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Dearington Elem/Innovation

Public | PK-5 | 231 students

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Posted February 20, 2013

My son has been a student of Dearington Elementary since kindergarden and he is now in the fifth grade.The staff under Mrs Haley have always been caring and supportive in every area of his life.I have visited the school every month and I can see the sincerity in all the staff.I can only hope that the system allows this closeness and caring for each student to continue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2008

I think DESI is a wonderful school filled with teachers and staff who really do care about the students there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2007

We are very pleased with Dearington Elementary School for Innovation Up until this school year, our 4th grade son was at another school in Lynchburg. Moving him to Dearington was the best thing we could have done. The entire staff did an outstanding job welcoming our son. He was treated as if he had always been there. The academic program is one of the best we have experienced. We are impressed with the extracurricular activities that the school provides for the students and parents. It is obvious that the school is one big happy family. We cannot say enough about the good things we have seen at Dearington School of Innovation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2005

I am in love with this school. Sallie Cuvelier and Linda Barnett have been wonderful with my kindergartener's transition to school. Thank you.
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Posted July 31, 2003

Both of my 2 daughters have attended this school..it was a wonderful experience on the whole...The former Principal, the late Jimmie Ping, was a wonderful man who cared for and inspired all his students, he encouraged them, he knew each child by name and what their special talents and activities were...but, he also knew what they had to work hardest at in school..and in life at home, and offered encouragement on that front as well. My 2 girls do not have a father, and they loved this man, who loved all the children and made achieving the best they could ...a gift to him. (At his funeral last fall, their were more children dragging their parents to say goodbye...and the parents felt they were saying goodbye to a close member of their family.) He made school a place to achieve, and soar....The present principal has been there only a couple of years, and is trying to live up to Mr Ping's example...a struggle, I am sure, but this school's teachers and workers are dedicated toward the best experience of learning and growing possible...I bless the school and all that it has given my girls.
—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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
89%
History and Social Science

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
80%
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

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
71%
English: Writing

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
83%
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

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
88%

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

All Students39%
Female students42%
Male students35%
Black students40%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English39%

Math

All Students6%
Female students0%
Male students13%
Black students6%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities7%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English6%

Science

All Students57%
Female students53%
Male students61%
Black students56%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English57%
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 Students55%
Female students50%
Male students60%
Black students48%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English55%

Math

All Students72%
Female students50%
Male students93%
Black students68%
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 disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%
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 students53%
Male students55%
Black students48%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English54%

English: Writing

All Students56%
Female students47%
Male students64%
Black students47%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English56%

Math

All Students38%
Female students17%
Male students55%
Black students29%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities36%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English38%

Science

All Students31%
Female students20%
Male students41%
Black students22%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities29%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English31%
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. Terrie L. Haley

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210 Smyth St
Lynchburg, VA 24501
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