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John W. Tolbert Jr. Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 971 students

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Posted February 1, 2013

My kids love this school! The teachers have been fantastic and parents are really involved and encouraged to participate. The class material for each grade has actually been more advanced and more thorough than one of the local private shools that one of my neighbors attend. Our experience has been exactly what we wanted for our kids - kind, caring teachers dedicated in seeing that our children are well educated and socially well-rounded. I have not personnally dealt with the special education teachers so I cannot speak to that. The teachers we have had so far really care about the kids and get very attached during the year. My son was heartbroken when one of his favorite teachers retired last year, but now she ocassionally comes by to visit the school and check in our her students and they are thrilled to see her. Tolbert has been a great school for us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2013

This school is AWEFUL. My oldest son is special Ed. and received very poor support. We have had several SPED instructors and no one was qualified or capable of helping him. The assistant principle is friendly but not proactive. We have had wonderful teachers and amazingly poor teachers. From year to year you never know what you are going to get. My youngest son is at the school now and he has a great teacher. Last year he had an AWEFUL teacher. Not the best school and this is no secret.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2012

Not a good school for your special ed. child. My kiddo was stuck with those two special ed. teachers you were referring to, and they were terrible! They were extremely rude and lazy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2012

I understand your pain. Tolbert is not a school you would want your child with special needs to attend. I cant say on this site the name of the special education teachers, but to give you a hint, one is older, one is younger and they always share a classroom. If your child is assigned to either of these special education teachers.....run, run, run! If you ever have a problem with either of these teachers, dont contact the assistant principal. They will not do anything about it. Go straight to the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2011

We moved almost year ago to VA, and our daughter started 4th grade in Tolbert. We are really happy with school and teachers. School staff is very friendly and cooperative with parents. We like diversity at school, racial and social. Our daughter likes field trips and things that she learns in school, especially Science. We like Mrs. Galati who is so dedicated teacher. Teachers in this school love their job. The most important is that our daughter loves school (teachers and kids). The only thing we would change in this school is lunch menu at cafeteria.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

The school is great at keeping the kids focused and learning at all times. I love the respect theme.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2009

the best school wish we could stay her forever!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2008

Excellent school, have been part of it for 7 years and love everything about it - awesome place for my children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2007

We've been nothing but impressed with this school. Our daughter went to Kindergarten and now finishing up 1st grade here at Tolbert and it has been the most rewarding experience. This school offers many after school programs, ie. science, art, chess, cheerleading, volleyball, indoor soccer, pom dance, etc. just to name a few. Also, the teachers and administration are first class. Parent involvement is welcomed and there are numerous opportunities to get involved! I would highly recommend this school to anyone considering it.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
87%
History and Social Science

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

147 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
85%

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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
English: Writing

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

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

All Students79%
Female students81%
Male students78%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students82%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities82%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient students55%
Proficient in English85%

Math

All Students75%
Female students71%
Male students79%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students79%
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient students45%
Proficient in English83%

Science

All Students92%
Female students89%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students86%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities90%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient students90%
Proficient in English92%
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 students75%
Male students72%
Black students50%
Asian students78%
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient students52%
Proficient in English78%

Math

All Students81%
Female students77%
Male students84%
Black students58%
Asian students70%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient students52%
Proficient in English87%
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 students86%
Male students83%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students79%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial92%
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient students35%
Proficient in English91%

English: Writing

All Students81%
Female students88%
Male students75%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students85%
Hispanic64%
Multiracial75%
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient students30%
Proficient in English85%

Math

All Students86%
Female students84%
Male students87%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students93%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial83%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient students47%
Proficient in English90%

Science

All Students93%
Female students93%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students93%
Hispanic92%
Multiracial100%
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient students65%
Proficient in English97%
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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