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Hartwood Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 574 students

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Posted May 26, 2013

We absolutely love this school! My son has only attended this school for a year, but it has been amazing! The new principal Mr. Elchinko is such a great asset to the school. He is very professional, friendly, and involved. He is continuously making improvements. The assistant principal is very polite and responsive. My son's teacher Miss Hanahan, is such a sweet and caring teacher! It is evident how much all the teachers love their students and their job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2013

Being a military family with 6 moves under our belts, the most important thing for us when we relocate is the School. We specifically moved into the Hartwood district because of the wonderful reviews here on greats schools , and after a site visit we were hooked. We have had one complete, have one in currently and one starting soon. I can not say enough about how wonderful the teachers and staff are at trying to make every child feel like they are the center of the world. Each student knows they are loved but also that they are expected to do great things in class... The PTA is strong and tries to keep the families involved and raise money for all the amazing extra curricular activities they do, not to mention playground and class room equipment . We have tons of fundraiser nights where you can go participate with the community and get involved in what is going on with your children while meeting other parents and families.... I think anyone who walks away unsatisfied with their experience didn't take advantage of the schools never ending endeavors to make the Staff and parents and children feel like a big Family. We love Hartwood!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2013

Our granddaughters are currently attending Hartwood Elementary School and we couldn't be more pleased with the attention they are getting in their classrooms and all around the school. For such a small elementary school, they are giant size in how they treat their children and their academics. Anybody who complains about this wonderful institution obviously hasnot been in other schools or other school districts. The teachers and staff should be commended for how they make this school a wonderful place to learn.


Posted August 25, 2011

This school is overcrowded!! Students do not receive the attention they need as with most public schools in Stafford County. My child was bullied/harrassed repeatedly. Parent teacher conference after parent teacher conference did not solve the issue. The prinicpal is unegaged; numerous attempts to meet with her and the school counselor was never brought into fruition. Of coarse they want you to volunteer; less work for them. On my numerous volunteer days teachers would stand and chat and not watch the children appropriately. Moms and Muffin; Doughnuts with Dads; these are activities ran by parents not the shcool. Keep that in mind. There are some good teachers there but there are some that need to retire.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

My children have been in Hartwood Elementary since 2003 and we are extremeley happy with the Principals, the Staff and the teachers! There is a warmth feeling of community as soon as you enter the school. You feel at home! Our children love Hartwood! We feel that they have received an outstanding education! There is also a great opportunity for parent involvement and volunteer work which make the school an even better place for our children. I am allowed to volunteer as much as I would like! We love Hartwood!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2006

My daughter went to Hartwood in 2002 for kindergarten and I was amazing by the Principal, Staff, and Teachers. She has been in 3 schools in 3 years and this was the best. I will never be able to say enough good things about this school. It is the small things that got me such as: Moms and Muffins and Dads and Dounuts, Student drop-off, the choice of field trips, and that you get to meet the teachers the day for school starts.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
History and Social Science

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
English: Writing

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students87%
Female students83%
Male students90%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

Math

All Students80%
Female students83%
Male students77%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

Science

All Students98%
Female students98%
Male students98%
Black students92%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English99%
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 Students74%
Female students78%
Male students71%
Black students38%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Math

All Students84%
Female students85%
Male students83%
Black students46%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%
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 Students81%
Female students81%
Male students81%
Black students61%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

English: Writing

All Students71%
Female students87%
Male students57%
Black students53%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

Math

All Students80%
Female students80%
Male students80%
Black students53%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

Science

All Students78%
Female students76%
Male students80%
Black students47%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
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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14 Shackleford Well Rd
Hartwood, VA 22406
Phone: (540) 752-4441

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