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Enterprise Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 525 students

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Posted June 16, 2014

The worst school my children has ever went to they kept her at a level 6 all year and at the end of the school year moved her up to a level 12 now they want to put her back to a level 6 by retaining her she is only in first grade. The reading specialist gave her the same books over and over until she memorized them. The principle gave me the same material she knew already. The teacher gave her kindergarten curriculum from Jan through June. Had to teach my child at home to read. Did not want to give me homework relating to her class work. And on top of it did not want help from me in the classroom. Not informative on activities in the class at all had to demand her to be in the reading program. My daughter was sent to breakfast every morning because she was 10 mins early to class even though she had breakfast at home before she went to school and had a balance on her account due to her going to breakfast didn't even know she was going to breakfast.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2013

Wow, what a great experience. My student is attending summer school and is loving it. She is reading on grade level and her math skills are fine, she loves the enrichment class. She is going to the local park weekly to work with the park rangers and teachers. Truly a unique summer adventure offering from public school. Love the many different programs and opportunities she is enjoying--even during the school year. Kudos to the Principal for leading such a varied and rich experience and great teachers for enthusiastically participating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2013

My Daughter just get enroll for Kindergarten and me and my husband we can not stop talking about this excellent school!, Teachers staff and management are so cooperative with parents to give all the information you need for your kid to start! such a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

I think the school is okay. I don t think it s a bad school, but I certainly don t think it s the best. My favorite part of the school is the principle. She does seem to truly care about the students. The teachers are nice and helpful. The part I like least about the school is the fact that their entire curriculum is geared around taking tests. They take more tests in elementary school than I did in college. I'm considering placing my child in private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2013

This is a terrible school, especially when it comes to a child with a learning disability. Not only do they not have a special education teacher in place, they bounced my son around so much, they caused him more issues then the ones he was already dealing with. His teacher blatantly told me in a meeting, in front of the county and the assistant principal, that she "Doesnt have time to deal with him." This is how you treat your students? At reenrollment, the school secretary advised me the my son would be "better off" going to Mcaullife Elementary, "Where they have a better program in place for his special education needs." BEST ADVICE I'd ever gotten from anyone at this school. I would never, ever send my child back to this school, where in my opinion, the teachers are stressed out and the Assistant Principal is snide and has a rude attitude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2011

I absolutely love this school! The Principal is amazing, very hands-on with the students and parents. My daughter started kindergarten this year and absolutely loves it. There are higher expectations of learning than I anticipated. I really like that also. It's always better to be challenged than bored!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2010

I went to Enterprise and so did my spouse. We are successful, college graduates with great careers and great children. This school has also provided retirees in the community great opportunities. If you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all.


Posted December 3, 2010

I have to say that based on the review below, I can say that I personally know the assistant principal, and KNOW that she would never say that. Enterprise has earned a School of Excellence award for the 2010 school year..very impressive. And that means that parents, teachers, staff, custodians, and students ALL work together to make this happen. I suggest that the parent below look into different programs within Enterprise to help her daughter, and talk to the gifted ed teacher if she feels that she isn't at the level she could be at.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2010

Wow. Absolutely terrible. My daughter attends this school and is reading below grade level. I found out that she is being given reading work well below her grade level and graded on that, rather than what she should be doing/learning. The assistant principal told me that this was not a problem as 73% of America only reads at a 4th grade level anyway, so all newspapers and magazines are written to that level so she shouldn't have any problems in the future. I'm scared for our future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

My daughter attended 2nd grade at Enterprise. Looking back, I should have complained to the school board about the behavior and attitudes I experienced there. One teacher called my friends daughter a liar in front of the entire class and another intentionally hit my car with her radio. Both of my grandmothers died within two weeks of each other and I was treated terribly for my daughter missing school even though she had better grades than perfect attendance students and all of her homework was completed for the period missed; I was so depressed and was told 'well, it isn't your mother'. Our current school is fabulous and I am so thankful that I don't have to leave my child with such terrible people anymore...we skipped down the sidewalk and high fived each other on the last day of school because we were grateful to never have to go back.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

This has been my first elementary school experience and it has been a great one. I know that my child is loved and well taken care of. Thank you Enterprise!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2009

Great Staff! Older remodeled school. Diverse cultures which I view as a positive. Involved staff with all around school activities. Have three children here and have enjoyed their time hear and academically have done well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2008

This has been a really great year for my two children. They look forward to going to school each day. The class sizes are small and the teachers really know my children. My kids have soared in reading and I know its because of the great program, books and D.E.A.R. We also have had a lot of fun with family nights. It has been a great year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2008

I am so very disappointed in how this school takes care of their kindergarten children. I have just recently found out they took away snack 3 months ago and never told parents. Their homework expectations for a kindergartner is outrageous. My daughter used to love preschool and now she begs me every day to let her stay home. Kindergarten should have been a magical year. Instead I can't wait for it to just be over and to pull her out of Enterprise.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2008

Its really sad to hear how negative some of these parents are. This school is wonderful because it works with all the needs of our students. Its not just about ESOL ( not ESL like some parents stated) but its an excepting school regardless of your immigration status. This country is a wonderful mixing bowl of people and I can say that the school is just as wonderfully diverse. The teachers, kids, parents, and administration is wonderful! We are a big family!


Posted May 27, 2007

This is by far the worst school my son has attended -- being military, this is his 4th elementary school. The principal cares only for the minority students and the ESL program is the school's highest (if not only) priority; along with prepping the students for the SOL tests. My son always enjoyed attending school, participating in school activities, and meeting new friends -- I cannot say the same about this school. We are counting the days to the end of the school year and a new beginning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2007

They have some great teachers and caring parents in the PTA. The principal has gotten better but still leaves a lot to be desired. The illegal alien population is now negatively effecting what english speaking kids are getting. ESL seems to be the new priority so it's a great school if your kids don't speak english and a deminishing school if they do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2007

Enterprise has been a fantastic educational experience for our children. All of the teachers are very caring and totally involved in the students education. The school went through a trying time a couple of years ago when the principals changed, but Enterprise is now back on track. The gifted program in this district is second to none. Our children have very much enjoyed being at Enterprise.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2005

A great school with after school programs and a great deal of parent involvement
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 22, 2004

This is a school where the administration and the teachers really care about each individual child. The education program for my son has been tailored individually for him, and the same high quality attention is given to each child. The PTA is extremely active, and parent involvement at the school is very high.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
90%
History and Social Science

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

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 70% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
93%
English: Writing

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
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

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students71%
Female students70%
Male students71%
Black students68%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient students59%
Proficient in English77%

Math

All Students62%
Female students63%
Male students60%
Black students41%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient students55%
Proficient in English65%

Science

All Students82%
Female students76%
Male students88%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient students71%
Proficient in English87%
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 students62%
Male students61%
Black students61%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient students56%
Proficient in English64%

Math

All Students71%
Female students74%
Male students67%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient students67%
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 Students63%
Female students68%
Male students60%
Black students56%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient students52%
Proficient in English70%

English: Writing

All Students66%
Female students70%
Male students63%
Black students53%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient students48%
Proficient in English77%

Math

All Students64%
Female students70%
Male students59%
Black students40%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient students55%
Proficient in English70%

Science

All Students74%
Female students71%
Male students76%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient students69%
Proficient in English77%
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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13900 Lindendale Rd
Woodbridge, VA 22193
Phone: (703) 590-1558

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