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Bon Air Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 574 students

 

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Posted May 10, 2014

Top-notch school. Strong PTA, dedicated teachers, strong leadership in the Principal and Vice Principal. My kids love it, we love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2014

I can't say enough positive things about this school! I have 3 children attending currently, 2 of which require IEPs. The staff has a real sense of teamwork, and truly care about all of the children. They are patient, extremely helpful, and work hard to keep the ball rolling on getting your children the assistance they need. There is a strong feeling of community and family that comes from staff, PTA, and the children. I have found that teachers from previous years that my children have attended continue to be involved, and show a real interest in each child's progression. Also, they have 0% tolerance for bullying. Wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2014

Bon Air is wonderful. My daughter is in K this year. It's been a great experience. Her teacher is so caring and dedicated, the environment is welcoming, all of the staff have been so sweet and lovely, and the principal and assistant principal are very present. There is a ton of involved parents and it has a community feel to it. I feel so fortunate that my daughter can learn in such a great environment. We debated private school vs public but decided we should at least try Bon Air because we had only heard great things. I am so glad we did!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2013

Currently I'm an 8th grader now but I used to go to Bon Air. It was an amazing experience! My teachers were very helpful and always encouraging me to try my best. I really love the art program at Bon Air because it's very fun and creative. However I think there should be stricter bus rules because when I went there the bus was straight up loud. But Bon Air is a great school and besides that I sure miss it! Go Eagles!!


Posted October 16, 2011

Bon Air is a wonderful school with diversity, wonderful resource programs, caring and dedicated teachers, and a very responsive administration. I won't say there haven't been any problems (particularly on the bus) but the amazing thing about Bon Air is how quickly, competently, and with caring these issues have been resolved. My children are receiving a top-notch education in a public school setting...the best of all worlds. They will be ready for the real world when the time is right.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

My daughter is in Kindergarten. We love this school. The teachers are wonderful and there is so much parent involvement. We love this fact that this school is diverse and our daughter has the opportunity to learn from the rich cultures of other students. Also, the academics are excellent, test scores are high and classrooms are so kid friendly. The resource programs are first rate ( music, art, computer, library and PE program). Just a wonderful environment for learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

the teachers there care so much about each child and prepare them well for the higher grades, so they can do well and accomplish their goals. They also make each child feel special.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2008

I have one child who has been at Bon Air Elementary K through her current 3rd grade year. My other child was at Bon Air from 3rd through 5th grade and is now in 7th grade. I have been very impressed with the Principal and teachers at Bon Air. The PTA is great and Mr. Tetlow and Mrs. Lowery are awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2007

My husband and I moved to the Bon Air district after a lot of research about the school and the community. I could not be happier about our decision to move here. Our two children love the school and their teachers. The administration is very helpful and cooperative. You get that 'small town' feeling of community here that is so hard to come by these days--and another great thing about Bon Air is that there isn't room for any more development so it will stay small. We have never regreted our decision to move here. We love Bon Air!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2005

My husband and I relocated here to Virginia in May. We bought a house in Bon Air because we heard so many great things about this school. I visited the school office during the summer time and the staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. The parents are very involved with the school and there is a real sense of community with the parents, teachers, school staff and the students. Their academic program is excellent and well diversed in all areas of reading, math, language, social studies, art and science. This school stands out from all of the other schools my child has attended because the teachers, school staff, and parents are so caring and nurturing and there is a real sense of community in this school which is so rare in today's current environment. We feel so fortunate to have our child in Bon Air Elementary. This school is a gem!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2005

This is our child's 3 year here and we have been very pleased overall with this school and the teachers. Parents are very involved and the PTA is strong. Their art teacher is great! I only have one complaint. The Principal needs to support the bus drivers in their efforts to discipline children on the bus and take their written referrals seriously. These problems should be addressed as if it had happened in a classroom... where bad behavior is not tolerated!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2004

We love this school !!! the teacher/student ratio is great, every teacher is a jewel, the test scores speak for themselves, the pta is strong, and each child is genuinely cared for in a loving, respectful and individual manner. My children are very, very happy here. The principals are not only intelligent but very personable. The school focuses on each child's individuality as much as it can given it's not an alternative school. The school size is small enough that it feels like a family. There is emphasis on test scores, but not without a supportive and encouraging environment to go with it. My children stay encouraged because of all the programs at bon air to create enthusiasm. Bottom line, we just love this school...Go bon air !!!!
—Submitted by a parent


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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
History and Social Science

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%

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

The state average for English: Reading was 70% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
94%

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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

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 73% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
English: Writing

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
99%

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

All Students74%
Female students79%
Male students68%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students31%
Proficient in English83%

Math

All Students79%
Female students83%
Male students75%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient students56%
Proficient in English84%

Science

All Students95%
Female students96%
Male students93%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities92%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient students91%
Proficient in English95%
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 Students78%
Female students81%
Male students75%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students36%
Proficient in English86%

Math

All Students91%
Female students94%
Male students89%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities82%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient students80%
Proficient in English94%
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 Students80%
Female students90%
Male students71%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient students45%
Proficient in English86%

English: Writing

All Students88%
Female students92%
Male students85%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%

Math

All Students80%
Female students82%
Male students78%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient students80%
Proficient in English80%

Science

All Students91%
Female students95%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient students73%
Proficient in English94%
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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  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

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  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

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  • Gym
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School basics

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  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Bruce C. Tetlow

Resources

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  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
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  • Track
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  • Track

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8701 Polk St
Bon Air, VA 23235
Phone: (804) 560-2700

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