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Mount Vernon Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 588 students

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Posted July 14, 2013

Mt. Vernon Elementary school is phenomenal. From the administration, (front office ladies are wonderful as is the principal), to the teachers, and the very involved PTA. I LOVE this school. Everyone goes out of their way to help you, help your child. We also have an IEP for one of our preschoolers who has speech issues and his speech therapist at Mt. Vernon is wonderful. We also attended Tabb elementary (which was great) and a private Catholic school in Newport News (which was good and bad), but this school was by far the best experience we have had. A lot of my friends have kids at Coventry, and many have had issues with the current principal and have even withdrawn their kids from there in favor of homeschool. Mt. Vernon is the best public elementary school on the Peninsula hands down.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2009

Mt. Vernon is a great school! Prior to attending Mt. Vernon my grandson went to a private christian school. I could not ask for more if I was paying for it. My grandson has excelled in academics. I'm proud of him and glad that I decided to send him to the neighborhood school. The principal(s) and his teachers have been great and they have really given us 100% of their time and caring. Thanks, Mt. Vernon Grandparent 2nd grade
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2009

I am very pleased with mves, the teachers and office staff are wonderful!!! this is my childs 3rd year attending the school, we love it! thanks for all that you do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2005

This is a great school! the principal takes care in the individual learning of her 'kids'. The teachers we have had have been great! (k,1,2,3,4 &5) the key here is the parent involvement. The neighborhoods the kids come from are pretty well off and the kids are very involved in many activities. There is no difference made for the kids who have less. The music and art programs are terrific-both teachers being dedicated. The office staff are helpful and kind, and the guidance councillor above excellent. I have been ver impressed with the teachers. We are a military family and will be truly sad to leave this school. It is one of the best we have attended across the country!there are no bullying problems here-none are tolerated. The emphasis is on working to your highest potential. If you are a parent who wants to get involved...You are very welcome!
—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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
History and Social Science

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
99%

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 73% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
English: Writing

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

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
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 students81%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

Math

All Students83%
Female students85%
Male students81%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

Science

All Students95%
Female students95%
Male students95%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%
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 Students90%
Female students89%
Male students90%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

Math

All Students94%
Female students91%
Male students96%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English95%
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 Students91%
Female students94%
Male students89%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students90%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial91%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%

English: Writing

All Students85%
Female students88%
Male students83%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracial70%
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

Math

All Students89%
Female students90%
Male students89%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students90%
Hispanic90%
Multiracial91%
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

Science

All Students97%
Female students98%
Male students97%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students90%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities92%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English98%
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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310 Mt Vernon Dr
Yorktown, VA 23693
Phone: (757) 898-0480

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