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Norge Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 535 students

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2011:
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Posted September 11, 2014

Our first year at this school two years ago had me worried as my son had Miss B. In second grade. Since then every teacher my three have had a great experience with the teachers and staff. We love our Norgw community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2014

Love Love Love our schools. My daughter has gone to this school 5 yrs and we are very happy here. Teachers are excellent. Music teacher is amazing she keeps it so funny for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2014

Norge Elementary.. Very disappointed. Don't send your kids there if your child has been diagnosed by a doctor, they don't care at all. My child teacher screamed at my child and makes him cry. Very hard to deal with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2013

We just moved to VA this year. My girls are doing excellent at Norge Elementary. The teachers are excellent. My 4th grader said, Norge is the best school. I like how they do not sell useless things as fundraisers. It's small but an excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2012

Finaly! After an extremely rocky start 4 years ago, I can write a great review of this school! We have always been warm & friendly, so I know the 9/24/11 post doesn't apply to us. My child has the BEST teacher we could ever hope for - Mr. Whalen. Just imagine the perfect teacher & you will see this man. Mrs. Benthal is a wonderful art teacher, Mr. Soup is just all around awesome, Mrs. Byrd is such a caring nurse, and the new vice principal is amazing with the kids and parents. All the faculty we deal with now are so delightful!!! I just wish my child's 1st and 2nd grade teachers mrs. S & mrs b. could teach/care about each student half as well as our teacher this year. This school has only been getting better every year! Thank you NORGE ELEMETARY!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2012

I have 2 kids at Norge (2nd and Kindergarten) and we love our school!! The teachers really care about the well being of the students and the administrative staff has always been friendly. The Norge PTA is fantastic and there are tons of great Norge Moms and Dads that are very involved at the school. My kids love it there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2012

I am the parent of a 3rd and 5th grader. Last year was our first year at Norge and I couldn't have been happier. Both of my children excelled with the leadership and caring of their teachers. Ms. Parker (now Kuklis) and Mrs. Darcy were excellent and I believe that Mrs. Pace and Mrs. Georgianna will both great for my children this year. They also both like and admire the principal and assistant principal. I only gave this school 4's because I believe everyone has room for improvement!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2012

I am a mom of three children and this is our fourth year at Norge Elementary. Our oldest son just started third grade and it keeps getting better each year. The administration is helpful and supportive and really cares about our kids. The assistant principal makes it a point to learn every kids' name in the school - an impressive task with over 500 kids. We love being a part of this great school community and are thankful for the wonderful teachers our children have had over the last three years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2011

We have two at Norge, one in 5th and one in 1st. We love our Norge family. Sure like anything else in life it has its pros and cons but trust us the pros fair out weigh the cons. I am truly disappointed in the negative reviews although I think everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I have witnessed first hand the great care and attention special needs students receive and as far as the office staff, they are great, perhaps it was an off day or perhaps your own approach was cold and abrupt. I am happy my two are part of a such a great community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2011

Do not send your child to this school if they have special needs. The administration is not special ed. friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2010

I have two children that attended Norge for the past two years and we hate to leave it. The teachers are wonderful!! Both of my children were in speech and I have found the staff and all to be very exceptional in helping out in any way possible. The office staff is very diligent about the safety and care of the children and make sure no one takes a child without being the parent or an assigned person to do so. This school has been nothing but great and my two children now going into 5th and 3rd grade absolutely loved it there. To bad we are moving cross country! We will definately miss Norge and all their staff!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2009

We are new this year to Norge Elementary. The secretary has horrible people skills. She comes across as cold, crabby and judgmental. Our bus driver never sais hello or waves back to me when she picks up or drops off. When I brought a complaint to the Vice Principal, she immediately dismissed my concerns and refused to believe that any of her staff are flawed in any way. This is exactly why my preacher and his wife took their kids out of this school. We are considering leaving also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2007

Norge is important in my son's life. He is a special needs child and they specialize in that area. The teachers are committed and help your child to be an individual.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2005

We are new to JCC school this year. My child has an exellent teacher that is an asset to this district. She has pushed my child to excel in reading, math, and critical thinking. However, we encountered one large disappointment with an administrator. I believe that all faculty and staff are supposed to be advocates on behalf of their students. Unfortunately at the beginning of the year this administrator failed to represent her student and left my child disappointed and disheartened. I can only thank my childs teacher for changing the first impression of this school and making this a stellar year! The JCC schools also offer wonderful programs, such as band, choir, and chorus. We thoroughly enjoyed the winter program. Way to Go!
—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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
History and Social Science

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

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 70% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
89%

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 73% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
English: Writing

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

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 Students73%
Female students73%
Male students73%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial77%
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%

Math

All Students70%
Female students66%
Male students73%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial54%
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%

Science

All Students83%
Female students82%
Male students84%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial69%
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities92%
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

English: Reading

All Students73%
Female students74%
Male students71%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%

Math

All Students84%
Female students83%
Male students84%
Black students56%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%
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 students79%
Male students84%
Black students81%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

English: Writing

All Students70%
Female students78%
Male students65%
Black students69%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

Math

All Students82%
Female students85%
Male students79%
Black students87%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

Science

All Students80%
Female students84%
Male students77%
Black students88%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities90%
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

  • 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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7311 Richmond Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Phone: (757) 564-3372

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