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Lawson-Marriott Elementary School

Public | PK-7 | 232 students

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Posted December 20, 2013

What really stands out for me the most about this school is that during the award ceremony, my daughter stated, I could really tell that the principal is excited about how well the students are doing. From what I have experienced, my daughter s fourth grade teachers exude that same caring attitude. From the bus driver, to the teachers and the principal, this little school has left a huge impression on us, because they really care about the students at Lawson-Marriot. T & C Lewis
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2013

Lawson is a great little school in a rural community with dedicated staff who does whatever it takes to make the learning environment a pleasurable one. It is displeasing to learn of the negative comments regarding the new principal. Since she has come to the school she has increased the awareness and need for school safety and encouraged students and staff to rise to new heights challenging all to do their best within their own unique differences. My heart goes out to the faculty and staff at Lawson Elementary because they do a whole lot with a little bit and it is unfortunate that parents would rather complain and attack than help and support in a possitive manner.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 22, 2013

I am a proud staff member at Lawson-Marriott and am offended by the statement that was posted on September 4, 2013. Lawson promotes professionalism and children first. Be mindful of the unprofessional comments you make on others. As adults, you should know it's not what is on the outside, it's whats on the inside that counts Involvement in your child's education will create a trusting relationship with Lawson and promote a positive learning experience for your child..
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 4, 2013

I have a daughter that is in Lawson and has been for a few years. It started off great, she loved it. She still loves school, but the principal is another story. The principal is very rude and does not want parents in the school at all. She is buying new signs saying no parking instead of trying to get new books for the kids. A lot of the books are 15-20 years old. She dresses very unprofessional and looks like she should be working the streets instead of working with kids. If things do not change I will send my child elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2012

I am thrilled with the amount of hard work the teachers invest in the students at Lawson. It is a rural school with a nice mix of ethnicities. We moved to King and Queen from a very large blue ribbon Elementary school located in a different state nonetheless, the quality of education at this school does not seem too far behind and only getting better! I am very pleased with Lawson and heard so many negative comments when moving here that I felt it necessary to let others know...keep your money in the County and send your child to Lawson. It is a great school! It is up to the parents to get involved!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2011

I have had three children going through Lawson over the past 19 years and this is a GREAT scholl with GREAT teachers, that just keeps getting better and better! The school motto is: "Enter to Achieve, Leave to Succeed", and these children will. The first thing you still hear when you move into King & Queen County is, "You're not going to send your children to THOSE schools, are you?" That is so insanely racist, unfair, and untrue I can't even begin to deal with it! We are white, and I'm telling you that if all the folks who have sent their children (and money) to other schools, private schools, or homeschooled had invested that time and energey in our public school system - well, just imagine where we would be!
—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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
73%
History and Social Science

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
English: Writing

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

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
73%
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 75% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
63%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 88% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%
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 Students91%
Female students92%
Male studentsn/a
Black students92%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%

Math

All Students82%
Female students79%
Male studentsn/a
Black students85%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

Science

All Students88%
Female students92%
Male studentsn/a
Black students92%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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

English: Reading

All Students81%
Female students82%
Male students81%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

Math

All Students46%
Female students18%
Male students67%
Black students45%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students46%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English46%
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 studentsn/a
Male students59%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English65%

English: Writing

All Students57%
Female students80%
Male students44%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students64%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English57%

Math

All Students31%
Female studentsn/a
Male students29%
Black students33%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students30%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities31%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English31%

Science

All Students63%
Female students70%
Male students59%
Black students53%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%
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 Students77%
Female students86%
Male students69%
Black students75%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

Math

All Students73%
Female students71%
Male students75%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%
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 students64%
Male students57%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students53%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English61%

Math

All Students41%
Female students54%
Male students29%
Black students27%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students50%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English41%
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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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab
Clubs
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Clubs
  • Step team
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Cooking club
  • Step team
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Cora Coefield
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Kickball
  • Softball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Community service
  • Cooking club
  • Cub scouts
  • Girl scouts
  • Robotics club
  • Step team
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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1599 Newtown Rd
St. Stephens Church, VA 23148
Phone: (804) 769-3116

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