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Short Pump Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 711 students

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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Posted May 14, 2014

Excellent school with experienced teachers . My daughter is in 2nd grade and she likes her teacher very much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2014

Short Pump Elementary is one of the very best elementary schools in all of central Virginia. Smart and caring teachers who challenge the students, while at the same time promoting a safe and bully-free learning environment. An outstanding principal who is leading the school in the right direction. And a terrific staff who work very hard behind the scenes. Short Pump Elementary is a special place and you're lucky if your kids go there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

Extremely happy with the quality of academic excellence, teachers and the parents involvement. Overall I am very satisfied that my child goes to the best school. There wasn't any time when any of my concerns went unanswered. They are always there to help you and your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2013

My two kids went to Short Pump Elementary and I couldn't be happier with the academic challenge, safe environment and fun extracurricular activities offered here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2013

This is a great school. Amazing teachers and incredibly involved parents. Wonderful community to send your kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2013

This school is having all aged teachers with no interest in improving the quality of students..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

Awesome teachers who love learning and love getting the kids excited about learning too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2010

We struggled with the decision between private and public school and now that my son is in the 3rd grade we consider ourselves very lucky to be in this school. The teachers provide a differentiated curriculum and keep the advanced kids challenged. The school welcomes parent involvement and the PTA is wonderful. The Art teacher and PE teacher are fabulous too. The school also offers wonderful programs like the Kids Club. My son absolutely loves the school and we do too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2008

My basis for the five star rating comes now that my son is in middle school. Short Pump provided him with the foundation needed to excell at the next level, which is what I hope each of his educational experiences does. Sometimes, while he was there I felt that there was TOO much emphasis on the SOL (minimum competency test) in the last nine weeks of school. Imagine all of the cool things his teachers could have done in the spring, but it seems that somewhere ther eis a push for a complete review grading period.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

This school is over the top, in every way. The teachers are excellent, and parent involvement is encouraged. We've been at the school for 3 years & wouldn't change a thing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2008

This school has a wonderful, dedicated, cutting edge staff, great students and an extremely involved parent volunteer base. Henrico County Public Schools provide excellent basic education, differentiated strands for varying levels of learners, healthy tasty meals, excellent facilities maintenance and future planning, transportation, technology services and more. The SPES PTA is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit orgranization under the Virginia Congress of Parent and Teachers which provides monthly meetings, newsletters, a website and other organizational technology, organizes social and fundraising events, brings in cultural arts programs to the school, participates in the National PTA Reflections program, runs science labs for all students, creates a memory book, staffs in-school book fairs, provides daily assistance to teachers, the cafeteria, library, workroom and so much more.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
History and Social Science

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

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 73% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
English: Writing

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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 Students90%
Female students95%
Male students86%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students96%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities90%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%

Math

All Students87%
Female students95%
Male students81%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students96%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

Science

All Students99%
Female students98%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students99%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities100%
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English99%
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 Students92%
Female students94%
Male students90%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%

Math

All Students93%
Female students91%
Male students95%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%
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 Students93%
Female students98%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%

English: Writing

All Students95%
Female students98%
Male students92%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English95%

Math

All Students94%
Female students95%
Male students93%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%

Science

All Students98%
Female students100%
Male students97%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities91%
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English98%
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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3425 Pump Rd
Richmond, VA 23233
Phone: (804) 360-0812

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