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Parkway Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 520 students

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Posted July 19, 2013

Our son will be starting 4th grade in Sep. He scored in the top10 percent in all categories on last years SOL. Thus far we have been very happy with the teachers. My wife and I believe that you must be proactive with your child's education. Very impressed with the principal .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2009

I have to say I am very pleased with this school my daughter just recently participated in a play all on her own. I think it's great! As far as her grades she's an honor roll student and got an invite to the magnet schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2009

My grandchild is a student at Parkway and her mom and I both love the school and the teachers,the work very hard with special students and their needs, GOOD JOB


Posted June 17, 2008

My child has attended Parkway for three years, and I'm sorry to say that we have been very disappionted in this school. The majority of the students are unruly and badly behaved with little consistency or continuity on the part of the staff to govern their behavior. The techers seem to be overwhelmed adn burned out. If you have a child who is a good student and is well behaved, it is very possible that he/she will be ignored or overlooked the entire year. This year, durring the second quarter, my child's grades went from all A's to all C's. When I called the teacher, her response was 'Your child is not one of the kids I usually worry about.' Because of our experience with Parkway, my husband and I have decided to stop contributing to our IRA's and use the money instead to send our child to privet school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2007

This particular school, although staffed by wonderful, idealogical teachers, is a cruel joke on the education of it's children. The administrators are unfortunately more interested in appeasing the racial influence of a substandard, economicaly disadvantaged community than the discipline of students. To sum up, we're leaving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2006

[Our child] has been at Parkway since the first grade (she is now in fourth) and we have been extremely pleased with this school. The amount of parent involvement is incredible. They offer chorus and SOL tutoring for my daughter and she loves both programs. She is ADHD and all her teachers have really worked with her... she even mde Honor Roll!We just moved to Portsmouth and I am sad to be leaving Parkway.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2006

My daughter is attending Parkway for her 2nd year. My husband and I are very disappointed in this school. The teachers that I have met have been very tired, unpleasant and have an attitude like they have just given up. Her teacher this year is wonderful! But she seems to be the one and only. The principal isn't friendly at all unless she has to be, the assistant principal has yet to speak to my husband or me and we spend a lot of time at the school. We have been told by many teachers that the school has lots of disciplinary problem students since there are a lot of low income children who attend this school. Had I visited this school first I would not have bought a house in this school district.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
82%
History and Social Science

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
87%

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 73% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
96%
English: Writing

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students73%
Female students72%
Male students74%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%

Math

All Students56%
Female students63%
Male students50%
Black students49%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students61%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English57%

Science

All Students78%
Female students78%
Male students78%
Black students66%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%
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 Students56%
Female students60%
Male students53%
Black students46%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English60%

Math

All Students68%
Female students68%
Male students68%
Black students62%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
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 Students63%
Female students67%
Male students60%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English64%

English: Writing

All Students66%
Female students72%
Male students60%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English65%

Math

All Students74%
Female students79%
Male students69%
Black students66%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Science

All Students71%
Female students70%
Male students72%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
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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  • Ms. Nanocie M. Diggs
Fax number
  • (757) 471-5818

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4180 O'Hare Dr
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
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