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Broadus Wood Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 261 students

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Posted August 25, 2014

I was a teacher at Broadus Wood for 25 years. For 22 of those years it was a great school. Teachers and principal worked as a team. There was an atmosphere of collaboration. When you walked into the building, there was a pleasant hum of learning. In 2010, a new principal arrived. In one year she managed to tear the school apart. She was a dictator with no intention of being part of a team. She threatened teachers with insubordination if they questioned her. Teachers left or retired and parents took children out. In a blink of an eye the atmosphere of collaboration was gone. In its place was distrust. Teachers began teaching in isolation and doors closed. Gone was the pleasant hum of learning. Dropping test scores reflect this negative atmosphere. Instead of a welcome sign on the door there should be a warning sign of a poisonous atmosphere inside. Ten years ago I would have eagerly recommended this school. But not now. There are still excellent teachers in this school who work hard and love their students. However, it is a shame that this person continues to poison the environment of what was once a cheerful and bright school where learning was fun and exciting.


Posted August 9, 2014

This is my third and last child to attend BWS. We had moved from the area and came back so he could go to BWS because it was such a great school for the others. I have been disappointed since before he finished his first year. I have never seen such unhappy teachers.The principal, teachers and staff are unable to get along among each other. They should be a team. The sol test scores have continued to go down with the passing years. My child had a teacher last year who did not believe in sending homework home because every child didn't have a home computer. She sent 1 math work sheet a night. Since we have been there more and more parents are taking their children out and putting them in private school. Something should have been done about this some years ago. She is coming back this year. Many parents like myself work with our children at home after school. We have a teacher who removed her children from this school and put them in private school, says a lot about BWS. I wish that we had not come back to BWS it's the school it once was and can be again. The supernatant should take a honest look at this school and make the changes to make it the great school it can be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2014

The school has an exceptional principal and caring teachers. I am very glad my family has experienced such a wonderful school.


Posted March 3, 2014

Love this school. Lots of activities and parent involvement. Office staff great - knows every kid and parent. Teachers are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2013

Broadus Wood is a great school. My child transferred there from another school and I could not be happier. We were welcomed into the Broadus Wood family with open arms. The teachers and administration are wonderful to work with and the facilities are nice. There is always something going on and it is a fun learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2013

Broadus Wood is an excellent school, with dedicated, energetic teachers. Class sizes are really more like private school; most classes have under 20 students. The administration is very active and communicative. I have two children at the school, both have been enrolled since kindergarten, and I couldn't be more pleased!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2013

BW is NOT a great school. We moved into the BW district after having been to several other schools. One of the "worst" Title 1/low-income/high-minority public schools in Cville was better than this place- better administration & teachers. BW- the teachers we had seemed dispassionate and parent-school communication was sorely lacking. My son's grades went from straight As to Bs & Cs, and yet he aced every SOL test at advanced level. If your kid loves doing nothing but worksheets, they will love it at BW. The current administration is just.. off. Talks down to all parents like we are kindergarteners, talks in circles without saying much of anything, totally over-the-top on discipline. They suspended a boy out of school for 2 days for aiming a banana at another kid while playing. Seriously?! Oh, and God help you if your family isn't 100% WASP. The only thing I liked about this school was the office staff- they were very nice and helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2010

What an amazing school. As a former teacher, this is the place that I only imagined when I studied education. The teachers, administrators, staff and students all seem to LOVE being there. I am thrilled to be sending my children there and pinch myself when I think that this is a public school. Can't imagine better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2010

Broadus Wood School has an excellent principal, teachers and staff. Teachers are always trying to bring the best out of each student regardless of natural ability. I love volunteering at Broadus Wood.


Posted January 21, 2010

Don't know why it got low rating. It should be a 9 or 10. This school is fantastic. The Principal know every student's name. Teaching quality is superb. Lots of activities like Roller Skating nights. Everyone's kind hearted here. Very nice school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2009

Don't let the Great School rating fool you. I moved to the area last year before the school year started, at that time Broadus Wood had a higher score. As I have come to realize that there scores are base only on SOL's. As we all know standardized tests are flawed, it does not reflect the truth of the education our children are recieving. Please read all the other parent reviews you will not be sorry you choose Broadus Wood as your school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2009

We love the school. It is a very loving and nurturing environment. Lots of great learning goes on at Broadus Wood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2009

Broadus Wood is a great school! I have two children there and have been very happy with all aspects of the school. The teachers are fabulous and have recognized the different needs of my children and have really gone out of thier way to be accomodating. Parent involvement is encouraged and there is a very active PTO. The after school activities are too numerous to list, and include robotics, chess and languages. The staff is great - there is always a friendly smile and a helping hand. We have had 4 great years there and are looking forward to 4 more!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2009

I love Broadus Wood. The teachers are wonderful. I have 2 children that go to the school. They both have learning Disabilities and the teachers have always done a wonderful job helping me to figure out what is best to do for my them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2009

We have been very pleased with the education our daughter and son have received at Broadus Wood. We have found the staff and administration to be very accessable and welcoming of parent involvement. There are many extra activities for the students and parents to participate in after school hours. My children love the skate nights and the parents love the chance to socialize with friends. We have a strong sense of community. Broadus Wood truly is a special world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2009

We have been very pleased with the quality education that our children have received at Broadus Wood. Broadus Wood is a big part of the reason we built our house where we did. A rating of 4 is outrageous! A rating of 9 with potential room for continued growth is more like it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2009

My youngest is about to 'graduate' from Broadus Wood, and we have had wonderful experiences there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2009

I moved to Earlysville 2 1/2 years ago from Fairfax County which has an excellent school system; I have found Broadus Wood to be as good, if not better than those schools. I have 2 children there currently and another on the way there next year and I would not hesitate to recommend Broadus Wood! The level of school community found there is unmatched and the personal care that is afforded each student by the loving staff there is superb. Student/teacher ratio is great and the principal is innovative and open to new ideas and directioins for the school. My children have been exposed to so many cultural events due to a very active PTO and enthusiastic faculty; field trips abound and outside speakers are brought in on a regular basis. Parents are very involved there and the school serves as a major community touchstone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2009

We have two boys at Broadus Wood and have been impressed by the personal attention they receive. And, the sense of community at the school is second to none. Special events like Friday Night Skate Night, Boy's Bash, Father Daughter Dance, etc create a warm, open environment. We tried private school for our first two years in this area, but prefer the experience and education at Broadus Wood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2004

Broadus Wood is a great school! My two kids are at very different academic and social levels, and this school is great at catering to students individual needs. There is outstanding parental involvement, and the teachers are great...very small class sizes and one of the only elementary schools in the county to provide after school foreign language classes ...A+
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
91%
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

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
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

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
100%
English: Writing

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

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 Students73%
Female students67%
Male students79%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%

Math

All Students55%
Female students52%
Male students58%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students57%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English56%

Science

All Students79%
Female students75%
Male students84%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
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 Students58%
Female students63%
Male students56%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students60%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English59%

Math

All Students73%
Female students67%
Male students75%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%
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 Students73%
Female students69%
Male students78%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%

English: Writing

All Students71%
Female students78%
Male students61%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

Math

All Students53%
Female students42%
Male students71%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students57%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English55%

Science

All Students71%
Female students59%
Male students89%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
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

  • 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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185 Buck Mountain Road
Earlysville, VA 22936
Phone: (434) 973-3865

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