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Sharon C. Mcauliffe Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 449 students

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Posted September 26, 2013

This is our first introduction in to the PWC school system. We are only in the 4th week of school, so I am only able to say so far the Principal has been very good in meeting with us and discussing our needs and concerns. Over all the school seems to be struggling with organization, but it only the first month of the school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2013

We have had a wonderful experience at McAuliffe! My daughter attended K and 1st grade here with excellent teachers who make sure all the students in their care are challenged according to their abilities. The principal is always looking for new ideas to keep the students engaged in learning and the new after school enrichment programs offered this year were fa great testament to her and her staff's work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2013

This is the best school my son has attended so far. They have a wonderful staff, and even though my son has an LD, This school has been able to get him up to grade level, for the first time since 1st grade. The teachers my son work with keep me well informed of his progress, and are always available if I have an questions or request a meeting. I absolutely recommend this great school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2011

My child attended K & Grade 1 here &, although K was outstanding - we were extremely dissatisfied with Grade 1. The Principal is not an honest person and some of the teachers need to retire because they have no idea how to manage a class full of students in absence of the physical discipline which was allowed in the old days. I witnessed several teachers quit (the good ones) & several parents removed their children from this school. The PTA is a puppet of the Principal &, as such, is essentially useless.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2009

My child is in Kindergarten at McAuliffe and my wife and I are members of the PTA. The Principal sets a wonderful tone for all the teachers and students alike implementing the STARR achievement system (Self Discipline, Trustworthiness, Appropriate Attitude, Responsibility and Respect). The positive motivation from the 'stars' given for behavior which implements these values is a breath of fresh air. Communication is excellent. There are school activities at least once a month, including evening 'Curriculum Celebrations' at least twice this year where teachers host learning stations for parents and kids alike. The teachers are talented, hands-on and involved in their students' daily lives. My child's teacher has achieved the perfect balance of teacher, caregiver and structure provider. Having witnessed a day in her life, while helping out as a parent-helper one Friday, I can say with conviction that we are blessed to have our child in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2008

My Child will be entering 5th grade and my child had attended this wonderful school from K-G4 and this a great school. The New Principal is nice and kind, and the teachers make sure no one gets left behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2007

My daughter has attended McAuliffe Elementary for 3 years, 1st through 3rd Grade. She has excelled and I am extremely pleased with her progress. I was very surprised to see the bad grade given to this school. All of her teachers have been great and the new Principal seems very dedicated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2006

My son attended this school last year and was in kindergarten so my review is based entirely on that grade level. My son had an excellent teacher who was firm, fair, kind and very experienced. The classroom also had a teachers assistant that was there everyday. There were about four computers located in the classroom and the children regularly used them. Parent involvement was high in the classroom and overall. There were programs available to help students struggling with reading. The school has excellent security. They have cameras located inside and outside of the school and very strict rules about picking up children during and after school. Overall I think this is a very good school.
—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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
History and Social Science

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
98%

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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
88%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 84% in 2012.

10 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
English: Writing

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students66%
Female students70%
Male students62%
Black students38%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient students62%
Proficient in English67%

Math

All Students60%
Female students55%
Male students65%
Black students46%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White students64%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient students68%
Proficient in English57%

Science

All Students86%
Female students74%
Male students95%
Black students62%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient students82%
Proficient in English88%
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 students63%
Male students53%
Black students45%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient students58%
Proficient in English58%

Math

All Students68%
Female students71%
Male students66%
Black students55%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient students70%
Proficient in English67%
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 Students66%
Female students75%
Male students59%
Black students52%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient students65%
Proficient in English66%

English: Writing

All Students64%
Female students66%
Male students63%
Black students61%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient students59%
Proficient in English66%

Math

All Students70%
Female students76%
Male students66%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient students65%
Proficient in English72%

Science

All Students75%
Female students79%
Male students73%
Black students61%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient students65%
Proficient in English78%
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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13540 Princedale Dr
Woodbridge, VA 22193
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