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Twin Springs Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 774 students

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Posted July 8, 2011

Obviously that parent has some issues that should have been addressed further with administration. I am also a parent of two children at this school. True, a child may have to stand and miss some recess for not doing homework, etc... (not stand on a log - there are large railroad ties surrounding the mulch. Some children CHOOSE to stand there.) And, of course flip flops or heavy boots (for example, are not appropriate for gym. And, PE teachers do not punish students by taking recess time. This unhappy parent does not have his/her facts straight. Yes, this school is run with rules and regulations, for the safety of the children. Yes, it may inconvenience some parents to have to follow the rules, again, for the safety of the children. With a school this large, it must be firmly structured. My son and daughter have loved it here, and I would not want them to go any where else! I will be sad next year when my oldest goes to middle school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2010

Not a fan of Twin Springs. I had heard wonderful things about the school. What I have found is an inability to work with young children. They have very rigid rules (including making children stand on logs @ recess for any number off offenses, to include forgetting to do homework, doing homework incorrectly, wearing the wrong shoes to gym, pretty much anything "wrong." I have spoken with new and old principal about these types of behavior, and they were both approving of it, even though none of these punishments are documented anywhere as part of their general behavior policy. Just not a good place for kids, when kids need a good place to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2010

My daughter just loves going to school at Twin Springs Elemetary. The teachers and staff are always very helpful - she loves all of her teachers! I am so glad we chose this school my daughter - they do an awesome job!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2007

My son use to go to Twin Springs and he loved it. From the pond in the front of it (that adds style since there logo is a dolphin) to the individual hallways for every grade. He loved the fact that they had a play ground that was ment for older kids that can't pick on little kids when there playing outside. So the little kids can play happily on there playground. He loves to play baseball and lucky for him the have a huge baseball field. 5 stars & 2 thumbs up Twin Springs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2006

The principal is first rate, the staff is caring and considerate, and the teachers are eager to help the children learn. The facilities are new and well maintained. The only downsides (and these are small) is the lack of an art program and a traditional classroom environment that's founded on discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2005

Twin Springs is the most wonderful school in Virginia. The staff is caring, competent and well versed in what motivates children. The principal is the best.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
91%
History and Social Science

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
English: Writing

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
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 students80%
Male students68%
Black students44%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%

Math

All Students73%
Female students75%
Male students71%
Black students56%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%

Science

All Students88%
Female students87%
Male students88%
Black students69%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%
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 Students78%
Female students78%
Male students79%
Black students72%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

Math

All Students90%
Female students89%
Male students90%
Black students82%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%
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 students68%
Male students46%
Black students40%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students58%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English55%

English: Writing

All Students52%
Female students71%
Male students38%
Black students40%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students54%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English52%

Math

All Students68%
Female students78%
Male students61%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%

Science

All Students57%
Female students56%
Male students58%
Black students33%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students59%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English56%
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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100 Twin Springs Elem Cir
Danville, VA 24540
Phone: (434) 724-2666

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