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Indian Lakes Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 587 students

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Posted June 22, 2014

Teachers are great, but Admin needs to be humbled! The principal has been there only a year. She is very fake and is only there for her career...not the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2014

For the most part this is a good school. Most teachers and staff are friendly and professional. There has been some changes is staff over the past few years which have helped improve the quality of education. If the angry and entitled assistant principal would leave then leadership would be 4 stars, but most teachers and especially parents don't care for the high and almighty assistant principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2013

My 2nd grade child moved to this school in Fall 2012 from a Hawaii Public school. She was a grade level behind in her reading at the beginning of the school year (2012). ILES identified that she was behind within a month of school starting. They had her in extra reading programs, and getting extra help from her teacher on a daily basis. All teachers and staff were extremely helpful in this process. Now, in May 2013, my child has almost caught up completely to grade level with her reading. I don't think this would have happened as quickly or kindly anywhere other than ILES. LOVE THIS SCHOOL!!!! They do daily physical education too, which is great for their fitness. They also receive weekly art and music classes. Best public school we have seen yet in our Military travels in US.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2012

My son went to ILES from K-5 and had a thoroughly wonderful experience. My daughter attended K-1 before transferring to the local gifted school. Our family feels fortunate that both of our kids had such a good experience with the wonderful teachers and administration at ILES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2012

There are many dedicated, wonderful, involved teachers at this school. I have been here twenty plus years and have seen many different changes in administrators and staff but Indian Lakes should have an excellent rating. Teachers put in extra time and effort to do their job. They go above and beyond. We have extensive training and put our students interest above all else. Most of the teachers here work so hard to do what is in the best interest of their students!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 15, 2012

wish I could give a zero! terrible school! no matter what your child sys is going on, the administrators beleive they are lying. this school is rampant with bullies, and most of the teachers (except 2) have been bad. Even a neighbor child told me about a teacher bullying my student in front of the class! i have 2 sons and one has no behavior problems this school needs some serious help. If this is how all VA beach adminitstrators treat kids think about home school. i do hear that strawabridge is much better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2010

I attended this school in the 80s along with my other three siblings when the school had 6th grade there. Our family moved away for a while and we just moved back here. Now my oldest attends kindergarten there. There are quite a few teachers there from when I attended the school such as Mr. Jackson, Ms. Poole, and of course, Ms. Williams. I've met the new principal and the asst. principal who have made a great impression. Every morning I drop my daughter off at school and I see how efficient their system is there. My daughter loves it there especially her teacher Mrs. Bess and her asst. Ms. Mosley. During open house, my husband and I were impressed with the presentation about the curriculum for kindergarten especially math and phonics. We had gone back and forth with private and public but we realized we made the right choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2009

At this point I pretty much hate this school. The kinder program was awful. We moved here at the end of the year and my daught went from being top of class and loving school to hating school and strugaling. This year her teacher is much better but the school it self is awful. The children have no recess and only 30 min. lunches. It is very sad to me that this school has decided that kids can't be kids and it is better to drill them all day long. We should be moving next year and I can't wait so I can get my daughter out of this awful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2008

I think this school is amazing. My brothers and I all went to ILES when we were kids, and now my oldest daughter is attending. When you see many of the same poeple working there after that many years, you just know they are doing something right!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2007

My son transferred into ILES in the fourth grade from the Chesapeake school system. I have to say that the Special Education team is a stellar group of people. They took the time to really help my son not just function in the school (he's off-the-charts ADHD with OCD-type compulsions) but really succeed! He's gone from not being able to take a test without freaking out to scoring the highest in the class on some. His fifth grade teacher and the SE team never gave up on him, never got tired of helping him, and are the reason that I am so confident that he will continue to do well with his newfound confidence. They really need to let the kids have recess back, 10 minutes after PE is not sufficient. Test scores aren't everything. Studies show that children need recess, but I guess that hasn't filtered to the school board.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2006

My son has attended ILES for 3 years. I really liked most of the staff although I felt let down by his second and third grade teachers. They had no follow thru when handling problems in the classroom. For example one said she would send notes home at the end of every week and didn't. Their library is fully stocked and their music teacher is wonderful. I do feel thought that there is not enough free play time and the kids get tired of being cooped up all day. Overall though I am pleased with the education he has gotten there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2005

Indian Lakes Elementary is well above average for public school systems in America. The academic programs ranging from Special needs to gifted schooling are well above minimum standards. While some additional extracurricular activities would be a bonus, the school does provide adequate availability in these areas. Staff and teachers are highly qualified and maintain open lines of communication with parents. Student to teacher ratio is good although not outstanding. Parents are fairly involved in this school with a core of a few highly dedicated parents participating often. Overall this school has to rate in the top 20% of elementary schools nation wide.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2004

Indian Lakes Elementary has got to be the worse elementary school in Va Beach! My son transferred here from Strawbridge Elementary, an execellent school, for the 5th grade. He has declined so much since being here. He was constantly teased and bullied. With the exception of his homeroom and PE teacher, the staff was aware of this problem yet did nothing! As stated previously, they do not encourage parent participation, at least from some. - Anita Westmoreland
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2004

My son transferred to Indian Lakes Elementary in the third grade which was an ok year for him during the transistion. This year has been a surprise for us, his teacher does not like interaction with parents her communication skills are poor, and she does not encourage her students in a positive manner. We like the school itself [but] I am seriously considering not sending my other two children to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2004

My daughter has been a student at Indian Lakes Elementary since kindergarten. The staff and teachers here are excellent, and so very helpful and supportive. My daughter loves her school a lot! It will be hard to leave ILES next fall to go to Salem Middle School, but due to the wonderful foundation of learning she's recieved at Indian Lakes, my husband and I know that she will go on and become a successful, confident student next year. Parent involvement is excellent, and this school offers strings to fifth graders for free. My daughter has enjoyed playing the violin, and recieving free instruction twice a week. Next year she will go into orchestra at her middle school. Indian Lakes Elementary is the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2004

We recently moved from a great elementary school in Maryland and I was nervous about how my kids would adjust to a new school. My concerns disappeared after we integrated into the Indian Lakes Elementary community. The administration, teachers and staff are all excellent role models for my children both scholastically and socially. I couldn't be more pleased with the transition to this wonderful community and school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
History and Social Science

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

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 70% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
90%

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 73% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
English: Writing

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
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 students89%
Male students92%
Black students82%
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%

Math

All Students80%
Female students80%
Male students79%
Black students71%
Asian students82%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

Science

All Students91%
Female students85%
Male students97%
Black students82%
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%
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 Students86%
Female students90%
Male students83%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

Math

All Students89%
Female students88%
Male students91%
Black students78%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%
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 Students84%
Female students90%
Male students79%
Black students83%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

English: Writing

All Students73%
Female students86%
Male students63%
Black students68%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Math

All Students89%
Female students95%
Male students83%
Black students79%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

Science

All Students86%
Female students88%
Male students84%
Black students79%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%
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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