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Red Hill Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 173 students

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Posted June 2, 2013

Red Hill is an outstanding, dynamic, supportive and friendly school. As one of the smallest elementary schools in the county, it enjoys a wonderful family atmosphere where all the teachers know each and every child. While it draws a fair portion of its students from a lower socioeconomic group than other county schools, it has no impact on the opportunities for high performing students. In addition, the teachers, curriculum, and student engagement rival the best elementary schools in the county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2011

This is truly a fabulous school, don't let the "great schools rating" fool you. My two children attended here for two years and had a great time. The teachers are top-notch, the principal outstanding, and the staff friendly and helpful. The class sizes are very small and both of my kids thrived academically. The only thing that was ever an issue was funding for special services (in our case one of my kids needed speech therapy and I had to seek help outside of the school). I honestly believe that this, however, was not so much a reflection on the school as it was the school district and available funding. I would highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

I am beyond pleased with this school. The class sizes are very small and intimate, and the teachers and principle all take on an active role not just in the school, but in the entire community. It's great to have such a close knit family for a child to grow up and thrive with. Unfortunately, the county is debating shutting down this school with their feeder plan and ruining all of it's goodness by combining it and losing our children in a larger school. I'm praying that this has no opportunity to take place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2008

This is a great school. The principal is energetic and is constantly striving to improve the school. The teachers are approachable and experienced. It is a small school and many of the classes are smaller than the average teacher-student ratio for the county. It seems that the school is constantly trying to make parents feel comfortable at school and to inform them about their child's activities. There are a number of activities children can choose to participate in after school at this point (depending on finding people willing to lead these groups)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2006

This school is located in a beautiful setting out in the country. The building is old and the staff is not very creative with the halls, but it is safe and clean. The school has a new principal. He has already made positive changes with the behavior problems previously experienced in the classrooms. (At one point in previous years, I felt the teachers spent more time addressing behavioral issues than they actually instructed.)The new principal stresses character and has been activily pursuing enrichment activities outside of the classroom. Half the teachers are average, while the other half are exceptional educators. There are a handful of parent volunteers who organize fundraising activities that fund a variety of educational guests and events, but not many volunteers in the school on a daily basis(maybe 4 or 5 dedicated volunteers every year).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2006

Red Hill Elementary has a supportive atmosphere with an unusually high level of parent involvement and dedication. The small size enables the teachers and administration to provide one-on-one guidance for the students. There are many extracurricular activities, film nights, math nights, field trips, and programs. I cannot say enough about how I pleased I am with Red Hill Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2005

I disagree with the previous poster. The school is small, and the building is not new but is being added on to this summer and remodeled. The small size allows the teachers to recognize and be familiar with all of the kids, not just their own class. The principal provides good leadership, they focus on life lessons as a major part of the curriculum (honesty, respect, integrity, etc.). They have great teachers, a good blend of seniority and new ideas, and a wonderful feeling of community. In addition, their standardized test scores are among the highest in the county, and the teacher/student ratio is the best in the county. They offer spanish, music, art and a wonderful guidance program. Overall, it is an excellent school and a sought-after school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2005

This school is small and old and does not receive much attention from the county. too many children here have behavoral problems (mostly the boys). The staffing is not so great. It appears that many teachers struggle to maintain discipline in the classroom which ultimately affects the learning environment.
—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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
94%
History and Social Science

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

18 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
84%
English: Writing

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

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students48%
Female students60%
Male students41%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students52%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English52%

Math

All Students41%
Female students30%
Male students47%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students43%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities42%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English44%

Science

All Students72%
Female students70%
Male students73%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%
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 students60%
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students64%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English62%

Math

All Students81%
Female students87%
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%
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 Students63%
Female students73%
Male students54%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students64%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%

English: Writing

All Students46%
Female students58%
Male students38%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students50%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English46%

Math

All Students32%
Female students36%
Male students29%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students33%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities37%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English32%

Science

All Students52%
Female students50%
Male students53%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students55%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
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 "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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3901 Red Hill School Road
North Garden, VA 22959
Phone: (434) 293-5332

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