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Leesylvania Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 773 students

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 5 ratings

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Posted May 13, 2014

I have two daughters that have attended this school. Every teacher they have had has been awesome! I have definitely seen some improvement in the overall control of the school with our new principal and that was the only concern I used to have. I wouldn't think twice about registering my child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2014

LES may have anew principle, but the teachers and staff are so unprofessional. They never accept responsibility for their mistakes. There is no professional dress code. Teachers wearing jeans and flip-flops is not professional at all! The SOL is more inportant than real teaching and education. PWCS administrators need to walk in and access this school. No stars.....just zeros accross the scale.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2014

Our son is attending his second year at Leesylvania. He loved K and we were happy with his performance. 1st grade and off to another great year. New principal this year and were very please with results. We're looking forward to the next few years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

Great School!!!!!! Great staff!!!!! My son was below grade level when he started here. Now he is A-B student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2013

Our child attended this awful school for 1 year. Our child was repeatedly bullied because of a life threatening allergy to peanuts. All allergy kids segregated at lunch time with police tape around a set of tables, and other children were permitted to literally dangle food containing allergens in front of these children. Many complaints to the teacher were blown off as 'kids being kids'. Our child was exposed so many times and had allergic reactions as a result. Teacher was more interested in available dads for her dating excursions rather than the safety of the children. Terrible experience at this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2013

My child has attended 4 schools and Leesylvania is at the bottom of the list. Teachers constantly emphasize the Virginia Standards Of Learning (SOL) tests instead of focusing on improving the cognitive capabilities of individual students. Moreover, my child says they watch educational videos and are not allowed to ask questions about subjects because "they can't ask questions on the SOLs." I could understand if the teachers restricted the usage of questions just a couple of weeks before the test, but these students do not have the chance to ask questions all year! I asked the teacher if they were allowed to ask questions, and to my surprise she said "no," They are "preparing them for the SOL!" In today's fiscally constrained environments, I understand that standardized test can be the difference between receiving additional grants and not. Nevertheless, this school has been atrocious all year for its overwhelming concentration on the SOLs instead of the kids, the most important resource we have and the reason it exists in the first place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2012

We actually should attend Fitzgerald Elementary but where luckily transferred out due to there lack to make AYP. My daughter currently 4th grade never enjoyed school before attending Leesylvania! Now she loves it! The teachers do a great job. Students for 4th & 5th grade have the same teacher for the two consecutive years so they are able to restart immediately and pick up exactly where they left off.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2012

My daughter loves her school, and so do I! Her teacher is so warm and caring. She emails or calls me immediately with any concerns. She recognized her needs for extra support in reading and with the help of the reading resource teacher, she went from well below grade level to at grade level within the first few months! I love the PTA events, the sense of community and belonging, and the genuine concern from almost staff member.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2011

I have watched this school take flight under the current administration. I have live in the community for years and always wondered why Leesylvania struggled, but under the leadership of the current Principal the school has completely turned around! The quality of the teaching staff has gone from not to good to outstanding. The teachers and administration only accept the best from each child and support them in every way possible. Any parent would be thrilled with this school from the first moment they step in to the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2011

This school has turned around since the 2000-2003 timeframe. It's grown from a school I wouldn't wish on anyone to a school that anyone would be proud to send their kids to. Yes, as with most schools, there is a teacher or two who we'd rather not have there. However, across the board, we have great teachers and facilities. As a bonus, it's walking distance from our house.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2011

My son is a Kindergarten transfer student from a Texas school. He is a high functioning autistic student. This means I have a lot of interaction with the staff. I am very aware of the quality of the school. This school is top notch. I am very impressed with the care, the involvement, the communication of each and every one of the instructors and administrators. My son is in a mainstream classroom, and they are working at making accommodations for his success. They did not just assume we should put him in the special education class, they are doing what is best for him! I give KUDOS to Leesylvania!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2011

I am the friend of a girl who goes to Leesylvania, and she says it's awful. What's with the Xs on the floor in the cafeteria, and if you don't go on them in order you get a referral?! That's a LAME excuse to give someone a referral, if you ask me.


