Award Year: 2016

Green Valley Elementary School

3838 Overdale Road
Roanoke, VA, 24018-4438

(540) 772-7556

Ms. Ashley Paige McCallum, Principal at time of Nomination

Roanoke County Public Schools

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Mission

Our mission is to ensure quality learning experiences designed to equip all students with skills to adapt and thrive in a changing global environment.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 8%
  • White: 72%
  • Hispanic: 10%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Two or more races: 6%
  • ELL: 5%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
Hands-on, small group math instruction with third grade students

Hands-on, small group math instruction with third grade students

The stakeholders of Green Valley Elementary truly believe that it is our mission to ensure quality learning experiences designed to equip ALL students with skills to adapt and thrive in a changing global environment. How do we do it? Our instructional practices are research-based, engaging, and specifically aligned to Virginia's Standards of Learning. Student achievement occurs at high levels because of our daily small- group instruction that provides students with material that is developmentally appropriate and individualized to their specific learning needs in reading and math. No matter where each child is on the continuum of learning, teachers assess students to obtain an accurate picture of current skill levels, and PUSH them to succeed with rigorous expectations for academic achievement.

Green Valley is proud to maintain a balance between preparing students for standardized tests and developing 21st Century Skills. We embrace project-based learning opportunities and the implementation of STEM design briefs that encourage problem-solving techniques at higher levels on Bloom's Taxonomy. Teachers engage students with active-learning strategies that incorporate manipulatives and instill a love of hands-on learning to promote real-world applications of skills. Furthermore, our students explore their surroundings through a multitude of field trips that make learning relevant by establishing background knowledge and connections to history, places, and experiences in the world around them.

Make no mistake...the heart of Green Valley's success is our faculty's ability to build meaningful relationships with our students and encourage our GVES Cardinals to soar to heights never thought possible! That's what makes us UNSTOPPABLE!