School Details

Oliver C. Greenwood Elementary School

13460 Woodside Lane, Newport News, VA 23608
(757) 886-7744
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 630 students 14 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

77%
62%
72%
61%
49%
65%
76%
71%
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
  • Newport News City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
59%
70%
86%
60%
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
  • Newport News City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
58%
73%
65%
55%
71%
72%
57%
69%
79%
67%
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
  • Newport News City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Oliver C. Greenwood Elementary School is a public elementary school in Newport News. The principal of Oliver C. Greenwood Elementary School is Ms. Karen Lynch. 630 children attend Oliver C. Greenwood Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 53% of the 630 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Oliver C. Greenwood Elementary School is 14:1. Newport Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Video film production

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 56% 57%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 31% 30%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53% 49%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    The staff are friendly and really care about the kids.my son is enrolled now and they love him to pieces.i will give the school staff a A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++

  • (4 years ago)

    My 3 children went to Greenwood for a combine 4 years. I have recently moved and by comparison I have yet to find a school that compares to the staff or the education that is provided at this school that is remotely close to this school. Every one is caring and loving to every child that comes in the door from the principal all the way down to the custodial staff. They are very family oriented and are willing to work with parents to ensure children have the best education and experience through out their lives. Our family LOVE's Greenwood and are actually considering moving back just for this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Greenwood Elementary is in a very challenging and transient community and even with all these extra needs the staff at Greenwood Elementary especially the new principal Mrs. Karen Lynch and the assistant Mr. Reggie Alston are a great combination for the school. My child is in the fourth grade and I have seen nothing but more improvement and hard work come from the teaching and administrative staff. They have maintained their AYP and have had their teacher undergo training to improve on their teaching skills. We were a family that came from a local magnet school that just didn't live up to its reputation...but Greenwood really has the best that Newport News has to offer!

  • (6 years ago)

    I have had a good overall experience with greenwood. My daughter has been going there since last year and has done really well. I love the people who work there I have gotten good assistance when needed. KUDOS to thee staff!

  • (7 years ago)

    My first grader had been in private schools until this year. Greenwood is wonderful for him. Although ADHD and a challenging student he has been provided great support and his self image has improved greatly with this teacher and administrative support. I have taught in public schools which have been blue ribbon Pres. award winners. Greenwood is up to these standards. Keep up the good work! Hallelujah to the teachers and whole staff... from cafeteria aides reading specialists and administrators.

  • (9 years ago)

    I would not send my child back to Greenwood. The teachers pushed my first grader to the side and left him to fail. We were told that he was working with a special resources teacher and at the end of the school year we were told 'sorry he was never tested for special services. I am an active parent and had been going to bimonthly parent teacher conferences and was never informed. This school is horrible for actually assisting children. The teachers hands are tied by the awful administration. SHAWNA WAHL

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