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Fair Oaks Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 366 students

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Posted December 9, 2013

Originally I had "assumed" this was not the school for our son based on what others in the area thought but had no solid ground to base their decision on. We sent our son to a private school for two years and simply were not impressed by what he was getting there. We decided to go and see for ourselves what Fair Oaks had to offer and that was THE best decision we ever made regarding his education. The staff is stellar! Simply amazing! It is a smaller school which we loved but not too small like we encountered at the private school with a class size of 6. If you live in the area and have doubts...go check it out! Our son started in the fall of 2013 and it has been smooth sailing since then. We have not encountered any issues at all. The only negative I see is lack of parent involvement but, we are involved and hope to encourage others to do the same through the PTA and other school functions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2013

EXCELLENT my daughter is only in Kindergarden. Never been in day care but in the first month she has blossomed into a child who talks more interacts with others and loves school. thanks so much Mrs.K and Mrs.B
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2013

I'm a student and I love this school I have been in this school from K-5 And I love this school it is amazing it is a school with a great principal and other teachers and guidance teacher they treat u with respect and love you as if you was their own child I love this school and don't wanna leave!!!!!


Posted June 8, 2012

Fair Oaks is a wonderful school with caring teachers and a great principal. More parental involvement would help make this school superior!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Fair Oaks was a wonderful school for my daughter. And they are still doing great things for the students that still attend there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2008

I love this school. They don't have to many kids in each classroom, so I think the teacher can help the kids one on one a lot better. The enviroment is so inviting. You can go visit any time you want, and spend time with your childs classroom.
—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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
68%
History and Social Science

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
80%

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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
76%
English: Writing

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
74%
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 Students53%
Female students52%
Male students55%
Black students45%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English53%

Math

All Students62%
Female students52%
Male students73%
Black students55%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English62%

Science

All Students69%
Female students67%
Male students73%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%
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 students65%
Male students53%
Black students46%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English58%

Math

All Students82%
Female students91%
Male students75%
Black students78%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
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

English: Reading

All Students57%
Female students57%
Male students56%
Black students54%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students58%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English56%

English: Writing

All Students46%
Female students50%
Male students43%
Black students41%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students58%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English46%

Math

All Students62%
Female students64%
Male students62%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students58%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English62%

Science

All Students63%
Female students76%
Male students56%
Black students59%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students58%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%
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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  • Mrs. Pamela E. Harvey

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201 Jennings Rd
Highland Springs, VA 23075
Phone: (804) 328-4085

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