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Thelma Crenshaw Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 725 students

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Posted March 9, 2012

I love Crenshaw Elementary. We moved here 3 years ago and I used this website to pick schools for my children. I have not been disappointed. The teachers and staff have always worked hard to give the children a great educational experience. All four of my children love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

I have had a mixed experience with the school, the teachers are great, but the administrators are poor, I had requested my child be tested for the IEP program and was denied after a very brief meeting. I believe the school clearly is run by the budget which is struggling at this time. Within the 2nd 9 weeks we were already discussing retension which I feel is a little premature. If we know there are areas that a child needs extra help early on, help should be offered in order to avoid retension, a more proactive approach would be more reasonable. Class sizes are too large for any child to receive any kind of attention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

Excellant teachers and staff, good school spirit.


Posted October 12, 2009

Great education, great school spirit and very caring teachers.


Posted October 8, 2009

Crenshaw has the most wonderful staff of caring teachers and aides. The school always have many different activites for the students and their families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

Crenshaw is a great school that provides an excellent learning atmosphere for children by hiring top notch educators!


Posted October 6, 2009

Crenshaw is a great school with a great staff. My daughter thrives in her studies there and I feel the administration does a great job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

unbelievable kids parents and staff
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 4, 2009

The staff at Crenshaw goes out of their way to make the students and parents have a wonderful elementary school experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

we have great teachers office staff and they teach our students great and we have alot of family nights and school activities


Posted October 3, 2009

Crenshaw Elementary serves an interestingly diverse population of students/families. My child enjoyed a wonderful year of Kindergarten and is now in First grade at Crenshaw. So far in our experience, the faculty and staff all show a sincere love for children. They demonstrate a desire to know the children individually and meet each child's unique educational needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2009

Crenshaw teachers have bad communcation skills and if you want to talk with an adminstrator good luck.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2007

As the mother of 5 children who have passed through the halls of Crenshaw, two of whom still attend there, I feel fairly qualified to speak about Crenshaw as a school. I have had mixed dealings with the faculty and staff of Crenshaw, some being very positive experiences, some very much not positive. Overall, I feel most of the teachers enjoy teaching there, and are very qualified, and enjoy teaching there. There are the few apples that are rotten, and those that are, really are rotten. The PTA is very involved in the school, and is strongly encouraged. The field trips have tended to be rather expensive, and often are in-school. The students are pushed to do well on the SOLs, but it seems to have paid off. There are opportunities for art and music, which is wonderful, and the gifted program is very good. Overall- a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2006

There are not enough advanced learning opportunities for younger children available at Crenshaw. Assignments are not challenging and our daughter is bored with what is being reviewed in her classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2006

I have had 2 children attend Crensha Elementary and have mixed experiences with administration and faculty. It is very evident there are teacheres who are there to help the kids and truly love their jobs and you have the teachers who no longer have a passion for teaching and it reflects in their teaching. As for the administration - the principal and asst principal have only been with the school 2 years and not much change has happen. Activities for the kids are needed other than sports for those who are not in it just 'to win the game'. THere is a strong sense of athletism at the school and can be overwhelming for some children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2005

The quality of the teachers in the Special Education/LD Department is lacking. The principal and administration otherwise are wonderful and treat children and visitors with respect. Parental involvement needs to be increased;alot of the volunteering comes from the same people year after year.There should also be more activities for children who aren't into sports or cheering and who aren't up to par enough to be in book clubs and spelling bees.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
History and Social Science

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
86%
English: Writing

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students62%
Female students73%
Male students51%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracial27%
White students68%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English62%

Math

All Students65%
Female students73%
Male students57%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracial73%
White students63%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English65%

Science

All Students79%
Female students84%
Male students73%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracial73%
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%
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 Students61%
Female students70%
Male students53%
Black students46%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students64%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English62%

Math

All Students48%
Female students48%
Male students48%
Black students42%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White students48%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English49%
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 Students69%
Female students67%
Male students71%
Black students48%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English70%

English: Writing

All Students64%
Female students75%
Male students54%
Black students46%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English66%

Math

All Students54%
Female students60%
Male students48%
Black students44%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White students64%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English56%

Science

All Students74%
Female students65%
Male students82%
Black students61%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities79%
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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11901 Bailey Bridge Rd
Midlothian, VA 23112
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