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Linkhorne Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 436 students

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Posted July 19, 2012

We love Linkhorne Elementary School! Our son has had a great experience and has had great teachers and staff working to make this school a wonderful place to learn. This is a unique school full of diversity, including a French school within the school. Mrs.Sawyer, the principal, works very hard and it shows. She, as well as the teachers, are willing to listen and they are making a difference!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2010

this school is excellent. i didn't put my kid in any pre k classes. she went straight to kindergarden and she did very good. now she is in the first grade and doing great. this is a really good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2008

I really love this school! The staff is great and very freindly and helpful. My daughter loves her teachers and even years later they know her by name... great school....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2005

I am a teacher at Linkhorne and have had a child attend Linkhorne for grades K-2. He excelled at Linkhorne, and we could not have been more pleased with the attention that was placed on all children, not just our own. The administrators have an open door policy and will listen to any concerns a parent might have. It is important for all parents and guardians to be involved and express concerns to the appropriate people. This school has been recognized for community involvement projects and offers a variety of special activities-French,afterschool enrichment and tutorial programs, and lots of special events for student participation that are not offered at other schools. Visiting is the best way to check things out.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 27, 2005

The leadership here is absolutely wonderful. Yes, there is a focus on diversity as there should be, yet the focus on students is never overlooked. My son has been there since kindergarten and I have maintained a wonderful relationship with all teachers, staff, and administration. As a middle school educator, I feel this school more than adequately prepares students for the challenges of adolescence. Diversity is a necessity of life and Jason Mack has done a beautiful job of not only carrying the torch of Jimmy Ping, but of forging his own path of excellence for ALL students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2004

As a former teacher there, I felt this school is poorly led. The desire for diversity outweights the need for children to be successful in the Lynchburg City Schools. The curriculum is weak. Two thirds of my students came in either below or barely on grade level standards. The administration of the school and the district does not back its teachers. Though there are many teachers who cared about their jobs, others do not. The curriculum and school practices make it a challenge for anyone to succeed, teachers or students. Unfortunately, a majority of the parents were not involved in their child's education. It is a sad state of affairs. After teaching there, I made a firm committment to send my children to a private school.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
History and Social Science

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%
English: Writing

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
69%
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 Students84%
Female students84%
Male students83%
Black students86%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

Math

All Students77%
Female students75%
Male students79%
Black students75%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

Science

All Students76%
Female students75%
Male students78%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%
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 Students52%
Female students55%
Male students48%
Black students37%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English52%

Math

All Students52%
Female students56%
Male students48%
Black students44%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English52%
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 students63%
Male students72%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English68%

English: Writing

All Students45%
Female students47%
Male students44%
Black students30%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English42%

Math

All Students53%
Female students47%
Male students56%
Black students46%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English51%

Science

All Students52%
Female students40%
Male students59%
Black students44%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English54%
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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  • Mrs. Kathleen M. Sawyer

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2501 Linkhorne Dr
Lynchburg, VA 24503
Phone: (434) 384-6611

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