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Fairfax County Public Schools

GreatSchools Rating: 7 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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Gatehouse Adm Ctr 1
Falls Church, VA 22042
Fairfax County
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PH: (571) 423-1010
FAX: (571) 423-1007

  • Grade n/a
  • 177,606 students
  • 221 schools

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 SOL Results

 
Scale: % passing

Grade 3

English: Reading
 79% (2013)
 89% (2012)
 87% (2011)
 88% (2010)
 90% (2009)
 88% (2008)
The state average for English: Reading was 72% in 2013.

History and Social Science
 90% (2012)
 87% (2011)
 94% (2010)
 93% (2009)
 93% (2008)
The state average for History and Social Science was 87% in 2012.

Science
 88% (2013)
 92% (2012)
 91% (2011)
 92% (2010)
 91% (2009)
 89% (2008)
The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

Math
 71% (2013)
 70% (2012)
 94% (2011)
 93% (2010)
 89% (2009)
 89% (2008)
The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

Source: VA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4

English: Reading
 75% (2013)
 93% (2012)
 92% (2011)
 92% (2010)
 93% (2009)
 92% (2008)
The state average for English: Reading was 70% in 2013.

History and Social Science
 78% (2012)
The state average for History and Social Science was 84% in 2012.

Math
 79% (2013)
 77% (2012)
 94% (2011)
 90% (2010)
 89% (2009)
 86% (2008)
The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

Source: VA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5

English: Reading
 80% (2013)
 94% (2012)
 94% (2011)
 95% (2010)
 95% (2009)
 92% (2008)
The state average for English: Reading was 73% in 2013.

History and Social Science
 81% (2012)
The state average for History and Social Science was 89% in 2012.

Science
 71% (2013)
 86% (2012)
 84% (2011)
 88% (2010)
 87% (2009)
 86% (2008)
The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

English: Writing
 80% (2013)
 92% (2012)
 91% (2011)
 91% (2010)
 88% (2009)
 91% (2008)
The state average for English: Writing was 71% in 2013.

Math
 72% (2013)
 68% (2012)
 92% (2011)
 91% (2010)
 91% (2009)
 87% (2008)
The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

Source: VA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6

English: Reading
 85% (2013)
 96% (2012)
 94% (2011)
 94% (2010)
 93% (2009)
 92% (2008)
The state average for English: Reading was 74% in 2013.

History and Social Science
 82% (2012)
The state average for History and Social Science was 86% in 2012.

Math
 88% (2013)
 86% (2012)
 88% (2011)
 86% (2010)
 85% (2009)
 75% (2008)
The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

Source: VA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7

English: Reading
 84% (2013)
 94% (2012)
 95% (2011)
 93% (2010)
 93% (2009)
 91% (2008)
The state average for English: Reading was 75% in 2013.

History and Social Science
 91% (2012)
The state average for History and Social Science was 88% in 2012.

Math
 77% (2013)
 75% (2012)
 89% (2011)
 85% (2010)
 80% (2009)
 72% (2008)
The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

Source: VA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8

English: Reading
 83% (2013)
 95% (2012)
 95% (2011)
 94% (2010)
 92% (2009)
 91% (2008)
The state average for English: Reading was 71% in 2013.

History and Social Science
 93% (2012)
 94% (2010)
 85% (2009)
 91% (2008)
The state average for History and Social Science was 88% in 2012.

Science
 83% (2013)
 94% (2012)
 94% (2011)
 93% (2010)
 92% (2009)
 93% (2008)
The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

English: Writing
 81% (2013)
 92% (2012)
 93% (2011)
 93% (2010)
 92% (2009)
 92% (2008)
The state average for English: Writing was 70% in 2013.

Math
 80% (2013)
 76% (2012)
 90% (2011)
 93% (2010)
 91% (2009)
 88% (2008)
The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

Source: VA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, science in grades in 3, 5 and 8, and history in grades 3 through 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.

