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Yorktown Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 625 students

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted July 2, 2014

YES has provided a wonderful experience for my son and our family! He has had a fantastic K and 1st grade teacher and I have heard nothing but wonderful things about the 2nd grade team as well. The principal and the YES staff are very welcoming and handle any problems quickly. The PTA is great and holds many great activities through out the year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2014

Yorktown Elementary School has been a great place for 2 of my children. The teachers are dedicated and work hard to make every child feel included and successful. There has been a lot of changes in administration over the past 5 years - I would prefer more stability! YES has a diverse student population including the addition of many military families recently. Overall, I think YES is a wonderful school that has its eye on the prize - happy, healthy, successful children! The PTA is very active and inclusive. Parent volunteers make YES an even better place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

Dedicated teachers who truly care about their profession and their students. The community is warm and welcoming.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 3, 2013

I am so impressed with Y.E.S! My son has made so many leaps and bounds with Mrs. Stuhl and Ms. Terry as his teachers! I wish he could have them every year! The schools speech program is amazing! I honestly couldn't have asked for a better preschool program!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2011

Y.E.S is a good school. Fairly diverse. Ms. Nicholson (2nd Grade) is simply the best. Very caring. Ms. Concannon and Ms. Siefriet (K) are also a good team. I am going to miss Y.E.S.!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

Yorktown Elementary is a great school with caring and dedicated staff. My third child is currently attending and I wouldn't ever consider changing schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2010

I am the parent of 2 students at YES. this school should be given 5 stars from every parent! The principles/asst. principle are the BEST! The special ed department is wonderful! All the staff are there for you and your child's needs. Safety is taken very seriously also at YES. We are a military family and my kids have been to 3 different schools in 3 different states; this school takes the cake, by-far!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2009

I am a student at Yorktown Elementary School,and I love this school.The teachers are so caring.If you are having promblems with whatever they help you with that subject.You make great friends,The food is good,I wont say great but good,and its such a great school.I have been at this school for 3 years 2-4 and Im going to be here next year.Its such a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 11, 2008

i love the school for my children.great lunch my children love the food everyday great teachers the teachers are so loving and nice and sweet great kids too the kids some are really you know bad and dont follow rules but them teachers whip them back into shape if they act up
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2008

I think the staff at Yorktown Elementary are very dedicated to student success and foster a great environment in which students can and will learn. The scores by our students are increasing every year! The staff also works very hard to provide fun and enriching after school activities for the students like Chess club, OOTM, Newspaper Club, Horticulture Club, Step Teams, Astronomy Club, and many others. I am very happy to part of such a hard working and energetic staff! Go Explorers!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 7, 2008

I am currently a teacher at Yorktown Elementary and I could not be more pleased with this environment. I have taught in an inner-city school and it was so refreshing to join such a hard-working staff that truly cares about the students, parents, and other staff members. I am also a parent and, though we are not zoned for Yorktown Elementary, I plan to bring both of my children to this school because I strongly believe that this a a phenomenal environment to help children blossom. Also, the administrators at YES are the best and really support the staff!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 10, 2008

Yorktown has been through a lot in a short time. There have been many staff changes in the past few years, but for various reasons: retirement, military moves, and personal reasons. It is unfair to 'punish' a school based on teachers who leave for any of those reasons. The true test of a staff is the continued improvement of its students and you will see that in the scores of yes. Yorktown Elementary has recently gained new leadership and I feel that with that change we have seen a rise in parental involvement, community support, and stability. I feel very strongly that this is a great school!


Posted June 12, 2008

At the begining of the school year, my daughter had a lot of difficulty with math. and I can't complain about the teachers help. They demostrated the profesionalism and dedication for the children. One on one help was received and my daughter's success is remarkable. Thanks Yorktown Elementary Staff, keep up with the good work. C. de Jesus
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2006

No parental involvement. You can not get an appointment with the principal direct because she will send you repeatedly to her assistant principal. Teachers seem overworked and stressed. Do not attend go to this school if you can help it.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 15, 2006

Recently moved to va. Chose yorktown elementary because it was the closest school to my in-laws with a gifted-extend program. I did not expect the program to be like fort knox to get into. The nicest people were mrs. Haywood and mrs. Best. Facilites are clean. Playground nice. Teachers are fair.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2004

My daughter has entered kindergarten and has problems with most of the information being taught. Her teacher and the class aid has gone out of their way to help her and I get on the right track. One on one instruction when needed, notes home for extra help with a subject, and overall caring for how my daughter succeeds. I am happy to have her in this school because if she had been in a different one, I do not know if she would have been helped to understand the subjects. Thank you Yorktown Elementary! I have two more children to go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2004

My daughter is in 3rd grade now and is having trouble in math. Her math teacher Mr. Phillipoom actually called me at home and said he would tutor her after school. I hadn't experienced that kind of commitment with the Newpoert News school she went to. I am so glad we moved to this district.
—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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%
History and Social Science

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
97%
English: Writing

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students76%
Female students79%
Male students72%
Black students62%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Math

All Students74%
Female students72%
Male students76%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%

Science

All Students87%
Female students91%
Male students82%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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 Students83%
Female students85%
Male students82%
Black students68%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

Math

All Students90%
Female students89%
Male students92%
Black students77%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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 Students82%
Female students82%
Male students82%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

English: Writing

All Students75%
Female students82%
Male students68%
Black students52%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Math

All Students79%
Female students78%
Male students79%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

Science

All Students85%
Female students85%
Male students84%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%
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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131 Siege Ln
Yorktown, VA 23692
Phone: (757) 898-0358

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