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Ressie Jeffries Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 650 students

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Posted April 1, 2014

My daughter is currently in fifth grade and has attended Ressie since kindergarten. My son is currently in kindergarten. This has been a great school for my two kids. Their teachers have been top notch and the students are given multiple opportunities to be involved in different programs. If I ever had a concern it was always resolved over a quick email or a brief phone conversation. Ressie teachers want the students to be successful and have a positive school experience. I have witnessed first hand the hours of time these teachers put in to make Ressie a great place to be for our kids! I urge all parents to not complain, but just communicate concerns and they will be heard. Parents, together with school staff working as a team is how Ressie students will reach high levels! It takes a village. Thank you Ressie teachers, keep doing what you do!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2013

This school was a good school with a lot of caring teachers. However, the current administration leaves a lot to be desired. The ED/BD kids run the halls, destroy equipment and use foul language with no repercussions for their behavior. Thankfully my child is no longer in this environment. I would be very concerned having a child in such an unstable setting 7 hours out of the day five days a week. Someone in the school board needs to wake up and realize this new principal is a joke. The good teachers are all looking for placement elsewhere due to the lack of discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2010

hi Mrs.pagni this haleys father I just wantd o know how haey was doing in school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2010

This school is truly devoted to education. I have 2 children currently enrolled. My son is receiving FREE tutoring from the school this year. The administration is attentive and the teachers go above and beyond. I am a member of the PTO at the school and I am amazed by the wonderful activities and what they do to promote education among the students. It's a challenging enviroment but still fun...not an easy task to accomplish.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

I love this school, the staff, the PTO- I'll have a 5 & 7 yr old attending the fall of 2010.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

If the parents would help more we can make a differance. My 5 year old is super smart her teacher is the best. All the staff has been so nice. I really think kids will be more involed if parents would be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

My son attends Ressie Jeffries and it is a fantastic school! All of his teachers have been very helpful and the administration is great! My son is challenged everyday and I am very thankful that he goes to such a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2009

I have 2 children which attend Ressie Jeffries.There are so many HORRIBLE things I've seen at this school, it saddens me to have to send my children off to school everyday. Not a day goes by that my children come home and dont have 3-4 bad things to tell about how the day was. The most troubling thing for me is how rude the staff is. How can someone who is rude and disrespectful teach my child any respect and manners? THEY CANT ! I have read some of the post left here and I agree the parents do need to be more involved BUT who wants to deal with a bunch of rude people? I dont! You're correct, parents need to be involved in getting this school new staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2009

I have recently moved to Front Royal, VA and my child has started Ressie Jeffries this year as a Kindergarten student. The teachers at this school have no patience for their younger students and act as if they are bothered that a parent wants to be involved with how their child is doing in school. The office staff is extremely rude as well ! The teachers act very unprofessional and will gossip about students and parents as if the school is a set for a soap opera. Almost all of the staff at Ressie Jeffries has lived in this small town all of their life and here, everyone knows everyone. If you are new to the town and not like 'them' then you will not be treated very friendly. I do not recommend this school to anyone that wants a good education for their children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2008

My oldest has been at Ressie for almost 2.5 years (3rd, 4th and now 5th). My youngest has been at Ressie for almost 1.5 years (K and now 1st). All of their teachers have been excellent and very responsive. I participate in the PTO and do other volunteer work, but I really wish more parents came out to PTO meetings and helped out with stuff that really isn't that hard. Like another parent has said, things can't improve, and things can't get done unless we all pull together and do the gruntwork. It has been my experience that the majority of the staff is helpful and willing to do whatever is necessary; however, not enough parents seem interested in the improvement of the school, and the education of their children, and that is sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2007

I have two children who were enrolled at Ressie Jeffries Elementary just this past year. Being we were new here, I had some worries as any parent would coming into a new school. All my fears were laid to rest. My kids have adapted greatly to this school and thanks to the awesome teachers they both have, they have done great in their academics and social skills. Both of my children were involved in extra-curricular activities here as well, which has not only helped them socially, but it also has built their self-esteem up more. I must add that the PTA here has worked hard and has been so involved in doing things for the students and teachers and should be applauded. Our experience here has been nothing but positive. Volunteering or taking opportunities when feasible to spend time w/your children at school may change the negative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2006

