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Lightfoot Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 298 students

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Posted August 27, 2013

A great school, the teachers are great. Maybe one or two are very strict, but as one teacher said "They rule with an iron fist." Teachers and principal is attentive, and bullying rarely happens. The children are happy and content, as well as the parents. After fifth grade, some kids go to locust Grove, and others go to Prospect. So that creates a separating feeling with some of the kids, although most go to Locust Grove.


Posted February 19, 2010

My son entered third grade five months ago and we've had a great experience. The principal is amazingly hands-on and the staff have been willing to help sort out my son's special needs, which I really appreciate. My only complaint is that one staff member has been rude to both me and my son, but otherwise our experience has been great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2008

The new teachers are wonderful and the principal is the best. I wish my child didn't have to graduate!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2007

My son just finished 5th grade. He had 23 students in his class, and close to the same in 4th grade. The classrooms are a little crowded. The 5th grade hallway is open. You have to walk through one classroom to get to the next. Right now you do get the best principle I have ever meet.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%
History and Social Science

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
99%

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 73% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
English: Writing

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
99%
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 Students65%
Female students63%
Male students67%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English65%

Math

All Students42%
Female students37%
Male students48%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students44%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities43%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English42%

Science

All Students82%
Female students77%
Male students87%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%
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 Students77%
Female students76%
Male students78%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

Math

All Students75%
Female students80%
Male students71%
Black students71%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%
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 Students77%
Female students78%
Male students76%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

English: Writing

All Students70%
Female students75%
Male students64%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English70%

Math

All Students70%
Female students73%
Male students66%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%

Science

All Students86%
Female students78%
Male students93%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%
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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  • Jewel Williams

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Unionville, VA 22567
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