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Grace Miller Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 485 students

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Posted December 28, 2012

My daughter attended GMES from 3rd to 5th grade. Our experience while she was there was adequate. My husband and I feel that they did not prepare her well academically for middle school. Our son then attended Kindergarten at GMES for the first couple months of the school year. We did not find his teacher or staff to be supportive of his academic needs. We explored the gifted program (our son is reading fluently and is advanced in other areas as well) but found it difficult to have him properly assessed for it. He has a muscle tone disorder (hypotonia) that affects fine and gross motor skills. The staff members we interacted with, were uneducated about this condition and did not provide reasonable support or accommodations for it. Lastly there was an incident on the playground where our son was assaulted by two classmates stepping on his tummy and chest and then pushing him down on the asphalt. He was sent to the nurse for the scrapes on his knee and arm but the incident was not reported. We learned about it from him and informed the principle who was unaware. We are now home schooling through a virtual academy. Our son is currently top of his class academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2011

Many of my children have attended this school for a year or 2. One child *almost* made this from K-5 but ended up switching to a home school alternative due to conflict with the administration. It was the best decision I have made. The teachers all seem to be qualified for a public school and are great if you have an average child. If you have a child that is gifted - expect them to become "average" by the end of the year. I don't have a problem with the office staff, but would love to see some cheerful happy people to greet me when I need to visit the school. I guess the "grumpy" attitude starts at the top and trickles down to the staff. There have been many instances where I have run into very unprofessional behavior by the upper level people at the school both in person and on the phone. I have to say, I really miss Mr. Wine. The school fell apart when he left. He was great and kept a positive attitude throughout the school. I would love to send my children back to GMES but fear they will regress again...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2008

The principal, Ms. Williams is excellent. She and her staff are the most professional group of people. I am so glad my boys go to Grace Miller, we moved to Grace Miller district just for the shool.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2007

My oldest has attended GM since KG, he's now in 4th grade and I now have another son in KG. I have no complaints about this school, my children are receiving the most education and attention they can get in a public school. My oldest son (VP of the SCO) has been in advanced grade classes and the Gifted program for years now and that has been the icing on the cake for this school to try their best to give him the most out of the box education they can to keep up with what his abilities are. The school and PTO have so many wonderful after school/evening events to help bring the community together. The school itself is a very modern and clean facility. Both my boys love attending school each and every!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2007

I am a student at grace miller elementary and i really do injoy the cerricluim classes and love learning. Fied trips are edacational and fun!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 21, 2007

My daughter has been attending Grace Miller for over 3 years now. She seems to really love attending, but I think that has to do more with her friends than the school programs or academics. The teachers do their best with what they are given, but the county does not offer much financial support to schools even though they receive a lot money through property taxes. I think the best thing about the school is the principal. She made a bet with the students to kiss a pig if they achieved a certain amount of donated food for charity. Of course they achieved their goal and she kissed a pig on stage in front of the whole school.dedication. The only complaint that I have is with the Gifted/Talented(GT) program. My daughter received A's and B's all the time, but they decided she no longer qaulified for the program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2005

I have three children attending this school. We have been in a total of four different elementary schhols in six years. And the teachers and staff here are awesome. All three of my children love it here. My oldest has had struggles in school and they take the time every month or so to meet with me to keep everyone involved updated on where he is and how he is doing. More than that they have taken the time to give him exactly what he needs to succeed. They truly care. My middle one is so well adjusted here they have a great art and music department that he enjoys alot. My youngest is feels completely safe. All the parents in each grade level seem to be as involved as I am. PTO is very active here. They could use a foreign language class.But that is my only complaint.
—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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
History and Social Science

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
98%

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 73% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
English: Writing

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students64%
Female students71%
Male students58%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White students68%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient students55%
Proficient in English66%

Math

All Students73%
Female students74%
Male students71%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient students64%
Proficient in English74%

Science

All Students91%
Female students86%
Male students95%
Black students83%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient students92%
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 Students74%
Female students73%
Male students75%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%

Math

All Students82%
Female students83%
Male students80%
Black students90%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
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 Students82%
Female students84%
Male students80%
Black students69%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

English: Writing

All Students82%
Female students88%
Male students74%
Black students77%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

Math

All Students66%
Female students66%
Male students66%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students66%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%

Science

All Students90%
Female students93%
Male students87%
Black students75%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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

  • 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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6248 Catlett Rd
Bealeton, VA 22712
Phone: (540) 439-1913

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