School Details

Camelot Elementary School

2901 Guenevere Dr, Chesapeake, VA 23323
(757) 558-5347
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 553 students 18 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

75%
73%
72%
54%
65%
65%
87%
87%
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
  • Chesapeake Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
71%
70%
67%
77%
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
  • Chesapeake Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
74%
73%
58%
73%
71%
46%
68%
69%
67%
82%
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
  • Chesapeake Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Camelot Elementary School is a public elementary school in Chesapeake. The principal of Camelot Elementary School is Dr. Karen Cooper-Collins and can be contacted at Karen.Cooper-Collins@cpschools.com. 553 students go to Camelot Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 69% of the 553 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Camelot Elementary School is 18:1. Joyous Sound Education & Enrichment Center is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 83% 35%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 13% 55%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I love this school! The one comment about other than black children having problem adapting really bothers me. My children are white and they have never been treated different. In my opinion the school is very cultural. There is a lot of all races that go there and that is how I prefer it. It is also an extremely safe school. So much that most of the staff know me by name and they still require me to show my ID to pick up my kids. The principal Dr. Cooper-Collins is AMAZING! I absolutely couldn't think of a better principal and my daughter can't leave the school without getting hugs from almost every staff member she passes )

  • (1 year ago)

    the staff is very friendly they make you feel comfortable.. they are always doing stuff for the kids on weekends..I am very proud my daughter attends here.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am Linda V. Williams and my dog s name is Princess Williams. We are new volunteers at Camelot Elementary School s (CES) reading program. Princess is a therapy dog and she is a member of Therapy Dog International Inc. (TDI).Princess and I visit the school every Monday in hopes of brightening someone s day and to help enhance some students reading skills. The principal Dr. Karen Cooper-Collins her staff and students always welcome Princess and me with a smile and warm welcome .Many of the students grades 1 through 5 read exceptionally well and are always willing to give their best effort while reading to Princess. In order for the students to pat/receive kisses from Princess they have to read to her-Princess makes reading possible! Princess and I are proud to be members of TDI and to volunteer for Camelot Elementary school. Princess and I thank you Dr. Cooper-Collins for allowing us to be a part of this great school. You provide excellent programs and overall the students at CES Chesapeake Virginia display good character and disposition and are eager to learn. I look forward to the Paw Reading Program (this is my special title) next school year

  • (8 years ago)

    My child just enrolled into Camelot and so far our experience there has been nothing but positive. My child is in the 5th grade and I have been impressed with the level of professionalism and expectation of academic success from his teachers Mr. Kotchik and Ms. Valentine. I am looking forward to a great year at Camelot!

  • (8 years ago)

    Camelot has been a great school so far for my son. Whenever we've had a problem the teacher would take care of it. We never had to go as far as the principle to get it taken care of. Everyone is very involved in the children. The children come first to Camelot. My son came from Portlock and has been at Camelot for four years now. He loves it! Dr Johnson is awesome! The teachers he has had and has now are all awesome. I was scared at first when my son was enrolled at Camelot because I had heard that it was in a bad location and I really didn't know if my son would get the education that he needed. Boy was I wrong beyond my expectations. Way to go Camelot Elementary School/Chesapeake Ms Sawyer loves you!

  • (8 years ago)

    Camelot is a great school!Their academic programs are designed to help each and every child achieve success.The teacher are very passoniate and love what they do. As a previous student I will always remenber the extra time and attention when ever I had a problem question or concerns. Overall Camelot was a wonderful experience and was truely a rewarding experience.

  • (9 years ago)

    As with all schools there are problems but it is overall a good school. Since most of the children are minority other kids do have issues there is a lot of teasing and the school does not handle it like it should. On the other hand my son learned how to read and accelerated to the top of his class in first grade! They encourage parent involvement but some parents just don't care and this shows in some of the children. It is truly the teachers and staff that make Camelot a good school!

  • (10 years ago)

    Camelot Elementary is a wonderful school there is an atmosphere of excellence and learning. This school is multi-cultural and multi-ethnic and does a great job with every child. The teachers are very helpful and kind. The principal is at the top of her class when it comes to excellence. She sets the school standards very high and the students reach them every time. This school is fully accredited. The school is a wonderful part of our community and we are proud to have such an extraordinary group of people working with our children. I enjoy sending my children to school every morning knowing they are in loving and caring hands. Camelot Elementary is superb!

  • (10 years ago)

    Camelot has been a great school for my children. We have only had one bad situation with a teacher who is now retired. This is a fully accredited school. The SOL scores have continually climbed and each year the school gets better and better. I have only notice faculty staff and students treating each other the same no matter what the race or skin color.

  • (11 years ago)

    School has a predomintely black population other students of other races seem to have problem adapting this is due to some of the students having a prejudice against others.

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