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Westwood Hills Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 476 students

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Posted March 21, 2011

We moved here from Florida in 2003 and 4 of my 5 children have been at West Woodhills. All 4 of my boys have had some level of disability from Autism to ADD / ADHD. The teachers have truly stepped up and gone above and beyond my wildest dreams in helping my children. I love the staff and enjoy volunteering in the class rooms. Just as a side not of how AMAZING this school is, Margie at the front desk seems to knows EVERY child by name. WOW, right !!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2011

I loved completing both my practicum and student teaching requirements at this school. I wish I did not have to leave! I love all the staff at this school and there are wonderful academic programs for the students. This is truly a great school.


Posted October 4, 2009

We love the school for it's size, the care of the admin staff to deal with a problem proffessionally and in the best interest of the child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2008

Each year has been a perfect blend of excellant adminstrators and also the other students who call it their school. I would be more upset to have the kids change schools than in moving the remaining family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2007

My daughter is going to Kindergarten at Westwood, and 'we' love it, they really allow and encourage parents to be involved, the teachers are great. The school overall is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2005

Our son recently began Kindergarden at Westwood Hills. We are very pleased with the teachers and staff at all levels. They all operate with a very effective program. The teachers behave very professional and friendly. I do not believe they would let any of the kids or parents down. The security is tight and everyone must enter main office to recieve a badge, otherwise, they must leave. Recntly I chaparoned a field trip and was present while kids were exiting buses and private cars. I was equally impressed with the organizational skills.
—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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
History and Social Science

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%

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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

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 73% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
English: Writing

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students82%
Female students71%
Male students89%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

Math

All Students69%
Female students57%
Male students76%
Black students9%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

Science

All Students93%
Female students89%
Male students96%
Black students91%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%
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 Students78%
Female students85%
Male students70%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%

Math

All Students89%
Female students87%
Male students92%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
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 Students82%
Female students87%
Male students77%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

English: Writing

All Students75%
Female students73%
Male students77%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Math

All Students86%
Female students90%
Male students82%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

Science

All Students91%
Female students87%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
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

  • 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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