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13800 Genito Rd.
Midlothian, VA 23112

(804) 739-6305
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October 06, 2014
This school is fantastic! With three kids, I have had many different teachers and can say wholeheartedly that all the teachers have been wonderful. My children are happy here and enjoy learning. I believe the administration makes every effort to deal with issues in a timely and respectful manner. They truly care about ensuring the safety and happiness of their students. SOL testing and teaching to the test is a state-wide issue. Testing has become more rigorous for all county schools in the past few years and simply can not be a reflection of the teachers/administrators. I am proud to say my children attend SCES!

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2014
A wonderful school with excellent teachers, located in a great community. Virginia teacher of the year Award 2013/14

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2014
Been involved with Swift Creek Elementary for many years. What was once an amazing school has dramatically deteriorated because of current administrative leadership and forced changes by the school board. What used to be a cohesive, positive, and close knit community of teachers, students and parents has become a cold and unwelcoming environment, so much that many good staff members are choosing to leave. Despite losses, the remaining teachers are great, they do their jobs to the best of their ability and they really do love the kids. Problem is the current administrator does not give her teachers the flexibility and support they require. Teacher morale is in the toilet, no one wants to be there anymore and it's understandable, even as a visitor one can sense the tension and unhappiness upon entering the building. Swift Creek once had a great principal who gave plenty of guidance and support to the staff and it was obvious. All one has to do is look at our test scores over the last two years since the administration changed. We have experienced over a 30% drop and it's not the fault of the teachers. SCES needs an overhaul in the top seat, if it is ever to get back on top.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2014
My children have been going to SCES for 3 years and I am disappointed to see this negative feedback. SCES is a great school with great teachers that care. The administration is no different than any other public school - this I know from other parents. I always get great service when I call. I would rather the administration be with our children, like they are instead of sitting behind a computer answering email. Our children get a great education here and are thriving. Emailing is not the way to handle an issue, it is making a phone call or stopping by that makes a difference. I recommend SCES for your child's education.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2014
I am very disappointed in this school. There are some really wonderful teachers here, but the administration is terrible. The principal here is not supportive of the teaching staff at all. It is a constant struggle between the staff and the administration. Unfortunately, the tension can be felt as soon as you walk in the front office. You can forget about trying to get a response if you e-mail certain people. I understand that all of the staff is very busy, but at least respond to your student's parents. There is also an issue here with certain students getting preferential treatment. We moved here because this was supposed to be a great school, but our experience has definitely proven otherwise.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2013
Teachers are wonderful but very unhappy with current principal of last two years and are beginning to leave the school. High level of stress at school and poorly managed staff firings. No communication between principal and parents even regarding drug-related arrest of teacher during school day.

- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2012
We have been very pleased with this school. All schools have areas they can improve, but overall we have had a great experience with the teachers and staff. The principal calls with a weekly update for parents every Sunday!

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2012
I am not impressed with this school. I would love to give you all the details but my child still attends and I dont want to jeopardize them any more than the staff already does. Lets just say they are more worried about the SOL testing and keeping their jobs than really caring for students. The staff is very young and comes with a wishlist of great ideas but the administration within is not open to these new ideas. The Office personal could use a shakeup and the school psychologist was ready to retire many moons ago, put her out to pasture. I have witnessed alot of nonsense and really wish i could elaborate.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2012
Very happy with school and teachers. My daughter love the school and I like the academic programs.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2011
Another concern is safety, school opens at 9:05AM, you won't be able to get in until then, when the weather is warm, kids gather on a small area next to the parking lots where there is lots of traffic during school hours. I am not sure why they want to keep kids out before 9:05, could be liability issues. Lastly, the interaction between parents and the school is close to none. The channels are open, but whatever concerns you have for the school, you won't hear anything back. You don't know exactly how your kid perform relatively to the rest of peers, yet you see your child gets E for each category, we need at least get the distribution, if everyone gets an E, then E doesn't mean anything special.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2010
The Teachers and Staff are wonderful they care for the kids and ensure the parents are involved with the school.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2010
As a former student myself of SCES, a daughter of a staff member AND the parent of a currently attending child and a child to start in two years, I can say w/out hesitation, SCES is the best elementary school in the district. Super teachers and aides, many of whom have been with the school for longer than 10 years! Caring office and administration staff who listen. Excellent parent/guardian participation, volunteerism is very high @ the school. I made certain my family lived in this district b/c there is no better elementary school around! Love those SCES Gators!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Great teachers/staff, wonderful Principal. Open to parent involvement and our kids love it!

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2009
Amazing school in general-great teachers/environment :)

- submitted by a community member
August 19, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2008
Nothing but positive, wonderful experiences for our kids at Swift Creek- we never want to leave!

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 27, 2007
I feel the school should think of additional ways for security of the kids and also the school building.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 27, 2007
We relocated here 1.5 years ago, and have had an absolutely top-rate experience. This is especially significant because my stepdaughter requires special education, and last year she finally performed at grade level. This was largely due to the tremendous support we've received from Ms. Bray, Ms. Tanner and others at SCES.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 26, 2007
My son attends this school the curriculum is designed to encouange the student in all subject...this school rocks!!!

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2006
We've had three kids go through this school. The only thing we can say is that it's fantastic. The teachers are great, the facilities are well-maintained, and our children got an excellent foundation. What other school principal knows the name of *every* student and his parents? I don't think you can do better than SCMS.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2005
Well, what can I say about SCES? Only that it was one of the most fantastic schools that I've attended! The academic program was shocking; I always had so much fun that I had no idea that I was learning. My classes were all very hands on and informative, and SCES prides itself in having some of the best teachers out there. The music program was fantastic, with an optional chorus and great productions done by each grade. We even performed the Nutcracker, a hybird of dance, acting, and singing in third grade. The art and sports programs were also good, with great projects in the studio and school spirit on the field. Parent involvement was also a huge part of this elementary school, with many parent-required activites throughout the year. Lastly, SCES has the most friendly, involved and caring principal ever.

- submitted by a former student
August 23, 2005
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Swift Creek Elementary School
13800 Genito Rd., Midlothian, VA  23112
(804) 739-6305
Last modified Swift Creek Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Swift Creek Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top