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Oak Hill Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 831 students

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Posted January 30, 2014

I just noticed that the rating went from 9 to 8! What happened? My kid is going to start this Fall and now I am getting concerned....Anyone have any information? Thanks!


Posted August 31, 2013

Excellent school with good leadership. The principal is very motivated, energetic, and focused on leading and improving the school. My children are challenged by their teachers, classmates, and curriculum. Older son is in the advanced academic program -- it's fast-paced and pushes him to work hard! Younger daughter has many opportunities to engage interests in reading, socializing, and art. I love this school and the community it's in! My children are very happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2012

Our daughter just graduated, and I will still be volunteering at this marvelous neighborhood school. The PTA is indeed first class; walk to school; great teachers and kids; effective administration; fabulous Teaching and Butterfly Gardens. I wish all schools were this good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2010

I had 2 students attend Oak Hill and wished we didn't move so they could still attend. The school atmosphere feels like and extended family. The staff are wonderful and caring and know the children. I had the opportunity to work with the school counselors because my son has ADHD. They were wonderful and the teachers really go the extra mile to make sure the students reach their full potential. PTA is very involved as are most parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2010

Oak Hill is a wonderful neighborhood school. The principal, Dr. Goodlow, is terrific and is very accessible and attentive to parents and propsective parents. My child is amazingly happy. The PTA is first class and does am amazing job of filling in for budget gaps and fostering school spirit. One of my children is gifted and I cannot imagine sending them anywhere else. Sure there are budget cuts and those can and do hurt, but they still do a really good job with what they have. Best of all? This is a neighborhood school and it's like living in a small town- everyone is friendly and familiar. It's a great school, I dont know of anyone who is unhappy with it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

My daughter transferred from Nysmith School and found that this new school was virtually adequate and just as good in any way. We both had our misgivings- the fifth grade 'trailer' classrooms were very small for a large class- but the PTA was fun-inducing and had several activities a month to get together. We enjoyed lots of school spirit until my daughter began to think that Oak Hill was the best. The school promoted 'PAWS' for safety and positive attitude every day, though I think the older kids would have tired of a program meant for preschoolers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2009

I had two kids transfer from Nysmith School to Oak Hill's GT program, and we never looked back. Oak Hill was so welcoming and enthusastic -- and made special accomodations for my son, who had gotten pretty far ahead in math. Both kids made friends quickly and really felt part of the Oak Hill family. I agree that class size is large, however that is not the school's fault and anyway my kids have had to learn more self-reliance than they learned with small classes and 2 teachers watching over them at Nysmith. We love Oak Hill!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2008

We moved from GA where my son attended a very strict school. Oak Hill has made going to school fun. My son's has excelled. His teacher has been wonderful to work with and has gone the extra mile. The office staff has always been very helpful. They offer great programs during and after school. The first graders started a Chinese language program that given time will be great. I would recommend Mrs. Murphy to anyone looking for a great 1st grade teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2008

My Daughter went here and the school is just excellent. She enjoyed going here a lot. They have excellent teachers and staff. The PTA is wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

Pros: Hard-working, dedicated teachers & thus students who enjoy learning Cons: Class sizes are ridiculously large, especially primary. Computer 'lab' inadequate. The class sizes are much too large.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2005

'Oak Hill parent volunteers are key at this community based school. This is an ideal situation. The special programs, Gifted and Talented classes and special education pre-school give this school a unique and diverse student population. EXCELLENT TEACHERS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2003

Oak Hill is very parent - teacher oriented with lots of parent volunteers. Which is an ideal situation that helps with communication threw out the community it serves.
—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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
History and Social Science

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

132 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
English: Writing

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

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

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 74% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

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

All Students88%
Female students92%
Male students85%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students98%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial91%
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient students86%
Proficient in English88%

Math

All Students94%
Female students95%
Male students93%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial91%
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities88%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient students95%
Proficient in English94%

Science

All Students97%
Female students98%
Male students96%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities81%
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient students100%
Proficient in English96%
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 Students89%
Female students88%
Male students90%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient students63%
Proficient in English93%

Math

All Students90%
Female students84%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students98%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient students75%
Proficient in English92%
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 Students92%
Female students94%
Male students90%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities77%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%

English: Writing

All Students92%
Female students97%
Male students87%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students98%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities82%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%

Math

All Students88%
Female students90%
Male students86%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

Science

All Students93%
Female students94%
Male students92%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students98%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%
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 Students94%
Female students94%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities76%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%

Math

All Students97%
Female students95%
Male students98%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities79%
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%
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.

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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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3210 Kinross Circle
Herndon, VA 20171
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