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Highland Park Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 391 students

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Posted May 28, 2008

Highland Park is a wonderful neighborhood school. The IB program is solid and values critical thinking over rote memorization, the activities are engaging, and the faculty has done an amazing job. OSW is the perfect neighborhood for us and we are proud of this school too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2008

Highland Park is a great place! Teachers are very willing to do whatever it takes and the administration is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2008

Not only has Highland Park exceeded all of my expecations, but the dedication and passion that they bring to education is truly inspiring. My children have attended Higland Park over the last 3 years, and we have been thrilled with the experience!!! It truly is a place where learning thrives!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2007

After only a short time in this area, I found this school to be less than satisfactory! Most of the staff seem disconnected even uninterested to me and my family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2004

I think that the Spanish Curriculum is excellent. My daughter has really excelled in this area. I think that the general curriculum does not challenge some students enought leaving a great deal of time with nothing to do if they are not requiring extra help. Parent involvement is not highly encouraged unless part of the the 'inner circle' of the PTA. Notification of PTA meetings and other parent related activities are very short--receiving a flyer the day of the meeting or a few days ahead of time not allow those of use with busy schedules to plan to attend. Organization of the staff is not great but the staff does really seem to care for the children as if they are their own. Overall I would not recommend this school as a Magnet as it is but my daughter doesn't want to leave because of the Spanish.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
History and Social Science

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
88%
English: Writing

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
83%

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

All Students53%
Female students56%
Male students50%
Black students29%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English51%

Math

All Students72%
Female students75%
Male students70%
Black students62%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

Science

All Students87%
Female students81%
Male students91%
Black students83%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%
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 students76%
Male students71%
Black students29%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%

Math

All Students83%
Female students81%
Male students85%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%
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 Students83%
Female students83%
Male students83%
Black students54%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

English: Writing

All Students80%
Female students80%
Male students80%
Black students57%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

Math

All Students83%
Female students83%
Male students83%
Black students57%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

Science

All Students85%
Female students85%
Male students85%
Black students57%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%
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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  • Mr. Mark Crummey

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1212 5th St SW
Roanoke, VA 24016
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