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Silverbrook Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 733 students

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Posted May 20, 2014

We've had a good experience with Silverbrook. My 2nd grader has had a string of truly outstanding teachers. My older son attended for 5th & 6th grade. His teachers ranged from average to very good, and the average one transferred. Our school bus drivers have been fantastic: safe, alert, friendly, reliable. The building is friendly but safety-minded. There are a variety of activities sponsored by the PTA. I've been very satisfied with communication.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2014

Silverbrook is an ok school--just too crowded for our needs. The administration and teachers are all friendly and have good intentions. The 1st and 2nd grade class sizes hover around 30 students. There seems to be no plan to reduce the class sizes as one post mentions below. The curriculum is not suited for classes of that size--the under performers continue to under perform and high performers are not challenged to their ability resulting in average performance across the board. I feel our child spends more time learning about social issues, recycling and how to help mom/dad save water and eat right versus learning fundamentals (math, reading, science, etc). There seems to be a heavy emphasis on standardized testing and teaching kids 'how' to take the tests. In summary disappointed after the rave reviews we read--currently looking into alternatives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2014

Don't believe the hype. School is OK but not great. - Administration: well below my expectations. Disorganized from the top down; school events rarely take place on time. Limited communication between principal and parents. Front office staff typically seems agitated whenever a parent visits. - Curriculum/Teachers: class sizes are 31 students in my son's class - with a brand new 1st year teacher. Teacher is good and works hard, but such a huge student load prevents the teacher from giving adequate attention to each student. Way too much emphasis on standardized testing. About half of his homework involves logging into a website and practicing standardized tests. - Overall: underwhelmed by this supposedly top-notch school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2013

My children went to Silverbrook Elementary and it is an exceptional school. The teachers are very professional and caring. Parents support for the school is outstanding. The school itself is laid out well and is maintained.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2013

Silverbook Elementary is a wonderful community based school. The teachers are very responsive to parents and work hard to provide each student with appropriate educational opportunities. Correspondence is answered promptly and parents are invited to volunteer at the school in many capacities. The parents are extremely welcoming and supportive of both in and after school activities. There are extensive after school activities offered and the PTO hosts many family friendly events throughout the year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2011

Our child has been at Silverbrook since kindergarten, and is now in 2nd grade. The biggest issue that we're having is class size. Our child's 1st and 2nd grade classes have each had 29 students. This year (2011), all grade levels had 28-30 students per class with the exception of 6th grade, which had fewer (I'm also not counting kindergarten since there is a teacher plus assistant). So, I wouldn't trust Great School's student-teacher ratio. When we've talked to the principal, we get the party line about teacher assignments based on affluence in the community, we should be supplementing at home, etc. But there seems to be no plan to reduce class size. I thought we lived in one of the most wealthy school districts in the country--why is this even an issue? Even in affluent neighborhoods, students in early grades need the appropriate amount of educational attention to set them on the right course. Our child is managing the school just fine, and we're pleased with the teachers - but we're concerned about overtaxing them with so many high-energy kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2010

I would not recommend this school to friends or family. First grade was hands down the worst. The teacher was pregnant and spent the year counting the weeks through teaching the fetal development process. Upon her early departure from the classroom the principal was so unprepared that for three weeks the classroom had a different substitute every day to every other day. When I visited the principal she looked me straight in the eye and told me that the interaction the students were getting from the substitute was not the level she would like but after all they are just substitutes substitutes we had for 8 weeks of the year. 2008 rating 7, 2010 rating 6... I see a trend forming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

The teachers and support staff are great! They all work together to make the school #1. Our kids are so lucky to go to such a great place to not only learn, but to also have fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

My grandchildren attend Silverbrook Elementary and it seems to be a very good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

I love every single teacher and staff member I have encountered at Silverbrook. They work so hard to give our kids an amazing education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

It is what a community school should be. Our principal really cares about the kids and their intellectual growth. The teachers are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

The teachers are involved and truly care about their students. My daughters really enjoy attending Silverbrook, and they have grown, not just educationally, in all areas in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2009

I love this school, this school is great! Teachers, Principal, and everything is great.


Posted August 4, 2008

Excellent School! Some of the teachers can straigt away qualify for president's award. Keep the wonderful work and Keep set an example!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2008

What a wonderful school. The parent involvement is great and the teachers really care about the students. I have been very happy with the after school programs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2007

This is a great school. The instructors and staff really care about the students.
—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.

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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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
83%
History and Social Science

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
English: Writing

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

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 74% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 86% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
91%

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 Students79%
Female students88%
Male students69%
Black students55%
Asian students70%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient students63%
Proficient in English82%

Math

All Students64%
Female students68%
Male students59%
Black students18%
Asian students50%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient students38%
Proficient in English68%

Science

All Students91%
Female students92%
Male students90%
Black students82%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities75%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient students91%
Proficient in English91%
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 Students81%
Female students84%
Male students76%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient students36%
Proficient in English85%

Math

All Students81%
Female students81%
Male students82%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient students55%
Proficient in English84%
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 Students90%
Female students86%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%

English: Writing

All Students92%
Female students92%
Male students92%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%

Math

All Students84%
Female students77%
Male students92%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

Science

All Students80%
Female students75%
Male students86%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities84%
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 Students92%
Female students93%
Male students90%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%

Math

All Students79%
Female students73%
Male students85%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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