« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
Public district
Cumberland, VA
Students enrolled: 711

Contact this school

P.O. Box 190
Cumberland, VA 23040

(804) 492-4212
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Cumberland Elementary School address.
March 28, 2012
The Cumberland County school system is a joke. The administration comes up with programs that cost the tax payers a lot of money but they do not teach the children. They rely on computer programs to teach the kids instead of actually teaching. Their SOL scores are below state average in most subjects over the last 3 years and the scores keep dropping year after year. Why, because the children are not being taught. Do a search on the net and you'll find that there are 1,067 elementary schools in Virginia and Cumberland Elementary ranks 1,028. I think that speaks volumes about this school system. Every year more and more parents are turning to homeschooling their kids in Cumberland because the school is not teaching the basics that they need. The school is setting the kids up for failure by giving them false hope that they are smarter then what they actually are. It is one of those systems that every kid makes the team and nobody fails. The Cumberland County school system will not teach your kids the fundamentals they need at the age they need it, and if you are unfortunate enough that your children have to go here then plan on teaching them yourself when they get home from school.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2009
This school is amazing, my two sons go to this school and their reading level shocks me. I've never seen such quality teaching in my life. I'm so thankful that this school has turned things around in such a short period of time

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2009
This school is excellent. I have 2 sons enrolled at Cumberland County Elem., and they are receiving a wonderful education. The teachers I have worked with are impressive and attentive. My younger son who has an auditory processing disorder has evolved tremendously with their guidance and the close working relationship the staff kept with me when things were very rough.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2008
This review submitted without content.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2007
This review submitted without content.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2006
With the start of the Pre-K program a few years ago. Cumberland has taken the lead in the rural community area of Virginia. Getting a child into school sooner helps with there social skills as well a ability to learn. Where as they are still a very small school system there really seem to have it over the bigger county.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2005
My children are now homeschooled because Cumberland does not provide the education a child needs and deserves. When I pulled my children out of Cumberland schools they were in 2nd and 3rd grade. We had to start our children almost back at kindergarten level because they were not being taught. They kept saying my children had learning problems,well that's funny because they are honor roll students now and have a higher education than most of there 8th grade students.

- submitted by a parent

Profile Completeness


Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school's profile?
for Parents
for Schools
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Nearby homes for sale


Last modified: December 15, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.

GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Cumberland Elementary School
P.O. Box 190, Cumberland, VA  23040
(804) 492-4212
Last modified Cumberland Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cumberland Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 7 reviews. Top