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John M. Gandy Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 307 students

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Posted March 1, 2013

Just moved here a couple months ago and my son's grades have improved greatly. He loves this school and so do I!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2012

Great school. Teachers are talented and very committed to our children. Many kudos for Gandy doing things the right way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2011

Great School. Love it . Henry Clay and Gandy are sister schools. They support one-another. They do a outstanding job together. Gandy is such a fun school. Outside and about campus. Outstanding leadership with our Principal. Teachers have sooo much energy and you can feel it as you walk the campus. The kids love to learn and have a great time doing it in so many different and fun ways.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

Love the leadership. Due to Henry Clay and Gandy being 'sister' schools -love the fact that when the kids get to Gandy they feel like 'big kids' Way to go Tiger Cubs growing up to Tigers. Teachers are great. Communication is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2007

John M Gandy is an excellent school,they really care about the kids and go above and beyond the call of duty to teach and care for the students.The principal is the best in hanover county.My child has recieved an excellent education there and I highly recommend ths school to everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2006

Gandy is a wonderful little school- great teachers and the best principal!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
History and Social Science

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%

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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
English: Writing

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%

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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

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

All Students73%
Female students71%
Male students74%
Black students71%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Math

All Students78%
Female students72%
Male students83%
Black students70%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%

Science

All Students82%
Female students80%
Male students85%
Black students79%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient students90%
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 Students76%
Female students80%
Male students73%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

Math

All Students85%
Female students85%
Male students84%
Black students71%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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

English: Reading

All Students72%
Female students69%
Male students77%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%

English: Writing

All Students64%
Female students64%
Male students64%
Black students42%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English64%

Math

All Students75%
Female students80%
Male students69%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%

Science

All Students74%
Female students74%
Male students73%
Black students46%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%
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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