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Willard Model Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 654 students

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Posted May 14, 2012

My oldest child has attended Willard since Kindergarten, and is a current fifth grader. We love this school, and feel like it is a family-friendly atmosphere. The PTA is doing so much for the children, and the teachers and staff are truly caring. I am considering private school for middle school, but will keep my younger children in this wonderful NPS school until then.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2008

The school has a warmth to it the minute you walk in. It is a great place for children to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2008

This is one of the Best schools in my area, the staff has an excellent dedication to it's students and their families for parental and family envolvement. My daughter loves it and her 'special teacher' as she states.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2006

I have 2 children at this school and this is the best school I have had my children in keep up the good work
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2006

It is there special needs iep programe that is top notch!!!! mr. Baxendel saves lifes. teachers rate 100%you go mr. Bax! marie haskell
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2004

Willard is a wonderful school. They truly believe in excelling and do provide extra help for students who are behind. Most parents that complain are the ones who never take time to help their child and rely on the school systme to do everything. I would recommend Willard to anyone living in the area. There is diversity amongst the faculty, staff, and students.
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Posted May 20, 2004

I have had two daughters at Willard for a combined total of 12 years, and, for the most part, have been pleased. My older daughter had 3 perfect scores on her 5th grade SOL tests and is now completing 6th grade and has never made anything but A's. My younger daughter also is making mostly straight A's, and has had good experiences at Willard. My children are in the minority at Willard, and I see no signs of discrimination toward them or other minorities. Both daughters have had some excellent teachers and some average ones, but, overall, our experiences have been good. They have also had good opportunities for extra-curricular activities, such as athletics, art, drama, dance and leadership development.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

There is alot of undercover discrimination at Willard Model School. The best teacher in the whole school and other parents will agree is the PE Teacher Mike Smith. He actually cares about the childrens overall well being. This school gives extra help to the students who are already doing well or if the students family his financially well off. This was the worst school my cildren ever attended. It really hurt their self esteem. Thank God they have a strong family!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
92%
History and Social Science

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
84%

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 73% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
English: Writing

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
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 students79%
Male students56%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English68%

Math

All Students55%
Female students63%
Male students47%
Black students51%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students46%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English57%

Science

All Students72%
Female students78%
Male students67%
Black students70%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%
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 Students62%
Female students61%
Male students62%
Black students47%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English61%

Math

All Students65%
Female students69%
Male students61%
Black students54%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities72%
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 Students53%
Female students60%
Male students43%
Black students45%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English51%

English: Writing

All Students46%
Female students58%
Male students31%
Black students42%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students64%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English46%

Math

All Students48%
Female students52%
Male students43%
Black students44%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students64%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English48%

Science

All Students70%
Female students70%
Male students69%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English68%
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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