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Garfield Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 361 students

 

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Posted December 26, 2010

My children have been at Garfield for 2 years now and they love it. No complaints about getting up and out of the house in the morning unlike previous schools. The kids actually look foreward to it! There is an excellent staff and good environment. Test scores are pretty good too for the county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2010

When i was told my children were going to Garfield. I did not want them to go.The school looked old and dismal on the outside. A parent whose child was to start with my own ...said a friend look up their test scores and they were very high for the county.My attitude changed when i saw the great student to teacher ratio. The dedication and wisdom to teach our children in innovative and fun ways of learning. I was a champion from then on! The staff was excellent! From the Office to the Teachers and Principals! We felt welcomed. You can't judge a book by it cover! It's our hidden Gem in Springfield ,VA and I could not be more proud, and am happier now that my children our excelling. The Music "band, strings, chorus"programs, the Arts, the gym class, Arts, and even the librarian! Are wonderful...Thanks to a dedicated staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2009

We are military and this is our fourth elementary school. I am so impressed with the compassion the students show for each other and the dedication of the administration and the teachers. The principal, vice principal, and counselor greet everyone by name in the morning when they get off the bus. My kids love their teachers and hope we don't move for a long time!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2006

Both of my girls have gone to Garfield, my youngest is going on to 7th grade next year and will have to leave Garfield. They have been great and my children have benefitted from the teachers, the many different cultures and the optimism in the school. The teacher and staff are dedicated to teaching the kids responsibility and being there to assist.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2005

My two children have attended Garfield for the past four years. We have had a wonderful experience. The teachers and staff are commited to providing a top notch education. Garfield has an excellent Language Arts program. My son struggled in reading in first grade but now is an above average reader. Garfield also offers a diverse population where everyone learns to appreciate each other's cultural background. Garfield offers music, art P.E. and various after school programs. We will certainly miss this school when it comes our time to leave.
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Posted April 29, 2004

Garfield Elementary is a terrible school. It's 50 years old and it's age shows. Despite a great student to teacher ratio there is no individual attention. My child loved school before tranferring here. He now loathes it. A truly depressing experince for an elementary school-aged child.
—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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
69%
History and Social Science

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%

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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
93%

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

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
English: Writing

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
79%
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 74% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 86% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students71%
Female students67%
Male students78%
Black students70%
Asian students72%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient students70%
Proficient in English72%

Math

All Students53%
Female students48%
Male students61%
Black students40%
Asian students56%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficient students42%
Proficient in English72%

Science

All Students87%
Female students87%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students91%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient students83%
Proficient in English94%
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 Students50%
Female students50%
Male students50%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students75%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficient students43%
Proficient in English59%

Math

All Students53%
Female students50%
Male students55%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students83%
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient students52%
Proficient in English53%
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 Students60%
Female students61%
Male students59%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students65%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient students52%
Proficient in English67%

English: Writing

All Students69%
Female students74%
Male students64%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students77%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient students55%
Proficient in English79%

Math

All Students59%
Female students61%
Male students57%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students74%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students58%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient students44%
Proficient in English73%

Science

All Students61%
Female students52%
Male students68%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students57%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient students52%
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 Students85%
Female students84%
Male students88%
Black students80%
Asian students94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient students60%
Proficient in English97%

Math

All Students85%
Female students85%
Male students83%
Black students90%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient students79%
Proficient in English88%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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7101 Old Keene Mill Rd
Springfield, VA 22150
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