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Patrick Henry Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 586 students

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Posted March 31, 2014

My daughter has started 4th grade in this school and although I must admit, I was not impressed at all with the previous review on this school; Ms. Miller has been a fabulous teacher I don't think my daughter could be in better hands, the people in the TAG program have been very supportive in helping with the process for my daughter to get in the program. The school definitely needs some improvements but of course we cannot expect the school to do miracles if our kids don't have the right attitude "remember a good foundation starts at home" People always blame the schools but us as parents also need to take more responsibility on how we're raising our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2013

My daughter just started Kindergarten at Patrick Henry. Clearly the school has challenges it still needs to overcome, but the new Principal is excellent, the teachers seem wonderful and everyone is making a tremendous effort to improve the school. And I love the diversity! So far my daughter is really enjoying Patrick Henry.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2012

We were NOT impressed with Patrick Henry Elementary. Our child's teacher seemed overwhelmed, harried, and was highly unprofessional. They constantly made mistakes with which child walked home versus taking the bus. We pulled our child out and are very pleased with the new private school that he is in. It was a horrible and stressful experience for our family and I would never recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2010

Patrick Henry is an amazing school! All the teachers are kind and caring, the school system is very organized, and it has a very proper education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

They're teachers are kind and caring with the children. They are patient and the principal is on top of her school's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2003

Patrick Henry Elementary School is a wonderful mix of professionalism and family feeling. My children are getting an excellent education.


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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
74%
History and Social Science

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
62%

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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
88%
English: Writing

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
73%

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

All Students59%
Female students63%
Male students55%
Black students61%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficient students56%
Proficient in English61%

Math

All Students53%
Female students50%
Male students56%
Black students59%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficient students54%
Proficient in English52%

Science

All Students66%
Female students67%
Male students66%
Black students82%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient students69%
Proficient in English64%
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 Students39%
Female students39%
Male students39%
Black students45%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
Limited English proficient students27%
Proficient in English46%

Math

All Students48%
Female students39%
Male students57%
Black students44%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficient students36%
Proficient in English54%
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 Students41%
Female students50%
Male students32%
Black students39%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficient students23%
Proficient in English50%

English: Writing

All Students50%
Female students52%
Male students49%
Black students53%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficient students33%
Proficient in English58%

Math

All Students48%
Female students43%
Male students53%
Black students39%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficient students41%
Proficient in English53%

Science

All Students45%
Female students40%
Male students50%
Black students35%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficient students18%
Proficient in English60%
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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  • Ingrid Bynum

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4643 Taney Ave
Alexandria, VA 22304
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