son attended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2008

The teaching staff are fantastic. The school is always clean and the children learn so much. I have 2 in the school and I am very satisfied.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2008

Groveton is a wonderful school doing a great job in a challenging community. It draws from a broad spectrum of economic, cultural and social groups, and a large number of its students are not native English speakers. Groveton celebrates its many cultures and does an amazing job of bringing ESL children along while providing plenty of challenge for even gifted students. All of our children attended Groveton and all became excellent students; three have gone on to GT programs, honors classes, etc., including two who were adopted as older children and spoke virtually no English when they started there. Statistics just don't tell the whole story. Groveton's talented, dedicated staff and newly renovated facilities create a wonderful learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
89%
History and Social Science

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
95%
English: Writing

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
74%
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 Students53%
Female students66%
Male students41%
Black students37%
Asian students80%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficient students51%
Proficient in English58%

Math

All Students49%
Female students51%
Male students47%
Black students38%
Asian students80%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White students59%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficient students49%
Proficient in English48%

Science

All Students69%
Female students72%
Male students67%
Black students52%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient students76%
Proficient in English62%
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 Students54%
Female students58%
Male students50%
Black students57%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficient students52%
Proficient in English61%

Math

All Students66%
Female students68%
Male students65%
Black students61%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient students64%
Proficient in English72%
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 Students65%
Female students57%
Male students76%
Black students66%
Asian students77%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English82%

English: Writing

All Students73%
Female students72%
Male students74%
Black students68%
Asian students90%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient students63%
Proficient in English80%

Math

All Students73%
Female students68%
Male students79%
Black students66%
Asian students85%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient students68%
Proficient in English78%

Science

All Students53%
Female students51%
Male students55%
Black students55%
Asian students69%
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
White students65%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficient students34%
Proficient in English73%
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 Students71%
Female students77%
Male students63%
Black students80%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient students56%
Proficient in English80%

Math

All Students88%
Female students91%
Male students84%
Black students85%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient students86%
Proficient in English89%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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