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Orange Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 645 students

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Posted June 12, 2014

My son attended OES for K-2nd grade. He was in the GT program and as a result of his abilities, he was targeted by a group of kids in his class and picked on constantly. We brought this issue up numerous times to the teachers and administrators with no results. I followed up in writing, with no response. Only when my son began having seizures and acting out by having tantrums did they start contacting us about our child being a "problem". We withdrew him from the school and the administrators begged us for another chance - they would move students to other classes, they would work with us, please don't homeschool, etc. It was too little, too late. We homeschooled our son and sent our other child to a private kindergarten. We will not send either of them back ot this school. My son's 2nd grade teacher ended up quitting and is homeschooling ALL of her own children now - which should tell you something about the school system. Terrible experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

My son attends Orange Elementary and I am just really thrilled with the level of education he is receiving there. The teachers are excellent and the administrative staff (including the Principal and Asst Principal) take special care to know each and every child that attends the school. They offer programs for children at all academic levels and provide many extracurricular activities for all grades. It is a safe and secure school and I am pleased with the procedures they have in place to keep it that way. It is a wonderful school in a small town and I believe it has been beneficial for my son this far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2013

This is our first year at this school and we are very pleased with Orange Elementary. The facilities are modern and well maintained. The administration and staff have been very welcoming and helpful, as well as responsive to parent concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2011

After some horrible experiences with public schools in other parts of the country, it becomes very clear just how great OES is. The curriculum is great-and I think that OES really focuses on bringing out the most in every child, and are willing to take them as far as they can go. While there is always room for improvement, I give 5 stars because I have witnessed teaches and faculty striving to do the most they can for each student.
—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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
History and Social Science

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
English: Writing

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students76%
Female students79%
Male students72%
Black students71%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Math

All Students55%
Female students56%
Male students54%
Black students38%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students62%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English55%

Science

All Students90%
Female students93%
Male students87%
Black students86%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%
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 Students74%
Female students74%
Male students73%
Black students47%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%

Math

All Students84%
Female students87%
Male students81%
Black students74%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
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

English: Reading

All Students76%
Female students72%
Male students79%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

English: Writing

All Students74%
Female students74%
Male students73%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Math

All Students82%
Female students79%
Male students85%
Black students75%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

Science

All Students93%
Female students93%
Male students92%
Black students78%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
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

  • 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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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Judy Anderson

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Standards-based
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Reading specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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230 Montevista Avenue
Orange, VA 22960
Phone: (540) 661-4450

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