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Magruder Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 639 students

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Posted July 25, 2012

Excellend overall school, have three kids, one going into 5th grade the other 2 going into 3rd. Excellent teachers and parent involvement is high. Only downside is they are on their 3rd Principal in 3 years and will be getting a new Assistant Principal, the new principal is coming from outside the district so that is an unknown at this point. High technologically driven school with students having access to all sorts of learning tools from iPODs, to computers to video cameras. Our oldest has special needs and the school has treated him great over the past 5 years!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2011

It's a wonderful school! My daughter is very happy here and I feel confident that she's getting a great education. The admin staff is very friendly and helpful and the teachers actually care about teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2011

Magruder has been a great school for my children. The teachers and leadership do a great job of meeting the needs of different types of students with different abilities and learning styles. There are plenty of opportunites for parents to be involved if they choose to do so.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2010

My children are just as important to them as they are to me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2010

Magruder is a good school. Most of the teacher that my son's have had are excellent!. Kudos to Mrs. Florence, Mrs. Dormire and Mrs. Mitchell!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Magruder Elementary is a great school with wonderful teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Smart kids,really nice enviroment to grow!Excelent actitudes from custodians to teachers,I even move so all my kids can be at this quality high level of learning!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Kudos to MES !!! The teachers and staff are the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I love Magruder because of its family and community diversity. There are all walks of life learning on one cover.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Great school with fabulous teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Magruder ES is a wonderful inclusive school for both my autistic 2nd grader and twins in kindergarten :o) Great kids, teachers & staff! I am also happy to be more active in the PTA this year as board treasurer. Magruder Panthers are the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2009

This review is way overdue. My daughter had Mrs. Murawski as a kindergarten teacher and I must say I have yet to meet such an outstanding teacher like her. Mrs. Muraski together with her assistant Mrs. Leviner made a great team and gave my child a great foundation that would carry her throught out her life. We feel very blessed that we had the opportunity to have those two wonderful ladies on our side to teach valuable lesson to our child. Mrs. Murawski goes down in our history book as the greatest kindegarten teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2008

My son just finished his kindergarten year at MES and I can not say enough nice things about the school. The office staff was always helpful and his teacher (Mrs. Murawski) was outstanding! We just had to move out of state, I'm only hoping his first grade teacher is as great as Mrs. Murawski..she's a tough act to follow!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2008

I've been happy with the teachers, activities ,academics, and administrators here at Magruder (my daughter is in 2nd grade now).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2007

I would not recommend MES to anyone. I would describe some of the administrative staff as having aggressive demeanor. A few of the teachers have good teaching abilities and truly enjoy the children. The direction of any good business starts with a professional positive administrative staff. In my opinion this school is lacking in several areas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2007

MES is a fantastic educational institution with highly involved and experienced staff. The principal is hands on and always looking for ways to improve the performance of the students. Discipline at MES is 'in check'. Students know there are consequences to their behavior. I would like to see more spirited activities at MES like assemblies and talent shows. Fun activities should still be a big part of school for this age child. PTA was quiet last year, and hope to see its presence more this year with all the involved parents that have children in this school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 8, 2007

We have moved from other school districts across the country and I find this school to be very disappointing. Altough there are great teachers at some levels,the leadership of the school with the new principal is not strong. If you want to be in this school district, I recommend that you choose a different school (ie magnet or private) to send your child to. No school can record great success without great leadership and direction. Parent involvement is not appreciated by all. This school will slowly lose all of it's best students without a new direction.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2004

Mr. Dolak, principal, is terrific. Ms. Upmeyer (K), Mrs. Taylor (3rd), Ms. Florence (1st), Mr. Cochran (5th) are all excellent teachers as is the entire Magruder Staff and Administration. My wife and I have been pleasantly surprised with our children's performance--a real testament to these fine educators and the Magruder environment. Thank you. Brian J. Dow
—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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

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93%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
History and Social Science

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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93%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
89%

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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
95%

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 73% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
English: Writing

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
96%

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 Students79%
Female students83%
Male students77%
Black students80%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

Math

All Students78%
Female students83%
Male students75%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

Science

All Students90%
Female students95%
Male students86%
Black students86%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities99%
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 students85%
Male students79%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracial86%
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

Math

All Students90%
Female students93%
Male students87%
Black students75%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracial86%
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities82%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%
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 Students88%
Female students100%
Male students78%
Black students75%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

English: Writing

All Students80%
Female students89%
Male students72%
Black students68%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities85%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

Math

All Students92%
Female students94%
Male students90%
Black students89%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%

Science

All Students99%
Female students97%
Male students100%
Black students100%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities100%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English99%
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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700 Penniman Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone: (757) 220-4067

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