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Cameron Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 557 students

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Posted September 26, 2013

Cameron Elementary is a very unique and outstanding. Public school in Fairfax County. It has a very caring staff, and mostly all the teachers are great and take time to help every student. It will eventually become one of the premier school in the county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2013

Cameron is a great school! Ms McCurry just became the Principal and I believe she will take Cameron students to top notch. She's very kind and fair. Keep watching Cameron is good but with her, it will be Great! Parent involvement is fair but should improve some of the teachers are top notch. But I'm hopefully things will continue to improve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2013

This really is an amazing school. This was my first grader's first year at Cameron and our first time in the Fairfax County School district. It has been nothing but a pleasurable experience. The teachers, administration, and staff genuinely care about the students. They keep up updated on your child's progress via Blackboard, email, and phonecalls. There is an open door policy when you have a concern and that concern is always handled in the most positive and professional way possible. My son loves this school. It was his first experience with a public school and it could not be a better choice. I HIGHLY recommend this school for academics, character building, hands-on, interactive care and learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2012

I highly recommend this school. The teachers are awesome as are the office staff. The Principle know every student by name and recognizes the parents, he may not know your name but he knows that you are so-and-so's parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2012

This school is AWESOME!!! I used to attend this school back in 93. I now have kids myself, though I no longer live in the area I would recommend any parent to enroll their kids in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2010

the school staff members are friendly and always willing to help. Their principal is aaaamazing!!! Wonderful school!!! The best!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

The principal is amazing. It is a low income school and the teachers have worked so hard to raise the test scores. We did the best ever this year! The principal knows every parent name and every child's name. He will sooo be missed if he retires this year because he does sooo much for his kids at Cameron.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2009

I would say all staffs and teachers are friendly, helpful and devoted. However, Belvedere is GT center which accepts above-average students from other areas. When the principal and staff set a high expectation for SOL result, they trigger the competing atmosphere already existed between students. It's probably some of the reasons why Belvedere gains great scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2009

The school is very active. The principal is great and knows all the kids by their first names!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2008

Awesome school and leadership. The principal has been there for years and has a closeness to the school faculty and family like none other!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

Cameron has been a great school. The principal is great. We will be leaving this year and will miss the school tremendously.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2008

My daughter is currently a student at Cameron ES. As with anyone connected to Cameron knows the Principal, Mr. Towery is amazing in what opportuniies he gives the children of so many diverse backgrounds. He rises above the rest and expects his staff to join in and they never dissappoint. They always go above and beyond. The school motto is 'Cameron Elementary - Where Character Counts' They should change it to 'where character, compassion and commitment count'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2006

I went to Cameron ES since I was in kindergarten. Now, I am a freshman at Edison HS. I'll have to say that Cameron was the best school in the whole county for many reasons. Cameron ES is really a great school for young/beginning students the principal, Mr. Towery and the teachers are excellent. Words can not describe Cameron ES because you have to experience it to understand. Overall, I just think that Cameron is a great school for young students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 31, 2005

Cameron is an extraordinary school! Beginning with Mr. Towery, the principal, and down the list to the cafeteria and building workers, each adult is committed to providing a safe, nurturing, educational and fun environment for every child enrolled. Every student is made to feel special and is encourged to display their uniqueness, whether they excel academically and/or artistically. My son began at Cameron kindergarten. His current 3.75 GPA in high school is due in-part to the wonderful beginning he received at Cameron!
—Submitted by a parent


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

The state average for English: Reading was 72% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 87% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and 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.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 70% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%
History and Social Science

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

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and 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.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 73% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 71% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
88%
History and Social Science

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

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and 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.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 74% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
98%
History and Social Science

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

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and 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.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students74%
Female students65%
Male students81%
Black students46%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities75%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient students83%
Proficient in English62%

Math

All Students50%
Female students44%
Male students55%
Black students31%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficient students41%
Proficient in English62%

Science

All Students66%
Female students65%
Male students66%
Black students47%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient students67%
Proficient in English64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and 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.

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.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students56%
Female students62%
Male students50%
Black students62%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient students48%
Proficient in English62%

Math

All Students48%
Female students50%
Male students46%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient students38%
Proficient in English55%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and 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.

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.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students63%
Female students57%
Male students67%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient students39%
Proficient in English76%

English: Writing

All Students65%
Female students64%
Male students66%
Black students59%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient students60%
Proficient in English66%

Math

All Students51%
Female students44%
Male students57%
Black students59%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White students45%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficient students26%
Proficient in English65%

Science

All Students36%
Female students26%
Male students43%
Black students29%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
White students50%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities42%
Limited English proficient students23%
Proficient in English42%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and 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.

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.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students67%
Female students78%
Male students56%
Black students47%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English73%

Math

All Students84%
Female students93%
Male students77%
Black students77%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities77%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient students75%
Proficient in English88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and 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.

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.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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Teacher resources

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Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Jeannie Mccurry

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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Parent involvement
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  • Volunteer time after school
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