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Three Oaks Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 801 students

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Posted July 20, 2014

This will be my oldest child's second year at Three Oaks. He is high functioning autistic and in a full inclusion classroom. For the first 3 years of elementary school he was in a different school, in a specialized program for children with high functioning autism. We are so pleased with the special needs services he receives at Three Oaks, as they are very accommodating with his needs and his IEP. The teachers here are wonderful and all the school staff are very involved in helping your child succeed. We have lived in other areas of the city and have had children in other elementary schools in the area and Three Oaks is one of the best elementary schools in the city and in the best area as well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2014

I have two children there. Both gifted. My oldest has no problems. He fits in well and is capable of learning on his own. My younger child is high functioning autistic with ADHD in addition to being gifted. This school has been an utter nightmare for the last four years. They have a repeated pattern of not being able to help a child with special needs. My child has been repeatedly yelled at and locked in a small room in the office as a time out. Her experience at this school has been way more detremental than helpful because of the schools unwillinginess to follow the legal requirements that outline the process and procedures to help children with disabilities. I have witnessed office staff yelling at my child at parent pickup and the list just goes on. If your child is a typical kid that can just fit in they will most likely be fine but if you have any disabilty you are going to have problems. I suggest getting an advocate very early on or you will not get any where trying to work with the school on your own.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2013

My children LOVE Three Oaks Elementary. The teachers are caring, knowledgeable, and treat each child as an individual. Ms. Hannah, the principal, is very visible, involved and well loved and respected by the students. I was impressed by friendliness and helpfulness of the office staff from the minute I walked in the door before registering my children. The facility is clean and always has tons of children's work displayed in the halls and foyer. Parents are welcome and are encouraged to be involved. I also love the Watch Dog program which is a volunteer program for the dads. Its great to know that my kids enjoy going to school each day and are well taken care of while there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2013

You child had better be a conformist. This school doesn't support free thinkers. Teachers are snobbish, and unkind. Louise in the front office has had numerous complaints from other parents. On the surface, it seems like a sweet staff, and we were quite content at first.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

Awesome school, staff and faculty....love that school. We moved her from France 4 years ago and they helped us a lot :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2012

Wonderful school! Excellent and caring teachers and staff. My children went from 1st thru 5th grades here. Great PTA and parental involvement. Excellent gifted program with cluster classes and a great gifted resource teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2010

Best school ever! My kids and every other student I know are genuinely excited about going to school. Students are rewarded for achievements, encouraged to participate, treated as individuals, and given strong family and moral values by the entire staff. Ms Hannah, the principal, is like a Rock Star. Al of the kids love her, would hate to disappoint her and she know every one and their parents by name. As long as my kids are in that school, we will never move away.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2009

Three Oaks is an amazing school. The principal is involved in every aspect and knows each child by name. The teachers challenge each student and cater to their specific learning abilities. Every parent is encouraged to be involved and the school is very safe and clean. Someone made a comment about no recess, and that is simply not true. The students also have PE every day of the week. Both of my children love going to school and I know they will be well taken care of during their day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2008

I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the teachers, curriculum, principal, cafeteria and school activites at Three Oaks! My daughter is about to enter her 3rd year (2nd Grade) and is always excited about going to school. Homework and communication between teachers and parents is very effective! The reading and incentive programs are excellent!! Monthly award ceremonies remind the students that good behavior and role-models are recognized and promote self-esteem and self worth. We love Three Oaks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2008

Three Oaks has been an excellent experience for my daughter. She entered the school in 3rd grade when it opened and I was concerned about the school change for her. She excelled and was excited about school every day. The teachers and Administrators have an excellent attitude towards the students which shows everyday when I drop her off. The students have pride for their school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2008

Geat school! Love everything about it. For me the best thing is the great communication between parent and teachers. I am a very busy mother of two who works full time and can always feel confident about know whats going on at school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2007

A Beautiful facility. Unfortunately, the facilitators seem to be more concerned with Test Scores than developing their students. No recess, and no real free time! This can leave children stressed out, and less apt to retain the information presented. Just my opinion..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2007

The attitude and availability of the staff and leadership are excellent. Parental involvement is superb with both mothers and fathers volunteering. It is a new facility well kept and clean. My daughter is eager go go to school every day.
—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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
History and Social Science

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

129 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
92%

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

The state average for English: Reading was 73% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
96%
English: Writing

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

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
84%

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

All Students83%
Female students83%
Male students82%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

Math

All Students77%
Female students75%
Male students78%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

Science

All Students93%
Female students97%
Male students90%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%
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 Students76%
Female students79%
Male students73%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial40%
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Math

All Students82%
Female students82%
Male students81%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracial70%
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%
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 Students80%
Female students82%
Male students78%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracial55%
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

English: Writing

All Students82%
Female students85%
Male students79%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracial60%
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

Math

All Students75%
Female students76%
Male students75%
Black students45%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracial55%
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Science

All Students78%
Female students73%
Male students82%
Black students45%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial36%
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities85%
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

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

Arts & music

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  • Art teacher(s)

Language learning

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

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Lisa D. Hannah
Fax number
  • (757) 430-3758

Programs

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

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2201 Elson Green Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
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