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Achievable Dream Academy

Public | PK-5 | 659 students

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Posted May 2, 2010

I love the way everyone can come together in times of need.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2008

I am a teacher and I love the high expectations for staff and students. Also, the structure and routines help students succeed. I am so happy to be a teacher here.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 18, 2006

my boys are in there second year at achievable dream academy they teachers and staff really care about the students. I love having them go to Saturday school they go if they need help in reading and math this also gets them ready for the Sol testing. it is a must that they attend if they get an invation.if they do not attend they came not come back the next school year. I also love that they wear uniforms to school they have soldier there to make sure that they are compliance with the dress code.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
76%
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

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
81%

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 73% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
English: Writing

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
71%
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 students81%
Male students72%
Black students77%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

Math

All Students44%
Female students47%
Male students41%
Black students44%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English45%

Science

All Students69%
Female students69%
Male students70%
Black students69%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
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

English: Reading

All Students61%
Female students63%
Male students59%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English61%

Math

All Students54%
Female students56%
Male students52%
Black students52%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English54%
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 Students51%
Female students46%
Male students54%
Black students47%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English51%

English: Writing

All Students46%
Female students43%
Male students48%
Black students45%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English46%

Math

All Students46%
Female students46%
Male students47%
Black students47%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English46%

Science

All Students52%
Female students40%
Male students61%
Black students48%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English52%
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 "Accredited with Warning".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Accredited with Warning".

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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Nurse(s)
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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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Ms. Catinia Bullard-clark

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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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

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Dance
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Dress Code
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Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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726 16th St.
Newport News, VA 23607
Phone: (757) 928-6827

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