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Ferry Farm Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 624 students

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Posted July 10, 2013

Ferry Farm is a great school. Teachers, Staff & Parents are all involved with the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2013

love the school, both my girls where in Ferry Farm and loved it there. I love all the teachers, but the best is Mr. Kitt
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2008

Ferry Farm is a community school that prepares its students to be life-long learners. Ms. Lewis, principal, is awesome and the staff is top notch! They nurture and expect nothing less than a student's personal best. I am most impressed with how much emphasis is placed on building the character of the students. Cooperation, respectful behavior, and personal responsibility are traits that are constantly being emphasized and taught. The school welcomes parent involvement, with so many exciting activities offered through the PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2007

My son is in his third year at the school, and he has thrived. He mastered reading all through the first grade, has had excellent teachers each year, and the principal, Mrs. Lewis, is top notch! There is a good diversity of students here, and the parent involvement / PTA is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2006

I can not express in words how wonderful my experience with Ferry Farm has been. My daughter attended for 4 years, and had excellent, involved, talented teachers each year. The principal is fantastic. The after school programs are very exciting, with enrichment activities offered to provide students with new skills, or hobbies. Parent involvement is top notch. The school is always organized, clean, and the classrooms are large and conducive to learning. Class sizes were small. Ferry Farm also conducts many opportunities to get together with game nights, ice cream socials, etc. We were very sad to have to move away from such a great school. After experiencing the best, it is going to be hard for another school to live up to Ferry Farms standards! Reenee Cochran
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2004

I absolutely love this school. My son is in Kindergarten and he loves this school. Parent involvement is wonderful and everyone is so friendly and just great. I am very happy my son goes to ferry farm. Not to mention that this school has awesome test scores, which means awesome 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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
History and Social Science

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
87%

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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
English: Writing

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

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

All Students80%
Female students83%
Male students77%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

Math

All Students85%
Female students89%
Male students81%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

Science

All Students94%
Female students96%
Male students90%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%
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 Students76%
Female students80%
Male students72%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

Math

All Students81%
Female students85%
Male students78%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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 Students75%
Female students76%
Male students75%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

English: Writing

All Students66%
Female students80%
Male students55%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English68%

Math

All Students74%
Female students74%
Male students74%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Science

All Students76%
Female students73%
Male students78%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities80%
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

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