School Details

Luther W. Machen Elementary School

20 Sacramento Dr, Hampton, VA 23666
(757) 727-2900
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 495 students 18 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

71%
67%
72%
71%
63%
65%
82%
77%
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
  • Hampton City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
61%
70%
79%
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
  • Hampton City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
64%
73%
40%
60%
71%
65%
69%
69%
64%
73%
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
  • Hampton City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Luther W. Machen Elementary School is a public elementary school in Hampton. The principal of Luther W. Machen Elementary School is Ms. Chevese R. Thomas. 495 children attend Luther W. Machen Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 55% of the 495 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Luther W. Machen Elementary School is 18:1. Hampton Christian Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 73% 64%
Hispanic 4% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 20% 30%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55% 45%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    We LOVE Machen! We have had 3 of our 4 children graduate from here and are looking forward to #4 doing the same. The teachers and administrators are TOP NOTCH! We know they really care about all the students and families. We attended the Gingerbread house Family night and HAD.A.BLAST!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    I am so impressed with Machen Elementary. It is truly a nurturing and loving environment for the students. The Principle Ms. Thomas provides encouragement discipline guidance and genuine care for her students. It is clearly evident that she loves her job. Her standards are also reflective with the faculty staff. The students have a great record for perfect attendence which is clearly indicative that they enjoy going to school at Machen. Great leadership and faculty staff educating our children. I am so impressed with this school!

  • (1 year ago)

    Machen is a family friendly community school. The teachers are very dedicated to the well being of all the children. There is a great emphasis not only on academics but parental involvement. My students enjoy going to school and knows everybody by name. One of the great schools in Hampton

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is amazing. The administration Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Green Stephenson genuinely care and spend time building a rapport with students as well as parents. The staff is dedicated and focused to child centered education. They allow the children to be an active part of their education. I would recommend this school hands down!! Its a loving and fun environment for students. They offer a program for children to thrive academically as well as socially.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am proud to work at Machen elementary school. The teachers at this school are excellent! They are extremely knowledgeable and use research-based best practices to meet the needs of all students. They care about each and every child who walks through their doors.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have been in machen for about six years i do not recommend you child to go there it is the worst school on this planet the teachers yell at the kids sometimes even beat them with rulers and curse at them so I dont like this school at ALL dont send your child there it is miserable if they have to go to the restroom they have to go to the principle first

  • (1 year ago)

    My name is Regina Higginbotham. I came to this school when I was about six or seven. I personaly love this school I grew up in this school. I am now ten years old turn eleven in October. I love all the teachers. Next year in June I will be graduating. I will always remember this school. I love it a lot! I think that any kid who will go here will have an amazing year and years to go! I am now in fifth grade at machen. Shout out to Ms.Hammock she was and still is the best art teacher! Mrs.Friesz was my favorite and best teacher in the whole world! Mrs.Tomas was and still is a awesome sweet and caring principal! I love machen a lot I will always look back and remember all the fun times! Like going on the spirit of Norfolk cruse it was a lot of fun! Thanks to machen I have had the best years of my life! ~sincerely Regina Higginbotham

  • (6 years ago)

    i went to this school for 5 years and personaaly i think its a great place to send your child to in order for them to get a great education. i was on honor roll for the 5 years i attended machen. i recieved numerous awards expanded my vocabulary and made great friends all during my time at machen elementary. i highly recommend this school to any parents or guardians in the area. honestly i enjoyed being there. i miss those days. im looking forward to returning to machen to visit some of my old teacher such as laura edwards and janice black.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school. The staff is very concerned with the well-being of the 'whole' student. The programs offered after school such as the Mother/Father Read Nutrition Club and many others are fantastic. The arts are a large part of the school just last year there was a school play for the first time and numerous students participated and placed in the Reflections art contest. Come see why the kids and parents are so happy with this school! My son has been attending for 3 years now and loves the school!

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