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Victory Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 567 students

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Posted October 22, 2014

If I could give it NO STARS I would! Had to pull my son out after just a few months. Horrible teachers, horrible staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2014

Victory Elementary is the worst school my children have ever attended! The teachers talk bad to the kids telling them to "shut their mouthes" asking if they understand English. And the principle and assistant principle don't do anything about the bullying issue at this school. The kids are talked down to and noe ofte teachrs care abut them or their education, they keep demanding kids be medicated if they have a little to much energy or are bored and very advanced. This school is just a sick place to be, they have had issues with head lice and bed bugs! If you don't have to, DONT send your kids here!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2014

While I agree with some of the previous comments, the new leadership is 100% better than the previous one. The old leadership(principal) bullied teachers, staff and talked down to parents.....The school could be better but it''s much better now that the BULLY is gone!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 23, 2014

This may be the worst school on the planet. I do however adore one of the Kindergarten teachers. All I have to say is that Mrs. Angela Flowers is a complete failure to these students. When my son was threatened with his life this women was no where to be found. Her assistant principle is a complete airhead and blows stuff off as kids will be kids. I might also add that the office staff is so rude and I can't believe they are allowed to work with the general public. I have never felt so uncomfortable as I do in this school. I can not believe that the Military gives this school any funding. It is also a disgrace that the reason there is no communication between parents and teachers is because they claim to have no funding for paper to give to their staff. They also have no reading program for advanced children. Every person living within this area should petition to get The administration and office staff removed from Victory Elementary so they can stop failing their teachers and most importantly our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2013

My children have gone to this school since it opened. It's on its second principal and while some things have gotten better, others either remain the same or have gotten worse. For example: the office staff are bluntly rude and disrespectful to parents. The math teacher must have changed because now my kids tell me that they don't get help when they ask for it or they get yelled at for disrupting the class because they need a little help. They're also told that this teachers previous classes already know this material so they should already know it. And no assistance is given. I am currently looking for a private school for my kids to attend next year. Guess what Mrs. Flowers, that means your school will not get the governments money for a military child as well as the money for just being zoned for your school. Perhaps you should look into protecting either the parents or the teachers instead of throwing both under the buss daily. Our kids get frustration at school from teachers, attitude from office staff and frustration at home because we don't teach our kids the "new methods" for doing things and then they are wrong at school - even if the answer was correct. Bad. Just bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2013

My daughter started attending this school of September of 2012. We are stationed in the area and zoned for Victory. My daughters original math teacher was a completely useless. My daughter has always struggled with math and when we went on vacation recently I did not wnat her to fall behind. Her teacher brushed off my concerns saying that she was good at math scoring a 70 on the benchmark (really, that's good?). Another occasion my daughter came home telling me about her teachers personal issues. Kids in your class do not need to know your business. I'm so ready to transfer in order for my kids to get a better education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2011

My son is currently enrolled in the 5th grade. He has not had any problems during this school year although he had behavioral problems in other schools. The teachers have really worked with him and he discovered his love for math and science. He has been aiming to get straight "A"s. He loves his teachers and did not want to transfer when we were in discussion about moving. I have found that the principal helps to provide a warm culture by greeting you when you enter the building and answering questions of concern.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2011

My grandson has had nothing but troulbe from this school. His dad is in the Navy and we have tried everything to help him in school. The staff state they will follow plans but they don't. We have even been to counselors and had them help develop a plan they don't follow in the least. We try to be involved and get rejected at each opportunity. My grandson has a target on his back and all the students there know it, and harass him terribly.


Posted September 6, 2010

Administrators are awful. Bullying is a daily issue. Teachers are there just for a job! Commuincation, is non exsistant. They blame everyone else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2010

This school is horrible. My son was there for 6 months before I finally pulled him out of kindergarten. Classes were severly overcroweded. There were 35 kids in my sons class. The teacher seemed nice enough, but how could she teach anything with 35- 5 year olds. Her assistant was mean and constantly complaining about everything. The front office was rude and didn't care and even seemed aggrivated when you came in to sign out your child because you interrupted their conversation. The pricipal is the worse. She tries to give a good appearance of having her stuff together, but in reality I think she is unqualified. Moral is very low. I moved my son to a private school. His grades and self-esteem have improved. He loves his new school and everytime we pass Victory, he says "please don't take me back there".
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

