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Hollin Meadows Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 654 students

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Posted March 20, 2013

A National Award Winning School. The community here has really taken a stake in shaping this school. The principal is one of very few in the area that keeps an open door policy for parents, and welcomes you in to be a part of your child's experience at school. The community has worked together to build outdoor classrooms and gardens and kids love it. Every year this school wins another national award, and it's well deserved. The community has also helped maintain extra science and math resources giving kids extra opportunities to take science classes and learn outdoors. They use the responsive classroom system, and it really helps to manage behavior and help kids take a role in their classroom community. My kids love it here, and I couldn't imagine being anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2013

So glad we moved out of the HM school district!!!! For 3 years of my childs elementary school years we were here.. and it was Heck! My child had the same teacher for 2 years and another for the last year here and every year my child was miserable. Hated going to school, hated everything! Do you know how sad it is to see your child hate school?? They just send children out of the class to "deal with behavior issues", never call to inform you of anything, yet get upset with you for everything. My childs K and 1st grade teacher constantly made nasty comments to my kid, thinking I wouldn't know or be told them... even threaten my child if I was told about it.. Now there is nothing I can do about it now, but if I had known, I'd be in the news! We are at Stratford Landing ES now and my child LOVES LOVES LOVES school.. We can't seem to leave early enough to get there =) and every subject is the best subject in school to learn. So thrilled to have gotten away from HM and the HORRIBLE teachers, principal and staff.. they are horrid to deal with and I hope they reap the karma they all deserve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2012

My son attended this school last year in the second grade. The teacher and office were unwilling to understand when we were sick and because we lived in an apartment all of .25 miles away they refused bus transportation! I worked in DC and it was NOT ideal! The teacher was very uncooperative and insulting. Obviously not happy with her job. Some people just shouldn't work with young children. The school did provide an alternative to lunch menu, which worked out great. There was always something to pay for. What happened to free education? I was not impressed with the quality of friends options and neither was my son. So glad we are out of there! Traffic was horrible too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2012

Moving here in August of 2011 we were hesitant about sending our kids to HM. Having come from a 10 rated school with a very different racial and socio-economic mix of students we were not sure what to expect. This year has been a wonderful year for my three children! As with all schools, no matter the ranking, a child s experience often depends on their teacher. I LOVE all of kid s teachers. All three are strong, thoughtful, caring, organized teachers who have developed a positive classroom environment, which has helped my children grown academically and socially. Being a Title One school HM has many reading and math specialists who move from classroom to classroom allowing for more attention for each student. I love the diversity my children see every day with both the students and teachers. I volunteer at the school for several hours each week and highly enjoy my time there. Cons: If you have a high achieving student they may not be pushed as hard as you might like, not all parents are involved and classroom volunteers tend to be the same parents over and over, there is only one teacher overseeing the lunch room which makes it noisy and chaotic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2012

Fantastic school! Top, caring teachers, strong academics, active PTA, many extracurricular activities. Encourages parents in the schools -- from walking children to classroom door in morning, to volunteering in art class, library, cafeteria, and more. Positive environment for learning, fosters sense of community and responsibility in children. My child loves HM -- his teachers and friends alike. We are looking forward to sending our next child there also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2012

The overall tone of this school is harsh and controlling. The amount of yelling on a daily basis is terrible. While there are a couple of reasonable parts, it is an overall depressing place to be. My children aren't learning much except that teachers scream and school is frightening and boring. So sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2011

School just named 2011 Intel School of Distinction in Math. This school is much more than the scoring indicates. I just graduated a 6th Grader who went since K and have third grader. It has an authentic hands-on method of teaching that is getting real results in math and reading scores. It is a special school with involved community, teachers and administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2010

My children and I LOVE Hollin Meadows. We came from Prince Georges School and seen a BIG difference. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK HOLLIN MEADOWS !!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2010

We are military and moved into Hollin Meadows area in the middle of the year. We have since moved again and will be back in the Alexandria area in 2011. Our kids absolutely LOVED the school. The best was the diversity -- there are kids there from all over the world, literally. The multi-cultural fair, the Renaissance fair for 5th graders, the gardens, the science program, the literacy program, arts and music are all integrated so kids in every grade are having similar lessons on their grade level. We can't WAIT to get back to Hollin Meadows.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2010

Hollin Meadows is an exceptional school offering top-notch, dedicated teachers and a professional, involved administration. We have the means to send our two elmentary-aged children to private schools but opted to send them to HM and have NEVER been disappointed we made this decision. They have a beautiful garden--which Mrs. Obama saw when she visited the school in November 2009!--and an excellent math and science curriculm. My children are thriving and learning things that I'm pretty confident will help them throughout their lives. A+
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2009

Hollin Meadows is an Excellent school. Very professional and caring teachers, very active PTA. Peaceful enviroment. I love it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2009

