Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

P.B. Smith Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 461 students

Student diversity

Looks like we have no information about the race or ethnicity of the student body.

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

5 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
Based on 4 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

13 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted September 11, 2013

P. B. Smith Elementary and it is a fine school with a fine staff. No problem is to large or to small for getting the help we need from the staff at P.B. Smith to make our children's school year and home environment a good one. Thanks P.B. Smith and I'm a happy that I am a member of your family.


Posted July 30, 2013

I love this school. Dr. Compstock is the most diligent principal I have ever met. She knows every childs name and treats them all as equals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2013

Teachers and staff go above and beyond to help their students. They are caring and respectful to everyone. I love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2013

I absolutely LOVE this school!! The teachers are friendly and dedicated, the office staff is welcoming, and the administrative staff is appropriate in their discipline and praise. I have NO complaints about PB Smith and will greatly miss it when we move!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2011

This is a great school. My kids have really enjoyed it here. The Principal is very responsive and does a great job. In particular the Kindergarten program is phenomenal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2010

Great Teachers and Great Staff! Testing scores are high, very kind and understanding to students and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2009

I transferred my daughter from a private school to PB Smith and I don't regret this decision. She had a great teacher who was wonderful with the kids. The school is very responsive and there is a lot of parent involvement all around the school. The new Principal is very involved with the school and the events sponsored by FOS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2009

I can't say enough good things about P.B. Smith. The new principal is top notch. The teachers are excellent. We have been so thankful for the education and support provided by the educators and administration of this great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2008

Sadly, our family is being redistricted to a new school for the next year. I know all of us who are leaving would love to stay in such a fine school. It will be hard for anyone to meet the standard set by the principal and teachers. It has been a great 5 years for my daughter and I only wish she could spend her last year there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2007

We are new to the school this year. We have found this school to be so far ahead of where we came from we are just realizing what a mediocre school our former one was. The office staff is so welcoming. The admnistrators are out there seeing what is going on and our children's teachers are superb. We are thrilled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2007

Wow.I couldn't disagree more with the two contributors who find this school deficient. The principal is very approachable and very child centered. Teachers are fabulous. She has a real talent for choosing the best and keeping them the best. Great school. Smith's test scores are high, especially considering the diversity of the school. Kids love thier school and if you go to school events, you will see lots of middle school kids coming back to visit. My three kids have had wonderful teachers every single year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2007

I love P.B. Smith and sadly our family is moving. I feel that our boys have had an excellent experience. Volunteers are welcome, the teachers are great and the environment is open and friendly. The need for more programs? I think the focus on math, reading and writing worked for my average boys with good grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2007

Over the last several years some member's of the administrative staff seems to have gone on auto pilot. Extracurricular activities are growing in quantity and quality. Field Trips need more variety and frequency. The local area is changing with families moving to the area and the school and county need to adapt from 'rural nature of our community' to a more urban school environment. They need to keep up with the changing surroundings and challenges.
—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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
92%
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

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%

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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
92%

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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
98%
English: Writing

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

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 Students89%
Female students89%
Male students90%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

Math

All Students87%
Female students78%
Male students92%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

Science

All Students96%
Female students93%
Male students98%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%
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 studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

Math

All Students74%
Female students68%
Male students79%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%
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 Students81%
Female students81%
Male students80%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

English: Writing

All Students86%
Female students87%
Male students85%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

Math

All Students70%
Female students64%
Male students77%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%

Science

All Students85%
Female students81%
Male students89%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Oops! We currently do not have any student information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

This school has not yet provided program information.


Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

6176 Dumfries Rd
Warrenton, VA 20187
Phone: (540) 347-6150

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools



Highland School
Warrenton, VA





ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT