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Kiln Creek Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 691 students

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Posted August 24, 2014

This school cares about my children. They have a new principal this year, Mrs. Hinton. I look forward to getting to know her. She was the AP for the past two years and I saw her at all of the events. She knows lots of the children and she encourages them to do their best. These teachers welcome parents to visit their classrooms anytime they want for a 20-30 min. stay. I love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2013

We have had such an amazing experience at Kiln Creek Elementary. The PTA is wonderful and organizes many fun activities for the kids each year. The staff is very competent and friendly. I love that parents are able to sit in and observe a teachers classroom and make teacher requests for the following year. We are a military family and are sad to be leaving such a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2013

i have a son 5th grade who has autism all i can say is we will miss this school when he leaves and goes to middle..... his teacher is great, LOVING and cares alot about her students . we will go back every now and than to see the teachers that has help my son bloom into this smart , outgoing student .. thank you kiln creek .. Michelle& Kewan B
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2011

KIln Creek is an Awesome school! My daughter is going on her fourth year at the school and my son starts kindergarten this coming school year. The school is clean and well kept, the principal and staff are fully engaged in everything that's going on with the students and in the community. My daughter's teachers have been great...they are very nurturing and focused on the student learning and retaining the information as opposed to just learning information for a test. I love the fact that the principal allows parents to visit the classrooms anytime and observe...parents can also request a teacher for the next school year. Everyone that I've talked to receive one of their top 3 choices. I've never heard of any other school doing that. The PTA is very active and involved. They have a ton of great programs and they do a great job of communicating upcoming events and information. I lloked at a lot of schools when i moved to the area and Kiln Creek is by far the BEST...I'm sad that we will be moving after this school year. I know that I will not find another school that match the staff and education that my daughter received at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2011

Our family experience with Kiln Creek has been an exceptional one. The "whole" staff I feel is competent and I truley trust in their ability to provide children with a strong foundation that will help them succeed in their pathway that they will travel. I also feel the staff is concerned with all the childrens needs and use only the best practices in the care of those children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2011

The 2010-2011 school year was our first experience at Kiln Creek Elementary School. I found the teaching and nursing staff to be greatly concerned with the growth and development of the students with a mixture of teaching methods being used. That the teachers encouraged the student's to their fullest potential. That the nursing staff were very concerned with the safety and well being of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2011

We have had alot of issues with this school. My daughter switched school shortly after starting her kindergarten year. In her first class at this school there were many issues and we requested a different teacher. We had to fight tooth and nail to get a new teacher even though the issues were found to be caused by the teacher. Upon getting a 2nd teacher, things got better until my daughter fell on the playground. Her top teeth went through her lip, and her teeth were knocked loose. I did not receive a phone call, a note, NOTHING.. My daughters teeth have been lose for 5 months now thanks to this. My husband and I went into the office, only for the principal and the nurse to make excuses as to why I was not notified.. This principal only seems interested in being there for the money, rather them being there for the students. A few teachers definitely need to be reevaluated and some things need to change GREATLY. There is definitely favoritism among students. The bathrooms have been written with VERY inappropriate things for children with nothing done by the school to fix the issues to the last of my knowledge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2011

I can't speak to the entire school but my child absolutely hated getting up every morning and going to her 3rd grade class and my son's teacher had him reassigned to Enterprise after only a few days in her class. The leadership is also terrible. The principal seemed to let this particular teacher do whatever she wanted.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2011

We love our school. My kids are eager to go each day. They paerticipate in the Accelerated Reader program and the daily jogging program. My daughter was just recognized for earning 6 bee tokens in the 4Bees of Behavior Program. This is a great way to recognize kids for being kind, safe, cooperative and respectful at school. I hope we can stay here until all three of our children finish 5th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

The school has won the Healthy Virginian's award (Bronze and Silver)for the past two years. Students participate in daily recess and have walked hundreds of miles on the track. Students earn small jogging shoes each time they walk/run a mile. My students all have earned at least 20 shoes this year.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 6, 2010

It has a great staff. The parents are very involved and supportive of the teachers. The PTA is awesome!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 15, 2009

I absulotely love this school .The teachers are kind and sometimes they might be mean bbut they are ok! i'm in the fifth grade and my teacher is ms.denion! ok hope you like this school see ya!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2009

My children were at Kiln Creek for 3 years. My son ended up moving schools for the TAG program and when compared to the other school, Kiln Creek was head and shoulders above. The children are better behaved and the PTA is active and involved. There is a lot offered and a very diverse group of people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2009

My son has been at the school for a week now and I am very impressed. We came from the Texas school district and they are on top of things here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2008

Kiln Creek is a wonderful school! This is my daughter's third year here. She has loved each and every teacher! The PTA provide us with a variety of fun things to do with our children during the year. I do wish more parents volunteered in the class and for the PTA, but those that do, always care about the kids and the school and are always friendly. The staff are always happy to answer any questions and encourage you to stay involved in both classroom activities and school-wide events.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

Kiln Creek Elementary is a great school. The teachers are very qualified and care very much for the students. Members of the PTA board care very much for the school and try their hardest to raise money to go back to the children. Fun events are held throughout the school year. There are very supportive the school who give a lot of their time to make Kiln Creek and great place for the children. So much more can be done if more paretns were as giving as these volunteers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2007

Kiln Creek Elementary is wonderful. My son has had a wonderful experience here. I would highly recommend it to other parents. There is a real community feel at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2005

My son attended kindergarden at this school and had a hard time adjusting with keeping his hands to himself but the teachers and Principal worked real hard to help him and I find ways to control his hands. He ended the school year great he even was tested because they thought he was gifted. I am sad that I might be changing schools due to a military move. This school is the best. Everyone works together and they do all kinds of fun things for the kids and parents. It was a priviledge for my son to attend this school. The school is immaculate and everyone works as a team. I love u Kiln Creek.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2005

I am a big fan! I love this school and have had a wonderful experience. Great new principal and most of the teachers are awesome. Great support from the staff in every area!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2004

I am a fan of Kiln Creek! Two of my children attend. Out of the 4 teachers my children have had, one has been a dissapointment but I still think that the school is top knotch!
—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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
80%
History and Social Science

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

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
94%

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

The state average for English: Reading was 73% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
93%
English: Writing

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students71%
Female students70%
Male students72%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%

Math

All Students71%
Female students72%
Male students70%
Black students48%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%

Science

All Students80%
Female students75%
Male students86%
Black students62%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%
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 Students75%
Female students80%
Male students70%
Black students68%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Math

All Students77%
Female students80%
Male students74%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%
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 Students73%
Female students70%
Male students75%
Black students59%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%

English: Writing

All Students68%
Female students70%
Male students66%
Black students54%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%

Math

All Students75%
Female students75%
Male students74%
Black students57%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%

Science

All Students77%
Female students74%
Male students80%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%
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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  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs

Language learning

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  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

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  • School psychologist
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  • Ms. Deborah Pack

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Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

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  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
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  • Counseling
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1501 Kiln Creek Pkwy
Newport News, VA 23602
Phone: (757) 886-7961

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