School Details

West Point Elementary School

1060 Thompson Ave, West Point, VA 23181
(804) 843-2030
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 326 students 16 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

75%
75%
72%
81%
81%
65%
93%
93%
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
  • West Point Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
93%
70%
89%
89%
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
  • West Point Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
81%
73%
82%
82%
71%
85%
85%
69%
89%
89%
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
  • West Point Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

West Point Elementary School is a public elementary school in West Point. The principal of West Point Elementary School is Ms. Trena Hatcher. 326 children attend West Point Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 20% of the 326 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at West Point Elementary School is 16:1. King & Queen Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 83% 79%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 13%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20% 19%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Excellent elementary school. The teachers care and are in control of the students not the other way around as you find in the schools of the surrounding counties. The schools still offer arts and music something that unfortunately is being whittled away if the schools of surrounding counties due to finances. My only concern is the strength of the math and science offerings in the middle school given that their PALS scores are not much if any higher than the middle schools of the surrounding counties; e.g. St. Clare Walker in Middlesex County. The high school is unquestionably superlative to Middlesex's; why not the middle school?

  • (4 years ago)

    The faculty is great. They have wonderful teachers who care about the children.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is one of the best schools south of the Potomac even compared to other great school systems in New York etc. The school is tops when it comes to the things that matter to most parents such as academics discipline and building self-esteem. Teachers seem to really care classroom size is small and our children thrive in this school system. There are only few well organized social activities and more parental involvement will make it even better.

  • (10 years ago)

    Academically it is a great school. There is a real focus on learning. But in pushing the students so hard they left out some fundamentals such social skills. What is the point of knowing everything in a book if the students do not know how to interact with the rest of the world?

  • (10 years ago)

    For a small school their are a lot of extras for the students. Children in this school system are very motivated as well as the teachers. They have an internet system to find your child's grades that helps you to keep up with what is going on in the classroom.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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