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Ruckersville Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 583 students

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Posted October 4, 2014

RES is a wonderful school. I have two kids, one in Third grade and another in Kindergarten. We've had a good experience with this school. There are several programs to foster creativity, inspiration and critical thinking in every child. This school has a Gifted Program , a strong STEM program, Drama club, Journalism & Publishing club, Horizons academy to name a few. The rating I see on Greatschool does not do justice. Some recent achievements include: (1) The Destination Imagination team from RES topped in the district , went to state and all the way to Global finals in 2014 - a testament to creativity fostered here. (2) RES student won 1st place in Virginia Geography Fair in 2013. (3) Three student scholars were selected to present at Gettysburg to commemorate 150th anniversary of Gettysburg address. One of the speeches was so impressive that ancestry.com decided to put it on its website. The current Principal and the supporting staff are very energetic and responsible. Parent Teacher's Association (PTA) has a strong presence in this School and I urge every parent to be part of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2014

My school is Ruckersville Elementary School, and I have nothing but positive things to say! The school is a community of teachers, staff, parents, and administrators who want to see our children reach their fullest potential. Not only do they push our students to excel in the classroom, they are encouraged to find interests outside as well. With new after school clubs like art, drama, Lego, photography,(and many more) where our teachers give their personal time to run these clubs. I do believe the site hasn't been updated to reflect the current state of our testing. I believe this is the reason for the low rating. You would be hard pressed to find a parent at RES that would rate the school at a 3. If you are looking at moving to Greene Co. I encourage you to come to the school, have a tour, meet the principal teachers and staff before making a judgement. I wouldn't send my kids anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2013

I Love! Love! Love this school! Every single adult my child encounters at this school from the Custodians to the Principals provide rich learning experiences. The teachers consistently go above and beyond and parents involvement is always welcome and encouraged, in fact the best PTA I have ever seen. So glad I did not listen my realtor when she tried to steer us toward the more expensive (but smaller) Ablemarle homes with cautionary tales of Greene Schools. (BTW, I have since learned that practice is illegal) Do yourself a favor and before you buy a home and go tour the school, and meet the Principals, Teachers, and PTA President.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2013

As a first time parent I could not be more pleased that we chose Greene County to raise our children. I have jumped in with both feet because I feel that ultimately the success of my child is my responsibility. Being in the school at least once a week has allowed me to see how dedicated the staff and faculty are. My daughter is in kindergarden and even though there are 24 kids in her class her teacher as complete control and each child is given adequate and appropriate time with her to learn what is required. I am very pleased with how she has advanced so far this year. I am also extremely impressed with the new principle. You never see him just sitting in his office, unless he is meeting with a parent or has a room full of students reading to them. He is always roaming the halls and interacting with the students. What I have come to find out very quickly is that RES is not just a school that does the minium for its students, it is a school that goes above and beyond what I feel is expected. If class sizes are too big it is our job as parents and community members to fight for proper funding to make our schools the best they can be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2013

I have one child going to RES and the way his teachers challenge traditional old methods and impart creative new learning skills is absolutely amazing. I believe caring staff, motivated students and involving parents are key to a school's success and RES is in the right direction!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2013

My daughter is in kindergarten at RES. I've spent a great deal of time in her classroom and working with the PTA. Good things: The employees I have come across so far seem dedicated and try hard (with one glaring exception) and the new principal seems like a step in the right direction. The PTA is full of dedicated people working hard to improve the school- they inspire me. Bad: The class size is too big. 25 kids is too many in a K room where many kids don't know their shapes or letters and some can already read. They break up the kids in groups based on ability... I've witnessed it being effective at times, but largely chaotic with a great deal of time wasted. Independent working is certainly important, but with that many kids in the classroom it's impossible to keep kids on task and just too much time messing around. The behavior expectations are low (I can see why). My daughter quickly learned that one needs to be repremanded several times before there are even the mildest consequences. With the large number of kids who have very little preparation entering K, I have concerns that it will be a long time before my daughter's class can get to new stuff for her to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2012

I have two children at Ruckersville Elementary. I feel this school does not get the credit it is due. They have been through many principals some good some not so good. One thing is always constant the teachers care and work hard for your children. The current principal in very involved and I feel has the school on a good path. It is untrue that the advanced kids work by themselves. They do separate the kids into groups according to their abilities but each group gets equal time with the teacher. The other children work on their own. This is a skill they also need to learn. Maybe my only true complaint is that the class sizes are big. I feel the teachers handle this well. The school is welcoming to volunteers also the parents and PTA are strong and helpful. Over all this school is pretty good. Like with anything the more you put into something the more you get out. Be involved and support this school and you will be happy there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2010

My child is in kindergarten and I feel the class size is unmanageable. Currently, there are 24 kids in the class and they are split into 3 groups based on ability. During math and one of the reading rotations, the highest performing group is placed at an independent table- meaning they are left to teach themselves. This just doesn't work for kindergarten children. This group does get a limited amount of time with the teacher, but in an 7 hour school day, a half hour a day doesn't seem adequate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2009

There is limited feedback about your childs progress or behavior until its too late. Children's are placed in the classroom in groups of 5-6, which holds the smarter kids back due to increased distraction, and the teachers expectation for the smarter kid to have to help the not so smart kids. Teaching is strictly based on SOL expectations and not the abilities of the child which also holds the child back.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2007

My experience with Ruckersville Elementary has been wonderful! I give this school 5 stars. My daughter has been challenged academically and her teachers have always seemed to go the extra mile. When we moved to Greene County 2 years ago, I was very concerned about the schools when compared to Albemarle, but have been very pleased thus far!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2007

The academic program is fine, some of the teachers are great BUT the punishments are consistently inconsistent and many of the teachers are lax in their responsibilities on the playground and on the field trips.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2004

We transferred from a school my daughter disliked to this one. We absolutely love it. The staff is wonderful and they are concerned about each child. I have never had a bad experience with this school. They are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

I love this school. It has the best teachers and staff there ever is.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%
History and Social Science

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

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

The state average for English: Reading was 73% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
English: Writing

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

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 Students69%
Female students69%
Male students69%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial50%
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English70%

Math

All Students56%
Female students49%
Male students63%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial30%
White students62%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English57%

Science

All Students76%
Female students76%
Male students75%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial70%
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%
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 Students64%
Female students70%
Male students58%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White students60%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient students62%
Proficient in English64%

Math

All Students62%
Female students68%
Male students56%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White students62%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient students46%
Proficient in English64%
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 students67%
Male students81%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

English: Writing

All Students67%
Female students64%
Male students70%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%

Math

All Students62%
Female students58%
Male students67%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%

Science

All Students68%
Female students59%
Male students77%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English68%
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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105 Progress Place
Ruckersville, VA 22968
Phone: (434) 985-1472

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