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Colonial Beach Elementary School

Public | K-7 | 370 students

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Posted April 10, 2012

My son started in the first grade one month into the year from another state. Colonial Beach schools are way behind academically from his former school. He has learning disabilities and language problems. I have been in the principal's office with Miss Britt many times asking for help. Nothing has been done. My son has been bullied, I notified the teacher and she punished my son not the one that did the bullying. He is the type of child that loves school, but since moving here, he begs me not to make him go. My son who never got in trouble in his last school, is getting in trouble everyday here. The principal promised she would test my son to see if he needed to be moved into another class, but nothing was ever done. The school doesn't care about the kids or make school fun along with learning. I cannot wait to move so my son can get a better education that what Colonial Beach can give him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2010

My son has been in several different schools over the past few years and by far this is the best. The communication is amazing. Every time we have a concern, all the teachers respond by email immediately. We have had 2 conferences this year already and we know that the issue is NOT the school. All of the teachers and staff seem very involved and willing to do anything it takes to make the kids understand something, and not pushed along. There is after school tutuoring and online websites that have been given several times throughout the year. I love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2010

I have a son who has learning difficulties and they have done nothing to help him improve to me i think they have brought him down further i have put to much time and effort into him!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2009

This school continues to amaze me! It excels academically and overwhelming has a very caring faculty. I have put four children through this school, and hope it's around for my grandchildren to attend someday!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

My children attended Colonial Beach schools and did very well for themselves. I now have a 6 yr. old g'son in the school! He will be fine, because our teachers are some of the VERY BEST! I love this town and it's schools! My daughter was academic and my son was athletic. My children graduated high school due to the persistence of teachers. I believe the teachers in Colonial Beach really care! I also believe the School Board cares as well, and will attend to the concerns of our school system... Love all of you! T. DiRosario
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

I love this school so much. everyone is very nice and helpful. i have NEVER had a problem with this school and my childs teacher (ms. smith) is such a great teacher my son loves her. Whenever there is a problem she brings it to my attention right away. there is nothing bad i can say about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2008

I have to look at the school lunch calender to know when there is a teacher workday and when the school is letting out early, I'm given a 15 minute notice. This is not good for a mother and father that work over 30 minutes away!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 24, 2005

When my son was enrolled in Colonial Beach Elementary Schools, he was classed as 'emotionally and mentally disabled', but thanks to the diligence and caring of his teachers and speach therapists, he's not only talk fluidly, he just read this without help: 4th day of Christmas 1 Revenge of the Sith DVD for Kyle 1 Polar Express DVD for Ben 5th day of Christmas 1 Batman Begins DVD for Ben 1 The Love Bug DVD for Kyle We're in Durham now, but we will never forget what his teachers did for him. Thank you, a thousand times, for what you did for my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2005

This is a wonderful school to have children in. the staff are very friendly and helpful.there is always someone to help with anything at anytime.i have 3 children in this school and i'm glad they are. i think colonial beach elem is the best school for any child or parent to attend.
—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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
85%
History and Social Science

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%

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 70% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
92%

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 73% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
English: Writing

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
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 74% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 86% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
84%
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 75% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 88% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students56%
Female students57%
Male students54%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students60%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English56%

Math

All Students58%
Female students57%
Male students58%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students60%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English58%

Science

All Students70%
Female students77%
Male students63%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English70%
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 Students56%
Female students52%
Male students60%
Black students36%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English56%

Math

All Students53%
Female students67%
Male students33%
Black students45%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students63%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English53%
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 Students88%
Female students88%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

English: Writing

All Students75%
Female students83%
Male students64%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Math

All Students63%
Female students56%
Male students69%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%

Science

All Students91%
Female students89%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%
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 Students70%
Female students79%
Male students59%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English70%

Math

All Students72%
Female students67%
Male students77%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%
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 students74%
Male students69%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

Math

All Students29%
Female students35%
Male students23%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students19%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities29%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English29%
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 "Accredited with Warning".

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 76% in 2013.

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n/a

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n/a

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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315 Douglas Ave.
Colonial Beach, VA 22443
Phone: (804) 224-9897

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