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Abingdon Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 605 students

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Posted November 18, 2013

My kids were also transferred from TC Walker when it closed. First, I'd like to say that no school in Gloucester can compare to Walker. It was that small town feel where each kids was treated as an individual. Second, it seems as though the ratings for this school went down after it became overcrowded. However, that's not the school's fault, it's the school board's fault. And oh is our school board faulty! I think Abingdon is too "by the book" and follows strict guidelines rather than doing what is best for the students. Maybe it's what our society has brought them to, but I had so-so feel about it from the moment my kids walked through their front doors. I love the principal and most of the teachers, but it's just not the same as TC Walker was. I'm now homeschooling my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2013

My daughter was so excited to start kindergarten. We went to open house and they made us feel safe leaving our daughter in their care. We decided to take her to school once we found out 60 plus kids were on her bus with 3 to a seat. When I went to go pick her up I went to the office and she wasn't there, so I was told her teacher would be bringing her to the office. So I waited and once I saw the teacher she asked if I got my child. I replied no where is she. Long story short they lost my child. She was in the parking lot with no adult crying & looking for me. So I called the school board which was no help. They tried to act like it wasn't a big deal. We asked to transfer to a different school but they said no. So now she's in private school. I will never take my child back to them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2013

My son was moved here when tc walker closed. From the first week i have not been pleased. He is in 1st grade and has 23 kids in his class. We were assured he would be advanced if school work was too easy. This is not the case. He comes home with the same homework week after week. They teach for testing and not for increased knowledge. We had to beg for increased reading materials as he was bored with books they were giving him. There are no advanced classes. Principal does not follow through on complaints. Teachers are overwhelmed with class sizes. I hope to be moving my son either to a different school in district or private school. The school may be beautiful on the outsde but is overcrowded and mismanged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

My child is in the 5th grade, yesterday I got a call from him at school to let me know that he failed the Geography test. He wasn't the only student that failed, but when he arrived home he was in tears cause the teacher had told the whole class that she doesn't have time to go over the test cause they only have 160 days in the school year. Wow, a teacher that doesn't have time. Apparently she is not the only one that has said this to her students. This is an adult matter that needs to be addressed to the people that changed the days from 180 to 160, not the students. Is this really what we want for teachers? Not impressed and very disgusted!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

Abingdon has a reputation of caring for their children. the teachers are A-one.


Posted October 6, 2009

this is my grand childrens first year. They have said nothing but good things. They love the assistant principal. We hope to meet all thier teachers.


Posted December 20, 2008

My child atends kindergarden at Abingdon and loves every minute of it. He has had a difficult time in all of his preschools(3). Since starting at Abingdon, he can not stop talking about how much he loves school and his teachers. He has learned a great deal more than I would have expected in such a short time. And the teachers all seem to want to help. The comunication with the teachers has been great especially with the help of email. Questions and concerns are always handle quickly. We are very pleases thus far with all aspects of our childs education at Abingdon Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2008

This school is wonderful, there are 1 or 2 teachers with questionable skills in teaching but overall it has been an excellent experience for my daughter. Mrs Wilburn in 3rd grade, Miss Tricia with book buddies and homework club and miss Jordan the reading specialist. These are just a few of the oustanding, caring individuals this school has to offer. From the front office staff, to the teachers, nurse, cafeteria, custodians and even the bus drivers you won't find a better school for your elementary age child. S.Miller, Gloucester Point, VA
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2006

While I think this is a good school, I'm disappointed in the lack of programs for advanced students, particularly Kindergarten. Even after knowing before school started of our childs ability and being academically advanced the school has not helped to give more challenging work. We are also disappointed in the lack of discipline in the classroom. The light system doesn't work for all children and there is really no discipline beyond making a child move their name to yellow or red. While we do feel it is a good school, we are looking for other alternatives so our child is not just another number to raise test scores. The school needs a program for academically advanced children starting in Kindergarten.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2006

The teachers and faculty at Abingdon Elementary are caring individuals and take an great interest in the students education. My son started out slow in reading and has over come a great deal thanks to the teachers and the extra staff. Thanks book buddies! I wish my kids could stay in an Abingdon postive enviroment for next 10 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2005

The teachers and faculty at Abingdon Elementary are dedicated, hard-working, and caring individuals. The halls and walls of the school are covered with student work showing the types of creative and meaningful lessons these children are doing. Music, art, and library programs regularly take place - all supporting the state SOL standards the children must learn. Student achievements of all kinds are celebrated on the daily announcements, weekly student news program, and monthly Student-of-the-Month celebrations. As with any school, some parents are more involved than others in their child's education. If you are a parent who takes an active interest in your child's education, who is looking for a school where parents are seen as partners, and where the arts are considered a valuable part of the curriculum...you will be very pleased with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2004

We've had trouble with Abingdon school in general with two different children. Classroom should be done in class without notes sent home that 'he/she wouldn't do her/his homework'. The teachers I've encountered although well meaning have don't have a clue, and the previous administration excluding Mr. Diggs. On one hand you will find natural consequences where there needs to be more quidance and help from the teacher. You will see a myriad of papers coming home, the children are without a clue what to do with it. There are absolutely no hard and fast rules or guidelines at Abingdon school to teach children how to be organized, prepared and how to study. They will throw out the lowest scores to get the child passed. A different paper for each child, it just depend on which classroom, teacher and how she/he chooses to do it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2004

I think that this school is a good school ,but i also think that the 2nd grade teachers need to have more in class teaching and less sending home the school work. There is 1 teacher that thinks the students are middle school children instead of 2nd graders and she isnt teaching them she is sending the work home for the parents to teach them and I dont mind helping the children, but I do expect the teachers to earn the money they recieve for the job they do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2003

I have loved this school since my husband and I were stationed here. I feel it's one of the best schools in Gloucester or even in VA. The teaching staff are very caring and are excellent at their jobs! It's a wonderful feeling to have your kids asking can they go to school on a Saturday!
—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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
History and Social Science

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
88%

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 73% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
English: Writing

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%

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 Students72%
Female students76%
Male students68%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%

Math

All Students64%
Female students65%
Male students63%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students64%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English64%

Science

All Students85%
Female students84%
Male students85%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities87%
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 Students75%
Female students64%
Male students83%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Math

All Students72%
Female students72%
Male students72%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
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 Students87%
Female students82%
Male students91%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

English: Writing

All Students77%
Female students86%
Male students70%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

Math

All Students88%
Female students80%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

Science

All Students81%
Female students70%
Male students91%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%
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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