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Garland R. Quarles Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 503 students

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Posted August 22, 2013

Great teachers and staff. Keep you up to date on the students and the activities going on each month. My son loves the school. I wanted to move but don't want to change his schools so staying until he moves on to middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

i use to go to that school !!! wish i was still thare -Vincent Faulkner


Posted January 25, 2005

Before taking my child from private school and placing her at Quarles, I visited a number of the city schools in Winchester. I was most impressed with the staff at Quarles. The school itself also has a warm and friendly atmosphere. I now have a child in 2nd grade in this school. I am amazed what the teachers are able to do with one teacher per class and a very wide range of abilities among the students. The front office staff is very friendly and efficient. They are always prepared to help in any way they can. After discussing specific concerns with the principle I felt I was heard and action was taken within a week to enhance my childs ability to learn. I am happy with this school. The only thing that would make it better is if more parents volunteered their time and chose to participate in school activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2005

I have a child who is in special education there and the teacher is wonderful! The front office staff needs better training to say the least. They have a lack of communication somewhere within that system and want to fault the parent! I am a parent who is well educated and very involved with my childs education. I in fact, have for years been involved with a large amount of children with disabilities education. The only advise that I would like to offer to the staff, is to be careful how you treat people, because you never know who is looking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

My children attended Quarles. All of the teachers are very supportive in helping children cope with their problems. If they think the problems are coming from home, maybe they are.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2004

All 3 of my children have been students at this school. Currently have 2 in this school. Daughter who is bright and has had 2 wonderful teachers and has no problems. Son has LD as well as some ED needs. Instead of working more to help him cope, the staff has made us the parents feel as if we are at fault for his challanges. Not all teachers, etc are like this but the majoirity are.
—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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
History and Social Science

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
69%
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 Students72%
Female students78%
Male students67%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient students70%
Proficient in English73%

Math

All Students60%
Female students64%
Male students57%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient students48%
Proficient in English66%

Science

All Students75%
Female students77%
Male students73%
Black students80%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient students62%
Proficient in English82%
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 Students61%
Female students58%
Male students64%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White students48%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient students62%
Proficient in English60%

Math

All Students54%
Female students47%
Male students61%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White students48%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficient students58%
Proficient in English51%
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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1310 S Loudoun St
Winchester, VA 22601
Phone: (540) 662-3575

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