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Pinchbeck Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 546 students

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Posted April 29, 2013

Pinchbeck Elementary provides a culturally and socioeconomically diverse environment with an extremely engaged parent, teacher, and administrative community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2012

Pinchbeck Elementary is a school that you can be proud to send your children. The administration and teachers work so well together to provide an excellent education to all students. We embrace the socioeconomic and ethnic diversity in our school as it replicates the "real world". Our principal is very visible and leads with a calm supportive demeanor. Our campus style school is 50 years old but is going through a significant construction update to be completed in the Spring. Students can participate in SCA, Book Bowl, After School Enrichment, safety patrols, Rays Reaching Out (our community service organization), etc. There is a very active PTA that provides countless hours and financial support for all the children through exciting in-school programs, fun after school events, teacher shopping sprees, yearbook & tutoring programs just to name a few. The current school redistricting is definitely showing the unique bond that our families have to stick together and support one another to preserve Pinchbeck!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2012

This is such a warm, friendly school. It is so well diverse and the children are excited to be there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2012

Some PTA parents are very bad, they actually care their children only. Please don't trust positive comments for PTA because they're from them !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2012

I have three children attending this school and have been very pleased with 7 of the 8 teachers they have had, plus all of the art/gym/music/library teachers. Even the one I didn't care for as much was still pretty competent. The teachers have always been quick to email me if my child has a problem and have asked me into their classrooms often enough that I have a good feel for how the class is run. Two of my children have medical issues and have regular dealings with the school nurse, OT, Speech, PT and counselor. All of them are very conscientious about helping my children get what they need to do well. The PTA is extremely active and involved, and the school has a lot of diversity that they seem to handle expertly. Lower test scores are reflected in the high number of ESL kids, but they do catch up quickly. Overall, I am pleased with this school and would recommend it to anyone moving into the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2012

Pinchbeck was not our school of choice and we were misled when we bought our home on school zoning. Pinchbeck has been disappointing for many reasons. I am not a fan of overcrowded classrooms and teachers who are at work just for a paycheck. We would love to be able to send our child to a private school. The prinicipal would be a better fit as a high school principal, not an elementary principal. He has a very "dry" personality and doesn't work well with parents who have "issues" with teachers or other students. Some of the rules at this school are pointless and have no significance whatsover. If the economy wasn't in such a slump, we would sell our home and move. We are trying to make the best of our childs elementary school years, but it is tough with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2011

We have had both good and bad experiences at Pinchbeck. The teachers are wonderful and very attentive to any problems your child may have. The parent involvement is a wonderful asset, I am part of the PTA and know how much good this program does for the school and the students who attend it. The only issue I have had with this school is the principal, he is not very good about returning phone calls/emails and comes off as defensive and uncaring when dealing with any issues a parent may have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2011

Pinchbeck is an excellent school! My kids are being challenged, and having fun at the same time. The teachers are extremely interactive, and the PTA is well organized. I'm also very pleased with the cultural diversity of the school, and I believe this adds to the kids' learning experience. Finally, while I'm not on the PTA (I do volunteer work), I can appreciate the hard work that they put forth. I've read a few negative comments on here, and feel that they are unfair. I know many of the PTA families, and they are all genuinely concerned with Pinchbeck's overall success. If you are one of the naysayers, please get involved, and make our school even better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2010

I have two kids currently attending Pinchbeck and a rising 8th grader. I, too, have been told by Byrd teachers that they recognize Pincbeck kids because they are well prepared and behaved, that says a lot about teachers and parents. I agree with some but not all of the comments made, good and bad. I would like to remind parents that we set the example for our kids. If we are critical, so will they be critical. If we don't handle things in a mature way, neither will they. If we don't get involved the best we can, neither will they. I would love to see the energy that was put into these reviews, both good and bad, be used to pray for the students, teachers and staff of Pinchbeck. I've seen prayer change a lot of things for the better, especially angry hearts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2010

Pinchbeck is a good school. The teachers work hard to educate the students w/in county and state guidelines. The principal just completed his second year and is striving to make Pinchbeck a safe & fun learning environment. The county has faced budget cuts in recent years. High student/teacher ratios are reflection of lack of funding not poor administration. The PTA plays an active role in supporting educational programs. It does not just fund after school events & evening programs. The PTA pays for supplementary educational programming in the classroom as well as school wide assemblies. I am proud to be a part of the community of Pinchbeck. I am proud that the teachers, administration & parents work together in the best interest of the student body. I am also realistic, we are not perfect. Please join the PTA, volunteer, make a difference, help improve the school, offer more than just complaints.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2010

