School Details

W.G. Coleman Elementary School

P.O. Box 68, Marshall, VA 20115
(540) 364-1515
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 348 students 17 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

69%
72%
69%
87%
91%
86%
63%
62%
67%
83%
86%
83%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2013-2014 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and 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 2014
  • Fauquier County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
75%
70%
84%
79%
80%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2013-2014 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and 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 2014
  • Fauquier County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
74%
73%
85%
73%
71%
77%
64%
74%
93%
76%
73%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2013-2014 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and 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 2014
  • Fauquier County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
84%
76%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2013-2014 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and 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 2014
  • Fauquier County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
74%
72%
85%
73%
70%
87%
91%
86%
76%
71%
72%
87%
81%
77%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2013-2014 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and 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 2014
  • Fauquier County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

W.G. Coleman Elementary School is a public elementary school in Marshall. The principal of W.G. Coleman Elementary School is Mrs. Joy Seward. 348 students go to W.G. Coleman Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 23% of the 348 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at W.G. Coleman Elementary School is 17:1. Claude Thompson Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 78% 75%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 10%
Hispanic 14% 10%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23% 23%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    An excellent elementary school surprisingly better than the also fine private alternatives. Students deliver their own TV show to their fellow students to start the day the library is stimulating arts flourish basic learning takes first place with test scores to match. Team teaching in every grade a top principal leads not from behind a desk but walking the hallways. Even the lunch ladies get into the task. We are fortunate to have this school in our community.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is educational teamwork at it's finest. The children at Coleman are encouraged to take on responsibilities--they get a sense of independance and are fostered in their self-motivation to achieve. Meanwhile the teachers provide excellent direction. . . the children at this school are generally models of good behavior. The librarians seem to know the reading levels and interests of each individual child.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school draws young children out of classes into groups for reading and math according to ability. Within those groups children can accelerate at their own learning speeds so no-one is held back by the average. The principal is very responsive to even the smallest needs of the parents. Nice teachers too!

  • (10 years ago)

    Coleman is in a rural area with fewer students enrolled than the other schools. We are lucky to have small classes and a close-knit atmosphere. The principal and teachers are always approachable. They really care and offer solutions to problems. We work together and their desire to include the community is overwhelming. Their experience with special needs children is lacking in current methods and they need to pressure the county for more qualified teachers in that area. Actually the whole county could use more qualified teachers in special education and a better team of people in the special education dept. who have the best interest of the disabled child at heart. I am a Mom of one child who is special needs and one child who is gifted so I see both ends of the spectrum.

  • (11 years ago)

    Coleman was a great school. Hats off to the teachers they really seen to want your child to achieve. The school could improve on more culture events so all students could learn from each other.

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