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J.A. Chalkley Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 901 students

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Posted November 11, 2013

The school was Ok until Principal Burger start working there......Just plain out RUDE....Mr. Hart was a great person/principal. Principal Burger has to go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2013

Horrible Principal Now, she is just very rude, not parent friendly...Mr. Hart was the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2011

Very poor performance regarding IEP services in the last 5 school years! Always fighting that IEP is followed! Not enough Special Education teachers and staff on hand!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

I love Chalkley because as a young kid, teachers and administration were always willing to help in a time of need. You are always welcomed by smiles!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

It is an excellent place of learning!! Vote JA CHALKLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL!!!!! :-D


Posted April 27, 2010

Our family has been a part of the Chalkley family for about 15 yrs now. I have loved the teachers and staff here. They have made such a great impact on our children and really blessed our family. All of our 7 children have and are succeeding academically well because of the solid foundation that Chalkley has provided. This is an exceptional school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2009

I found J.A. Chalkley Elementary school as a big multiplier. I put the small investment and the school multiplies and returns as bigger. I am very much satisified on my daughter's first quarter result. Thank you very much for all staff and appreciated, particularly Mrs. Ola, first grade teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2009

Both of my younger children attended J.A. Chalkley Elementary School, one is in high school and the other middle school. I loved Chalkley and the staff, the do alot to help the kids and families to get the best education experience for their kids. My children both loved going and being apart of Chalkley and both excelled at the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2008

my son is in kindergarten this year and this being our first year with a school...we love it...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2007

With the new 'refocus' system that they are using with the children and the great improvements that our new Principal Hart has brought to our school, we are really turning around. The atmosphere also seems to be really inviting...Thanks for all of your Great Work Chalkley Staff!!! It would not be a great school without each and everyone of you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2007

There are major changes at Chalkley!! In fact, the educational changes are favorable. Chalkley Elementary School is one out of six schools selected for The Eighth Annual National School Change Awards! This prestigious award recognizes which schools that rise from underperforming to exemplary, measuring schools against 16 stringent criteria. Go Chalkley Students!! We are proud of you!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2006

A very disappointing school. It is severely overcrowded, under-funded, and many students suffer with behavioral problems. The school is working hard to correct low test scores, and to address crowding and behavioral issues, but not at the pace of the school's decline. I would not have moved to this area if I had known the poor condition of this school in advance.
—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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
History and Social Science

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

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
79%

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

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

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
English: Writing

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

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

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

All Students76%
Female students79%
Male students73%
Black students77%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient students74%
Proficient in English77%

Math

All Students73%
Female students74%
Male students73%
Black students74%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient students68%
Proficient in English76%

Science

All Students88%
Female students89%
Male students87%
Black students83%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities79%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students100%
Proficient in English84%
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 students71%
Male students66%
Black students66%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient students59%
Proficient in English71%

Math

All Students79%
Female students85%
Male students73%
Black students74%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students89%
Proficient in English75%
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 Students57%
Female students62%
Male students54%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficient students43%
Proficient in English62%

English: Writing

All Students61%
Female students69%
Male students56%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient students57%
Proficient in English62%

Math

All Students69%
Female students71%
Male students67%
Black students74%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English76%

Science

All Students67%
Female students63%
Male students69%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient students65%
Proficient in English67%
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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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Christopher Hart

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Track

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Music
  • Band
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Chesterfield, VA 23832
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