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Waterman Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 503 students

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Posted March 21, 2014

The Administration in this school is awesome! We especially love the Principal (Mr. Weaver) and the Vice Principal (Mrs. Hart). The PE Teachers, Art Teacher, Music Teacher and the school counselor are fabulous! They truly care about the families that attend this school. Any concern I had about my child or the school was addressed quickly and thoroughly. They are always seeking to improve each year. The home room teachers we have had thus far are dedicated, patient yet firm and caring. They know their curriculum and have taught above our expectations. Our teachers (and most of the staff) put in many hours above the required amounts. They are always available by emails and phone calls and truly want to reach the community. (Parent involvement is mediocre, but that is not the school's fault - the school reaches out and tries to bridge the gap many ways.)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

The Principal, Assistant Principal, Staff and Parents work together to provide the great learning atmosphere it has!


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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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
92%
History and Social Science

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

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 70% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
95%

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

All Students56%
Female students53%
Male students60%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White students66%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficient students51%
Proficient in English63%

Math

All Students58%
Female students53%
Male students63%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient students54%
Proficient in English63%

Science

All Students73%
Female students67%
Male students79%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient students69%
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

English: Reading

All Students67%
Female students61%
Male students78%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient students54%
Proficient in English77%

Math

All Students58%
Female students56%
Male students61%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficient students41%
Proficient in English70%
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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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Title I Distinguished School (2006)
  • Fully Accredited (2006)
  • Fully Accredited (2005)

Special education / special needs

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  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:25 am
School end time
  • 3:20 pm
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Jeremy Weaver
Fax number
  • (540) 434-9996

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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