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Park Avenue Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 432 students

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Posted May 9, 2010

This school goes above and beyond to meet students individual needs and do whatever it takes to help them get where they need to be! The staff does so much to keep the students excited about learning. The SOL pep rally is just one example and it keeps the kids excited even during the stressful time of testing. Keep up the great work!


Posted January 15, 2008

Park Avenue used to be such a good school but something has happened since the begining of the school year and my daughters 5th grade experience is a nightmare. The focus is very negative and the students are rising to the occassion. Kids that I've known for the last 5 years that are good kids are acting out and begining to behave the way they are being treated. I have been trying to get a parent-teacher conference for the last 4 months and finally got an appointment this Friday. I expect not to get very far and will probably have to go to the school board.
—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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
91%
History and Social Science

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
English: Writing

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
76%

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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%
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 Students66%
Female students71%
Male students59%
Black students62%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English66%

Math

All Students77%
Female students78%
Male students75%
Black students70%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Science

All Students78%
Female students80%
Male students75%
Black students74%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%
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 students77%
Male students64%
Black students62%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%

Math

All Students69%
Female students79%
Male students58%
Black students66%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%
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 Students59%
Female students62%
Male students56%
Black students48%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English60%

English: Writing

All Students52%
Female students52%
Male students52%
Black students41%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students61%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English54%

Math

All Students57%
Female students55%
Male students60%
Black students52%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students61%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English58%

Science

All Students56%
Female students55%
Male students56%
Black students41%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English54%
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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  • Ms. Melissa Newton

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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661 Park Ave
Danville, VA 24541
Phone: (434) 799-6452

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