School Details

Abingdon Elementary School

7087 Powhatan Drvie, Hayes, VA 23072
(804) 642-9885
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 605 students 16 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

72%
79%
72%
64%
78%
65%
85%
89%
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
  • Gloucester County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
79%
70%
72%
79%
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
  • Gloucester County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
81%
73%
77%
76%
71%
88%
84%
69%
81%
85%
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
  • Gloucester County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Abingdon Elementary School is a public elementary school in Hayes. The principal of Abingdon Elementary School is Ms. Laquiche Parrott. 605 children attend Abingdon Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 38% of the 605 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Abingdon Elementary School is 16:1. Achilles Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 87% 85%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 10%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.9%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38% 28%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My kids were also transferred from TC Walker when it closed. First I'd like to say that no school in Gloucester can compare to Walker. It was that small town feel where each kids was treated as an individual. Second it seems as though the ratings for this school went down after it became overcrowded. However that's not the school's fault it's the school board's fault. And oh is our school board faulty! I think Abingdon is too "by the book" and follows strict guidelines rather than doing what is best for the students. Maybe it's what our society has brought them to but I had so-so feel about it from the moment my kids walked through their front doors. I love the principal and most of the teachers but it's just not the same as TC Walker was. I'm now homeschooling my kids.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter was so excited to start kindergarten. We went to open house and they made us feel safe leaving our daughter in their care. We decided to take her to school once we found out 60 plus kids were on her bus with 3 to a seat. When I went to go pick her up I went to the office and she wasn't there so I was told her teacher would be bringing her to the office. So I waited and once I saw the teacher she asked if I got my child. I replied no where is she. Long story short they lost my child. She was in the parking lot with no adult crying & looking for me. So I called the school board which was no help. They tried to act like it wasn't a big deal. We asked to transfer to a different school but they said no. So now she's in private school. I will never take my child back to them.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son was moved here when tc walker closed. From the first week i have not been pleased. He is in 1st grade and has 23 kids in his class. We were assured he would be advanced if school work was too easy. This is not the case. He comes home with the same homework week after week. They teach for testing and not for increased knowledge. We had to beg for increased reading materials as he was bored with books they were giving him. There are no advanced classes. Principal does not follow through on complaints. Teachers are overwhelmed with class sizes. I hope to be moving my son either to a different school in district or private school. The school may be beautiful on the outsde but is overcrowded and mismanged.

  • (4 years ago)

    My child is in the 5th grade yesterday I got a call from him at school to let me know that he failed the Geography test. He wasn't the only student that failed but when he arrived home he was in tears cause the teacher had told the whole class that she doesn't have time to go over the test cause they only have 160 days in the school year. Wow a teacher that doesn't have time. Apparently she is not the only one that has said this to her students. This is an adult matter that needs to be addressed to the people that changed the days from 180 to 160 not the students. Is this really what we want for teachers? Not impressed and very disgusted!!!!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Abingdon has a reputation of caring for their children. the teachers are A-one.

  • (5 years ago)

    this is my grand childrens first year. They have said nothing but good things. They love the assistant principal. We hope to meet all thier teachers.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child atends kindergarden at Abingdon and loves every minute of it. He has had a difficult time in all of his preschools(3). Since starting at Abingdon he can not stop talking about how much he loves school and his teachers. He has learned a great deal more than I would have expected in such a short time. And the teachers all seem to want to help. The comunication with the teachers has been great especially with the help of email. Questions and concerns are always handle quickly. We are very pleases thus far with all aspects of our childs education at Abingdon Elementary.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is wonderful there are 1 or 2 teachers with questionable skills in teaching but overall it has been an excellent experience for my daughter. Mrs Wilburn in 3rd grade Miss Tricia with book buddies and homework club and miss Jordan the reading specialist. These are just a few of the oustanding caring individuals this school has to offer. From the front office staff to the teachers nurse cafeteria custodians and even the bus drivers you won't find a better school for your elementary age child. S.Miller Gloucester Point VA

  • (8 years ago)

    While I think this is a good school I'm disappointed in the lack of programs for advanced students particularly Kindergarten. Even after knowing before school started of our childs ability and being academically advanced the school has not helped to give more challenging work. We are also disappointed in the lack of discipline in the classroom. The light system doesn't work for all children and there is really no discipline beyond making a child move their name to yellow or red. While we do feel it is a good school we are looking for other alternatives so our child is not just another number to raise test scores. The school needs a program for academically advanced children starting in Kindergarten.

  • (8 years ago)

    The teachers and faculty at Abingdon Elementary are caring individuals and take an great interest in the students education. My son started out slow in reading and has over come a great deal thanks to the teachers and the extra staff. Thanks book buddies! I wish my kids could stay in an Abingdon postive enviroment for next 10 years.

  • (9 years ago)

    The teachers and faculty at Abingdon Elementary are dedicated hard-working and caring individuals. The halls and walls of the school are covered with student work showing the types of creative and meaningful lessons these children are doing. Music art and library programs regularly take place - all supporting the state SOL standards the children must learn. Student achievements of all kinds are celebrated on the daily announcements weekly student news program and monthly Student-of-the-Month celebrations. As with any school some parents are more involved than others in their child's education. If you are a parent who takes an active interest in your child's education who is looking for a school where parents are seen as partners and where the arts are considered a valuable part of the curriculum...you will be very pleased with this school.

  • (10 years ago)

    We've had trouble with Abingdon school in general with two different children. Classroom should be done in class without notes sent home that 'he/she wouldn't do her/his homework'. The teachers I've encountered although well meaning have don't have a clue and the previous administration excluding Mr. Diggs. On one hand you will find natural consequences where there needs to be more quidance and help from the teacher. You will see a myriad of papers coming home the children are without a clue what to do with it. There are absolutely no hard and fast rules or guidelines at Abingdon school to teach children how to be organized prepared and how to study. They will throw out the lowest scores to get the child passed. A different paper for each child it just depend on which classroom teacher and how she/he chooses to do it!

  • (10 years ago)

    I think that this school is a good school but i also think that the 2nd grade teachers need to have more in class teaching and less sending home the school work. There is 1 teacher that thinks the students are middle school children instead of 2nd graders and she isnt teaching them she is sending the work home for the parents to teach them and I dont mind helping the children but I do expect the teachers to earn the money they recieve for the job they do.

  • (11 years ago)

    I have loved this school since my husband and I were stationed here. I feel it's one of the best schools in Gloucester or even in VA. The teaching staff are very caring and are excellent at their jobs! It's a wonderful feeling to have your kids asking can they go to school on a Saturday!

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