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London Towne Elementary School

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Posted January 24, 2013

London Towne has excellent teachers, Strong Principal and leadership, Friendly office staff they are very patient and friendly even with the most difficult and angry parent I was at the main office when one of the moms enter storming in to the office yelling and screaming her head out the lades knew how to handle that difficult situation. I'm glad that I'm not working in at school because I don't have the patient to deal with difficult parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2013

They are not enough friendly staff in office and it seems the old age staff does not have patient to listen to parents or visitors. They need to replace with young people.


Posted December 26, 2012

London Towne seems like an overall good school with an overall friendly student, staff and parent population, excellent kid-centric academic and extracurricular activities. However, very poor communication skills demonstrated by a lead admin. The main factor underlying my concern is that when a legitimate, time sensitive concern related to the emotional well being of my child was communicated in a democratic and solution oriented manner, there was an automatically defensive and almost angry response. Rather than aknowleging the reason for the call and responding to hopes for improvement in my child's behavioral developement as well as hopes for mutual understanding between my 5 year old and her teacher, lead staff attempted to blame and later deflect with 'it has been a very difficult week for us as educators'. As a parent, I can only hope there will be change for the better, but given this horrible experience, I am concerned.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2011

My daughter just graduated from 6th grade at LT and was in the Spanish Immersion Program. She loved the school and made many great friends. The school has a small town feeling about it. Her teacher for both 5th and 6th grade was Sr Acuna. He was by far her favorite teacher. Not only did he challenge her academically, but taught the children valuable life lessons. We hope to have another Sr Acuna type teacher in the future!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2011

I went to this school I graduated in the year 2008-09. I have to say those 7 years have been amazing I have a lot of fond memories of LT. Being in Spanish Immersion I was really close to my classmates. Sometimes LT wasn't the best at teaching. I had a little difficulty on my science sol 8th grade year due to the lack of science teaching at London Towne ( I still managed to receive a 528 a pass advanced) Sure some of the teachers aren't the best but there're really some exceptional teachers Sr. Acuana for intense he was my 6th grade teacher was amazing I learned so much more from his class then just academics ( I was in compacted math that year) Sr. Acuana who I consider the treasure of LT gave us life lessons,kindness and actually cared for his students. We would always have a good time in that class. GT program is great! It prepared me so much for my honor classes. PE with Mr. Birdge is amazing a lot of parents have kids who complain about PE but those kids don't attend LT where every student looks forward to gym class. On the last day of LT career I was in tears. I love LT so much that every chance I get I try to volunteer there. Go Lions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted June 3, 2011

We have had children at this school for the past 7 yrs. When we first transferred (reluctantly) in from a private Christian school, we were guarded, having heard nightmare stories about public shools. At that time, we were very impressed. The past 2 years have made us move back to the guarded category, although, frankly, we are done at LTES this year. I have seen recent evidence pointing toward teacher burnout, and administration inability to respond effectively to concerns. This school is headed for trouble.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2010

As a parent, I have noticed low expectations in the academic area as well. I have plans of bringing this to the attention of the principal who in my opinion is not that engaging... but I'll try nonetheless.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2010

I agree with the low expectations, especially in the behavior area. My son had to deal with a lot of days where he came home with headaches because the class was out of control. WHen a 5th grader complains about his peers' behavior, there is a problem!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2010

I am a retired teacher (Loudon County) but have lived in the neighborhood of London Towne for many years. I am very involved in the community here. While the teachers seem nice enough, I have become concerned with how many parents are expressing to me that some teachers and administrators have low expectations for the students. As a previous president once said, "Soft bigotry of low expectations". So, I would tell parents to be aware of what their child is learning and what academic expectations are being set for their child. Thank you for allowing me to share this.


