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Walker Upper Elementary School

Public | 5-6 | 528 students

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Posted October 18, 2012

I attended this school a few years ago and it was AMAZING! All of the teachers care about their students, and the teaching techniques are unique and easy to learn. I was so prepared for middle school and knew almost everything when I entered the 8th grade. The after school program is incredible as well, it gives you a chance to explore something you maybe thought you had to interest in, and it is very organized (which I liked) and really helped shape me. I transferred to Fairfax County and it is no where as good as this school. I really wish I could go back and attend this school again. :)


Posted April 1, 2011

My daughter entered Walker from a private school and we were amazed by the level of teaching, the academic caliber of the students, the range of diversity and how well it is managed. We love it.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 73% in 2013.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
English: Writing

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

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
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 Students66%
Female students72%
Male students61%
Black students45%
Asian students80%
Hispanic59%
Multiracial72%
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient students42%
Proficient in English70%

English: Writing

All Students59%
Female students67%
Male students52%
Black students35%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial56%
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English60%

Math

All Students66%
Female students71%
Male students62%
Black students46%
Asian students64%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial63%
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient students48%
Proficient in English68%

Science

All Students72%
Female students74%
Male students70%
Black students51%
Asian students60%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial79%
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students47%
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 Students70%
Female students74%
Male students66%
Black students47%
Asian students54%
Hispanic65%
Multiracial73%
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English72%

Math

All Students84%
Female students85%
Male students82%
Black students70%
Asian students92%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial90%
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient students82%
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

  • 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.

2013

 
 
n/a

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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

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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Charlottesville, VA 22903
Phone: (434) 245-2412

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