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Mary Calcott Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 485 students

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Posted May 10, 2014

My daughter has attended Mary Calcott for 2 years, and we love it. Her teachers are very encouraging, and willing to work with us if she falls behind or needs extra work. We are a military family, and they were so helpful during her 1st grade year when her dad was deployed. Nurturing when needed, and firm when needed as well. We recently changed principals, and I have had no problems with the new leadership. They are dedicated to making school fun while fulfilling SOL requirements. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2013

Mary Calcott is a wonderful school. The PTA is also very active and I would encourage you to also be an active part of the school. This interaction between caring teachers and parents is vital to the schools success and one of the many reasons that children do well here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2011

I've heard nothing but great things about this school so when my kids go this fall i will be more then happy ; )
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2011

Our daughter was truly blessed w/the teachers at Calcott; they took the time to work w/her, her ADHD and us. Even w/her ADHD, our daughter has excellent grades and is also in the Gifted Program. The teachers seem to be truly invested in the children and try to work as a team w/parents. THIS IS A GREAT SCHOOL! To have a great school parents need to be actively involved, I'm a working mom, but still make time to visit my daughter's school, I go to PTA meetings (yes, I work all day, but the meetings only take an 1hr of my time and it shows the school and my child that I care). I check my daughter s grades daily and not wait until I get a weekly or quarterly report to see if she is struggling. If my child is struggling, I ask questions to the teacher, staff, other parents, and do my own research so I can help my child better and I may have to work w/my child to (I don t mind). To parents who want to complain about a good school: When was the last time you attended a PTA meeting? When was the last time you read to or read w/your child? Have you done your own research to help your child? Have you asked the teacher what can YOU do to help your child?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2011

The teachers and principal do not accomodate children that make no progress as each quarter passes. My child is not the only one being left to fail. When you have children that get extra help in a reading group with only five or so children how is it that the school doesnt try something different when at least two of the children(that I know of) are still receiving Es? And NO our children dont need/have IEPs or 504s. If the extra reading class is not working then why not try another approach?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2011

Mary Calcott is the best school in Norfolk and maybe even Virginia! The teachers and principal are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2010

I just have my Kids here.And they love the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

I am very pleased with the school. My children just looooove Mary Calcot Elementary.Alisa,Luther,and Amy
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2005

This is a wonderful school. My son's first year has been very rewarding. I am really excited about next year when my daughter can go! They offer different programs from music, art, swimming, etc. The teachers are truely wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2004

This is a wonderful school where you as well as your child will feel like part of a family. From the cleaning staff all the way up to the principal your child will have many mentors to help them with acedemics as well as social skills. Calcott kids don't just learn they thrive!
—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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
History and Social Science

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
English: Writing

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students84%
Female students82%
Male students85%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

Math

All Students73%
Female students73%
Male students74%
Black students36%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%

Science

All Students92%
Female students87%
Male students96%
Black students79%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities83%
Students without disabilities95%
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 Students81%
Female students78%
Male students84%
Black students61%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

Math

All Students72%
Female students66%
Male students81%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%
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 Students82%
Female students88%
Male students76%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

English: Writing

All Students77%
Female students79%
Male students75%
Black students71%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

Math

All Students76%
Female students76%
Male students76%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Science

All Students88%
Female students88%
Male students88%
Black students75%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%
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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137 Westmont Ave
Norfolk, VA 23503
Phone: (757) 531-3039

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