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Luxford Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 530 students

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Posted March 11, 2014

My son has been attending this school for two years. He likes the school..Very good school.. teachers are helpful.. close to many place...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2011

My son has been attending this school for several years. The staff and teachers are excellent. They have been very involved and helped us along the way with our son who has ADD and learning disabilities. They have worked with us to determine what works best for him and have been very open and willing to make changes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2011

Sometimes you don't realize what you have untill its gone. My kids attended this school for 2 years. The staff and the teachers here are just amazing. I mean amazing. from the front office, the security, the maintenance, to all the teachers, awesome! My kids current school is a huge let down. The teachers teachers truly cared about my kids and to them it seeemed like they had soo much encouragement, and they were soo happy going to this school. I would say of course some students here I wish didn't attend, some parents really need to step up and be there for there kids. If I could change anything it would be to change some of the students who are just too much these days. I was a very happy parent to send my kids here. It was so easy to get in contact with the teachers and anyone. They all seemed to care. You could walk in and be greeted by Mr. Carabello. The front office was very friendly, the principal and vice principal are awesome!!! very involved with keeping the kids happy, on track and parent involvement is a plus. It is very easy to voice your concern, and even just to say hello. They are very friendly. I love the PTA events as well. I miss my kids friends there as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2010

My daughter was in kindergarten in this school. She was placed with a substitute teacher for half the year. She was not successfully reading. We pulled her from this school and placed her in Portsmouth schools where my wife works as a nurse. She was reading within two weeks. Not only that the transportation system stunk. She was missed by the bus three times. It took a couple weeks to get things straightened out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

my daughter attended luxford,now my grandaughter,it is a reat school


Posted April 3, 2008

This is our first year at Luxford and my family and I really impressed. I love the teacher/student ratio. My 2nd grader has 15 kids in her class and my kindergartner has 18 kids with a teacher and assistant teacher. Their teachers seem are great. The principal is visible and personable and seems to genuinely care about the students. The only thing that I wonder about is that there is not a lot of reading or writing assignments for my kindergartner. Luckily she knows how to read a little and knows how to sound out words, but I'm sure there are other K students who need more emphasis on these areas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

I have a child with ADHD. This is his first year in a public school, and we have found Luxford ES wonderful for him. The 1st grade teacher that he has, has over 35 years of experience and has gone out of her way to work with him and us. So far he loves everything that he has been involved with and loves this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2005

Lots of agendas passed down to the teachers without explainations or purpose. Many of the teachers are very young and have only been teaching for 1-4 years. There is no creativity outside the strict SOL requirements. If your child falls behind in any subject, they will probably stay behind because their curriculum has very little room for remediation, other than a special education program. Excellent PE programs. Only school in the district with a 'Running Club.' It is safe school with excellent security. If you have a strong-willed child, then this school is good for them.
—Submitted by a staff


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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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
History and Social Science

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
89%

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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
99%
English: Writing

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students64%
Female students62%
Male students67%
Black students30%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English65%

Math

All Students66%
Female students61%
Male students71%
Black students29%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%

Science

All Students69%
Female students69%
Male students68%
Black students39%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English68%
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 Students58%
Female students54%
Male students62%
Black students39%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English57%

Math

All Students73%
Female students69%
Male students78%
Black students48%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%
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 students79%
Male students58%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students63%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

English: Writing

All Students69%
Female students80%
Male students52%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

Math

All Students85%
Female students86%
Male students85%
Black students85%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

Science

All Students71%
Female students72%
Male students69%
Black students53%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students68%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%
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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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Joanne T. D'agostino
Fax number
  • (757) 473-5103

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Standards-based
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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4808 Haygood Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
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