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Back Creek Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 334 students

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Posted July 27, 2011

This school is really great! the staff is awesome, anytime I had a question I would call or send a message and the teachers called me back every time. The art teacher (Ms. Campbell) is the best in the area, the PTA is fully involve with the school and have a terrific talent show.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2009

We moved here from another state and selected our home based on the school SOL scores. Back Creek has excellent teachers and involved parents. The PTA can be a bit overbearing for those of us with both parents working full-time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2007

We were very disappointed with this school. We were excited for our 1st child's Kindergarten year that turned out to be a very unsatisfying and confusing, especially for our child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2006

My dautgher started this school just this year and we were very nervous about what to expect. We love this school. They are very helpful and understanding. She had ms. Turner and she is the best. She is so patient and kind. She is very involed with her students and her parents. She keeps you up to date with what is going on in the classroom. We could no have asked for a better teacher and hop we are lucky enough to have her with our other two children that will be going there in the years to come.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2003

This is the finest and highest rated elementary school in the Roanoke Valley. We moved from a good school district in California 4 years ago, and we found out that Back Creek was way ahead in level of learning, teacher dedication and parent participation.
—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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
History and Social Science

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
95%

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 73% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
English: Writing

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

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 Students91%
Female students89%
Male students95%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%

Math

All Students77%
Female students69%
Male students89%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

Science

All Students87%
Female students81%
Male students95%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%
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 Students94%
Female students95%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities91%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%

Math

All Students68%
Female students62%
Male students72%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students68%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%
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 students86%
Male students92%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

English: Writing

All Students81%
Female students86%
Male students76%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

Math

All Students83%
Female students83%
Male students83%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

Science

All Students92%
Female students90%
Male students96%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
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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