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Clover Hill Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 821 students

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Posted October 21, 2013

We have had a wonderful experience at Clover Hill Elementary School: our son's teachers have been excellent, and the entire staff is top-notch. We truly do feel "Lucky to be at Clover Hill" and are looking forward to another great school year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2013

Clover Hill has wonderful teachers who go the extra mile to make learning fun, just ask my kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2013

Our son completed Kindergarten and had a wonderful experience. Not only did he grow socially, he blossomed academically. We love this school and the teachers at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2012

I agree with another parent's comments that the teachers are generally nice and concerned BUT the front office staff has issues. I hate the fact now that you cannot go directly into the office. They have some women sitting outside the office to filter people. What's up with that? The principal and VP are women which you would think is a great thing but that is not the case here. These women basically act as PR reps for the school. Their main goal is not run a quality school but to make sure incidents with parents do not get out of control
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2011

My children recently began attending Clover Hill and for the most part have had a good transition. I am very pleased with the academics and the teachers are wonderful. The front office staff has been very warm and helpful but to my dismay the only interaction I have had with the vice principle was of her actually raising her voice and being very rude to me. There is an extremely large amount of students and it is difficult when your new to navigate all the specific rules of the school, particularily student pick up is a nightmare. I was really hoping to meet some other parents here but to this point no one has been very friendly or outgoing. But my main concern is that my children receive a good education and I do believe they are getting an excellent on here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2011

I love being the principal of this wonderful school. It is a privilege to work with supportive, dedicated, and enthusiastic parents and staff. CHES prides itself on creating a Positive Energy Zone in the office. We call this area "PEZ" ... With this in mind, our staff was particularly concerned to read the previous posting and, as principal, I felt it necessary to respond specifically to the anonymous writer. To set the record straight, our assistant principal has neither met nor encountered this family, but would welcome the opportunity to sit down and discuss their concerns in person. Catherine Hines, CHES Principal


Posted April 25, 2011

My son has attended Clover Hill for a very short time. We're a military family and the transition to this school has been an adjustment. His teacher appears professional and amenable. The counselor is friendly, professional and accommodating. But the front office staff, especially the assistant principal, often leave me speechless with frustration. They're rude, caddy and snobbish. It's like walking into a hen party every unfortunate time I go to the office. I can't believe that a school with such high marks, with such a strong academic reputation, would have customer service so lacking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

I love CHES! My teachers have been very good. I have learned a lot and I don't want to leave next year.


Posted April 25, 2010

Clover Hill Elementary has been a great school for my kids. The teachers have challenged my kids and the change in administration is great! We are very happy with this school. The parents are wonderful as well and that makes it that much more special.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

I have 2 kids at Clover Hill right now and this is our 4th year with them. The principal is new this year so you have to take into consideration she is doing things a little differently and instilling some new ideas into the school and is doing a great job. The teachers are wonderful and we've loved every one we've had. The staff is wonderful and if you work with them, you would know that. They all go out of their way to help the kids. We moved from another county where the schools were not this great and you didn't hear about them in the papers. Everyone is moving to Chesterfield county because of the schools so they must be doing something right and I find it hard to believe that someone would choose to leave the school instead of trying to solve the problem first.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

The quality of teaching, for the most part, is excellent. Your child will do well in this school as long as they are bright and have no learning difficuties or struggles with academics. The leadership in the school has deteriorated year by year with the change of administration. Discipline is almost non-existent. You have to fight and be a strong advocate for your child in this school. I would not recommend this school under its current administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2010

When I moved here I was excited that my children would be in VA schools. However, my excitement ended quickly. The communication between parents and teachers is a constant struggle. I am unable it the curriculum on the website. My son complained half that the work was too easy because he done it the prior year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2009

My daughter has attened this school for about a year and a half and I just had to pull her out. First year was a great experience, great teacher. This year her teacher was awful. Was marking her with bad behavior and when I went to talk to teacher about it I was told to wait over a month until our parent teacher conference. Once I met with the teacher we made a program where she would simply put a smiley face on a calandar if my daughter was good or write what she did wrong if she was not. She rarely wrote anything on the calandar and would give excuses like there was no time. No time to write a smiley face? but plenty of time to write x's on her report card. Teacher did not care about my daugther and I moved as a result.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2008

