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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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Teachers at this school are effective:
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This school develops strong character in its students, like integrity, compassion and respect:
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Leadership at this school is effective:
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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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This school effectively deals with bullying:
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There are 27 reviews about all of the school topics.

Effective school leaders: Strongly agree


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The Team at College Park set positive examples as role models for our kids and they start with their leader, Dr. White and follow suite from the top down. This inspirational connection is so vital to the success and motivation of kids today. I can say my son is very much inspired, love his teachers and look forward to returning to school everyday!

Develops character: Strongly agree


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It starts with the Vision/Mission Statement that the kids recite from memory that instill that sense of belonging, purpose and self-esteem boost to the daily Parent-Teacher interactions with the kids.


Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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They now inspire the children unlike complaints from previous yearly experience. The younger teachers that are now at college park have found an instrumental professional connection with today's youth...MILLENNIALS!



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My kid attended this school from Pre-K (2010) up to first grade where I could send him out of zone due to the old administration. Since the "bad apples" were removed from this school, the NEW and improved administration has turn things around to a complete 180 since the 2015 school year! Since Dr. Sterling White took the reins over as Principal and brought in his "A-Team" of teachers with him, the school has made an astronomical change for the better. College Park Elementary began soaring to the top academically! The proof is in the pudding from the 2015 SOL test scores to the distinguished student grades after just 1 year of reform. Upon discovering all of this great info I immediately brought my son back from his out of Zone at Salem Elementary and re-enrolled him back at College Park Elementary. Though my son misses his friends at Salem, he now has fell in Love with College park and inspired beyond belief! This has been one of the greatest decisions I've made as a parent which makes me sad to leave Virginia.

Handles bullying effectively: Strongly agree


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They nip it upon discovery and on top of providing mentorship they aren't afraid to get the parents involved as part of the team of resolution.




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My child's experience at College Park Elementary has been stellar thus far. She just ended her kindergarten year, and I am thoroughly satisfied. The low rating would concern any parent at first glance. However, I personally witnessed my daughter and her classmates excel in reading and mathematics, and the concern easily diminished. In regards to teacher effectiveness, by the end of the school year 2015, she was reading on a second grade level. Virginia Beach Public schools has a preset expectation for kindergarteners to read on a level 3 by the end of the school year. The lowest rated child who started school not even knowing sounds and letters ended at a level 8, while others averaged between 12 and 16. As College Park is a Title 1 school, the students have access to additional learning tools and activities to assist in their progress. The school hosted events such as Math and Literacy Night, Science and Technology Night, and provided all students with free online books. To engage the community and parental involvement, the school hosted Family Fun and Fitness nights, Breakfast with Santa, and a Talent Showcase. There were many other events that we were available to encourage student, teacher and parental involvement. To that point, if there is anything negative to be said in this review, it is more about the administrative inconsistencies parental involvement and less about the teachers. I volunteered weekly to assist with various scheduled activities throughout the school. The purpose was to show up for my child and any other child who did not have a parent available. It will always be easier to lay sole blame on teachers when children do not excel as expected. However, the absence of parental involvement was not only noticeable, it was shameful. I read a review written earlier this month that mentions Principal Wynn, who left College Park in the summer of 2014. As inaccurate reviews can direct a person's opinion, the review author must not be a current student's parent. If they are, please see the aforementioned comment on the lack of parental involvement. To the point of administrative inconsistency, I believe with the new team of Dr. White and Mrs. Fonville will be amazing. I have always maintained a village mentality for my child an other relatives. The teachers, staff and administrators seem to have that same mentality. We will return for 1st grade.

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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My child's experience at College Park Elementary has been stellar thus far. She just ended her kindergarten year, and I am thoroughly satisfied. The low rating would concern any parent at first glance. However, I personally witnessed my daughter and her classmates excel in reading and mathematics, and the concern easily diminished. In regards to teacher effectiveness, by the end of the school year 2015, she was reading on a second grade level. Virginia Beach Public schools has a preset expectation for kindergarteners to read on a level 3 by the end of the school year. The lowest rated child who started school not even knowing sounds and letters ended at a level 8, while others averaged between 12 and 16. As College Park is a Title 1 school, the students have access to additional learning tools and activities to assist in their progress. The school hosted events such as Math and Literacy Night, Science and Technology Night, and provided all students with free online books. To engage the community and parental involvement, the school hosted Family Fun and Fitness nights, Breakfast with Santa, and a Talent Showcase. There were many other events that we were available to encourage student, teacher and parental involvement. To that point, if there is anything negative to be said in this review, it is more about the administrative inconsistencies parental involvement and less about the teachers. I volunteered weekly to assist with various scheduled activities throughout the school. The purpose was to show up for my child and any other child who did not have a parent available. It will always be easier to lay sole blame on teachers when children do not excel as expected. However, the absence of parental involvement was not only noticeable, it was shameful. I read a review written earlier this month that mentions Principal Wynn, who left College Park in the summer of 2014. As inaccurate reviews can direct a person's opinion, the review author must not be a current student's parent. If they are, please see the aforementioned comment on the lack of parental involvement. To the point of administrative inconsistency, I believe with the new team of Dr. White and Mrs. Fonville will be amazing. I have always maintained a village mentality for my child an other relatives. The teachers, staff and administrators seem to have that same mentality. We will return for 1st grade.

Teacher effectiveness: Disagree


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The principal Mrs. Wynn was the worst in the district. Under her leadership the school dropped to last place out of 59 schools.


Teacher effectiveness: Strongly disagree


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The amount of time a teachers can teach effects the amount of information a student can learn. However this is the problem at College Park. Students are so noisy and disruptive no learning is going on. NO WONDER THEY FAILED THEIR SOL'S AGAIN!!!!!



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This school needs to be shut down. Students are NOT learning here. I have never been in a school this noisy before. The students were in charge here. I witnessed bullying, aggression and acts that would not be tolerated at other schools. When I asked teachers about this they said it was standard operating procedures, and they were dissuaded from sending students to the office because each time a child is referred to the office a record is kept of the offence and how many times certain behaviors happen. The administration says it makes the school look bad to parents if there are a lot of offences!

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Last modified College Park Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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