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Booker Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 419 students

Booker Moon Tree and Wonderful Community School
 
 

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Posted December 12, 2013

My children have attended Booker for the past 5 years. I currently have a fifth grader and a first grader. Today we had an activity for the first graders which involved making Gingerbread babies. I loved it. My son and I truly bonded and had a fun time. Booker is a great school for kids to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2013

Booker Elementary School has been awesome for my kids I have a third grader and a first grader and I have been very pleased with the teachers and the office staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2013

Booker was every inviting when taking my children that are out of zone. My son has a few problems that other schools in the area that seemed like they didnt know how to handle. The teachers are very nice and understanding here are at Booker. I like the way that they get the parents involved with the activities with the kids. I am so glad that Booker was here to take my 2 out of zone children and hope that they will be able to remain next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2013

Booker has always been a warm and inviting school with caring and dedicated staff. I attended Booker myself many moons ago so I was excited and relieved to see the school had remained a safe and positive atmosphere. I would like to see more parent involvement along with programs for children to collaborate with each other, mentor one another and become invested in the success of not just themselves but their peers and the school. I would also like to see PD for some staff members that may have lost their lust for teaching and developing children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2013

Gingerbread activity with my twin first graders was so much fun! Story, activity and then decorating cookies was a perfect morning. The faculty is so engaged and helpful. I love the spirit of learning here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2013

Gingerbread activity was great. Me and my daughter had a great time. Cookie was delicious.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2013

The principal and teachers are very enthusiastic about being here and encouraging the kids to do their best. There are a lot of activities for kids and opportunities for parents to be involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2013

My children's teachers are awesome, some of the other parents have issues with theirs though. The activities are good too, sometimes ill-timed in notice, though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2013

Booker Elementary school is a great school that offers lots of parental involvement activities. Today they offered a gingerbread cookie activity for Kindergarten and parents. I am very happy to have my children attending this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2013

My daughter was rezoned to Booker from Phillips this past school year. It has sadly not been a positive experience...she has encountered some bullying from her classmates, and the general atmosphere at the school is disorganized as are the teachers. Her primary classroom teacher also left mid year with no notice or explanation given, which was another difficulty in an already trying school year. Phillips Elementary is just down the road but is miles beyond in quality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2012

This is a great school three of my children have attended Booker and I couldn't be happier with the qualitiy of the teachers and staff. I have also had experience with the special education department and they were highly motivated and helped my son get ahead and graduate from the special ed class and mainstream into the regular classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

It had one of the best scores on SOL, and I love his Teacher Mrs. Sorrell. The support staff are wonderful Too, Mr. Doswell & Ms. Cindy. It is a Primary Autism Class yet Mrs. Sorrell is still very Academic with All Her Students. There is also a Great Bunch from the bus driver to his Asst. To the Principal & Vice. I have had a Wonderful Experience, and am Glad to be There!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2007

Every day that you enter Booker Elementary you are greeted by everyone with a smile. The teachers are professional and love all of the children. When any students have behavior or learning problems the parents are notified and they work very hard to help parents find ways to get their children 'back on track'. I have loved every teacher that my son has had and look forward to seeing them in the halls when I go to visit. I am sorry to see Mrs. Selden go but know that Booker would only hire another wonderful principal to continue working with our teachers and children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2007

My daughter just passed the 5th grade from Booker. She has been there for all 6 years at Booker. When we moved out of the district, I got permission for her to keep attending at Booker because the quality of instruction here is excellent. There are classes for art, music and book clubs. The teachers also have classes after school for those who need help. The teachers are the best I have seen. I have older children who attended other schools and Booker tops them all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2005

I enrolled my children in this school because of the recent attention given. 6 years ago, Booker was below the state average and now is competitive with the rest of the state. An emphasis is place on academics and parent involvement. Extracurricular activities and sports are minimal but are foreseen to improve. The school is also set in an area of Hampton, VA known as Fox Hill. Which in itself is very involved in youth sports and extracurriclar activities. My wife and I did our homework before moving here and without a doubt know we made an excellent 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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%
History and Social Science

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%
English: Writing

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students66%
Female students71%
Male students61%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English66%

Math

All Students59%
Female students61%
Male students58%
Black students42%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English59%

Science

All Students80%
Female students74%
Male students87%
Black students71%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%
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 Students66%
Female students65%
Male students67%
Black students56%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English66%

Math

All Students72%
Female students69%
Male students76%
Black students68%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%
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 Students70%
Female students68%
Male students72%
Black students61%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English70%

English: Writing

All Students68%
Female students70%
Male students67%
Black students69%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English68%

Math

All Students65%
Female students71%
Male students59%
Black students57%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English65%

Science

All Students69%
Female students67%
Male students72%
Black students55%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%
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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Teacher resources

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Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Kitchen
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:30 am
School end time
  • 2:05 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Ms. Milicent Y. Rogers
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Standards-based
  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Cafeteria
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Hampton University
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Student council/government
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Syms Middle School
Jones Magnet Middle School
Kecoughtan High School
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160 Apollo Dr
Hampton, VA 23669
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Phone: (757) 850-5096

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