School Details

Victory Elementary School

2828 Greenwood Drive, Portsmouth, VA 23701
(757) 393-8806
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 567 students 23 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

81%
67%
72%
78%
59%
65%
92%
76%
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
  • Portsmouth City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
64%
70%
61%
68%
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
  • Portsmouth City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
67%
73%
49%
56%
71%
53%
65%
69%
83%
74%
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
  • Portsmouth City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
66%
74%
82%
76%
78%

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
  • Portsmouth City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Victory Elementary School is a public middle school in Portsmouth. The principal of Victory Elementary School is Angela Flowers. 567 students go to Victory Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 56% of the 567 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Victory Elementary School is 23:1. Cradock Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 77% 74%
Hispanic 4% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 19% 23%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.9%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56% 54%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    If I could give it NO STARS I would! Had to pull my son out after just a few months. Horrible teachers horrible staff!

  • (1 year ago)

    Victory Elementary is the worst school my children have ever attended! The teachers talk bad to the kids telling them to "shut their mouthes" asking if they understand English. And the principle and assistant principle don't do anything about the bullying issue at this school. The kids are talked down to and noe ofte teachrs care abut them or their education they keep demanding kids be medicated if they have a little to much energy or are bored and very advanced. This school is just a sick place to be they have had issues with head lice and bed bugs! If you don't have to DONT send your kids here!!

  • (1 year ago)

    While I agree with some of the previous comments the new leadership is 100% better than the previous one. The old leadership(principal) bullied teachers staff and talked down to parents.....The school could be better but it''s much better now that the BULLY is gone!!

  • (1 year ago)

    This may be the worst school on the planet. I do however adore one of the Kindergarten teachers. All I have to say is that Mrs. Angela Flowers is a complete failure to these students. When my son was threatened with his life this women was no where to be found. Her assistant principle is a complete airhead and blows stuff off as kids will be kids. I might also add that the office staff is so rude and I can't believe they are allowed to work with the general public. I have never felt so uncomfortable as I do in this school. I can not believe that the Military gives this school any funding. It is also a disgrace that the reason there is no communication between parents and teachers is because they claim to have no funding for paper to give to their staff. They also have no reading program for advanced children. Every person living within this area should petition to get The administration and office staff removed from Victory Elementary so they can stop failing their teachers and most importantly our children.

  • (1 year ago)

    My children have gone to this school since it opened. It's on its second principal and while some things have gotten better others either remain the same or have gotten worse. For example the office staff are bluntly rude and disrespectful to parents. The math teacher must have changed because now my kids tell me that they don't get help when they ask for it or they get yelled at for disrupting the class because they need a little help. They're also told that this teachers previous classes already know this material so they should already know it. And no assistance is given. I am currently looking for a private school for my kids to attend next year. Guess what Mrs. Flowers that means your school will not get the governments money for a military child as well as the money for just being zoned for your school. Perhaps you should look into protecting either the parents or the teachers instead of throwing both under the buss daily. Our kids get frustration at school from teachers attitude from office staff and frustration at home because we don't teach our kids the "new methods" for doing things and then they are wrong at school - even if the answer was correct. Bad. Just bad.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter started attending this school of September of 2012. We are stationed in the area and zoned for Victory. My daughters original math teacher was a completely useless. My daughter has always struggled with math and when we went on vacation recently I did not wnat her to fall behind. Her teacher brushed off my concerns saying that she was good at math scoring a 70 on the benchmark (really that's good?). Another occasion my daughter came home telling me about her teachers personal issues. Kids in your class do not need to know your business. I'm so ready to transfer in order for my kids to get a better education.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son is currently enrolled in the 5th grade. He has not had any problems during this school year although he had behavioral problems in other schools. The teachers have really worked with him and he discovered his love for math and science. He has been aiming to get straight "A"s. He loves his teachers and did not want to transfer when we were in discussion about moving. I have found that the principal helps to provide a warm culture by greeting you when you enter the building and answering questions of concern.

