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William M. Bass Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 274 students

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Posted December 3, 2013

I had the great displeasure of substitute teaching in this school earlier this year. I came in hopeful since the program I graduated from at Liberty University really pumped up this school. I was subbing for a kindergarten classroom. First of all, I hate that the school is 3 floors - I had no idea where anything was and no one helped me to figure it out. At most other schools, they give first time subs a map. Furthermore, the children were awful and undisciplined. It felt like hell on earth. I never gained control over the classroom. I reached out to both the principal and another male staff member for help, which was a big deal because I never ask administration/other teachers for help while subbing. I was brushed off. I was reduced to tears before the end of the day. I was supposed to come back the next day, but I told them I would not be returning. I will never sub at Bass Elementary again. Furthermore, I would never in a million years want to be employed there full-time or send my own children there.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 19, 2011

oh yes, Bass is such a wonderful school ~ thats why my child is picked on and comes home with unreported bruises. what a joke of a school. Also, my child's teacher "punishes" her students when the parents dont sign papers and return to school. Her way of taking action is to "out" all of these students in her class by lining them up and watching the other kids be rewarded. if thats called "commitment" then i need to go back to school myself. If you have a choice in the matter, this would be the last school on my list for my children to be a part of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2009

I have taught in this sytem for over thirty years and have been in several schools. All of our schools are good but, I have first-hand knowledge of the committment Bass teachers have for their students which makes this an extraordinary school. Never have so many done so much with so little. Our tests scores are great and our staff loves what they do. Our students know that we are always there for them and it makes a terrific difference.
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
History and Social Science

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
83%

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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
100%

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

The state average for English: Reading was 73% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
97%
English: Writing

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
76%

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 Students65%
Female students74%
Male students50%
Black students59%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English65%

Math

All Students58%
Female students58%
Male students59%
Black students53%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English58%

Science

All Students67%
Female students74%
Male students56%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
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 Students63%
Female students61%
Male students67%
Black students59%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%

Math

All Students87%
Female students83%
Male students93%
Black students84%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
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 Students68%
Female students70%
Male students65%
Black students68%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English68%

English: Writing

All Students71%
Female students73%
Male students69%
Black students70%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

Math

All Students51%
Female students43%
Male students63%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English51%

Science

All Students51%
Female students57%
Male students44%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
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

  • 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. Leverne L. Marshall

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Lynchburg, VA 24501
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