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Hayfield Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 662 students

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Posted June 19, 2014

Hayfield is a great school with wonderful teachers who cares and works hard to help your children, develop into great, productive and successful individuals in society.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2014

I volunteer at this school and I find the school to be very exicited in it staff and also with the students. The school has many new on-line programs from IXL math, myown reading and also e-books. Great staff and great environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2014

Don't be fooled by the score this school received. Yes, it looks great on paper, but that's about it. If you are concerned with your child getting a good education this is not the school for you. They are obsessed with testing; pre-tests, tests, standardized tests. I'm not sure when they actually teach, or how much time they actually devote to teaching versus preparing for the next test. They don't seem to want to help kids who have learning difficulties. Instead they just keep passing them along to the next grade. I'm sure there are some good teachers at this school. Unfortunately, out of the 4 teachers my kids have had only 1 was good. We've been in constant contact with the teachers and haven't gotten anywhere. Have even had meetings with the Assistant Principal, only to have it dumped back in our lap to deal with. But if your child fits nicely into the mold of the ideal public school student you'll be fine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2013

Hayfield Elem has provided the perfect environment for my sons. They made a lot of great friends (we're military). The whole community is so welcoming, but most important THIS school's faculty seems to put more time and effort with "sincerity" into the students and parents. It definitely shows in VA standard testing-ALL grade levels(3-6grd) passed well "above" the "state average". I'm really concerned with English/Reading which they scored over 90% (avg 80+%) and Math which they score above the State average consistently. I love that this school is NOT overcrowded. The principal is so actively involved. I always know what's going on via email and voice recordings. I like volunteering and was surprised at the huge volunteer appreciation party that the faculty put together for all volunteers. This is a GREAT school and I'm so glad we're a part of it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2012

Hayfield has some great teachers. I do believe that they do not provide enough help for the students that need it. Most of the time the school is a safe and happy environment. However in the 2010-2011 school year their was a fight in the classroom. Most of the test scores are average at best. I find many students to not read enough or only reading material suitable for 2nd or 3rd graders. Plenty of the students turn their projects in late or never. Along with that this comment made by a fellow student shocked me. "My mom said I have to get a C on my science project." These students are only trying to cruise through their homework instead of striving to learn and do better. They are not interested in enjoying their time learning. I find this school to be average and lacking spirit in the education department.


Posted August 19, 2010

Last year ,too much regression I felt in number of educative fields when testing and comparing my son with other of his age .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2009

I dont know about general education. My son is diagnosed with high functioning autism. This is the best school if you have a high functioning student. They have a whole day inclusion with co teaching method. This helped wonderfully (only for HFA)for my son. he is picking up speech from his typical peers and no problems with acadamics as special education teacher is in the class room all the time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2008

Students receive great overall education at Hayfield; the whole school system including staff and PTA are wonderful and supportive of all the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2007

i love this school. the teachers are great and all my friends are there and i wouldnt go to anyother skool
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 6, 2007

2006/07 was my son's first year at Hayfield and he had a terrific experience. His teacher, Miss McMullin - first grade, engaged the kids to make learning fun. The school promotes safety and social responsibility and the parents are involved in school activities. We are looking forward to second grade!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2007

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Day, I thought I'd write a bit about our son's teacher and the school! Mrs. VanHorn (3rd) has been wonderful. Our son has learned so much, and this is our first experience with a public school. We are new to the area, and we specifically chose this neighborhood to move into so that he could attend Hayfield. The staff is helpful and nice, kids are great, and there's always activities for them. Safety is a priority, and I feel they really care about the kids. The school is on the small side, which I think really makes a difference. Many of the kids live in the neighborhood, so it has that small-town feel to it, but the education is top-notch. We couldn't be happier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

We were new to Hayfield this year and have been very impressed by the teachers, reading instructors, specialty teachers and the leadership of the principal and staff. My son and others new to the school this year made an easy transition to a new school due in large part to his teacher Mrs Van Horn (aka Ms Casey). She is terrific. Each grade does something special..the Third Graders do Mighty Minds Play to make getting ready for SOL testing a less stressful experience. My son has benefited from the gifted and talented programs and has made a lot of friends. parent involvement is great. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2006

