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Park View Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 639 students

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Posted March 18, 2014

My daugther is now in 4th grade. I had problem with this school from she was in the 3rd grade. By child seem to behind on her grade level. i ask for her to be tested for special education last year when she was in the 3rd grade . The first week of the 4th grade her teacher call stating my child didnt know what book the class was using at the time of an assessment and i ask her did she show her and her rely was she told the class the first day of school. The teacher didn't care and to me its like she not trying to help with my child. My daughter behavior has change and all the teacher would do is send her to the principal and they would suspension her . i ask for her to be move to an other class and they would not let her saying it got to be a good reason for her to be move. i have to pay for tutor casue she is not learning anything in class. They are not teaching sceince and no letter was giving to me stating they would not be teaching sceince . the reading teach as not be to help the kids in weeks. i put my daughter in counseling now but the school is not working with me and helping with my childs education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2013

My son is in first grade and has gone here since Kindergarten. I have been very impressed with the dedication and professionalism of staff. My son loves it! He is learning so much. Despite the negative reviews, I definitely urge you to give this public school a chance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2013

I would rate this schools with one star, but I had to for it to post...their should NEGATIVE stars available. HORRIBLE school they are unfriendly in the office, staff is uncaring when your child needs help and the classes are OVER CROWDED with horrible age range. My child in kindergarten was BOARD and when family problems came into play right before school ended they could have careless about their TOP student. When my child behavior which started off as being stubborn and shutting down turned into much more because the teacher would call mom and dad to pick up. So my child learned to manipulate the situation to get what he wanted and that was outta that TERRIBLE PLACE. This resulted in not ONE, but TWO suspension right in the final months of school. There was NO BEHAVIOR issues ever before. I begged from the second issues started for my child to speak with a counselor, but they were too busy with SOLS. When finally they allowed him to see her it was too late and she couldn't get him to talk. Really?!?! I mean how hard is it to get a 6 year old to chat? Hello the sky is blue and the grass is green. So upsetting and DEVASTATING to my child's success with school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2013

This school gets no stars from me...there the worst school I ever came across...staff and teachers don't seen to care about the students...principal doesn't seen to care, takes forever responding to conferences...my child will not return back there next school year...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2012

My daughter stated at Parkview in Kidergarten from day one we had nothing but promlems she wasn't allowed to use the restroom and the teacher didn't want to respond to our repeated request for a conference. so i eventually taught her myself. the next year in first grade she did not get her meds as prescribed by her doc. Only after me going up there and fussing did she get her meds when needed. the principal and most of the staff don't seem to care about the students. the school basically gives the students grades to get rid of them. Overall this school is the worst i have ever had to deal with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2010

My daughter started Park View Elementary in Pre-K and is now in 3rd grade. This school was good for Pre-K, a preschool environment. I would not at all recommend it after Pre-K, most teachers lack to teach quality lessons and seem to not care about the student's well being. The student's seem to try hard, but only to be slapped in the face with failing grades, because of lack of proficient instructional time to meet student's needs. The children are being passed along, without even getting the basic skills. My daughter was there way to long, only because it was convenient, we had just gotten too comfortable. As of now I can fianlly say I have taken the next step to transfer my daughter and we haven't looked back or missed anything at Park View Elementary, good writtens!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2009

My daughter is in Kindergarten, which is a combination class with pre-K. The class is too big, although there is an assistant, and she is constantly complaining how bored she is at school (except for the days she has music and art classes). I think they need to reconsider the size of the school--almost 800 in an urban elementary is too big--and return to pre-2009 zoning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

It is still early in the year, however everyone see,s to be off to a great start.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2007

I like the curriculum VERY Much,and that is about it. What really bothers me is the inconsistency. From what I have witnessed, the kids run the school. The authority is failing! They need more structure and people who enforce the rules. ALL of the rules, and for everyone, not just for those children who's parents really care and make an effort to abide. I give them an A in curriculum, but an D in handling of children and occurrences. They need to work on their lunch program also. I really like the classes, and the expectations of the students.
—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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
69%
History and Social Science

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
87%

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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%
English: Writing

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
71%

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

All Students53%
Female students52%
Male students54%
Black students51%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English53%

Math

All Students51%
Female students43%
Male students56%
Black students46%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English51%

Science

All Students74%
Female students68%
Male students77%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%
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 Students64%
Female students67%
Male students60%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English64%

Math

All Students76%
Female students74%
Male students79%
Black students71%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%
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 Students70%
Female students71%
Male students68%
Black students72%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English70%

English: Writing

All Students65%
Female students61%
Male students68%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English65%

Math

All Students59%
Female students62%
Male students58%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English59%

Science

All Students64%
Female students54%
Male students74%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities68%
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

English: Reading

All Students64%
Female students69%
Male students55%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English64%

Math

All Students80%
Female students79%
Male students81%
Black students79%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
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

  • 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 "Accredited with Warning".

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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/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.

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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