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North Springfield Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 563 students

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Posted May 12, 2014

My daughter has been going to NSES for the past 4 years. We are very pleased with the school and have enjoyed every teacher so far. The principal and vice principal are a good team - they are both approachable, communicative, and have fun with the students. The counselor has a positive influence on the school community with fun programs that promote school spirit, discourage bullying, and value diversity. The school is very diverse, which is a reflection of the greater community. Parents are welcome to the program and all support is appreciated. The emphasis is on learning, but children are still allowed to be kids at NSES and that is something our family appreciates. Our daughter was going thru a tough time and her teachers were so patient and understanding. I feel like they sincerely care about her and the well-being of all their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2013

this school is great for kids. wonderful teachers who are experienced and energetic. My daughter loves this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

Great Staff! Students who enjoy learning make this top notch school. I look forward to National Reflection art program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2011

This school is an excellent school for both my son and daughter. My son has been an honor roll student, and he and my daughter love her teachers. Ms. Alexander is an awesome principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

this school is excellent! I attended it when I was very young! Excellent teachers and programs! My daughter goes their now and loves her kindergarten teacher
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2005

We have twin daughters in the 1st grade who love the teachers and faculty. The school building appears to be in great shape. High level of parental involvement and extracurricular activities. Art, PE, & music are fully integrated into the curriculum: 3 days per week.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2005

Both of my children have come through the NSES system. I have been extremely happy with the quality of the administration, the teachers, and the active parents. I have never encountered any issues with overly stringent 'behavior modification.' Like any school system, some teachers are more very active and engaging than others. I would strongly suggest attending the PTA meetings to learn more from the parents and administration. Also, the grade level teachers rotate through the PTA meetings giving the parents a change to speak more frankly and directly to the teachers. We have also loved the diversity represented in this school and the events held to celebrate this diversity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2004

My son will be going to North Springfield Elementary school next year for kindergarten. I would like to know more from previous parent as to 'behaviour modification tools a bit too stringent'. If you read this, please elaborate as to what behaviour modification tools they use and what exactly is too stingent? Thanks in advance. I emailed the principal asking about registration, she answered my email right away. So that's very responsive and a good first sign for me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2004

As a former student of NSE, I just wanted to say that it was a great school! I had awesome teachers and I am now a teacher in the southeast. Mrs. Sylvester, Mrs. Kreber only to name a couple. Go Beavers!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 27, 2003

As a first year parent, I am finding some of the behaviour modification tools a bit too stingent, but otherwise the lot of teachers and staff seem to be interested in what is happening to the student body.
—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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
84%
History and Social Science

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

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 70% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
95%

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 73% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%
English: Writing

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

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

All Students74%
Female students78%
Male students68%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students79%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities93%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient students60%
Proficient in English86%

Math

All Students62%
Female students57%
Male students68%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students70%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities100%
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English72%

Science

All Students94%
Female students92%
Male students96%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities92%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient students91%
Proficient in English95%
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 Students61%
Female students61%
Male students62%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students71%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White students57%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English71%

Math

All Students71%
Female students71%
Male students71%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students86%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White students64%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient students62%
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 Students76%
Female students68%
Male students85%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students69%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient students65%
Proficient in English87%

English: Writing

All Students70%
Female students73%
Male students68%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students88%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White students60%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient students64%
Proficient in English74%

Math

All Students70%
Female students65%
Male students77%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students79%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient students60%
Proficient in English83%

Science

All Students58%
Female students58%
Male students59%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students68%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White students60%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient students38%
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

  • 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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7602 Heming Court
Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: (703) 658-5500

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