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Hutchison Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 810 students

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Posted Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The teachers at Hutchison are clearly dedicated to the diverse needs of the students in our community! I am always impressed with how engaged the students are when I visit my child's classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

Wow, the teachers at this school are definitely one-of-a-kind. I am always amazed as I enter the building and see so many children that speak many different languages and come from very different backgrounds all respected, valued and given a top-notch education. My daughter is in a melting pot classroom of 22 3rd graders from students that just came to our country, to students that have lived in Herndon their entire lives. The teacher is able to teach each child in math and reading at each students' level. My daughter is a strong reader, however, struggles in math. Her teacher has helped her to gain confidence in numbers and her reading level went up 2 levels and it's only October! I'm very impressed with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2013

Hutchison is a great school with a highly qualified and dedicated teaching staff. Yes, last year there was an outbreak of lice, but that happens at every school. I have one child that went there (now in 7th) a 4th grader and a 1st grader. Each teacher the kids had always went above and beyond to reach each child. They have many programs at the school from remediation to enrichment. My children have developed wonderful friendships and acceptance of many cultures. We love the Hutchison community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2012

Horrible lice problem! My daughter basically had it from April through to end of the year, despite me getting rid of it numerous times, hundreds of dollars on shampoo, Robi comb, and had to pay a professional "Lice Lady" to help get rid of it after I (single mom) got it from the kid. UGH! Besides the hygiene issues, my kids were teased and made fun of for SPEAKING ENGLISH and being "different." My 3rd grader never brought home homework, always had a great report card, and then failed her SOLs. SO glad to be moving and getting my kids OUT of this horrible school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2012

The education is sub par at best. The lice problem is out of control. My daughter came home with lice 4 times this year alone. We had to buy special shampoo that helped prevent lice. She brought home report cards with grades in outstanding achieve but less then outstanding in effort. If my daughter has to put forth no effort to achieve outstanding, I think that may be something the school should be concerned with. She was in the first grade this past year. She brought home a homework packet every week and one of the pages was 100 squares that she had to put numbers 1-100 in. She got it on the first try. Were there other students that couldn't count by the end of the first grade? The homework packet was supposed to be for the whole week and she would finish everything in about a half hour. None of the school could agree on the schedules and they were quick to reprimand the parents if you followed the wrong staff members instructions. The principal... don't even know how the principal was.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2012

On a surprise visit to special education class. We were disappointed to see class teacher just relaxing in one corner and substitude was yawning. Children lying on the floor, another was sitting by folding his legs on the chair,hiding head in both knee. This incident was brought to the knowledge of young asst. Principal. God alone knows, what action was taken. You can imagine yourself and rate this school yourself. This may not be the only one incidence.//////////
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2011

There are very few teachers, they who do not want to give feed back to parents, even you send e-mails. They never reply. But they make big pump and show in class to advertise themselves and to impress the parents. They hide their weakness through out the year. Their capabilities are finally exposed in the children report cards. Teacher left the school for other country.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2010

This is a great school. I have been a student of fcps, parent of students in the school system and an employee of fcps. In all my years and experience with fcps' many schools, this school is the one that has made the best impression on me. It has wonderful caring teachers, administrators and counselors. The children love the school and want to come to school. There are no status quo at this school and everyone is equal and accepted. My children loved this school far better than the other fcps schools that are regarded as better and higher ranking. My child's last school which had a ranking of '10' on your scale was a miserable experience for my children. Test scores and uppity neighborhoods do not make a school good. Yes, Hutchison does need to work on its ability to communicate and work with the non-english speaking parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2009

My son is going to Kindergarden this year. I am so excited for him, he has learned so much. Every day he comes home with something new he has learn. The teachers are caring, patient, and very knowledgable. He is doing great with reading and math is advance for a kindergardener.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

Hutchinson elementary school is a great school and most importantly the quality of teachers they have for Kindergarten through the second grades are superb.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2005

My youngest child is finishing at Hutchison. I have had 3 children go through the school from Kindergarten through sixth grade. One is in college, one in High School and my last is a sixth grader at Hutchison. All three are honor students. This school has given them an excellent academic base to build upon. The most important thing this school has done is to teach my children tolerance. They are able to accept all people because they have gone to school with such a diverse population. I am so happy for this experience. The teachers are caring and involved. The principal and support staff are fantastic. I feel so lucky to have been involved with this school. Sometimes it is difficult to get parents involved in the PTA. When they do get involved and see what a great school it is, they are committed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2004

I believe this school has the potential to be a great school if the teachers and parents would improve on communication. The primary focus of this school is to try meet the SOL less about trying to exceed the SOL. Unfortunately, parents are not involved in this school and this is due to parents and teachers inability to communicate effectively. The current condition of the school is in disarray due to the renovation being done in and outside of the school. There are some exceptional teachers in this school but there are also teachers in this school that lack the energy and drive to get he most out of a child. My personal opinion of the principal is that she is more of a politician and less of a principal.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
83%
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

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
92%
English: Writing

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
76%
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 74% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 86% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students64%
Female students57%
Male students73%
Black students50%
Asian students88%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White students50%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities75%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient students65%
Proficient in English63%

Math

All Students45%
Female students41%
Male students50%
Black students42%
Asian students69%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficient students36%
Proficient in English70%

Science

All Students87%
Female students89%
Male students84%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient students100%
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

English: Reading

All Students58%
Female students59%
Male students57%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students69%
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficient students49%
Proficient in English83%

Math

All Students56%
Female students60%
Male students51%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students81%
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient students46%
Proficient in English87%
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 Students59%
Female students57%
Male students60%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students86%
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities81%
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficient students46%
Proficient in English82%

English: Writing

All Students46%
Female students43%
Male students48%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students81%
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
White students50%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
Limited English proficient students33%
Proficient in English53%

Math

All Students66%
Female students69%
Male students62%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient students53%
Proficient in English90%

Science

All Students30%
Female students24%
Male students35%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students70%
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
White students42%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities34%
Limited English proficient students21%
Proficient in English46%
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 Students50%
Female students57%
Male students44%
Black students46%
Asian students79%
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
White students63%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficient students26%
Proficient in English71%

Math

All Students70%
Female students69%
Male students71%
Black students87%
Asian students89%
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient students57%
Proficient in English82%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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  • Ms. Judy Baldwin

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13209 Parcher Ave
Herndon, VA 20170
Phone: (703) 925-8300

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