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Sealston Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 750 students

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Posted June 4, 2010

This is our second year at Sealston. If I could do it over, I would spend a few extra bucks and move a few miles up the road to Stafford County. Sealston and King George Schools are horrible. Sealston has not been able to pass the standardized tests. They are way behind other school districts Please go to the Virginia Education website and reveiw the SOL test scores. No, all students are not failing. However, if you have a child who's excited about learning...they will not be after attending this school. The child will end up wth an attitude of "just getting by". I can't speak for all teachers but the two we've had were terrible! They don't motivate the kids unless they are taking the Standardized tests. Also, the school is not diverse. I hope it get's better or I'm going the private school route.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

Sealston did a super job with my kid. His teachers were great, and the school ran well. They have high expectations for the kids, and the kids respond well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

My girls started at Sealston when the oldest was beginning 2nd grade (now 4th) and the youngest is now in 1st. I have had great experience with the teachers, staff and fellow parents in this school. As far as the safety of the children, I firmly believe that Sealston has excelled in my book. The first year there their non custodial father took "court papers" to Sealston and tried to convince the staff to dismiss my child to them. The safety of my children has never been questioned at Sealston. The staff are all very happy to deal with the split family situation and protect my children as needed. The parents who are involved, however, are all the same ones helping. More parent involvment would be nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

My children have attended this school since it opened. We have had both positive and negative experiences. This is the first year that I can honestly say we have had good teachers that work well with my children and communicate regularly with my husband and myself. We have had mostly negative experiences with the principal and assistant principal which usually result in having to contact higher-ups to get appropriate resolution. If I could I would move my children to a school that is highly committed to keeping my children safe as I believe this is an area in which they are severely lacking...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

I love Sealston because they care about the students, they have a friendly and caring staff, they always make you feel welcome and they try to keep the bulies at bay more than any other school we've attended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2010

We're coming to the end of our second here at Sealston and we continue to give the program, educators and principles high marks. Someone posted that the school is very attentive to parental involvement and I echo that sentiment. We have been highly engaged with our child's teachers who have proven they have the childrens' best interests at heart. Its been a great experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2010

Is my son's first year in this elemetary school, and he loves it. The teachers are great, but I do have a problem with their transportation. They are never in time, and they are late for drop off. It takes him one hour to get to school and one hour to get back, even if we live 12 minutes away. I hope they will look into that and make some changes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2009

My son attended Sealston. We found it to be, overall, a good experience in terms of the teachers and the school level administration. They worked hard and kept us well informed about how our child was doing. My husband and I think it's a shame that the county supervisors bicker so much about the school board. It seems to us that they don't trust the school board or superintendent. It's the kids and the teachers who suffer because of it. More money should be put into lowering class sizes and providing more materials to the classrooms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2009

My son has been at Sealston Elementary for one year. This will be his second and I can't express enough what a wonderful school this is. Aside from the cafeteria staff and wanting the kids to be as quiet as church mice during lunch (unrealistic), I have nothing negative to say about Sealston. The teachers are attentive and communicate well with parents, the office staff is open and helpful, the principal is supportive and very outgoing. The overall environment is amazing and definitely encourages the positive growth of all the students attending.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2009

A great school with great staff. Very attentive to parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2009

I have had two children in this school for the 2008-2009 school year. One is autistic on the 504 plan and the other is a very bright straight A student. I am overall pleased with the school, but feel they leave a little to be desired for afterschool activities. The art program was good, but the band was only once a week due to her travel from all the area schools. The 504 plan was loosley followed, but that was better than an old school we had, so I won't complain to much. The staff was very friendly and they communicate well with the parents. My favorite thing is the teachers we had were really nice and understanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

This is our first year at Sealston and we're very pleased with our child's progress. We have a great teacher who has worked with us to get our child on the level she is capable of. We attended a small private school last year that let our child down by not being academically strong. This year has been a year of hard work and progress. Our thanks go to the teacher and principle - we have a great relationship on developing a path for success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2008

I had my oldest son in Sealston for his 5th and 6th grade years, he is in ninth now. My younger son has been attending Sealtson since 1st grade and is now in the sixth. I have overall good experiences with the school their academics both of my boys were idenified early will problems in their reading skills both were detected early and assigned to a special class and have soared to great new heights with this extra foundation the class reinforced, thanks to their teachers early detections, my oldest soon is reading well above grade level at this time...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2008

We have been at this school since K and now my son is in 2nd grade. We have gotten 2 out 3 good teachers and the school is good overall. They need more PE time and specials time. Principal seems to be a good leader. They need to find more munipulative ways for boys to learn. They have them to quiet all day and kids need to burn off more steam. Overall Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2008

The adjustments my child made during the past 2 years have been AWESOME! I've been worrying about her transfer but realized that it was no need. Thanks to the teachers she was assigned to. It was this year's teachers that noticed her artistic talents aside from her academic success. It is amazing how much my child loves the school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2006

King George County Schools need to pour more money for services for special needs children.
—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.

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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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
77%
History and Social Science

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
English: Writing

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
95%

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 74% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
53%
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 Students65%
Female students68%
Male students63%
Black students33%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English66%

Math

All Students55%
Female students51%
Male students59%
Black students41%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students58%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English55%

Science

All Students82%
Female students77%
Male students85%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities86%
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 Students58%
Female students47%
Male students70%
Black students21%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students63%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English58%

Math

All Students60%
Female students51%
Male students70%
Black students23%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
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 Students74%
Female students83%
Male students66%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

English: Writing

All Students55%
Female students78%
Male students36%
Black students55%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students56%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English56%

Math

All Students76%
Female students89%
Male students64%
Black students83%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

Science

All Students81%
Female students84%
Male students79%
Black students82%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
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 Students64%
Female students73%
Male students55%
Black students30%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English64%

Math

All Students66%
Female students87%
Male students48%
Black students42%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%
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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n/a

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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
n/a
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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11048 Fletcher's Chapel Rd.
King George, VA 22485
Phone: (540) 775-3400

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