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Matoaca Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 455 students

 

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Posted April 19, 2014

Matoaca Elementary is the best keep secret in the Chesterfield county with great students, parents, teachers and administrators. The support staff is amazing too. From the moment you enter the hallway there is a warm inviting feeling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2013

Absolutely the best elementary school in the Virginia! This is my third generation of students to attend Matoaca Elementary School. I thank the teachers and staff for providing such a great learning and nurturing atmosphere for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2013

I have 2 sons in this school and I am very pleased with Matoaca. They do so much for the kids and really pour their hearts into them. We have a new principal and assistant principal this year and so far they seem like the perfect fit for our community. Very approachable and warm.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2009

I have 2 sons at matoaca elementary the staff and teachers are great my oldest son had somr problems last year and the asst.Principal and principal have been great always keep in touch and always return calls.I hope middle school and high school will have the wonderful teachers and staff.A++++++
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2008

The office staff is unpleasant. The principal, vice principal and counselor say what they need to please the parents, however, they don't seem to follow through with their committments. The teaching staff is excellent. The community is great. Very please with the school itself. The bus driver are da bomb!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2007

My son attends Matoaca Elementary School. He has a wonderful teacher, but with the student/teacher ratio she has a very hard time keeping up. There are 2 kindergarden classes in one room. I am up there alot, it is really loud and hard for my son to concentrate. The princpal this year has done away with the newsletter. Real bummer. It really kept me updated on what was going on with the school. The teachers are very nice, parents supportive. Vice Prinicpal is the best. Wish I saw more of the principal. Matoaca is a wonderful place to raise a family. If we had another kindergarden teacher and the rooms were seperated, I would say it is the perfect school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2007

The school and teachers are top notch. Love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2007

This is more than a school it is an extended family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2005

Matoaca is Chesterfield's best kept secret! You could'nt ask for a better public school. The teachers are very dedicated to their students and the parents are very supportive of the school. We are a GREAT TEAM! Just check the SOL scores, we work very hard and have achieved alot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2004

The teachers at this school are awesome! They are very dedicated to our children. There is a great deal of parent volunteers.
—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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
History and Social Science

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%

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 70% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
92%

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

The state average for English: Reading was 73% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
English: Writing

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students65%
Female students80%
Male students50%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English66%

Math

All Students68%
Female students74%
Male students62%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%

Science

All Students77%
Female students83%
Male students70%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%
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 Students67%
Female students74%
Male students63%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students65%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%

Math

All Students69%
Female students68%
Male students69%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students65%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%
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 Students65%
Female students74%
Male students59%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English65%

English: Writing

All Students61%
Female students79%
Male students46%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students63%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English61%

Math

All Students44%
Female students54%
Male students36%
Black students41%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students46%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English44%

Science

All Students64%
Female students66%
Male students63%
Black students46%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English64%
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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School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Debbie Wessel

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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