This school has gone down hill significantly in the past 5 years. We moved into the area in 2010 and were immediately warned by several different families in the neighborhood to avoid this school at all costs. We decided to look at the school for our daughter with potentially fatal allergy to nuts and judge for ourselves. We took an open-minded approach and ultimately decided to put her in a different school for the following reasons Safety Bullying is an issue and there is little or nothing done about it. There is a thick wooded area that surrounds the school; no fencing and not enough adult supervision during recess; poor SOL scores; we looked at the last 3 to 5 years of scores and they have progressively dropped. The on-staff nurse admitted she had never been trained in nor ever had to use an epi-pen; but she was "sure she could figure it out" - not something we wanted to hear as parents. Even the County representative called and asked us to reconsider; since our daughter's placement assessments showed her as gifted; she wanted us to let her go there anyway to "help raise their scores". This school was not for us.
About This School
Featherstone Elementary School is a public elementary school in Woodbridge. The principal of Featherstone Elementary School is Linda M. Dockery. 528 students attend Featherstone Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 71% of the 528 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Featherstone Elementary School is 13:1. Riverview Baptist Day School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.5%||0.3%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||71%||31%|
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