School Details

J G Hening Elementary School

5230 Chicora Dr., Richmond, VA 23234
(804) 743-3655
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 797 students 20 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

74%
76%
72%
64%
74%
65%
79%
86%
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
  • Chesterfield County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
75%
70%
72%
81%
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
  • Chesterfield County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
78%
73%
77%
75%
71%
67%
68%
69%
80%
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
  • Chesterfield County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
86%
78%

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
  • Chesterfield County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

J G Hening Elementary School is a public elementary school. The principal of J G Hening Elementary School is Deia Champ. 797 students attend J G Hening Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and White, non-Hispanic. 30% of the 797 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at J G Hening Elementary School is 20:1. Hopkins Road Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 58% 28%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 25% 59%
Hispanic 13% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30% 17%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son who happens to be autistic attended Henning three years ago and all in all it was a terrible year of school. He was terribly bullied (called gay and was punched in the face by another student). The principal did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!! She stated that the name calling is not what she considered bullying and asked me what my son did to provoke this. As far as my son being punched in the face; the child was not suspended at all. Nothing happened. Even though this was witnessed by others and it was confirmed that my son did nothing to provoke this. Days later the boy came and apologized to my son. I would not under any circumstance recommend this school to any parent. Lovely website but it is not at all a realistic view of how this school operates. It's a major facade. Also I do believe that the positive reviews placed on this site are not legitimate comments from parents.

  • (4 years ago)

    The school takes pride in the education of youth in a family orientated atmosphere.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter is in 2nd grade at Hening and absolutely loves it. The teachers and administration are wonderful! The population is diverse. But isn't that the way the world is? I think the education my daughter is receiving at Hening is great.

  • (5 years ago)

    Hi this is Mr. Maher the current prinipal at He ning I appreciate the kind words as we are working very hard to make Hening the best school possible. For the parent who doesn't feel they could recommend Hening I would love to meet with you and discuss your concerns. Some of the comments you wrote are simply not accurate and I would be happy to clear up those misconceptions. Please feel free to contact me at school.

  • (5 years ago)

    The staff and teachers are excellent. They go the extra mile for our kids. I could be more happy and proud of the school that my children are attending. Keep up the great work. Go Hening!

  • (5 years ago)

    My child is in the Center Based Gifted at Hening. She really loves it and she is learning a lot of information and the program really expands the children's thinking. The 3rd grade CBG teacher is great the children all think he is wonderful and that connection makes learning fun. My child came from a private school and I would say that the quality of education in the CBG program is comparable even with the significantly larger class size than in her private school.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is masking some serious deficiencies and the under staff administration & teachers view their roles as educators as an obligation rather than a privilege. The fasting changing demographic of the surrounding communities and the desire to keep the enrollment over 900 students makes educating children a distant afterthought to simply crowd control. Could not in good faith recommend this school to any parent

  • (8 years ago)

    We appreciated the principal's and teachers willingness to speak with us whenever we had concerns and work toward a reasonable solution. Everyone from the office staff to the Resource Teachers was helpful and friendly. The school is well-kept has been recently renovated and has an active PTA.

  • (9 years ago)

    Hening is excellent school for parental involvement. It is a very family orienated school which prides itself in getting parents and family involved. It has very strong morals and a high standard on conduct.

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Overall score

(based on 13 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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