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Bay View Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 763 students

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Posted April 22, 2014

This is a great school with a great principal who has incredible experience and handles situations with such poise and professionalism. She is so well-liked that I hear about students stopping by the office to see her and the office staff just to say hello. We are very pleased and being new to the school systems and all that goes along with that, this school has made it a great adjustment for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

Bayview Elementary....I had the same experience regarding award ceremonies. I wasn't able to attend because the teacher did not communicate them until the night before and we weren't told by the school in a timely manner. I am hoping this is better this year as we love everything else about the school. If not we are going to look into a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

Bayview Elementaray....I too hope that there is better communication this year. This is not a strong suit of this school. Award ceremonies are planned weeks in advance.....the parents should know the date weeks in advance also to make arrangements to attend. These are very important events in the eyes of the child. On another note the PTA is wonderful and the events they and the school coordinate such as dances, etc. are wonderful and very well organized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2013

I am the assistant principal at this school. Our school has a family atmosphere and we believe in providing an academically rigorous education. I am sorry that a parent felt we did not promptly return a phone call. If anyone has a question, comment or concern, the princial and I are ALWAYS available. Please contact the administration if you ever feel that your concerns are being neglected. Our phone number is 757-531-3030.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 8, 2013

My daughter has attended school at Bay View Elementary as a first grader this year. Her teacher has been wonderful but the school has not impressed me one bit. The school is irresponsible about communicating events and what is going on with your child unless it is PTA fundraising related. I've called and left a gentle message twice asking why I'm not given more than a two day notice to attend my daughter's award ceremony so that I can take off from work. I have not even received a call back to explain, let alone to help me find a solution so I can be there to support my daughter without getting in trouble with my job. I do, however, receive many phone calls to remind me of when the fundraisers are due weeks in advance and periodically in between. The playground is disgraceful, my daughter gets to play outside on average 3 times total per week yet is constantly preparing for SOL testing she will be taking next year, and they will be taking their first and only field trip on the second to last week of school. I know that little kids need to be outside and parents should be able to be there to support their children's achievements and so far Bay View has been neglectful of both.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2012

My son and I both LOVE Bay View and the staff. Any time I had a concern, it was answered promptly and handled if necessary. We are really going to miss Bay View when we move!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2009

I have two children that currently attend Bayview and I feel that there is an extreme lack of communication between the teachers and the parents. I have written numerous notes to both teachers requesting information regarding grades, events, etc. and have never received information in return. My daughter is in Kindergarten and she is not being challenged in the least. I made a request for her to be placed in a 1st grade reading program and never heard a word back. The only response that I got was that the computers would adjust to her reading level. I would like to see more information sent home with the kids about what they will be doing in the upcoming weeks. Spelling words, Upcoming Tests, etc. It would be very helpful to know when we need to help our children study!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2008

Both of my children attend this school. We love it. The teachers are great with the kids and are always helpful in anyway possible. The kids enhoy going to school and are involved in many activities. I would recommend this school to any family in Norfolk
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2008

I have a daughter that is in 1st grade here and my son graduated last summer after having been there since he was in Pre-K. I attended this school as a child too! I can't say enough good things about the teachers and staff here. They are always available and always a pleasure to talk to. The curriculum is rigourous, but not outrageous. The community of parents and grandparents gives the school a family feel that I appreciate so much. I look forward to my daughter's remaining 4 years there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2006

Three of our four children started Bayview in January of 2006. Our family is very pleased with Bayview. There is a reasonable amount of homework provided and extra help is given by the school when a student is encountering difficulties. The teachers are very encouraging and we love the emphasis the school places on Math (First in Math) and English/Reading (AR program). Many parents walk to school with their children and wait for them at the end of this day and this gives my wife and I a sense of community and opportunities to meet other parents. Our biggest complaint with the school is our children get a substitute teacher more often than we wpould like (mostly to fill in for teachers at meetings or conferences). We look forward to returing to Bayview in the fall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2005

This school is like an extended family. Everyone takes great pride in this school. Overall, my kids had positive experiences. The only negative side to this school and schools in Virginia across the board is the amount of stress they put on the children regarding testing for the SOLs and the amount of homework was excessive. Many parents voiced their concerns about the many hours of homework handed out daily to our children. My children were among the 'high achievers' cluster and most of the class was required to attend a 'stress management' counseling session in the guidance office. My kids are smart but generally don't stress about school or tests. They've attended several other schools and have never needed counseling for stress before or since. I feel this was a result of one teacher who put the kids on pins and needles about the SOL tests.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2005

My son had a wonderful 2 years at bayview. His grades went up , Sol tests were high and the teachers went the extra mile to help him out
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2005

My daughter just finished her first year at Bayview, and I was mostly impressed with the staff and the school. The Kindergarten program is very good, as long as you are a parent that takes an interest in your child. I found that the kids that had parents that were involved and helped with homework and read to their kids, did well. The others did not do so well. I really believe that school is a collaborative effort and if parents and teachers work together, Bayview can accomplish great things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2005

I can tell you all three of my kids went to this school. I am excited about the music programs they do such a wonderful job with the strings programs. We do have problems with teachers not taking into account the ADD problems with the students. There is also to many problems with parents hanging out all day at the school pretending they are helping when in essence they are only looking for their own child to earn higher marks or get special attention. It's not fair to the other students whose parents don't have the luxury to hang out all day when they have to work and provide the necessities for their family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2004

My child is in the 2nd year in this school. The school for the most part is a good school but it lacks educated teachers for those childern with ADD/ADHD and the staff need to follow through when tools are implemanted to help the child so that the child feels equal and not inferior [and]so that you can also feel that they are really helping not just brushing you off because of your child's learing disability. It must brush up on educating the teachers on how to work with children with special needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2004

My daughter is in her 2nd year at Bayview. She has been diagnosed with ADD. We feel that her teacher isn't working with her in the aspects of what the counselor suggested at our meetings and she is still falling behind. I believe they need more teachers that can deal with this type of disability so the student can reach his/her goals and not be retained so as they will have to repeat a year. Other than that I think BayView is a good school all around and I hope that someday soon they'll get the funds for tutors as most parents cannot afford private help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2004

I have enjoyed my years teaching at Bay View. Though a large school, it has the ability to make everyone feel important. Our goal is to provide a quality education for everyone, and I feel we have consistant success stories, and are continually evaluating ourselves and our teaching, and then adapting it to meet the needs of the individual students. We have a dedicated staff, that is ensuring our school is 'World Class', and that it stays that way!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 5, 2003

This school is not for kids with disabilities. The staff is uneducated in all aspects of special education with regards to ADD or ADHD. No programs, no help, and uncooperative faculty and staff.
—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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%
History and Social Science

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
English: Writing

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

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

All Students68%
Female students74%
Male students63%
Black students42%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English68%

Math

All Students50%
Female students50%
Male students50%
Black students27%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students61%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English52%

Science

All Students76%
Female students78%
Male students73%
Black students46%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities81%
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 Students68%
Female students67%
Male students70%
Black students62%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial60%
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%

Math

All Students82%
Female students84%
Male students80%
Black students79%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial80%
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%
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 Students73%
Female students79%
Male students69%
Black students46%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%

English: Writing

All Students73%
Female students79%
Male students69%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%

Math

All Students70%
Female students76%
Male students66%
Black students39%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English70%

Science

All Students84%
Female students83%
Male students84%
Black students56%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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

  • 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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1434 Bay View Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23503
Phone: (757) 531-3030

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