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Bethel Manor Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 378 students

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Posted January 17, 2014

I love this school! There are so many ways to be involved. And the communication my son's teacher gives goes above and behind all the hard work she already has to do. I'm very thankful my son goes to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2013

I have had two children attend three or more years each at this school. For my oldest child it was generally a good experience. The education was adequate, although not outstanding. For my second child who is special needs it was a very poor experience. As soon as we came to the district the school refused accommodations recommended by physicians. There were several times it was strongly implied that my child's difficulties were the result of my parenting skills, despite having both physical and mental diagnosis for disability. Federal laws about IEP meetings were treated like guidelines. When my child transferred to the middle school (where we had a better experience) several parts of the IEP were missing, including a behavior plan, previous testing, and a request for additional testing. When connecting with other EFMP families in the district we found this was a common experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2012

I love this school. My son is now in fist grade and loves going to school. I had a concern with my sons reading level I e-mailed the teacher and she tested him again tht same day and talked to me about it when I went to pick him up. I have had nothing but great experience with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2012

I love this school and most importantly so do my kids. It is evident that the teachers are in the career field for the correct purpose!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

Where to start with this school? We are a military family that moved from a school in Georgia. I would take back the Georgia schools in a second. The first impression of the school came from the very rude secretary in the front office. When we asked about testing our 5th grade daughter for advanced classes her response was "just because she tested good in another area does not mean she will test good here". All I wanted was information, not her opinion. The next impression came when my son returned home and asked me if the principal was really a DR. I explained what a doctorate was then he told me he was yelled at for calling her principal. The bulk of the teachers seem snobby and not willing to work with the kids that are a little different. Great teachers do exist here, but they are few.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

My daughter is in second grade, and was recently tested to be reading at the sixth grade level. Recently, every child in school got to write their own book. In my daughters book, she stated that her favorite place to go is Bethel Manor Elementary. I don't think I need to say any more :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2010

The last school that my son attended made him feel like a failor and it showed on his report cards. Once he started attending Bethal Manor his grades were all A's and B's. This school makes the kids want to succeed and if they need extra help they will work with your child one on one to help them get to where they need to be at. I wish that every time we moved we could take this school with us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

Bethel Manor is an all military school. My child goes there, and I am a board member on the PTA. The teachers and staff there are really wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2010

Both of my boys have needed a bit of special help (focus is not their strong suit) and the teachers and staff here have been AMAZING. We've had some really bad school experiences but Bethel Manor has been just wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2008

My daughters both go to this school and have for the past two years, so we've interacted with the kindergarten, first grade, third grade, and fourth grade teachers. All have been excellent. The teachers we've had have been kind, caring, organized and fun. The PTA does a lot of great things for the school. The environment is extremely family friendly. I love that the kids have two 45-minute PE sessions each week, as well as 45 minutes of music and art. There are a lot of extra-curricular activities: science club, fun Fridays, chorus, battle of the books, student council, and so on. The school makes living in mediocre base housing worth while.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2008

Good school, great teachers! My son is in kindergarten but me having had worked in schools in a lot of different places must say that this school is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2007

I have 3 children at BMES for the last 2 years. I am very happy with how things are going for all of them and the teachers, administrators and helpers all seem very helpful, competent and caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

My daughter is in 3rd grade and has been going here since kindergarten. The teachers and staff are wonderful, caring and helpful. My daughter has excelled in reading in all subjects. The teachers go out of their way to make sure that your child understands the homework by working with them one on one if you send in a note. The school has a family atmosphere. The PTa is great. Always a big turnout at the pta meeting or any program. The parents, teachers and staff are willing to help out whenever needed. I received help from a teacher who do not teach my daughter. I would highly recommend this school. Also, all teachers are accessible by phone and email and you do not have to make days for a response.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2004

All three of my children went to this school. We moved last year and the children still miss Bethel Manor greatly. It is a wonderful school with wonderful teachers and a great family atmosphere. My children had an excellent education there and I would recommend this school to anyone thinking of sending their child there.
—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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
History and Social Science

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
English: Writing

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students82%
Female students88%
Male students75%
Black students90%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

Math

All Students75%
Female students72%
Male students79%
Black students80%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Science

All Students94%
Female students91%
Male students97%
Black students91%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students85%
Female students85%
Male students86%
Black students82%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

Math

All Students96%
Female students96%
Male students95%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
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

English: Reading

All Students82%
Female students94%
Male students76%
Black students71%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

English: Writing

All Students73%
Female students100%
Male students62%
Black students62%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Math

All Students72%
Female students80%
Male students69%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%

Science

All Students84%
Female students94%
Male students79%
Black students77%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
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

  • 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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  • Dr. Elizabeth B. Poulsen

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1797 First St
Langley A F B, VA 23665
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