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Marumsco Hills Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 720 students

 

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Posted June 9, 2014

My child has been going to this school for the last 3 years, doing very well academically. Never received award for exceptional things, no encouraging awards. It really upsets me because other parents tell me their child do get awards. Kids need to be encouraged and recognized. Another parent also told me the same no award ever been given to her exceptionally talented child. I wish they do something about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2014

All 3 of my children attend MHES and they have all have succeded there.The teachers and staff do a great job, they are caring and attentive, of course there is always one teacher in the bunch that is difficult , that can try our patience and forgiveness levels, but for the most part this is a great school. I think more schools would do better if the parents would volunteer more and get involved in their childrens lives. Teachers are not babysitters they are there to teach our children to learn and grow into productive citizens, that takes teachers, parents and children working TOGETHER. I applaude all the teachers, staff, parents and of course the kids that care enough to work hard everyday, They are the ones that make this one of the best, caring,encouraging and learning environments that my kids have experienced.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2013

This is my son's 3rd year at Marumsco Hills, and it really exceeded my expectation. I am surprised with the quality of education and teachers (the teachers my son got) involvement. Few times issues happened with other kids bothering my son, and I had to communicate with the teacher to get it resolved. My son is going to 2nd grade this year and other people who have kids at private school get surprised with what he knows. Don't get me wrong, parents participation is extremely important no matter what school you send your child, there will be some or more issue. I really like the atmosphere. I checked so many private schools at PW county b/c we were planning to send our kids to private school (before I lost my job). Comparatively, the class size at Marumsco Hills is bigger and better. In general it is more than my expectation Parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2013

We are a military family and have always had higher learning type schooling. Unfortunately this school focuses so much on the non-English speaking students that the English speaking students are at a huge disadvantage-they are not challenged at all. I'd never pick this school willingly for my child to attend. It was more like daycare than school for my 3rd grader. There is a serious lack of professionalism as well, the front office has no tact & the teachers do not dress for teaching. They never even made a copy of my ID to have on file nor did they ever ask for it when I'd take my son out early. Just an awful experience overall-SEND YOUR CHILD ELSEWHERE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2013

My son went here from K-5 and I will say that the first three teachers he had were so willing to give up on him and only offered to hold him back. Well, being who I am I refused such action. They were quick to work against us and slow to work with us. The school does really need to upgrade their teachers who are willing to teach in a modern way as things have certainly changed in the last 20 years since I was in elementary. As time went on we fought our way through and "hold back" never came up again. I am so glad we are done with this school. If I had to do it all over again, this would not be my first choice of schools if .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2012

Please send the information about Marumsco Elementary School. I will register for my daughter next yr 2013-2014! Thanks, Toan
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2010

Hidden jewel. Under estimated because of the high number of students entering not speaking english, this does NOT slow the class down (do the research). Amazing, smart, caring, superb staff. Principal knows her stuff and does what it takes to get the kids what they need.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

We are a supportive family all working together in order to help each other succeed.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 19, 2010

We are a community of learners who support the needs of our students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

I love Marumsco Hills Elementary because it is a school where a child can enter not speaking any English, and leave a few years later speaking fluent English, and knowing that his or her family was welcomed and loved as a part of the school family. Parents and children benefit from a staff that goes beyond the call of duty by tutoring students before and after school, providing extra clothing, and having caring teachers willing to rise before dawn and on weekends to take children on specialized field trips to provide content rich real-world experiences that students might otherwise not experience. The school also provides language and life skills classes for parents who speak English as a second language. After graduating from our school students (and their parents) still return to let us know how they are progressing through life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

Marumsco Hills is a safe, caring, nurturning place where all students can grow and learn. Our standards are high, our classrooms are fun and our staff are dedicated. Most importantly our students love to learn and bring joy to school every day. We are the best kept secret in Prince William County
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 3, 2005

All my 3 children attended Marumsco Hills Elementary. At Marumsco you will find a great program and a very caring staff. My son attended the Signed Program at Marumsco Hills and went on to attend the IB Programme in High School. If you want people to care and teach your children, Marumsco Hills is the place to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2004

This school lacks the skills to teach our children at a level other schools in Virginia are teaching. My daughter transferred in first grade and was learning things at this school she already had learned in kindergarten. I have to do extra teaching with my child so she does not fall behind when we transfer to another school.
—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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
78%
History and Social Science

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
87%

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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
93%
English: Writing

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
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 Students74%
Female students79%
Male students69%
Black students78%
Asian students91%
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient students67%
Proficient in English83%

Math

All Students70%
Female students64%
Male students75%
Black students50%
Asian students85%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient students73%
Proficient in English65%

Science

All Students91%
Female students87%
Male students94%
Black students75%
Asian students91%
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient students96%
Proficient in English86%
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 Students70%
Female students77%
Male students63%
Black students77%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient students65%
Proficient in English82%

Math

All Students83%
Female students79%
Male students88%
Black students79%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient students83%
Proficient in English83%
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 students62%
Male students67%
Black students59%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient students59%
Proficient in English71%

English: Writing

All Students50%
Female students56%
Male students43%
Black students42%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficient students39%
Proficient in English60%

Math

All Students69%
Female students66%
Male students73%
Black students71%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient students66%
Proficient in English73%

Science

All Students62%
Female students59%
Male students64%
Black students54%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient students60%
Proficient in English63%
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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