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Dale City Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 470 students

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Posted June 17, 2014

In two words, simply amazing! I have 2 children that attend Dale City elementary and they continue to thrive. I can tell that my children are being taught by some of the most dedicated teachers I have ever met. Thank you for all you do! One happy parent:)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2013

I really love this school :), but soon i'm going to middle school! This school will forever be in my heart.


Posted April 3, 2013

This school is wonderful..My daughter has attended DCES since Kindergarten and she loves every minute of it. The school does a wonderful job of communicating with me about anything. The school also has a great staff. I love how the principal or vice principal greet the children every morning at the kiss and ride, and if they are not there then another staff member is. The staff is wonderful every teacher my daughter has ever had has been wonderful. Also notice that this school does not have a very big turn over rate and I love that. The only this is the lack of parent involvement but I blame that on the school I would have loved to have been part of PTA meetings but the times were wrong 4pm is hard for most parents to get there and be active with the meeting if it was maybe later like 6pm or 7pm i think it would have been easier for most. Im glad to be a parent of a child of a school like this. Very personable and friendly everyday..My daughter will be leaving this year to go to middle school but glad to have my 5year old attend kindergarten next school year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2013

My daughter has attended DCES for this full year after transferring from Fairfax county last year. The first thing that struck me was the increased attention paid to her IEP status. The faculty was more hands on and proactive as a result of the lower enrollment and the ability to provide more one to one time. As a result, she will recieve her first A/B Honor Roll for this year. The only thing that keeps them from receiving 5 stars is the lack of timelyness in distribution of the many technological assets available to help the students. We didn't find out until almost the end of the first reporting period what the school recommended web sites were to help students with course work. Also the parent involvement in activities such as PTA remains poor. All things considered a very good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2010

We were not to pleased that our child would attend this school, but we wanted to make the best of it. It is ok ! We are certainly are a minority. The Parent involvement in the PTA is almost zero. In one of the classes one teachers left the class in the middle of the year to attend a different position. The staff is friendly so are the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2009

this school is ok. Some teachers are unhelpful and the main office is very ignorant. but on the brighter side this place also has some very great teachers and great activities for example is feild day they recently had a great performance from a karate school and they were great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2008

My son loves this school! He is performing above grade level and hates to miss school. His teacher's are very intune with his individual learning patterns and communicate well with parents. The principals are awesome! Very interactive with the kids and the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2006

I have been very involved with the school the past two years, volunteering in the classroom, with the PTA, attending many of the activities, etc. I have so far been pleased with the teachers and the education. I don't feel that they have enough activities compared to the activities that the PTA puts on in nearby more affluent schools that my friend's kids go to, but we are working to change that next year and have been able to rally up more volunteers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2003

My child attends this school and she loves it. she's always talking how her teacher shows her new stuff and that the pricipal is very nice and funny. when your children like were they are it's easyer for the lo learn and my has. thank you


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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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
92%
History and Social Science

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

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

The state average for English: Reading was 70% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
97%

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 73% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%
English: Writing

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students68%
Female students78%
Male students59%
Black students71%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient students57%
Proficient in English77%

Math

All Students59%
Female students69%
Male students49%
Black students57%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficient students54%
Proficient in English63%

Science

All Students87%
Female students86%
Male students88%
Black students100%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient students84%
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 Students58%
Female students55%
Male students61%
Black students47%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English67%

Math

All Students79%
Female students70%
Male students89%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient students81%
Proficient in English78%
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 Students72%
Female students77%
Male students68%
Black students61%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient students68%
Proficient in English76%

English: Writing

All Students64%
Female students72%
Male students58%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient students58%
Proficient in English70%

Math

All Students70%
Female students79%
Male students63%
Black students76%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient students66%
Proficient in English74%

Science

All Students73%
Female students78%
Male students69%
Black students84%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient students68%
Proficient in English78%
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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