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Strawbridge Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 784 students

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Posted June 24, 2014

Strawbridge is an AMAZING school!! We are very happy here=) The staff and PTA really care. My daughter needed extra help due to a Learning Disability and she is absolutely getting it. Our youngest will start this year and she is super excited! THANK YOU Strawbridge ES!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2011

I LOVE this school. We are military and getting ready to move. We wish W could the school with us. We chose our house based on the school. It was the best choice ever! Everyone is willing to help the kids in ANY way they can. The PTA is wonderful as well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2010

Attended kindergarten through fifth here. My son started here with a severe speech delay and is now identified gifted. We will miss Mrs. Coon and the entire staff. Best experience for our family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

Strawbridge is a great school the staff is excellent. Theirs a couple of things they should change, one the younger kids from third should be able to start learning to play a instrument. Two recess after lunch so they can run around and socialize. They can even do this at lunch. Three every parent should get a chance to be on the p>t>a. When they apply. Not they they choose who ever they want. This no more a p>t>a when the choose who they want. The principal should check into this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

The whole school is excellent I am disabled and my daughter missed the school bus they sent the vice principal to pick her up so that she would not miss school that is going beyond the call of duty, Parents get involved and everything they due is geared towards improving childrens self esteem and accepting all no matter what the circumstances are. they really care for each and every child that attends their school ...A+ A+ A+
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2008

Parent of a 2nd and 3rd grader. 2 great years of schooling. Awesome teachers and awesome curriculum. Tops in Va Bch!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2008

Amazing school, committed teachers, staff, and parents add up to a great experience for my kids (and my standards are pretty high).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2007

this is definately a five star school. one of the best at the beach.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2006

Without a doubt the best school in Virginia Beach. When we bought our house years ago, we gave no thought to schools because we had no kids and thought we wouldn't be here very long. I feel blessed every day that we happened to get Strawbridge Elementary. Every single person who works there is top notch. They challenge the kids to excel by using positive reinforcement. From the library to the drama department (they put on a musical every year) to the excellent PE Dept.....A+++!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2006

Strawbridge is the best elementary school in Virginia Beach, the teachers, volunteers, staff and administration are all top notch. My son loved going here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2004

My son has attended this school for 4 years, he has a learning disability and from the beginning they vowed to make him feel no different from any other child. In my opinion this is one of the best schools I've ever encountered. The staff is top notch! Mrs. Woodberry an excellent 1st grade teacher encouraged and challenged my son to be the best he could be. After a rocky 2nd grade, Miss Perkinson the perfect 3rd grade teacher raised his self esteem and confidence, again he strived for the top! His 4th grade wonder, Mr. Cooper is not only a great educator but a positive role model. They really understand what it means & takes to educate & interact with children. Mrs. Lightfoot, one of the 'Guiding Lights', the school counselor, has been a God send! Dr. Jenny, Ms. Coon, the special ed teachers all wonderful!
—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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
History and Social Science

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%

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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
English: Writing

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students91%
Female students95%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%

Math

All Students78%
Female students74%
Male students81%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%

Science

All Students95%
Female students96%
Male students93%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities97%
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 students92%
Male students69%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial73%
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%

Math

All Students83%
Female students85%
Male students82%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial91%
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities91%
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

English: Reading

All Students93%
Female students92%
Male students93%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities75%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%

English: Writing

All Students92%
Female students98%
Male students85%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities65%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%

Math

All Students78%
Female students80%
Male students75%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%

Science

All Students89%
Female students85%
Male students93%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities65%
Students without disabilities94%
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

  • 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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2553 Strawbridge Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
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