Testing in Virginia: An Overview

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 SOL Results By Subgroup

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Scale: % passing

Grade 3
English: ReadingThis District
All Students79%
Female82%
Male77%
Black63%
Asian87%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial81%
American Indian79%
Native Hawaiian86%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners70%
Proficient in English85%

ScienceThis District
All Students88%
Female88%
Male87%
Black69%
Asian94%
Hispanic77%
Multiracial89%
American Indian83%
Native Hawaiian80%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities66%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learners81%
Proficient in English90%

MathThis District
All Students71%
Female70%
Male71%
Black52%
Asian84%
Hispanic48%
Multiracial75%
American Indian61%
Native Hawaiian77%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English80%
Source: VA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4
English: ReadingThis District
All Students75%
Female77%
Male72%
Black58%
Asian81%
Hispanic52%
Multiracial80%
American Indian65%
Native Hawaiian84%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities51%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English84%

MathThis District
All Students79%
Female78%
Male79%
Black64%
Asian90%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial83%
American Indian60%
Native Hawaiian81%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learners61%
Proficient in English86%
Source: VA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5
English: ReadingThis District
All Students80%
Female81%
Male78%
Black62%
Asian86%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial86%
American Indian53%
Native Hawaiian81%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English88%

ScienceThis District
All Students71%
Female70%
Male72%
Black50%
Asian83%
Hispanic45%
Multiracial79%
American Indian55%
Native Hawaiian75%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learners41%
Proficient in English82%

English: WritingThis District
All Students80%
Female83%
Male76%
Black60%
Asian88%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial83%
American Indian53%
Native Hawaiian75%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learners57%
Proficient in English85%

MathThis District
All Students72%
Female73%
Male71%
Black57%
Asian85%
Hispanic56%
Multiracial76%
American Indian53%
Native Hawaiian82%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners56%
Proficient in English80%
Source: VA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6
English: ReadingThis District
All Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
Black73%
Asian91%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial90%
American Indian79%
Native Hawaiian83%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learners56%
Proficient in English91%

MathThis District
All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Black78%
Asian95%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial92%
American Indian82%
Native Hawaiian93%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learners72%
Proficient in English92%
Source: VA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7
English: ReadingThis District
All Students84%
Female86%
Male83%
Black71%
Asian90%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial88%
American Indian82%
Native Hawaiian94%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English90%

MathThis District
All Students77%
Female78%
Male77%
Black57%
Asian89%
Hispanic55%
Multiracial82%
American Indian68%
Native Hawaiian100%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English83%
Source: VA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8
English: ReadingThis District
All Students83%
Female85%
Male80%
Black66%
Asian90%
Hispanic66%
Multiracial87%
American Indian57%
Native Hawaiian67%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities49%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners49%
Proficient in English88%

ScienceThis District
All Students83%
Female82%
Male84%
Black64%
Asian91%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial88%
American Indian68%
Native Hawaiian78%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners48%
Proficient in English89%

English: WritingThis District
All Students81%
Female86%
Male76%
Black64%
Asian90%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial85%
American Indian52%
Native Hawaiian72%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English87%

MathThis District
All Students80%
Female82%
Male77%
Black64%
Asian90%
Hispanic64%
Multiracial84%
American Indian69%
Native Hawaiian74%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities49%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners56%
Proficient in English85%
Source: VA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, science in grades in 3, 5 and 8, and history in grades 3 through 8.
  • The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.
  • 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.

Testing in Virginia: An Overview

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 SOL End-of-Course Results

 
Scale: % passing

Algebra I
 84% (2013)
 85% (2012)
 96% (2011)
 97% (2010)
 95% (2009)
 95% (2008)
The state average for Algebra I was 76% in 2013.

Geometry
 84% (2013)
 82% (2012)
 92% (2011)
 92% (2010)
 92% (2009)
 92% (2008)
The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

Source: VA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Algebra II
 80% (2013)
 79% (2012)
 92% (2011)
 94% (2010)
 93% (2009)
 92% (2008)
The state average for Algebra II was 76% in 2013.

English: Reading
 93% (2013)
 96% (2012)
 97% (2011)
 97% (2010)
 97% (2009)
 96% (2008)
The state average for English: Reading was 89% in 2013.

History and Social Science
 82% (2013)
The state average for History and Social Science was 77% in 2013.

