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Parklawn Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 766 students

 

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Posted October 17, 2013

This School needs some guidance on how you speak to children. I have consistently witnessed children being talked down to and screamed at. This is not acceptable behavior for adults. If you can avoid it DO NOT send your Children to this school. This school may have been great at one point in time but it is far from it now. What a shame.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2009

Parklawn has great principals, teachers and staff! It is an incredible learning commnuity where everyone works together in order for children learn and grow. Parklawn has been a wonderful place for my child - he is thriving!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2007

All I have to say is this school is great
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Posted October 24, 2007

My daughter goes to this school and she has been doing better than ever! When my son starts kinder he will certainly be joining his sister. The teachers and service are great so far, I hope things stay this way.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
History and Social Science

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

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%
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

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
95%
English: Writing

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

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

All Students75%
Female students76%
Male students73%
Black students76%
Asian students90%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White students50%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient students73%
Proficient in English81%

Math

All Students64%
Female students61%
Male students66%
Black students65%
Asian students85%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient students58%
Proficient in English86%

Science

All Students77%
Female students68%
Male students86%
Black students67%
Asian students88%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient students74%
Proficient in English86%
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 Students50%
Female students65%
Male students38%
Black students38%
Asian students74%
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficient students37%
Proficient in English70%

Math

All Students68%
Female students68%
Male students68%
Black students73%
Asian students89%
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient students55%
Proficient in English87%
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 Students64%
Female students69%
Male students58%
Black students57%
Asian students76%
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient students44%
Proficient in English90%

English: Writing

All Students71%
Female students80%
Male students57%
Black students50%
Asian students79%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient students56%
Proficient in English83%

Math

All Students62%
Female students63%
Male students62%
Black students63%
Asian students76%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient students46%
Proficient in English86%

Science

All Students45%
Female students49%
Male students40%
Black students50%
Asian students56%
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
White students65%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficient students27%
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

  • 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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4116 Braddock Rd
Alexandria, VA 22312
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