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Sedgefield Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 652 students

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Posted October 18, 2013

Oh my! Had this principal at another school and had the same issue with my little girl!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2013

The principal of this school is a BULLY! Report incidents involving Panko to her boss immediately. Also send a copy to his boss, or nothing will be done about it. Her pet math teacher follows her direction. So if she singles out you or your child to pick on and they are in his class, he will follow her directions for harassment in the class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

The staff and other teachers are so supportive and truly LOVE our kids!!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 21, 2009

The staff at South Morrison work together in many aspects to better the lives of the children.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 21, 2009

South Morrison Eagles soar because of the dedicated staff and great students!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 20, 2009

We feel so fortunate to have our children attend South Morrison Elementary School. Not only are they receiving a top rate education, they are guided by teachers and staff members that truly love our children and our school. As our children enter the building each day, they are greeted with a smile, a warm hug and a 'Good Morning, how are you today?'. This might not seem like much, but it shows our students that they are respected, they are thought of and it definitely starts their day off on a good note. From here they head to classrooms where the teachers go above and beyond the traditional standards of learning, they make learning fun. Our teachers use their own resources to bring extra materials and learning aids into the classroom; so that those children that might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience the 'extras' in life, do not miss out on what is available to most of us. Our teachers give freely of their time so that the children of our school can take part in Enrichment Clubs, such as Ballroom Dancing, Art Enrichment, Music Enrichment, Orchestra, Computer Club, Speed Stacking and the Jump Rope Team. We also have two after school clubs, The Girls of Excellence and The Men of Distinction. The students in these two civic groups are selected based on their grades and good citizenship. Year after year, our students make AYP and exceed on their SOL testing. We take great pride on our students abilities to strive to be their best ~ to be great learners, to be great thinkers and to become the best people they can possible be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

We are like a big family that works and cares about each other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

South Morrison Elementary is a great school for children. It feels more like a family that works together to take care of all the children that come here. South Morrison's staff care about nurturing the whole child, as well as, providing them with a sound education. We believe that it is extremely important to prepare our students for their future. We would like to do even more this year with technology if the funds were available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

I love South Morrison school because of the relationships we build with children so they are successful.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 30, 2009

contirbuting volunteer to the Young Men of Distinction Program. The school is making great strides in reaching students academically, teaching good citizenship, and respect for the community. Great job by principle and staff


Posted November 25, 2008

As a teacher from another school, I continue to be impressed with the students and staff at South Morrison. Whether it is at a conference or other district wide activities, the leadership glows throughout the staff. The ESD team does an outstanding job and I look forward to other schools working hard to reach the goals South Morrison has set for others to follow.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 17, 2008

South Morrison is a wonderful school of learning. The have been accredited and have made AYP for the last 5 years. They have implemented Effective School wide Discipline. There are few referrals to the office and students are on task. The staff believes in a 'nurtured heart approach' to teaching academics and character. I would highly recommend anyone to come and visit the school and see all of the wonderful learning that is taking place!


Posted November 15, 2008

This school leaves much to desired. My son is constantly coming home telling us of all the distractions that go on his classroom, from all of his teacher's cell phone calls to the children that throw chairs when they are upset. This school at times seems out of control. From the children who are wondering the hall at all times of the day to the front office, that always seem to be gossipping. Next time we purchase a home I will make sure the schools are great. I will sacrifice square footage for my son's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2008

I love South Morrison from the custodial staff to the principal. It is not a school it is a family. Everyone cares, and no one is a stranger. I only wish my elementry school was like this.
—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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
65%
History and Social Science

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

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
English: Writing

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
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 Students49%
Female students60%
Male students40%
Black students46%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students61%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English51%

Math

All Students33%
Female students40%
Male students26%
Black students23%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities33%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English32%

Science

All Students59%
Female students66%
Male students54%
Black students51%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English59%
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 Students41%
Female students47%
Male students33%
Black students32%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students65%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English41%

Math

All Students35%
Female students27%
Male students45%
Black students29%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students55%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities38%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English36%
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 Students31%
Female students37%
Male students26%
Black students25%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students63%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities34%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English32%

English: Writing

All Students33%
Female students40%
Male students27%
Black students26%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students63%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities37%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English33%

Math

All Students32%
Female students33%
Male students31%
Black students22%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities34%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English29%

Science

All Students30%
Female students29%
Male students30%
Black students21%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities32%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English29%
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. Shannon M. Panko

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Newport News, VA 23605
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