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Grandin Court Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 359 students

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Posted November 11, 2012

My children have been attending here for two years--the teachers have been excellent and my children have not only learned but had fun as well. The principal is very dedicated. The facility is safe and well-maintained, and there is a lot of school spirit. I consider this school to be one of the finest elementary schools in the Roanoke Valley.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2012

Great school! Great teachers! My kids went to Grandin Ct in 2010/11.We are in another state now and my kids are ahead of everybody in their classes. I am very thankful for the education they received at Grandin Court Elementary and the wonderful teachers they had.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2012

the school was awful my daughter whent there 01-06 pk-5th the teachers were rude and mean to her and our family the principal was cokky and mean to everyone the parents were ok but they excluded everyone from anything so i would not send your child to this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2009

I feel my child is safe there. The school appears to be well managed and maintained and my childs teacher (Miss Leslie) is amazing with her students. SO thanks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2008

The spirit of Grandin Court is great. From Administrator to teacher to para, I felt this school is unique as an outsider visiting the school. The children are so happy and learning is truly apparent. I sometimes wish the children could appreciate the 'home' like atmosphere that is tranmited to them in both learning and attitude shown by the adults working there.


Posted October 15, 2008

I have three children at Grandin Court Elementary (Pre-K, K, and 3rd). This school is exceptional. The teachers, prinicipal, and all of the staff are wonderful. The children are happy and well behaved. Parents are involved. The school has a warm and positive learning environment. They accept, nurture, and challenge children at every academic level and still make learning fun. I used to teach at a great school in Roanoke County and took my son with me there for kindgergarten and first grade. My children began to attend Grandin Court last year (2007-08) when I resigned from teaching, and I have been nothing but pleased and impressed with this fabulous little school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

A great leader is what drives a great school. The principal at Grandin Court is open and inviting. This allows parents and teachers to address her when the need arises. I can not say enough good things about Grandin Court. It is a great school to work at and learn in. I am proud to be a part of it!
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
History and Social Science

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

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

The state average for English: Reading was 70% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%
English: Writing

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students86%
Female students79%
Male students92%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

Math

All Students82%
Female students71%
Male students92%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

Science

All Students88%
Female students88%
Male students89%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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 Students84%
Female students90%
Male students79%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

Math

All Students98%
Female students95%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
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

English: Reading

All Students88%
Female students95%
Male students83%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

English: Writing

All Students77%
Female students86%
Male students71%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Math

All Students79%
Female students80%
Male students79%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

Science

All Students93%
Female students100%
Male students88%
Black students77%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities100%
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

  • 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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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Health & athletics

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  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Theresa Pritchard

Programs

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  • Standards-based
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
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  • Buses/vans for students only
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2815 Spessard Ave SW
Roanoke, VA 24015
Phone: (540) 853-2867

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