School Details

Sedgefield Elementary School

804 Main Street, Newport News, VA 23605
(757) 591-4788
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 614 students 17 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

49%
62%
72%
33%
49%
65%
59%
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

41%
59%
70%
35%
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

31%
58%
73%
33%
55%
71%
32%
57%
69%
30%
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

Sedgefield Elementary School is a public elementary school in Newport News. The principal of Sedgefield Elementary School is Mrs. Shannon M. Panko. 614 students go to Sedgefield Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 74% of the 614 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Sedgefield Elementary School is 17:1. Deer Park Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 77% 57%
Hispanic 3% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 18% 30%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74% 49%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Oh my! Had this principal at another school and had the same issue with my little girl!!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    The principal of this school is a BULLY! Report incidents involving Panko to her boss immediately. Also send a copy to his boss or nothing will be done about it. Her pet math teacher follows her direction. So if she singles out you or your child to pick on and they are in his class he will follow her directions for harassment in the class.

  • (5 years ago)

    The staff at South Morrison work together in many aspects to better the lives of the children.

  • (5 years ago)

    The staff and other teachers are so supportive and truly LOVE our kids!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    South Morrison Eagles soar because of the dedicated staff and great students!

  • (5 years ago)

    We feel so fortunate to have our children attend South Morrison Elementary School. Not only are they receiving a top rate education they are guided by teachers and staff members that truly love our children and our school. As our children enter the building each day they are greeted with a smile a warm hug and a 'Good Morning how are you today?'. This might not seem like much but it shows our students that they are respected they are thought of and it definitely starts their day off on a good note. From here they head to classrooms where the teachers go above and beyond the traditional standards of learning they make learning fun. Our teachers use their own resources to bring extra materials and learning aids into the classroom; so that those children that might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience the 'extras' in life do not miss out on what is available to most of us. Our teachers give freely of their time so that the children of our school can take part in Enrichment Clubs such as Ballroom Dancing Art Enrichment Music Enrichment Orchestra Computer Club Speed Stacking and the Jump Rope Team. We also have two after school clubs The Girls of Excellence and The Men of Distinction. The students in these two civic groups are selected based on their grades and good citizenship. Year after year our students make AYP and exceed on their SOL testing. We take great pride on our students abilities to strive to be their best ~ to be great learners to be great thinkers and to become the best people they can possible be.

  • (5 years ago)

    We are like a big family that works and cares about each other.

  • (5 years ago)

    South Morrison Elementary is a great school for children. It feels more like a family that works together to take care of all the children that come here. South Morrison's staff care about nurturing the whole child as well as providing them with a sound education. We believe that it is extremely important to prepare our students for their future. We would like to do even more this year with technology if the funds were available.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love South Morrison school because of the relationships we build with children so they are successful.

  • (5 years ago)

    contirbuting volunteer to the Young Men of Distinction Program. The school is making great strides in reaching students academically teaching good citizenship and respect for the community. Great job by principle and staff

  • (6 years ago)

    As a teacher from another school I continue to be impressed with the students and staff at South Morrison. Whether it is at a conference or other district wide activities the leadership glows throughout the staff. The ESD team does an outstanding job and I look forward to other schools working hard to reach the goals South Morrison has set for others to follow.

  • (6 years ago)

    South Morrison is a wonderful school of learning. The have been accredited and have made AYP for the last 5 years. They have implemented Effective School wide Discipline. There are few referrals to the office and students are on task. The staff believes in a 'nurtured heart approach' to teaching academics and character. I would highly recommend anyone to come and visit the school and see all of the wonderful learning that is taking place!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school leaves much to desired. My son is constantly coming home telling us of all the distractions that go on his classroom from all of his teacher's cell phone calls to the children that throw chairs when they are upset. This school at times seems out of control. From the children who are wondering the hall at all times of the day to the front office that always seem to be gossipping. Next time we purchase a home I will make sure the schools are great. I will sacrifice square footage for my son's education.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love South Morrison from the custodial staff to the principal. It is not a school it is a family. Everyone cares and no one is a stranger. I only wish my elementry school was like this.

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