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Hollymead Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 571 students

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Posted February 6, 2014

Our daughter is in Special Ed and we LOVE it!!! The teachers are amazing. She is just soooo loved ... it makes me tear up whenever we pop in and see the support that surrounds her. This school also has a very good reputation locally. But I don't know much about it other than Special Education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2013

This school is amazing I love it. It feels almost like a second home to me and my brothers. All the teachers are really nice and supportive they give us tons of tips. This school is the highest quality of any school. They teach you about rumors and cyber stuff and even they teach you how to play nicely with others. Their music and art teachers both are amazing. Their physical education is perfect never could be better. Also their library is huge it is perfect I have been going here since kindergarten so did my seventh grade brother my little kindergartner brother too. I feel really sorry for those people who haven't been able to go to hollymead. But I'm mad at those who've insulated my school. The hornets will get you evil rude mean people, you can't hide from their wrath. Now I'm sorry people whom left after a year.


Posted January 10, 2012

This is a great school. All of the teachers are caring and creative. I have 2 kids. One that is in 6th grade now, but attend K-5 and another that is in 2nd grade. I didn't see them teaching only SOL stuff. A lot of the work the kids bring home is advanced and thought-provoking. Also, I'm not sure what the other posters mean by a lack of after-school activities. This is an elementary school... what do they expect? There are clubs and an after school program. There are also numerous sports outside of the school for the children to participate in. I think there are some parents that will never be satisfied, but as far as Hollymead goes you can't do much better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2010

This school has been so good with our kids, I cannot say enough. My kids are younger (kindergarten, first grade) so issues like sports and extracurricular activities and SOLs have not yet been a part of our experience. For early childhood education, you will encounter some of the best teachers in the county at Hollymead. It is small enough there to feel like a family, and everyone knows the kids. I've been very, very happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2010

The teachers are caring and top notch, the community is affluent with doting parents. However- as another parent said- they are teaching to the SOL. If you have a child that does not like sports or is lucky enough to have a parent at home to help them partake in the few after school activities, your child will not be challenged. In addition- my son experienced bullying- and while there is lip service to "zero tolerance" in essence unless you have "proof" the concept is there is something wrong socially with your child... i/e he/she does not "fit in" . I am now homeschooling with greater success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2010

This school has been a disappointment for us. We have been in two other school districts before this school and both have been better. The learning was better in both cases.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

This is a great school and most of the teachers really go above and beyond. However very unimpressive with the lack of adequate afterschool activities for the children or ridiculous limits on the number of children who can participate. Overall an excellent school but as with all the main concern seems to be teaching SOL materials. So with all schools we must ask are they really learning or just learning how to regurgitate certain facts??
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Great school, great teachers, great staff. The best!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2009

Hollymead is an excellent school. The staff is superb and the principal is very open to meeting with parents. Our son just completed kindergarten and is way above level in reading and math..his teacher was fabulous and creative. We have to move this summer (also military)and regret not being able to continue his education at Hollymead!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2009

We are a military family and have been very pleased with Hollymead. It is one of the best schools we have had so far. Great experience for our son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2008

We have been quite impressed with the teachers and administration at Hollymead. It is a very organized and well managed school. We are quite pleased with the academic advances we've witnessed in our child. Parental involvement is tremendous. The PTO is strong and highly supportive of the school, and the teachers all seem very happy to be at Hollymead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2008

By far one of the best schools your children will ever attend. The entire staff from the principal to the custodians are very kid friendly. The teachers are terrific not only because they are great teachers but because they genuinely care about their students. After 4 years in this community, I am sure we will look back and say that Hollymead was the best school our children ever attended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2008

Hollymead is the best school my two children have ever attended. I have a fourth grader and a fifth grader now in their fourth years at Hollymead and we have been very impressed. As a military member, my children have attended other schools (in SC and AR) and this school is by far the best. The teachers and the principal (and assistant principal) are very involved with the students, know their names, and promote frequent evening school functions to keep the parents involved too. We will miss Hollymead when we move to our next assignment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2007

I have been thrilled with our year at Hollymead and am so sad to leave. We have children in 3rd, 2nd, and K. We are military and arrived last year. I feared that my children would not easily make friends as the new kids. This fear never materialized. All of my children quickly made friends and were quickly taken in by the wonderful teachers. The administrative staff welcomed us with open arms. I have a son who is ADHD and can be challenging to teachers. The principal listened and carefully chose a teacher, Mrs. Winter, who has been nothing short of amazing. I'm equally as pleased with my other children's teachers, one of whom was teacher of the year last year! The academics are strong; there is opportunity for tutoring; and the homework is creative not just mindless busy work. Lucky you if your children go here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2006

I have 2 sons at Hollymead.A 3rd grader and a 5th grader.This is their 1st year being at Hollymead.This is an excellent school to send children to.The teachers are great and caring.The principal is absolutely wonderful and professional.It's time to move on as we moved here for one year only(for my fellowship) but I guess we need to find a reason to stay here.The main thing that I am impressed about among others is it's dicipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2005

My son is in 1st grade at Hollymead, and we could not be happier with the education he is receiving. This school has wonderful standards of acedemics, but taught in a caring, personal way. You walk through the halls and everyone knows everyone- truly a special environment. My 2.5 year old who has Down syndrome gets speech therapy at Hollymead, and that too has been just wonderful. Everyone welcomes him as well! We will be relocating next year and the thing I will miss the most is Hollymead. We bought our house here specifically for the school, and we have not been disappointed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2005

Hollymead is truly a neighborhood school with a wonderful sense of school community. My son is in 1st grade and is thriving because of two years of excellent and loving teachers. Support services in the areas of special education and gifted education are great. There are a variety of ways for parents to get involved and they do! My son enjoys his music and art classes and the school's new gymnasium will be dedicated on June 1st- Field Day! Regular school wide events are held such as Diversity Festival, Spring Fun Fair, Project Night, etc. We couldn't be happier with the qualtiy of education our son is receiving and the way we are welcomed as a part of the school community. -Kim
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2005

I have a son in Kindergarten and a daughter in 5th grade at Hollymead. I have been very pleased with the academic curriculum, the teachers, principal and staff in general. The music and art programs are fun for the kids, and the teachers for both are excellent. This is a small, but well run school that my kids love. My son has adapted to school life very well, with caring teachers he is doing great. My daughter has been a gifted child in the past three schools she has attended (we are military), and was able to enter Hollymead's program too. She has always been an A student, with a B in math, which has been difficult for her. She has reached her goal this past semester of receiving an A in math, which we are grateful for. All her teachers are caring and approachable. This is a great school.
—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 72% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
96%
History and Social Science

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
93%

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 73% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
English: Writing

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
97%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 89% in 2012.

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n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
99%

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

All Students87%
Female students86%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

Math

All Students78%
Female students77%
Male students80%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students70%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

Science

All Students95%
Female students92%
Male students98%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%
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 Students86%
Female students86%
Male students87%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

Math

All Students88%
Female students80%
Male students95%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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 Students85%
Female students88%
Male students83%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

English: Writing

All Students90%
Female students90%
Male students89%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

Math

All Students76%
Female students74%
Male students78%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students82%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

Science

All Students89%
Female students88%
Male students90%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%
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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Charlottesville, VA 22911
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