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Centerville Elementary

Public | PK-5 | 728 students

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2013:
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2011:
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15 reviews of this school


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Posted January 25, 2014

My family are in love with this school. The teachers and staff make each child special. Hands down this is the best elementary school my children have attended (military family).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2014

We absolutely and truly love this school. The office staff is great and helpful. They are very polite and hands-on. The teachers we have had for the past 5 years have been fantastic and have helped our son grow. The kids are pretty well mannered and the school takes one extra step than many other schools to maintain discipline! We love this area as well and we cannot wait for our second child to start at centerville next year! PTA is awesome but definitely can use more help from the other families!! Mr. Chowns the new principal and Dr. Dimaggio are doing a great job with the students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2013

I used to go here but I hate to admit it because it sucked, they have some great teachers like Mrs.Creamer and Mr.Scales but a lot of it is horrible horrible staff. They are awful and I hope if I come back to this district with children so they can go to Brandon they wont go to Centerville for elementary that is for sure.


Posted September 15, 2011

Nothing has changed at centerville, the principal isn't involved with the students. There is little diversity in the school's staff and teachers. After reviewing the school's test scores Minority students have the lowest success in all subjects and SOL scores. This is mainly because of the leadership at the school and some of the teachers who profile the students. This school needs a new principle fast.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2011

We are a military family who has returned to the area and Centerville Elementary. The teachers are wonderful!! I was so happy to bring my children back. There has been a change in the administration since we were here last and that is a big disappointment. At one time this school had an over abundance of volunteers but struggles now. They may even dissolve the PTA. That is do mostly to the current principal and he own lack of interest in the school. She is not there most of the time. The school and teachers are an A+ but the principal is an E. Luckily the teachers have held up the previous principals standard. It will be nice when someone who can do something about it finally notices and a more involved principal replaces the current one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2011

I have been a volunteer at Centerville for 13 years. The teachers are professional and care for the well being of their students. I have been associated with 5 principals at this school and have nothing but rave reviews about all but one. Unfortunately, that one is there now. I have never seen a a principal who misses so many days at the ofiice as this one. Someone needs to look into this. I rate the teachers a 5+. I rate the principal a 1.


Posted March 1, 2010

I have two children that attended Centerville for three years and I can't say enough good things about the school. I first have to thank the office staff as well as Mrs. Bare for being so warm and friendly and always so helpful. I also would like to thank the nurse Mrs. Miller for being so great with my kids and any medical issues they had. Mr. Scales, you really are an inspirational teacher and will be missed greatly. I wish art was something the children could of had five days a week. And for all the other teachers who did such a wonderful job with the kids, Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Crichton, both Mrs. Hobbs, Mrs. Green, Mrs. Fish, and Mrs. McConnell.....thank you for everything. We will miss you Centerville and hope that we are fortunate enough to have as good of an experience at the new school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

Centerville Elementary is the best!!!! The teachers are so supportive, of the students and parents, plenty of warm and fussy feelings. The assistand principal is alwasys available too. Heis never far and always willing to iisten and help. It is great to know our children are getting the best education and love too!! Thanks to the entire staff for all you do in making learning so fun and special..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

Centerville teacher work with the parnets with any concern you may have. They are always willing to set time aside to listen to your concerns and address them. My daughter switched from a private schoolto a public school this year and she struggled with the transation at first but her teacher worked with her and now she is making honor roll. Thank you Centerville.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2009

I just found this site and also feel the principal change at this school will make this school worse not better. I've noticed teachers acting differently and the new pricipal does not take as personal an interest in each child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2008

One of my children just 'graduated' from the 5th grade and I was very pleased with her education. However, I know it was because she is a gifted child that she had the best teachers and great support from the Gifted Resource Teacher. Unfortunately I have another child that attends this same school and I have not received the same 'attention to detail' with this child. I believe this is partly to do with the changing of principals. Last year in January the principal that had been there for years received a 'promotion' of sorts and they brought in a new one. This new principal does not project a true interest in the children. I have yet to find any parent that is pleased with the new administration. The test scores will always be good when you teach to the test.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2007

We are a military family that has been to a lot of schools, and I have to say this is a great school. I really feel that my son is getting an excellent education, and I feel no matter where we will move next I know that he has gained a solid foundation from the wonderful teachers he has had from this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2006

#1 in Virginia Beach on many SOLs. Every day P.E. with 5 instructors; includes run club, gymnastics, soccer, basketball. Music program includes singing in foreign languages, violin, guitar lessons. PTA sponsors after school enrichment in Spring; my child took Spanish and Ballet. Strong emphasis on safety of students. ID check before picking up students. Mrs. Miller, the school nurse is very experienced,receptive to parents and a strong advocate for your child. She explained my child's medical condition to teachers,and made appropriate accommodations through administration. Excellent discipline program geared toward child's development. My child gained or lost 'bears' depending on behavior. Phonics program, reading incentive parties, reading club for parent& child to discuss a select book with group. Twice a year field trips to Marine Science Museum, Colonial Williamsburg, Living Museum. Computer skills such as internet research taught from Kindergarten on. Excellent busing.Most have about a 10 minute ride!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2004

Great staff and kids. Good small size. Went there for lunch with my son once, was very pleased with the food.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2004

Very caring and devoted staff.Excellant for a starter public school.All three of my children loved Centerville.Alot of functions & activities. High parent involvment. Lots of happy kids.
—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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
History and Social Science

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

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
92%
English: Writing

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

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

All Students75%
Female students87%
Male students67%
Black students60%
Asian students83%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial67%
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Math

All Students82%
Female students84%
Male students81%
Black students70%
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial83%
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

Science

All Students92%
Female students93%
Male students91%
Black students86%
Asian students92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial92%
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%
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 students76%
Male students67%
Black students63%
Asian students64%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial77%
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English70%

Math

All Students79%
Female students84%
Male students75%
Black students73%
Asian students71%
Hispanic80%
Multiracial92%
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%
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 Students83%
Female students85%
Male students82%
Black students78%
Asian students82%
Hispanic92%
Multiracial72%
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

English: Writing

All Students78%
Female students86%
Male students73%
Black students68%
Asian students91%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial83%
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%

Math

All Students83%
Female students88%
Male students81%
Black students72%
Asian students91%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial82%
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

Science

All Students83%
Female students83%
Male students84%
Black students75%
Asian students91%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial72%
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%
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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2201 Centerville Tnpk
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
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