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Thomas Jefferson Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 545 students

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Posted January 27, 2014

I have a 6 year old and a 5 year old who go to TJ. I couldn't ask for better teachers in the kindergarten class and I really liked the preschool teacher as well. Both of my kids have a speech IEP and so far the school as well as their teachers have been nothing but amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2009

I am both a current teacher and a former student of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School. Growing up in Louisa I know that Louisa Schools did not have the greatest reputation. However I think that much of that reputation was ill-deserved. I have worked in a few divisions now and I think that the quality of the education at TJ (and all of Louisa) is exceptionally high. The division places a great deal of value on education and the quality of teachers (this is evidenced in the fact that Louisa pays more than virtually all the surrounding systems). At TJ we succeed despite all the factors which are supposed to make us fail (poor students, racial mix, old building, overcrowding, etc.). We have made AYP for the No Child Left Behind and we are fully accredited by the state. I can also say that discipline is handled very fairly. I love TJ!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 10, 2008

As a teacher at Thomas Jefferson Elementary, I see the 'behind the scenes' work of the faculty and staff. We are a well-educated and determined group who work hard for the children we teach. Supporting students and connecting school and community are very important tasks that we face with our hearts as we help students reach their full potential. I am proud to say that I work at TJES for the Louisa County school division. The standards of learning are placed on us by the VA Department of Education and we do our best to see that our students are provided the means to succeed based on those standards. The content we teach flows with the SOLs but I believe we strive to educate the 'whole child.'
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 15, 2005

I feel the quality of education at TJES is sorely lacking, the teachers are inadequate, and the methods by which they center around so much of their curriculum around the Standards of Learning tests is disgraceful. Discipline issues also are handled quite poorly.
—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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
87%
History and Social Science

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

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

The state average for English: Reading was 70% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
99%

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 73% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
77%
English: Writing

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
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

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
70%
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 Students59%
Female students60%
Male students57%
Black students32%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students68%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English59%

Math

All Students47%
Female students49%
Male students45%
Black students20%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students58%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English47%

Science

All Students67%
Female students64%
Male students69%
Black students32%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%
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 Students61%
Female students60%
Male students63%
Black students36%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students66%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English61%

Math

All Students51%
Female students52%
Male students49%
Black students43%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students53%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English51%
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 Students75%
Female students82%
Male students67%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

English: Writing

All Students59%
Female students73%
Male students46%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students63%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English60%

Math

All Students73%
Female students76%
Male students70%
Black students38%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%

Science

All Students75%
Female students76%
Male students74%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%
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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2165 South Spotswood Trail
Louisa, VA 23093
Phone: (540) 967-0492

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