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Prices Fork Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 231 students

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Posted July 6, 2010

I have two children who attended Price's Fork Elementary and they LOVED it! The staff is wonderful, the teachers, principal and staff have a special care and compassion that I have not seen anywhere else. I was sad when my children graduated and I no longer attended PFES functions. Also, the school nurse, Nurse Kelly, is fabulous and takes so much time with the students she cares for. It's a small country school but that is what makes it special and unique - a wonderful caring environment for learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

Prices Fork Elementary is a small community school where the teachers care about the students. They welcome parental involvement and their size promotes safety as most of the personnel know the parents and families. The principal takes a personal interest in her children and has always responded quickly to emails and calls. Children are provided with an excellent curriculum and gain a strong sense of community through the school.


Posted December 14, 2006

principal, Dollie Cottrill sets a shining example of how a compassionate attitude can foster a great learning environment for the kids. My 2 students there enjoy school and feel very comfortable with the entire staff. Art and music programs are excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2006

We have 2 children that attend PFE and 1 that will attend in the future. We are extremely pleased with the staff and 'community feel' of this school. Parents are always welcome and encouraged to drop by on a regular basis. We hope that there will be improvements made to the building as far as air-condtioned classrooms in the near future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2005

This is a wonderful school. All of the teachers, principal, and staff are dedicated, professional, and genuinely care about the children. The school's mission seems to be to help every child succeed. I have also been so impressed by the arts curriculum. My children love attending Prices Fork.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2004

A hidden gem in Montgomery County. Excellent staff and a true community. Once you're here you don't want to leave!
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
72%
History and Social Science

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
87%

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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
97%

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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
English: Writing

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students81%
Female students85%
Male students76%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

Math

All Students64%
Female students77%
Male students48%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students68%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%

Science

All Students91%
Female students92%
Male students90%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%
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 Students58%
Female students63%
Male students52%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students61%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English58%

Math

All Students68%
Female students59%
Male students78%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students66%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English68%
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 Students73%
Female students76%
Male students70%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%

English: Writing

All Students76%
Female students88%
Male students68%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Math

All Students51%
Female students56%
Male students48%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students50%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English51%

Science

All Students76%
Female students88%
Male students67%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%
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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  • Ms. Dollie T. Cottrill

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4021 Prices Fork Rd
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Phone: (540) 951-5736

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