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Dare Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 400 students

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Posted April 18, 2014

My school is awesome!!!!! Teachers are friendly, staff is helpful, kids love it!!!! Very happy environment!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2013

My son have been going here for 3 years now. It is one of the best schools I have ever seen. They have helped my middle son out so much. He has Asperger's syndrome. Which make it hard for him to learn. But he has been doing so good this year. I would recommend this to anyone moving to Yorktown.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2013

My son attended Dare for 4 years and has loved it. The quality of teachers is amazing and they teach respect of others. I would highly recommend Dare to anyone moving to the area. I'm sad we are moving and will be unable for my son to finish out his last year at Dare. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

My daughter comes home almost everyday with homework, which I like. There are always activities that encourage the parents to be involved. Wish they had a better process at dismissal. They have some safe guards but I still feel it could be better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2013

I think this school is excellent and the teachers are great. Both my daughters attend this school and I cannot wait for my son to become of age so he can go to Dare Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2012

Going the way of anti-Christian. Not of sound moral values when the principal refuses to acknowledge the "reason for the season"
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2009

My daughter is going on her third year at Dare, and I couldn't be happier. She has had wonderful teachers the previous 2 years, the principal is very involved and very visible in the school, and there are many, many invovled parents. They built several new classrooms, a new music room, a mini-playground for the Pre-K and K students, and are in the process of renovating all the floors. It will be beautiful when it is all through. I did my research before we picked an area to live and I have not regretted picking the Dare district at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2009

I believe Dare to be a wonderful school for my chldren. I have one child who has special needs and one who does not and both are happy. I would highly recommend this school for children with specail needs and even those without. I have always felt that the school was open to me as a parent and the PTA was friendly and welcoming to me (they do alot of work for the school and staff!) All around great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2008

I have a kindergartner and a 3rd grader at this school. I could not be happier with every aspect from this school, and I was surprised to see it rated an 8 - this is a 10+ elementary school. Stacia Barreau as the new Vice Principal is absolutely amazing, and Mr. Carter, the Principal, is also wonderful. I cannot say enough great things about Dare Elementary! - Brandi Hollenbeck
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2006

We have been at this school for several years with two children. We have/have had children in K,1,2,3,4. The admin is great, very active and involved in every aspect of the school. Parent involvement is encouraged throughout the school and volunteers help make lots of extras possible for the kids. The teaching staff is excellent and this year ratios ave 18-21 per class. With in room teachers aides for K and shared aides in 1st-5th. Fairly large military population due to several nearby bases (AF,USA,USN)so they are familiar with and embrace their military families. PTA has made a great start this year so please come out and get involved. This is a really good school and they work hard to keep making it better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2006

Excellent teachers! We are a military family and were only there for two years but were fortunate to have Mrs. Duke and Mrs. Forester as our child's teacher. They were both extremely helpful with our child's first transition. My child flourished academically and socially under the guidance of Mrs. Forester. My child and many other students call her the best teacher they have ever had! I think the PTA program was cliquish and did not welcome newcomers very well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2006

Excellent Asst principal (Mrs. Pennycuff). Growing school trailers coming for 06-07, addition planned for 08. Class size is 20-22. Teachers worth special note Ries (k), all of first grade staff, Mrs. Callaway in 2nd grade is one of the best teachers I have ever met. Most teachers are great,there are just a few that aren't. Art, music, PE, guidance weekly. Recess every day. On site before and after care. Extra curricular clubs: CHROME, Kids Saving Earth, Chess, Daisy scouts, more clubs being added each year. Parent invovlemnet is encouraged. New playgrounds, nice school. PTA is very active and does a lot of good but needs to be a bit more open and friendly to newcomers and miltary families. On-site severely disabled program and ECSE preschool is very well run. Guidance Counselor (Coates) is very good with miltary (deployments, transition). Magnet Schools and Gifted program also available. Overall a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2006

My child has been attending this school for two years now. I have found the teachers outstanding but the principle does not follow through with disciplining behavioral children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2004

Great Teaching and Administrative Staff...plenty of community involvement. Parents routinely in the school tutoring children. Only thing lacking is sufficient physical education training. The kids need more PT to help physical and mental fitness.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2004

I absolutely love this school. My son started here in 2003, and I am looking forward to this year. My husband is in the Navy and before moving to Virginia I researched schools for 2 months before making up my mind, I haven't regretted choosing this school a day since we've been here. His teacher was awesome and the Principal and vice principal are always there when you need them, and even just to say hi. They knew me and my son, the day I registered him I talked to both of them and they answered all my questions on the spot. I also like the small classes, my son was in Kindergarden, there was the teacher and a teachers aide, and only 15 students in his class. We get the small town school in the not so small town.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2003

My child has only been in this school for 6 months. I am very happy with the administration and teachers. The principal and vice principal can be seen in the halls regularly and are always willing to stop and talk with me. There also appears to be quite a bit of parents volunteering as myself.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
History and Social Science

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
100%

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 73% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
English: Writing

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

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

All Students83%
Female students85%
Male students80%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial80%
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

Math

All Students70%
Female students73%
Male students67%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial80%
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

Science

All Students88%
Female students91%
Male students84%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial90%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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 Students85%
Female students79%
Male students90%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

Math

All Students83%
Female students85%
Male students81%
Black students70%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%
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 Students88%
Female students91%
Male students85%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

English: Writing

All Students85%
Female students91%
Male students78%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

Math

All Students90%
Female students93%
Male students87%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

Science

All Students92%
Female students91%
Male students93%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%
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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300 Dare Rd
Yorktown, VA 23692
Phone: (757) 898-0324

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