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E. Wilson Morrison Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 390 students

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Posted June 3, 2014

We came here, and enrolled based on the test scores of this school. It was a good choice. My daughter enjoys most of her classes and teachers, and the environment is welcoming. For a rural school it has good diversity. If you have issues, they are dealt with well, and swiftly. No school is perfect, and I am sure they could improve in a few areas, but overall I think they do better than most with what they are given.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2012

This is an amazing school. Mrs. Holmes, the principal is extremely engaged at all levels of the schools operations and academics. Mrs. Estep, K teacher, is one of the best teachers I have seen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2011

The school staff is wonderful. Most of the teachers seem to care about the students. The one problem I have is that there always seem to be new teachers, and when I say new I mean fresh out of college with little to no experience. Which can be frustrating when dealing with them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2011

This is a wonderful school with a dedicated, caring and professional staff. I have never seen Ms. Holmes look anything other than 100% professional. The review posted yesterday stating that there is no color and no playground is simply NOT TRUE. There may be little color on the last day of school because they start cleaning up and taking things down, but if you go into this school at any other time of the year there are posters on the wall, bulletin boards, pictures of kids, science fair displays, etc. everywhere. There are beautiful murals painted by one of the parents on the walls. The building is old, but is clean and well maintained. They even have central air conditioning! As far as no playground, this is not true. There is a large playground, fenced in, with mulch. Some of the equipment was just added last year. My son is a third grader here and just scored advanced proficient on all his SOLS (three of the 4 were perfect scores!) This is an awesome school. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, sure, but you should not be allowed to post things that are factually not true! And what this person said about Ms. Holmes, the playground and the lack of color are not true!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2009

I wam very proud that my nieces go to E.W.M. I went there as a child in elementry school and guess what Mrs. Holmes was my principle there. The same P.E. teacher Mr. Hattenback still there. Yes some teachers have retired but it feels good when you walk in the school and still be called by your first time. No it wasn't because I was a bad student it was because they all care!!!! Students are thier main priority!! If parents are having communication problems they may need to show up for meetings, etc. There are many oppurtunities to communicate from telephone calls to email. You can even see your childs grades before thier report cards if you signed up for that. Lunch cafe is also cool where you will know what your child is eating everyday. Mrs. Holmes and staff are excellent with our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2009

My daughter is currently in Kindergarten at this school. She has a wonderful teacher and assistant but that is about all I can say that I like about it. Parent are responsible for daily snacks for that whole class and most send in Hostess snacks, chips, and candy. It is such a bad example to set. P.E. is only once a week and only for a half hour. Kids need to be more active. I am only kept in the loop about my child when I get a report card and the one parent teacher meeting at the begininning of the school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2009

i love this school. My daughter does excelleant with the teacher guidance.
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Posted August 21, 2007

My children attended this school from K-5th grade. My experience was wonderful. My children were always so excited about school. Even the end of the year SOL's. Great jobs Ms. Holmes & staff! Much success to everyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

My daughter is just about to finish her second year at E. Wilson and we generally like it! Her teachers have been loving but vague about some things that I would like them to follow through with. I am never sure when the PTA meets and have numerous times offered to come and be on the Board. I want to know what my daughter is doing and her weak points as well as her strong points. I am also a little concerned about the Safety Issues of the school and people walking in off the street.
—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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
History and Social Science

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
80%

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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
English: Writing

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
92%

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

All Students72%
Female students73%
Male students71%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English70%

Math

All Students55%
Female students54%
Male students55%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students55%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English55%

Science

All Students78%
Female students70%
Male students87%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities82%
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

English: Reading

All Students67%
Female students57%
Male students75%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial80%
White students68%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%

Math

All Students79%
Female students73%
Male students84%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial90%
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%
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 students67%
Male students76%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%

English: Writing

All Students58%
Female students50%
Male students66%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students62%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English58%

Math

All Students71%
Female students74%
Male students69%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%

Science

All Students77%
Female students74%
Male students80%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
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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  • Mrs. Margaret S. Holmes

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