Posted April 26, 2010

I went to this school, and now my child attends. Its been a fairly organized school, with good teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

This is my daughters schools. She is in the first grade and she enjoys it. She loves her teacher a lot/ She still talks about her kindergarten teacher and she loves going to school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

I love London Towne Elementary School! My daughter is a 2nd grader and has thrived beautifully at school. London Towne has experienced, compassionate and caring teachers and a very hardworking administrative staff. Our community is very exicited that we have a new principal, Ms. Ryberg, who will bring a fresh perspective and a wealth of experience. Our humble little school is now in its 40th year of educating the children of our 'Towne' of Centreville, VA. Our children are receiving a quality education in a safe, diverse and fun environment. And the before- and after-school program ('SACC') is fantastic. We love London Towne ES -- Go Lions!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2009

I m very happy with this school my daugther is in preschool program with Miss lisa and mis shannon I appreciate all their hard work, it s meant so much to me , my daughter when she first start last year she couldnt talk oe comminicate with me now she talking expressing her self , and telling me a short briefing about what she is doing at the school . I will never forget that before I have to guess wheteher she is sick or not , a month ago she told me mom I have a pain on my ears , I took her to the doctor , and defenetly she had ear infection , it could be somthing simple and usual but for me it is very important. Thank you miss Lisa , Miss shannon for the good work that you have done with my daughter .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2008

London Towne is an example of real-world diversity-I can't think of a better place for my child to grow and be educated. Teachers are dedicated. All the administration is great, in particular Assistant Principal Sigrid Ryberg deals very well with the children and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2008

This is my daughter's first year at this school and I am not impressed so far. I have tried to engage the principal on a couple of issues and he has failed to engage both times.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2008

we're new to the school this year, but very impressed with the school and our child loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2008

Overall, we are satisfied with London Towne ES. With only a few exceptions Principal Camarda has put together an outstanding and diverse staff of teachers and in our 6 years experience there has been little turnover if it were not for their thankless efforts the scores would be even lower. LT continues to have one of the lowest student-teacher ratios of any Fairfax County School. Security at the school is good. We are particularly happy with the band/strings programs at the school the instructors are incredible. Parents are welcome at the school. You get out of the school what you put into it since we are involved we have little to complain about.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

The teachers at this school genuinely care about the education of my child. The atmosphere is clean and there are great progrms available to encourage music, art, fitness, and foreign language.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

My daughter is in kindergarten. Every step of the process getting the school year started has been 100% positive. She is my first to attend elementary school and I didn't know anything! Principal Carmada is an excellent leader. All of the staff and teachers are experienced and instilled a lot of confidence in me. The full-day program is an excellent fit for us. My daughter has plenty of energy to get through the day and then some. She loves the routine, the variety, and I am happy to see her come home at the end of the day with news of something new she learned. The school is also very easy to communicate with, whether by phone or by notices in her backpack. I can't wait for the many school events to start so we can become more involved. (I consulted this board too before we enrolled!) =)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2004

My son goes to Kindergarden and he has a beautiful teacher in everyway the way she takes care of my son and the other kids is just wonderful. Hope my son will have more teachers like her though-out the time he has left to go to school
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
History and Social Science

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
English: Writing

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
81%
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 74% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 86% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students79%
Female students81%
Male students77%
Black students50%
Asian students76%
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities79%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient students80%
Proficient in English78%

Math

All Students79%
Female students82%
Male students75%
Black students64%
Asian students83%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students72%
Proficient in English84%

Science

All Students79%
Female students80%
Male students78%
Black students63%
Asian students83%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient students72%
Proficient in English84%
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 Students77%
Female students74%
Male students80%
Black students69%
Asian students83%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities82%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient students75%
Proficient in English78%

Math

All Students89%
Female students91%
Male students86%
Black students82%
Asian students100%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities86%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students88%
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 Students72%
Female students69%
Male students76%
Black students69%
Asian students73%
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English82%

English: Writing

All Students68%
Female students74%
Male students61%
Black students69%
Asian students73%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White students68%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient students52%
Proficient in English74%

Math

All Students88%
Female students88%
Male students89%
Black students80%
Asian students93%
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient students85%
Proficient in English89%

Science

All Students66%
Female students62%
Male students72%
Black students63%
Asian students73%
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient students56%
Proficient in English71%
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 students75%
Male students89%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities81%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient students77%
Proficient in English84%

Math

All Students95%
Female students92%
Male students98%
Black students80%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic98%
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities93%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient students100%
Proficient in English93%
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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