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Neabsco Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 526 students

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Posted August 20, 2014

My daughter started in this school last year as a second grader. Though her teacher was great and she has learnt so many things in her second grade and got almost perfect grades, but not so happy about the overall performances of this school. Overall test results are not satisfactory at all, need to be more tough and more challenges to all students and parents should be more co-operative as well. Staffs are not so friendly, though so good to see principal standing outside every morning to greet students. I am not happy to see the rating 2 for this school in our first year at Neabsco Elementary school. I believe it deserves bit better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2014

Have alien pod creatures infiltrated Neabsco Elementary School in the 2 years since the last of my kids who went there moved on to middle school, or something? Because my own family's experiences there do not correspond at all with some of the lowball ratings and scathing reports I see here. The office staff and other administrators were always perfectly pleasant with me and my wife, and I thought the teachers and staff did a truly superb job, seeming FAR more "engaged" than those in the school in (allegedly better) Fairfax County we had moved from. Surely Neabsco deserves far better than the 2 out 10 rating it currently holds, which makes it seem like the staff are maybe just letting the little savages fight wolves in a pit for food or something. Really folks: if you are buying a house nearby and are now spooked by this GreatSchools nonsense, just breathe deeply and relax: Neabsco is a perfectly fine and secure school with great and devoted teachers and staff, and your kids will be just fine there. I promise. Also, I have it on good authority that the lunch fare is WAY better at Neabsco than the slop served at Saratoga E.S. in Springfield, so there's that to consider too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2012

i thought this was a good school and boy was i mislead.my child was in kindergarten. She came home crying alot when asking the teacher she blamed the aide when asking the aide she blames the teacher. i have transfered her to another school a few miles away and she is so happy she is learning things more at the new school. the office staff at neabsco are very rude and the principal is about what makes him look good. My child was late for school 5 times and missed 3 days the princpal calls me for a conference bc she was a transfer student. after he finished talking i kindly let him no that his kndergarten teacher has been late to school several times, leaves early and misses quite a few days a month. so if he wants to set a example he needed to start with his staff first. Thank you god she is out of that school. i do not recommend anyone going to school there please move out of the district. they don't even deserve one star.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2010

If you are considering moving to this district, think again. Take it from a parent, you are better off in a different school. The principal is brand new & is more concerned with test scores than individual students needs. There is no discipline procedure other than to panic and punish. Principal is an alarmist who will call you for minor behavior issues. Our experience has been a nightmare. He doesn't listen to your concerns, will back bad decisions by teachers and will tell you "we have yrs. of experience & we know what we're doing."
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2008

I have had 3 children either formerly or currently enrolled in Neabsco for a total of 6 years. In all of those years we have only had one average teacher all of the others have been excellent ! All of my children were at or above grade level. Linda Trexler, the principle has done amazing things! Neabsco has a very diverse student body but in no means is scary as a former teacher posted how unprofessional! I do have to agree the office staff is rude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2007

I taught at this school for one year. It was the scariest year in my teaching career. Many years later I still have nightmares about that place. Linda Trexler is a saint to come to this school. She is the best thing that could of ever happened there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2006

My children's teachers are great. MOST staff is. Office staff is beyond rude and always acts as if you are bothering her. I am a VERY active parent and am there on a daily basis. DAILY I see office being rude to both adults and children (unless of course principal is there). Security is an issue as well...county fails to see this. Need better subs as well...someone that the children can understand would be a help. Staff needs to support after school activities- not leave it all to 1 person.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2006

My child currently attends the school and I love it. I am very involved, I attended the back to school nights and whatever function concerning the kids I am there. The school is great. I am very particular when it comes to my kids education and I must say I have had only good expeirences with the teachers and the office staff. I have dealt with the office staff on several different occasions and each time they were nice, helpful and friendly. I don't know what was going on in previous years but as of Jan. 2006 everything is great and up to par. I am a very satisfied and pleased parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2005

My children have not attended Neabsco that long, but I have seen how much they enjoy their new teachers and environment. I have also spoken with their teachers, and I sincerely believe they are committed to my children's success. My duaghters attend SACC there as well, so I am 'in the building' every day. I agree to an extent about some of the comments regarding the office staff. I think they need to realize that, in many ways, they are the 'face' of Neabsco, the first people the parents see when they go in there, and I did sense a lack of order/process in some cases. However, overall, I think my kids are really thriving here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2005

