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Barcroft Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 445 students

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Posted September 16, 2009

Fantastic teachers, fantastic principal, fantastic PTA
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Posted November 3, 2008

This is a great school. The teachers and staff couldn't do a better job of teaching and really putting the needs of the children first.


Posted April 30, 2008

I worked at Barcroft for several years and only left to become a stay @ home mom. To this day having gone through many principals in my daughter's 6 years of formal education, I have never come across a principal so dedicated with such a natural ability to show children and parents as I have here with MHG. The teachers when I was part of Barcroft, were excellent role models with a true desire for children to succeed. This is an awesome school, with many great leaders. I am proud to say I worked at such an excellent school.


Posted August 16, 2007

Barcroft is a great school. I'm kind of shocked by the low rating here. The teachers and staff are all amazing. Barcroft is an intimate school and it does have a diverse population with many immigrant kids just learning english, which may be the reason for some lower than expected test scores. But the kids at Barcroft learn and excel.
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Posted September 26, 2006

My daughter attends here. She's 8 years old. This is her 2nd year. We are very pleased with her teachers and the work she's doing. She's in 3rd grade but reading at a 4th grade level. She's a leader in her class and is loved by her classmates. The children all get along. They are helpful to one another and I believe that it is taught and maintained by the teachers there. She goes all year round - and it's been a very positive experience. She learns quickly and it sticks. I thank the Teachers and especially the principal. My child has to us an inhaler. On occassion she needs it. The nurses know the children by name and are always helpful and encouraging. We love Barcroft and you will too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2003

Barcroft Elementary school is #1! Barcroft has wonderful teachers and a wonderful principal! Barcroft will always be #1 in my book.


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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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
89%
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

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
90%

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

The state average for English: Reading was 73% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
English: Writing

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students76%
Female students83%
Male students69%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students90%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient students70%
Proficient in English83%

Math

All Students78%
Female students80%
Male students76%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students67%
Proficient in English90%

Science

All Students88%
Female students89%
Male students87%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient students90%
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 Students77%
Female students74%
Male students80%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students64%
Proficient in English88%

Math

All Students84%
Female students79%
Male students89%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient students71%
Proficient in English94%
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 Students73%
Female students77%
Male students69%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient students53%
Proficient in English82%

English: Writing

All Students87%
Female students94%
Male students81%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

Math

All Students73%
Female students73%
Male students73%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient students64%
Proficient in English76%

Science

All Students65%
Female students68%
Male students63%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient students48%
Proficient in English76%
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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