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Camelot Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 553 students

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Posted October 12, 2013

I love this school! The one comment about other than black children having problem adapting really bothers me. My children are white and they have never been treated different. In my opinion the school is very cultural. There is a lot of all races that go there and that is how I prefer it. It is also an extremely safe school. So much that most of the staff know me by name and they still require me to show my ID to pick up my kids. The principal Dr. Cooper-Collins is AMAZING! I absolutely couldn't think of a better principal and my daughter can't leave the school without getting hugs from almost every staff member she passes :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

the staff is very friendly, they make you feel comfortable.. they are always doing stuff for the kids on weekends..I am very proud my daughter attends here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2013

I am Linda V. Williams and my dog s name is Princess Williams. We are new volunteers at Camelot Elementary School s (CES) reading program. Princess is a therapy dog and she is a member of Therapy Dog International, Inc. (TDI).Princess and I visit the school every Monday in hopes of brightening someone s day and to help enhance some students reading skills. The principal, Dr. Karen Cooper-Collins, her staff, and students always welcome Princess and me with a smile and warm welcome .Many of the students, grades 1 through 5, read exceptionally well and are always willing to give their best effort while reading to Princess. In order for the students to pat/receive kisses from Princess they have to read to her-Princess makes reading possible! Princess and I are proud to be members of TDI and to volunteer for Camelot Elementary school. Princess and I thank you Dr. Cooper-Collins for allowing us to be a part of this great school. You provide excellent programs, and overall the students at CES, Chesapeake, Virginia display good character and disposition and are eager to learn. I look forward to the Paw Reading Program (this is my special title) next school year


Posted September 26, 2006

My child just enrolled into Camelot and so far our experience there has been nothing but positive. My child is in the 5th grade and I have been impressed with the level of professionalism and expectation of academic success from his teachers, Mr. Kotchik and Ms. Valentine. I am looking forward to a great year at Camelot!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

Camelot has been a great school so far for my son. Whenever we've had a problem, the teacher would take care of it. We never had to go as far as the principle to get it taken care of. Everyone is very involved in the children. The children come first to Camelot. My son came from Portlock, and has been at Camelot for four years now. He loves it! Dr Johnson is awesome! The teachers he has had and has now are all awesome. I was scared at first when my son was enrolled at Camelot because I had heard that it was in a bad location and I really didn't know if my son would get the education that he needed. Boy was I wrong, beyond my expectations. Way to go Camelot Elementary School/Chesapeake Ms Sawyer loves you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2006

Camelot is a great school!Their academic programs are designed to help each and every child achieve success.The teacher are very passoniate and love what they do. As a previous student I will always remenber the extra time and attention when ever I had a problem, question or concerns. Overall Camelot was a wonderful experience and was truely a rewarding experience.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 24, 2005

As with all schools, there are problems, but it is overall a good school. Since most of the children are minority, other kids do have issues, there is a lot of teasing and the school does not handle it like it should. On the other hand, my son learned how to read and accelerated to the top of his class in first grade! They encourage parent involvement, but some parents just don't care and this shows in some of the children. It is truly the teachers and staff that make Camelot a good school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2004

Camelot Elementary is a wonderful school there is an atmosphere of excellence and learning. This school is multi-cultural and multi-ethnic and does a great job with every child. The teachers are very helpful and kind. The principal is at the top of her class when it comes to excellence. She sets the school standards very high and the students reach them every time. This school is fully accredited. The school is a wonderful part of our community and we are proud to have such an extraordinary group of people working with our children. I enjoy sending my children to school every morning, knowing they are in loving and caring hands. Camelot Elementary is superb!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2004

Camelot has been a great school for my children. We have only had one bad situation with a teacher, who is now retired. This is a fully accredited school. The SOL scores have continually climbed, and each year the school gets better and better. I have only notice faculty, staff and students treating each other the same, no matter what the race or skin color.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2004

School has a predomintely black population other students of other races seem to have problem adapting, this is due to some of the students having a prejudice against others.
—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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
History and Social Science

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
97%
English: Writing

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students75%
Female students76%
Male students74%
Black students72%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%

Math

All Students54%
Female students42%
Male students64%
Black students52%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English54%

Science

All Students87%
Female students95%
Male students80%
Black students84%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities93%
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 Students66%
Female students74%
Male students58%
Black students57%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English66%

Math

All Students67%
Female students80%
Male students53%
Black students61%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%
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 Students46%
Female students48%
Male students44%
Black students44%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English46%

English: Writing

All Students58%
Female students56%
Male students59%
Black students54%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English58%

Math

All Students46%
Female students50%
Male students44%
Black students45%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English46%

Science

All Students67%
Female students71%
Male students64%
Black students68%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%
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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School basics

School start time
  • 8:10 am
School end time
  • 2:39 pm
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Karen Cooper-Collins
Fax number
  • (757) 558-5351

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2901 Guenevere Dr
Chesapeake, VA 23323
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