Kenneth W. Culbert Elementary School
Loudoun County Public Schools
Comprehensive Needs Assessment - Executive Summary
38180 W. Colonial Hwy. Hamilton VA, 20158
Monica Edwards, Principal
Grade KG-5 is utilizing Pathways Units of Study for reading tier 1 instruction. In math, math workshop and Personalized Learning are implemented school-wide. Culbert utilizes RTI strategies and programs to tier instruction and measure the effectiveness of interventions in place. PBL is implemented in all grade levels and specials areas, that culminates in our Learning Expo every June. Culbert staff work as a team to support all of our students in the school community. Inclusive practices are in place for all students to be valued members of the school.
Extended Learning Opportunities
Students participate in many extended learning opportunities at Culbert through the use of PBL and programs that connect students to others outside the school building. In addition, the Odyssey of the Mind program is an opportunity for students to extend their learning in a problem based format. One of the OM teams made it to the World’s competition in spring 2018. We offer coffee chats for parents when new programs are implemented or more information is needed for parents to make informed decisions. The parent liaison also works with families on support and other learning opportunities they may require to meet their family’s needs. Staff extend their learning through differentiated professional development, both at the school and district-wide levels. In addition, teachers from Culbert represent the school at learning opportunities outside the building, with the intention of bringing information back to the entire staff (math workshop, RTI, PL, etc).
Areas of Strength
Kenneth Culbert Elementary is accredited, with all performance indicators at or above standards. The reading pass rate is at 89.88% for all students and math pass rate is 93.3% for all students in the cumulative past 3 year data. In looking at Reading SOL data, 100% of EL learners passed their SOL last school year. In math, overall pass rate increased from 90% to 94% pass rate for all students at Culbert. Students increased performance in math within the following subgroups; Students with Disabilities (from 80 to 82%), EL (from 90% to 100%), and Hispanic (from 82% to 95%).
Areas for Growth
In considering SOL data from the 18-19 school year and the past 3 school years, reading is an area of focus for this school year. Last school year, the overall reading pass rate at Culbert decreased from 92% to 87% with sub group performance decreasing in Economically Disadvantaged (95% to 66%), Hispanic (85% to 71%) and Students with Disabilities (82% to 66%). Math pass rate decreased in Economically Disadvantaged subgroup (90% to 84%). Professional Development for staff continues to be an area of growth, as Culbert staff is committed to lifelong professional learning.