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Donahoe Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 493 students

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Posted February 19, 2014

My daughter has thrived at this school! They encourage her and push her to be the best she can be. They don't avoid situations and they make it their business to handle any issues that arise. I wish they were more involved in the Box Top program. I think they would really benefit from it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

This is my daughter's first year at Donahoe. (Although I went to Donahoe when I was a child)However, so far I have really been impressed with her teacher Mrs Karkosak. Also, the school seems to be very organized with the coordination of art, music and PE classes. When I went to orientation, I believe they told me that the PTA involvement was very strong, 90-95%. So I am excited about their plans for this school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2006

My daughter has been going to this school for 2 years now and she absolutely loves it! The teachers and the principal really care about the students and as a parent I really appreciate it. We need more administrators and teachers that care so much. Thanks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2005

We have attened this school for 4 years now. I am so pleased with the teachers,and principal. We have been provided a safe and great learning enviroment. The programs help all of the children grow and learn valuable life skills. Students are taught to believe in themselves,and to dream big. Only 'greatness' can come with the positive attitudes expressed daily. Thank You, for giving our child a wonderful start in life. Sincerly, A Grateful Parent.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%
History and Social Science

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

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

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
78%

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

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
76%
English: Writing

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students52%
Female students55%
Male students49%
Black students51%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students54%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English52%

Math

All Students60%
Female students64%
Male students56%
Black students57%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White students57%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English57%

Science

All Students78%
Female students80%
Male students76%
Black students72%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%
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 Students62%
Female students66%
Male students58%
Black students44%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English61%

Math

All Students68%
Female students79%
Male students58%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities80%
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

English: Reading

All Students57%
Female students62%
Male students53%
Black students51%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English57%

English: Writing

All Students38%
Female students43%
Male students35%
Black students31%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students52%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities40%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English38%

Math

All Students55%
Female students68%
Male students44%
Black students48%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English53%

Science

All Students63%
Female students65%
Male students62%
Black students55%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English62%
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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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Joseph D. Koontz

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1801 Graves Rd
Sandston, VA 23150
Phone: (804) 328-4035

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