With being in agreement with all the other comments. I must say at this very hour and moment I am so dissatisfied with Victory. The question is what are the children learning?? Where are the government dollars going to?? We are stationed here in Portsmouth so Victory is our zoned school, Why?? Brighton is right down the street. My children are being taught below level. And coming from two other advanced schools it makes you feel displeased. The communication with some of the staff is horrible. It is disorganized, there are no extra curriculum activities for the children during or after school. I'm hoping to some way some how change schools next year. I hope that the school gets better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

I'm truly concerned with this school! I agree with everyone's comments besides the one who said the school was good....We right now are looking into home schooling our kids due to this lack luster school. Plus no other school are taking Zone change requests....it is funny cause my house is closer to Brighton then Victory....the school should probably be renamed Defeat....the faculty and worst of all the children are not benefiting at this school at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2009

What an awful place for a child to be in. My childs teacher was not helpful at all as I watched her struggle with the material and concepts. I had problems with the principal and staff and worked to have my child change teachers. The principal ignored phone calls from me and refused to listen to my complaints. She seemed to be in her own world. I am very unhappy with the quality of my daughter's education. The class size is large and there are problems with behaviors from other students that don't seem to get addresses. Next year I'm moving my child to a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2009

I recently had the pleasure of meeting some of the staff at victory and i must say it was not very pleasent. My family just moved and unfortunately this is their zoned school (which i dont understand when brighton is up the street). My kids come from john tyler and it is the best. So maybe, with help from concerned parents such as myself, this school will do much better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2008

I agree with both of these reviews. As a parent of a K5 student I am very conserned about the foundation this school is building for him. He has been there for a month and already I am looking into private schools in the area, if paying for a good education is what this has come to then so be it. Children need to know how to act in school and learn also. The fact they don't provide them with computers (which he had in Preschool) says alot to me. I don't like this school or the response i get from his teacher (which is nothing). Parent and Teachers are suppose to work together to build the childrens future. Victory just doesn't care. The office staff is nice but very unhelpful and spiteful if things go wrong when it is there fault. Look into all options before sending your child..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2008

As a teacher at the school, I agree with the last guy. I've taught in multiple schools over the last 7 years and this is by far the worst school I've ever been associated with. The entire school philosophy is about looking good and not about the kids at all. Classes are oversized, faculty is understaffed, and resources are not available. That parent is right. The principal talks down to everyone: students, faculty, and parents. There is no discipline system and the principal thinks it's the greatest place ever. The faculty is not even given a chance to do their jobs. I'm sure there is a way this school could be worse, but I can't think of one. I give it one star, only because 0 stars wasn't an option.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2008

This school is horrible. My son went for 2 months before I pulled him out due to lack of discipline within the school. The principal talks down to you and the vice principal will do nothing to help you either. I would never send my child to this school and I would not recommend any parent send their child to it. They put so much money into making it esthetically pleasing and did nothing to change the employees. I cant even go into how badly the office is run and how unfortunate it is for the children who have no choice but to go there.
—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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

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98%

2011

 
 
95%

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84%
History and Social Science

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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98%

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93%

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96%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%

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96%

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Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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94%

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87%

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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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

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94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
75%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 84% in 2012.

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Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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61%

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73%

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95%

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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 73% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
English: Writing

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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49%

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88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 89% in 2012.

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Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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53%

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71%

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92%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

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100%

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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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68%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
History and Social Science

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

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

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 students86%
Male students74%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

Math

All Students78%
Female students81%
Male students75%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%

Science

All Students92%
Female students95%
Male students89%
Black students89%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities99%
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

English: Reading

All Students70%
Female students76%
Male students64%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English70%

Math

All Students61%
Female students63%
Male students60%
Black students57%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students60%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English61%
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 students64%
Male students70%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%

English: Writing

All Students49%
Female students50%
Male students48%
Black students38%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English49%

Math

All Students53%
Female students54%
Male students52%
Black students46%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students61%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English53%

Science

All Students83%
Female students85%
Male students81%
Black students76%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%
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 Students68%
Female students71%
Male students63%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English68%

Math

All Students82%
Female students84%
Male students80%
Black students81%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%
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.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

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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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  • Angela Flowers

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2828 Greenwood Drive
Portsmouth, VA 23701
Phone: (757) 393-8806

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