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Mountain View Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 521 students

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Posted January 28, 2012

We have been nothing short of thrilled that our children attend such a wonderful school. The teachers are excellent and the administrative staff is constantly striving for excellence. This school benefits from strong community involvement, an active PTA and parents who care about their kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2011

So sad to find out this past school year about the poor leadership of the administration. Despite multiple claims of harrassment of teachers that creates a stifling and intimidating workplace, the current school board refused parents' and teachers' many requests for an independent third party review. Although the teachers are excellent, the school has lost about one third of its teachers and staff in the past three years, including two vice principals during that time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2010

The teachers are great, but they could really use a new playground!


Posted November 1, 2010

It is comprised of a great number of intelligent and awesome kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2010

They have a very good learning environment for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2010

I have 2 daughters attending MVES and they have both had great experiences. Most of the teachers are outstanding. We're very pleased with the education the girls are receiving there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2010

The teachers are terrific and truly engage with the students.


Posted October 22, 2010

My daughter has transferred to Mountain View Elementary from a local private school. Although she is not as academically challenged as she was in private school, the school is much more than we had hoped for. Her teacher is wonderful and she loves school. The after school program staff are outstanding and very caring to the children. You cannot go wrong with Mountain View Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2010

its small school with big ideas. I love the dedicated teachers, the wonderful staff and the leadership of the principle. When we had a sick student with lukemia, the whole school started a fund raising for his parents.(art teacher drew a scene from the school then we printed out the drawing on post cards and sold them to parents(we raised $4000 for the parents of the sick child)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2010

The Teachers are incredible!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

We have great hard working staff who really cares about their students & each other. Most everyone is here for the love& consideration of our next generation in leadership of this country.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 20, 2010

Teachers care about the students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

Mountain View is a great school with wonderful teachers who are dedicated in helping our children strive for excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

I would say most teachers here are A+ and will satisfactorily work with you and your child when their needs aren't being met.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

MVES teachers and staff are friendly and helpful. The teachers are dedicated and our children benefit from their commitment to our children's learning process. We feel it's a safe and healthy environment for our children. MVES is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

Great teachers, diversity, and a caring support staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

I have had two girls go through Mountain View and have found the teachers to be great. We have had two sets of principals and vice principals. Both sets have done things a little differently, but have been great with the kids and for our school. MVES staff are available to parents and children. Music, Art, Challenge, Computer Lab, Library and PE are great too. I have been on the PTA for the past 5 years and find the members to be child focused. Even the cafeteria gets good ratings from my girls. My daughter that goes there now loves the pizza and the Salisbury Steak served in the cafeteria. MVES is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

I have four children who have all greatly enjoyed their teachers and have received a quality elementary education at Mountain View. The faculty and staff at MVES truly care about the children and their best interests.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2007

This is a wonderful school with very caring faculty and administrators. The building is cheery and bright and special care is given to every child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2006

I am very pleased to have my child at this school. the teacher and office workers are great. My daughter has really learned alot. Thanks!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
History and Social Science

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

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

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
English: Writing

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
86%

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 Students62%
Female students74%
Male students47%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient students19%
Proficient in English72%

Math

All Students62%
Female students65%
Male students58%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient students13%
Proficient in English74%

Science

All Students91%
Female students92%
Male students90%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%
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 Students65%
Female students67%
Male students64%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient students41%
Proficient in English72%

Math

All Students69%
Female students71%
Male students68%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient students65%
Proficient in English71%
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 students72%
Male students68%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English68%

English: Writing

All Students69%
Female students79%
Male students58%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students65%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English70%

Math

All Students76%
Female students86%
Male students67%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Science

All Students76%
Female students81%
Male students72%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%
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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  • Mrs. Deborah Rhodes
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