I will say the school as a whole provides a great education for the kids. My child has attended the school for 3 years now and the education portion is great. The administration could use a big change. I don't know who the blame falls on but I guess since the Principle is in charge it should fall on her shoulders. The school has a double standard it displays towards parents that visit the school. I do agree with one other post on here that ever since the change in vice principle the school's customer service has gone way down. I too wish my son could attend Grange Hall or Woolridge. Kudos to the teachers at Clover Hill Elementary you all have done a wonderful job it is too bad the administration and parent volunteers do not have the same standard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2008

I love Clover Hill Elementary School! My kids will have all experienced K through 5 at C.H.E.S. My children seem to get positive attention and the academic quality is great. I hope Mrs. Crenshaw, the music teacher, will stay there until she's 100 - what an asset! Now that I have one in Middle School, where he seems to be just a number, I realize how special Clover Hill is. I will now better cherish my other children's experience at C.H.E.S. because it seems to go by in 'the blink of an eye'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2008

M. McAllister is a great guidance counselor. Front office staff is warm and friendly. Teacher are excellent. I have three kids there and am very happy. School has been responsive to my kids specific needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2007

My daughter has been at Clover Hill for 3 years. Our experience had been positive. The principal is an excellent leader. The teachers are more than qualified and seem truly interested in the children. The PTA is effective and welcoming. I'm satisfied with safety and security of the building. I have never had a problem with communication. A little more attention could be paid to playground teasing, but when I had to bring this issue up it was immediately dealt with. This is a happy, secure, and stimulating environment. We could not be happier and would highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2007

I would not compare the school with a great private school. I don't think the school is all positive. My children came from public school outside of the state and there is no comparison between them. I feel that communication between some teachers and parents lack a whole lot. Attention to new students is not at an acceptable level especially if the child starts at Clover Hill during the year. I would not consider it a fabulous school, but, not bad either. It 's not to say Clover Hill may be one of the best. But, it just may be the level of qualifications for teachers in Virginia that need to be improved. Let's be honest they are supposed to be teaching our children so they can succeed in the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2007

CHES is probably one of the best schools in the USA! My son was already going to an excellent private school that has MI (Multiple Intelligences)approach plus 2nd language classes (Mandarin) when he transferred to CHES. He adjusted easily at CHES. Their art and music programs are my son's favorites; he also became more interested in History and Math. He loved his teacher, Mrs. Finck. His reading, which is already very good, became excellent. The school involves parents in chid's activities through homework and art projects. As for extracurricular activities, there is enough for parents and child to chose from. The school staff is friendly and accomodating. We just regretted that we have to leave before the school year ends. CHES is highly recommended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2006

I was very excited for my son to start his second grade year at Clover Hill because of the very high remarks that people gave it, however last year was a very good experience and this year was not. My son has moved from school to school due to his dad being in the military and serving our country.In there lottery system process to move a child out of a grade into another they don't look at the history of the child or how long he has been at the school. I feel before they make such decisions, they need to look at their transcript and be sure. They also know when they need a another teacher at the beginning of the school year. You shouldn't wait until school has been in motion for a month to make a transition for these children after they have already been established.
—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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
History and Social Science

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

146 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
English: Writing

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

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
85%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 89% in 2012.

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n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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62%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students75%
Female students82%
Male students68%
Black students59%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Math

All Students76%
Female students76%
Male students75%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Science

All Students92%
Female students91%
Male students93%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students99%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities82%
Students without disabilities93%
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

English: Reading

All Students79%
Female students83%
Male students77%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

Math

All Students76%
Female students76%
Male students76%
Black students52%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities80%
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 Students81%
Female students84%
Male students79%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

English: Writing

All Students77%
Female students82%
Male students74%
Black students57%
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Math

All Students62%
Female students63%
Male students62%
Black students43%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students63%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English62%

Science

All Students77%
Female students71%
Male students81%
Black students48%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities83%
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

  • 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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Midlothian, VA 23112
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