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Powhatan Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 431 students

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Posted June 20, 2011

My son started going to this school in the '10-'11 school year as a first grader. His teacher, Ms Hall, was excellent and worked with him. He is now reading on a 5th grade level. He has severe ADHD and I have to say this school is wonderful for kids with special needs as parental involvement is strongly encouraged and they have an active PTO. My son went to a school that didn't care about anything but scores and discouraged parents becoming involved in their children's education and I have to say this school is a MAJOR improvement on where he was attending. When my son was not performing well academically or was acting out the teacher would express her concerns to my husband and I and would work with us to help him improve his scores and his behavior. I couldn't ask for a better school for my son to be in and to be involved in as a parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

This school is so welcoming to parents. The teachers are very talented and caring professionals.


Posted October 13, 2010

The staff and students are full of life and welcoming.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 18, 2010

I am completely happy with my experiences with PES. I have had 4 children come through this school, and they have some of the most wonderful and caring teachers imaginable. I always feel welcome and even encouraged to come to the school and into the classroom if I ever want to visit. I absolutely love K12 Portal and I think that this program along with email makes it so easy to communicate any concerns with the teachers and to stay up-to-date on what my child is doing. I can't imagine what could be done to make this school any better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2010

Three of our sons have attended or are currently enrolled there. Great Teachers, caring atmosphere, helpful support staff, nice place to learn and grow up for our boys.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Powhatan Elementary was my home for over 20 years until my retirement a year ago. PES is a great collaboration between teachers, parents, and administrators. Ours is a school where every child counts.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2009

I love Powhatan Elementary because they give all of their students a great chance at a great future regardless of their abilities or disabilities!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2008

My daughter has attended PES for JK, K, 1st, and 2nd grade and I have LOVED every one of her teachers. They have been caring, encouraging, and loving with all of the children. Administration is good, although there needs to be more communication when situations arise. On the whole, I am very satisfied and would gladly recommend this school to all parents. I hope things will be just as wonderful at Flatrock next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2005

I have had a very bad experience with powhatan elementary. I have had no problems with the teachers, mostly bad choices in the administration end. The music, art, sports and other extra curricular activities seem to be up to par. Level of parental involvement seems good. However it is overcrowded and student to staff ratio is not good.
—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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%
History and Social Science

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

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 70% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
93%

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 Students79%
Female students83%
Male students77%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

Math

All Students66%
Female students71%
Male students63%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students68%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%

Science

All Students86%
Female students86%
Male students87%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%
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 Students80%
Female students85%
Male students71%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

Math

All Students84%
Female students77%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%
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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  • Mrs. Constance G. Deal

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4111 Old Buckingham Rd
Powhatan, VA 23139
Phone: (804) 598-5730

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