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Child Care Wells Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 691 students

 

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Posted July 26, 2013

My kids school is awesome. Great teachers who care about their students and my 3 boys love their teachers. Excellent security. Excellent guidance counselor too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2012

I've had mostly positive experiences at this school. My children are both good students with no disciplinary problems. They both have responded well to the method that Wells teachers use to teach math and are both excellent readers. All of their teachers so far have been good to excellent. Some teachers are better than others, but the same was true when I went to school. Parent involvement is strong and the PTA is active. I feel like Wells is a solid mid-level school that if your children are the types to excel they will and if they need some help you may have to be a more proactive parent. The only thing I would like to see improved is the administration's interaction with ALL children not only the "problem" kids. There have been several instances where I've mentioned my children to administrators and I can tell they have no idea who they are. I understand that schools are more crowded than I was in school, but I always remember my principal smiling at me and greeting me by name. I don't always get a warm fuzzy feeling from the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2012

My daughter went here for two years and it was terrible. Her kindergarten teacher had essentially retired in place and was extremely lazy. Their "science" project was to water one plant, not water another and see what happened. And no, they did not document or observe things as they happened, just skipped to the end. The Principal is awful. My 5 year old daughter was encouraged by her teacher to put her head in a little boy's lap, because it was "cute" by one of the teacher's assistants and when I complained the Principal and Vice Principal told me that I was making "something out of nothing." Even though my daughter received good grades, she was falling severely behind in math and her test scores, relative to both the average and mean scores, dropped both years. Finally, my son went to summer school prior to Kindergarten and he instead of actually learning, he was treated to a presentation in which he was told that we are "murdering the planet" and was given a sticker that said "Environmental Soldier" and fake money that replaced "In God We Trust" with "In School We Trust". The school's principal didn't feel it was a big deal, but I did and my kids are now in private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2011

My daughter attended school for the end of kindergarten and beginning of first grade here. We were hopeful when this school had good reviews, however were very disappointed with the school's performance. My daughter is very bright (I know all parents say this) however her spirit was damaged by the teacher & counselor's views that she was a "difficult" child. I spent hours at the school with the teacher and counselor and was the room mom for the class. Her problems stemmed from not being challenged in the classroom and was actually given responisibilities to teach other students! I have never been so disgusted. My daughter had a very hard time here. As soon as we moved her gaining teacher (out of state) told me she thought she was getting a problem child with an attitude problem by reading the notes from CC Wells. She went on to rave about how bright she is and enjoyed teaching such an eager student. She allowed her to learn at the level that she was challenged (which is where I argued with the CC Wells staff). Her confidence restored she has excelled in school again testing at the 6th grade level in most subjects while in 2nd grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2008

As a military family, we were welcomed warmly to CC Wells. The standard of academics is top. Great selection of after school clubs offered also !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2008

I have been more than satisfied with my children's education at this school. Each of their teachers has been wonderful and I feel they have all contributed in different ways to my children's education. I would highly recommend this school to anyone. Parental involvement is excellent and is encouraged by the teachers and adminstration. It is a large school, but has a very personal, friendly feel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2007

WOW! The rezoning has really improved this school! I have always thought it was great but now I think it is wonderful! I have two children that attend Wells and they are happy and well adjusted. I feel that they are getting an excellent education there as they have been lucky enough to have great teachers! Mrs. Patterson has a good handle on things and I feel that my children's best intrest is at heart!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2007

The redistricting and building of the new elementary school in Enon has really helped Wells. The school is nowhere near as crowded. They've even been able to get rid of their trailers so all the kids have class inside the actual school now. Also, events at the school and dropping the kids off in the morning is much easier. All of the teachers I've dealt with have been wonderful. The principal, Mrs. Patterson, is very fair and friendly. I'm satisfied with the education my child is receiving there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

This is a big school ! Teachers are nice. Pickup is a little crazy .. not alot of parking. There is a new zone out . So you might be transferred to Marguerite which is a great school. Its newer, larger and more parking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2005

There are alot of kids here but the teachers do a nice job with them. I think that the level of parental involvement really helps and supports the school. A warm and welcoming staff here.
—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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
75%
History and Social Science

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
88%
English: Writing

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%

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 Students71%
Female students71%
Male students70%
Black students53%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%

Math

All Students69%
Female students65%
Male students74%
Black students56%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%

Science

All Students86%
Female students86%
Male students86%
Black students82%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%
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 Students71%
Female students72%
Male students70%
Black students66%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%

Math

All Students84%
Female students77%
Male students89%
Black students88%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities92%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%
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 Students78%
Female students84%
Male students73%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%

English: Writing

All Students78%
Female students89%
Male students68%
Black students69%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%

Math

All Students76%
Female students76%
Male students75%
Black students69%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Science

All Students86%
Female students89%
Male students84%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%
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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  • Spanish

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  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Virginia Crawford-patterson

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

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  • Special education coordinator
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  • Track

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13101 S. Chester Rd.
Chester, VA 23831
Phone: (804) 768-6265

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