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Boyce Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 328 students

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Posted April 29, 2014

This school is amazing! The atmosphere, students, and faculty are exceptional! Boyce is a beautiful area in Clarke County, an ideal place for any child to learn and grow!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2010

A small, caring community of teachers and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2010

The staff is very caring.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 22, 2010

Great school with small town values
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2010

I LOVE the Tradition of Excellence and Culture of Caring at Boyce Elementary School!


Posted October 21, 2010

This school is wonderful. You could not pay for a better school for your children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2010

Amazing teachers and one on one support to all students... Great leaders
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

Boyce Elementary School has a program called Cardinal Choices, which reminds students and staff to make good decisions every day. This program focuses on good manners in their daily life, treating others with respect and kindness and looking out for the welfare of each other. Cardinal Choices is a simple program yet the rewards are huge. We are so glad our family is a Boyce Elementary family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

Boyce is the BEST place to work because the staff is friendly and caring. I hve worked at Boyce for 9 years and have loved every minute of it! The staff is truly here to work and support each other and the students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 12, 2009

This school was very satisfying for my children. We have only been here for two years but out of all of the schools that my children have attended including one of the best private schools in the state, I would say overall it is great. The staff and teachers are really caring, my son started kindergarten in 2008 and before it started they made him feel that they knew him. His sister went for 5th grade and they always made him feel welcome then as well. Kudos
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2009

This school was very disappointing. My child's kindergarten class had 23 children with one teacher and no help. Outdoor recess on average, in the winter, was twice a month, and once in got warmer, still only averaging 3 days a week. Most times, recess was not substituted with anything. I'm sorry but kindergarteners cannot be expected to sit in a classroom for 7 hours without some sort of run-around time. The incentive system of giving out 'cardinals' just teaches kids to be good only because someone is looking and they will get a reward, not because it is the right thing to do. I saw many times when the cardinals were just used as failed bribery attempts. With such a big class, and many students with discipline problems tying up staff members' attention, my son really failed to thrive at all at this school. We will not be returning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2009

Kids love Boyce; the administration is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

Boyce is an absolutely wonderful school. Mrs. Eberhart is a wonderful hands on assistant principle. I love that the school ratio is small. This school has a lot of one on one teaching skills with the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2006

Mrs. Catlett is probably the best principal in the state. Boyce is all about family, community, excellence. We couldn't be happier with our child's education and experience there. Awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2005

We are most pleased with the school. We have two sons who have received a great education from caring teachers and hands on administrators (Dr. Modlin & Mrs. Catlett). It is so small it feels like a private school but has the diversity of a public school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
History and Social Science

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
English: Writing

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
96%

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 Students84%
Female students86%
Male students81%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

Math

All Students54%
Female students57%
Male students50%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students62%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English54%

Science

All Students90%
Female students89%
Male students90%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
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

English: Reading

All Students75%
Female students77%
Male students73%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

Math

All Students69%
Female students64%
Male students73%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%
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 Students90%
Female students92%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

English: Writing

All Students90%
Female students92%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

Math

All Students71%
Female students72%
Male students69%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

Science

All Students90%
Female students88%
Male students93%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
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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119 W Main St
Boyce, VA 22620
Phone: (540) 955-6115

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