James River Elementary School

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8901 Pocahontas Trl

Williamsburg, VA 23185

(757) 887-1768

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 550

Students Per Teacher: 18

Parent Reviews

18 Parent Reviews for James River Elementary School

We are a proud Dolphin family who feel blessed to belong to the JR community of learners. Only on our first year, we feel the entire school staff knows us so well. Pedagogy and methods are truly IB. We do not notice any of the negaive feedback noted in other reviews. Our kids respond well to their teachers ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/08/12

We were new to JRE last year and absolutely fell in love with the school! The teachers are wondeful, the administration is warm, friendly and helpful. The parents are 200% more involved than the previous school my child went to. We LOVE the IB program. It just teaches our children how to be so well-rounded, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/11/11

The school of the Haves and the Haves Nots...and not much in the middle. Not ideal socially. The teachers are great however, the school nurse and the other staff members but there needs to be improved communication with the higher staff in command. I worked here and was a parent as well...we moved and ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 07/24/11

We love JRE. We transferred from the "top" school in the area, where one of my children's teachers was completely unresponsive, cold and totally uncaring and where the "popular" administration was selective in what they enforced and what was addressed. The principal at JRE is caring, talented and manages ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/15/11

I think the uniform code gives them the sophistication that they desire but once you are in the school you will see it is all a show. The staff talks to the kids in really harsh tones especially in the lunch room when things should be more relaxed. I have had my son go into ABC for things that no one ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/19/10

The teachers and the office staff are always friendly and helpful.

Posted by a parent on 05/05/10

Wonderful school. Great teachers, administration and staff. Our boys look forward to going and come home happy every day.

Posted by a parent on 10/29/09

Because of the awesome atmospere the teachers and staff create for my daughter...It's such a nurturing, loving place. Proud to say my children have experienced such a wonderful public school!

Posted by a parent on 10/28/09

I love James River Elementary School for so many reasons: because the teachers and adminstration are completely committed to our children, because the special needs teams are outstanding, because my kids know and like the janitorial staff.

Posted by a parent on 10/28/09

This is a wonderful school with a caring staff. Children are held accountable for their own learning, and the IB program promotes rigorous academic standards. My children love James River and know that they are cared for. I wonder if the parents who wrote the previous comments ever made attempts to ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/13/09

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Test scores
Test scores for James River Elementary School

SOL* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
James River Elementary School
Williamsburg-james City Pblc Schs
* 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.

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Williamsburg schools — James River Elementary School is located at 8901 Pocahontas Trl, Williamsburg VA 23185. 8901 Pocahontas Trl is in the 23185 ZIP code in Williamsburg, VA The school district for James River Elementary School is the Williamsburg-james City Pblc Schs. James River Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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