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Beulah Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 628 students

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Posted January 17, 2013

Worst experience ever!! Completely unsafe for your kindergarten children and now with my daughter's second year there still unsafe for a 1st grader!! The school has specific instructions from the child's parents given by phone and in person repeatedly for her afterschool transportation yet they do whatever they want and keep sending the child on the school bus home where there is no adult to receive the child. That is not all!!! The bus driver let the 6 year old child get off the bus with no adult to pick her up on this last occasion! The previous time I luckily got off work early tried to pick up my daughter where she was supposed to be and she was not there. Infuriated because it was the SECOND time this was happening I called the school and of course the office did not know what to tell me. I raced home to see if she had been dropped off by school bus and arrived just a few minutes before school bus arrived and yes my daughter was in it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2011

I went to this school today with my daughter to see about registering her. There was a summer school secretary and a regular secretary. We waited five minutes before anyone greeted us and many people looked at us as they walked through. The summer school secretary finally greeted us, as the regular secretary was on the phone. She was very pleasant. The main secretary came over and when I asked questions regarding teacher/student ratio, the curriculum, the school hours and what my daughter would need to start kindergarten, she answered "I don't know" to three out of four of the questions. She never greeted my daughter and spoke rather condescendingly. She tried to make their Title 1 status sound like a good thing and, yes, they have made strides with their scores, as evidence of the figures on this website, however, according her, their SOL scored "ROCK" and they didn't score less than 90%, which is incorrect according to the figures provided here. All in all, it was very disappointing. I feel my daughter deserves better quality and we will search out a transfer or a private school. I was also denied a tour and was told to make an appointment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2011

We came into this school in the middle of the year. Both of the teachers my children had are AMAZING!! They took the time to help my children feel comfortable, and catch them up as much as they could with what they had missed. The staff is kind, and always helpful. I am not fond of the Principal, Mrs. Hunt..a bit to quick to judge. Overall the programs at this school are wonderful, the kids learn a lot, and it has been a good experience so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2011

I completed my student teaching semester at Beulah Elementary and it was an experience far beyond what I could have ever anticipated! I was warmly welcomed by each and every one of the staff members and instantly felt comfortable on their presence. While there I witnessed the work of some of the most dedicated teachers I have ever worked with. The student body is very culturally diverse, although-from what I experienced in both lower and upper grades-very accepting of one another for attributes other than skin color. The children and staff at Beulah made my student teaching experience within their school one of the most enjoyable experiences I've had in my 12 years working with children.


Posted May 21, 2010

It is a good school! They try and look at the needs of all their students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2010

Beulah is a great school because it's teachers really care about the progress of their students and their school. The teachers are committed to the succes of their students, not just their SOL scores. This school is full of caring, emapathetic, dedicated staff that work their hardest to watch their students succeed!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 17, 2010

This a small school with a caring faculty. Students work hard and there are many success stories.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

A great school that is working very hard to help kids improve in all subjects. Wonderful programs to include parents in helping and supporting our kids. We strive to make our children excel in all area in helping our kids to become well rounded kids for the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2009

I'm most appreciative of the diversity of Beulah's student body. It is great for my child to learn in an environment that is most like the real world. Mrs. Hunt and her staff are committed to not only the education of the children, but emphasis on core values. They also have some unique extracurricular programs. I've been pleased with the education my child has been receiving at Beulah. As a parent, I also realize my responsibility to my child's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2009

There are certain teachers in this school that do care, and we have had experiences with some that don't. I think that students are not treated equally. All in all learning is all that matters and for that, they get a good grade!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2009

My child went through Beulah Elementary School and there are just not enough words to praise this school. The teachers and staff are the most caring people. They truly care about them as people and the progress that they are making. If they are struggling, they will find a way to help. We could not have asked for a better experience for our child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2008

I totally disagree with the previous review. Beulah is a awsome school, very welcoming....we moved in the area 2 years ago and were welcome by the principal and the staff. It is a VERY diverse school and discipline goes for EVERYONE! They have an open door policy.. I'm proud that my kids go to Beualh.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2008

Beulah schools is not a welcoming place. The staff is aloof and does not embrace diversity. They send mixed messages about parental involement. The boys and non white students seem to be are disciplined harsher and sooner than girls. The staff turnover each year is also disturbing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2007

