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Falling Creek Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 709 students

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Posted April 23, 2013

While Falling Creek Elementary has great teachers, they are sorely lacking in administration. Not only do they only pretend to listen to ideas about how to improve the school, but they also have staff in the front office that needs training on how to handle parents and regular administrative duties. The school needs to get away from following in the previous administration's footsteps and be willing and open to new ideas such as more parent-involved activities for the younger grades. They also need to take any parent up on their offer to help and get them involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2010

The staff at Falling Creek is so supportive of each other and their community!


Posted September 24, 2010

The students are wonderful - love to teach them and the staff is awesome!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 22, 2010

dedicated teachers trying to do the best for the their children


Posted September 21, 2010

great kids and great teachers and staff to work with!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 21, 2010

FCES does a wonderful job providing educational services a diverse population.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2010

This is a school that works well with parents helping their students to succeed
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2010

The staff and teachers care so much about the students and do all they can to help families with anything needed so that their child can succeed in school.


Posted September 21, 2010

The school has the most fabulous and caring staff!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 21, 2010

Falling Creek is a great place to teach and a great place to learn! The teachers support and challenge their students - and they also support and challenge one another!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 21, 2010

Our goal is to teach the whole child~academically, emotionally and behaviorally in a caring and loving environment.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 21, 2010

The children at Falling Creek ROCK!!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 21, 2010

Teachers and support staff are truly invested in helping every student in the school.


Posted September 21, 2010

Falling Creek Elementary School is a wonderful accepting place with adults who love teaching and working with all children.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 17, 2010

Falling Creek Elementary is a wonderful school. The students are loving and hard working. The teachers know their students and strive to educate with engaging and challenging lessons.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2008

The staff works well with parents to ensure the best for our children. They actively promote parents involvement in their children's development.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2006

At first glance parents would think that FC is a wonderful school. And yes at first glance it is...until you find out what's really going on, especially through a teacher's eyes. I was so saddened. Most of the teachers are uncaring and have no empathy about what goes in our community because they have never lived here and have no clue. We deserve better!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 22, 2006

Great staff, unfortunately parental involvement minimal - a few do a lot of work. 3 different principals in past 4 years makes hard to achieve consistent vision for school. Top notch opportunity for education - they really do try to 'make it work'!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2006

Very unhappy with this school.I was really dissapointed in the staff at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2006

Good school. I was most impressed with the staff- they go out of their way to make studemnts and parents feel welcome. They have many opportunities for parental involvement, and many exciting activities for the students. My children recieved a good quality edication there and I enjoyed volunteering at the school for various events.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
78%
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

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%

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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
87%
English: Writing

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

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

All Students74%
Female students75%
Male students73%
Black students68%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient students86%
Proficient in English70%

Math

All Students69%
Female students70%
Male students67%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient students72%
Proficient in English67%

Science

All Students71%
Female students63%
Male students78%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient students75%
Proficient in English70%
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 Students63%
Female students57%
Male students71%
Black students62%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
White students55%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient students62%
Proficient in English64%

Math

All Students81%
Female students78%
Male students84%
Black students76%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient students76%
Proficient in English82%
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 students49%
Male students66%
Black students51%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient students43%
Proficient in English65%

English: Writing

All Students43%
Female students41%
Male students44%
Black students38%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficient students42%
Proficient in English43%

Math

All Students61%
Female students56%
Male students66%
Black students56%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient students54%
Proficient in English65%

Science

All Students57%
Female students51%
Male students62%
Black students46%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English60%
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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4800 Hopkins Rd.
Richmond, VA 23234
Phone: (804) 743-3630

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