We love this school! We are a military family and have moved for our first time. Because of this we thought our daughter would have a difficult time adjusting to a new school. Her third grade teacher, Ms. Casey, made the transition very smooth starting from the 'Open House'. The first day of school I dropped off a very anxious little girl who wanted to move back home, but I picked up a confident young lady who wanted to walk home with her new friend (thanks to Ms.Casey. Parent involvement is super, staff and faculty are professional and supportive. My daughter is being educated in safe and loving environment. School to Home communication is great. Special Area subjects follow the standards for the State and collaborate with homeroom teachers for special themes . Awesome school! As a mother and a National Board certified Teacher,I HIGHLY recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2006

Super school! Teachers are wonderful and go the extra mile. Parent volunteering is abundant. Academics are strong except for the kindergarten program. The second grade and third grade teachers are super! Reading is very strong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2006

We are new this year. The office staff and teachers take a lot of pride in the school and honestly care about the children. We love the orchestra, and the news program. My daughter got great experience taking part in that and my 3rd grader has adjusted very well to the curriculum as well. Having come from a really dynamic school before, there are some things that I find lacking. There isn't much emphasis on school spirit. Folders go home on Thursday rather than monday which I find frustrating. I like the news fresh for the upcoming week. It helps keep our calendar up to date. I also do not like the lunch schedule. We were at a larger school and they somehow accomdated everyone in a shorter time and still started at 11:00. My 3rd grader has lunch at 10:00 roughly. Overall it's a great school and I recommend it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2005

My child has developmental delay and Hayfield has provided an occupational therapist to help with his handwriting and a speach therapist and a special ed teacher in his regular class room setting (with not delayed students). They provide outstanding educational environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2005

The teachers and this schools have changed our lives. My daughter was having social problems and was in the principal's office a lot. With the help of the teachers and counsellors, she was a super star student and didn't visit the principal once this year. She's involved in music and is always talking about the outstanding classes she has. She is excited to go to school every day and has now been invited to join the Gifted and Talented Program for five different subject. Terrific School. Even better Teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2004

Hayfield has been wonderful addressing my child's reading disability and providing extra help to her for that. The school has excellent social activities throughout the year to give the children an opportunity to socialize and relax, such as luaus, dances and skate nights. The school is very encouraging to students and the are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2003

If your child requires no additional services, you will be fine. If your child has a Learning Disablility, good luck. The administration dismisses parental concerns. If your child needs extra support, be prepared to hire advocates, otherwise you will be told ,' that you can not accept your child as he is, that he is learning on his own graph.' And given no extra help.Better off homeschooling. Good luck.
—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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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92%

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92%

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90%
History and Social Science

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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86%

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88%

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96%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

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72%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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95%

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94%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
History and Social Science

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

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Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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82%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
English: Writing

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
History and Social Science

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

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Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
History and Social Science

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

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students91%
Female students97%
Male students87%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial80%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient students93%
Proficient in English91%

Math

All Students71%
Female students69%
Male students72%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial70%
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient students87%
Proficient in English67%

Science

All Students96%
Female students100%
Male students92%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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

English: Reading

All Students74%
Female students77%
Male students70%
Black students68%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students81%
Proficient in English72%

Math

All Students89%
Female students90%
Male students88%
Black students79%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient students94%
Proficient in English88%
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 Students84%
Female students86%
Male students82%
Black students71%
Asian students100%
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient students90%
Proficient in English84%

English: Writing

All Students78%
Female students79%
Male students76%
Black students65%
Asian students80%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

Math

All Students87%
Female students87%
Male students87%
Black students76%
Asian students100%
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

Science

All Students68%
Female students65%
Male students72%
Black students63%
Asian students70%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient students45%
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 Students81%
Female students84%
Male students78%
Black students74%
Asian students82%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

Math

All Students85%
Female students81%
Male students88%
Black students79%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

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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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