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Dryden Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 351 students

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Posted November 17, 2010

I attended Dryden Elementary School from 1st -5th grade and I can say that I loved every day of it. The teachers are very nice and hands on. I have 2 little brothers that both started attending DES this school year, in head-start and kindergarten. They love school and they are always telling me stories of what they do in class and how much fun they have. They look forward to school every day. I recently went to a few after-school functions and it is clearly apparent that the teachers really love their jobs and the kids that they teach.


Posted November 17, 2009

My grandaughter is in the first grade @ Dryden Elementary. She has had a wonderful experience there. She had a wonderful KG teachers/Ms Brewer last yr and this yr she really like Ms. Hammonds. I love the small school atmosphere and commend the faculty/staff for making it fun but teachable.


Posted August 29, 2009

My daughter started school at Dryden part way through last year it has been a great experience and she looks forward to going to school. The communication between the teachers and parents seems to be wonderful, sending home information on a regular basis. Tricia Shuler- Parent of 2nd grade student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2005

Dryden is one of the best Elementary schools in the county. Even though it is the largest it maintains the 'small school environment'. It takes a whole village to raise a child and Dryden provides that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2005

This school is exactly what a small town school should be. Everyone knows everyone. There is an open friendly atmosphere where everybody is involved in the education of our children. My children both attend here and they already know every teacher, bus driver, aide, janitor, etc, by first name or title. The PTO is very involved in providing extra curricular activities to all students, without thought of income. There are two headstart classes on sight that broaden the experiences available to those children.
—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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
70%
History and Social Science

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
79%

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 73% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
93%
English: Writing

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students64%
Female students65%
Male students63%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students64%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English64%

Math

All Students52%
Female students44%
Male students59%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students52%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English52%

Science

All Students81%
Female students73%
Male students89%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities77%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%
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 Students48%
Female students48%
Male students48%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students49%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English48%

Math

All Students65%
Female students52%
Male students77%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students65%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English65%
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 Students63%
Female students48%
Male students74%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students62%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%

English: Writing

All Students50%
Female students45%
Male students54%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students48%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English50%

Math

All Students46%
Female students55%
Male students38%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students44%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English46%

Science

All Students71%
Female students67%
Male students75%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities84%
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

  • 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. Mona Marie Baker

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Route 1 Box 1825
Dryden, VA 24243
Phone: (276) 546-4443

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