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Central Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 483 students

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Posted Saturday, July 26, 2014

The principal is enthusiastic and knows each child. The teachers are dedicated, hard-working, and kind. We love this place, and have 1 child who went K-5 there and another still attending. Cafeteria lunch is even edible! Some will tell you that you might prefer city schools, but don't be fooled into paying tuition to city schools when you have this top-flight option in the county. Beautiful, remodeled facility that looks modern, open, and inviting. Half of the rooms have gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2013

This school is wonderful! Our daughter has loved going to Kindergarten here. The communication between the school/teachers and parents is wonderful. Our daughter has excelled and we couldn't be happier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2006

My children transferred to Central Elementary after having a difficult time at another school. I have been extremely impressed with the principal-very caring, and seems to have a firm handle on what goes on within the school. The teachers have been awesome, my children actually look forward to going to school each morning! They have a welcoming atmosphere, and a nuturing enviroment. They offer a challenging academic program for a public school, and they manage to make it fun for the children. My children have been in a couple of different schools, both public and private, and we have decided that this school is a keeper-our children will definately stay at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2004

This is my sons first year at Central elementary school and I have seen the biggest difference in his work he has never made honor roll until this year. He seems to feel very confortable with his teachers. In his past school he was afraid to even ask for help because of their response when students ask for help. I would rate this school a 5 the teachers are great.
—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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
History and Social Science

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
97%
English: Writing

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students72%
Female students74%
Male students70%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%

Math

All Students62%
Female students56%
Male students68%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students65%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English61%

Science

All Students88%
Female students85%
Male students92%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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 Students64%
Female students64%
Male students63%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students62%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English64%

Math

All Students78%
Female students78%
Male students78%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%
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 Students71%
Female students74%
Male students67%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

English: Writing

All Students61%
Female students73%
Male students49%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students62%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English61%

Math

All Students63%
Female students70%
Male students56%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students62%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%

Science

All Students77%
Female students82%
Male students72%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
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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  • Mr. Ryan N. Barber

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85 Central Road
Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: (540) 463-4500

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