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Sugarland Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 557 students

 

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Posted May 28, 2012

We have been pleasantly surprised by Sugarland. The principal is amazing. My kid's teacher runs an organized, efficient classroom. Bullying is absolutely not allowed at this school. Sugarland creates a tolerant environment where the kids treat each other respectfully. I have heard the complaint that more time is spent on children that are learning English so other kids are ignored. I have had lunch with my kid s class; nearly all the kids speak English well. Children are all in competition for the teacher s attention because of the class size. That is going to be a problem regardless of the school. Sugarland does have more kids that are poor and start school unprepared. However, they are teaching the exact same thing in the classroom as the other schools. Loudoun has a set curriculum. My husband and I are both well educated with advanced degrees. I am sure that our kids will have top test scores, go to college and do well. As a member of this community, I also hope that the other children will do well. I am not raising a calculator, I am raising a person. I want my child to grow up to be kind and tolerant, as well as intelligent. Sugarland is working out very well for us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

This is great school and aswom teachers who were working hard. Should practice SOL's more structured way to improve schoold score.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2007

My daughter went there to be close to my sitter. She had a wonderful teacher. The staff was very caring. Field trips were great. We went to the Washington D.C. twice and once to the Washington National Zoo. Field day at the school was very creative. We had a great time! The multi-cultural night was a joy. One older lady at the office isn't very nice but the other is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2007

We moved our son to Sugarland after two years of private school. Wow..what a wise decision. Sugarland's teachers and principal are amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2007

Sugarland may have a 'bad rep', but it is really a great school. Class sizes are small and the teachers really care. The new administration is great, and the new addition is coming along nicely. The PTO does a great job making fun events for families. It's a shame more parents aren't involved with the PTO. It could have even more programs for the community. I am glad that my kids are going to a diversely populated school. That is the way of the real world and by exposing them to it early in life, I hope they will never know bigotry.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

The teachers and staff at Sugarland truly care about the students. Students are given extra help and assistance if needed and are challenged as needed. My child is treated as an individual learner and is receiving a wonderful education! I love this school and wish that I had gone there as a child!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2005

I do not recommend this school. Spanish appears to be the primary language for most students. Since teachers must concentrate on teaching English as a second language, native English speakers are not given the attention or quality that they deserve. If you live here and can afford to, enroll your child in a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2004

Some students learning English in first and second great. You call it 'great school', I say 'it is sad'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2004

It was a great school for me when I went there. I wish that I could go back but I know that I can't. The teachers there are great with kids and always were. They always try to help the kids if they have problems if they can and if they can't they try to find someone who can. At least that's what I think about that school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 2, 2003

Tremendous amount of community involvement invited and welcomed. I love how entire families are welcomed at school activities, from back to school night to sharing lunch with your child. The assistant principal is both a friend and leader to the students, and is present at most school functions (along with a large number of staff members). Several family friendly activities are planned each year with great turn-outs and school spirit, boosted by the presence and support of teachers. Each child is treated as an important part of how the school functions, and students are enlisted as reading buddies, 'positive friends', etc. I've witnessed a huge ampount of teamwork and support between the staff- as opposed to competition- over the past 4 years of my son's exceptional education. I truly cannot think of any negatives!


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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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
72%
History and Social Science

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
88%

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 70% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
75%
English: Writing

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students72%
Female students70%
Male students73%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient students69%
Proficient in English78%

Math

All Students65%
Female students61%
Male students67%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students64%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient students58%
Proficient in English78%

Science

All Students95%
Female students88%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient students100%
Proficient in English93%
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 Students46%
Female students59%
Male students35%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students55%
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
White students55%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficient students27%
Proficient in English64%

Math

All Students53%
Female students59%
Male students47%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students73%
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficient students40%
Proficient in English66%
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 Students51%
Female students62%
Male students43%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students90%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White students62%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficient students34%
Proficient in English73%

English: Writing

All Students54%
Female students63%
Male students45%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White students64%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficient students43%
Proficient in English63%

Math

All Students68%
Female students78%
Male students57%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students90%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White students62%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient students62%
Proficient in English75%

Science

All Students62%
Female students62%
Male students61%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students73%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White students64%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient students51%
Proficient in English75%
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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65 Sugarland Run Dr
Sterling, VA 20164
Phone: (571) 434-4460

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