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Thaxton Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 247 students

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Posted October 15, 2008

I love this school and they do such an amazing job teaching my Preschooler
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Posted October 2, 2007

My son has started this school year in Kindergarten. Ever since he has been there, I have noticed his skills just improving more and more. I am very proud of him and I am so happy with the education that he is getting from Thaxton. I went there as a child myself and I am so glad that he will have the chance to go there also. He is always coming home and showing us the new things he has learned.He loves his teacher Mrs. Brown and all of the new friends he has made. I know that this school will really help my son in his development.
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Posted August 25, 2006

This is a wonderful school. The teachers are very caring, patient and skilled. I am very fortuntate to be able to send my Child to Thaxton.
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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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
76%
History and Social Science

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

29 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
95%

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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
English: Writing

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
83%

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 74% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
90%
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

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
97%
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 students56%
Male students50%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students52%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English54%

Math

All Students48%
Female students44%
Male students55%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students46%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English48%

Science

All Students69%
Female students71%
Male students67%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students68%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%
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 Students39%
Female students31%
Male students47%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students39%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English39%

Math

All Students75%
Female students69%
Male students80%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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

English: Reading

All Students83%
Female students89%
Male students76%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

English: Writing

All Students83%
Female students95%
Male students69%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

Math

All Students50%
Female students47%
Male students53%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students49%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English50%

Science

All Students89%
Female students95%
Male students82%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%
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 Students69%
Female students71%
Male students67%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%

Math

All Students83%
Female students79%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%
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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1081 Monorail Circle
Thaxton, VA 24174
Phone: (540) 586-3821

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