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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly agree (1 response)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Too much (1 response)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Very effective (1 response)
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There are 15 reviews about all of the school topics.

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Richard T. Yates Elementary School 5

Posted February 09, 2016
- a parent
Yates is an excellent school. The teachers are wonderful. They care about the students, and are more like family members. I considered sending my daughter to a local Christian school, but she was happy and had excellent grades and friends at Yates. The state of Virginia is failing this school based on SoL (Standards of Learning) scores. Very unfair and misleading. These scores are skewed based on the failing scores of bused students from poorer areas of Newport News. Other nearby schools score better, because they don't have students bused to their schools.

Richard T. Yates Elementary School
Grateful to: Teacher

Posted February 09, 2016
- a parent
Ms. Gray, Ms. Bryant, Ms. Tereska, Ms. Eichelberger, and Ms. Price -- thank you for five wonderful years, with the best teachers ever!


Richard T. Yates Elementary School
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective

Posted February 09, 2016
- a parent
Yates has wonderful teachers. My daughter spent six years at Yates. She loved five of her teachers, and only had one that she really didn't love, but she respected.

Richard T. Yates Elementary School
Amount of homework: Too much

Posted February 09, 2016
- a parent
There is generally too much homework given in schools today - this isn't strictly within Yates. Work should be done in class, with a short assignment on some nights to reinforce the lessons.

Richard T. Yates Elementary School
Develops respect: Strongly agree

Posted February 09, 2016
- a parent
Students at Yates are taught to respect others - their fellow students, teachers, and staff members.


Richard T. Yates Elementary School
Develops empathy: Strongly agree

Posted February 09, 2016
- a parent
Yates students are mentored by the staff to develop compassion, caring and empathy toward eachother.

Richard T. Yates Elementary School
Develops honesty: Strongly agree

Posted February 09, 2016
- a parent
The students are treated fairly. The teachers work with students to help them develop these character traits.

Richard T. Yates Elementary School 4

Posted July 19, 2013
- a parent
I love this school. Many of the teachers have worked here throughout their teaching careers. It's a small school so everyone knows everyone. The school will have a new principal this year. I am looking forward to meeting him.


Richard T. Yates Elementary School 5

Posted March 01, 2013
- a parent
I have recently moved from Yates Elementary to Florida. Naturally, I am researching schools on great schools. I don't understand how Yates is a 2 with 70-80% of students passing the SOLs in reading while the schools I am looking at in Florida are 7s and above with only 40-50% of their students passing reading on the FCAT. Parents look to this website to help them make the extremely important decision of what school is best. I am very skeptical as to whether great schools is ranking schools accurately.

Richard T. Yates Elementary School 5

Posted February 21, 2012
- a parent
I am surprised that Yates has only a 4. My granddaughter has attended for two years after being at a school in NoVA. She has blossomed under the tutelage of Ms. Wood, Ms. Zappia, and Ms. Bryant. All of the teachers are very into their jobs. They work with the children at all the levels depending on need of the child. They have many clubs for the children, as well as a wonderful library filled with challenging books for all levels. Ms. Johnson, the principle, is very friendly and strives to challenge the children to do their best. I volunteer 2-3 days a week so I have first hand knowledge of the overall picture of the school and its' employees/teachers. They have many evening programs to recognize the children who prosper. I am glad we have a couple of more years before my granddaughter has to go to middle school.

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Richard T. Yates Elementary School
73 Maxwell Ln, Newport News, VA  23606
Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. (757) 881-5450
Last modified Richard T. Yates Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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