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Amelia County Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 628 students

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Posted November 14, 2013

My son's kindergarten was the only saving grace for this school. I had to take him every day because the county puts K-12 on the same bus. Many kids fall through the cracks here. Don't expect anyone in administration to do anything in a timely manner or return phone calls. Parent involvement in this school is nonexistent. Very sad. I was there almost daily and I saw the way it was. The parents are very much to blame here. The teachers can only do so much. My children no longer go here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2010

The students, teachers, and staff at ACES are one of a kind!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

The teachers and support staff really care about the children at the school. Without them my son would not be where he is now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

I am happy to say that my son no longer attends Amelia County Elementary School. If I knew the environment that he was entering when we moved I never would have moved to the county. I am ashamed of the educational experience he has received.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

Well, all 3 of my kids have gone to ACES..one is in 1st grade and I must say for the most part, the teacher DO care and do a great job however, the SOL system isn't the greatest. I agree that it is all rushed but I don't think that is the teachers fault. I also don't like that if I do try to get involved and I express my opinion or give an idea and someone 'in charge' doesn't like it, then it effects my child or children. If someone doesn't like me at the schools..all 3 of them, then they judge my children automatically. That isn't right but other than that, ACES is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2008

I am sad to say that my oldest will be leaving ACES for the middle school. ACES has been incredible, from the teachers, principle and assistant principle, to the staff in the office and that ever efficient bus loop/car rider pick up system in the afternoon! It has been a pleasure sending my child to ACES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2008

I have had nothing but a positive experience with ACES. I think the greatest part is that a big majority of the teacher there I knew or had growing up myself. I know what a difference they made on my life and to see that they are still there for the students who happen to be my children; make me glad. The only problem I have (which may be student or teacher) is that they are given agendas for the purpose I writing down their homework, however, I never see any homework written in them??
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2007

I love ACES and think other parents don't know how good their kids have it, the teachers here are so dedicated and are always willing to take time with the kids. It's the parents who need to be more involved. I see the same hanful of parents at all school events and PTA meetings and it's a shame to hear all the complaining but no one wants to help. Let's be real.... teaching doesn't just stop at 3p.m. us as parents need to make ourselves available to help our children too and not depend on teachers to do it all alone. Ps. The school is all about SOL'S because that is what our government says it has to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2007

Great School! My children have learned so much. The teachers and staff care and it shows. Amelia Elementary is very open to parent volunteers and involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2005

The staff at ACES is great. The teachers are stuck with teaching SOL's but that is not their fault. My children have learned alot in Amelia that I dont think they would have gotten in a biggger county school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2005

This school just thinks about sol testings. Dont rush through subjects and the children are lost. The teachers cover the work so they can say it was taught. The poor children dont learn nothing by going through the things within a few days. It is rush, rush ,I went over it stuff so I done my job.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
84%
History and Social Science

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
85%

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 Students67%
Female students74%
Male students59%
Black students41%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English65%

Math

All Students50%
Female students48%
Male students53%
Black students38%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students57%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English51%

Science

All Students82%
Female students85%
Male students78%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%
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 Students70%
Female students69%
Male students71%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

Math

All Students66%
Female students67%
Male students65%
Black students54%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%
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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8533 N Five Forks Rd
Amelia Court House, VA 23002
Phone: (804) 561-2433

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