School Details

Livingston Elementary School

6057 Courthouse Rd, Spotsylvania, VA 22553
(540) 895-5101
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 449 students 19 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

66%
68%
72%
55%
66%
65%
76%
83%
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
  • Spotsylvania County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
71%
70%
82%
77%
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
  • Spotsylvania County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
73%
73%
65%
69%
71%
74%
73%
69%
67%
72%
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
  • Spotsylvania County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Livingston Elementary School is a public elementary school in Spotsylvania. The principal of Livingston Elementary School is Mrs. Terrie L. Cagle. 449 students go to Livingston Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 40% of the 449 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Livingston Elementary School is 19:1. Berkeley Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 82% 66%
Hispanic 2% 8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 20%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40% 23%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    We moved from out of state. I had concerns about the rural area but have been pleasantly surprised. Livingston has been great for my 4th and 1rst grader. Everyone has gone above and beyond helping my boys transition with a cross-country move.

  • (3 years ago)

    Having gone through the NY school system most of my life I was very hesitant to send our son to a rural school in what seemed like a forgotten area. What a pleasant surprise it was to walk through the doors of this school and meet the warm upbeat staff and principal. We have paid for private schools montessori schools and found that this little school has so much more to offer. The PTA this year has really stepped up their game and are striving to bring afterschool enrichment opportunities to the students. You really get the sense that everyone here cares. And as all of us parents know dropping off a kindergartener can be stressful. Hearing teachers and administrators of every level call our son by name by the second day was such an amazing comfort. I love this place!!

  • (4 years ago)

    My children are enrolled at Livingston now. My experience as parent with the staff & faculty is superb. My 5th & 2nd grader love being in school. Scope (Spotsylvania County Program of Enrichment) is flop though. Look forward to Middle school. They gifted program there is great. Don t expect the bells and whistles in NoVA area suburb school. There are no after school activities. PTA is moving away from its backward ways. It changed from PTO to PTA [I have nothing against PTO s]. If you are doing what a parent needs to do for your child this school has the best staff & faculty team to assist your child to succeed.

  • (8 years ago)

    Out of the 4 schools my girls have attended I wish we were able to stay at Livingston. I came to this school with many concerns. The Principle made me feel very confident that this was going to be a good move. She was right. After our tour she answered all the questions I had and during this time children would walk by and greet her some even gave hugs. Ms. R who teaches 2nd grade is wonderful and Ms. Burgess who teaches 4th was perfect for my oldest. The office staff was helpful and welcoming as well. I also have to say that the bus drivers Ms. Gandy and Ms. Holland were wonderful as well. We really miss Livingston. Respectfully Sandra Henderson

  • (8 years ago)

    I think of all the schools that my children have gone to Livingston is the best school. my son has adhd and possible autism the staff andthe teachers and not to mention Mrs. Ciagle( please forgive me if i spelled it wrong)do a wonderful job with him and have the most patience i have ever seen . My daughters are also doing well and i am very proud of them. Mrs. Ciagle is one of the best principles i have ever meet.

  • (8 years ago)

    The school itself is great! The teachers are nice and the admin staff is great. There are unruly kids but that is not the schools fault I blame that on the parents! the staff can only do so much and the kids know that.

  • (9 years ago)

    The school is overall great but has some problems with controlling kids and bullying.

  • (9 years ago)

    great school teachers are wonderful they really care about the kids

  • (10 years ago)

    My son had very personable teachers for his 2nd 4th and 5th grade classes. To me one of the most important things in teaching is a teacher that makes a child believe that they care about how they are doing. My son's teachers motivated him well and worked with him to build his organization.

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