School Details

Dearington Elem/Innovation

210 Smyth St, Lynchburg, VA 24501
(434) 522-3757
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 215 students 13 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

39%
67%
72%
6%
59%
65%
57%
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
  • Lynchburg City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
62%
70%
72%
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
  • Lynchburg City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
65%
73%
56%
59%
71%
38%
57%
69%
31%
58%
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
  • Lynchburg City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Dearington Elem/Innovation is a public elementary school in Lynchburg. The principal of Dearington Elem/Innovation is Mrs. Terrie L. Haley. 215 children attend Dearington Elem/Innovation and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 76% of the 215 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Dearington Elem/Innovation is 13:1. Robert S. Payne Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 78% 53%
White, non-Hispanic 20% 40%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76% 53%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son has been a student of Dearington Elementary since kindergarden and he is now in the fifth grade.The staff under Mrs Haley have always been caring and supportive in every area of his life.I have visited the school every month and I can see the sincerity in all the staff.I can only hope that the system allows this closeness and caring for each student to continue.

  • (6 years ago)

    I think DESI is a wonderful school filled with teachers and staff who really do care about the students there.

  • (7 years ago)

    We are very pleased with Dearington Elementary School for Innovation Up until this school year our 4th grade son was at another school in Lynchburg. Moving him to Dearington was the best thing we could have done. The entire staff did an outstanding job welcoming our son. He was treated as if he had always been there. The academic program is one of the best we have experienced. We are impressed with the extracurricular activities that the school provides for the students and parents. It is obvious that the school is one big happy family. We cannot say enough about the good things we have seen at Dearington School of Innovation.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am in love with this school. Sallie Cuvelier and Linda Barnett have been wonderful with my kindergartener's transition to school. Thank you.

  • (11 years ago)

    Both of my 2 daughters have attended this school..it was a wonderful experience on the whole...The former Principal the late Jimmie Ping was a wonderful man who cared for and inspired all his students he encouraged them he knew each child by name and what their special talents and activities were...but he also knew what they had to work hardest at in school..and in life at home and offered encouragement on that front as well. My 2 girls do not have a father and they loved this man who loved all the children and made achieving the best they could ...a gift to him. (At his funeral last fall their were more children dragging their parents to say goodbye...and the parents felt they were saying goodbye to a close member of their family.) He made school a place to achieve and soar....The present principal has been there only a couple of years and is trying to live up to Mr Ping's example...a struggle I am sure but this school's teachers and workers are dedicated toward the best experience of learning and growing possible...I bless the school and all that it has given my girls.

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