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Guilford Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 456 students

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Posted September 8, 2014

Once upon a time Guilford Elementary was a good school with good test scores and good teachers. My daughter is a Guilford grad and we were very happy with the school. Now the school can't even get full accreditation from the state due to the catchment area having multiple flophouses filled with illegal aliens. Their kids come to school not knowing a word of English and the Spanish they do know is atrocious. It breaks my heart to see what has become of the catchment area and now the school.


Posted August 27, 2011

My child absolutely loves Guilford and so do I! Everyone is 110% dedicated to the students. I always feel welcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2011

I really have enjoyed my 3 children attending this school for the last 2 years. The administration is very proactive about making sure parents are involved and the children's needs are supported. They have after school clubs for 4th & 5th graders, community outreach events like Thanksgiving dinner and other ways in which I have vbeen invited to interact with the staff and community. The children are diverse but my kids have not had problems with other children and have made a lot of friends. The teachers they have had have all really cared about my children's well being and education. They even order all the school supplies for each child for only $10 each year! My children have also attended 2 fairfax county schools and Guilford has been my favorite!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2008

The student to teacher ratio is good, without the pressure of new students from new housing like in Ashburn and other growing cities. My kids teachers are great and the curriculum is the same that you'll find in Ashburn or any other school in Loudoun. They handled bullying issues with grace and now the bully is my son's friend. The principal listened to my concerns and made sure the transition into this school was smooth for my kids. It's a great neighborhood school, you won't find better in another city in Loudoun county. My kids have gone to schools in Asia, Europe and stateside. Guilford isn't the best in the world but it certainly has it's positive qualities. We're happy to send out last two children to this school. My first grade daughter is reading, adding and subtracting and having fun in first grade. They'll learn calculus soon enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2008

My daughter's teacher seems wonderful and caring of her students but I still can not recommend this school. I really feel that this school is moving at a slow pace and focusing on less important issues. My daughter is reading very well but in 1st grade her math assignment is count how many triangle there are. They have not begun adding or subtracting. She will constantly bring home paper stamped 'amazing' but the work is half done and incorrect. We have ended up spending several hours a week having her redo all of her school work and explaining the material. We have had a real problem with the transportation from the school. They claim that the half mile from our house to the school is walkable even though part of that walk is through the wood over a graffiti covered bridge. Not safe. If moving here look at Ashburn, Leesburg, Bristow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2004

We moved from this area about 3 years ago. I was very disappointed in the school. Here are some of my reasons. One, it seem as if a lot of teachers were leaving. Two, I didn't like the fact that there were no adults outside the school when I would drop off my children (very unsafe). The year we moved there I felt the school was going down hill fast. In fact that year my children didn't even know who their teachers were going to be until the first day of school. May have changed now I hope.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2003

One of my children have graduated from Guilford ES and one is currently starting fourth grade. Next year I will have my third child start kindergarten. I believe the longevity of the teachers is a definite plus. My oldest 5th grade teacher is still teaching at Guilford (he is now 23). There are a few others still teaching at Guilford. They have wonderful activities for the students, parents and teachers to be involved. I believe Guilford has some great, very committed teachers who get the kids excited about learning. An energetic new young assistant principal came on board last year. The school benefits from lots of parent involvement as well as strong support from the local community.


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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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
86%
History and Social Science

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
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

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
89%
English: Writing

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

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

All Students54%
Female students60%
Male students47%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students64%
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficient students46%
Proficient in English63%

Math

All Students70%
Female students69%
Male students71%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students82%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient students63%
Proficient in English80%

Science

All Students65%
Female students67%
Male students63%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students70%
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient students57%
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 Students51%
Female students56%
Male students46%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students82%
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficient students37%
Proficient in English73%

Math

All Students74%
Female students76%
Male students72%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students83%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient students70%
Proficient in English80%
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 students51%
Male students51%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficient students31%
Proficient in English70%

English: Writing

All Students49%
Female students55%
Male students44%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficient students28%
Proficient in English63%

Math

All Students80%
Female students79%
Male students80%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient students66%
Proficient in English92%

Science

All Students79%
Female students74%
Male students83%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient students68%
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

  • 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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600 W Poplar Rd
Sterling, VA 20164
Phone: (571) 434-4550

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