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Thurgood Marshall Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 515 students

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Posted October 24, 2012

Compared to other Chesapeake schools, Thurgood is very lacking. We have encountered some wonderful and caring teachers. We have also encountered staff that is quite rude. One of my daughter's teachers has a horrible attitude and is uncooperative and unpleasant if I try to communicate with her about how my daughter is doing and what they are learning in class. There was no orientation before school started. When they did have an open house a couple weeks after school was started, it was very unorganized, and we did not have the opportunity me meet all of my daughter's teachers. The PTA from what I have seen does not exist, though I am technically a member. It is almost as if the parents are being shut out. I have not even seen any opportunities for parents to volunteer. There are hardly any extra activities for students to participate in. There are not even enough students to make up a gifted class in my daughter's grade, At her school last year, her whole class was gifted or a fast paced learner.. It frustrates me greatly that we have the misfortune to be in this district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2008

I have one child that went to thurgood after we moved from another city and she could not read they taught how to read in 2 weeks. She has been progressing every since she is now in middle school and in all honors classes. My son now attends and he is doing work above his grade level. This is a great school with great teachers. They are a family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2006

My two youngest boys attended Thurgood Marshall from 2001-2006 and I was very pleased with the teachers, and administration. The teachers really care about the progress of the students and encourage the parents to be involved in their students career (which I was!). We loved Thurgood Marshall and will greatly miss it!
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Posted August 17, 2005

My son attended this school from Jan. 2005- June 2005, due to the fact that Georgetown Elementary was over-crowed. I would like to commend his teacher, Mrs. Mary Harper for a job well done. She genuinely cares for her students and their education. She teaches the pre-school class for children with developmental delays. Mrs. Harper made me feel extremely welcomed to visit and observe her at anytime. (which was done several times) She is very informative and will assist in any way possible. When my son started, he was very inattentive and barely spoke ten words. His vocabulary and attention span has improved dramatically. Mrs. Harper is a SUPERB teacher! I am very happy that my son was about to attend her class. Also, the Teacher s Aide was awesome as well.
—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.

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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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
85%
History and Social Science

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

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 70% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
88%
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

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
English: Writing

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%

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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
95%

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

All Students58%
Female students55%
Male students61%
Black students52%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English58%

Math

All Students41%
Female students39%
Male students42%
Black students36%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities46%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English41%

Science

All Students80%
Female students74%
Male students86%
Black students78%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities70%
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

English: Reading

All Students60%
Female students67%
Male students56%
Black students54%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English59%

Math

All Students51%
Female students47%
Male students53%
Black students49%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English50%
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 Students51%
Female students47%
Male students56%
Black students51%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English51%

English: Writing

All Students65%
Female students63%
Male students69%
Black students66%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities91%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English65%

Math

All Students56%
Female students49%
Male students65%
Black students56%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English56%

Science

All Students78%
Female students69%
Male students91%
Black students78%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%
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
  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 2:14 pm
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Linda L. Woolard
Fax number
  • (757) 494-7651

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2706 Border Road
Chesapeake, VA 23324
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