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Jm Bevins Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 137 students

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Posted May 14, 2012

We moved from out of state, from a large city, with high quality schools and were excited to find that JM Bevins is an exceptional school. The classes are small, the teachers are dedicated and, considering the location in central appalachia, the teachers here literally work miracles with the students they have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2009

I think the school is an excellent school.me and the principal have had our words. but overall she is a good one and Im proud that my kids go to that school.they try their hardest to teach the kids respect and stuff so Im proud of that school.breanna and abigails and william lester mother.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2005

This is a great school ! The teachers and Aides at J. m. Bevins make it a very nice an enjoyable place to be. Everyone there treat each other with respect and as a family, If a child has a problem he or she can feel free to talk to anyone there and the teachers there will try within every means to help this child in some way. These people are not just Teachers and Aides to the children , they are a friend to them as well. This is a great school for anyones child to grow and learn. Check it out for yourself, if you are not satisfied you can always leave and try and find another school for your kids, but you will never find one as good as this one with caring people. The Custodians, The Cafeteria workers, they all are good to your children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2005

I would like to say that this is an excellent school ! The teachers and Aides are just wonderful. Everyone there treats the children like they are someone and they all treat each other with respect, just like family. If a child comes to one of the faculty or staff members of this school with a problem , they will try within everything in them to help this child. J.M. Bevins is just a wonderful place for children to grow and learn.(check out the sol testing scores) All the teachers, custodians , and cafeteria workers , they all are just great with the kids. Just check it out for yourself, if you dont like it you can always try to find another school better, but I bet you will never find one with a better group of people to look after and take care of your kids, this school is WONDERFUL !
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Posted September 22, 2004

This school is a great school with great pupils and teachers while I attended J. M. Bevins I found it comforting to know that I was attending the best school in Buchanan County.This school, along with Russel Prater, placed the hightest on the SOL testing. This school is the best for your child.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 4, 2004

Most of the parents that I speak with are wonderful and so nice and helpful. I seriously think we need to get another principal in there that the kids can interact with as well as the parents. The education is good but not enough extracurricular activities for the younger students. I actually think that this principal is only thinking about the money for the school and not our children. My child will not attend JM Belvins next year.
—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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
86%
History and Social Science

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

21 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
100%

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

The state average for English: Reading was 70% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
88%

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 73% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
95%
English: Writing

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

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students90%
Female students92%
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

Math

All Students55%
Female students62%
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students55%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English55%

Science

All Students77%
Female students71%
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%
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 studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

Math

All Students39%
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students39%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English39%
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 Students100%
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English100%

English: Writing

All Students45%
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students40%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English45%

Math

All Students40%
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English40%

Science

All Students45%
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students40%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English45%
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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8668 Slate Creek Road
Grundy, VA 24614
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