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Independence Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 269 students

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Posted February 5, 2008

when my child went to this school I had no problems with getting her enrolled. The teachers are wonderful and the staff is outstanding.
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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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
76%
History and Social Science

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

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 70% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
English: Writing

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

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 Students83%
Female students83%
Male students82%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

Math

All Students44%
Female students37%
Male students53%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students58%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English44%

Science

All Students86%
Female students85%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%
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 Students81%
Female students72%
Male students91%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

Math

All Students60%
Female students60%
Male students59%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students60%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English60%
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 Students51%
Female students57%
Male students46%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students54%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English51%

English: Writing

All Students44%
Female students70%
Male students27%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students45%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English44%

Math

All Students25%
Female students35%
Male students18%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students28%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities26%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English25%

Science

All Students64%
Female students71%
Male students59%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students64%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English64%
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. Susan Mitchell

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P.O. Box 429
Independence, VA 24348
Phone: (276) 773-2722

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