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King's Grant Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 655 students

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Posted September 24, 2014

I loved his school soooo much. I went there for six years and know all the teachers. The teachers are amazing and the school is very family involved. Also the PTA/SCA arealways helping the community.


Posted September 10, 2014

Excellent school! Excellent teachers and staff! We are military and our child started here in Kindergarten. She has blossomed so much here! She us now in the second grade, and we are all heart broken that we have to leave KGES. I hope and pray her new school on the west coast is as amazing as this one!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2014

My child attended this school for three years and really enjoyed it. The teachers and staff are caring and there is a lot of parental involvement. I do feel that there needs to be more emphasis on learning. When we moved last year to another school my child had to work hard to get caught up because he had was behind. It is a great little neighborhood school though. Just be prepared to have some extra grade level workbooks to help your child so they don't fall behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2013

I attended this school and so do my children. I am not sure why it only received a 4 on this website, the test scores are fantastic. This school has awesome teachers who are very involved with the children along with a significant amount of support from parents. It is in a large city, but still a strong sense of community here in Kings Grant.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2010

I am a former studant of Kings Grant and I LOVED it! The teachers are super nice and teach very well. I am currently taking all advanced courses and that could not have been possible without Kings Grant! I had an awesome experience there!


Posted August 11, 2010

King's Grant is an excellent neighborhood school with excellent teachers and a supportive administration. It's diverse population allows for the development of well rounded students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2010

My daughter has attended KGES since 2nd grade, she is now in the 5th, and its a great school. She has had a wonderful experience. I would recommend this school to anyone looking to move to Virginia Beach - I only wish the city would put more work into the landscaping and parking around the school as it is used for dropping off/picking up children. The school needs more support from the city of Virginia Beach and the School District. It was actually slated for possible closure just a few years ago and it just doesn't make sense - it left me with a feeling of 'what are they thinking?!'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

The office staff is friendly to all who enter the building. The teachers work hard and care about their students.


Posted September 16, 2009

Kings Grant is a great neighborhood school. I have very fond memories of all my childrens' teachers and the school in general. Most of he parents that I knew were very involved in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2009

I have three children attending kings grant elementary. My children as well as myself are very saddened that they may not be able to attend this school in september although one will be in jr high. They have the most excellent teachers, very helpful and professional staff. Excellent principals, and i couldnt ask for more. My kids have learned so much and are so comfortable with their teachers where in they never were before in their old school. Keep up the good work. V.Cartwright
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2008

King's Grant in a recent recipient of the Governor's Award for Educational Excellence. Of all regional elementary schools, only 3 in Virginia Beach (one being the gifted school) and none in Norfolk achieved this level of excellence. I have had children in the school system for 4 years, and can attest to the exemplary level of educational leadership and instruction. This is a well-balanced school and children with interests/gifts in music, the arts and social sciences will be equally served as those who are strong in math/science. Special needs children on both ends of the spectrum are important there. Your children will be challenged, encouraged, molded and not be left to flounder in this caring and positive environment. Significant parental involvement is the mainstay -- and this school doesn't just 'talk the talk'. We are so pleased that we chose not to send our child to the gifted magnet school. :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2007

I currently have two children in KGES. I have to say that I am extremely impressed with the way the staff and students interact with each other. I have a Kindergarten student as well as a 2nd grader and am a very happy parent. The academics are wonderful and there are so many exciting activities for the children to participate in. I am most impressed on how much they emphasize the importance of independence and responsibility. They allow the children to make their own decisions. The staff makes the children feel that they make a true difference in their own education and that is what matters to me the most.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

This school is awesome! Their academic programs are the best! The children participate in music, art, sports, daily! I would recommend this school to any one moving to this area!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2005

I am a former student of King's Grant. I am currently in the 10th grade taking advanced course. I believe it was my first years at King's Grant that made it possible. I loved King's Grant and I was saddened when I had to move. I miss it dearly. I know that King's Grant is a wonderful school with a wonderful staff. King's Grant,I know,will continue to be a wonderful school. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Sara B. Pearson
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 28, 2004

I am the parent of a special ed child at KGES. I am very glad to be involved with such a wonderful staff. Everyone works with me to make sure my child gets the most from his school hours. (believe me somtimes it is really difficult with special needs kids) The teachers and other faculty are nothing short of outstanding. I have a terrific relationship with all who come in contact with my child. The PTA is good as well, lots of participation - a very family involved school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2004

I am the parent of a second grade student and I feel very fortunate to have my child attend King's Grant. The administration is top notch as well as the teachers. Every adult who interacts with the students cares deeply about their welfare (from the custodial staff to the bus drivers). Parent involvement is very high at the school. Again, I am thoroughly happy that I am a King's Grant parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2004

My son is in first grade at KG. His teacher is wonderful and very helpful and informative. The office staff is also very helpful whenever a question arises. The only complaint I have is that the 'lunch' lady yells at the children not realizing what they can comprehend at their age level.
—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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
History and Social Science

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%

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 70% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
95%
English: Writing

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
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 Students83%
Female students92%
Male students76%
Black students77%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

Math

All Students79%
Female students84%
Male students76%
Black students62%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

Science

All Students86%
Female students89%
Male students84%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities71%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%
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 Students65%
Female students73%
Male students59%
Black students31%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English66%

Math

All Students76%
Female students78%
Male students74%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%
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 students72%
Male students63%
Black students29%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%

English: Writing

All Students67%
Female students77%
Male students57%
Black students59%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%

Math

All Students70%
Female students75%
Male students65%
Black students59%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English70%

Science

All Students71%
Female students79%
Male students63%
Black students41%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English70%
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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612 N Lynnhaven Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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