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Washington-Henry Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 489 students

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Posted April 15, 2014

My school is a 100% great outstanding amazing school I'm glad I'm going there and glad my brother is there!!!!!!!


Posted September 12, 2010

I have 3 children at Washington Henry. Their grades range from 1st to 5th grade. This will be our second year at WHES and I am so glad to have my chilren at this school. The teachers care about your children and how they succeed in school. If I have any concerns the teachers are always available to talk. It is an older building and on the small side, but the amazing staff and happy atmosphere make up for that. I know good memories are being made for my children at Washington Henry.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

It is a very community minded school that include the parents with the faculty to make the learning experience fun as well as high. They are extremely successful in their educational programs and I have never seen a school so easy to work with. The staff is wonderful, right through to the cafeteria workers and janitors. I can't say enough about the office personel!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2008

My daughter has attended Washington-Henry for the past two years, and I could not be more pleased. They have fantastic teachers, especially at the Kindergarten level, and the student-teacher ratio is one of the lowest in the Richmond area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2007

I am the parent of 2 WHES students - 5th and 4th graders. We have been at WHES since Kindergarten. We love it and feel so lucky to have our children attending. The staff is warm and welcoming to both children and parents. Teachers seek and welcome a partnership with parents to help their children become successful. Everyone involved in the education of our children at WHES seems to be happy to be there. I highly recommend WHES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2006

I have two children at washington henry and it is a great school! The teachers are wonderful! My kids love going to school everyday! Parents are involved with a lot that goes on in the school and are always welcomed to visit or have lunch with their children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2004

My daughter has attened WHES since the second grade. She will be in fifth grade this year. The teachers are wonderful and encourage the children to do their best. I think the SOL scores speak for themselves. The only thing that I see that needs improving is the size of the school itself. It is difficult to find parking and a seat when attending PTA meetings, but that doesn't keep me from going. We just try to arrive early.
—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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
History and Social Science

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
94%
English: Writing

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
97%

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

All Students81%
Female students78%
Male students84%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

Math

All Students78%
Female students71%
Male students84%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%

Science

All Students92%
Female students94%
Male students90%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%
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 Students81%
Female students79%
Male students83%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

Math

All Students89%
Female students88%
Male students91%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%
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 Students86%
Female students86%
Male students87%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

English: Writing

All Students86%
Female students88%
Male students85%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

Math

All Students87%
Female students89%
Male students85%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

Science

All Students93%
Female students90%
Male students95%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%
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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9025 Washington Henry Drive
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Phone: (804) 723-2300

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