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Hunt Valley Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 605 students

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Posted July 1, 2014

My fifth grader complains about many bullying incidents that took place in the kids interaction. Every week we have a new story to deal with. The school and staff are great. I just think more diversity events and differences acceptance activities should be planned for and let kids participate in. Religious and appearance differences should be dealt with intensively as each kid come from a different home and background and should learn how to respect others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2014

This school is one of the best around. The staff, the administration, the community, the PTA, nothing tops it. In regards to the bullying comment, I personally have never seen anything as such tolerated by this school. Kids will say mean things at any school, and if an adult or administration were brought in to a situation, they would handle it as any good school would. My kids feel loved here, the neighborhood is great, the parent involvement is top notch, it's just a great school, with a lot of great history!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2014

Hunt Valley is good academically, however, bullying is so harsh among kids. The kids laugh at my daughter because she is on the Autism spectrum and a girl told her that she is Autistic to make others girls laugh. Once another girl stopped talking to her because my daughter belongs to another religion. I don't understand from where these elementary grade kids got their religious difference judgments and this harshness on kids with disabilities. Kids Behavior build the school culture. Diversity with no inclusion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2012

Hunt Valley Elementary is an outrageous school with great programs and wonderful teachers! i am a fifth grader in Hunt Valley and my teacher is really nice, teaches a lot, and never gets off topic . Hunt Valley has done a lot with also teaching kids to behave inside and outside of school too.


Posted February 26, 2012

We moved to our neighborhood in Springfield specifically to be at Hunt Valley. Quite simply, one of the best schools in the state - with great teachers, great kids, an active PTA program, etc. My daughter's K-class had to waitlist some room parents because there were too many applicants! I grew up in a teacher's household and am simply thrilled with Hunt Valley.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2011

Yes, the class sizes are large. Both my kids have 28 students. Kindergarten classes do have an assistant teacher. Despite the class sizes, I am amazed at how at how much each child is taken care of academically. My 3rd grader has a tailored spelling list each week, as do all his peers. I don't know how his teacher does it. In both of my kids classes, they are broken up into smaller groups according to ability for some of the subjects. Each child either gets the help they need or is challenged accordingly. I have no doubt that my kids are getting an exceptional education at this school. As for the staff, they are wonderful. From the day we were just "school hunting", there was just a warm, caring, and loving feel in the air from the staff. I was impressed to see teachers standing in the front of the school lobby greeting the children. Also, parent support is huge, great PTA and lots of parent support in the class room. This must be how the kids get the individual attention they need in class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2009

Determining class size is misleading. When the number of students enrolled in a school is divided by the number of all the teachers in a building, you're given the idea that a smaller class size number exists than are actually in classrooms. Physical education, music, art, special sevices, and special program teachers do not have all the students at one time, but their numbers are used to determine the Student to FTE Teacher Ratio. So seeing a ratio of 1:14 is very misleading, when after seeing the school, there are actually 28 students to a room with one regular fulltime teacher, even in the lower levels such as first grade!


Posted February 20, 2009

I have lived in this area for 20 years and all 3 of my children have attended. This is a great school with an amazing reading program! Their prep for the SOL's was right on! Great support for the parents of our children as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2009

We are moving soon, and I wish I could take this school with us. It is outstanding in all areas. The children and parents are very lucky to have this school, which is a model for all others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2008

Hunt Valley is an amazing school. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. We transfered into the area and were welcomed with open arms. My children's teachers have bent over backwards to help them adjust to their new school. I would highly recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2007

This is a pretty nice school until 4th grade . I am a rising seventh grader, and I didn't like being a student at Hunt Valley. They treated the sixth graders unreasonably and gave them no responsibility. Most teachers had favorites and graded you by if they liked you. The guidance consular made your problem even worse then what it was. But in my opinion hunt valley is not a good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2007

This is the best elementary school my children have ever attended. Everyone cares about each other and the teachers are always willing to help with any kind of problem. Mrs. Barker is always available to the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2007

This school is very nice. I am a rising seventh grader, and I enjoyed being a student there. But some years weren't so fun for me. Some of the teachers treated the sixth graders like they were third graders. Overall, it's a good school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 28, 2007

Great school and atmosphere for the children to learn! Teachers are very well trained and want all of their children to succeed. Very active in the community and after school programs. Excellent before and after school SACC program. Teachers really care about the children. We are so happy we moved to this part of Fairfax County!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2006

hunt valley elementary school has a great and great teachers their learning technics are very fun all kids enjoy no mater how old or how young all the teachers and the staff try there hardiest witch makes the students want to work their hardiest
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2005

Wow. Just an outstanding school. Can't say enough good about Mrs. Barker (Principal). She runs a tight ship but overall the school atmosphere is lightheated and fun. Most teachers are excellent, but there are a few that are only fair.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2005

Hunt Valley is an awesome school. The teachers are wonderful and the administration is fabulous. Plus, there are many excellent activites like SCA, patrols, Be Smart, Don't Start, and Art Club. At Hunt Valley there is no 'in crowd', everyone just gets along. No school can top Hunt Valley.
—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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
History and Social Science

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
99%

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

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
English: Writing

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
90%

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

The state average for English: Reading was 74% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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 Students84%
Female students88%
Male students81%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial75%
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient students77%
Proficient in English86%

Math

All Students88%
Female students85%
Male students91%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students83%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial92%
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities68%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient students77%
Proficient in English91%

Science

All Students96%
Female students94%
Male students98%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities84%
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient students92%
Proficient in English97%
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 students71%
Male students74%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students81%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient students65%
Proficient in English74%

Math

All Students80%
Female students83%
Male students78%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students88%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient students76%
Proficient in English81%
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 Students84%
Female students90%
Male students81%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students87%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

English: Writing

All Students90%
Female students90%
Male students90%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

Math

All Students81%
Female students80%
Male students82%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students80%
Proficient in English81%

Science

All Students88%
Female students93%
Male students85%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%
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 Students95%
Female students96%
Male students93%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English95%

Math

All Students95%
Female students98%
Male students93%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%
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.

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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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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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7107 Sydenstricker Rd
Springfield, VA 22152
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