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Cool Spring Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 854 students

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted September 28, 2014

All 4 of our kids have gone to this school. It's a great school with exceptional teachers who care about each individual child. We have had a wonderful experience with everyone we have worked with at Cool Spring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

We love our school! The new principal, Mr. Caldwell, and the teachers we've had have been great, there's an active PTA, and fun after school enrichment opportunities. We have an IEP and are grateful for the therapists and aids who help our son stay on track.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2013

Not overly impressed. I've been pushed by a teacher to get my child medicated. The principle is more worried about staying friends with teachers than helping students. Setting up plans to help kids with any "problem" is a joke. They don't follow it. I've almost pulled my child out multiple times, now we're moving instead. The only good teacher that was there left last year. So much for Loudoun county's great school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2012

We are very fortunate to live in a place like Loudoun County with such an excellent public school system. Many neighbors & friends have recently pulled their children out of Dominion Academy & other private schools because our public schools are so wonderful. One thing I don't like is that they teach to the test, as in SOL's. This is the first year we are learning the online Clairty grade system - so still working out some of the bugs. But it's nice to have answers so instantly on ow well your child is performing or if help is needed in a certain area. The biggest complaint I have is that we lost a bunch of wonderful students and parents due to rezoning, but that is bound to happen no matter where you live. BUT-the remaining parents have done a fabulous job being involved. The PTA puts together fun events for the children such as spirit days where you wear a certain color to support a cause, your sport team, crazy hair, or even bingo night and sock hops. Each Fall the parents put on a HUGE festival which the kids enjoy immensely. Thanks to parent volunteers, it raises a lot of money. They also do raffle theme baskets to raise money for classrooms. We love CSES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2011

Terrible school, absolutely horrible principal, does not care about the students at all and is very unprofessional
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

they are such a wonderful school, the staff, the teachers , they take their time with their students. I love them becuase they care about the students education.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2009

Very happy with the school, principal and teachers. Everyone seems involved.
—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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%
History and Social Science

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

127 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%
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

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
79%

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 73% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
English: Writing

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students64%
Female students77%
Male students55%
Black students33%
Asian students58%
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient students11%
Proficient in English76%

Math

All Students57%
Female students62%
Male students53%
Black students42%
Asian students75%
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
White students68%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficient students26%
Proficient in English64%

Science

All Students74%
Female students81%
Male students69%
Black students67%
Asian students58%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students56%
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

English: Reading

All Students72%
Female students75%
Male students69%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%

Math

All Students73%
Female students75%
Male students71%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%
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 Students68%
Female students75%
Male students64%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students60%
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

English: Writing

All Students74%
Female students84%
Male students67%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students73%
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Math

All Students67%
Female students72%
Male students64%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

Science

All Students74%
Female students74%
Male students75%
Black students40%
Asian students82%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%
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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