I love Beulah school, the teachers and faculity are very good. They love for parents to come and see whats going on in the classroom as well as all of the school. They send home more information than I every brought home as a student in another school.this is a great experience for my child and I am thankful of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

I've been involved with this school for some time now and while few schools can be considered perfect, Beulah is a very caring and hard-working environment. From the teachers and students to those who volunteer their time and talents to do the extra stuff that the county just can't provide, this is a very dedicated group of people who take pride working toward making their school one of the best. We have had a very positive experience in our time at Beulah and look forward to being a part of the Beulah family for several more years to come.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2007

My involvement at Beulah has been such a positive experience and I see very good, caring leadership from the Principal and vice - principal. The staff is a motivated, talented group and the overall enviorment is very friendly and pleasant. The community is very involved in volunteer work that is much appreciated, which all has a positive effect on the children. The students are the most important part of Beulah, all the staff is very focused on providing the best possible education.


Posted February 3, 2007

We have not been happy with Beulah for some time now. We were hoping that it would get better. But it's not! Many of the teachers are uncaring and have been known to 'talk down' to the students. Children today need more than a person who can just 'teach,' they need a person who can teach plus someone who generally cares about them and wants what's best for them. The teachers at Beulah are not like this. I guess that's why the staff keeps changing year after year and many of them don't hang around. I'm also wondering where the minority teachers are! I've been in Chesterfield for many years now and haven't seen many here or within the County as a whole. Is there something going on we need to know about? Talk to your child(ren) and listen to what they say about what's going on in their classroom!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2005

No one ever said that a child is supposed to be there to be the teacher's best friend! Teachers are supposed to be role models, not acting like the child. What ever happened to the golden rule? Just as they require the children to respect them, they need to respect the child. It can't be one-sided. You mentioned making excuses? If discrimination happened against your child, what would you do? I see a concerned parent that just wants to let others know what has happened at this school to their child. It's obvious that could care less, but please keep comments like that to yourself and put the shoe on the other foot. Beulah is a good school, and I would love to welcome Mrs. Hunt! We live in a growing community and it's nice to know that we as parents can come together for the better good, as the saying goes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2004

We love Beulah Elementary our son started and finished thier and has exceeded many of our expectations because of the standards that were set for him early in his learning career. Our daughter is currently enrolled thier as a second grader, she is developing well and we expect for her to also excell under the guidelines of Beulah Elementary! It is important that we all keep in minds that our children are in school to learn not to be the teachers best friend and if they feel that they are not being treated equally it is the parents responsibility to help them get through the situation like a shining star not fail or fall behind. The teacher is only an extension to what your child is capable of learning we as parents must take more responsibility and stop making so many excuses. We miss you Mrs. Morgan!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2004

I totally understand what has been said here. I'm a former teacher and a parent of children who currently attend this school. I too, have had my children come to me out of concern for the way they have been treated at this school. I am very concerned about this, African-American children should not be treated this way. They should have the right to be treated fairly, just like everyone else. Yes, I know for a fact that discrimination goes on here. I've been on the receiving end. If parents speak up, it's bound to change!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%
History and Social Science

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
87%

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 73% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
English: Writing

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

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 Students75%
Female students80%
Male students69%
Black students77%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient students69%
Proficient in English76%

Math

All Students67%
Female students67%
Male students67%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient students82%
Proficient in English64%

Science

All Students88%
Female students87%
Male students90%
Black students85%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities65%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient students94%
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 Students67%
Female students83%
Male students55%
Black students55%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient students64%
Proficient in English67%

Math

All Students79%
Female students83%
Male students76%
Black students71%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient students75%
Proficient in English80%
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 Students58%
Female students60%
Male students56%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracial80%
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient students33%
Proficient in English62%

English: Writing

All Students65%
Female students69%
Male students62%
Black students55%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracial100%
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient students46%
Proficient in English68%

Math

All Students53%
Female students53%
Male students52%
Black students45%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficient students36%
Proficient in English56%

Science

All Students71%
Female students64%
Male students77%
Black students62%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial100%
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient students60%
Proficient in English73%
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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  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

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Health & athletics

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School facilities
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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Mary Jean Hunt

Resources

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  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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4216 Beulah Rd
Richmond, VA 23237
Phone: (804) 743-3620

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