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Sheffield Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 513 students

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Posted August 26, 2013

My kids and now my grand kids have all gone to Sheffield...great school!!!!! Great teachers!


Posted February 15, 2012

A great school! The staff is caring and accomodating. My children are excelling academically and socially.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2011

Our family is relocating, after only a year here in Lynchburg, back to the state of NC due to my husband's job. One of the highlights of Kristopher and Kristian's experience here in Lynchburg is attending Sheffield Elementary. Thank you Ms. Swain for being so caring and professional. Thank you Ms. Sipes for the time and effort you invested in Kaleb. Kudos to Ms. Ferguson, Ms. Pilch, Ms. Carroll, Ms. Tune & Ms. GETTINGER!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2008

I give this school a five star its staff is very nice and respectfull.
—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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
78%
History and Social Science

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
81%

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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
English: Writing

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
85%

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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
93%

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 Students70%
Female students84%
Male students54%
Black students70%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial73%
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%

Math

All Students67%
Female students72%
Male students62%
Black students52%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial73%
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English65%

Science

All Students88%
Female students90%
Male students85%
Black students83%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial90%
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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 Students49%
Female students50%
Male students48%
Black students39%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English50%

Math

All Students41%
Female students31%
Male students54%
Black students36%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students44%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English42%
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 Students54%
Female students55%
Male students54%
Black students43%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English55%

English: Writing

All Students45%
Female students46%
Male students44%
Black students32%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students58%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English45%

Math

All Students31%
Female students23%
Male students35%
Black students25%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students33%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities29%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English32%

Science

All Students55%
Female students50%
Male students58%
Black students42%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English56%
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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  • Ms. Diane S. Swain

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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115 Kenwood Place
Lynchburg, VA 24502
Phone: (434) 582-1115

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