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T. Ryland Sanford Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 624 students

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Posted July 11, 2011

All 3 of my children have attended Sanford throughout the past 10 years. We have found every teacher to be caring, encouraging, challenging, and enthusiastic. We have experienced the gifted program, as well as, the special education program through our children. The staff really cares about the individual child, their needs always being met. Parental involvement is encouraged, from the classroom to different programs throughout the year. The Accelerated Reader Program is exceptional, even allowing children to access the program from their home computer. Sanford is a warm, welcoming school filled with an excellent staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2010

Sanford is an amazing school. Prior to this school year my husband and I were comparing the private schools in the area and to be fair decided to pay a visit to the public school in our zone. On my first visit to Sanford I was blown away by how involved the Principal and the office staff were. From the experience on my visit I knew that Sanford was where I wanted my son to be. I have had the opportunity on several occasions to interact with several Kindergarten teachers and their assistants, they are all creative, fun, individuals that foster a welcoming learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2009

Our daughter attended Sanford after being in Private School for 4 years. Her teacher was amazing--loving, caring, and reached her students on many different levels. I was very impressed with her. I did not like that the Accelerated Reader Program was not encouraged. I also was not impressed with the PTA. We were never notified of meetings or encouraged to help or volunteer at all. It seemed very clickish and not warm and welcoming to newcomers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

This is a great school! Both of my kids went there and it was truly awesome. The staff was great and so were the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2005

Many students enter leave during school year (military families). Teachers are genuinely concerned about students. Music & art available. Sports for upper elementary. Pull-out program for gifted students beginning in kindergarten.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
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

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

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 70% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
92%

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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
English: Writing

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
81%

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 Students59%
Female students68%
Male students52%
Black students57%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students58%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English60%

Math

All Students42%
Female students46%
Male students38%
Black students24%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students49%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English42%

Science

All Students78%
Female students76%
Male students78%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%
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 Students61%
Female students57%
Male students64%
Black students46%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%

Math

All Students75%
Female students80%
Male students70%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%
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 students69%
Male students47%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English59%

English: Writing

All Students51%
Female students60%
Male students41%
Black students47%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students58%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English49%

Math

All Students54%
Female students61%
Male students47%
Black students48%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students61%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English53%

Science

All Students68%
Female students76%
Male students59%
Black students61%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%
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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  • Brian Lieberman

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