School Details

Kipps Elementary School

2801 Prices Fork Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 951-5760
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 372 students 16 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

83%
73%
72%
79%
68%
65%
87%
84%
84%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Montgomery County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
75%
70%
91%
76%
75%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Montgomery County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

98%
79%
73%
95%
79%
71%
97%
80%
69%
95%
77%
76%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Montgomery County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Kipps Elementary School is a public elementary school in Blacksburg. The principal of Kipps Elementary School is Mr. Chris Widrig. 372 children attend Kipps Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 28% of the 372 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Kipps Elementary School is 16:1. Tall Oaks Montessori School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Sports

  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 77% 86%
Hispanic 6% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28% 34%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school especially the music program. Mr. Chilcote has is a phenomenal music teacher- Kipps is lucky to have him. Have had children in this school for 10 years and am so happy they have attended this school. Loved the teachers that didn't emphasize the SOL or "teach to the test"- wish those pressures weren't in force as they are in all public schools. Thanks to all at Kipps for your hard work!

  • (1 year ago)

    Kipps is really an excellent school. Since the redistricting last year the school is not even close to capacity (unlike the other Blacksburg elementary schools). My daughter's class only has 17 kids in it and my son's only had 16 until 1 moved in. Small classes wonderful teachers very positive and challenging environment. I truly believe it is the best elementary school in Blacksburg.

  • (1 year ago)

    Great elementary school. Very nice teachers and staff. But I gave this school 4 stars because of the music teacher. He is way too strict and sometimes mean to newcomers to this school. It will be a very hard class for your child if he/she just entered and doesn't have advanced music abilities.

  • (3 years ago)

    Both of my children go to Kipp's and I am so very grateful for Kipp's My youngest started Pre-K last yr and his teacher's go way beyond there duties as teacher's Mikey truely loved Mrs.Wall and Ruppert and missed them so much through the summer when we went for orientation both Makayla and Mikey went to see there teacher's from last yr. when I seen Mikey hug his teachers it brought tears to my eye's because I knew he no longer would these wonderful women everyday any longer I also seen that they both truely love there students

  • (4 years ago)

    Kipps Elementary really is a great school. My child had attended Kipps and the staff is friendly and understanding (especially the teachers.) My child does not attend Kipps anymore as he has moved on to a higher grade and he misses attending Kipps so much. I would definitely recommend this elementary school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I was curious about the April review so I looked up Kipps report card. See https //p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/reportcard/. Curiously the Limited English Proficiency groups consistently past the test well above average 95% for English performance; 92% for Math; 100% for history and 86% for Science all according to 2008-2009 data.

  • (4 years ago)

    Everytime my daughter had lunch at school she always found a gray hair in her food. Even I had lunch and I found one. The lunch ladies do not wear hairnets! And the cafteria is not clean and the bathrooms' toilets don't flush and are not clean. Horrible. I would not reccoment Kipps Elementary I don't know how the students there survive.

  • (5 years ago)

    Our daughter was in kindergarten this year and had a fantastic experience. Her teacher was great and really all the teachers seem great. I'm astonished at the low scores. It's an international school (parents from around the world coming to grad school at Virginia Tech) so maybe the scores are affected by students who don't speak English?

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