School Details

Acquinton Elementary School

18550 King William Road, King William, VA 23086
(804) 769-3739
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 3-5 521 students 19 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

72%
72%
72%
50%
50%
65%
89%
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
  • King William County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
64%
70%
66%
66%
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
  • King William County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
82%
73%
69%
69%
71%
79%
79%
69%
80%
80%
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
  • King William County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
79%
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
  • King William County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Acquinton Elementary School is a public elementary school in King William. The principal of Acquinton Elementary School is Mrs. Tara Garner. 521 students attend Acquinton Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and Black, non-Hispanic. 33% of the 521 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Acquinton Elementary School is 19:1. Cool Spring Primary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 78% 73%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 19% 20%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33% 29%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    If your child needs help it can be so impossible to claw it out of this school. Do no get to this school without something concrete already in place. They have a guiding philosophy that kids with difficulties should find a way to tuff it out themselves. They shoot for doing the minimum required by law and deliver less. Terrifying.

  • (1 year ago)

    AES provides a caring supportive yet rigorous learning environment for children. The teachers and administrators are great and truly care about student learning. This small school is a gem!

  • (1 year ago)

    This is our first year with this school. I have found that it is a challenging school as it has an enrichment program developed for small groups weekly. My child also has had extra challenges given in his class when his work is completed. I think parental involvement is a must and regular communication with teachers are key.

  • (4 years ago)

    Very good school for a small county. The teachers are great and really care about the kids succeeding and learning.

  • (5 years ago)

    Open to parent input and participation - very well rounded and consistent

  • (5 years ago)

    After having four children go through Acquinton in the last 11 years I feel on the whole the school does a good job in meeting most students' academic needs. The art program is very lacking; I have rarely seen any artwork come home. Music and physical education are good. The gifted program has improved over the last few years but there is room for more improvement. While the PTA is fairly active the PTA and the school do not recruit and utilize volunteers well. As a parent I feel the school wants parental involvement but definitely not criticism or suggestions! A lot of the value of the education depends on the teacher received.

  • (7 years ago)

    The school is al country and a lot of good Christian kids I think the school has improved over the last five years as Ive had 4 kids through the system and the kids seem content and challenged have good reward system in place every 6 weeks to keep the children motivated. The culture is changing which is a good thing. The only thing I didnt particularly care for is the principal.

  • (7 years ago)

    I moved here from Norfolk which has wonderful schools and didn't expect much from a small town but they impressed me with their security measures communication between teachers and parents wonderful programs for afterschoolers and I especially love the new King William childrens center for preschoolers the discounted child care for summer its the best of both worlds I couldnt be happier. As a single parent I feel wonderful living in such a friendly comunity with great schools.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is for the average student. If your child is gifted they may not be challenged. If your child needs assistance...get in line. They have music once per week pe once per week and very little extracurricular. They do a good job with security and recognition awards but lack in their guidelines for bullying and tolerance for violence. I have had 3 children attend the school and would see it was better than king and queen but still a bit behind in academics and quality compared to Hanover schools. There are a lot of children getting financial aid for lunches which may be a reflection of the culture.

  • (8 years ago)

    The academics are geared towards the average student and are most realistic for the grade level . The safety standards and systems in place supercede the hanover system and having been involved in both school systems I recognize the no bullying tolerance system has been a huge success in hanover and would be well suited for the king wiliiam schools.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is our first year at AES with one child in 3rd grade and one in fifth. We are very satisfied with the school. It was a difficult decision to move to this rural area and leave the school in affluent suburb where we had lived. Despite our concerns AES has actually exceeded our expectations. The children are happy excelling academically and socially. Overall we are very pleased with the quality of instruction the accessibility of the teachers and administrators the friendly yet focused atmosphere. I have absolutely no complaints about AES. All of their services are of superior quality. - A satisfied parent

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