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Highland Springs Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 500 students

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Posted February 17, 2014

My son is not happy at this school. We moved to the area, so we had to attend this school for zoning reasons. The reason why I give this school a bad review is because of the students. This school has a major behavioral problem. My child is a very high excelling student, and the behavioral issues from other students is very frustating for him. He enjoys his teacher, just the behavior from his peers. Not a lot of activities for students to be involved in either.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2013

Outstanding teachers! Highland Springs ES teacher, Alexandra Mendex-Zfass, fourth grade teacher, was named Outstanding First-Year Teacher for all of Henrico County. Congratulations.


Posted October 20, 2010

My son had a situation with another boy bothering him on the bus. I was very concerned making sure he wasn't being bullied so I called the Principal. The following day the Principal Mr Hochman rode the entire bus route and my son problem solved. Highland Springs has a dedicated Principal !!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2008

My daughter has been in Highland Springs sincer starting school. She is now going to the fourth grade. Although she may not be returning this year, I will never forget the care she recieved while going there. They stressed an all around education, including the importance of good character. I want to send a special thank you to Mrs. McClannahan, fourth grade teacher, and friend to me and my daughter. Thanks for all that you do, and thank You Highland Springs Elementary !
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Posted July 23, 2007

My daughter is continuing to excell in her education at Highland Springs Elemantary. She had some difficulty with reading and her 2nd grade teacher helped us get the needed info and much needed support to make sure she will keep up with her peers in the future. I greatly appreciate Mrs.Speller.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2004

Highland Springs Elementary School is an excellent and very educational school. My daughter has been attending there going on her 3rd year and every year so far has been great and I hope that this trend continues has she heads forward on becoming a great student through the Henrico County School System. To all of the staff at Highland Springs, thanks for all of your patience with the children and their parents; your work is exceptional.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
66%
History and Social Science

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
89%

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 73% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
73%
English: Writing

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students59%
Female students50%
Male students66%
Black students59%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English59%

Math

All Students63%
Female students58%
Male students67%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%

Science

All Students84%
Female students81%
Male students86%
Black students86%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%
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 Students42%
Female students40%
Male students44%
Black students37%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities38%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English42%

Math

All Students45%
Female students40%
Male students50%
Black students42%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities41%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English45%
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 Students56%
Female students61%
Male students51%
Black students55%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English56%

English: Writing

All Students57%
Female students58%
Male students56%
Black students56%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities82%
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English57%

Math

All Students51%
Female students51%
Male students51%
Black students51%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English51%

Science

All Students78%
Female students85%
Male students70%
Black students77%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities71%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%
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 "Accredited with Warning".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Accredited with Warning".
  • 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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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Shawnya S. Tolliver

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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600 W Pleasant St
Highland Springs, VA 23075
Phone: (804) 328-4045

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