School Details

Donahoe Elementary School

1801 Graves Rd, Sandston, VA 23150
(804) 328-4035
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 493 students 19 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

52%
72%
72%
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70%
65%
78%
87%
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
  • Henrico County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
67%
70%
68%
76%
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
  • Henrico County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
75%
73%
38%
75%
71%
55%
73%
69%
63%
86%
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
  • Henrico County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Donahoe Elementary School is a public elementary school in Sandston. The principal of Donahoe Elementary School is Mr. Joseph D. Koontz. 493 students attend Donahoe Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 56% of the 493 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Donahoe Elementary School is 19:1. Sandston Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 66% 36%
Hispanic 6% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 27% 46%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56% 29%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter has thrived at this school! They encourage her and push her to be the best she can be. They don't avoid situations and they make it their business to handle any issues that arise. I wish they were more involved in the Box Top program. I think they would really benefit from it!

  • (8 years ago)

    This is my daughter's first year at Donahoe. (Although I went to Donahoe when I was a child)However so far I have really been impressed with her teacher Mrs Karkosak. Also the school seems to be very organized with the coordination of art music and PE classes. When I went to orientation I believe they told me that the PTA involvement was very strong 90-95%. So I am excited about their plans for this school year.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter has been going to this school for 2 years now and she absolutely loves it! The teachers and the principal really care about the students and as a parent I really appreciate it. We need more administrators and teachers that care so much. Thanks!

  • (10 years ago)

    We have attened this school for 4 years now. I am so pleased with the teachers and principal. We have been provided a safe and great learning enviroment. The programs help all of the children grow and learn valuable life skills. Students are taught to believe in themselves and to dream big. Only 'greatness' can come with the positive attitudes expressed daily. Thank You for giving our child a wonderful start in life. Sincerly A Grateful Parent.

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