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Mary Munford Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 556 students

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2011:
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Posted February 5, 2014

I have had two kids with ADHD and language based learning disabilities at this school. I have never been disappointed in the accommodations the teachers and principal have been willing to offer. I have never had to fight for services like I hear from parents at other schools. I have been pleased with the school psychologist and with the principal and asst. principal being present in my IEP meetings to offer suggestions. Our PTA pays for Orton gillingham training and teachers offer after school group tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays most of the year for reading and math.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

This is an idyllic place to educate a child. Attentive teachers and staff. Bright, cheerful, safe facility. Lots of parent involvement. While I have had my differences with a teacher or staff member, each person patiently took the time to talk things out and meet me half-way. I am so pleased to see the difference this school has made in my children's lives. Wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2013

I have two children currently attending Mary Munford and it is a wonderful school. The principal is outstanding and there are high expectations for students from the very caring teachers. Parents are extremely involved and are not afraid to advocate for change if it is needed. Kindergarten registration is an example of this. Three years ago, when enrolling my child, registration was unorganized and not "user friendly". Parents got involved and completely revamped registration, making it an inviting and reassuring process for entering families. The programs and yearly events are fun and very family oriented. In an area where many parents send their children to private school, Mary Munford provides a safe, fun, and academically challenging alternative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2011

The teachers are amazing at Mary Munford. I have been blown away by the work ethic there. The principal is a great man. Very little turnover here. The PTA support is off the charts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2011

Mary Munford is the best public elementary school in Richmond, VA. I will tell you that if you want your child to have a great experience, its your job as the parent to be involved. I have a son going to 3rd grade this year and a daughter going to 5 grade this year. My daughter has always had excellent teachers who challenge her every step of the way. My son this year will finally have a teacher that will challenge him. We are very excited and looking forward to the new school year!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2011

I found grade 3 - 5 to be outstanding...perhaps even better than K - 2. Very rigorous program with high expectations of students. My child was doing math in grade 5 that I did not learn until 8th! Wonderful teachers who take time to work with the really bright kids and the few who are struggling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2011

We had some great teachers but once 3rd grade hit, it becomes iffy. Strength is definately in the first 3 years--grade K, 1 and 2. If you have a chance to get your child in private school after that, take it. It is a world of difference. We become accepting of mediocraty and we are blinded by some of the events. if there wasnt parental support at the school it would not be as good as people think it is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2011

Everyone mentions that this school is great, but wow - it has blown away my high expectations for education. The teachers, administrators, and parents are absolutely amazing! I had no idea they would learn so much in kindergarten. They also work hard to keep low ratios and the students are always seeing different teachers for enrichment activities. Everyone is very involved and everyone works together as a team. The best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2011

Hands down Richmond's best public elementary school. Strong continuity of leadership and gifted, experienced, emotionally engaged teachers set the tone, but it is the incredible level of parent participation that puts this school in a class by itself. Our family recently relocated away from Richmond, and we count Mary Munford among the city's treasures that we miss most.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2010

Mary Munford is the best schools my kids have every went to. Mary Munford is the next best decision if you are not able to put your child in private school. Mary Munford teachers are awesome they see your child having a learnig problem with a subject they will go through every effort to make sure that your child get the proper tutoring and achieve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

the teachers are awesome!


Posted October 7, 2009

great, you can be as involved as you want or as littlee as you have time for and no one judges you. infact everyone seems to want to help all of the kidsinspite of whatever is going on
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2009

Mary Munford is absolutely the best elementary school in the city. With the exception of one teacher, my son had the most dedicated, caring and informed teachers possible. In particular, Mrs. Peaseley, Ms. Neer, and Ms. Schwartz are expert educators. My only complaint was the IEP/Child Study process and the feeling that Mr. Musik definitely has favorites as far as families go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2008

We love Mary munford. The staff, teachers are all great! We love Ms. Callis and Ms. Mallory!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2008

The teachers are wonderful. The parents are involved. There are always helpful staff on hand whenever you call or just stop by.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2005

The academics are great at Mary Munford. It is one of the top 2 elementary schools in Richmond Va. The teach spanish 2 times a week which is really nice. It also has the best and 100% PTA enrollment.
—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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
95%
History and Social Science

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
87%

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

The state average for English: Reading was 73% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
90%
English: Writing

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students83%
Female students85%
Male students81%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

Math

All Students71%
Female students67%
Male students74%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

Science

All Students95%
Female students96%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English95%
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 Students85%
Female students86%
Male students84%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

Math

All Students78%
Female students77%
Male students79%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%
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 Students91%
Female students92%
Male students90%
Black students80%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%

English: Writing

All Students85%
Female students88%
Male students82%
Black students74%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

Math

All Students83%
Female students83%
Male students83%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

Science

All Students86%
Female students83%
Male students90%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%
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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Richmond, VA 23226
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