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James Monroe Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 460 students

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Posted September 27, 2012

I am in absolute awe on how this school is coming along. Our family has been a part of the community for 3 years. At first were not comfortable due to the fact that this was an up and coming school. But, after being there for almost 3 years, I have no regrets on bringing them to James Monroe. They have an all star staff! Their School Counselor is amazing and the communication is awesome. I am a Very Proud Parent and will represent this school to my fullest ability. I encourage diversity, and this school encouraging that as well. Both hands up. My children LOVE going to school and are very comfortable here. I am especially like how the community is involved that is a huge plus. They really put in perspective, that its takes parents to have a child but a village to raise them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2011

my children have been attending james monroe since 1st grade my son is going to 5th grade and my daughter will be going to blair. we have had a wonderful learning experience and i look forward to my 3 year old attending their pre k program this upcomming year
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2004

My son is a student at Monroe Elementary School. The leadership in the school is outstanding. Teachers and staff believe that all students can learn and they make it their top priority. As a parent I have always felt welcomed and look forward to my next visit.
—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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
83%
History and Social Science

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
75%
English: Writing

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students66%
Female students64%
Male students68%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English65%

Math

All Students59%
Female students57%
Male students63%
Black students57%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English58%

Science

All Students66%
Female students67%
Male students65%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English65%
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 Students49%
Female students65%
Male students41%
Black students51%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English49%

Math

All Students49%
Female students65%
Male students41%
Black students52%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English49%
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 Students55%
Female students56%
Male students54%
Black students55%
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 disabilities65%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English55%

English: Writing

All Students57%
Female students59%
Male students54%
Black students56%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English57%

Math

All Students55%
Female students53%
Male students58%
Black students53%
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 disabilities62%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English55%

Science

All Students65%
Female students69%
Male students60%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English65%
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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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Cassandra Duke-washington
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Montessori
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Foreign languages taught
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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520 W 29th St
Norfolk, VA 23508
Phone: (757) 628-3500

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