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Holladay Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 620 students

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Posted June 9, 2014

The faculty at Holladay Elementary are awesome. My son is finishing up kindergarten and if it weren't for the fact we were moving to Sacramento I would keep him into his school. His teacher, Ms. Miller, has been excellent and communicated well with us throughout the whole year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

Great teachers! great staff, friendly neighborhood! The faculty and staff are both competent and caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2013

Holladay has the best Principal, awesome office staff and an amazing group of Teachers. I have had 2 children here. One is now in Highschool and my current Holladay child is in First Grade. I wouldnt want them to go anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2013

My son's first year at Holladay was a resounding success. The faculty and staff are both competent and caring. Kim Olsen, the principal, is a wonderful leader! My son thrived in Ms. Johns' kindergarten class, and loved all his special activities too (art, music, pe, library). We are very much looking forward to continuing success in first grade!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

I have 3 children that attend Holladay in grades Kindergarten, 2nd, and 5th. They really love this school. The faculty is great, and my kids love all of their teachers. I can't speak highly enough of Principal Joseph who is an awesome Principal. He has really turned this school around and is very involved with the students. Also the teachers seem to be very happy there which is a sign of great leadership!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

Our kids first school year at Holliday Elementry have been very new and educational. Our kids are doing so well and bringing their grades up. Their homeroom teacher are so nice and well liked by the students. They enforce the importance of education and communicating with parents weekly by phone and newsletter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

It is a great place to work! Wonderful support from the administration, and staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 18, 2009

My kids have learned so much and the classes are not too large so they still can get that one on one attention if it is needed
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

I love Holladay Elementary School because the whole faculity staff is excellent,friendly, and have a good communication towards the student and parents. The principal is excellent he gives you phone calls when needed and he always leaves voice messages about whatever is going on at school or the upcoming events.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

it all starts at the top and I cannot think of anyone who deserves a pat on the back for the way they run their school other than Mr. Joseph! He's great with the kids and keeping everyone updated and on top of things, and the teachers really care and it shows!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

I taught at Holladay for 35 years. There is an indefinable quality about the school, which a people sense as soon as they walk through the doors. This 'feel' has been mentioned to me by many visitors. Perhaps it is the unflagging dedication of the teachers, not only to support the students, but each other. Perhaps it is the history of the school's namesake, Elizabeth Holladay, the first teacher in Henrico County, who taught her first students in her home. Perhaps it is the positive support of the administration. It is definitely the love and determination of all involved to help our students achieve their best, in terms of both education and personal growth. Ultimately, what people may feel as they walk through the school is the sense of family.


Posted September 17, 2009

The teachers and principal are the best!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Holladay has an amazing team of teachers who work incredibly hard to ensure that their great students are learning and being challenged every day.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 17, 2009

The teachers and students are the best ever!


Posted September 17, 2009

Holladay has exceptional students, parents, teachers and administrators. It is a friendly and caring environment where everyone matters!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

They have the greatest teachers!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

The teachers work so hard to bring out the best in the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Holladay Elementry School has been an excellent experience for each of our children. The teachers are magnificent. They show their professionalism through their knowledge and character. The entire team at Holladay seems to work exceptionally well together which we believe creates an environment for a safe and productive place to learn. We thank all the staff for making Holladay an outstanding place to send our children for their education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I love the diversity at Holladay. Our children get to learn about people from so many different backgrounds. Our teachers and principal are working so hard to ensure that everyone learns and has fun doin it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Holladay has great teachers and a great princiapal. The parents that are involved go out of their way to make sure the school has everything it needs!
—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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
70%
History and Social Science

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
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

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
English: Writing

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students66%
Female students66%
Male students66%
Black students38%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient students65%
Proficient in English66%

Math

All Students71%
Female students71%
Male students71%
Black students38%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient students83%
Proficient in English67%

Science

All Students89%
Female students91%
Male students88%
Black students83%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient students92%
Proficient in English89%
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 students63%
Male students53%
Black students29%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient students47%
Proficient in English61%

Math

All Students86%
Female students82%
Male students91%
Black students76%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students87%
Proficient in English86%
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 Students61%
Female students55%
Male students67%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient students40%
Proficient in English65%

English: Writing

All Students56%
Female students66%
Male students44%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficient students47%
Proficient in English57%

Math

All Students56%
Female students55%
Male students57%
Black students46%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White students64%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficient students60%
Proficient in English55%

Science

All Students74%
Female students66%
Male students83%
Black students69%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students73%
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

  • 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

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Kimberly A. Olsen

Programs

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  • Standards-based
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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7300 Galaxie Rd
Richmond, VA 23228
Phone: (804) 261-5040

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