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Galax Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 448 students

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Posted January 23, 2010

Fantasitc school from the students to teachers/staff and administrators. Fully accredited.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

We have the greatest teachers and staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2008

poor administration kids are wild and teachers can only do so much themselfs.
—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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
94%
History and Social Science

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
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

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
84%

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 Students74%
Female students68%
Male students79%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient students73%
Proficient in English74%

Math

All Students58%
Female students53%
Male students63%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White students58%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficient students36%
Proficient in English61%

Science

All Students81%
Female students80%
Male students83%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient students55%
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 Students61%
Female students60%
Male students61%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White students62%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient students63%
Proficient in English60%

Math

All Students57%
Female students57%
Male students56%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White students62%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English58%
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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  • Charles Brian Stuart

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225 Academy Drive
Galax, VA 24333
Phone: (276) 236-6159

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