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Gordon Barbour Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 410 students

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Posted February 26, 2014

From what I know is the school needs a head lice clean up, my grand children has had it 4 times this year! Have talked to exterminator and was told with carpet, toys, head phones, pillows shared... it will create sharing head lice. From one to another SOMETHING needs to be done, why not ban together and have an Exterminator come in and treat from time to time, is the children not worth keeping safe when it can be done?


Posted October 10, 2013

I have never met a more caring group of teachers and staff as I have with this school. When your in a room with them you can see and feel the love and passion each individual takes in their job. I do not have a child attending this school, but I visited this week, and can honestly say I would feel confident is sending my child to learn and grow with any of the staff. Theresa Morris Membership Coordinator Sam's Club Charlottesville


Posted May 4, 2010

I've never seen my granddaughter grow so confident and smart while at this school


Posted May 3, 2010

Gordon Barbour school treats each student as an individual, and always has time to listen to the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2009

GBES is a fantastic school with caring teachers. I have never had a complaint about this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2008

We have been very pleased since the change in principal (Mr. Berry is very good, we were quite unhappy with Ms. Pendleton). Our son feels confident and comfortable learing and it's a school where most of the teachers actually seem to care! Our son needed some additional attention in reading (as he entered second grade) In fact, a school rated much higher on this site had recommended him to be retained in first grade, but refused to allow him to attend summer school for fear he would be too far ahead for first grade if he was retained and went to summer school (we scratched our heads too!!). Anyway, we refused to allow our son to be retained and the second grade staff (GBES) developed a plan for him and he is now reading above grade level, and passed all of his 3rd grade SOL's. Hats off to the staff!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
History and Social Science

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
English: Writing

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students83%
Female students78%
Male students89%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

Math

All Students58%
Female students52%
Male students64%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students62%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English57%

Science

All Students96%
Female students96%
Male students96%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%
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 Students75%
Female students76%
Male students74%
Black students70%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Math

All Students64%
Female students64%
Male students65%
Black students40%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English64%
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 Students76%
Female students85%
Male students68%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

English: Writing

All Students66%
Female students79%
Male students52%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%

Math

All Students77%
Female students81%
Male students73%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Science

All Students96%
Female students97%
Male students94%
Black students80%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
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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  • Katrina Richardson

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500 W Baker Street
Gordonsville, VA 22942
Phone: (540) 661-4500

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