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Oliver C. Greenwood Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 618 students

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Posted October 29, 2010

My 3 children went to Greenwood for a combine 4 years. I have recently moved and by comparison I have yet to find a school that compares to the staff or the education that is provided at this school that is remotely close to this school. Every one is caring and loving to every child that comes in the door from the principal all the way down to the custodial staff. They are very family oriented and are willing to work with parents to ensure children have the best education and experience through out their lives. Our family LOVE's Greenwood and are actually considering moving back just for this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

Greenwood Elementary is in a very challenging and transient community, and even with all these extra needs the staff at Greenwood Elementary especially the new principal Mrs. Karen Lynch and the assistant Mr. Reggie Alston are a great combination for the school. My child is in the fourth grade and I have seen nothing but more improvement and hard work come from the teaching and administrative staff. They have maintained their AYP and have had their teacher undergo training to improve on their teaching skills. We were a family that came from a local magnet school that just didn't live up to its reputation...but Greenwood really has the best that Newport News has to offer!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2008

I have had a good overall experience with greenwood. My daughter has been going there since last year and has done really well. I love the people who work there, I have gotten good assistance when needed. KUDOS to thee staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2008

My first grader had been in private schools until this year. Greenwood is wonderful for him. Although ADHD and a challenging student he has been provided great support and his self image has improved greatly with this teacher and administrative support. I have taught in public schools which have been blue ribbon Pres. award winners. Greenwood is up to these standards. Keep up the good work! Hallelujah to the teachers and whole staff... from cafeteria, aides, reading specialists, and administrators.
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Posted August 31, 2005

I would not send my child back to Greenwood. The teachers pushed my first grader to the side and left him to fail. We were told that he was working with a special resources teacher and at the end of the school year we were told 'sorry he was never tested for special services. I am an active parent and had been going to bimonthly parent teacher conferences and was never informed. This school is horrible for actually assisting children. The teachers hands are tied by the awful administration. SHAWNA WAHL
—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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
History and Social Science

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

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
80%

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 70% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
English: Writing

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

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

All Students77%
Female students80%
Male students71%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Math

All Students61%
Female students59%
Male students63%
Black students41%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English57%

Science

All Students76%
Female students77%
Male students75%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%
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 Students66%
Female students66%
Male students66%
Black students57%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White students61%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient students60%
Proficient in English67%

Math

All Students86%
Female students85%
Male students87%
Black students80%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students100%
Proficient in English84%
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 Students74%
Female students80%
Male students69%
Black students61%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

English: Writing

All Students65%
Female students83%
Male students53%
Black students57%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English64%

Math

All Students72%
Female students66%
Male students77%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%

Science

All Students79%
Female students77%
Male students81%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%
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. Karen Lynch

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Newport News, VA 23608
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