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Deep Creek Central Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 565 students

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Posted November 29, 2010

What can be done about school bullying? Telling the teacher does not stop the problem. My granddaughter comes home just about every day crying because some of the girls at school treats her unfair. Is there another step that needs to be taken about the situation?


Posted September 2, 2010

Deep Creek Central is a nurturing and caring enviroment for learning. The PTA is amazing, there is a lot of parent involvement. Dr Jones and Mr Lewter are terrific Principals, the staff and Nurse are involved and respectful, I can not say enough good things about this school. My daughter started Kindergarten here and is now doing an awesome job in High School, she had a great foundation laid for her here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

Deep Creek has the best teaching atmosphere. this helps the students learn and strive to do their best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2010

As a parent that has two children that attend DCCE I would have to disagree about the 'Greeter' she is their to make sure visitors are going where they should and to make sure the children are safe. Its not Walmart the job isnt a Greeter but rather Security. I have been very pleased thus far with everyone on the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2009

This is a fantastic school. Our son has been here since K and is now starting 3rd grade- the staff and teachers are great and he loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2009

All 5 of my children attended this school and had a wonderful experience. The staff and administration challenged them with academics and showed them true love through acceptance and concern when appropriate! Thank you DCCE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2009

DCCE is a wonderful school! The principal is amazing, very supportive and caring. The teachers are all friendly, knowledgable, and great at their jobs. I am thrilled that my child attends such a wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2008

We moved from Va Beach last year and are very happy with DCCE thus far. My daughter enjoys the school, and I am at total ease while she is attending. The teachers are very thorough and caring, and the school nurse is very friendly to deal with. The only negative thing I can mention are the school's greeter that sits beside the office in the hallway...she is not very friendly and as the gatekeeper and first point of contact for a visitor entering the school, she should be very personable and inviting in her attitude. The two times that I have been there to bring my daughter to school I have had to initiate the 'Good Morning' greeting with her. And I noticed the same mannerisms were displayed to other parents that were coming in behind me. Just an observation and suggestion for improvement. Other than that, we are thoroughly enjoying!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2008

I really love this school. My daughter has attended this school since preschool. She has a Developmental Delay and since she began her education here she has shown so much improvement. I love the teachers and the principal, Mr. Lane. The special ed teachers and assistants go above and beyond. I love them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2007

We moved to Chesapeake from VaBeach and we absolutely love this school and feel it is compareable in every way to beach schools. The gifted program is amazing, the faculty is friendly,and the atmosphere for my daughter has been very positive! I'm going to miss the teachers and faculty when my child moves on to middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2006

Deep Creek Central is a wonderful school. The principal and assistant principal have both been at the school for many years and they make sure that things are run very smoothly. In general, the quality of teachers is very high. The PTA has many activities for students throughout the year, and parental involvement is very high at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2004

This was a very positive experience for my child as well as our family. My mother was able to sub at the school. We were all able to be involved in the PTA and other family activties while my child was enrolled there. I would and have recommended this school to other people who were thinking of moving to the area. Deep Creek central is one of the reasons why this is a great place to live.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
History and Social Science

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

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 70% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
English: Writing

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students71%
Female students78%
Male students64%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

Math

All Students70%
Female students70%
Male students69%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English70%

Science

All Students93%
Female students96%
Male students90%
Black students88%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
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 Students68%
Female students69%
Male students67%
Black students56%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%

Math

All Students79%
Female students73%
Male students85%
Black students59%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities68%
Students without disabilities83%
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 Students85%
Female students83%
Male students87%
Black students68%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

English: Writing

All Students76%
Female students78%
Male students74%
Black students48%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Math

All Students82%
Female students78%
Male students85%
Black students57%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

Science

All Students88%
Female students85%
Male students90%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities74%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%
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
  • 7:55 am
School end time
  • 2:24 pm
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Barbara H. Fortner
Fax number
  • (757) 558-5358
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2448 Shipyard Rd
Chesapeake, VA 23323
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