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Legacy Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1090 students

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Posted January 9, 2013

We have two boys in this school and could not be happier with the dedication and support the staff show at every turn. The sense of community is carried through in the school and the principal is approachable and very open to suggestions/recommendations. When the PTO was in danger of not having a president this year he reached out personally to the parents to fill the position. Yes, the school is over-crowded and our oldest has struggled, but his teacher has communicated every step of the way and the support we have received has been outstanding. The staff has come up with creative ways to help both of our children learn and I am particularly impressed with the different levels of teaching material offered based on individual student ability. Brambleton is very fortunate to have such a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2012

I love this school. There is a strong emphasis for parental involvement by volunteering. The principal is ever present throughout the school, not sitting behind the desk all day. He knows the kids and the kids know him. He is highly regarded throughout the county and it shows in his staff. The only downside is that it is currently the largest elementary school in the county with grade overflow every year. But, that is due to the tremendous amount of community growth in the Brambleton area. The school still manages to run efficiently and effectively. I can only say positive things about Legacy ES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2012

We love this school! Great teachers that seem to love what they do. Our children feel challenged and enjoy going to school each day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2012

Great school, arguably one of the best principal, nice curteous supporting staff as well. My son had really great teachers all the way till 4th grade; 4th grade teacher is a little new; no correction of papers, etc, put us a little anxious some times to see how good our son is doing. Do not get me wrong, she is equally competent and well qualified, just that less feedback compared to other grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2012

We had 2 boys going this school. One of them had a great teacher with a great web-page with links to do the homework. And my son did great in the school. My other son had a bad luck getting several substitute teachers in both years he spend in the school. We had no clue what was going on in his class. No e-mails no Thursday folder coming home with important information from tests etc. His grades went down from his usual A's from previous 3 schools he had gone to. This school is very unsafe. Kids get tired of waiting the second run of school buses and walk home over the four lane Belmont Ridge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2011

Legacy has the BEST principle ever !! THAT makes all the difference in any school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2010

My son is began his second year at Legacy this month. The school is definitely overcrowded, but I would say the problem lies with poor planning by the county. This is one of the fastest growing counties in the region with a #1 birthrate in the last decade. And this is an area that has been made to attract families with children. This year enrollment is up from I believe 800 last year to 1000. Another school is definitely needed. As far as education is concerned, I feel my son is being prepared for his future. I believe the teachers we have had thus far genuinely care about my son and his classmates. Learning is also supported by specials classes that reinforce what is being learned in the main classroom. The principal is very involved and has a visible presence in the school as does the PTO.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2010

I respectfully disagree with the last parent. Loudoun County and Legacy have a wonderful communication system. The county uses a telephonic and email delivery system of all important events. Additionally, the school has Thursday folders with hard copies of all important upcoming events. Did the last parent sign up when the paperwork went home at the beginning of the year? I have had children at Legacy for 3 years and find all staff to be very professional. I believe the prior parent and I share the same teacher. Yes, the teacher may have not updated their welcome page, but please understand that this teacher was on leave through November. Teaching her students is a higher priority than is her introduction. She also gives an appropriate amount of homework for 4th grade. Finally, the school I know would never dismiss a child as a walker if they had to cross Belmont.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2009

We could not be more pleased with Legacy. Even with the full enrollment, the sense of caring and attention is remarkable. I see people complaining about class size, etc., but that is a challenge across Loudoun County. If I had any fault it is that more parents are not involved, and some have a 'country club' attitude toward their expectations. I feel many of us in Loudoun do not have enough respect for the quality of the education our children are receiving. In particular, the staff and -- most importantly -- leadership at Legacy are remarkable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2009

An overcrowded school with too much emphasis on standardized learning. If you have a child who is not failing or otherwise deserving of special attention, they will fall through the cracks. The teachers have all they can do to manage the bedlam in the classrooms, let alone teach or give special attention to any child who does not rock the boat.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2009

We are quite disappointed in the lack of differentiation of among thev various levels of the students. The standards of achievment are below average and do not to compare to other school systems in the area. The communication from teachers to parents is poor. Yes, the principal and teachers are nice, but nice isn't enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2008

Legacy is such a wonderful school! The principal is wonderful and so are the teachers! 100% !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

We recently moved to the area and my kids (1st grader and 3rd grader) started at Legacy this year. We had very high hopes that based on the area and our experience with one year at Dominion Trail. I have so far been very disappointed with Legacy. This school is way too overcrowded. There are 26 kids per teacher. Our kids have had several incidents already due to the inability of teachers and staff to handle this many kids. Two new schools (Creighton's Corner and Rosa Lee) were open in the nearby area to alleviate the stress. However, based on research, the county allowed special permission to allow kids that were supposed to be redistricted to the new schools to continue to go to Legacy. These two new elementary schools are way under enrollment (14 kids per teacher) compared to Legacy and have many empty classrooms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2007

This is an excellent school. We are impressed with every aspect of the school from bus drivers to the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2007

Awesome principal, caring staff.It's a loving , fun environment where kids thrive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2007

Great School, lots of after school activities. A few shortcomings IMHO, but I confess the school in the same county I came from far exceeded my expectation and maybe set my expectations unreasonable for Legacy. The office staff seems a little overwhelmed at times but it's a big school and they do an amazing job of knowing the students and always making them feel very welcome. I point out the bad, but I don't know how they do it this good, and no idea how some do better. Loudoun schools are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2006

As a military family with 3 children attending Legacy I couldn t be more pleased with Legacy. They will get the best education possible with the added bonus of top notch leadership, opportunities and programs while we are here. Mr. Duckworth and his staff are very involved, always available and extremely helpful. The teachers are highly educated and have great command of the classroom, therefore more learning is going on and it shows. They are serious about teaching and have such creative ways of motivating the children in a positive manner. I m kept informed either by email, papers, and conferences. The children have little homework and when they do it s creative. The teachers grade their papers, not other students. The PTO is very active and there is an even balance of fund raising and free activities like movie night or parties.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

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92%

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89%

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95%
History and Social Science

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

152 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

2012

 
 
86%

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98%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
98%
English: Writing

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

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 89% in 2012.

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n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students88%
Female students92%
Male students85%
Black students80%
Asian students90%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial100%
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient students71%
Proficient in English90%

Math

All Students84%
Female students80%
Male students88%
Black students70%
Asian students84%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial86%
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient students35%
Proficient in English89%

Science

All Students97%
Female students97%
Male students96%
Black students90%
Asian students95%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial100%
White students99%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English97%
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 Students86%
Female students89%
Male students82%
Black students90%
Asian students87%
Hispanic89%
Multiracial94%
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient students64%
Proficient in English88%

Math

All Students88%
Female students89%
Male students88%
Black students90%
Asian students93%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial100%
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient students71%
Proficient in English90%
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 Students83%
Female students82%
Male students84%
Black students78%
Asian students98%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient students82%
Proficient in English83%

English: Writing

All Students86%
Female students92%
Male students80%
Black students74%
Asian students98%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

Math

All Students78%
Female students78%
Male students77%
Black students67%
Asian students100%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient students67%
Proficient in English78%

Science

All Students84%
Female students83%
Male students85%
Black students78%
Asian students100%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students83%
Proficient in English84%
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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