Posted April 17, 2011

Great school, great teachers. The teachers are my real heroes. A great elementary school. I would recommend this school any time - Joshua Mimano
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

My daughter attends Leesylvania. I have been very pleased with her teachers and the curriculum and the diversity in the classrooms. I volunteer as often as I can. There are no requirements or minimum number of hours of volunteer work. I just like to stay involved. The Principal and his staff are top notch. They are caring and compassionate people. My experience with this school has been very positive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2009

My child attended Leesylvania all throughoute here elementary school years, from 1st through 5th. It breaks our hearts to be leaving the school, for throughout these many years, my child has received nothing but an incredible education, incredible support and ecouragement. She flourished in the school's Start and Signet programs, and was always encouraged to achieve her personal best. She was always given material that challenged her appropriate to her achievement level that at times differed from the rest of the class, but somehow, the specialized routine that they had developed for her and other childen in the Signet group was seamlessly integrated in with the rest of the school's. The field trips were terrific, imaginatively conceived, carefully planned and supervised, and I tremendously enjoyed chaperoning at each one of them. We shall miss Leesylvania and will always remember it as the place of our child's best childhood memories!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2008

My girls currently attend Leesylvannia ES this year. My opinion? Every classroom is only as strong or good as the teacher. For Mrs. Lipscombe's class, I'd meticulously and honestly rate her as being outstanding. This is contrary to my younger's teacher, who is quite honestly, mediocre at best. Her heart seems to be in the right place, but she seems more interested in trying to impress some of us dads more above all else. I try to smile and be attentive, but she has mistaken my politeness for interest. All I want is for my girl to finish her class and move on without problems, so I feel like the only course of action is to keep being polite unfortunately.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2007

We are a retired military family with 4 children. Three have/are attending Leesylvania. My 2nd and 4th grader are in the gifted program and have had fabulous teachers. The best school system we have encountered by far including DOD schools!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2005

My children have gone to Leesylvania since it first opened and we love the school. The school is very diverse which is reflected in the test scores. Two of my childen are in the gifted program and have always been challenged by their excellent teachers. Both the previous and present principals are loved by the students and my contacts with both have been very positive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2004

Some of the other reviews bothered me. Leesylvania is not perfect, but no school can be everything to everyone. Small class size is a priority, but when enrollment exceeds 1,100 students it is not always possible to achieve. Maybe there is a huge emphasis on test scores and little time or money left for after school activities, but that comes from the federal government. If parents would get involved in a positive way people's attitude towards the school would improve. If you don't like something work to change it. Talk to your congress people, volunteer at school, help your children at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2004

My children have been attending this school for 5 years and I have not been impressed. The school has constantly been on the bottom of the PW County list for SOL scores. I don't know how this school keeps it's accredidation. The classes are overcrowded. I cannot say one good thing about Leesylvania. I wish they would get a new principal.
—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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
History and Social Science

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

125 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
95%

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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
89%

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 73% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
English: Writing

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

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 Students79%
Female students90%
Male students71%
Black students76%
Asian students82%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient students68%
Proficient in English83%

Math

All Students72%
Female students77%
Male students67%
Black students60%
Asian students91%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient students64%
Proficient in English74%

Science

All Students91%
Female students100%
Male students84%
Black students83%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient students100%
Proficient in English90%
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 Students71%
Female students70%
Male students72%
Black students67%
Asian students90%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient students68%
Proficient in English72%

Math

All Students76%
Female students72%
Male students81%
Black students67%
Asian students100%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient students82%
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 Students80%
Female students87%
Male students74%
Black students67%
Asian students91%
Hispanic91%
Multiracial73%
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient students88%
Proficient in English78%

English: Writing

All Students63%
Female students74%
Male students55%
Black students53%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial55%
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient students78%
Proficient in English61%

Math

All Students74%
Female students78%
Male students71%
Black students65%
Asian students91%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial73%
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient students92%
Proficient in English70%

Science

All Students88%
Female students91%
Male students86%
Black students83%
Asian students91%
Hispanic96%
Multiracial73%
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient students92%
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

  • 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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15800 Neabsco Rd
Woodbridge, VA 22191
Phone: (703) 670-8268

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