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Nuckols Farm Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 563 students

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Posted May 16, 2014

This is best school that my kid went till now. Teachers and all staffs are well qualified.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2014

The Nuckols Farm philosophy is that if a student can pass the SOL it doesn't matter if she can't read or handle basic math. My daughter is dyslexic and struggled severely while attending Nuckols K - 3. Each year when we expressed our concerns to the teacher we were told to wait until third grade. Once she was in third grade we pressed the issue and the school refused to even test her because in their opinion she was "fine". We paid to have her privately tested and although she scored in the 99% for intelligence she was in the 1% for math fluency, 8% for spelling and 13% for reading due to dyslexia and working memory difficulties. Four Nuckols teachers, the principal, the asst. princiapal, gifted coordinator, school psychiatrist and a temporary math specialist failed to spot her hugely glaringly obvious learning disability and therefore refused to help her at all. This is not the school for any child with a learning difficulty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2012

Great school with great teachers giving individual attention to each kid, tailoring the learning activities considering each kids unique abilities and talent. My only complaint as the other reviewer is the school start time. it is now 10 more minutes earlier than what it used to be. School starts at 7:35 AM!! Very very early for elementary school kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2012

General academics are quite strong and the teachers are generally dedicated. PTA is very active. The environment is inclusive for special education students; however, obtaining special education services that would be typical elsewhere is a losing battle here. Would not recommend this school or district for students with IEPs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2009

I cannot say enough positive things about Nuckols Farm Elementary School. The teachers and staff are wonderful, intelligent, caring and absolutely perfect. The special education program is top notch, particularly the Autism program and staff. They have an 'inclusive' environment, where children with special needs are in a regular classroom as much as possible. The school also boasts a very active PTA with exceptional parent participation. The school is always neat, clean and inviting. My family LOVES Nuckols Farm Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2009

My daughter is a young kindergartener. She turned 5 in late August. As a result, she was behind most of her peers in phonics and letter recognition. I'm a working, single mom and sadly couldn't give her the extra attention she needed. Fortunately, NFE offers 'a second helping' from special teachers. My daughter has made great progress! Her classroom teacher is excellent, also. My only complaint is that school starts at 7:50 a.m.!!! That is way too early for the little kids. Let the self-sufficient kids start that early.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Nuckols Farm is a warm school,full of positive teachers, and staff,its clean, and almost as comfortable as being home with Mom!
—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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%
History and Social Science

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 84% in 2012.

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Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

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97%

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99%

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97%
English: Writing

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

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

2011

 
 
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History and Social Science

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

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Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 students93%
Male students86%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students75%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

Math

All Students85%
Female students91%
Male students79%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

Science

All Students98%
Female students100%
Male students95%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students83%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
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

English: Reading

All Students91%
Female students91%
Male students91%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

Math

All Students97%
Female students100%
Male students93%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English97%
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 Students90%
Female students90%
Male students90%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

English: Writing

All Students100%
Female students100%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English100%

Math

All Students92%
Female students90%
Male students95%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%

Science

All Students100%
Female students100%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English100%
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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