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John B. Dey Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 860 students

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Posted August 7, 2014

I can't emphasize enough how disappointed I was in this school. We moved to a new house specifically so our children could attend this school. During orientation, the principal was cold and unfriendly. The staff had the attitude of "you're lucky your kids can go here". My son was entering kindergarten and had to be tested. While waiting in the hall, other children were cussing and fighting and no one on staff came to address the commotion. After my son was tested, the staff person (who never even introduced herself to me), said, "your son is below level and needs to attend full day kindergarten". I had no idea what that even meant and since she said it in front of my son, he cried as soon as we left the school thinking he did something wrong. Needless to say, my family and I were done with the attitude at this school. We sent our kids to a private school where they have thrived.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2013

Best school! Great enviroment and excellent staff!!! My children like going to school each day. I'm a very grateful parent. Great School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

In my opinion, John B. Dey is the best elementary school in Virginia Beach due to the administration, teachers, and incredibly active PTA. Whether you child is gifted or struggling, you will be especially pleased with the proactive administration and specialty teachers which give your child very important individual attention. We have been very happy and have 2 children in the gifted cluster program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

The teachers are great and genuinely care about the students. My second grader loves going to school each day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

They have an excellent gifted program. The teachers and staff are so nice and helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2009

This is an outstanding school. The teachers are first rate and there is an overall climate of respect between teachers and students alike.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2009

Great activities, mostly dedicated teachers, great principal involvement. The PTA is over the top in involvement. Clean and well organized. Definately one of the most highly respected elementaries (by word of mouth).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2009

John B Dey strives for excellence in offerings to the students and families through the involved teachers and active PTA programs. There are many offerings by both PTA And staff to encourage growth for a well rounded student. There are several reading , science ,math, and physical education programs to supplement the normal curriculum. There are monthly family activities to encourage family fun involvement. There is plenty of opportunity for all children be nurtured and have successes in their early childhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2008

John B Dey is an excellent school! The principal, teachers administrative are all very helpful. There is a large percentage of parent involvement. There is quite a bit of focus on achieving high sol scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2007

I'm confident my son is getting a top rate education in his elementary school years. The staff & parent involvement is just awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2007

There are not enough good things to say about John B. Dey and its staff. An education that is on par with private schools, great teachers, lots of parent involvement and plenty of fun in a learning environment. Thank you JDB!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2006

Top quality programs, teachers willing to work with behavioral plans to improve organizational problems without resorting to medications. Positive environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2005

This is a great school. My daughter has special needs and they have been great help with her as well as my husband and I.
—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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
History and Social Science

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

143 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

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 73% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
English: Writing

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

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

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

All Students91%
Female students92%
Male students90%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%

Math

All Students84%
Female students80%
Male students87%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

Science

All Students95%
Female students96%
Male students93%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%
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 Students91%
Female students90%
Male students92%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities65%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%

Math

All Students94%
Female students92%
Male students96%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities71%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%
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 Students95%
Female students93%
Male students97%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English95%

English: Writing

All Students89%
Female students93%
Male students84%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

Math

All Students91%
Female students92%
Male students90%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%

Science

All Students95%
Female students93%
Male students97%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
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

  • 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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1900 N Great Neck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
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