I came to Ressie 3 yrs ago, I now have 3 children that attend Ressie. I was astonished at the level of Parent participation at PTA meetings,classroom parties,paper pushing etc. In my opinon parents need to more involved with what is going on at their child's school. We all work long hours and drive a terriable commute but sitting back complaining about every little thing is not going to change it. If you want Ressie to become a 'better' school than come see all the good things 99% of the staff and parent volunteers are doing for your children and offer to help in some way. I encourage all parents to come inside Ressie for a day and look at all aspects of your childs day before writting harsh things about it. I have also had my ups and downs but I continue to push for more ups and better enviroments.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2006

I have had children at Ressie for 5 years and have not had a problem yet. I do think there is room for improvement where parent participation is concerned. I know different people have different views on the school but I myself love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2005

My son is in second grade. He enjoys going to school. He had excellent teachers in Kindergarten and First grades. His second grade teacher is new. She is very enthusiastic, creative, and organized. All of his teachers have been willing to talk whenever I had any questions. I am very pleased with his experience at Ressie. This school is Fully Accredited.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2005

Teacher and Principal miss opportunities to use situations as a teaching tool. Children are labeled pretty quick as 'discipline problems', especially very young children. A child cannot be continually told he is wrong, bad, and given no leeway before he will feel that no matter what he does it will never be good enough. I think this is indicative of a very narrow, unimaginative and less than creative teaching environment if the only solution for a kindergarten age child is to segregate him/her from the class - how in the world do you expect them to learn not only how to change their behavior but their standard school requirements. I rate this school very poor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2005

The worst of schools. The principal is an egomaniac with a 'click' type following in the staff who are disrespectful to students, school has no decent teaching programs, few teachers actually like children, most want job to be off in the summer. The vice principal of last year (2004) was the best and most concerned, but wasn't in the 'click'. Grading system is fudged to move students through who can't actually read, write, etc., but make the percentile to put school in newly gained 'accredited' status (meaning nearly JUST over 70% passed while nearly 30% failed). Complaints to schoolboard are consistently ignored. I've been a parent for over 4 years and have seen the worst type of disgrace to small children, who are being belittled, yelled at, told to 'shut up', called names by TEACHERS who gossip about children and parents, including the 'professionals' such as counselors and therapists. HORRIBLE SITUATION
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2004

Very poor school, one of the worst in Warren County! We have had 1 decent year there out of 4 years. It is only October, but so far this year is terrible. There was a great Assisant Principal who would help parents & children solve issues, but Warren County doesnt like people like that, so she is gone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2004

The educational system here at Ressie Jefferies is mediocre at best. My child struggled through kindergarten and 1st grade. 2nd grade was better due to a wonderful new teacher. This year is not so great, the teachers are in threat of losing their jobs if they do not pass the SOLs by 100%. So, in turn they are forcing our children to work extremely hard and cut their lunches down to 20 min. a day in order to utilize that extra time for more studying. I believe it too much to take as a parent, due to most of us have to work such long hours. Where do we find the time?
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%
History and Social Science

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
English: Writing

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

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students68%
Female students69%
Male students67%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial70%
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English68%

Math

All Students51%
Female students52%
Male students50%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial50%
White students53%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English51%

Science

All Students85%
Female students87%
Male students81%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial70%
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities86%
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 Students74%
Female students83%
Male students63%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial67%
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%

Math

All Students71%
Female students78%
Male students63%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial67%
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%
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 Students81%
Female students83%
Male students79%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

English: Writing

All Students62%
Female students69%
Male students53%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial50%
White students63%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%

Math

All Students68%
Female students67%
Male students70%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students68%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%

Science

All Students71%
Female students75%
Male students67%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial50%
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%
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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320 East Criser Road
Front Royal, VA 22630
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