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Tomahawk Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 635 students

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Posted September 23, 2014

Not impressed at all with this school. The administration doesn't care at all about students!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

The teachers are the best!


Posted September 16, 2009

This school is so awesome! They really care about their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

Great teachers.My husband went he and now so do my kids. They keep the parents very involved
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

This school has a wonerful staff . My nephew cant wait to go everyday


Posted September 15, 2009

I went there and my boys do now. The staff is still as great I remember them to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2005

I would highly recommend this school! I transfered my daugther out of a Bedford County School and never looked back. My daughter's grades went up to A B Honor Roll and her SOL test scores are now above average. She is now in Brookville Middle School and while it is different, I am still more pleased with Campbell County Schools than Beford County Schools!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2004

I am very pleased with Tomahawk. My children recently transfered from another school district and they have both done very well. They encourage the children to do there best without overloading them with stress. The children are given the chance to perform for parents frequently and the staff makes them feel so proud of their accomplishments. They also give the parents many opportunities to come to the school to be involved. We are very happy with Tomahawk thus far!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2004

TES is a great school within a great school district. It is academically challenging, my children's PALS test scores rise even farther above standard every year. The staff is friendly and welcoming, and teachers communicate well with parents. There are strict standards on attendance, requiring valid reasons for missing school (such as illness). Full safety measures are enforced, from pick-up and drop-off traffic patterns, to checking ID before releasing a child to any adult not immediately recognized by staff. We like this school so much, as our family searches for a new house to purchase, we will only consider homes in the Tomahawk district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2004

Tomahawk is very parent unfriendly. They do not welcome parents to visit and very rarely have functions for parents to come to. They have no consideration for students situations, and have a total lack of disregard for parents. They encourage you to just drop your child off in the morning and pick them up at their convenience, and they only want them to ride the bus, and have very little patience if you need to pick up your child, and will not allow you to until 30 mins after school is dismissed unless you have a note from a doctor to release your child. This school is ridiculous, it is very much not recommended.
—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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
History and Social Science

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

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 70% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
English: Writing

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
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 students73%
Male students67%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%

Math

All Students77%
Female students74%
Male students81%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

Science

All Students88%
Female students90%
Male students85%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%
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 Students76%
Female students79%
Male students72%
Black students27%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Math

All Students78%
Female students77%
Male students78%
Black students45%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities88%
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 Students80%
Female students86%
Male students74%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

English: Writing

All Students71%
Female students78%
Male students65%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

Math

All Students79%
Female students84%
Male students74%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%

Science

All Students87%
Female students91%
Male students83%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%
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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Lynchburg, VA 24502
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