  • (3 years ago)

    My grandson has had nothing but troulbe from this school. His dad is in the Navy and we have tried everything to help him in school. The staff state they will follow plans but they don't. We have even been to counselors and had them help develop a plan they don't follow in the least. We try to be involved and get rejected at each opportunity. My grandson has a target on his back and all the students there know it and harass him terribly.

  • (4 years ago)

    Administrators are awful. Bullying is a daily issue. Teachers are there just for a job! Commuincation is non exsistant. They blame everyone else!

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is horrible. My son was there for 6 months before I finally pulled him out of kindergarten. Classes were severly overcroweded. There were 35 kids in my sons class. The teacher seemed nice enough but how could she teach anything with 35- 5 year olds. Her assistant was mean and constantly complaining about everything. The front office was rude and didn't care and even seemed aggrivated when you came in to sign out your child because you interrupted their conversation. The pricipal is the worse. She tries to give a good appearance of having her stuff together but in reality I think she is unqualified. Moral is very low. I moved my son to a private school. His grades and self-esteem have improved. He loves his new school and everytime we pass Victory he says "please don't take me back there".

  • (5 years ago)

    With being in agreement with all the other comments. I must say at this very hour and moment I am so dissatisfied with Victory. The question is what are the children learning?? Where are the government dollars going to?? We are stationed here in Portsmouth so Victory is our zoned school Why?? Brighton is right down the street. My children are being taught below level. And coming from two other advanced schools it makes you feel displeased. The communication with some of the staff is horrible. It is disorganized there are no extra curriculum activities for the children during or after school. I'm hoping to some way some how change schools next year. I hope that the school gets better.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm truly concerned with this school! I agree with everyone's comments besides the one who said the school was good....We right now are looking into home schooling our kids due to this lack luster school. Plus no other school are taking Zone change requests....it is funny cause my house is closer to Brighton then Victory....the school should probably be renamed Defeat....the faculty and worst of all the children are not benefiting at this school at all.

  • (5 years ago)

    What an awful place for a child to be in. My childs teacher was not helpful at all as I watched her struggle with the material and concepts. I had problems with the principal and staff and worked to have my child change teachers. The principal ignored phone calls from me and refused to listen to my complaints. She seemed to be in her own world. I am very unhappy with the quality of my daughter's education. The class size is large and there are problems with behaviors from other students that don't seem to get addresses. Next year I'm moving my child to a better school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I recently had the pleasure of meeting some of the staff at victory and i must say it was not very pleasent. My family just moved and unfortunately this is their zoned school (which i dont understand when brighton is up the street). My kids come from john tyler and it is the best. So maybe with help from concerned parents such as myself this school will do much better.

  • (6 years ago)

    I agree with both of these reviews. As a parent of a K5 student I am very conserned about the foundation this school is building for him. He has been there for a month and already I am looking into private schools in the area if paying for a good education is what this has come to then so be it. Children need to know how to act in school and learn also. The fact they don't provide them with computers (which he had in Preschool) says alot to me. I don't like this school or the response i get from his teacher (which is nothing). Parent and Teachers are suppose to work together to build the childrens future. Victory just doesn't care. The office staff is nice but very unhelpful and spiteful if things go wrong when it is there fault. Look into all options before sending your child..

  • (6 years ago)

    As a teacher at the school I agree with the last guy. I've taught in multiple schools over the last 7 years and this is by far the worst school I've ever been associated with. The entire school philosophy is about looking good and not about the kids at all. Classes are oversized faculty is understaffed and resources are not available. That parent is right. The principal talks down to everyone students faculty and parents. There is no discipline system and the principal thinks it's the greatest place ever. The faculty is not even given a chance to do their jobs. I'm sure there is a way this school could be worse but I can't think of one. I give it one star only because 0 stars wasn't an option.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is horrible. My son went for 2 months before I pulled him out due to lack of discipline within the school. The principal talks down to you and the vice principal will do nothing to help you either. I would never send my child to this school and I would not recommend any parent send their child to it. They put so much money into making it esthetically pleasing and did nothing to change the employees. I cant even go into how badly the office is run and how unfortunate it is for the children who have no choice but to go there.

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