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Marshall Road Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 641 students

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 2, 2014

My daughter has been with Marshall Road since elementary school, she is third grade now. AMAZING. Great teachers, great education and a great community spirit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2013

Amazing, the school truly has great staff. The teachers really try to reach out to the student. It is a safe and mind building enviorment, as long as the child has potential they will do really well.


Posted November 9, 2013

Excellent, my kids have been getting amazing grades, this school truly does go above and beyond.


Posted November 9, 2013

I have really been amazed from my children's grades. They are really doing amazing thanks to this school.


Posted September 20, 2013

The administration and teachers have demonstrated a level of caring and expertise that is truly impressive. My son has thrived in this very positive and supportive environment. I have seen not any kind of over focus on SOLs, but instead I've seen teachers who care and an administration that has been open to my participation in helping my son's education. It's a great place for a kid to learn and thrive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

A small town feel community with caring teachers and excellent academics. A strong PTA and volunteer of community, great principal leadership, it's a great school. I would like to see more technology, perhaps ipads for all the kids and more programs for the higher achieved children but its a warm environment, I would like to see spelling bees for instance and level 4 academics if possible added.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2013

Although the leadership could improve at this school, the teachers are excellent. The children love their school, school pride is very high and the level of academics ares stellar. I have been very happy sending two of my children through Marshall Road.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2013

Marshall Road is an excellent school. It is diverse and learning is differentiated in the classrooms to fit the needs each student. If you have the opportunity to have your child in Mrs. Thomas' first grade class, consider yourself blessed. She is caring, kind, and constantly challenges her students to do their best.. She loves having parents work with students in the classroom and is always available to chat about your child. There are other excellent teachers at Marshall Road but Mrs. Thomas goes above and beyond. She even goes to baseball and basketball games to see her students play! Marshall Road is a great school and my children love it there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2011

I have had children at MRE for the last 6 years. Over the time period the class sizes have increased (this year, to over 30) and the number of trailers has increased. Although the teachers and administration have the best of intentions it is impossible to do more than focus on SOLs, given the class sizes and diversity of students. By diversity, I mean ESLs and main streamed special needs. The GT are creamed off early and most opt for the GT school, Mosby Woods. Those that are not GT or special ed are "fine," so long as they pass the SOLs. If your idea of education is about fulfilling potential and learning beyond the SOLs, you may be disappointed, as I am. My children will go to private school now because SOL is not adequate preparation for high academic achievement. A suggestion for the administration: Please instruct teachers to not reference the SOL in the classroom. SOLs are are measure of the teaching, not the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2011

I went to Marshall Road for 6 years (1st through 6th grade). I had a pretty good education there they have some good teachers and some bad like any school. When I got to middle school I wasn't that prepared because the teachers only focus their teaching what's on the SOL's not helping you prepare for the next year. It is a good school for kids with learning disabilities and social disabilities but that makes it harder for the average and above average learners. It is not strange to have a kid being carried kicking and yelling down the hall way.


Posted February 9, 2011

My daughter is getting a great education in a caring environment. We have had excellent teachers for four years, and I've found the front office folks outstanding and committed. Beyond the school programs, there are great science, art, flex, math and music opportunities for your kid. PTA leadership and parental support is steller. High marks for M R E.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

I am extremely disappointed with the leadership at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2009

Disappointed.....very disappointed with Marshall Road ES. Teachers and admin. is very defensive when parents try to be involved with their children's education. Thank goodness we're not coming back here next year. My children were not at all challenged at this school-in terms of academics-only harassed & teased while the teachers did nothing except put the blame on my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2009

My daughter is in first-grade at this school. I have been very pleased with the teachers that she has had to date. The new principal is very involved. The school has a great mix of ethnicities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2008

I have been very happy with Marshall Road with two attending children. Their teachers are very accessible and responsive - as is the administrative staff. My kids love school and are excelling - we are happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2006

I was expecting to be blown away by the quality of this school, and was disappointed. Here's a thought--how about the administration stop blathering about how great the school is for its diversity and cultural awareness and just teach the children what they need to learn instead? My child was not challenged at this school; in fact, she backslid.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2003

I have been very satisfied with the school. The small class size and number of students makes for a wonderful learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
History and Social Science

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

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

The state average for English: Reading was 70% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
95%
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

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
93%

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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
English: Writing

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

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

All Students84%
Female students85%
Male students83%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students88%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient students73%
Proficient in English89%

Math

All Students84%
Female students85%
Male students82%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient students71%
Proficient in English91%

Science

All Students94%
Female students97%
Male students91%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities85%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient students90%
Proficient in English95%
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 Students81%
Female students90%
Male students74%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English89%

Math

All Students84%
Female students88%
Male students80%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students91%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students78%
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

English: Reading

All Students84%
Female students91%
Male students79%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students89%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient students60%
Proficient in English93%

English: Writing

All Students87%
Female students95%
Male students80%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students93%
Hispanic93%
Multiracial60%
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient students69%
Proficient in English91%

Math

All Students76%
Female students85%
Male students68%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students93%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient students56%
Proficient in English89%

Science

All Students62%
Female students64%
Male students59%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students85%
Hispanic22%
Multiracial40%
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient students27%
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 Students88%
Female students97%
Male students82%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students84%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient students75%
Proficient in English91%

Math

All Students90%
Female students97%
Male students85%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students91%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities65%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient students88%
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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