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Echo Lake Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 686 students

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
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2011:
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Posted January 10, 2014

This is a wonderful elementary! The children have a great support system and a bond with the teachers!!! I believe parent involvement is key to having a great school and this school encourages involvement. I love the security of this school also, they won't let anyone in without signing in first. The PTA puts on a wonderful Pumpkinpalooza around Halloween and it's fantastic and a great time to get to know other families at Echo Lake.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

Echo Lake is a wonderful academic elementary school. My son attended Echo Lake for 4th and 5th grade. The students are excited about education. Many of the students attended from k-5th grade. So they pretty much grew up together, and have created a lot of memories that will last a lifetime. My son teacher was awesome, and we will definitely miss her. She was so involved in teaching her students, and cared for every student she had.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2013

I am guessing that the rank of 10 is solely based on testing scores. Yes, the students do well on a state test, but guess what, that has a lot to do with the families that send the kids there. Test scores are not about how well a school is doing. My fourth child is going through Echo Lake and I have never liked it. The principal doesn't seem to have much common sense. The office staff is incredibly rude and hard to work with. I was told once that I had to pick up my son because it was his 2nd visit to the nurse in one day, even though he had no fever. Policies like that are not logical. It's a great school if you are a stay at home mom, but if you're a working mother with a busy family, forget it. This school is not geared for working moms. The projects they assign are for looks and can only be completed by parents. Other than that, most of the teachers have been positive and supportive. The counseling depart is no help at all and I actually had a teacher ask me constantly whether my son was on ADD medication yet. They are not supposed to ask questions like that. They are supposed to support my child where he is. I felt like they looked down on me because I could not volunteer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2013

We spent 6 years at this school (K-5) and it is exceptional. Don't hesitate to send your child here. Wonderful, wonderful experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

Community oriented school with teachers that go the extra mile.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2008

I am so happy with this school. The staff is so friendly , it feels like your in a big family . The academics adn extra curricular activities are great and so well balanced . I am extremely satisfied with it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2008

It is clear why Echo Lake is repeatedly ranked as one of the state's top schools. We are so pleased we picked it. Outstanding academic programs - both during and after school. Excellent after school activities. Staff is exceptional and student body can't be beat. Clearly outstanding in the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2008

Overall I have been disappointed in Echo Lake in general. They are very good about child saftey and academics, but on the down side their is too much homework for children K-5 age, sometimes it is just busy work with very little educational value. Also, they are very strict about policing what you may not do, such as fight, but they fail to mention what you should do, such as be kind, help others, and have a positive attitude. There are some lovely people on staff, and frankly a few stinkers as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2007

This is a wonderful school! There are virtually no discipline problems. Warm, loving environment; experienced, kind teachers (for the most part)and a fabulous and very involved principal and vice principal. The PTA is very active. Parents can be found at school functions, school-community joint functions, reading to their child's class or having lunch with their child on any given day. Echo Lake is in a beautiful, cheerfully decorated building and the atmosphere is friendly and safe.
—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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
History and Social Science

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

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
English: Writing

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students88%
Female students92%
Male students84%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

Math

All Students77%
Female students81%
Male students74%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

Science

All Students97%
Female students98%
Male students97%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students99%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities82%
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English97%
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 Students88%
Female students92%
Male students84%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

Math

All Students92%
Female students94%
Male students91%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities97%
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

English: Reading

All Students87%
Female students88%
Male students86%
Black students70%
Asian students95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

English: Writing

All Students85%
Female students90%
Male students82%
Black students70%
Asian students95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

Math

All Students90%
Female students91%
Male students90%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%

Science

All Students96%
Female students96%
Male students96%
Black students80%
Asian students95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English97%
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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5200 Francistown Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23060
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