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Potomac View Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 790 students

 

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Posted February 12, 2014

Teachers are very nice. The food is great. The school is awesome. The school is safe :) Good Job


Posted October 15, 2012

Administration communicates poorly with teachers, and there is a strong tendency to overreaction among the staff that includes having a social worker follow up with a parent after a kindergartener's single accident and other events that have made national news. (A news search of the school and principal's name should turn it up.) My child has developed an attitude problem and severe study and concentration issues since starting here, and staff repeatedly try to lay blame with home instead of school environment. It's enough to make a parent consider homeschooling, and we are moving partly to be in another school district.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
91%
History and Social Science

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

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
82%

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

The state average for English: Reading was 73% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
89%
English: Writing

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
93%

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

All Students85%
Female students87%
Male students83%
Black students69%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities79%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient students89%
Proficient in English74%

Math

All Students62%
Female students63%
Male students61%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient students57%
Proficient in English76%

Science

All Students86%
Female students85%
Male students86%
Black students71%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient students91%
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 Students45%
Female students57%
Male students29%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficient students40%
Proficient in English64%

Math

All Students71%
Female students71%
Male students71%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient students71%
Proficient in English70%
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 Students65%
Female students66%
Male students63%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient students61%
Proficient in English73%

English: Writing

All Students69%
Female students80%
Male students54%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient students71%
Proficient in English66%

Math

All Students68%
Female students77%
Male students58%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient students68%
Proficient in English70%

Science

All Students80%
Female students81%
Male students79%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient students81%
Proficient in English75%
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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14601 Lamar Rd
Woodbridge, VA 22191
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