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Hamilton Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 160 students

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Posted January 31, 2013

The attention to each child and their needs at Hamilton is fantastic! The teachers are very easy to get in touch with and responsive as is the principal. Teacher turnover is very low with the exception being when the school was split with another school and many teachers had to leave. The main detraction would be that class size still remains large in some of the classes that only have one per grade. There are lots of after school activities that allow all of the parents and children to get involved, many of them being traditions that the children look forward to attending every year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2011

HES is a good school but the small school size does not equal small class sizes and we would not say it is a great school. The small school atmosphere can be wonderful...if you know the "right" people or live in the "right" Hamilton neighborhoods. If you don't, don't expect to feel welcomed or included at HES. Parents are very involved and are expected to be involved. If you are unable to volunteer due to work or family commitments, you may find that you and your children aren't well accepted. HES prides itself on being a "family school." We have found it to be quite a disfunctional family. We have had a much better experience in larger schools and have had it with the constant kissing up at HES. Also, the principal moves on about every 2 years as do many of the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2010

The new principal is doing a wonderful job and we are so pleased with the teachers and staff. There is an incredible amount of enthusiasm, professionalism, Panther Pride and student academic support within the school community. Parental involvement is continually encouraged and welcomed. Like a big family at a small school, we are immensely proud and lucky to have our children attend Hamilton Elementary. One major reason we chose to move here was for this school. We made the right choice.
—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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
History and Social Science

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

28 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
93%

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 73% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
English: Writing

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
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 students93%
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

Math

All Students75%
Female students80%
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Science

All Students96%
Female students100%
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
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 Students96%
Female students100%
Male students93%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%

Math

All Students92%
Female students100%
Male students86%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%
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 studentsn/a
Male students56%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

English: Writing

All Students71%
Female studentsn/a
Male students56%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

Math

All Students67%
Female studentsn/a
Male students63%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%

Science

All Students79%
Female studentsn/a
Male students69%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
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

  • 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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54 South Kerr St
Hamilton, VA 20158
Phone: (540) 751-2570

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