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Great Bridge Intermediate School

Public | 3-5 | 635 students

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Posted April 27, 2010

Before moving here we heard really good things about Great Bridge. I have to say that we have been 100% happy with the school. We have been lucky to have a wonderful teacher who is very interested in her students. No complaints here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2009

Surprising low class sizes, highly educated teachers and particular attention to music and arts made our experience here a surprise. Coming from West Coast (Oregon) we were not sure
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2009

Coming from a homeschool environment, I was extremely dissatisfied with the school's administration. The principal and asst. principal specifically. We were routinely at odds with the administration in terms of our child's needs vs the school's accomodations. My experience is that the admin is out of touch with the children's goal of learning and, instead, focus on SOL's. Something that for them measures less what the children know and more the school's teaching skills. Many of us parents noted emphasis on 'review' sheets for SOL prep than on homework or in-class tests. I had heard good experiences and poor experiences from family and neighbors; however, our experience was simply abhorrent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2007

My Son attended this School all three years and was in BM Williams prior. Unfortunately these schools are more concerned with test scores than they are with Student development and learning. Parents are the teachers here and Students are given bad grades for having busy, working, parents. It's really sad what this School District has become!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2007

Chesapeake has a reputation for having Great Schools, however it's just the test scores that are great. Unfortunately the test scores are all they care about, the Teachers there are more concerned about those test score then they are about the students they are teaching. The Student/Teacher Ratio is great, so that's not the problem. The Vice Principal is never does anything to address concerns. The Principal does not get involved at all, I never even saw her except at public assemblies, despite requests for her attention. I had several concerns about what my child was not learning. Also the Parents have more homework now than we did when we were in school. This school has forgotten the Basics and the three R's!.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

In two weeks, my daughter will be starting her third year(5th grade) at GBI. I couldn't be happier with the school. Everyone, teachers and support staff alike, is pleasant and knowledgeable. I have absolutely no complaints about this school at all. She did exceptionally well on her SOLs, achieving passed advance on all tests except reading, on which she scored a 464. Not her teacher's fault - she just doesn't like to read. :) The school is excellent, the PTA is very active, the curriculum is top-notch, and the staff is wonderful. The ladies in the office, the school nurse, the custodians - all super nice. The principal is seems to be very hands-on and approachable, very involved and dedicated to GBI.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2005

I think that the school over all is okay, but some of the teachers arn't the best. They could be a whole lot nicer to the students instead of yelling at them all the time. The exstracurricular activities are very fun. Like in computers we can go on a program to help us learn how to type faster and more accurate. Some of the other activities like music, including strings, are very interesting because you can learn a lot of info. to help anyone on the SOLs'. As for P.E, what a blast, we do physical and mental education there, some for fun and some for state records. Then there is art where else a better place than that to express your feeling than there.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%
History and Social Science

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

189 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
97%

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96%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 84% in 2012.

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Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
95%

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

The state average for English: Reading was 73% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
English: Writing

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

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students89%
Female students94%
Male students85%
Black students67%
Asian students91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial93%
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

Math

All Students81%
Female students83%
Male students79%
Black students41%
Asian students91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial73%
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

Science

All Students96%
Female students97%
Male students96%
Black students72%
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
White students99%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities71%
Students without disabilities99%
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 Students89%
Female students88%
Male students90%
Black students89%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

Math

All Students96%
Female students95%
Male students96%
Black students89%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities87%
Students without disabilities96%
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 students84%
Male students89%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

English: Writing

All Students92%
Female students93%
Male students91%
Black students95%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial90%
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%

Math

All Students87%
Female students86%
Male students88%
Black students79%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

Science

All Students89%
Female students88%
Male students90%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%
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
  • 7:50 am
School end time
  • 2:19 pm
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Heather D. Martin
Fax number
  • (757) 482-4027
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253 West Hanbury Rd
Chesapeake, VA 23322
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