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Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 543 students

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Posted April 10, 2011

As far as the County goes this school is the newest elementary school...I had 2 children here, both of which I withdrew to homeschool. Any more children I have will not go to this county's elementary schools. We had issues with the level of education offered (if your child is advanced or behind academically you will have issues), the fact that they push SOL reviews for at least a month before the tests, and issues with the principal. If you are even told that your child got in trouble (I was not informed twice), be sure to investigate...the person who speaks up first tends to not get in as much trouble-even if they were causing the issues. Most of the teachers there are great but even greatness can be over-shadowed by too many kids per class, not enough resources, and a very controlling principal/vice principal. The PTO is great...they are always trying to raise money to purchase new things for the school...they also run some programs just for the family- game night (which is free), craft night, etc. They just need more parents to be involved in this PTO to make it a HUGE success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2010

Hilda J Barbour is the BEST school I could have put my son in. From the teachers to the principal, everyone is top notch!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2009

I have a child in 5th grade, and one starting kindergarten this year. I've worked with elementary aged children since I was a teenager and have tutored in schools. I have always been impressed with the standard of individual learning at HJB. Ms. Joey Waters is a fantastic, hands-on leader. This has been a great start for my kids to have in their lifetime of education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

I have a Kindergartener and a second grader and I have had nothing but wonderful experiences! I struggled with public vs. private but am glad that we made the ecision to send them here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2008

The school is great. I homeschooled my oldest daughter for kindergarten and was nervous about putting her in first grade, especially when I found out they teach cursive in kindergarten and she only knew print. Her teacher worked hard with her and us as parents to catch my daughter up to the rest of the class. The principal is also great and the kids all love her. The school, as a building is also great and the PTO works hard to bring new things to the school. I love HJB and so do my children. I now have one in kindergarten and one in second grade and I couldn't be more impressed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2005

I had one child go through this school and another in this school now- it is wonderful. The teachers (most of them) work their hearts out to help their students be successful. I am happy to have my child at HJB- I wouldn't want them anywhere else! Thanks to the teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2004

This school is the best in the county.....which isn't saying much for this county. The discipline policy is nonexistant, the teachers are barely licsensed, and the administration hide in their offices all day. I have had children in this school since they opened their doors in '97 - and I can't say anything good about this school. Be prepared to send your child to private school if you want them to have a decent education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2004

I can't say enough good about this school. I have one child leaving(starting middle school) and one starting Hilda J Barbour. The teachers are great. I'm so glad we live in this district.
—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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
83%
History and Social Science

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
95%

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 70% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
82%

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 73% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
English: Writing

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students73%
Female students65%
Male students79%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

Math

All Students72%
Female students58%
Male students84%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%

Science

All Students83%
Female students73%
Male students91%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
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 Students72%
Female students69%
Male students76%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Math

All Students67%
Female students69%
Male students65%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White students66%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%
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 Students79%
Female students84%
Male students75%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

English: Writing

All Students69%
Female students74%
Male students64%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English70%

Math

All Students81%
Female students81%
Male students80%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

Science

All Students88%
Female students92%
Male students85%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%
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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