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Beaverdam Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 438 students

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Posted July 17, 2013

BES is a terrific school in a rural setting. The staff is very committed to the students each and everyday. Students are enthusiastic and exhibit that they want to reach their goals and are not forced. The school holds high expectations for everyone and provides differentiated learning to meet these expectations. BES as a physical setting is very warm and inviting and organized with displays of student progress throughout the school. Without hesitation, if you are considering BES as a future for your child, I would recommend without hesitation.


Posted April 26, 2010

Rural setting, committed teachers/staff who truly care about their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

The school staff is amazing! Everyone works towards the well being of each student!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Wonderful staff! Caring and dedicated teachers! Both of my kids have excelled at Beaverdam - my oldest has carried it on to middle school - she is in all advanced courses! It all started at Beaverdam!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

What a great staff, they are very dedicated to each student. I couldn't imagine my kids going to any other elementary school. They are the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

BES is a wonderful school! I would not have my kids go anywhere else- The staff, Title I teachers...... how they have assisted two of my children with their learning struggles! I'm thankful for ALL the STAFF!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2009

Beaverdam ES is a wonderful school. All the teachers and staff are very caring and courteous, and make you feel welcomed when you visit and they encourage all parents to stop in to see how their children are doing. They know each and every child by name as well as each parent that visits the school. It is very reassuring to know Beaverdam ES takes the safety and well being of my child to heart. I was thrilled that a new security system was installed when allowing entry into the school. I feel confident that BES will continue to keep safety and security in the forefront of progress. BES is a little slice of heaven, but not everyone should be allowed to get in. One of the best schools out there and highly recommend BES to all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2008

Beaverdam Elementary School is an amazing place. Academic excellence is understood, it's not 'if' but 'how' the children will accomplish their every personal goal. The teachers are innovative, adding creativity whenever possible and not just 'teaching the test'. I have never met a more enthusiastic bunch of team players, which is a direct result of the wonderful and supportive leadership in their principal and front office staff. My children are excited to go to school! They are challenged daily to do their best, and feel secure in the school's structured and safe environment. The class sizes are small and inviting. As a parent volunteer, I am always greated warmly and professionally, and I feel honored to have met so many dedicated parents. See for yourself why BES is so amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2004

Moved from what was considered to be a 'prestigious' school district and have been far more impressed with Beaverdam. Teachers are well supported by adminstration and parents. It is a very warm and supportive school that gets the balance of academics (i.e., SOLs) and more impromptu learning opportunities. My kids have been very happy and so have I!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2004

Going to Beaverdam Elementary School as a child is one of my fondest memories. As long as I can remember, Beaverdam Elem. has been considered one of the best elementary schools in the county. After nearly ten years of living elsewhere, my husband and I decided to return to my hometown. Why? Because Beaverdam is a close knit community with an elementary school that provides an awesome education for our children. I can only hope and pray that my children will benefit from attending BES as much as I did. From establishing lifelong friendships to learning from teachers who dedicate themselves to their students, children there are definitely blessed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

I attended Beaverdam as a child and moved back to the area specifically for my 2 children to be able to attend. Parents and teachers work really well together. I feel like my children are getting a wonderful education as well as receiving support and guidance on developing their characters. Agree with the other comment about Beaverdam having a private school feel. Parental involvement is welcome and teacher morale seems very high, probably due in part to the principal's support of the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

Excellent school with high expectations for students. Achievement is superior. Very friendly school where parents are always welcome. Public school with a private school feel.
—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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
82%
History and Social Science

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
English: Writing

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students72%
Female students78%
Male students64%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%

Math

All Students55%
Female students56%
Male students54%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students57%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English55%

Science

All Students81%
Female students84%
Male students78%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
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 Students74%
Female students76%
Male students71%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%

Math

All Students87%
Female students87%
Male students87%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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 Students76%
Female students86%
Male students67%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

English: Writing

All Students59%
Female students83%
Male students38%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students61%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English60%

Math

All Students72%
Female students78%
Male students68%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%

Science

All Students85%
Female students91%
Male students79%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%
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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  • Mr. Charles E. Joseph

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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15485 Beaverdam School Road
Beaverdam, VA 23015
Phone: (804) 449-6373

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