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Oakland Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 472 students

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5 stars

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted April 2, 2014

The Oakland elementary School is a wonderful school to send your child. It has a five star rating for higher education. The staff seem to be hard but it is for the students good, self discipline and encouragement. I like was when the kids are on the playground enjoying each others break time. they may need more computers, and other supplies. great school are the best!


Posted March 16, 2014

I love Oakland Elementary. I have 3 children who attend this school and the support of teachers and staff is outstanding. One of my daughter's had an incident at school, but the situation was taken care of immediately and staff have gone above and beyond to show little toleration for such behavior and ensure my daughter was well taken care of. I highly recommend Oakland to new families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2013

I am happy to say that my grandchildren love it at Oakland Elementary School. They are both learning so much and the teachers and staff are excellent. The school is very neat and nice atmosphere to be in. Thanks to Oakland Elementary for all you do.


Posted February 1, 2013

OES is beyond one of the greatest schools in the world. (The world is not an exaggeration) Both of our kids have been blessed with great educators, and have amazing support from the staff. Unfortunately, there are irrational and inadequate parents that does not support or appreciate quality education. Clearly, disrespecting and dishonoring staff within the home does not presents appropriate parental role modeling for kids; and leaves me questioning the maturity of your parenting skills. However, as an involved father and mother, we graciously appreciate the quality of education given to our kids. There is favoritism.... OES favors positivity and excellence, not mediocrity and ignorance. Go Braves!!!!!! The Powell Family
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2013

Oakland is a grade A school!!! Mr. Phillips and Mrs. Ball run a tight ship and shows that they care about the childrens well-being. My daughter is now in the 5th grade and I've never had a problem with any of her teacher. It's feels good to send my child to such a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2013

I would first of all like to say that I think Oakland Elementary is an exceptional school, and I am sorry that there are a few(very few) people out there that disagree. Mr. Phillips is a great principal and cares a lot about his students. He is willing to help in anyway that he can, and his disciplinary methods are so good, that the mere mention of his name in my home will change an unruly behavior almost instantly! I have 5 year old twins in this school, and as an over protective parent, I feel great when I drop my children off at this school, and I am relieved that they enjoy being there. And even before the recent school attacks, I have always felt that my children were safe at Oakland because Mrs. Ball is awesome and no one gets past her! I love the teachers there, and I feel they do all that they can to make sure that all of the children succeed. How many schools do you know of out there where the kindergarten kids can read before entering 1st grade? And Im not talking about just words here and there, my children can sit down and read a beginner book, and school isnt over yet, so I look forward to seeing what they can do by the end of the year. Oakland Elementary is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2013

It most certainly is an exceptional school. It exceptionally frustrating, horrifying, pretentious. The staff blatantly shows favoritism. No one takes any sort of responsibility for the education, and puts it all in the parents laps. Thus far the classwork that has come home is the same busy work day after day and the teaching is done with the homework. There is no Title I program so unless your child is gifted or in need of special ed, they get left in the dust. The PTA is an excuse to gather and gossip and have yet to make any real contribution to the school. I've never seen a school where popularity is given more credit than the 3 R's but this one strives to please the outward image bean counters. The principal is a sneaky weasel and has be renamed in my household as "Principal Pass the Buck", because that's all he does. Nothing is his responsibility, but he won't point you in the proper direction to get the answers you are looking for either. Save your time, just go somewhere else if you can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2011

IMy oldest child started at Oakland in Kindergarten and is now in the 2nd grade. It is an exceptional school. Each year her teacher has been everything I could expect allowing and encouraging her to advance at her own pace in reading, math, and all other subjects. My son just started this year at Oakland and, though very different from his sister, is receiving the same excellent teaching. The 4 rating does not do it justice. The art, music, p.e., and computer programs have been interesting, educational and a great addition to their education experience. I can be quite particular about the education of my children, yet have found Oakland a great elementary school with incredible teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2007

yes I am a proud parent of now one Oakland elementary my daughter is now nine and she has been attending Oakland since kindergarten.i also have an older daughter who is now 23 and she attended Oakland k-5 Oakland is a great school their curriculum is awesome and I hope that my daughters will allow there kids to be able to let there kids go to Oakland so there kids can experience a wonderful,warm feeling school that when you leave home you still feel at home the teachers are warm and caring the principle is outstanding the assistant principle is always on p's and q's she always knows what is going on within her school the staff knows parents by name and knows what child is supposed to go where go mrs.ball and I feel safe leaving my child in the hands of Oakland elementary staff stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2005

Both of my sons are students at Oakland elementary. The school is great. The teachers are awesome. Dr. Rice is very friendly. They have great programs. I can't say enough about Oakland Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2005

This school is awesom, it's a feeling you get when you leave your kids in a healthy and happy environment. The staff are never too busy to smile. Dr.Rice even takes time to make pancakes....wow The school offers a wide range social activites, parties and field trips which is great for adolecent morale. SOL's are no big deal due to the remedial skills that are covered day-to-day. This school is a home away from home for my two kids whom have really enjoyed their 2005 school year. Sicerely, Than-you staff The Councils
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2005

What a great school, just can't say enought about it. Great people providing a great education!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
75%
History and Social Science

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
97%

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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
English: Writing

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students79%
Female students86%
Male students73%
Black students68%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

Math

All Students77%
Female students76%
Male students78%
Black students56%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

Science

All Students92%
Female students91%
Male students93%
Black students82%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%
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 Students79%
Female students87%
Male students73%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

Math

All Students92%
Female students94%
Male students90%
Black students86%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%
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 Students90%
Female students92%
Male students87%
Black students84%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

English: Writing

All Students81%
Female students87%
Male students73%
Black students76%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

Math

All Students82%
Female students89%
Male students73%
Black students77%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

Science

All Students87%
Female students84%
Male students90%
Black students80%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%
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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5505 Godwin Blvd
Suffolk, VA 23434
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