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Longan Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 558 students

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Posted May 12, 2014

My school is a great school. The teachers and staff are always helpful. I can't say enough about how great the staff is. I had issues at the beginning of the year with my kindergartener riding the bus. The principal stepped right in. We sat down and discussed options. I told her that I needed help. I felt like another adult on the bus would help my son. She rode the bus 2 days to get off and encourage him to get on the bus. She also encouraged him during the day. It made me realize how much she cared about her students. I could not ask for anything more in a school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2014

Good teachers make good schools...and teachers at Longan are very good. I have had 2 kids finish complete k-5 at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2013

This seems like a decent school. This is my child's first year and she likes it but I dislike the layout of the school. It might be okay for a middle or a high school but the way it is set up campus-like, anyone can just walk-on and get to any of the classrooms. There isn't even a fence to keep people out and coming from a family with a police background, I have surveyed the area and found at LEAST 2 DOZEN entry points for those not allowed to be on campus. It's enough to want to send my child to another school. This is not a safe thing by ANY means.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2012

My daughter is in her second year at Longan Elementary School. Her first year was perfect and we could not have asked for a better Kindergarten teacher. She was absolutely wonderful. In First grade she and myself are having a difficult time adjusting to the new teacher, but she has learned a lot and I believe she is being challenged academically. I could not be more pleased with this school. I find it to be educationally challenging and enjoyable. The front office is the worst part of the school, the ladies in there just do not say hello and barely look up when you enter the office. They really need to work on that as they are the first impression of the school. The diversity of this school is fantastic and I believe my daughter is learning more than just what is in the books as she is able to attend class with people of all different cultures, ethnicities and religions. My daughter is learning a valuable life lesson in accepting others for who they are and being an individual herself. I could not be happier with the progress my daughter has made at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2010

We are just delighted with longan! My kids are sad when it is the weekend! The teachers make learning fun and Dr. Hall is the best! We have been wanted to move for years but just can't leave this school! Also a excellent pta! ROAR! Go Lions!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2009

This school has been with my family since my son (18) has begun School. Longan is a Excellent school because all my kids have apreciated there help and they are all really smart Go R.C Longan!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2009

My sons Karthik and Prashana went to this school for last four years. This is excellent school. Principal, teachers and staff are very friendly and they all knows each student name and parents. Excellent PTA members. My kids really missed this school. I do not know why this school rated 5 in ths web site but this is a excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2009

My son has autism which can at times be difficult. He has progressed in leaps and bounds since he's been there. His teachers and even the principle are very involved with him. He feels like he's part of a family there and that they really care about him. His grades and learning advances prove it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2008

I have been more than satisfied with Longan. My daughter is now in her second year there (1st grade) and I have loved it. The teachers/staff are great, and the principal is so friendly and you will even see him out in the mornings, assisting with the drop off of students. Thank you Longan and all of the wonderful staff!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2008

I had a poor experience at this school. The principal was unresponsive to questions and issues I had with regard to the reward and punishment system they used. I heard teachers often raising their voices in harsh tones. Though my child liked her teacher, I'm afraid I was displeased with the overall tone and attitude of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

This is a wonderful school! The Principal is always friendly, the teachers are awesome and completely involved in the kids' activities, and at least for my son's class, the parent involvement is great, being one of the room parents, we get lots of help from everyone. Discipline and safety in the school is really good, (at one time I was parked on the road during school hours, looking for my son if he was playing on the playground, and I was very impressed to see one of the teachers walk up to me, to confirm that I am a parent and not some intruder!) Am very happy with the school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

Incredible leadership coupled with knowledgable, caring teachers make Longan a great school. I truly feel that my children are loved and cared for. Parent involvement is not up to par but I do feel it is improving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2007

I am an educator in the same school system and I am very impressed with the level of academia and professionalism at this excellent school. My son is in his second year and he has flourished in this environment. I look forward to working with this fine staff and assisting them in educating my child and others. Thank you Longan. C.Hammond
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2007

I really like the school, the principal and his staffs, to me are very enthusiastic about working with the children and for the school. The school is fortunate to have a lot of knowledgeable well educated teachers. School and parents are well communicated in helping teaching the children. The PTA group also is a plus it has given a lot of financial and voluntarily time support to the school needless to say more here, it is well worthies to have my children studying at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2007

Some people may believe I'm a little prejudiced, because I am a teacher at Longan. I was, however, also a student there during my elementary education. I can say with confidence that the school has only improved over time, and I am fortunate to be back as a teacher.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 12, 2007

I am constantly impressed with the staff at Longan. The academic programs are fantastic. From what I've seen, the teachers do an awesome job teaching our precious kids. We have thoroughly enjoyed the 4 years we've been at Longan. We look forward to many more years at the school that has such a special place in our hearts! Go Lions!! -The Jarvis Family
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2006

My daughter is on her second year at Longan and she is loving it. The teachers are very caring and show real interest in every student success. The school offers music, art and P.E. classes weekly. Our daughter looks forward to go to school every day, and that means a lot. Mrs. Ramos
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2005

We have all enjoyed our years there at Longan. My children have loved their time at Longan and they are both so proud of their school! That means so much!
—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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%
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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94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
English: Writing

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

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 Students67%
Female students74%
Male students59%
Black students45%
Asian students84%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient students58%
Proficient in English68%

Math

All Students70%
Female students67%
Male students74%
Black students45%
Asian students95%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient students92%
Proficient in English67%

Science

All Students89%
Female students88%
Male students90%
Black students75%
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient students100%
Proficient in English88%
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 Students75%
Female students88%
Male students64%
Black students83%
Asian students90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%

Math

All Students83%
Female students84%
Male students82%
Black students86%
Asian students80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%
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 Students75%
Female students84%
Male students67%
Black students47%
Asian students79%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students67%
Proficient in English76%

English: Writing

All Students78%
Female students86%
Male students72%
Black students60%
Asian students89%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%

Math

All Students74%
Female students83%
Male students67%
Black students45%
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient students75%
Proficient in English74%

Science

All Students86%
Female students95%
Male students79%
Black students70%
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient students75%
Proficient in English88%
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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  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
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  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Language learning

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  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
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  • Speech and language therapist(s)

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  • School psychologist
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  • Ms. Melanie S. Peugh

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  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
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  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

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  • School psychologist
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
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9200 Mapleview Ave
Richmond, VA 23294
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