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Fancy Gap Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 168 students

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Posted October 28, 2013

This school has won the blue ribbon for education award many times. I am a parent of a smart add challenged child. The teachers motivate her! She went from a C student to an honor roll student with 6 times the AR points. We have a booster club, where we do "free things to reward & enrich the children's lives." The teachers are great, as they are there for the right reasons; they love children, enjoy teaching them, & BELIEVE in each child. I am proud this school is this is a "No bully zone!" The children are taught to stand up for other children, tell a teacher, principal, parent etc. They have student conferences about how to work out conflicts in ways that make other students feel good, by pointing out what is right with other children by what they like about them. Teachers give up a third of pay to buy class equipment & supplies. Parents & others can volunteer. We run copies. Teachers have more time to teach. We help with the Librarian to dedicate more time to students. Any poverty stricken child is given food on Fridays . I have seen children who turned into butterflies: socially & intellectually. The kids have the power of Believing in themselves & others!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2013

Excellent schooling. Teachers are very involved and caring. Safe, beautiful, location. Glad we moved here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

Fancy Gap is a great school. The Teachers work very hard and expect that the students do the same. The parent support is good along with the leadership of the Dr. Ewards
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2007

My grandson goes to FGE and I am appalled at the amount of homework that is given to fifth graders! It takes approximately 4 hours each night to complete all his assignments. I also feel that they are so bound by SOL standards that they push these children and that they are not really learning but memorizing. Learning should be fun!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2004

This is a wonderful place for learning! The staff really cares!
—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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
100%
History and Social Science

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

29 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

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 73% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
97%
English: Writing

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
79%

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 Students68%
Female students75%
Male students62%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%

Math

All Students75%
Female students75%
Male students75%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%

Science

All Students83%
Female students73%
Male students92%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%
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 Students85%
Female students80%
Male students92%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

Math

All Students89%
Female students87%
Male students92%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%
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 Students75%
Female studentsn/a
Male students67%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

English: Writing

All Students79%
Female studentsn/a
Male students73%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

Math

All Students92%
Female studentsn/a
Male students87%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%

Science

All Students83%
Female studentsn/a
Male students80%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%
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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  • Dr. Jeanne D. Edwards

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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63 Winding Ridge Rd
Fancy Gap, VA 24328
Phone: (276) 728-7504

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