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Adams Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 455 students

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Posted April 14, 2011

I love Adams Elementary!!! As an educator myself, I have high expectations for my children to achieve standards given by their school. Adams teachers display superior dedication towards their students. They exceed expectations and keep students and parents informed with daily, weekly, and monthly activities and events. Parents are involved with their children's academics success. I have admired Adams teachers, staff, and administration team for over ten years!!! From Mrs. Bell to Ms. Grant. Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2011

Great teachers, administration, students, ancillary staff, and INVOLVED parents! FMS offers excellent extracurricular activities as well as special interest groups. You get out of this school exactly what you put into it and if you think that you can just drop your kid off and have them become a rocket scientist then FMS is not the school for you or your child! Education begins at home and because you run out of money for your high-"fulutting" private school and think you are going to dump anothers school problem child at FMS then you are bringing the school down!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

This is a great school, my child loves it and so do I. The staff is great, and the entire administration encourages parent envolvement and I visit all the time with absolutely no problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2008

Great staff and wonderful teachers. My daughter loves Ms Wood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

Best move I ever made was taking my son out of private and putting him at Adams. They have wonderful, caring teachers, and one of the best Principal and office staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2004

The teachers and staff are very committed to making sure parent are involved in every aspect of learning throughout the school year. Parents can gain points and awards and are acknowledged at PTA meetings. They also over workshops and parent groups that get together to work on improving any concerns other parents may have.
—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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
64%
History and Social Science

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
76%
English: Writing

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students56%
Female students63%
Male students51%
Black students57%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English56%

Math

All Students46%
Female students52%
Male students43%
Black students44%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English44%

Science

All Students70%
Female students70%
Male students70%
Black students70%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%
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 Students39%
Female students36%
Male students41%
Black students39%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities38%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English39%

Math

All Students50%
Female students50%
Male students50%
Black students46%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English47%
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 Students60%
Female students63%
Male students57%
Black students56%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English61%

English: Writing

All Students51%
Female students66%
Male students33%
Black students48%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English51%

Math

All Students69%
Female students71%
Male students68%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%

Science

All Students81%
Female students74%
Male students88%
Black students79%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities75%
Students without disabilities82%
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

  • 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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  • Dr. William R. Hall

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600 S Laburnum Ave
Richmond, VA 23223
Phone: (804) 226-8745

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