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Jouett Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 597 students

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Posted April 6, 2014

Jouett Elementary is an excellent school and am exceedingly happy that my children attend it. Mr Pelloni (Principal) and his staff have more than been helpful at all times. I get answers when asked and help for the children when requested. I appreciate what the system does for all the kids. There is a problem with bulling at the school, but am assured that it will be taken care of.. All in All a great school system with minor problems
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2014

I have seen a decline in respect for students and parents. There has been a drop in communication. The upper grade teachers spend more time gossiping amonst themselves than paying attention to the welfare of the students. Problems are swept under the rug by the Jouett administration. If your child is not perfect in appearance or intellect then they are targeted as conversation material and bullying by other students which administration has been unable to curtail. The administration makes excuses and does not fix problems within the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2013

Our first couple of years with a child at Jouett was concerning with morale, organization/structure at the teacher & overall school levels. The current principal, Mr Pelloni has taken great measures over the last couple of years to elevate these things. He and the staff are great with the kids & parents. Our only remaining concern is the organization of homework, tests, and communication with individual teachers. We don't always find out about tests & projects until the last minute, turning it into a mad dash.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2012

The schoo lHas Gotten a 1000 percent better I think since the new principle Mr.Pelloni has taken over. I think the school is in a better place as a whole since he became principle. yes there are still things that could be worked on but I believe that is just part of "public school education" Everyone seems happier from students to teachers. I hope he stays Principle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2011

I am a 6th year Jouett parent. Over the years I've seen a shift in morale from staff, parents and the children to a negative manner. I'm happy to report that the repair to that morale is taking place this year under the new guidance and vision of our 1st year principal, Mr. Pelloni. Cosmetic changes prior to the school year boosted positive moral for the teachers, children and parents alike. Where communication faltered in the past couple years, we parents are already more informed than we have been and we're still in the first 9 weeks of school! The teaching staff are a majority group of happy teachers doing their best to educate our children under the thumb of state and county policy. While I don't agree w/ the 'teach to test' approach that the state puts too much emphasis on, I feel that great strides are being made this year to reach those students who haven't in the past been given enough one-on-one focus to keep up with their peers. Overall, I see this school returning to it's former prestige as one of the best in the county. I'm hoping that these efforts will bring parent involvement to a new high in both the PTA and overall volunteerism of the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2011

This school is great. Great teachers, administration and support staff. I love the fact that there is a nurse in the building during school hours. No sharing a nurse with another school. Many of the "BIG" school systems in the area have nurses that travel from school to school. This school also offers art, music, gym and library. Students are great also. This is just a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2011

I'd have to say that I was disappointed with the communication. We readily got calls when our child was out of line, but to get return calls when we had concerns or even return emails was at best 20%. The school has a bullying problem which they didn't address until year end. It took 7 months and two personal visits to get address and phone records corrected.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2010

My child attended this school this year and had a wonderful teacher...............But I have to say the principal is unresponsive to emails or phone calls and the front office staff is horrible!! A very unorganized school especially for a small school. Also if you are looking for a school with a useful P.T.A. this is not the school for you. Nothing but warring inside the P.T.A. and you never knew where the funds went..................So no I would have to say not that great of a school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

Jouett has a great students that the faculty and staff are very proud tthat we work with them
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 15, 2010

I love the teachers, admin and kids. It is a reat place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

This is a great school in a rural county with all the ammenities of a larger school system. It is very progressive in its technology and teaching styles. Teachers are friendly and students love going to school! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2009

My daughter started Jouett from another school up north that was larger and i had concerns on how she would adjust because Jouett is smaller however,that turned out to be a plus because she had gotten more one on one time with her teacher.The school community is great and we are very happy with our choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2009

I think Jouett is the best elementary school in the county. The teachers truly love their job and the parent involvement is exceptional! Jouett is a small school which I think is a major plus! I am so happy and relieved that my kids get to continue attending Jouett after the redistricting for the new elementary school! Keep up the great work Jouett Elementary!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2007

Love this school and the focus of the administration and the teachers. My first child attended this school K-5 and now my second just completed kindergarten. The experiences have always been positive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2004

I have one child who's gone to Jouett from K-5 and another who's on the 3rd year at the school. I have nothing but praise for the fine job being done. Nowhere is perfect, but of the elementary schools in the district I believe Jouett is the best. I've had an excellent relationship with the teachers, administrators, and other staff. Kudos to all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

Great school. Full day kindergarden is great. Also has alot of volunteer programs and help for students who need special help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2003

This is my son's 2nd year at Jouett and I have found that the teachers are wonderful. I've had a few problems with the Principal and Asst Principal, but my son's education is always first, so I tend to lean more to the teachers. Overall, this is an okay school.


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About these ratings

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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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
81%
History and Social Science

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
74%

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 73% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
English: Writing

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

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 Students79%
Female students74%
Male students86%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

Math

All Students71%
Female students69%
Male students74%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

Science

All Students92%
Female students91%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities87%
Students without disabilities94%
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 Students58%
Female students63%
Male students51%
Black students18%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students63%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English58%

Math

All Students43%
Female students48%
Male students35%
Black students9%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students49%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English43%
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 Students77%
Female students86%
Male students70%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

English: Writing

All Students77%
Female students84%
Male students71%
Black students40%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

Math

All Students62%
Female students66%
Male students58%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students63%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English62%

Science

All Students92%
Female students91%
Male students92%
Black students70%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities81%
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

  • 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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315 Jouett School Rd
Mineral, VA 23117
Phone: (540) 872-3931

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