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Springwoods Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 701 students

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted April 8, 2007

Springwoods Elementary School is a great school. We are new to the area and we are so impressed with the teachers and principal. We can not say enough good things about the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2007

We have just recently moved to this area based on recommendations of this school. We have been highly disappointed. The teachers I have interacted with have been cold and distant. The new principal is not in touch with the parents or the kids. The new math program is a joke. My first grader is bored in class and not challenged whatsoever. Communication between teachers and parents is horrible. Parents are extremely unfriendly and closed off to newcomers. Everyone walks around with this puffed chest like the school is so great. Seems like it is riding on what it used to be 5 years ago but is on a downward spriral. Everyone raves about Springwoods but I have yet to be impressed. No caring attitude there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2005

Caring, devoted and highly regarded are the best ways to describe the teachers, staff and administration at Springwoods. I moved into our development just for Springwoods. My daughter thrives in this school and I couldn't be happier. Amy White is an amazing leader and the entire Springwoods community of parents and students recognize it! What a great school! The parental involvement and interaction with teachers and staff is incredible and it shows!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2005

Outstanding staff and administration! My children are doing very well there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2005

What a great school. My three children are doing very well here. The principal is very interactive with the parents and gives us feedback on school activities. The teachers in both Kindergarten and first grade (my children) are great, and I look forward to the other grades with delight. My childern love the music, art, and library opportunities. I would like to see more computers and a shaded play area. The PTA is very strong, possibly too strong. This school was the main reason I moved into this Lake Ridge community, although the proximety to DC, Fort Belvoir and the Potomac Mills mall also swayed my decision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2004

You can not find a better school than Springwoods! The teachers, principals, and office staff are so dedicated to the children. Excellence is the standard set from the top and filters to everyone there. There is very high parent involvement. The teachers take the time out of their evenings to e-mail or call you for anything you need. They want your child to succeed. This school has received the School of Excellence Award for the past 3 years straight. This school has certainly been the best school I could have ever found for my child and I really must say the teachers make it so wonderful!
—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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
97%
History and Social Science

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
92%

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 73% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
English: Writing

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

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students75%
Female students77%
Male students73%
Black students66%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English81%

Math

All Students70%
Female students68%
Male students71%
Black students53%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient students45%
Proficient in English75%

Science

All Students87%
Female students89%
Male students85%
Black students75%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient students88%
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

English: Reading

All Students76%
Female students78%
Male students75%
Black students62%
Asian students73%
Hispanic52%
Multiracial82%
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient students53%
Proficient in English79%

Math

All Students84%
Female students79%
Male students89%
Black students75%
Asian students64%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial64%
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient students65%
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

English: Reading

All Students85%
Female students89%
Male students82%
Black students89%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient students73%
Proficient in English87%

English: Writing

All Students85%
Female students93%
Male students79%
Black students69%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient students60%
Proficient in English88%

Math

All Students79%
Female students84%
Male students73%
Black students72%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students53%
Proficient in English84%

Science

All Students86%
Female students93%
Male students80%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient students87%
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

  • 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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Woodbridge, VA 22192
Phone: (703) 590-9874

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