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Armel Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 553 students

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Posted September 11, 2013

Armel is a good school for Elementary age children. They have great quality teachers, and the administrative staff is always welcoming and helpful to parents. They are organized and proved it on their Back to School Night. Best of all, as a parent, I am thrilled with the new security system they are installing at the entrance of the school (intercom, video camera and double door system), which will enhance the safety of all. The school also welcomes Parent's involvement, is looking for volunteers and we receive regular letters from the Principal. This is my daughter's first year of school (Kindergartner) and she loves school so much that she is sad not to attend on the weekends! This is exactly the type of experience every kid should feel. A love and excitement for education. Good job Armel!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2012

I have a kindergartener at Armel and he loves going to school each day. I am very happy with the progress he has made. I think the curriculum is challenging yet fun too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2010

Armel is an excellent school! We came here mid year and my daughter was welcomed with sweet cards from all the classmates, and the teacher was nurturing and encouraging and made the transition so joyful and fun. The principal is easy to talk to and well liked by parents and students. The teachers are so creative with their curriculum, enabling the students to learn without all the pressure of rote memorization of SOL questions and answers all year, like we experienced at Herndon Elementary (Fairfax Co.). As a daughter of 2 highly respected and greatly loved (by their students) teachers I can say with confidence and experience that Armel is a highly qualified academic community. My daughter is absolutely thrilled to go to school each day! From her bus driver to her principal, she feels cared for and appreciated .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2010

This is a title 1, overcrowded, diverse school that regularly scores below average in reading. My fifth grader was given picture books. We lasted 4 days. The principle was a failure. Our neighbors 3rd grader could not read at all but Armel kept telling her how great her child was doing. You must plan to teach you child yourself. Okay , it's better than DC but seriously, avoid.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

I too have a graduate of Armel who did very well there and continues to do well in middle school. Armel's teachers lay a strong foundation for children's learning. I have another child who attends Armel and also is doing well there. REMEMBER...a school is only as good as teachers AND parents make it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2008

Armel is an absolutely wonderful school with a great faculty and staff. The educators are involved and are very caring. The staff is fantastic. I could not think of a better elementary environment for a child. Worth moving INTO the area to have someone attend this particular elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

what a great school! My children can't wait to go each day. The teachers and staff are nurturing and excited to be there everyday. I do wish there was more parent involvement.
—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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
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

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

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 70% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
English: Writing

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

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

All Students78%
Female students87%
Male students69%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students56%
Proficient in English83%

Math

All Students68%
Female students67%
Male students69%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient students38%
Proficient in English74%

Science

All Students93%
Female students98%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient students88%
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 Students65%
Female students79%
Male students52%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient students17%
Proficient in English72%

Math

All Students66%
Female students76%
Male students57%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English68%
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 Students85%
Female students86%
Male students84%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

English: Writing

All Students82%
Female students92%
Male students76%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

Math

All Students79%
Female students83%
Male students76%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

Science

All Students86%
Female students83%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%
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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2239 Front Royal Pike
Winchester, VA 22602
Phone: (540) 869-1657

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