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Hodges Manor Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 558 students

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Posted April 28, 2014

I like that the school is fully accredited and that my daughter enjoys going to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2009

I love this school. My children went to Olive Branch prior to Hodges Manor. The zones keep changing, Simonsdale before OB. My child is truly a high achiever since she transferred. It is true about notification of activities. But I see what has happened to my child academically, and that is my determining factor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2006

Out of 300 plus students, only 30 parents show up for PTA. Many because the poor or lack of communication between the school administration and parents. The day before events a note is sent home. Not enough time to allow parents to make arrangements. While the school has gone through renovations, I still dread going there for anything. The principal is in her own world. As stated before, she is too buddy buddy as opposed to BOSS. She does not back her teachers. If the teacher has issues it is because they are not doing their job. The teachers cannot be totally honest with parenets because of the fear of getting reprimanded. There is something wrong with that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2006

I have a lot of experience with other school systems and I would have to honestly say, this school needs a lot of work'! Mainly with leadership, most teachers are trying but many need more guidance. In my previous experience with schools the principle is a mediator and ensures the best is done for the child. Even, if this included reminding the teacher of there requirements. At this school the principle seems as if she is friends with the teachers and not their boss! The teaching practices also, leave alot to be desired. I believe the parents/people that leave good comments may not know better if they have not experienced other school systems and or states. I am looking forward to leaving this school and please take this warning serious if you are looking to move here. I was warned!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2006

The teacher's credentials at this school are not acceptable. My childs teacher is not certified and seems to be inexperienced. The principle backs this decision which, is sad for the children. I also, have a child with allergies to foods. I advised the school/cafeteria with doctor notification. It's mid year they still make errors of foods offered. When a young child is smarter than the school and reminds the school, you know there is a problem The school lacks skills in leadership, teaching, parent involvement, and guidance. Portsmouth board of education needs a wake up call on this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2005

While I don't agree that the school is as great as has been portrayed, I dont believe that it is as bad as has been mentioned. For the most part the teachers and the pricipal truly care about the children and they are making efforts to bring the school up to par. Given all of this, the school is still performing below the state standards in the SOLs. This past school year there were significant behavior problems in my child's classroom. Things are getting better, but they are by no means perfect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2005

When I attended Hodges Manor it was probably the worst school in the city. The roof always leaked and there was never any A.C. But 5 years later the principal is wonderful, the teachers, even though fed up sometimes are as nice as can be and there are a bunch improvements being made. The school is really good, but the bad name it was given a few years ago just cant seem to be shaken off. People still think it is horrible when it isn't, they just need to check it out first.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 25, 2005

I am very happy with the school and the staff. This is the 7th school I've worked with and this is by far the best. This is the only one to make sure students have towelet paper and soap in the restrooms. All 7 of the other schools did not. Every teacher my daughter has always help me and helps me to get help for my child when needed. Everyone is nice and has a smile on their face. Most of all I like the fact that the Principal is always in the hall in the morning and in the lunch room. She knows the kids and really shows that she cares.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2005

In response to the bad reviews of Hodges Manor Elementary School,it is a wonderful school with some of the best teachers around.All children are not so fortunate to have the type of discipline we all call appropiate behavior, thats why the teachers at that school are mother, father, sister and brother. If the school is so bad, pull your child out, otherwise stop critizing and turn a negative into a positive. Come up with strategies to help curve the discipline problem if it is that bad. The discipline starts at home not at the school.All of the teachers are state certified in their field, 'are you'.The quality of education is in line with the division. The parental involvement is fair, but we all work for a living. The main focus is on academics,but their are availability resources for all students.And lastly, the PRINCIPAL is a nice person.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2004

The discipline in this school or should I say the lack there of leaves a lot to be desired. the parents are uninvolved and and the teachers are fed up. The children that want to learn can't because of those that act up, and the teacher that want to teacher get no back up. The principal is a joke. Please help this school, its giving the neighborhood a bad name.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted February 15, 2004

They have a roof that leaks. The teachers don't seem to know what they are doing. Children cannot use the restroom when they need to. The only parents that come to PTA would be if their children is in a program. People are always walking into the school without being checked.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
88%
History and Social Science

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
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

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
94%
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

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
86%
English: Writing

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%
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 74% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 86% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students81%
Female students90%
Male students73%
Black students85%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

Math

All Students75%
Female students80%
Male students69%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Science

All Students88%
Female students95%
Male students81%
Black students87%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%
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 Students75%
Female students79%
Male students72%
Black students74%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Math

All Students89%
Female students88%
Male students90%
Black students91%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%
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 students79%
Male students67%
Black students69%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%

English: Writing

All Students51%
Female students56%
Male students44%
Black students46%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students64%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English51%

Math

All Students82%
Female students93%
Male students67%
Black students75%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

Science

All Students80%
Female students85%
Male students74%
Black students72%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%
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 students57%
Male students76%
Black students62%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English66%

Math

All Students79%
Female students74%
Male students85%
Black students71%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 76% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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  • Ms. Faye S. Felton

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1201 Cherokee Rd
Portsmouth, VA 23701
Phone: (757) 465-2921

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