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Dumfries Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 594 students

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Posted September 18, 2009

I have three children one has graduated from high school, one is in high school and one just started in the pre-school program at Dumfries. I also have a niece and nephew that attend Dumfries Elementary. I have stayed in the Dumfries district so that my children could attend. The administration at Dumfries has always taken care of their children as if they were their own. The school is older and smaller than some of the newer schools, but there is a warm loving atmosphere and that helps the children learn as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2009

I have two children attending Dumfries elementary. I have to say that I am so pleased with the outstanding dedication and enthusiasm of the teaching staff. Dumfries is a small school and has an older building but they use every piece of space to further the children's education and spark innovation and creativity. Everyone from your child's teacher, to the lunch ladies and even the SAC before/afterschool staff gives their best to the children. The front office staff will get to know you and your children, meaning when you show up to the school they are kind and welcoming. My children have thrived under the direction of the staff at Dumfries Elementary. The school truly takes the 'It takes a village to raise a child' to heart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2009

Fantastic Pre-School Special Education Teacher....Young, talented, giving. Loves the Children...and doesn't downgrade their abilities...Her students and parents are lucky to have her!!


Posted April 26, 2008

Mr. Mahalchick, 2nd Grade teacher has been a great asset and inspiration for my chld. He cares and believe in the potential of his students. I sincerely believe Mr. Mahalchick would be a good candidate for Principal or Vice-Principal in the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2007

Great school. Teachers are good. The principal is awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
History and Social Science

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

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

The state average for English: Reading was 70% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
98%

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 73% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
English: Writing

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
78%

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

All Students57%
Female students57%
Male students56%
Black students52%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White students33%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficient students62%
Proficient in English54%

Math

All Students52%
Female students55%
Male students49%
Black students44%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White students42%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficient students52%
Proficient in English52%

Science

All Students71%
Female students63%
Male students79%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
White students58%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient students92%
Proficient in English66%
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 Students60%
Female students63%
Male students57%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White students58%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English65%

Math

All Students64%
Female students55%
Male students76%
Black students59%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White students64%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient students61%
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 Students56%
Female students55%
Male students56%
Black students59%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracial58%
White students57%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficient students54%
Proficient in English57%

English: Writing

All Students59%
Female students68%
Male students53%
Black students46%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracial50%
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient students84%
Proficient in English52%

Math

All Students47%
Female students46%
Male students47%
Black students39%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial42%
White students62%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficient students46%
Proficient in English47%

Science

All Students53%
Female students50%
Male students55%
Black students52%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial58%
White students57%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficient students50%
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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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Melvina Michie

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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3990 Cameron St
Dumfries, VA 22026
Phone: (703) 221-3101

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