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John B. Cary Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 345 students

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Posted April 15, 2014

Two of my children go to this school. Last school year (2012-2013) the administration was wonderful. I never worried about my kids. This school year (2013-2014) my daughter had an issue and not one administrator wanted to talk to me until I demanded to speak to an administrator. I feel its all about numbers now instead of the education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

Last year it was a great school awesome principle and assistant principal this year it is run like a prison and parents are not welcome but my son's teacher is great
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2012

My son went to pre-k there. He was in special ed and it was excellent. A lot of it as the teachers. I felt like I was welcomed and every question was And every need was attended to. They had class parties and I was always notified if there was ant kind of problem. I miss it and wished my son went there instead of Bryan. My son misses it also. His first couple of days going to Bryan he looked forward getting on the bus. After the first couple of days he did nit take to change real well and acts up in bus all the time.


Posted March 27, 2012

Unlike the previous reviews, the ONLY good thing I have to say about this school is the Principle. My daughter has had problems with other kids and the principle handles the problems wonderfully. There were good teachers at this school a few years ago, but they have left. There are some nice teachers, but few good ones. We are moving to another district because the overall education at this school is declining rapidly. I have to teach my daughter her math every night. Only two kids in her grade passed the benchmark math tests, so it's obviously a problem with the teacher, no the students. The students are rude and undisciplined, and show no regard for anyone else. My daughter has been picked on many times for being white and has few friends. One girl even told her she wouldn't be her friend because she's white. I'm not saying their behavior is the school's fault, just be aware these things happen and your kids will not be happy. Not all the kids are like that, but it is predominant. My child is so miserable at this school we are moving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2008

This shcool would be fine without it's current leadership. This principal is unprofessional and refuses to deal with discipline issues. He threatens the students as a group and never follows through. Also, this principal tries to be friends with the students instead of a leader. The teachers and staff don't get the credit they deserve for being dedicated. Compared to other schools my child has attened, this is very weak in leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2008

This shcool would be fine without it's current leadership. This principal is unprofessional and refuses to deal with discipline issues. He threatens the students as a group and never follows through. Also, this principal tries to be friends with the students instead of a leader. The teachers and staff don't get the credit they deserve for being dedicated. Compared to other schools my child has attened, this is very weak in leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2006

Cary turned out to be a great surprise! My 6 year old son was in the Kind prgrm last year, and his teacher was so on top of things - she noticed his advanced reading skills and ran with it! Because of Mrs.Becker, my son has skipped 1st (most of Kind. time was spent in the 1st grade reading classes) and is now in 2nd grade with his older sister! He's doing an amazing job! He is more on level with the students in his class now then before. He is starting the advanced class (as the only 2nd grader!) and they are all pushing for him to start 3rd grade at the gifted school instead! For a public school, this is a great choice! Very in tune with their children and a great friendly staff! Definitely the best choice around!
—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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
54%
History and Social Science

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
67%

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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
73%

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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
76%
English: Writing

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
64%
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 Students47%
Female students40%
Male students56%
Black students38%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English46%

Math

All Students44%
Female students39%
Male students50%
Black students47%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students55%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English45%

Science

All Students61%
Female students50%
Male students74%
Black students53%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English61%
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 Students39%
Female students50%
Male students32%
Black students27%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English39%

Math

All Students51%
Female students64%
Male students42%
Black students42%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English51%
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 Students46%
Female students48%
Male students44%
Black students41%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English46%

English: Writing

All Students46%
Female students50%
Male students42%
Black students46%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English46%

Math

All Students65%
Female students75%
Male students54%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English65%

Science

All Students62%
Female students56%
Male students69%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English62%
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

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(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

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

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

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
School leaders can update this information here.

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
  • Heidi Brezinski
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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  • Direct instruction
  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • 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)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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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
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
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2009 Andrews Blvd
Hampton, VA 23663
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Phone: (757) 850-5092

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