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Ferrum Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 251 students

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Posted September 23, 2011

We love Ferrum Elementary, located steps away from the Blue Ridge Institue and Ferrum College. A truly unique location in an area where family values reign and teachers and school staff really care about the students. We're very proud to be part of Ferrum Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2009

This is no doubt a great school... All the teachers work very hard for our kids. The principal is great. Mrs. Altice is always there to help when she is needed with anything. We really thank all of you for the hard work you do for our kids learning. 2009
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2006

This is a great school I have been here from K-4 as a student so far. For the most Part I have really enjoyied Ferrum Elementary. Most of the teachers are very nice! Over the summer of 2005 the school recived a new playground.Hope you can go see all the wonferful things Ferrum Elementary School Has!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 16, 2005

Ferrum Elementary is no doubt the best school in the Franklin County area. Parent envolvement is very high and safety is very high on their list. It's a small school which in my opinion makes it even better. My son has gone there for 4 years now and I am very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2004

A wonderful small school nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge, rural and quiet; family values prosper--and located across the road from Ferrum College. Teachers here nurture the kids and safety is inherent. A quality school with caring teachers.
—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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
History and Social Science

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
95%

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

The state average for English: Reading was 73% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
English: Writing

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
91%

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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
100%

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

All Students74%
Female students73%
Male students74%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Math

All Students71%
Female students73%
Male students70%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

Science

All Students83%
Female students87%
Male students81%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%
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 students80%
Male students65%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%

Math

All Students62%
Female students60%
Male students65%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students61%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English61%
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 Students83%
Female students92%
Male students78%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

English: Writing

All Students75%
Female students83%
Male students71%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%

Math

All Students86%
Female students92%
Male students83%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

Science

All Students91%
Female students83%
Male students96%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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

  • 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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  • Mrs. Jennifer Talley

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660 Ferrum School Rd
Ferrum, VA 24088
Phone: (540) 365-7194

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