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South Hill Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 885 students

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Posted February 26, 2013

this is the worst school! the programs are not being properly handled and no room for our kid's minds to grow. this school only focuses on disciple (which is not working). SCHOOL IS SUPPOSE TO BE THERE TO HELP KIDS LEARN!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2012

They are very good to my children, my first two love SHE, my third child has learning disability and they tailored his learning in a way that he is in a regular class but he has a different pace. He improved socially and he is getting better in his academics. My son is in Kindergarten (2012) and he loves his school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2008

This is the worst school I have ever had the displeasure of working with for a long time. I have a bipolar child who needed certain services and they did nothing for my child except make him feel stupid and he is anything but. Most of the staff is a joke except for ms. spain.She is the only star on that staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2008

This is the first school my child has gone to that goes the extra mile for the students. Thank you for that.
—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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
82%
History and Social Science

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

130 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
90%

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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
English: Writing

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

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
94%

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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

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

All Students62%
Female students71%
Male students53%
Black students51%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English62%

Math

All Students42%
Female students49%
Male students35%
Black students31%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students52%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities43%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English42%

Science

All Students79%
Female students78%
Male students80%
Black students69%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%
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 students66%
Male students62%
Black students51%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English64%

Math

All Students60%
Female students63%
Male students57%
Black students49%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities21%
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

English: Reading

All Students65%
Female students64%
Male students65%
Black students56%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English65%

English: Writing

All Students60%
Female students66%
Male students54%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English60%

Math

All Students66%
Female students68%
Male students63%
Black students59%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English66%

Science

All Students76%
Female students77%
Male students74%
Black students69%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%
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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  • Mrs. Joan Covington

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1290 Plank Road
South Hill, VA 23970
Phone: (434) 447-8134

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