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Willis A. Jenkins Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 445 students

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Posted November 27, 2013

My grandkids just started this school year and I am somewhat impressed by what I have seen so far. Their homework challenges them to use their God given talent to apply themselves. The principal is very positive and seems to be perfect for the children.


Posted May 10, 2013

I am a parent of a student that has attended this school for the last 3 years and I will tell you that I am very dissapointed in the education that my child recieves from this school. My son has had one good teacher at jenkins and one that was ok and one that was just a horrible teacher. My son is advanced in almost every subject and the school cant challenge him in anyway. This school focuses to much on the SOLs that the children do not get a strong education. The PTA likes to use the kids as a way to get the parents to attend what is suppose to be a kid related event, like a chorus concert or something and they turn it into a PTA meeting. Really dissapointed and I hope the eventually shut this school down. They lost there title one funding because the teachers dont care to teach and this kids are not learning. such a shame our kids are not being educated correctly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2009

I was so glad to get my kids out of that school. I had 3 kids there and we only stayed 1/2 year. One of the three teachers was really good and the office admin staff were very friendly, but otherwise I was quite disappointed in the school. I felt like every time I went in there students were wondering the halls and teachers always seemed to be yelling at students. I hope things are starting to improve with a new principal and assistant principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2008

I am a parent and I have to say that I absolutly love Jenkins. The teachers and other staff are wonder. My daughter is in kindergarden and is doing a wonderful job. Also both her teacher and the teacher's assistant were teacher of the year which made me even prouder. I wouldnt change schools for the world but I did recently move to a different district so my daughter has to go to a different school. But we will be back to visit her teachers next year and her friends(whom she loves so much)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2007

Jenkins is a wonderful school. We have a very positive working enviornment. The administration is supportive of the faculty and the staff. The teachers are warm and creative and they place high importance on the needs of the students. The parents are very involved with the school activities and they are to be commended for their active roles. It really makes a difference for a child when there is parental support. I am a teacher and if you are a parent looking for a school that cares about its students, I invite to visit Jenkins. We are trying hard to make a difference in the life of each child.
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
75%
History and Social Science

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%

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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
73%

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

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
85%
English: Writing

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students47%
Female students55%
Male students38%
Black students44%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students60%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English51%

Math

All Students24%
Female students27%
Male students21%
Black students19%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students47%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities27%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English26%

Science

All Students50%
Female students51%
Male students48%
Black students47%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students53%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English51%
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 Students42%
Female students81%
Male students21%
Black students34%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students60%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English43%

Math

All Students64%
Female students81%
Male students55%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English66%
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 Students40%
Female students52%
Male students29%
Black students32%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities43%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English42%

English: Writing

All Students32%
Female students44%
Male students21%
Black students31%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities36%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English35%

Math

All Students38%
Female students48%
Male students28%
Black students34%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities40%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English38%

Science

All Students55%
Female students50%
Male students59%
Black students49%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English55%
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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  • Ms. Sandra Jordan

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