School Details

Mary Calcott Elementary School

137 Westmont Ave, Norfolk, VA 23503
(757) 531-3039
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 485 students 15 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

84%
64%
72%
73%
50%
65%
92%
69%
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
  • Norfolk City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
58%
70%
72%
59%
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
  • Norfolk City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
61%
73%
77%
60%
71%
76%
58%
69%
88%
64%
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
  • Norfolk City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Mary Calcott Elementary School is a public elementary school in Norfolk. The principal of Mary Calcott Elementary School is Mrs. Lillian Akers. 485 children attend Mary Calcott Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 45% of the 485 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Mary Calcott Elementary School is 15:1. St. John Lutheran School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts

Languages Taught

  • French

Sports

  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Swimming

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 62% 23%
Hispanic 6% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 31% 63%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45% 58%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter has attended Mary Calcott for 2 years and we love it. Her teachers are very encouraging and willing to work with us if she falls behind or needs extra work. We are a military family and they were so helpful during her 1st grade year when her dad was deployed. Nurturing when needed and firm when needed as well. We recently changed principals and I have had no problems with the new leadership. They are dedicated to making school fun while fulfilling SOL requirements. I highly recommend this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Mary Calcott is a wonderful school. The PTA is also very active and I would encourage you to also be an active part of the school. This interaction between caring teachers and parents is vital to the schools success and one of the many reasons that children do well here.

  • (3 years ago)

    I've heard nothing but great things about this school so when my kids go this fall i will be more then happy ; )

  • (4 years ago)

    Our daughter was truly blessed w/the teachers at Calcott; they took the time to work w/her her ADHD and us. Even w/her ADHD our daughter has excellent grades and is also in the Gifted Program. The teachers seem to be truly invested in the children and try to work as a team w/parents. THIS IS A GREAT SCHOOL! To have a great school parents need to be actively involved I'm a working mom but still make time to visit my daughter's school I go to PTA meetings (yes I work all day but the meetings only take an 1hr of my time and it shows the school and my child that I care). I check my daughter s grades daily and not wait until I get a weekly or quarterly report to see if she is struggling. If my child is struggling I ask questions to the teacher staff other parents and do my own research so I can help my child better and I may have to work w/my child to (I don t mind). To parents who want to complain about a good school When was the last time you attended a PTA meeting? When was the last time you read to or read w/your child? Have you done your own research to help your child? Have you asked the teacher what can YOU do to help your child?

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers and principal do not accomodate children that make no progress as each quarter passes. My child is not the only one being left to fail. When you have children that get extra help in a reading group with only five or so children how is it that the school doesnt try something different when at least two of the children(that I know of) are still receiving Es? And NO our children dont need/have IEPs or 504s. If the extra reading class is not working then why not try another approach?

  • (4 years ago)

    Mary Calcott is the best school in Norfolk and maybe even Virginia! The teachers and principal are wonderful.

  • (5 years ago)

    I just have my Kids here.And they love the school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am very pleased with the school. My children just looooove Mary Calcot Elementary.Alisa Luther and Amy

  • (10 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school. My son's first year has been very rewarding. I am really excited about next year when my daughter can go! They offer different programs from music art swimming etc. The teachers are truely wonderful.

  • (11 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school where you as well as your child will feel like part of a family. From the cleaning staff all the way up to the principal your child will have many mentors to help them with acedemics as well as social skills. Calcott kids don't just learn they thrive!

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

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