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Arrowhead Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 479 students

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Posted July 14, 2014

The school building itself is in great condition. Its the cleanest school I have ever seen! Every teacher my child has had have been good. Some better than others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

Arrowhead Elementary I have had trouble in K, 1st and already this year in 2nd. There is always work sent home wrong and not corrected. We do home work every night. Never correct or even a mark that the teacher has looked at it. Sent notes half the time no reply. Only time we know if they are doing good or bad is a little sheet they send home on Fridays. then we still don't know anything about the hours of home work we have done.


Posted August 14, 2013

Beautiful school staff is amazing cannot complain !! I am upset I have paid for private....its not worth the money!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2013

I am very sad to write this review as this was the same school I attended as a child and had great experiences . When we moved back into the neighborhood we expected the same things for our children and this was NOT the case. The staff was not willing to accommodate my daughter's peanut allergy and put her in harms way on MULTIPLE occasions even going against a 504 plan. We ended up selling our home so we don't have to pay for private school next year just so our kids do not have to attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2012

The teachers at this school are amazing. They work with the children very well. They have made a lot of improvements to the inside as well as the outside of the school. I would recommend this school to anyone I knew.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2005

A new school was built in 2004, tucked back in the neighborhood amongst the trees. It is a state of the art school with a new ball field built where the previous school sat. The teachers and staff are fantastic, the principal has been there since '89. There is 100% PTA involvement and great pride between the students, parents, and teachers. There are various fundraisers throughtout the year and fun parties and activities that bring the school together. My child attends the special education preschool and I have been very pleased with how the school has welcomed her and is genuinely fond of her and her well being. I feel very confident they take great care of her. It is an all around great school and one of the best in the city.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2005

My kids have loved Arrowhead and so have I. We went from homeschooling into this school and found it to be a supportive and encouraging place. The kids are really learning and growing, all the teachers have been outstanding. We have put four kids in the school so far.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
History and Social Science

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%

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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
84%

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

The state average for English: Reading was 73% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
English: Writing

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
98%

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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
96%

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

All Students74%
Female students83%
Male students67%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%

Math

All Students64%
Female students63%
Male students64%
Black students30%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English65%

Science

All Students82%
Female students81%
Male students82%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
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 Students68%
Female students64%
Male students71%
Black students68%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English68%

Math

All Students69%
Female students67%
Male students71%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students68%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
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 Students70%
Female students75%
Male students66%
Black students45%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English70%

English: Writing

All Students69%
Female students75%
Male students65%
Black students55%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

Math

All Students77%
Female students75%
Male students79%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Science

All Students70%
Female students67%
Male students72%
Black students55%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
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

  • 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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Teacher resources

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Assistant principal(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Constance James
Fax number
  • (757) 473-5101

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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5549 Susquehanna Dr
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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