Science
 60% (2013)
The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

Biology
 87% (2013)
 94% (2012)
 93% (2011)
 93% (2010)
 90% (2009)
 89% (2008)
The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

English: Writing
 93% (2013)
 97% (2012)
 97% (2011)
 96% (2010)
 96% (2009)
 96% (2008)
The state average for English: Writing was 87% in 2013.

Virginia and United States History
 92% (2013)
 91% (2012)
 90% (2011)
 98% (2010)
 98% (2009)
 96% (2008)
The state average for Virginia and United States History was 86% in 2013.

Chemistry
 86% (2013)
 90% (2012)
 91% (2011)
 91% (2010)
 91% (2009)
 89% (2008)
The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

Earth Science
 88% (2013)
 95% (2012)
 94% (2011)
 94% (2010)
 94% (2009)
 93% (2008)
The state average for Earth Science was 83% in 2013.

Math
 74% (2013)
The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

World Geography
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
Data not available for this district (2010)
Data not available for this district (2009)
Data not available for this district (2008)
The state average for World Geography was 85% in 2013.

World History I
 90% (2013)
 91% (2012)
 89% (2011)
 96% (2010)
 96% (2009)
 95% (2008)
The state average for World History I was 84% in 2013.

World History II
 91% (2013)
 90% (2012)
 88% (2011)
 95% (2010)
 96% (2009)
 95% (2008)
The state average for World History II was 85% in 2013.

Source: VA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level.
  • The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia.
  • High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate.
  • The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Testing in Virginia: An Overview

See Virginia's state standards

Compare all high schools in this district

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 SOL End-of-Course Results By Subgroup

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Scale: % passing


Algebra IThis District
All Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
Black71%
Asian94%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial89%
American Indian78%
Native Hawaiian78%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners66%
Proficient in English89%

GeometryThis District
All Students84%
Female85%
Male84%
Black66%
Asian93%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial90%
American Indian81%
Native Hawaiian94%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities51%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learners65%
Proficient in English89%
Source: VA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013


Algebra IIThis District
All Students80%
Female80%
Male79%
Black64%
Asian90%
Hispanic62%
Multiracial81%
American Indian59%
Native Hawaiian76%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English82%

English: ReadingThis District
All Students93%
Female94%
Male93%
Black87%
Asian95%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial95%
American Indian92%
Native Hawaiian100%
White97%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learners76%
Proficient in English96%

History and Social ScienceThis District
All Students82%
Female89%
Male77%
Black77%
Asian82%
Hispanic78%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities82%
Proficient in English81%

ScienceThis District
All Students60%
Female71%
Male54%
Black62%
Asian64%
Hispanic58%
White58%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities60%
Proficient in English60%

BiologyThis District
All Students87%
Female88%
Male87%
Black75%
Asian93%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial93%
American Indian83%
Native Hawaiian94%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learners63%
Proficient in English93%

English: WritingThis District
All Students93%
Female95%
Male92%
Black87%
Asian96%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial96%
American Indian92%
Native Hawaiian100%
White96%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English96%

Virginia and United States HistoryThis District
All Students92%
Female90%
Male93%
Black86%
Asian93%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial95%
American Indian95%
Native Hawaiian93%
White96%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learners73%
Proficient in English95%

ChemistryThis District
All Students86%
Female86%
Male85%
Black70%
Asian93%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial89%
American Indian76%
Native Hawaiian86%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learners63%
Proficient in English90%

Earth ScienceThis District
All Students88%
Female86%
Male90%
Black77%
Asian90%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial95%
American Indian87%
Native Hawaiiann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities72%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learners68%
Proficient in English92%

MathThis District
All Students74%
Female75%
Male73%
Black77%
Asian73%
Hispanic75%
White70%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities74%
Proficient in English73%

World GeographyThis District
Subgroup results not available

World History IThis District
All Students90%
Female89%
Male90%
Black80%
Asian96%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial93%
American Indian78%
Native Hawaiian92%
White96%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learners74%
Proficient in English94%

World History IIThis District
All Students91%
Female89%
Male93%
Black82%
Asian95%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial92%
American Indian92%
Native Hawaiian95%
White96%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities71%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learners76%
Proficient in English94%
Source: VA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level.
  • The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The SOL End-of-Course 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.

Testing in Virginia: An Overview

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 Students

 
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