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Kegotank Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 593 students

 

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Posted March 30, 2012

they have no displine system that seems to work nor are they allowed to give out any displine other than throwing up their hands to get anything done the children are out of control and know that the teachers cant do jack about anything the school should be closed or have police walking the halls and play ground at all times that they are open


Posted January 15, 2012

SInce my child has been attending KES over the last couple of years his education has improved. He is reading more than ever. Over the last two years they have turned him onto chapter books. He is now a Gold Fin member which he loves and gets to do many positive things in the school. The PTA does a lot of fun things as well. Way to go KES! I am impressed with the recent turn for the positive as KES over the last few years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2011

KES has really turned around. Congratulations on making AYP! What an accomplishment. My daughters have had some WONDERFUL teachers. They have been caring and understanding. They have listened to me as a parent, which has been important to me. The principal started great recognition programs for the children, which makes them WANT to work harder. I can't wait to see what else is coming to the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2011

KES has really turned around under the new principal's leadership. She is welcoming and wants the children to be successful and achieve. Improving KES in the community has been one of her priorities. Remember, I am a parent of two students at KES just like some of the others. YOU are what makes a difference in your child's education. The school is improving and it shows. The new principal has added many positive discipline programs for students and I have heard they will be starting a new bullying program this fall. KES is tops!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2011

My children attended Kegotank Elementary School the 2010-2011 school year. The children enjoyed attending the school, but my 4th grader had some problems with a classmate at the beginning of the school year. I feel the teachers are good and keep teacher/parent communication open all year. I feel the school needs to improve on bullying/mentoring and needs to focus on a no bully policy!! I would hear about children getting picked on and the bully would ONLY get a warning!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2010

CONTINUED: or suspending him off of the bus and from school. So far the teachers he has had have been terrible.. I am crossing my fingers that this year the teacher will be good. If there is anything I can do to make a difference in this school I will do it. I am currently researching what rights I have. IF I WAS FINANCIALLY ABLE TO MOVE TO AN AREA THAT HAD A BETTER SCHOOL I WOULD JUST TO GET MY CHILD OUT OF THIS GOD AWFUL SCHOOL.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 24, 2009

Ms. Mathews is the best teacher my Son has ever had. Unfortunatly we are leaving the district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2008

I love KES!!! I have a nephew that attends this school and I truly believe that the teachers and the staff care about their students. Kegotank has had many people from our community come in and say that they felt very welcome while in the school. I would have to agree with Mrs.Fretts 100%!!!!


Posted May 2, 2007

I really enjoy this school. I have two children that attend this school and they both cannot wait to get up each morning and get on the bus. With my husband being military and being deployed the school has really shown me and my family tremendous support. The staff is great and the teachers are great. I think it gets a bad reputation because it is a rural school and the funding is not there that you see in public schools in large cities.
—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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%
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

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
85%
English: Writing

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

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 Students65%
Female students71%
Male students59%
Black students57%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%

Math

All Students52%
Female students44%
Male students60%
Black students38%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White students65%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English51%

Science

All Students84%
Female students83%
Male students85%
Black students74%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%
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 students79%
Male students60%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%

Math

All Students70%
Female students76%
Male students64%
Black students61%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%
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 Students64%
Female students58%
Male students71%
Black students57%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%

English: Writing

All Students61%
Female students71%
Male students52%
Black students56%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English61%

Math

All Students67%
Female students64%
Male students71%
Black students62%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English70%

Science

All Students67%
Female students63%
Male students71%
Black students56%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient students30%
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

  • 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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13300 Lankford Hwy
Mappsville, VA 23407
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