As a PTA Board member, I know that the Pinchbeck PTA is a vital part of our school's community and support system. The PTA tries very hard to represesnt the diversity of the students and families at Pinchbeck. Every year, requests for volunteers at ALL levels of commitment are sent to the school community; whether it is as a PTA Board position or simply for an hour or two a year . While so many PTA's across the country face issues such as embezzlement and infigting, I grateful that our Board is able to work so well together to accomplish so much for our school, Rather than a "clique," the PTA breeds new friendships in a setting that encourages volunteerism and fresh ideas. I encourage all Pinchbeck parents to get involved - you will never be turned away and will always find parents with similar values and goals for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2010

The teachers at Pinchbeck are Excellent! Pinchbeck's academic program challenges the children. The administration is very weak. They are non-supportive, not dependable and not concerned with issues you or your children may have. I do have the same concern as other parents. The PTA staff is clique like. I volunteer all the time and notice this alot. I am very upset with the end of the year awards. Most if not all of the special awards went to PTA staff children. They do make you feel very unwelcome. Being a room parent is more demanding then they say it is. There is a lack of communication with teachers, administration, parents and the PTA. The supply list is long compared to other schools. Money is spent unwisely. Some student-teacher ratios where 27:1.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2010

I have two children that attend Pinchbeck and our experience has been very positive. We have had wonderful teachers who have given our children a real love of learning. The student body is diverse which we view as a positive. I think the PTA is active and hosts fun and educational programs for the kids and the community as a whole. My kids really enjoy the extras, like the talent show, fall carnival and running club. We could not be happier with both the academic and social environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2010

Well as a parent of 2 children who attend pinchbeck I can say I am not impressed at all. The new Principal is never there to take your calls, unless you are in the PTA click. If you are not in the PTA click and all snobish your child wont fit in here. All the teachers know who each parent is and if you are in PTA then your child gets all the awards, special gifts, and all the knowledgement.My kids were on A B honor roll at there first school as soon as they transfer to Pinchbeck That all went down hill cause the classroom sizes are bigger and teachers cant give all students the time and learning they need, as soon as i got my kids back into there old school they were back on A B honor roll. So Pinchbeck isnt up to PAR on education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2010

So sorry that one frustrated parent has chosen to blast the school and the hardworking PTA. No school is perfect but our chldren have had a strong and challenging education at Pinchbeck. Our oldest daughter is now at Byrd and I have been told by more than one teacher that they can tell the Pinchbeck kids before they even know what elementary school they attended because they are well prepared and not overwhelmed by the transition to middle school Our youngest has had challenging material and is thriving. Pinchbeck has tremendous parental involvement and a PTA that welcomes participation. It is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2010

Pinchbeck is an exceptional school. The teachers are amazing, and the staff very supportive. I am proud to say my child with an IEP has had a wonderful year, in which her educational needs have been met. My other child, who is typically developing, has thrived in her classroom, which supports the advanced material she needs in order to be challenged. We look forward to a renovation in the '11-'12 school year for our school...as we continue to pull together to make Pinchbeck the school our children deserve...a wonderful one!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2009

The school got a new principal this past year and in my opinion I'm not inpressed. He did not stand by the code of conduct when it comes to his end. He can be wishy- washy on issues like bulling. Some of the teachers also have no idea what is going on in their class. Some will pay more attention to the children whose parents are room mom's or who knows who group. There are alot of teachers who honestly care about all the child and do a wonderful job at what they do. Just somethings can leave a bad taste in your mouth and ruin it for your child and you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2008

What a fabulous school! My children are challenged to learn and the environment is a caring and loving one. I'm so happy my children are at Pinchbeck. I recommend it to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2008

I love this school and so do my children! What a great staff and wonderful learning environment. We're getting a new principal this year, and I've heard he is really good, so hopefully he'll help our children soar even higher!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

My daughter transferred to Pinchbeck from a private school and I'd have to say I am very impressed with Pinchbeck. My daughter's teacher provided excellent challenges to the students in which my daughter fully applied herself and made honor roll where as the private school was much more lenient in giving the honor roll to their students. I'm very happy to have her return this fall with the great staff, great PTA and new Principal.
—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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
96%
History and Social Science

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
99%

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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
97%

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 73% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
96%
English: Writing

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 89% in 2012.

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n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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74%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students64%
Female students66%
Male students62%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%

Math

All Students78%
Female students77%
Male students79%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English81%

Science

All Students93%
Female students92%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities75%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%
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 Students73%
Female students83%
Male students64%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

Math

All Students76%
Female students81%
Male students70%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%
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 Students79%
Female students78%
Male students80%
Black students60%
Asian students80%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient students58%
Proficient in English83%

English: Writing

All Students87%
Female students88%
Male students86%
Black students55%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

Math

All Students74%
Female students76%
Male students73%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient students42%
Proficient in English81%

Science

All Students86%
Female students81%
Male students90%
Black students60%
Asian students80%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient students58%
Proficient in English91%
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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Richmond, VA 23233
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