School Details

Clark Springs Elementary School

1101 Dance St, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 780-6234
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 316 students 14 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

53%
56%
72%
51%
47%
65%
70%
74%
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
  • Richmond City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
50%
70%
82%
61%
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
  • Richmond City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

26%
50%
73%
63%
62%
71%
50%
52%
69%
31%
59%
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
  • Richmond City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Clark Springs Elementary School is a public elementary school in Richmond. The principal of Clark Springs Elementary School is Wilma K Battle. 316 students attend Clark Springs Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 98% of the 316 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Clark Springs Elementary School is 14:1. St Andrew's School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Dance

Sports

  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Gymnastics

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 97% 86%
Hispanic 2% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.7%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 98% 66%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    This is an awful school. My child was injured in the school and the child who injured him was not even reprimanded and it turned out it is because the principal was sleeping with the boys married father. This was not the first time this has happened she is known to sleep with the male fathers even the married ones.

  • (5 years ago)

    Due to the extreme lack of parental involvement teachers/faculty pretty much perform in the manner they decide. As a result potential parental involvement is neither encouraged nor wanted. Once it is understood that you will be active in your child's academic career an outward display of concern is shown for the child by the faculty. The rampant 'children should be seen not heard' mentality at CS undermines the school's accredited status. Finally the few and far between teachers attempting to make a difference are dismantled by the unorthodox leadership style of Ms. Tedder school principle.

  • (8 years ago)

    Future Teachers should do your homework and request interviews with a first year teacher and a seasoned teacher that is not supervised.Observe around the building before you accept a position. This school has many challenges for anyone not familiar with inner city youth-issues and attitudes. Kids are great but many kids are in heartbreaking situations and you must really want to be up for a challenge in a school system that is full of challenges--organizationally with deadlines and short notice turn around expectations heavy student testing and great pressure to have successful students many who are getting little if any support from home. On the positive side a school-wide discipline plan is set to launch for next year. If it does go into effect it should be quite helpful in encouraging kids to self-monitor and give them rewards for doing what they should be doing!

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Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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