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Joseph Van Pelt Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 397 students

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Posted April 24, 2010

This school cares about their students. They have great teachers in the special education department and in their preschool-5th grade department. If your child needs an IEP, they do an excellent job getting your input so you're part of your child's plan.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

They have helped my special need son so much
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2009

My little girl has gone to van pelt for 2 years now. The teaching staff is absolutly wonderful. The student-teacher ratio is smaller and every class has a teacher aid so the children get more one on one work time. I would fully recommend this school to anybody in the bristol area.
—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.

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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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
87%
History and Social Science

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
98%

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 73% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
86%
English: Writing

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

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 Students62%
Female students72%
Male students52%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students66%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English62%

Math

All Students46%
Female students50%
Male students42%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students49%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English46%

Science

All Students79%
Female students75%
Male students82%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%
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 Students72%
Female students86%
Male students54%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%

Math

All Students64%
Female students77%
Male students48%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English64%
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 students87%
Male students77%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

English: Writing

All Students75%
Female students73%
Male students76%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Math

All Students80%
Female students79%
Male students80%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

Science

All Students81%
Female students86%
Male students77%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities88%
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

  • 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. Dennis P. Staton

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