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Featherstone Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 517 students

 

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Posted July 7, 2014

My son will be entering his last year at Featherstone Elementary in the 2014/2015 school year. From Kindergarten to 4th grade, my son has had the pleasure of having amazing, professional, dedicated and caring teachers. As a hands on parent, I appreciate the quick responses to my inquiries and the willingness all his teachers have shown to make time to address my concerns. My son has had to utilize the school's Special Education resources. The team in place is excellent and has been instrumental to his academic growth. I am kept aware of my child's progress and always given the opportunity to share my own ideas as it relates to his academic needs. The school has an amazing community presence holding coat drives, canned food drives, back to school drives, and free flea markets all to benefit its students and support the community. All in all I have had an amazing experience with Featherstone Elementary. From Kindergarten and now going to 5th grade, I couldn't have asked for a better elementary school experience. From the hands on principal, to the friendly and efficient front office staff, to the dedicated and "go the extra mile" teachers, FES really is a school of excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2014

This school is ok but there is just too much bullying on the school bus something need to been done. the older kids is bullying the smaller kids calling them names and messing with them your child should be happy to go to school not sad!!!!! this is just crazy not good at all
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2012

This school has gone down hill significantly in the past 5 years. We moved into the area in 2010, and were immediately warned by several different families in the neighborhood to avoid this school at all costs. We decided to look at the school for our daughter with potentially fatal allergy to nuts and judge for ourselves. We took an open-minded approach, and ultimately decided to put her in a different school for the following reasons: Safety: Bullying is an issue, and there is little or nothing done about it. There is a thick, wooded area that surrounds the school; no fencing, and not enough adult supervision during recess; poor SOL scores; we looked at the last 3 to 5 years of scores and they have progressively dropped. The on-staff nurse admitted she had never been trained in nor ever had to use an epi-pen; but she was "sure she could figure it out" - not something we wanted to hear as parents. Even the County representative called and asked us to reconsider; since our daughter's placement assessments showed her as gifted; she wanted us to let her go there anyway to "help raise their scores". This school was not for us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

I found it interesting that when I was at the school requesting a transfer for my child, the principal had to peek around the corner to see what I looked like before she told the staff member that the class was full. Other children that attend the same daycare as my kid where allowed to transfer. If she knew the class size was already too big, why would you have to take a look at someone before commenting?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2009

Great school!. The parents are involved and the staff really cares about the children. They have great technology opportunities for the students. There are many after school clubs for students as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2005

I am very pleased with Featherstone Elemantary. The teachers and pricipal work extremely hard to help every student. My daughter is above grade level and they are able to accomodate her. The staff is friendly and warm. My daughter loves Featherstone and so do I.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2004

My daughter attended this school in 2002-2004. This is one of the better schools in the county and the teachers here are wonderful. The only thing I regret is that she wasn't there earlier. Keep up the great work!
—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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
76%
History and Social Science

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%

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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
82%

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 73% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
English: Writing

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students61%
Female students72%
Male students51%
Black students62%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient students57%
Proficient in English70%

Math

All Students54%
Female students60%
Male students49%
Black students57%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficient students52%
Proficient in English61%

Science

All Students73%
Female students74%
Male students72%
Black students77%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient students71%
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

English: Reading

All Students68%
Female students77%
Male students61%
Black students91%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient students60%
Proficient in English89%

Math

All Students69%
Female students74%
Male students64%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
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 Students59%
Female students69%
Male students50%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficient students47%
Proficient in English83%

English: Writing

All Students55%
Female students70%
Male students39%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient students38%
Proficient in English88%

Math

All Students61%
Female students69%
Male students54%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient students46%
Proficient in English92%

Science

All Students64%
Female students69%
Male students59%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient students56%
Proficient in English79%
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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14805 Blackburn Rd
Woodbridge, VA 22191
Phone: (703) 491-1156

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