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Deep Creek Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 720 students

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Posted June 18, 2014

I love Deep Creek Elementary!! The administration, the staff and the teachers are phenomenal! My son has been there for two years and all of experiences have been A+++. Anytime that we have an issue it is immediately addressed and solutions are put in place. When I walk through the door most everyone knows my name and greets me warmly. We so blessed to have this school help our child reach his full potential. Dr. Jones and her staff of administrators & teachers are a great group of people.!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2014

DCE is a great school. I've had two children there since 2007. We've found the teachers to be great and the administration responsive to any concerns. They have a rock climbing wall in the gym. Outdoor playground equipment could stand an upgrade though! Lunch is typical of any public school. Music program is fantastic. I've appreciated the way that teachers have gone out of their way to make sure my kids get what they need academically and they willingly alter the curriculum to meet both gifted and special needs. Love DCE....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2013

The administrative team is wonderful. Dr. Brown (AP) appears to know every child and the children love him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2012

As in any school you will have some teachers you love and some you strongly dislike. But heaven forbid you try to make a complaint about a teacher at this school. You get the runaround until you finally give up or the response the teacher is always right! Rarely can you get an appointment with the principle. When I've talked to other parents with children at other local schools about the programs and events they offer, I find my child's school severely lacking. I also have to agree with the person who posted about the budget cuts here. We don't have a student of the month award ceremony or ice cream social like the other elementary schools in our district have. Your child just gets sent home with a certificate, that a few times were not even signed. I have seen the quality and quantity of food offered in the lunch room go down drastically over the past couple years. Even finding them running out of some food items before all the lunch periods have been served. And my child also has to wear a coat all day in the winter because it was too cold in the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2011

This was a great school when my oldest daughter attended, but budget cuts are evident in the school quality. The heat was not on in November, the children were wearing winter coats at their desks. Teachers are only given texts books, no other supplies, they have to purchase their own worksheets and teacher aids. Special events such as Student of the month awards and Christmas programs were poorly coordinated chaos at best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2009

Deep Creek Elementary is the reason I chose to live where I live. The teachers are attentive and caring. My son has spent four years there, loves it, and has had extremely high scores on national exams due to what he has been taught there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2008

As an employee of this school I would like give you my opinion of our faculty and staff. It is one of the most cohesive groups you could hope to have. We all work as one to ensure the best for all children. We are very aware of the diverse backgrounds that we have and be assured that each child is shown respect for their cultural background and beliefs. When the children arrive each day they stop being just your children and become ours also. Not only is their education critical to us, we also work to see that they are well rounded in all areas that will affect their lives. As an Instructional Assistant of 29 years I can assure we all do our best for all of 'OUR'children.


Posted June 18, 2005

This school has great teachers and curriculum. My oldest daughter passed her math SOLs with 100% her third grade year with Mrs. Sutherland and my younger daughter just completed kindergarten this year with an abundant enthusiasm for reading. She can read beginning chapter books with little or no help. The guidance department was an excellent resource for me when my daughter was first diagnosed with ADD. They offered her any available resources neccessary to help which were plenty. There's after school tutoring and a learning center for parents with books and videos on a variety of subjects. The school has movie nights once a month, a carnival, field day and skating night once a month. The techers are quick to respond to questions or concerns. The only downside to this school is the restraints of the SOL requirements on the freedom of the teachers to teacher outside of the box.
—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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
History and Social Science

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
English: Writing

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

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

All Students76%
Female students76%
Male students76%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Math

All Students72%
Female students73%
Male students71%
Black students61%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Science

All Students87%
Female students85%
Male students89%
Black students85%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities67%
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 Students81%
Female students86%
Male students75%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

Math

All Students93%
Female students94%
Male students93%
Black students95%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities81%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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

English: Reading

All Students76%
Female students75%
Male students77%
Black students62%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

English: Writing

All Students67%
Female students71%
Male students64%
Black students59%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%

Math

All Students71%
Female students73%
Male students68%
Black students56%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English70%

Science

All Students80%
Female students77%
Male students83%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%
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
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:29 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Dr. D. Jean Jones
Fax number
  • (757) 558-5337

Resources

Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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2809 Forehand Dr
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