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Leslie Fox Keyser Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 544 students

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Posted July 1, 2014

Do not walk, but RUN from this school. We moved into the area this past year and had three children at LFK. We removed them to homeschool for the last three months because this school is so bad. Our children reported that they and other students were yelled at, publicly shamed, and intimidated by teachers. They were also made to run laps for late homework. The instructional quality was poor, with limited options for extracurricular activities, and the environment inside the building was drab and depressing. We visited the classrooms on more than one occasion only to witness firsthand that, indeed, the children were yelled at and shamed in front of their peers. Speaking with the principal had little effect, although she listened sympathetically. Our one child's kindergarten teacher seemed nice; however the magnitude of poor behavior from our other children's teachers, in addition to the overall poor instructional quality, eclipsed that completely. Do not subject your child to this school if you can avoid it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

Leslie Fox kysier, the staff and volunteers who work there are the friendliest and most helpful of any school I have ever known. I rate them five Stars.


Posted August 12, 2012

I am very pleased with this school. My child is a rising 5th grader and has been with LFK since the 1st grade. We've dealt with a host of issues related to his development and the school teachers have been very involved and helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2010

i have a son that has went to LFK for 2 years now and a second son that is starting in the fall. We honestly love this school and the teachers!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2009

I have a daughter in this school. She absolutly loves it. she enjoys going to school. The class size is smaller she gets a lot of one on one attention from her teachers. I feel I have easy frequent communication with her teachers. She is excelling at all of her requirments and the things she needed help on in the begining of the school year we were able to address, overcome and correct quickly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2006

We have a son attending this school and all of our experiences have been positive. The teachers are easily accessible and readily address parents concerns. There are very little extracurricular activites but there are quite a few PTO sponsored activities that offer child-friendly outtings for the whole family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2006

We have 2 children in this school and absolutely love it. We moved from Gainesville where schools where over crowded now or children are in smaller classes with more one on one attention. The teachers are kind and encouraging and everyone is friendly and I have never had a problem getting feed back about my children's behavior/school work. We have already decided we will stay in this school district when we move so or youngest will be able to attend this school. The Binnix Family
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Posted January 16, 2006

Parental involvement is mediocre. Overall, the school's academics are terrible...few extra activities. No enhancing programs outside of classroom for children that are above average. The teachers are mostly unfriendly, uninformative and unprofessional. We are very unhappy and seeking to move very soon.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%
History and Social Science

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
97%

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 73% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
English: Writing

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students79%
Female students80%
Male students77%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

Math

All Students66%
Female students62%
Male students70%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%

Science

All Students85%
Female students82%
Male students89%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities77%
Students without disabilities86%
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 Students80%
Female students73%
Male students85%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

Math

All Students93%
Female students86%
Male students98%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%
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 students80%
Male students69%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

English: Writing

All Students71%
Female students83%
Male students59%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

Math

All Students60%
Female students62%
Male students57%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students59%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English60%

Science

All Students67%
Female students59%
Male students76%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%
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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Front Royal, VA 22630
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