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Deer Park Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 515 students

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Posted March 16, 2014

This is an amazing school , full of passionate, engaged teachers a , thoughtful staff and provides a warm caring environment coupled with high standards of learning. I feel truly lucky that 2 of my children have been there over the last three years. What us apparent is the schools continual striving to achieve and their willingness to try different methods to ensure the children have an optimal experience, ex. Teachers looping with children , new techniques ex balance balls in class, brain gym to center children and the list goes on. I can't say enough what a wonderful school this has been. I love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

My son has been going there for three years now and enjoys it. He has had one teacher that I thought was not very good but the other two were great. He is more involved now than before and has come out of his shell. I love the school so much that I applied for his sister to go there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2013

Good school but classes are rather large (24 students compared to 16 at her zoned school) and not as much individual attention, its easy for a struggling child to fall behind due to limited time with teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2013

We have had mostly positive experiences with Deer Park. There are really some caring, gifted teachers there that obviously have a passion for teaching. As with anything, we have had the bad teacher experience but this is not the norm here. Some staff not too professional but the majority are and seem to care about the kids. Public school in general is too political these days.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2004

My oldest daughter went to Deer Park for 4 years and my youngest for 1. (We moved out of the area). My children and I truly enjoyed the environmental science magnet school. Teachers were well suited for their task. We had two principals during their attendance and both were open and available when needed. Animals running free in the class room (rabits) may not be for all, but my girls loved it. Since volunteering in required via signed contract, parent involvement is high and results in many child/parent projects during and after school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

I was in Deer Park for grades 3, 4, and 5. I never wanted to go home. I had a great day. My teachers were wonderfull and the activities such as monthy hikes to the Virgina Living Museum made school days interesing. I am now in 6th grade and I really miss Deer Park.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 6, 2003

Deer Park Elementary is a elementary Magnet for Earth Science. They offer an above average program considering their a public school. Deer Park is a fully accredited in Newport News where only 50% of the schools are fully accredited.
—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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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97%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
History and Social Science

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

2012

 
 
99%

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2010

 
 
99%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
English: Writing

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

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students89%
Female students88%
Male students89%
Black students83%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

Math

All Students75%
Female students74%
Male students76%
Black students55%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Science

All Students99%
Female students100%
Male students97%
Black students97%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English99%
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 Students89%
Female students96%
Male students84%
Black students91%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

Math

All Students92%
Female students93%
Male students92%
Black students94%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%
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 Students85%
Female students88%
Male students82%
Black students75%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

English: Writing

All Students81%
Female students91%
Male students71%
Black students77%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

Math

All Students83%
Female students86%
Male students80%
Black students75%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

Science

All Students89%
Female students86%
Male students91%
Black students81%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%
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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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs

Language learning

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

Health & athletics

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  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Mary Jo Anastasio

Programs

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  • Standards-based
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

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
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  • Counseling
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  • Buses/vans for students only
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11541 Jefferson Ave
Newport News, VA 23601
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