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Hoffman-Boston Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 396 students

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4 stars

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Posted June 7, 2012

Hoffman-Boston is an excellent school with extremely dedicated, caring, kind, and compassionate teachers, staff, and administrators. I have two sons that attend here and I call their teachers the miracle workers. Both of my sons are diagnoised with ADHD, which is difficult to deal with and requires much patience, the teachers and staff here have given me so much support as I travel through the adventures of ADHD. They were always supportive and addressed each and everyone of my concerns and they were very flexible and accomadating with my request to visit their classroom. The level of teaching and academic experiences present at Hoffman-Boston are superb in my opinion. My children have had experiences here that will touch and enrich their lives and they will be that much fortunate for having been there at Hoffman-Boston! Also I would like to say that when looking for schools for your children, don't let one bad review stop you, you have to inform yourself and visit the school and really become involved to make your own wise deciscions about what is best for your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2012

My autistic son had a horrible experience in the so called "ABA" autism classrom here last year. He regressed so much that it's taking him a year now and he still hasn't caught up. I was not allowed to observe or even talk with the teacher unless the autism coordinator (who, by the way, is over 19 schools!) was present! I was told things were being done, only to find out later, they weren't. I wasn not welcome in the school, and sent back to the office to wait even when I had signed in for an IEP meeting! I picked up my son every day, but was never allowed to talk with the teacher. My son was only 3 years old. I do not trust that school. It seemed they were hiding things from us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2009

Hoffman-Boston is a school that is overlooked. The teaching and learning that goes on within and outside of the school walls is incredible. The administration and staff are dedicated to giving our children the best education they have to offer. And they do it EVERY day. Don't just look at the test scores, though they are on the rise, take an hour to come see what's happening for yourself. Seeing is believing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2008

Look at the test scores---look at the reviews...this school is bad news--until there is a change in administration my children will not go here. Parents you have a right to go to another public school and a right to transportation there--don't be duped into letting this underperforming school go on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2008

As a product of private school, I had every intention of placing my child in one. After discussions with other parents in my neighborhood, I placed my son there for pre-school. He is now in Kindergarden and I can't wait to put my other son in there. This school has set the standard as how any school should be. My oldest loves studing and going to school and my youngest tears up to go with him. The teachers and the staff have created an environment that is safe, fun, personal and full of educational encouragement. I could ask for a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2005

My child used to go to HB and I was very involved in the school day to day. I believe the teachers who were there were very dedicated and some of the social studies activities that they were involved in were absolutely amazing. There was a real change in the atmosphere with the change in principals and many of the teachers moved on. We have since transferred to another school in the county. I recommend observing the behavior before enrolling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2005

As a very involved parent, I must say that my children have had excellent teachers! Unfortunately, there are only a handful of parents able/willing to give of their time! Without more help and the lack of enthusiasm and school spirit, from our new principal, it has been a very difficult year.
—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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
History and Social Science

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
73%
English: Writing

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students70%
Female students72%
Male students68%
Black students75%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient students67%
Proficient in English80%

Math

All Students80%
Female students79%
Male students81%
Black students77%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient students80%
Proficient in English80%

Science

All Students85%
Female students87%
Male students83%
Black students91%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students86%
Proficient in English82%
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 Students57%
Female students47%
Male students73%
Black students38%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient students63%
Proficient in English45%

Math

All Students83%
Female students79%
Male students91%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient students95%
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 Students72%
Female students71%
Male students73%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient students86%
Proficient in English60%

English: Writing

All Students63%
Female students73%
Male students54%
Black students40%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English50%

Math

All Students71%
Female students64%
Male students76%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students75%
Proficient in English67%

Science

All Students65%
Female students57%
Male students71%
Black students33%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient students67%
Proficient in English63%
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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