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Leesburg Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 620 students

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted July 23, 2014

I am so impressed with Leesburg Elementary School. I find that the teachers and staff really care about the students achievement. Some of the comments below reference a principle that is no longer there. The current principle, Mrs. Robinson, has been so caring with my family and always willing to discuss topics or issues important to us. I highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2014

The teachers and principle are very dedicated. The class size is large 28-30 students per class, which means I spend a lot of time at home tutoring my son to keep him on top of his learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2013

So far I have 3 kids who have been to Leesburg Elem. Absolutly love the school. Teachers are good and office staff is awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2012

Despite previous opinions about the principal, the test scores of the school speak for themselves. This school is first-rate and isn't in the "richest" part of Leesburg, even though the test scores equal those of the more priviledged schools in the area. I chose to buy my home strictly based on this school and I dont regret it at all. Both of my children are thriving at this school and the teachers are top notch. If the teachers are so bad, why are the test scores so high? I love LES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2011

The principal of this school is unconcerned about the children and goes out of his way to brush off concerns about the school. He has no personality and walks around like he is in a fog or on medication. Hundreds of parents have tried meeting with him to discuss their concerns, but he refuses to meet. If you are a mom (working or stay at home) he is demeaning and off-putting. PTO organization presidents have resigned due to the constant stonewalling of the principal against simple changes that would benefit the school. The fourth grade teachers (curtis and titus especially) are probably the worst in the county. Several parents in my neighborhood home school their kids due to some of the poor quality teachers. Administration staff constantly cover for the principals misdeeds and lack of ability. Upper level management within the school system is aware of all the problems, but refuses to do anything. The majority of the teachers are very good and the new Asst. Principal is also very good. However, the principal and the poor teachers are spoiling this otherwise decent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2011

I've had two kids go through LES, including one who required some special ed assistance. I can't possibly say enough about the teachers and staff we worked with over the years. Just wonderful in every sense of the word.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2009

My daughter and son are 4th and 2nd graders at Leesburg Elementary. We love it! The parents are very involved, the staff knows my children, and me and my husband as well. The teachers are wonderful. We can volunteer at school or come have lunch with our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2007

My daughter has attended Leesburg Elementary for 2 years, and has loved it since day one. The school teaches and encourages healthy, moral behavior. There are no bully's and the education is top knotch. In fourth grade my daughter ran the mile in 11 min, took a trip to a colonial house, and requested walking to school instead of the bus for exercise. The staff always remembers our names, and the teachers are very caring. Also, my daughter was able to take advanced classes in fifth grade. The school is outstanding!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2006

Hi My name is Denise Ramirez . My son is attending this school he is going to second grade he loves it. My other son is starting kindergarden this coming year. This school been wonderful my son has learn so much. The teachers are the best, And the principal is a a wonderful man and the assistan principal is a woderful woman the staff is great. The school is well keep. They teach the kids everything they need to know, it is a great school. I recomend this school to everyone you won't regret it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2005

Leesburg Elementary School has excellent faculty and an extremely active PTO. The school was awarded the Blue Ribbon Award for 2005. As part of the Loudoun Co. School system it has lots of competition but it still ranks high in the on my list!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
98%
History and Social Science

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%

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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
English: Writing

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

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students78%
Female students83%
Male students75%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient students48%
Proficient in English86%

Math

All Students62%
Female students69%
Male students55%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient students38%
Proficient in English67%

Science

All Students91%
Female students92%
Male students91%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient students77%
Proficient in English93%
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 Students73%
Female students76%
Male students71%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient students47%
Proficient in English79%

Math

All Students87%
Female students86%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient students81%
Proficient in English88%
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 students89%
Male students82%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students54%
Proficient in English90%

English: Writing

All Students76%
Female students76%
Male students76%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient students46%
Proficient in English81%

Math

All Students70%
Female students71%
Male students70%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient students46%
Proficient in English74%

Science

All Students80%
Female students74%
Male students84%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient students54%
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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323 Plaza St NE
Leesburg, VA 20176
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