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Callaghan Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 176 students

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Posted December 5, 2004

Since Callaghan Elementary is the only primary school my three sons attended, all grades K-7, I must rate it at the highest level. I have been associated with Callaghan for the past 30 years, my oldest son entered First Grade here in 1974. After 14 years of being the resident 'school Mom,' I was hired as a full time teacher assistant in 1988. Now I consider myself the resident 'grama.' Callaghan is the 'Greatest School in the Universe.'
—Submitted by a staff


Posted September 28, 2004

Callaghan Elementary is by far the best school in Alleghany County and probably in Virginia. Mrs. Moga is the most professional, organized and dedicated leader, and her staff rises to her every challenge. With an emphasis on character and citizenship, children learn to become good people as well as good students!
—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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
84%
History and Social Science

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

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

The state average for English: Reading was 70% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
91%

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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
84%
English: Writing

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

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
74%
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 Students74%
Female students90%
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%

Math

All Students29%
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students29%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities31%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English29%

Science

All Students80%
Female students90%
Male students70%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
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 Students62%
Female students50%
Male students68%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students62%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English62%

Math

All Students76%
Female students80%
Male students73%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%
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 Students74%
Female studentsn/a
Male students75%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%

English: Writing

All Students64%
Female studentsn/a
Male students53%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students60%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English64%

Math

All Students58%
Female studentsn/a
Male students64%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students53%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English58%

Science

All Students83%
Female studentsn/a
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%
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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  • Mrs. Nancy M. Moga

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4018 Midland Trail
Covington, VA 24426
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