Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Bensley Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 654 students

Student diversity

Looks like we have no information about the race or ethnicity of the student body.

 
 

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 
Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
No new ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

6 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted September 24, 2013

Very hard-working staff that genuinely care about their students learning. There is a low budget though, which makes it hard for some children to get school supplies such as paper.


Posted February 4, 2013

Great School, no complaints!! Wish I was able to send my youngest 2 children but we purchased a house in Richmond City.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

Bensley is a wonderful school built on the Comer guiding principles of no fault, collaboration and consensus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2007

Bensley is a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2007

I find the quality lacking. It's the 4th week of school and they haven't begun to do any reading, yet. why? they are overcrowded! They have to add on teachers, trailers for classrooms, and move the students around to new classes. They don't have enough books for all the students. Is this poor planning? Why should the students suffer? my daughter has a learning disability and hasn't been helped yet, because of these problems. She gets more help from her afterschool program than at school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

I am a parent of seven children, five of which go to Bensley school. Last year was their first year there. Two of my children needed extra help to get them up to level, their teachers were very helpful to get where they needed to be in order to pass. We moved here in December, and the staff was very nice and made my children feel at home. The YMCA also has an after school program at Bensley for working parents who need childcare up until 6:00 pm. Being a working mother this is a life saver. I'm not sure what your looking for as far as comments I just think this is a great school for my kids. There is a great bunch of children who go there, a nice mix of all kinds of people. I'm very glad we moved here so my children can t enjoy their school year.
—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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
History and Social Science

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

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
98%
English: Writing

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students84%
Female students78%
Male students90%
Black students90%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities82%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient students76%
Proficient in English89%

Math

All Students82%
Female students78%
Male students87%
Black students91%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities82%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient students79%
Proficient in English84%

Science

All Students93%
Female students90%
Male students96%
Black students97%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient students90%
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 Students73%
Female students74%
Male students71%
Black students75%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White students60%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient students53%
Proficient in English79%

Math

All Students88%
Female students89%
Male students88%
Black students88%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities92%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient students84%
Proficient in English90%
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 students66%
Male students75%
Black students68%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient students55%
Proficient in English75%

English: Writing

All Students76%
Female students79%
Male students74%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient students87%
Proficient in English74%

Math

All Students67%
Female students78%
Male students55%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient students72%
Proficient in English65%

Science

All Students86%
Female students81%
Male students91%
Black students81%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students84%
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

  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Oops! We currently do not have any student information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by school officials and community members.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Bessie Cooper

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

Sports

Boys sports
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.

Apply

To learn more about enrolling, please call the school.
 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

6600 Strathmore Rd
Richmond, VA 23237
Phone: (804) 743-3610

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools







ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT