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Springfield Park Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 651 students

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 2, 2014

My school is conducive and comfortable for teaching and learning activities. The staff and teachers were cooperative and giving their best for children physical, emotional and intellectual development..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

Conducive and comfortable place for learning and teaching activities. This will further enhance children physical, emotional and intellectual development.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2014

Good elementary school with motivated teachers and staff. The school environment is conducive and safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2013

My kid is going to Kindergarden this year to Springfield school,their guidence, teaching way is very good &very cooperative .I recomdemble to join in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

My daughter started kindergarten this year. Everyone is so friendly and approachable. It has been a great start to school for her
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

Wonderful school. The principal is very involved, and they work hard to challenge the gifted kids as well as help & encourage the children who need help. Teachers are very good, communication is excellent. Lots of school spirit here and I am very pleased that we moved into this school district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2012

We moved from North Carolina to Springfield Park Elementary this year, and we are very happy! The quality of education is wonderful, teachers are great.... Mr.DiTrapani is amazing.....WAY TO GO SPRINGERS!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2011

Truly an amazing school. Our daughter is in second grade and our experience as a family has been nothing short of spectacular. We couldn't be happier with the staff and quality of education our daughter is receiving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

We have an incredible staff & dedicated teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2010

I disagree with the comment about the school not being helpful to children with disabilities including ADD, etc. My son and the son of a friend are getting marvelous attention and extra help. The school has gone out of their way to help them in all areas of need. I LOVE THIS SCHOOL!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

I like Springfield Park Elementary School because it has teachers that care. Also, it has a diverse population and I think that is great for children to grow up without prejudice.


Posted November 25, 2009

Last year we didn't like some things the school was doing but we spoke to the people in charge and they fixed it so this year is better. The parents in this school are very supportive but I feel that the school (in general) only shows appreciation for the parents when they need help. Sometimes my children come home feeling burned out because they worked so hard at school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

My son went there 2 years ago and was the best school he has ever attended , we miss them all
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

It is such a happy place to be every single day. It's fun to go there even when I don't have to! All of the teachers and faculty are always upbeat, smiling, and interested in our children's lives. They work hard to give our kids the best experience possible and ensure that all of the students become happy, healthy, educated, good citizens. It is a happy, safe, warm place and I wouldn't want my kids anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

This school is the best school in the area! The principle herself is spending extra time helping my daughter with her math work. She is in 3rd grade and I was concerned because she has always struggled in this subject. I also have a daughter in Kindergarten who is loving school and doing very well! To the person who posted they were unhappy that they couldn't walk their kids to the class you have to remember the times we live in after all the school shootings around the country and the sniper up north, Springfield Park is very concerned and proactive about the safety of its students and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

When the child needs extra helping they are willing to to that extra mile to makesure the child gets it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

My daughters go to this school and the teachers and staff are very friendly and always ready to help the students. They always have fun events going on to get the parents involved. We are very happy and would recommend this school to anyone moving to the area!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2009

If you have a child with special needs, be it ADHD, ADD, PDD-NOS and or Autism, good luck to you! The school will fight you in seeing to it that your child is out of the school and put in a special education classroom within the district. They *can* implement services, but drag their feet like you would not believe!! A child with ADHD does not need to go to another school-- all he/she needs is some extra services (small groups for math/reading + testing services, etc., etc.). Very disappointing experience!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2009

I have had children at SPES for eight years and I only have good things to say about it. The teachers and staff are all very caring and approachable. My children have been very happy and have excelled in their academics. We love it and would not go anywhere else. Go Springers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2007

Springfield is an exceptional school Teachers are very involved in the children's over all progress. The children's lunch menu is a five star Gourmet Menu. I love this school and would recommend it to any parent.
—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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
History and Social Science

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
97%

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 73% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
English: Writing

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

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

All Students82%
Female students80%
Male students83%
Black students55%
Asian students93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

Math

All Students74%
Female students79%
Male students70%
Black students45%
Asian students93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Science

All Students95%
Female students93%
Male students96%
Black students82%
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%
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 Students83%
Female students85%
Male students81%
Black students60%
Asian students82%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient students43%
Proficient in English89%

Math

All Students86%
Female students85%
Male students86%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students86%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English91%
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 Students86%
Female students89%
Male students84%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students86%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

English: Writing

All Students86%
Female students93%
Male students80%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

Math

All Students83%
Female students83%
Male students83%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

Science

All Students95%
Female students96%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%
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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4301 Fort McHenry Pkwy
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Phone: (804) 527-4630

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