Oakland Elementary School
Oakland Elementary School serves 478 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Oakland Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 89% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 82%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 77% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 78%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).
Oakland Elementary School's student population of 478 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Oakland Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,800 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Oakland Elementary School is 0.63, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#735 out of 1800 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education
This school cares more about acceptance, tolerance, and diversity then education. I've had my son in that school for 4 years now. He hates the color of his skin. The books are false and outdated but they force it down the kids' throats, anyway. The bus drivers are rude and the teachers are there to push a liberal agenda and collect a check. I hope this school never re opens. It's not education it's brainwashing.
This school has been nothing but problems. I constantly hear other parents complain about how ineffective the teachers are and how rough the bus ride can be. They don't work with special needs either. It's a fight to do any simple thing. Every person I have come in contact with doesn't know how to do their job. We have been to top-notch school and this one can't compare. Academically I'd give them a D. They won't even challenge the students who are excelling. To me, it seems like the teachers and administrators don't care about the students. Even the principal is disrespectful if you can get her to make time to speak to you.
My son is a 3rd grader who currently attends OES and has been there since Kindergarten. His grades are top notch but I have noticed a slight decline since starting 3rd grade. I don't want to put any names but he has done nothing but complain about his current teacher and how harsh she is. He is claiming that the only reason his grades have slipped from perfect scores consistently is because of his teacher and her method of teaching and her mannerisms. I was a proud student with a high GPA but I always had great teachers who were kind and understanding. It troubles me that my son has come home crying more times than I can count on one hand due to the way his teacher treated him. The fact that he feels he is being 'singled out' by his teacher for no apparent reason makes me wonder how she is still employed there, because I have heard negative feedback from other parents about the way she treats her students as well. My son is a bright child who is very well behaved and some of the things he tells me he gets in trouble for just don't make any sense to me. Now I know times have changed a lot from when I was in elementary school and there is a higher level of security that faculty must take to ensure the childrens' safety and education but I'm just tired of hearing my son getting silent lunch, time out at recess, etc. over nonsense. I do hope that his experience will get better because I have a 3 year old and a 3 month old who will be going to school down the road so I want to know they will be treated well too. School is primarily about education but is ALSO about teaching the children discipline, socialization, friendship, etc. Thank you for taking the time to read my review. I hope I can come back and alter my review to reflect more positivity soon. :-)
I absolutely love this school. This is my son's 3rd school and by far the best. The staff and faculty are great and so are the teacher student ratios! I refuse to move from the area until all 3 of my children are finished with elementary school!
We moved to this school from out of State, and have had nothing but complaints from our kids, at how mean the teachers are. Our kids were doing fine in their old school academically, and we get here and are threatened that they might hold our 4th frader back. where is the federal consistency in our schools.
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