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North Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 691 students

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Posted September 24, 2013

My child is in third grade and has been attending since Kindergarten. The Principal, Asst. Principal and the teachers strive for the students to achieve academic excellence. They genuinely care in helping each student reach their full potential. They are involved in Math & Science Night, Reading Night, Out Read the teachers, Summer Enrichment and many other programs as well as community events. This year, I have two children attending and I know that they are getting the best education for them. My husband and I are so thankful that they are going to North Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2013

The school as a whole is good. However, I was in shock to hear a teacher speak at the 5th grade awards day with such a negative attitude about her students. Children react to the environment they are in. My daughter mentioned that she yelled in class, wasn't nurturing or caring and didn't interact with them. She even told her class that they were stressing her out and she was taking it out on her own children. She would stand outside the door and talk about the children where they could hear her. No parent/teachers meetings. This was echoed by other parents as well. Totally unacceptable behavior. We all want our children to love school and if someone doesn't enjoy seeing them everyday then perhaps they are in the wrong field. Prince George has such a good school system. Get rid of the ones that don't want to teach. There are plenty others to take their place. Love the other teachers! Some of the very best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2013

Great school system. Good leadership at North. PGCS is the best school system that our son has attended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2012

My child is in the third grade at North this year and she loves going to school. She comes home almost daily telling about something new she's learned this year. I am excited that she is excited.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2009

I love this school because the teachers and staff strive to ensure the highest quality education for all its students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2008

North Elementary is a good school. The teachers and staff are always polite and professional. The entire staff shows an honest care for the well-being of the children. The school is currently under-going renovations due to a new North being built. I feel that my daughter is safe at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2003

North Elementary is a wonderful school. The teachers and office personel are very kind and considerate of everyone at the school. They always remember parents and students names and do their best to make them feel welcome. 2 of my children went to North last year and I have one in preschool there this year and all of my children loved the teachers and stuff.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 16, 2003

North Elementary provides a safe environment for learning for my 2 children. I love the small class size and I enjoy that the teachers seem to know the parents by name and the students siblings.


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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
History and Social Science

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
97%

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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
English: Writing

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students77%
Female students80%
Male students73%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%

Math

All Students79%
Female students81%
Male students76%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

Science

All Students88%
Female students90%
Male students85%
Black students79%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities93%
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 Students87%
Female students85%
Male students90%
Black students83%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

Math

All Students90%
Female students87%
Male students95%
Black students83%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
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 Students75%
Female students79%
Male students71%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

English: Writing

All Students73%
Female students82%
Male students63%
Black students66%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities82%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%

Math

All Students77%
Female students80%
Male students73%
Black students79%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

Science

All Students98%
Female students98%
Male students98%
Black students95%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities100%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English98%
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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  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

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  • Nurse(s)
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  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

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  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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11100 Old Stage Rd
Prince George, VA 23875
Phone: (804) 458-8922

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