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Cumberland Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 711 students

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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted March 9, 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


Posted 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.
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Posted 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.
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About these ratings

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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
78%
History and Social Science

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
English: Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students55%
Female students59%
Male students50%
Black students43%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English57%

Math

All Students47%
Female students47%
Male students48%
Black students39%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students62%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English49%

Science

All Students70%
Female students69%
Male students71%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%
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 Students61%
Female students71%
Male students54%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students61%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%

Math

All Students59%
Female students62%
Male students57%
Black students57%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students58%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English59%
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 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

English: Writing

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

Math

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

Science

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) 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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  • Mr. Mark Mabey

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P.O. Box 190
Cumberland, VA 23040
Phone: (804) 492-4212

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