School Details

Norge Elementary School

7311 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188
(757) 564-3372
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 535 students 14 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

73%
78%
72%
70%
74%
65%
83%
86%
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
  • Williamsburg-James City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
78%
70%
84%
84%
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
  • Williamsburg-James City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
81%
73%
70%
71%
71%
82%
80%
69%
80%
76%
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
  • Williamsburg-James City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
89%
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
  • Williamsburg-James City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Norge Elementary School is a public elementary school in Williamsburg. The principal of Norge Elementary School is Dr. Nancy Catano. 535 students go to Norge Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 30% of the 535 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Norge Elementary School is 14:1. Stonehouse Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 66% 69%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 21% 20%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 1.0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30% 25%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    Our first year at this school two years ago had me worried as my son had Miss B. In second grade. Since then every teacher my three have had a great experience with the teachers and staff. We love our Norgw community!

  • (5 months ago)

    Love Love Love our schools. My daughter has gone to this school 5 yrs and we are very happy here. Teachers are excellent. Music teacher is amazing she keeps it so funny for the kids.

  • (8 months ago)

    Norge Elementary.. Very disappointed. Don't send your kids there if your child has been diagnosed by a doctor they don't care at all. My child teacher screamed at my child and makes him cry. Very hard to deal with.

  • (1 year ago)

    We just moved to VA this year. My girls are doing excellent at Norge Elementary. The teachers are excellent. My 4th grader said Norge is the best school. I like how they do not sell useless things as fundraisers. It's small but an excellent school.

  • (2 years ago)

    Finaly! After an extremely rocky start 4 years ago I can write a great review of this school! We have always been warm & friendly so I know the 9/24/11 post doesn't apply to us. My child has the BEST teacher we could ever hope for - Mr. Whalen. Just imagine the perfect teacher & you will see this man. Mrs. Benthal is a wonderful art teacher Mr. Soup is just all around awesome Mrs. Byrd is such a caring nurse and the new vice principal is amazing with the kids and parents. All the faculty we deal with now are so delightful!!! I just wish my child's 1st and 2nd grade teachers mrs. S & mrs b. could teach/care about each student half as well as our teacher this year. This school has only been getting better every year! Thank you NORGE ELEMETARY!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    I have 2 kids at Norge (2nd and Kindergarten) and we love our school!! The teachers really care about the well being of the students and the administrative staff has always been friendly. The Norge PTA is fantastic and there are tons of great Norge Moms and Dads that are very involved at the school. My kids love it there!

  • (2 years ago)

    I am the parent of a 3rd and 5th grader. Last year was our first year at Norge and I couldn't have been happier. Both of my children excelled with the leadership and caring of their teachers. Ms. Parker (now Kuklis) and Mrs. Darcy were excellent and I believe that Mrs. Pace and Mrs. Georgianna will both great for my children this year. They also both like and admire the principal and assistant principal. I only gave this school 4's because I believe everyone has room for improvement!

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a mom of three children and this is our fourth year at Norge Elementary. Our oldest son just started third grade and it keeps getting better each year. The administration is helpful and supportive and really cares about our kids. The assistant principal makes it a point to learn every kids' name in the school - an impressive task with over 500 kids. We love being a part of this great school community and are thankful for the wonderful teachers our children have had over the last three years.

  • (3 years ago)

    We have two at Norge one in 5th and one in 1st. We love our Norge family. Sure like anything else in life it has its pros and cons but trust us the pros fair out weigh the cons. I am truly disappointed in the negative reviews although I think everyone is entitled to their own opinion I have witnessed first hand the great care and attention special needs students receive and as far as the office staff they are great perhaps it was an off day or perhaps your own approach was cold and abrupt. I am happy my two are part of a such a great community!

  • (3 years ago)

    Do not send your child to this school if they have special needs. The administration is not special ed. friendly.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have two children that attended Norge for the past two years and we hate to leave it. The teachers are wonderful!! Both of my children were in speech and I have found the staff and all to be very exceptional in helping out in any way possible. The office staff is very diligent about the safety and care of the children and make sure no one takes a child without being the parent or an assigned person to do so. This school has been nothing but great and my two children now going into 5th and 3rd grade absolutely loved it there. To bad we are moving cross country! We will definately miss Norge and all their staff!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    We are new this year to Norge Elementary. The secretary has horrible people skills. She comes across as cold crabby and judgmental. Our bus driver never sais hello or waves back to me when she picks up or drops off. When I brought a complaint to the Vice Principal she immediately dismissed my concerns and refused to believe that any of her staff are flawed in any way. This is exactly why my preacher and his wife took their kids out of this school. We are considering leaving also.

  • (7 years ago)

    Norge is important in my son's life. He is a special needs child and they specialize in that area. The teachers are committed and help your child to be an individual.

  • (10 years ago)

    We are new to JCC school this year. My child has an exellent teacher that is an asset to this district. She has pushed my child to excel in reading math and critical thinking. However we encountered one large disappointment with an administrator. I believe that all faculty and staff are supposed to be advocates on behalf of their students. Unfortunately at the beginning of the year this administrator failed to represent her student and left my child disappointed and disheartened. I can only thank my childs teacher for changing the first impression of this school and making this a stellar year! The JCC schools also offer wonderful programs such as band choir and chorus. We thoroughly enjoyed the winter program. Way to Go!

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