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J G Hening Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 797 students

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Posted August 20, 2013

My son who happens to be autistic attended Henning three years ago and all in all it was a terrible year of school. He was terribly bullied (called gay and was punched in the face by another student). The principal did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!! She stated that the name calling is not what she considered bullying and asked me what my son did to provoke this. As far as my son being punched in the face; the child was not suspended at all. Nothing happened. Even though this was witnessed by others and it was confirmed that my son did nothing to provoke this. Days later the boy came and apologized to my son. I would not under any circumstance recommend this school to any parent. Lovely website but it is not at all a realistic view of how this school operates. It's a major facade. Also, I do believe that the positive reviews placed on this site are not legitimate comments from parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

The school takes pride in the education of youth in a family orientated atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

My daughter is in 2nd grade at Hening and absolutely loves it. The teachers and administration are wonderful! The population is diverse. But isn't that the way the world is? I think the education my daughter is receiving at Hening is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2010

Hi, this is Mr. Maher the current prinipal at He ning I appreciate the kind words, as we are working very hard to make Hening the best school possible. For the parent who doesn't feel they could recommend Hening I would love to meet with you and discuss your concerns. Some of the comments you wrote are simply not accurate, and I would be happy to clear up those misconceptions. Please feel free to contact me at school.


Posted March 16, 2010

The staff and teachers are excellent. They go the extra mile for our kids. I could be more happy and proud of the school that my children are attending. Keep up the great work. Go Hening!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2010

My child is in the Center Based Gifted at Hening. She really loves it and she is learning a lot of information and the program really expands the children's thinking. The 3rd grade CBG teacher is great, the children all think he is wonderful and that connection makes learning fun. My child came from a private school and I would say that the quality of education in the CBG program is comparable, even with the significantly larger class size than in her private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

This school is masking some serious deficiencies and the under staff administration & teachers view their roles as educators as an obligation rather than a privilege. The fasting changing demographic of the surrounding communities and the desire to keep the enrollment over 900 students makes educating children a distant afterthought to simply crowd control. Could not in good faith recommend this school to any parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2006

We appreciated the principal's and teachers willingness to speak with us whenever we had concerns and work toward a reasonable solution. Everyone, from the office staff to the Resource Teachers, was helpful and friendly. The school is well-kept, has been recently renovated and has an active PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2005

Hening is excellent school for parental involvement. It is a very family orienated school which prides itself in getting parents and family involved. It has very strong morals and a high standard on conduct.
—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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
History and Social Science

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

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
English: Writing

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

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
87%

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 students83%
Male students66%
Black students68%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient students70%
Proficient in English74%

Math

All Students64%
Female students62%
Male students66%
Black students56%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient students40%
Proficient in English66%

Science

All Students79%
Female students75%
Male students84%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%
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 Students69%
Female students72%
Male students67%
Black students59%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient students25%
Proficient in English73%

Math

All Students72%
Female students69%
Male students74%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient students42%
Proficient in English74%
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 Students71%
Female students74%
Male students68%
Black students51%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient students82%
Proficient in English70%

English: Writing

All Students77%
Female students83%
Male students72%
Black students66%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

Math

All Students67%
Female students76%
Male students58%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient students80%
Proficient in English65%

Science

All Students80%
Female students81%
Male students78%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient students83%
Proficient in English79%
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 / special needs

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  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

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  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Deia Champ

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Softball
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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