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Colonial Trail Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 684 students

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5 stars

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Posted January 18, 2014

Little to be desired for a child with ADHD or needs extra assistance. The teachers do not get enough assistance in the classroom. This school is extremely challenging as well! They've qualified for a less structured SOL guideline thus teachers are able to move from the normal curriculum. I believe my child is pushed too hard at this school. I think if my child started with this structure then maybe it wouldn't feel like too much. Forced to memorize math problems and complete 30 in 1 minute, study nouns and pronouns and read chapter books only in the 2nd grade. For a normal child, maybe this would just be a challenge, but for a child struggling with ADHD it's been a challenge and hard to keep up with not only the fast paced curriculum but for homework too! The teacher only sticks to scheduled Counceling dates set forth by the principle, but refuses to meet outside those designated time (once every 3 months). They also cater to the families that has a "stay at home parent". Even open house was scheduled durin the middle of the day of which you would have to take a day off to meet the teacher. It's been a very frustrating year and I look forward to moving my child next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

The teachers and office staff are top notch! Everyone cares about The students! The PTA and community work together to make the Education of the students the top priority at all times. It is my understanding That the new principal with his focus on 21st century skills will bring Colonial Trail Elementary to the next level of Excellence!


Posted May 17, 2013

Colonial Trial is a fantastic school. Principle has great leadership and the pinciple teacher dynamics are great and the school is run at very high standard not only academically but artistically and physically. Teachers are very dedicated and mostly live in the area and have deep vested interest in the well being of the children and the community. Children from Kindergarten on are pooled into small groups and given customized academic enrichments. Parents involvement is great, lots of parents volunteers year round. My older child is going to middle school this year and my younger one is a rising 2nd grader. We love CTES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2012

Colonial Trail is an excellent school! My third child has just started kindergarten here and is having a wonderful experience. He can't wait to get on the bus each morning. His teacher has provided him with such a smooth transition into elementary school. My middle child also had this same teacher, and she was amazing with him as well!I feel that the teachers at this school go beyond the call of duty in making sure all individual needs are met in the classroom. We have had only good experiences with the faculty and staff .My oldest child who is now in middle school could not have been any more prepared. Colonial Trail does an outstanding job in educating children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2012

This is an outstanding school. We transferred to this school last year so that we could provide a better education for our children. It was the best decision. What a difference this school has made in our children's lives. They are more confident, are excelling in math and reading and get off the bus smiling, excited to go back to school. The principal is exceptional and always available. The school is great with communication to the parents and the safety of the children. My children's teacher is passionate about her job and the success of her students. We rate this school outstanding!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2010

Colonial Trail is an innovative school that is continuously creating new projects and contests to protect the environment and encourage recycling, healthy living, as well as supporting the local community. Additionally, the staff operates with a students first attitude and presents as a united team.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2010

It is a beautiful school that is run by dedicated staff and parent volunteers. The teachers are involved in more than just teaching--they truly care about our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2010

We are so pleased with our CTES experience! The facilities, teachers, principal, PTA, and parent involvement are all top notch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2010

The teachers and staff are very caring and make the children and parents feel confident that Colonial Trail Elementary school is the best both academically and socially.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2010

My kids look forward to Monday. The leaders in the school apply the perfect amount of discipline and fun while being so interactive with the kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2010

Colonial Trail is an awesome school! We miss it dearly!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

Its a great school and everyone is friendly there. We moved here about a year ago and already, my child is doing so much better
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

Because my granddaughter goes there and has wonderful teachers and activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

Specifically, one great teacher, Ms. Hench, who incorporates teamwork, fun, and energy in everything that she does. She really makes the students challenge themselves in order to discover their full potential.


Posted May 20, 2010

My granddaughter has almost finished kindergarten. She is reading at an exceptional level. Her mom and dad rate the school excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

The faculty and staff genuinely care about the students in their charge.


Posted May 20, 2010

My family loves CTES because of the teachers, the teachers and the teachers. The staff and principal are great and are kids love going everyday. What more could you want!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

great teachers and staff, many learning things going on, parents volunteering,{ grandparents get good feedback }kids love the school


Posted May 20, 2010

Committed teachers and dedicated, involved parents. Awesome, beautiful facility, community feel, great programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

My son loves it. The staff and facilities are just awesome
—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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
History and Social Science

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

129 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
93%

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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
English: Writing

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
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 Students84%
Female students84%
Male students84%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

Math

All Students79%
Female students73%
Male students84%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students88%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

Science

All Students100%
Female students100%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English100%
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 Students79%
Female students76%
Male students83%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

Math

All Students85%
Female students85%
Male students86%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities88%
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 Students87%
Female students91%
Male students83%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

English: Writing

All Students93%
Female students97%
Male students89%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students83%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%

Math

All Students86%
Female students83%
Male students89%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

Science

All Students97%
Female students96%
Male students98%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students99%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
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".
  • No accreditation rating was reported for the 2007-2008 school year.

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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12101 Bacova Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23059
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