School Details

Emerald Hill Elementary School

11245 Rixeyville Rd, Culpeper, VA 22701
(540) 937-7361
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 804 students 18 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

80%
73%
72%
76%
66%
65%
88%
81%
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
  • Culpeper County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
74%
70%
83%
75%
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
  • Culpeper County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
72%
73%
79%
68%
71%
81%
71%
69%
80%
66%
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
  • Culpeper County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Emerald Hill Elementary School is a public elementary school in Culpeper. The principal of Emerald Hill Elementary School is Mrs. Renee Wootten. 804 students attend Emerald Hill Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 20% of the 804 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Emerald Hill Elementary School is 18:1. St Lukes School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% 65%
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 19%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20% 35%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Research carefully before you enroll. EH has steadily gone downhill in recent years. There is no phonics instruction no textbooks and the curriculum has been dumbed down. Students in upper grade math classes counting on their fingers...this is in the average to advanced class. No emphasis on academics...end of year ceremony celebrates those in safety patrol knitting club physical fitness...no mention of honor roll AR science fair county spelling bee county math competition etc. For a school that claims a mission of creating lifelong learners there is little emphasis placed on true academic achievement. Disciplinary action for minor infractions like sticking out one's tongue at another student but chaos in the classroom (students running around or playing on the floor during instruction time) is not considered out of the ordinary. If you are looking for a rigorous academic setting that prepares students for academics beyond elementary school look elsewhere.

  • (10 months ago)

    This school acts as if you do not have lots of money you and your kids mean nothing to them. This school is full of hypocrites. Enjoy if you come from money. I will leave this place soon to better my children.

  • (1 year ago)

    Review the test scores closely. They have fallen steadily since 2007. Culpeper County has so few elementary schools that are accredited everyone flocks to this one that is. It seems to now have an over crowding issue. Little supervision during the lunch period and poor teacher student ratios.

  • (3 years ago)

    Both my children attend here and every teacher staff member and principal have been wonderful! My kids are excelling in their classes. The teachers interact with parents and encourage their involvement. A+ school.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter attends Emerald Hill. The teachers and staff are top notch! They really care about the students and encourage parent participation.

  • (7 years ago)

    Both of our kids are having a great time and are very advance in their studies.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have two children who go to Emerald Hill and I just love it. Each year they receive wonderful caring teachers. The teachers were very involved with keeping me informed with their daily progress and for that I was thankful. I am very thankful for this wonderful school!

  • (10 years ago)

    I have a student at Emerald Hill elem. She's been going there for three years. She has selective mutism and they unfortunely are not educated about it. They discourage parental involvement. Which we are disappointed in. We are sorry we moved here. We were hoping for better. The schools are too crowded they do not want opinions from parents. We do not feel very welcome. If your hoping for Great schools do not come to Culpeper Virginia!

  • (11 years ago)

    I am a former Fairfax Co. resident where they have an excellent school system. I am quite pleased with Emerald Hill. I have had 2 children at Emerald Hill and thus far am quite impressed with what my children have experienced. The teachers are demanding in an appropriate manner while retaining a personal interest in each of my children that I had not previously encountered in their previous elementary school in Fairfax Co. I believe this school system is academically competative with schools that have a far larger tax base while retaining a small town feel. My children are in honors(at the middle and high school levels) and in the gifted and talented program at the elementary school level where they are being challenged. We feel like we found a little bit of heaven here-wonderful schools with a more rural lifestyle.

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