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Baker Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 489 students

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Posted May 18, 2010

At Baker, we have the BEST students. They work hard each and every day!!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 18, 2010

Baker is the best school for learning. Wonderful students, parents, teachers and a supportive community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

Baker Elementary is a wonderful community of teachers, parents, and students! What a great place to learn!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2009

We love Baker! It is a great school. When I drop my kids off in the morning, I know they are safe, they are learning new and great things, and that they are with people that really care about them. The faces I see daily are so familair to me, the waves, the 'hello's', the 'good mornings' are very genuine. Baker has the BEST prinicipal-Mr. Durniak..who else leads such a wonderful group of staff, is an educator, and can play a guitar and takes the time to sing with his students. Ms. Greene is the best!! and Baker has the best PTA. Someone is always available to parents. Lastly, Baker has the most involved, caring, dedicated fathers, and other male role models ever!! We love out Watchdogs!! What other school has all of these great qualities. My kids teachers Ms. Hill really helped my daughter shine this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2006

my son was placed in two different classes in the first 8 weeks of school and then a very quick meeting was called and we discovered my son needed special ed and a smaller class setting. Leslie Gillie was the teacher assigned. This woman is awesome at what she does, my son came home to share what he had learned and had me in tears calling everyone. My son has DiGeorge syndrome, a rarely recognized disorder, making it hard to treat because he is the only case they have at this school. Ms.Gillie and her assistants are wonderful women. They have made such an impact on my son and teach him such loving and valuable qualities. My hats off to these women! I owe you my life. Principal Durniak has always remained involved and knows us all on a first name basis.A very close knit family.
—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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
History and Social Science

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
English: Writing

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
94%
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

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
89%

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 Students76%
Female students77%
Male students74%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Math

All Students76%
Female students85%
Male students66%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Science

All Students82%
Female students85%
Male students79%
Black students81%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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 Students52%
Female students63%
Male students41%
Black students51%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English52%

Math

All Students74%
Female students78%
Male students70%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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 Students74%
Female students71%
Male students76%
Black students75%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

English: Writing

All Students72%
Female students74%
Male students71%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%

Math

All Students69%
Female students74%
Male students65%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%

Science

All Students75%
Female students79%
Male students71%
Black students74%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%
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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  • Mr. Theodore Durniak

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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6651 Willson Rd
Richmond, VA 23231
Phone: (804) 226-8755

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