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Preston Park Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 394 students

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Posted April 2, 2014

Everyone should know that Preston Park is one the best school in VA and 1 of the 16 best schools in the US.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

Oakland is a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2007

I have had nothing but great experiences with Oakland! My daughter has had wonderful teachers who are involved and attentive! She is in the 4th grade. Her 3rd grade teacher and 4th grade teachers have been well loved by her and the rest of the class. They have both been able to have fun with the kids, keep their attention and yet be able to discipline them in ways that are appropriate. Both teachers have expressed concern immediately if my daughter seems to be losing interest or is just having trouble. They have always been available to me and willing to listen to concerns that I have. The principal, Mr. Johnston is awesome! He knows every child and is very personable.the kids love him!
—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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
83%
History and Social Science

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
93%
English: Writing

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students68%
Female students71%
Male students67%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient students60%
Proficient in English71%

Math

All Students66%
Female students73%
Male students62%
Black students53%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White students53%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient students92%
Proficient in English58%

Science

All Students91%
Female students90%
Male students91%
Black students88%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%
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 Students81%
Female students86%
Male students78%
Black students81%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient students85%
Proficient in English80%

Math

All Students95%
Female students92%
Male students97%
Black students93%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient students93%
Proficient in English96%
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 Students72%
Female students71%
Male students73%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%

English: Writing

All Students66%
Female students67%
Male students65%
Black students53%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English64%

Math

All Students67%
Female students61%
Male students70%
Black students47%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English66%

Science

All Students62%
Female students63%
Male students61%
Black students35%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English60%
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. Eric Fisher

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3142 Preston Avenue NW
Roanoke, VA 24012
Phone: (540) 853-2996

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