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Centreville Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 958 students

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Posted June 18, 2014

My son has been attending CES for the past two years, and my daughter will begin kindergarten in the fall. I LOVE this school. I moved into this area because of the school system. Mrs. Manolares has been the most amazing teacher and person I have ever known. I'm an educator - I have a post-master's degree in education. I know that my children are in great hands at CES. They also promote parental and community involvement. This is an absolutely amazing school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2013

We have been very happy with this school and everyone I know has had nothing but positive things to say about it. This school promotes community involvement. Right before school starts your child's teacher personally comes to your house to introduce their self. No other school in the area does this! We feel lucky to have our child attend such a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2012

This school was my daughter's base school, before she transferred to another AAP based school. Although she enjoyed this school, she readily says to me that she likes her current school much more. I believe that this school has excellent parent involvement, but a poor leadership quality. Some of the teachers were quite impressive, but most nowadays hold a very weak and disrespectful rein on their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2011

CES has an amazing staff! The school is very diverse and welcoming. I can't imagine any of the staff allowing a child to be treated badly. Fantastic activities and wonderful learning enviroment. I consider my kids to be blessed to attend such a fantastic school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2011

I strongly disagree with the discrimination statement that was made by a previous parent. My children are of color and have NEVER been treated any differently. We absolutely love this school. In fact, we had debated moving this summer and decided not to because we loved our school so much. I think that some people just use the race card as a fallback and it's getting old. Please visit the school and form your own opinion. This is an absolutely fantastic school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2011

We are relocating from Houston, TX and I thank everyone for their insight. If I have to read more than one comment on insensitivity of colored children its one toooo many. Knowing my husband, there would be media coverage and a law suit! Thanks, guess we will keep looking. Pray things get better for those there.


Posted August 22, 2011

Parents please do your research before enrolling your child into this school as a previous parent wrote, the discrimmination is high in this school so all I can say is please pleaseplease, talk to the parents around the community and draw your own conclusion but , with my experience with the school and some others, we have experienced discrimminationwith our children and in this day and age you would think this sort of thing would end. now their exposing our children to it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2011

Mr. Young is a fantastic principal. The school is wonderfully diverse and I've never seen any of the discrimination another reviewer spoke about. I'm very happy to send my children to Centreville Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2011

You will not find a more exciting, diverse or innovative learning community for your child. I have been a CES parent for the last 10 years and I can say without a doubt that our current principal and assistant principals are amazing. In the last 4 years with our new administration the school has gone from a good school to an exceptional place to send your kids. The teachers are wonderful and very engaged.There is a focus on hands on learning including outdoor learning spaces and a native garden that the kids created and help maintain. Truly a wonderful school community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

It's Community and the teachars are the best
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2009

We are just finishing year 2 with a new principal-many of the older comments are referencing a previous principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2009

I have to agree with the older comments about discrimination and insensitivity. I have two children in this school. I am fortunate that one has a great teacher, but my other child has been discouraged from the beginning by a teacher that clearly did not want him to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2007

We love the school! We have had exceptional teachers and have been very happy with the curriculum. Having worked in the classrooms for two years in a row, I have seen how top notch the teachers are working at this school. The people in this school love and care for children. They are good at what they do. What else can you ask for?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2006

Great school - The majority of the teachers and staff are truly excellent. The Principal hires great teachers but he is terribly unresponsive and has dropped the ball on the only two occasions we have tried to work with/through him. If you have an issue it is better to go directly to the teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2005

I am a parent volunteer at Centreville Elementary, and I am at this wonderful school twice a week for an hour each day. I also pop in regularly and have observed events and everyday routines in many classrooms. I watch these teachers guide their students, interact with them and discipline them, and I know that my own sons are left in caring, competent hands. This school has pull out programs and classroom inclusive programs to assist students who may need extra help. It is true that the students do not always like being pulled from class, but I appreciate how this school has plans in place to help kids who are falling behind. If you walk through the halls in this school, you will see that nearly all students and teachers have smiles on their faces, and to me, that sets the stage for a positive learning environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2005

I feel those other ratings are harsh, but probably have merit based on personal experience. My 2 children have had outstanding teachers for 3 years running. Parents need to understand this school has a STRONG special needs program, which may impact test scores. Inclusion classes enrich the strong kids by letting them assist and lead other children; and, lend stength and comfort to those children that need encouragement or confidence building. Teachers have an open door policy, book fairs, extra-curricular activities, teachers often loop up to the next grade, some teachers team-teach. It's really a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2005

I think it is horrible that parents view the teachers and principals at this school and others as the ememy. The staff at Centreville, like most schools are here for the children and went into this line of work for their love of children. I feel very strongly that we should hold our children accountable for their actions and teach them to be better people, like these educators try to do. Instead of criticizing, perhaps we should thank our educators for teaching and shaping our children every day for numerous hours, and little pay.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2004

Sincerely, I was very surprised to read the previous negative comments. Yes, the academic atmosphere at this school is very poor! The staff is highly insensitive to the needs of the children especially boys. I feel that entire staff and principal could use more development in reaching parents. I am quite surprised that this school hasn't been investigated for the practices against 'certain' families. I would not recommend this school for anyone's child. Centreville Elementary School - As it is under the current leadership of the principal and assistant principal who are clearly insensitive to the needs of children of color. I hope that more parents speak out about the injustices that are currently and previously have taken place. No student should have to sit in an office for behavior. Trust me - when I say that this school has significantly displayed unfair practices to boys and minorities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2004

My daughter is in the 5th grade at Centreville and we love this school. Everyone working at the school is kind, helpful and understanding As for the other reviews, homework does have set rules with grade level and amount of time to spend on homework. Talk, handwrite a note or send an email to the teacher. They are very understanding and want to work with your child and you. All you have to do is ask. This school has helped form my daughter into a wonderful child. We could have not asked for a better school. Thanks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2004

The Principal is a kind man... Asst Principals are grossly incompetent (avoid them!) There are a few exceptional teachers. A couple of teachers clearly discriminate against boys. Music is very good. PE one good and one bad. Don't look here for sound reading, writing and math instruction. Research the teachers carefully or your in for a long and painful year!
—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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
History and Social Science

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

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
English: Writing

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

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 74% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

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

All Students79%
Female students85%
Male students75%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students82%
Hispanic65%
Multiracial82%
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient students73%
Proficient in English83%

Math

All Students72%
Female students75%
Male students69%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students87%
Hispanic45%
Multiracial64%
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient students68%
Proficient in English74%

Science

All Students97%
Female students98%
Male students97%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient students97%
Proficient in English98%
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 students84%
Male students77%
Black students77%
Asian students83%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient students68%
Proficient in English85%

Math

All Students85%
Female students82%
Male students87%
Black students77%
Asian students89%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient students79%
Proficient in English87%
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 students75%
Male students70%
Black students64%
Asian students76%
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English80%

English: Writing

All Students74%
Female students75%
Male students73%
Black students50%
Asian students81%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students52%
Proficient in English80%

Math

All Students62%
Female students66%
Male students58%
Black students60%
Asian students76%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White students58%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient students58%
Proficient in English63%

Science

All Students62%
Female students60%
Male students63%
Black students50%
Asian students72%
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
White students65%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient students36%
Proficient in English70%
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 Students85%
Female students85%
Male students85%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students89%
Hispanic50%
Multiracial80%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient students43%
Proficient in English93%

Math

All Students91%
Female students88%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students97%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient students83%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 76% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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Centreville, VA 20121
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