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Coates Elementary

Public | PK-6 | 718 students

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2011:
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Posted September 30, 2014

This school is underrated on this site! The teachers love what they do and it shows. The after school programs are such an added bonus. My child takes piano, plays chess, plays soccer and is in the Advanced Academic Program. Coates maintains a realistic classroom size and really look out for the welfare of their students. Thank you Coates Teachers and Staff for being a fantastic place of learning and development!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2014

I cannot be happier with the quality of education my child is receiving at this school, not to mention after school with the variety of enrichment classes. The teachers are all very devoted and do a wonderful of catering to the unique population of Coates.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2014

My son just finished second grade at Coates. He loves his school, his teachers and his classmates. The teachers are very supportive and provides ample encouragement to the kids and he is all praises about them. He is a very shy kid but has a diverse group of friends who support each other, he helps those who struggle in reading and loves to compete with those who do well on math and spelling which are his favorite subjects. I am extremely happy to see him flourish in this environment. Parent involvement is key in the success of the kids and I provide as much support as I can while managing my busy work schedule. I look forward to another year in this great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2013

The children at this school are extremely over sexualized. I have severe bullying problems for my daughter in sixth grade. She has been called very vulgar, rude, and racist names. My family and I plan to move next month. In the mean time, she will be homeschooled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

My son loves his school and learning lot of new things daily. I am happy to join him in this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2013

My child just started kindergarten so my review is based on a very brief experience. I really love how the school feels, clean, bright and happy! I love the teacher, who responded to my email the same day I wrote it. I also love all of the technology they have available in the school. During the open house, various programs were presented, such as the PTA, and I got the impression that things are definitely moving in the right direction. I am looking forward to the Back to School Night when we can find out more about the academic standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2012

Coates Elementary has always been a great school. I am not sure why there are negative reviews about the school. Teachers and Staffs at the school are very helpful and cooperative. My both kids (daughter and son) go to the school. Teachers are knowledgeable and always appreciate students to perform good in the class. The school always organizes different evening activities that helps students to get involved in the events and have fun. I would personally like to be thankful of the Principal, Teachers, and Staffs about their excellent service for the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2012

Can't wait to change my address so my kid could go to a different school! Last week the school had the "Thanksgiving Luncheon" and the parents were invited to have lunch with their kids at the cafeteria. The students were with the assistant teachers, the actual teacher was having lunch in the Teacher's Lounge and, considering the ocassion, I expected at least that she could appear at some point to greet the parents....it never happened. Also, one of the assistants was speaking in a bad tone to one of the kids, in front of us! If that kind of tone is used in front of the parents, what can be expected when we're not there? Don't like this school at all, for this and other situations in which the teacher tell us that a "situation" happened during the day, but do not clarify and implies that the kid was in fault. We, as parents, have to take the role of private investigators to try to find was is wrong and what really happened during the school day. The assistants and have no experience working with special needs kids. Since we moved to this area, and my kid is attending this school, I hate Sunday nights, just anticipating what will happen to my kid during the following week at school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2012

We love this school and I can walk my daughter there from my condo and it's been a fabulous experience. I can't say enough about this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2011

Excellent School and Great Teachers.Principal Karen Siple has handpicked the right teachers for the right job. My child started last year and has learned so much.We are very happy with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2011

What a great school. My child started last year and has learned so much. We turned down gifted center to stay, knowing he will learn more at Coates. We told family members to move nearby to get to go here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2011

THIS SCHOOL IS CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! well i am student there and MY fifth grade teacher was mr.Ettere and now my sixth grade teacher is mrs.odonovan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! they r wonderful... so if u get of have them U R LUCKY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! REALLY


Posted December 27, 2010

Great School and Great faculty. The principal Karen Siple has handpicked the right teacheers for the right job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2010

This is an awesome preschool! My son went there for the Parents' Morning Out , 3 Year Old and 4 Year Old Classes. Having a boy with a late birthday, I was concerned about his preparation for elementary school. However, the staff at GHELC totally eliminated any worries I had. My son was more than ready for kindergarten when he finished preschool. In fact he had almost a perfect score on his entrance benchmark test the second week of kindergarten! His entrance scores were higher than the benchmark for the testing done at the end of the kindergarten year!! I attribute this to the professional staff at GHELC. The smaller class sizes allow needed one-on-one instruction. The staff is also experienced and educated in preschool education. They are also very caring and dedicated to each and every student. I would recommend them over any preschool in Chesapeake.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2010

I am currently a staff member of five years. I have had my three children enrolled over the years since 1998. Even before I came to work at GHELC, I loved the staff. It's a traditional school with a small town feel. Each one of the children are appreciated for who they are. The atmosphere is amazing and the school is excellent!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 18, 2010

This is our 5th year involved with Good Hope and my second child attending. I couldn't ask for a better school for my children. I drive 15 minutes one way and pass many preschools - I would never choose another over GHELC!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2010

GHELC is wonderful! My daughter had an awful experience at a bigger school and she wasn't ready for kindergarten. I held her back and she went to the 5 day a week class with Clare Stefan and Diane Osborne. She finished the year doing addition, subtraction and she can read shorter words! She is confident and egar to learn. I wish I'd have taken her to GHELC instead of the big school the first time around. I will be enrolling my son as soon as he's old enough!
—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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
94%
History and Social Science

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
English: Writing

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
n/a
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 Students76%
Female students79%
Male students74%
Black students71%
Asian students86%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient students75%
Proficient in English78%

Math

All Students69%
Female students65%
Male students72%
Black students63%
Asian students86%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient students64%
Proficient in English75%

Science

All Students89%
Female students87%
Male students90%
Black students80%
Asian students92%
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient students90%
Proficient in English88%
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 Students46%
Female students46%
Male students45%
Black students45%
Asian students61%
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficient students30%
Proficient in English60%

Math

All Students56%
Female students62%
Male students51%
Black students52%
Asian students82%
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficient students31%
Proficient in English77%
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 Students69%
Female students74%
Male students63%
Black students78%
Asian students86%
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient students57%
Proficient in English77%

English: Writing

All Students70%
Female students75%
Male students64%
Black students56%
Asian students79%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient students67%
Proficient in English72%

Math

All Students73%
Female students69%
Male students77%
Black students61%
Asian students86%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient students57%
Proficient in English84%

Science

All Students65%
Female students62%
Male students68%
Black students41%
Asian students90%
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient students49%
Proficient in English77%
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 Students79%
Female students81%
Male students76%
Black students79%
Asian students100%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient students64%
Proficient in English87%

Math

All Students68%
Female students70%
Male students65%
Black students64%
Asian students100%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English77%
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

No accreditation rating data was reported for this school.

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.

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n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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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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2480 River Birch Rd
Herndon, VA 20171
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