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Greenwood Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 531 students

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4 stars

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Based on 3 ratings
2013:
Based on 5 ratings
2012:
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2011:
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Posted May 26, 2014

Went to this school from 2004-2007. I had a good time there. I ulsuly go to the playground now, during the summer or on weekends. Obivously i hate the princiapal but it is what it is.


Posted April 2, 2014

My school is Awesome! The teachers and staff are the best ! My kids are excited to go to school each day and look forward to seeing their peers and teachers. This lets me know that my kids are in a safe learning environment. I love when my kids come home and can teach me something new that they learned that day. I'm extremely happy with Greenwood Elementary as far as my kids education and learning is concerned.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2014

Im not happy with this school at all some of the staff is very rude speak they don't even part their lips some look at you like your crazy my child has been attending this school for 2 years and it really all been the same way...if your child is fallin behide they will set up a child study meeting but to me its a waste of time feel as lf the same thing is being said on repeat at the meeting they say their doing this and that but yet no change in child maybe a little change but nothing major its very frustrating for me as a parent of a first grader and really do know what other options I have to help child to be successful they don't offer any only the same one that's been given over and over.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

This school is amazing. I share custody with my ex husband and now live in Hanvor. Had she been going to any of the other schools in Henrico I would have pulled her out right away. However, Greenwood is a wonderful school and have staff that truly care for there students! This school deserves anything that can help make them even better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

The teachers are very attentive and patient with the youngest children. Our granddaughter will be entering 2nd grade and is looking forward to it.


Posted May 24, 2013

The school definitely lacks communication. Leadership and parent involvement are disorganized. There is no school website or Facebook page, a necessity these days with social media. There are some excellent teachers who are very caring and organized. We have had a great experience with our teacher this year. I think the school needs to move with the times a bit, keep parents informed, and the school would much better serve our children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2013

This school lacks organization and leadership! I'm not surprised to see the test scores and GreatSchools rating drop. The poor communication is probably a leading factor for the lowered rating. We never know about happenings around the school until the day prior to the event and/or assignment... makes it hard for a working parent to plan. On top of this the website is rarely updated . events from January are still listed at the end of February. We have a kindergartener at Greenwood and have seen her digress in all areas; academic, behavioral, etc. since starting here... it is sad when a daycare is more successful at teaching. I understand that some of these issues could be on a micro level (our teacher) however I do believe it starts at the top and that there is a serious lack of leadership. I have not seen much interaction between, the principal/teachers and principal/parents. Henrico is known for their great schools and this is one they should take a serious re-evaluation of before it s too late (and parents should demand this)! We will not be returning to Greenwood next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2013

The principal is non chalant and also the teachers are very non chalant.( fifth grade teachers). They do not call you when you're child is falling below, or even try and offer they're help at the end of the day. When you do call to see how your child is doing they have a meeting to go to constantly and never set up a time for you all to meet. As a parent, we not able to be with our children 24/7 like in the past when women did not have a job. Parents are working these days and we pay our tax dollars for non caring teachers, who just brush our children off and is too busy to bring this to an attention of a guidance counselor themselves. My child is just another number in this school, they ACT like they want to help but there actions tell a different story. When they do finally talk to a parent they are very rude and disrespectful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2009

This school has excellent staff and excellent students i support this school and i have hopes that the students that attend this school have a fine education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

Not sure why the rating is not a 10 since there are no reviews. My review would be about our great faculty, principal, and students. But I would also have to say that the designer of our school had not only student learning in mind but also thought deeply about teachers and the staff in putting this school together. I find myself at my desk realizing from time to time that how great the rooms are to be in because of the light from the outside and the way the light fixtures bounce the light on the ceiling that seems to make it easier to read textbooks and see the laptop screens.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 12, 2007

I can't say enough great things about Greenwood Elementary. My daughter started KG in 2004, the first year the school opened. We're moving and very disappointed to leave this school. The building is beautifully built with all of the latest technology, very clean and organized. There are quite a few after school activities (drama, mad science, chess club, etc.) currently and more to come available in the coming years I'm sure. It was a slow start to the PTA (now established)and activites but the parental involvement is excellent. The principal is wonderful and I have had excellent experience with discipline at this school. Situations are addressed and resolved immediately and the staff is very involved with parents and students. Every teacher I've dealt with has been exceptional and my daughter has really enjoyed them. Parent/teacher communication is excellent. Overall I think this is a top notch school and wouldn't hesitate to reccomend it.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
History and Social Science

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
English: Writing

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
97%

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 Students82%
Female students89%
Male students77%
Black students69%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

Math

All Students80%
Female students89%
Male students73%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

Science

All Students90%
Female students97%
Male students85%
Black students85%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%
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 Students71%
Female students65%
Male students79%
Black students42%
Asian students77%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%

Math

All Students79%
Female students80%
Male students79%
Black students50%
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%
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 students86%
Male students78%
Black students75%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

English: Writing

All Students78%
Female students90%
Male students70%
Black students69%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%

Math

All Students93%
Female students97%
Male students89%
Black students88%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%

Science

All Students99%
Female students100%
Male students98%
Black students97%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English99%
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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10960 Greenwood Rd.
Glen Allen, VA 23059
Phone: (804) 261-2970

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