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Sandy Hook Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1014 students

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Posted January 16, 2011

Sandy Hook is an excellent school. My daughter has attended K & 1st. I am amazed at how much my daughter has learned, she is reading better now in first grade than I read at 5th or 6th grade. The parent involvement is great as well. I am involved in the Watch Dog program at the school & you can definetly feel the apprecation from the students as well as the teachers. I would highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2010

Love this school! My daughter learned more in a week there than she did in a month warren county .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2010

Sandy Hook has a lot of parent volunteers, but it lacks the real basics, such as textbooks. I could not believe my 4th grader had no textbooks -- just photocopied worksheets and old standardized tests. The teacher quality also drops sharply after the younger grades (K-2 or 3). Probably because they know they are just teaching to the test anyway which is not their doing, but it is the reality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2009

Sandy Hook is an excellent school with an excellent principal, vice principal's, teacher's, and staff. The parent involvement is excellent and there is never a shortage of parent volunteers. The kids love it there. They are always pushing my child to do better and realize that all the children in one class are not on the same reading level, etc. They really individualize their homework with that in mind.
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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.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
History and Social Science

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

167 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
91%

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 73% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
English: Writing

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

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

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.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students66%
Female students62%
Male students70%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students66%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%

Math

All Students64%
Female students65%
Male students64%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students65%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%

Science

All Students78%
Female students76%
Male students80%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%
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 Students75%
Female students81%
Male students70%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Math

All Students84%
Female students86%
Male students83%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%
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 Students80%
Female students81%
Male students78%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

English: Writing

All Students66%
Female students70%
Male students62%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English66%

Math

All Students67%
Female students66%
Male students69%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students68%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English66%

Science

All Students66%
Female students63%
Male students70%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students66%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English65%
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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  • Melissa Foltz

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Strasburg, VA 22657
Phone: (540) 465-8281

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