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Stenwood Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 507 students

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I had one child attend this school, and found everything from the teacher's to the counselor to the office staff incompetent. The counselor is overbearing and is in great need of personal development for herself, she should not be working with children as a role model. The office staff is rude and forget that you have a right to still be your child's parent. They have an attitude that they own your child once your child enters the school building. I have tried to figure out how to legitimately have my child pupil placed in another school. My only hope at this point is that we can move. Disappointing staff, when it is costly to live in this area, I would hope that the school would provide a quality education to the neighborhood it serves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2014

There are some great, dedicated professional teachers. sadly many left in recent years. Music Program is great, as Is the advanced math. Guidance counsellor is wonderful and really knows and genuinely enjoys the students. Art teacher is quirky, often tells children their work is "wrong" as she tries to "correct " it. school is smallish and has /had a nice sense of community, but sorely lacks after school activities. It was not always like this. parents rush thru the kiss & ride to pick up kids or large buses arrive to transport them to outside activities elsewhere, instead of staying at school for activities. Those parents that are involved are very involved, others are never to be seen and never volunteer to help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2014

Stenwood Elementary, Vienna VA The First grade teacher my child had was incompetent and lacked the ability to communicate any concerns she perceived concerning my child's progress. We moved to this area because of the positive reviews we heard about Stenwood, unfortunately this inexperienced "teacher" ruined our child's experience and others in her class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2014

Repeatedly asking for help throughout kindergarten and first grade, we were assured that our child didn't need any testing. Upon switching elementary schools, the new school administration was confused on why our child's test scores didn't match her report card. The new school provided testing and indeed our child had an undiagnosed learning disability. Amazing well intentioned kinder and first grade teachers poured their energy into a child that should have been easily spotted by more seasoned special education, guidance counselor and other admins. I'm thankful on a daily basis that we are no longer at Stenwood Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2010

I was surprised to see all the positive reviews here! I had a terrible experience at Stenwood with my kids. The administration is seriously lacking in depth and experience. They don't seem to know how to handle problems that arise, or how to deal with over-bearing parents. They fired a teacher that my daughter loved because of a single incident where, as I understand, no child was hurt, lost, or scolded. They fired this teacher because of a parent's involvment in the issue, instead of taking care of it themselves. Also, the special education department is in serious need of new teachers and better curriculum for the students who are in special education (my son!). I was very disappointed with the experience here. (I do agree with other reviewers that the music program is excellent). I can't wait to move!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2008

This is a school where you can find true differentiated instruction, incredible parent and teacher involvement and leadership commitment. I am very pleased with the school and the school community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

This is a fine school. Lots of parent involvement. Caring, competant teachers. I'm very pleased! They are very up on dealing with disruptive kids - bullies and the like - while knowing they are dealing with kids who make mistakes and are learning (growing up).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2006

Dear Parents, Stenwood is a great school with wonderful music program. The music teacher Marti Pittman has took the Advanced recorder ensemble to Norfolk to play at a ballroom with judges. Most elementary school dont even have a recorder ensemble. Also this school has many thing you can chose from music. For example i can sign up for chrous band and recorder ensemble all at once.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2005

Our daughter has attended Stenwood for the past two years and loves it. Her classroom teachers have been warm, caring, and patient -- qualities which are essential in helping her learn. Although her class size seemed large this year, she has become a great reader and has made good progress in her math skills. The centers approach seems to have worked for her. Parents are very involved, and there is concerted effort in keeping parents informed of school events. In addition to her wonderful classroom teachers, our daughter particularly likes the counselor, music, and P.E. teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

Having a child with special ed problems the school seems to have the most difficulty dealing with these children. They have all types of resources at their disposal yet, my son has been in this school for 4 years now and we still have problems and no one has been able to deal with him effectively.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

My son loved this school! He said his teacher, Mr.Zirkle makes everything fun.
—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.

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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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%
History and Social Science

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

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

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
English: Writing

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
100%

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 74% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students89%
Female students90%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students83%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient students67%
Proficient in English98%

Math

All Students83%
Female students87%
Male students75%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students75%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient students67%
Proficient in English90%

Science

All Students96%
Female students100%
Male students87%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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 Students78%
Female students82%
Male students76%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students55%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient students44%
Proficient in English88%

Math

All Students86%
Female students89%
Male students84%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient students63%
Proficient in English93%
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 students79%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient students64%
Proficient in English87%

English: Writing

All Students89%
Female students87%
Male students92%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient students70%
Proficient in English93%

Math

All Students91%
Female students90%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient students82%
Proficient in English94%

Science

All Students83%
Female students75%
Male students96%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students87%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students55%
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 Students86%
Female students83%
Male students87%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students83%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

Math

All Students93%
Female students93%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities83%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English98%
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.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

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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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