This is my first year teaching at Neabsco. I would not want to teach anywhere else. I am so proud to work in a school full of dedicated teachers. Our principal goes above and beyond her call of duty each day. It breaks my heart to read some of the comments on this board. Neabsco truly is a school of excellence! I am so proud to say I work at Neabsco!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 18, 2005

I have been teaching at Neabsco for six years. Everyone at the school works very hard. We have high expectations for ourselves and our students. I am very disappointed by the following posts. The parents that have posted comments do not know the whole story and are making accusations that are not true. It really makes me sad to read these because Neabsco is a great school! If you do not like what is going on, get involved with the school. We have so many wonderful programs and activities that happen at Neabsco. If you want your child to have dedicated and hard working teachers then this is the school for you. The staff and students are really Neabsco STARS!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 20, 2005

The office staff is rude to both parents and especially the students. My son's speech teacher quit halfway through the year and the school failed to provide a replacement for her. This school is just awful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2005

I am a parent of a current student. I think it is very true that the office staff is rude, unprofessional and not very helpful. There has been a high turnover rate in the teaching staff over the past two years. I believe that the principal and teachers are working very hard to get the students educated and the parents involved in their child's learning. I personally appreciate the teachers and principal for the effort that they have put forth to teach my child about respect, discipline and academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2004

The administrative staff at this school has alot of work to do in terms of customer service/ relations and plain courtesy. Very rude and arrogant! The school itself needs an overhaul. It is my understanding that several teachers have already left/resigned from the school. I have already pulled my child out of this school. I suggest that parents do some serious research before enrolling your child at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2004

I have never dealt with a school and staff quite like this one before. Office staff is very rude! And it almost seems as if you need a top secret clearance to speak with the principal! As far as quality of education - there is none! Needs alot of work. My child will not be attending this school again!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2004

I think Neabsco is one of the better schools my child has gone to. My child's acdemics have only gone up and improved since their going. The staff is wonderful and the teachers are very caring and do want the best for your child. I think the teachers do the best job they can under the poor parent partication the school has. This school works hard and expects the most out of it's students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2004

I've never seen a school work harder to make sure every student suceeds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2004

As a teacher I am very offended by the comments posted! I have been 'TEACHING' at Neabsco for 4 years. I absolutely love my school and the children in the school. How many parent volunteers have I had in the four years? None! I find it funny how a parent is quick to blame the teacher or school when what they really need to do is take an active part in their child's education. I take great pride in what I do and wish that parents would stand behind their child's teacher and show support rather than criticize what the teacher is doing. I think Neabsco is one of the best schools in Prince William County and would love for my children to attend this school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 21, 2004

I have to disagree with the other posts. Everytime I am in the building I see nothing but hard work. The staff at Neabsco works harder than any other school probably in the country. I think it is easy for some parents to critize than actually work with the teacher. If you had any questions why wouldn't you go to the teacher? I know for a fact that monthly newsletters are sent home keeping parents updated on events in the classroom, curriculum, ideas on how to help your child maintain information taught. Each grade level has SOL Nights which review techniques that can be used to reinforce skills that are taught in class. Mrs. Trexler is the heart of the school. She will always make time for her staff and parents. I am disappointed with the parents not the school! I am delighted with Neabsco- keep up the good work Neabsco!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 20, 2004

Unfortunately I have to agree with the previous comments. My kindergartener went there and I am happy to say will not be returning. I agree that the office staff is rude and the curriculum is poor. My daughter was not challenged at all. That school really needs a complete overhaul. Very disappointed.
—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.

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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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%
History and Social Science

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
79%

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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%
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

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
English: Writing

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
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

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students52%
Female students58%
Male students47%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficient students41%
Proficient in English62%

Math

All Students54%
Female students57%
Male students52%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficient students45%
Proficient in English63%

Science

All Students65%
Female students72%
Male students59%
Black students68%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient students55%
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 Students58%
Female students74%
Male students43%
Black students53%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient students53%
Proficient in English65%

Math

All Students75%
Female students83%
Male students67%
Black students76%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient students75%
Proficient in English76%
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 Students49%
Female students58%
Male students43%
Black students40%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficient students49%
Proficient in English50%

English: Writing

All Students33%
Female students35%
Male students32%
Black students40%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities34%
Limited English proficient students32%
Proficient in English36%

Math

All Students65%
Female students71%
Male students61%
Black students70%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient students60%
Proficient in English75%

Science

All Students70%
Female students70%
Male students71%
Black students70%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient students65%
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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3800 Cordell Ave
Woodbridge, VA 22193
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