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Parkside Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 694 students

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Posted September 21, 2013

There are some terrific teachers at Parkside. The staff are all very professional including the office , nurse, and guidance. I recommend Parkside over other local schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2012

We moved to our neighborhood from out of state based on the reviews Parkside Elementary received. We have not been let down! This is a wonderful school. We have one child in 1st grade and one in Kindergarten. They love school, enjoy learning and form a close connection to their teachers. I volunteer quite a bit during the year in their classes so I see what goes on day to day and Parkside has exceeded my high expectations! The staff really does care and it shows. The amount of learning that takes place at such a young age is amazing to me. The teachers use current technology in the rooms and the kids take to it enthusiastically. The Principal and Asst. Principal are wonderful and very engaged in the day to day activities of the students. I would never consider moving now so my kids can stay in this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2011

I am very impressed with Parkside. This is our son's second year, the teachers are excellent and the principal truly cares. Some days I can't believe the complex lessons they complete at such an early age. My son in Kindergarten started work on bar graphs, addition and substraction, and rationalization/comprehension type skills. But I would rather have my children pushed academically then just attend one big day care. If our nation's education system is turning it around, it must be starting at Parkside. I also agree with the parent that posted on June 8, 2011... Parkside has zero tolerance for bullying and it is enforced! It's to bad Parkside only goes to 5th grade! One last thing though, I the parents are involved, care, and want their children to succeed. Parkside plus involved parents equal our children's success! Thank you Parkside for caring about my son's and soon to be daughter's education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2011

My son will be starting 2nd grade next Fall and I love this school and the staff. It is a newer school which is nice, but aside from the structure the staff is top notch. No school is without flaws but the Principals are always available to the parents and the teachers are fantastic. The kids are always happy when you see them and that says alot for me. They have a no tolerance for bullying policy and it is strongly enforced.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2011

Parkside is a great school. Both of our children attend Parkside and they both love the teachers, staff and administration, as well as the Principal and Vice Principal. Thank you for making this school so great! We love you guys! Keep up the great work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2011

The teachers at Parkside truly care about our childrens education. I feel comfortable with the way my son is being tought and treated at Parkside. The quality of work and teachers is the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2010

Parkside indeed is a really good school, with caring teachers for the most part, and great staff & PTA. The principal has been accessible and come through whenever issues arose that required his attention. Both my children attended Parkside, and while my son has gone on to middle school now, he once was assigned to an ineffective teacher for homeroom. My son has always been a high achiever and an honor roll student, and where once he was excited to go to school and eager to learn, he no longer was and dreaded school. This teacher seemed bored and moody about teaching and let the kids teach themselves for the most part while she sat at her desk and stayed on her computer 85% of the time. Once brought to his attention, Mr. Eichenberg took care of it. This a school who takes care to address issues effectively.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2009

I enrolled my daughter at Parkside three years ago in the second grade. She had previously attended a private school in the area from PK through first grade. I was amazed at not only the quality of the education, but also by the ability of the faculty/staff to create a family environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

The staff is amazing at Parkside and the administration is awesome! They bring out the best in the kids!


Posted October 3, 2009

Because the staff and teachers are willing to work with community professionals in the best interest of the children.


Posted September 16, 2009

They are providing and excellent education for my children. The staff and teachers are wonderful and truly care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2009

My son attends Parkside Elementary School and we had a wonderful experience for the most part. The class sizes are large and at times observed that it was a little much for the teachers to manage. Great communication between parents and teachers. But noticed that the parents need to take the lead and provide direction on what they are looking for. However we did have concerns over process and procedure as to access, records, and school nurse. Even though these concerns were minor it open the door for concern with regard to liability, accountability, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2009

Parkside 'ROCKS' they have the BEST teachers and staff! We have been very fourtunate to enjoy and grow with Parkside over the last 5 years. If ever you need anything call on Mable or Terry in the front office. They are the life support for the area. Like many families at Parkside we were new to the area and these women had the answers. Mr. Eichenberg and Mrs. Gardner still amaze us to this day. 900 kids and they know there names... This is a Great school and my children have thrived. The administators and the teachers want every child to succeed and will work with you to make this happen! This school loves positive parent involvement!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2009

Kindergarten was a bad experience. Our child began the school year excited and inquisitive and ended the year tired and bored. The school tries to cram too much curriculum into kindergarten, which needs to be a balanced learning and play environment for children of this age. Too much homework for kids of this age. Little recess or playtime. Too many kids in the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2008

This was by far the best school my son has ever attended and there was a ton of parent involvement which helps as well. Great teacheres and admins!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2008

This is a great school with great administrators. The teachers care deeply for the students and have a great time with them. They are welcoming of parent involvement and have a great PTA, who does quite a bit for the school and the teachers. My daughter enjoys Parkside, loves her teachers and enjoys her classmates.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

My son had the privilege of attending Parkside last year and it is a wonderful school. They have the best teachers there that truly care about you children and want them to succeed!
—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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
History and Social Science

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
91%

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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%

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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
English: Writing

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

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

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 Students75%
Female students77%
Male students73%
Black students79%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

Math

All Students88%
Female students87%
Male students90%
Black students82%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

Science

All Students85%
Female students79%
Male students92%
Black students76%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%
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 Students74%
Female students69%
Male students81%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%

Math

All Students86%
Female students90%
Male students81%
Black students93%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
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 Students84%
Female students89%
Male students78%
Black students69%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

English: Writing

All Students77%
Female students84%
Male students69%
Black students72%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

Math

All Students86%
Female students91%
Male students79%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

Science

All Students87%
Female students89%
Male students84%
Black students78%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%
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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