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C. Hunter Ritchie Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 466 students

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Posted April 3, 2014

C. Hunter Ritchie is THE BEST school in the area. Period! The entire staff of teachers and the administration are top notch. I have had two children go through the school starting with kindergarten (one is in 6th now and the other in 4th) and I couldn't be happier with their academic success. The school presents a love of learning and respect both for the staff and students. The classes are perfectly sized and the "all in" attitude of each teacher is clearly evidenced by the extra activities they offer. The physical education teacher offers year round after school activities geared towards fitness; the music teacher offers a full scale musical production and honor choir; the librarians offer Battle of The Books; I could go on and on. The very approachable Principal and VP make it easy to address any concerns regarding your child. The teachers: AS stated earlier, they are TOP NOTCH! Truly dedicated in their profession and commitment to each child. My kids absolutely love school and that is simply because of the teachers and the staff who create an environment that is warm, invigorating and enjoyable all around. I Love This School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2010

The teachers are amazing! My child is doing amazingly well and I fully attribute his accomplishments to the dedication of his teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2009

Mr. Bell is an excellent principal; he is fully dedicated to the well being of the students and faculty at the school. He remembers the names of the students, shakes their hands in the hallway, visits the Kindergarten students on their birthdays, and has been known to 'dress up' as a Native American Chief, Elvis (for the annual Sock Hop), and even a clown! He encourages parental and community involvement in the learning process. The staff at Ritchie is wonderful! The teachers are approachable and welcoming. They are true professionals who believe in developing each individual child's potential. The support staff (from the front office staff to the custodial staff) are helpful and contribute, without a doubt, to the great environment at Ritchie! Our children have received an excellent education here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

My son has attended this school for two years now and we really love it. It's been such a good environment for him and parents are encouraged, if not begged, to volunteer in the school, which is great. I only wish I could volunteer more often than I can. Mr. Bell, the Principal, has been great and you can tell he's very involved in the school and knows the children. My son's teachers have been wonderful as well and I do feel he gets some individual attention if he needs it. Jennifer C.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2006

This school is absolutely amazing...from the custodial staff who have friendly smiles, to the principal who remembers each and every child's name. Each child works at their academic level. When I visit the classroom, I see children working -effectively- independently. I see each and every one being challenged, but not overwhelmed. My daughter and son both have received the individualized attention they need to be(and feel)successful. Parents are encouraged to be a part of the learning process. The parent volunteer programs are exceptionally strong. The staff at CHR truly care about our children, and it shows.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2006

C. Hunter Ritchie is the best elementary school in the area! The teachers are wonderful, they give alot of there own personal time to make sure our children perform to their fullest potential. We bought a house in this area just so our children could attend this school. C Hunter Ritchie also has an excellent GT program, our son really loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2006

Mr. Bell is a principal beyond compare. He is fully involved with students at all levels and they learn respect from him. The teachers mirror the level of excellence displayed by Mr. Bell. Academic programs encourage independent thinking and creative learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2004

Ritchie is the best school in Fauquier county. I have had 3 children attend and I give this school 100%.
—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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
History and Social Science

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
89%

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 73% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
English: Writing

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students87%
Female students86%
Male students89%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities82%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

Math

All Students63%
Female students63%
Male students64%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students64%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%

Science

All Students91%
Female students89%
Male students93%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities83%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%
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 Students78%
Female students84%
Male students75%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%

Math

All Students95%
Female students92%
Male students98%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English95%
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 Students78%
Female students80%
Male students77%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%

English: Writing

All Students85%
Female students84%
Male students86%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

Math

All Students78%
Female students74%
Male students83%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%

Science

All Students95%
Female students93%
Male students98%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English95%
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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New Baltimore, VA 20187
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