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Cedar Road Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 783 students

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Posted June 12, 2014

For whatever reason, my previous post was deleted or reported. I agree with the March 2014 parent regarding struggling child. Last year our experience was horrible, but this year the complete opposite. So, I guess it all goes back to the personality or effectiveness of the teacher. This school acts like its a magnet school and the majority of emphasis is placed on exceeding other schools in SOL testing and less emphasis on children developing and being kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2014

Cedar Road Elementary is a wonderful school with caring staff and teachers that go above-and-beyond everyday. My first-grader started school at a beginning first grade reading level and is now ending the year reading at a third grade level! All of the teachers we know in the school have been at CRE for years and love what they do. The PTA is very active and regularly provides additional scholastic and recreational programs for the students. We also appreciate the overall feeling of community in the school between all the students from Kindergarten through 5th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2014

Overall friendly teachers and staff. However, If you have a child that struggles sometime in their learning experience, don't expect the appropriate help, nor detailed communication. The teacher will take serious action without involving the parents. A frustrated teacher means a bad experiences for the child and parents. disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2013

I love this school. My kids especially love this school which makes me happy. They have had wonderful teachers and the parent involvement is amazing! I'd pay extra for a home in this area for the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2013

We moved to this area 10 years ago so our oldest could start kindergarten at Cedar Road Elementary. She had the best teachers and was very prepared for Middle school. Our youngest is now in fourth grade and I'm as happy with his education as I was with hers!! I highly recommend this school if you are trying to decide where to live in order for your child a great public school experience and education!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2013

I love CRE! The school surpassed my expectations of public school. I am glad that they have not conformed into the isolated model of schools today. The employees are happy, sincere, and still care. God is still touching this schools heart! I was surprised that for Kindergarten my 5 year old was behind because he couldn't read site words and such starting out. By the end of the year he was fine, but I had only taught him letters, numbers, how to spell his name, colors, and shapes. I apparently was delusional about the requirements of todays youth. I do not like that the primary focus is on SOL scores and not learning for the long run. That is more of a state wide problem than a school specific issue. We had no problems with violence or unruly children. This school rocks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2012

Ms Powell remains to be an amzing teacher. She was my daughters teacher in 2007-2008 school year. She is now my sons teacher and she is simply one of the greatest teachers of all! Great asset to Cedar Road Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2011

Great school with a small-town feel. VERY active parents and PTA. I have three children attending school at CRE and I couldn't be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2010

Great school love the teacher's and staff they really go above and beyond to help your children in their learning experience great programs for the kids to learn very family oreinted school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

This school is great! My daughter started Kindergarten there this year and I am amazed how at how far she has come along. Mrs. Harrington and her assistant, Mrs. Russell are fantastic. They really care about each individual student and getting any extra help they may need. I feel like my daughter was challenged; however, never left behind even when she was having a difficult time. Great communication with parents and the school offers SO much extra for the kids to do. We've had a great year! Thank you. Great teachers make a world of difference!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2010

My grandson is in the first grade at 'CRE' Cedar Road Elem. The entire staff is friendly and helpful to all the children, parents, and grandparents. My grandson looks forward to school each day!


Posted April 27, 2010

From the principal and teachers, all the way to the lunch ladies and the custodians - every employee at Cedar Road Elementary (CRE)School strives to create a warm and nurturing environment that allows children to feel safe and leaves them eager to learn. I genuninely believe that the staff always keeps best interest of the students of CRE at the heart of every decision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

I have a stepson attending another Chesapeake school, but in the same grade as my son. Comparing the two schools it is easy to see that CRE is a highly academic and challenging school. A lot more is expected at this school than in other Chesapeake schools at the same grade level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2010

My daughter's Kindergarten teacher has a master's degree in reading, there are 2 teachers in the classroom for 16 children, the PTA is hoping to have 100% PTA membership for all parents. I've never seen so many fundraiser fliers or parent involvement opportunities. The PTA is currently trying to earn money to have multimedia equipment in every classroom to facilitate learning. They have a computer lab where children play learning games every week. During Christmas time all the children wore their p.j.s to school and brought their favorite stuffed animal. Everyone listened with their animals while the principle read a version of the Polar Express over the intercom and then they had hot chocolate or chocolate milk and cookies. They want the children to love coming to school and work very hard to create a warm fun environment to encourage healthy, excited learning. I've been amazed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2009

My son has been attending CRE since kindergarten and is now in 3rd grade. His teachers have been wonderful and are great with sending home detailed feedback on his performance. There are opportunities for after school clubs as well as lots of PTA sponsored events. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2008

My son has been going here since kindergarten and is no in 4th grade. The staff is wonderful, yet stern. The academics are superior to most and extremely challenging. If you are an absentee parent, this may not be the school for you as there is much parent/student involvment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2008

Wondeful School! I have sent three children to this school and I have absolutely no complaints. Teachers and staff are great. Any problem is taken care of promptly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2008

We chose to buy a house in the CRE school district after researching/visiting 6 schools in VB and Chesapeake. We were very particular since our child has special ed needs. We have seen marked improvement in our child in the past year that we have been here. Great teachers, teacher aides and supported by the administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2007

This school is outstanding! the staff is wonderful. This is my daughter's second year; at first I could not believe all the support from parents and teachers. I have always been involved in my children s education, I have never been to or heard of a school that you have to go to the pat meeting early so you will have a seat and a parking place- the support is unbelievable
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2007

I was nervous moving to a new state last year because I was leaving a good elementary school and I was scared to move my daughter so far away and not know what to expect. She ended up at Cedar Roads and it was the GREATEST experience for her. Unfortunately, we had to move again after her 2nd grade year but we miss the school dearly. It was fantastic! Her teacher Ms. Hollomon was so great with her and the whole class. She recognized that my daughter was a new student and made her feel very comfortable from day 1. We even got a letter in the mail at our new address that welcomed her to the school, and she loved that. Also, the YMCA after school program was great. Ms. Cheryl made sure it was! You won't go wrong with this 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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
History and Social Science

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

141 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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99%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
96%

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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
English: Writing

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

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
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

All Students82%
Female students83%
Male students81%
Black students75%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

Math

All Students81%
Female students75%
Male students86%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

Science

All Students93%
Female students94%
Male students92%
Black students92%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities97%
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 Students80%
Female students90%
Male students71%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracial80%
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities61%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

Math

All Students87%
Female students87%
Male students87%
Black students91%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracial80%
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
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 Students81%
Female students91%
Male students72%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial82%
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

English: Writing

All Students75%
Female students85%
Male students66%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial73%
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%

Math

All Students80%
Female students84%
Male students76%
Black students42%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial91%
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

Science

All Students88%
Female students93%
Male students83%
Black students62%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial82%
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities92%
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

  • 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 start time
  • 7:50 am
School end time
  • 2:19 pm
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Michael R. Bailey
Fax number
  • (757) 547-0538
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1605 Cedar Rd
Chesapeake, VA 23322
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