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Elizabeth Vaughan Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 815 students

 

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Posted November 17, 2013

Let me first say that if my daughter didn't have the teacher she does this rating would be a 1. The communication with her teacher is great. The communication with the school in general is terrible. For example I have now signed up for the PTA 4x and paid my $5 fee and have not once received an email or letter from school even noting my interest. No further information has been provided by the school on meetings or any other involvement. The requested parent volunteers for the book fair and I signed up and was never contacted. After attending the book fair I don't think any parents were involved as it was all staff. If you are going to ask for help and you have parents willing to assist then please contact us. That being said my daughter has grown in her abilities. I credit that to her teacher as the overall testing scores are poor even for VA and that says a lot since VA schools Nationwide are poorly rated. There is a truth to what is said that those schools that are in a low income area are not good schools. It's sad and shouldn't be true but it is very obvious here at this school. We feel that the education standard is to low and will be moving to a better location.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2012

I have two students who attend EVS. I have one teacher who responds to my inquires and one teacher who doesn't respond as readily as I'd prefer. The principal is new. I have a some issues w/new procedures she has put into place; however, I understand what she is trying to accomplish. My largest complaint is lack of communication. If the lines of communication were more open, I believe the school would really thrive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2010

i would recommend this school to everyone. i have one child here and she is doing very good here. if she is having any problems in any area, the teachers and the the principal lets me know, together we find a resolution. they are the best staff i have ever worked with. i have two other girls who went to this school, and they both are a and b students. thanks to all of you at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2010

I have two children who go to Vaughan and my older daughter went there as well. I love this school so much, they have such amazing teachers and staff! I wish more schools were like this. They take time to talk to me about any concerns I have and are excellent with my children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

My child previously attended CCA and left with a reading problem. After having been at EV he is now reading on grade level and working hard to rise above grade level !! THIS SUCCESS is a direct result of the fantastic staff, curriculum, and special attention provided to him !!! HIs reading success is a testament to THEIR successful programs!!! THANK YOU !!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

Elizabeth Vaughn has a great program and great faculty and staff keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

I think this a wonderful place to learn i would have gone to this school if i could. My child comes home saying i love this school sooooo much if we mo0ve i wouldnt control myself thanks elizabeth vaughan
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2008

I will agree with a post I read; some of the teachers are extremely dedicated and caring.... However, MANY of them are just outright hateful and mean to these children. I have walked down my child's hallway several times and heard teachers practically screaming at these kids. And the principal, that's another joke. Don't even waste your time trying to talk to her about anything, she has a nasty attitude as well. Just go directly to the superintendent with any issues because otherwise they will NOT get resolved (and may not even then). Do NOT send your kids here, bottom line... unless you want their self-esteem ruined and their hearts stomped on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2008

Outstanding and dedicated staff memebers. They truly went above and beyond for my child. Never has he even liked school before, now he loves it. He's joined a male mentoring group and thinks the world of it. So a big 'shout out' goes to the 5th Grade Team at EVS. You all are the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2008

Alot of teachers at this school are good with the children and seem to really care about them. However, you have some who seemingly know only how to yell and be rude to parents. Principal never returns phone calls and/or fixes issues, even when she vows to and a lot of the children are ill-behaved (which I realize is not the school's fault). there are 0 after-school activities (and seemingly very few before school activities).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2007

This school needs a lot of help. It has a large staff/teacher turn over. There is no parent involvement which means they pull teeth to put together some what of a PTO/PTA. The principal has been there for years and has not been able to pull the school toghether. Something has to be done, but I would not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2005

Great principal and staff, they care about the children. I must say thought they are way behind in resources.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

Though I was not the most involved parent in the 2004-2005 school year, I must contradict the last comment made. Every form and flyer ever sent home with my child and the children in our neighborhood had spanish translation on the back side every time whether it was needed or not. Also, every meeting I attended adorned the presence of at least one principal, if not both. And as far as other parents' involvement, the school threw a rather large 'thank you' party for all of the parent volunteers. If I didn't have a heart for this school before, just this act of appreciation and togetherness totally won me over! Any issue ever brought up by myself and ajoining neighbors had full attention of the admin. and results were always evident. Considering the many many many schools we have encountered, I can honestly say that this one gets two thumbs WAY up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2005

My child started EVS at grade fouth and we had an excellent experience. EVS is an excellent school, where they believe all children can learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2005

My child attended only K at EVS before we pulled him out. I want to note the K teacher and aid were both very nice and struggled to involve parents in their classroom. However, I was an active member of the PTA and was very unhappy with both teacher and parent involvement in the school community. The PTA board was unable to fill its positions and the teacher rep, the principal and/or the vp rarely attented meetings. The school was not accommodating of the large Hispanic community and did not translate flyers or notes home into Spanish. The students at the school are warm and welcoming and deserve better administration.
—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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
74%
History and Social Science

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

133 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
88%
English: Writing

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
87%

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

All Students67%
Female students71%
Male students62%
Black students59%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient students60%
Proficient in English73%

Math

All Students57%
Female students58%
Male students56%
Black students61%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficient students47%
Proficient in English66%

Science

All Students65%
Female students63%
Male students68%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient students59%
Proficient in English69%
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 Students64%
Female students67%
Male students60%
Black students47%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient students59%
Proficient in English68%

Math

All Students74%
Female students74%
Male students75%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient students75%
Proficient in English74%
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 Students54%
Female students57%
Male students50%
Black students52%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficient students49%
Proficient in English62%

English: Writing

All Students53%
Female students57%
Male students47%
Black students59%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficient students45%
Proficient in English61%

Math

All Students66%
Female students66%
Male students67%
Black students72%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient students63%
Proficient in English71%

Science

All Students51%
Female students48%
Male students57%
Black students59%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficient students38%
Proficient in English69%
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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