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Moneta Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 234 students

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Posted May 31, 2014

This school helps the children with anything and the small class sizes allow for more focused learning. Members of the community help out every day, which shows the students how great community service is.


Posted August 16, 2013

My child loves Moneta Elementary. He is in his 3 rd year starting with kindergarten. He enjoys going and the teachers have been fabulous. My daughter starts school this year and is so excited. I've been very impressed with the school. When my son started there, he had been in preschool for 2 years and couldn't even recite ABC, within a month after being at Moneta, he recited the entire alphabet without a mistake. We personally recommend Moneta Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2011

Moneta is a wonderful small elementary school. The principal is a dedicated educator as are the teachers and staff that I have dealt with. Additionally, they are a 21st Century Grant school and a Title 1 school. This affords Moneta extra money and services. I particularly enjoy the after school enrichment that the 21st Century Grant offers. I am very happy with both of my children's progress at Moneta.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2011

Moneta Elem. School is a great school. The teachers are very knowledgeable, highly qualified, and extremely caring towards all their students. They communicate well with parents and encourage parental envolvement in all aspects of their students' education. The comment from the other parent who stated that the principal told them "the majority of students spent time in remediation (which a polite was of saying catch-up)!" is incorrect. The students at Moneta Elem. all benefit from an Enrichment time each day in which students can receive remeediation, if needed, which others get to participate in enriching activities that challenge them. When making a decision as important as the school that your children will attend, I suggest that all parents listen carefylly to explanations given by the admininstrators and/or teachers at the schools they are considering and even take a day to observe some of the classrooms. Such an important decision should not be based solely on misinterpreting one conversation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2011

Moneta really is a fantastic school. My children attended this school for pre-k, k and 1st! My children loved this school! The staff was very loving, caring and ready to give all necessary support. The pre-k special education program is remarkable. My children would not be where they are today if it weren't not for Mrs. Ashwell and Mrs. Tuck. We ended up moving to a school district and attending an advanced prep style school. Let me just say we are thinking about moving back. Caring and compassionate staff at Moneta by far, outweighed the highly reccomended advanced prep school. Our children have their whole lifes to 'cram academics' I believe it's more important to let them be kids and learn as they go!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2009

My son attended he PreK program at moneta last year and, while I was pleased with the enthusiasm of the faculty, my wife and I ultimately chose to send our son elsewhere for fear that our son would not be in the best environment, receive an appropriate level on attention and be tested to his fullest capabilities. I sat down with the principal and discussed my concerns and was told that the majority of students spent time in remediation (which a polite was of saying catch-up)! In our area, this is one of the best choices, however I find this difficult to fathom. We will likely move to find better schools for our children as it is just that important for their futures.
—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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
91%
History and Social Science

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

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
88%

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 73% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%
English: Writing

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

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students50%
Female students53%
Male students46%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students52%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English50%

Math

All Students19%
Female students21%
Male students15%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students19%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities20%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English19%

Science

All Students84%
Female students79%
Male students92%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%
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 Students59%
Female students60%
Male students58%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students61%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English59%

Math

All Students44%
Female students33%
Male students53%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students42%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English44%
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 Students63%
Female students62%
Male students64%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%

English: Writing

All Students72%
Female students83%
Male students62%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%

Math

All Students45%
Female students31%
Male students56%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students46%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English45%

Science

All Students78%
Female students69%
Male students86%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
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

  • 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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  • Mrs. Melanie K. Simmons

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12718 Moneta Rd
Moneta, VA 24121
Phone: (540) 297-4411

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