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Winterpock Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 797 students

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Posted January 4, 2014

Winterpock Elementary is a relatively new school where new home communities surrounding the school are pushing the classroom sizes to 29+ which really isn't condusive to learning. Additionally, Winterpock is the feeder school for the Center Based Gifted students and those classes are filled to capacity as well. I would have to agree that there is one member of the front office staff that is rather abrasive and doesn't seem willing to travel any distance to help. Curriculum is decent but from our families perspective not overly challenging. Spanish class is part of the core curriculum- even for the children in Kindergarten which is wonderful. Principal Cooper has proven herself as a dedicated, compassionate professional who is known to sit down with the parents to listen to concerns and help resolve issues. If you are transferring, be prepared to have your child sit out a year from gifted services irregardless of your childs test scores at Winterpock upon entrance. On their website, they report to considering exception for those coming from a gifted program, but this is NOT the case. BOB is offered, running club, safety patrol, after school programs, etc. A+ teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2013

This school is absolutely amazing. The program for gifted children to excel is awesome! My child needs to be challenged and has been satisfied in her learning. The school does not lack in a social aspect either. Plenty of opportunities here! The teachers are great! They love the kids and their jobs. I can't say enough positive things about this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

The school is great, excellent staff, nice kids, PTA is doing a good job, beatiful location surrounded by trees, good infraestructure, neat and clean, nice cafeteria. I am glad my kid attends this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2013

This was the first year that my son attended Winterpock Elementary. I Ioved how his teacher took time with him to recognize his individual needs. My only "gripe" with the school is the office staff. EVERY time I would pick him up, they were not personable, like I was bothering them. That is the first impression you see when you visit so there needs to be an adjustment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2012

I have two sons (4th and 2nd) at WES who have been there since K. The school is terrific. The teachers are involved and the parents and PTA always have something going on (sometimes to the tune of - really, another fund raiser?) Spanish classes are given weekly so the kids start learning a 2nd language early. The gifted program is incredible - especially Mrs. Zyglocke for the 3rd grade. Expectations for the kids are high, which is good, but the teachers focus on working with the kids at their levels. Cons to the school are that it is huge - I believe they have around 700 kids now and 900 is capacity. There also is not a lot of ethnic diversity for such a large school and in such a diverse region of the state. The class sizes are large - having 28 kids in a class is not uncommon. And parents of children with food allergies have expressed their concern that the school is not strict enough. However, the school has made a push to keep food out of the classroom this year. Winterpock is a great school and my kids love going there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2011

Winterpock is truly a one of a kind school. It is a small town school in an area where the neighborhoods are large and families are busy. However, you don't feel like your kids are a just a number at this school. Teachers go above and beyond what is expected of them and really try to help each student achieve his or her highest potential. One helpful bit of advice for new families coming to this school is to arrive early to school functions so you can get a seat! School functions and events are always packed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2010

We have been extremely pleased with the education our son has received thus far. He has had 2 wonderful teachers (K and 1st grade) who have worked closely with us in monitoring his progress. The school administration does an excellent job of informing us of upcoming events via parent link as well as information in his take home folder. Winterpock ES is an extremely well-run school. We are also pleased with the PTA and grade level programs Winterpock puts on throughout the year. Although it is a new school and still working on building a sense of "school family" and "identity" it is making great strides in these areas. I would not send my son (or his younger brother) to any other school in Chesterfield..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2010

This is a wonderful school with dedicated teachers and involved parents. We are fortunate to have a very high PTA membership rate and an incredible amount of parental assistance. Because of this our children benefit greatly. This is the best school my children have ever attended and we are proud to be part of the Winterpock family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2010

Our Principal Dianne Smith is no nonsense and a real go getter. We also have fabulous parent volunteers and involvment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2010

Great teachers and administration - great school atmosphere
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2010

this is a great school with wonderful teachers and staff. there is lots of parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2010

Probably the best all around elementary school in the area. Teachers are great and students are scoring extremely high in all areas.


Posted March 21, 2010

Pros: School basically services Hampton Park subdivision and a couple of tertiary housing developments that are close to Hampton Park. The school is very new. The teachers are great. Class sizes are getting to be large. My 6 year old is in a class of 28 and my 10 year old is in a class of 26. Cons: Some might consider this a minor irritation, but as a new family to this school, its critically important -- as the first impression and all events for those first few days in a new school are largely dealing with front office workers. This team of individuals is comprised of 3 members, 2 of which are ridiculously poor fits for the roles that they are in. No customer service skills to their name; abrasive and leave you with the impression that you've completely put them out of their way for the simplest task.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

Our grandson is in the 3rd grade and has become an excellent student, and praises all the teachers he has associated with during the 2 years since moving from Springrun elementary.


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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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
History and Social Science

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

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 70% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

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.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
English: Writing

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

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

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

All Students93%
Female students99%
Male students87%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities82%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%

Math

All Students93%
Female students94%
Male students92%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities83%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%

Science

All Students98%
Female students99%
Male students97%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities86%
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English98%
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 students94%
Male students85%
Black students77%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities85%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

Math

All Students96%
Female students96%
Male students95%
Black students92%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities92%
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 Students94%
Female students91%
Male students96%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%

English: Writing

All Students94%
Female students93%
Male students95%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%

Math

All Students67%
Female students63%
Male students74%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%

Science

All Students98%
Female students97%
Male students99%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students99%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English98%
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".
  • No accreditation rating was reported for the 2008-2009 school year.
  • No accreditation rating was reported for the 2007-2008 school year.

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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Chesterfield, VA 23832
Phone: (804) 763-5051

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