Hollin Meadows is a wonderful school. My two children love all of the their teachers and the activities they are involved in at school. The sense of community at Hollin Meadows is wonderful and every day at school we make new friends both children and parents. We are very proud of our library and all of it's resources, our outdoor garden which is also used in combination with science activities and our clubs, like running club, chess club, and drama. It is a joy to be a part of Hollin Meadows and the teachers, staff, PTA, kids and families are what makes it such a neat place to be a part of!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2009

If you drive by Hollin Meadows you may think it's not the most attractive building. Go inside and you will find lots of love for the school and its students. On school days parents and children walk in and they are greeted by name with a very warm welcome. Walk around outdoors and see the children's work in the beautiful gardens they helped grow and cultivate. Hollin Meadows takes pride in its programs and campus. The faculty and staff is wonderful and caring. The PTA is dedicated to ensure our school continues to thrive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2009

Hollin Meadows is a mini United Nations located in the Hollin Hill neighborhood. With 30 countries represented and 17 languages spoken, many Military families, and families from the surrounding neighborhood all blend together. Diversity is one of HM's strengths and challenges.We have a fantastic ,creative, innovative pta who works hard to build a strong sense of community. The need for parent involvement is essential, when we work together I think that creates an opportunity to meet the variety of challenges all schools face. Hollin Meadows has been a special place for our family for many years. sue bernstein
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2009

The teachers and instructional assistants at Hollin Meadows make the school. They truly seem to put their heart and soul into my children's education. However, I will say that discipline issues seem to be a problem at Hollin Meadows. There will always be disruptions in the classroom. However, it seems that since my children have been in Kindergarden at Hollin Meadows there are many behavioral issues and they are not properly addressed by the administration. I belive this puts a strain on the students and the teachers in the classrooms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2009

My child has been here for one year and she could not been happier. Wonderful, dedicated teachers. Very active PTA. I love it......
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2009

My daughter has been at Hollin Meadows for 2 years, and we have never exoerienced a better, more well thought out and organized education. The school itself has a great deal of special interest education, and an icredible outdoor garden that the children are activley involved in year round. The music, Art, science, and literacy programs are top notch. Parental involvement is high, and the multicultural aspect of this school is spectacular! I don't know anyone who has a bad thing to say about this school. This is a really excellent example of the kind of school all children should attend. It is truly embraced by it's surrounding community and the faculty and staff are truly loved and appreciated by the families here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2009

When you drive by Hollin Meadows to scope it out(like I did a few years ago), you may not get a great feeling. The school is a bit older and needs some updates. But if you walk into school with your child on the first day(like I did a few years ago) you will know at that moment that you made the best choice. Hollin Meadows is a community. No other school I know greets people outside(even on cold days)as they walk in. That's not to mention the smiling faces that greet you in the main lobby. The staff know all the students and say hello to them as they walk by. It is a perfectly diverse group of students as well---racially, culturally, and economically. Extra-curricular activites galore, an award-winning PTA, a lush garden, beautiful mural behind the school. It's remarkable. Hollin Meadows is the place to be!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2009

This is a great school. The staff is warm and loving, and the parental involvement is unbelievable. This is a diamond in the rough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2008

I am a parent of a Hollin Meadows student. I adopted my child through Social Services and interviewed Stratford Landing, Riverside and Bucknell Elementary School. I found Hollin Meadows had the best care for my child s special needs. He has been a student for 4 years and currently has a High school reading level and is in the Gifted and Talented Program. He has excelled in all aspects of his education and more. This is all due to the care, kindness, diligence and true perseverance of the well educated staff. He was in a behavioral class for 1 year and mainstreamed his 2nd year and his last 2 years has surpassed all expectations in his 6th grade level of education. He plays the piano, chess and reads 700+ books twice a week. This would not have been possible without the fabulous Teachers, Vice Principal, Principal (Mr. John Gates) and nurturing staff found only at Hollin Meadows. I would recommend this school even if you do not have any issues with your child as they will be well prepared for their future. Sincerely
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
90%
History and Social Science

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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88%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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62%

2012

 
 
66%

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90%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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76%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
English: Writing

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students85%
Female students84%
Male students86%
Black students76%
Asian students100%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient students84%
Proficient in English86%

Math

All Students62%
Female students59%
Male students64%
Black students45%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English73%

Science

All Students76%
Female students82%
Male students70%
Black students68%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%
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 Students68%
Female students73%
Male students63%
Black students52%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient students44%
Proficient in English79%

Math

All Students65%
Female students59%
Male students70%
Black students45%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficient students59%
Proficient in English69%
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 Students69%
Female students78%
Male students63%
Black students52%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient students63%
Proficient in English73%

English: Writing

All Students67%
Female students79%
Male students59%
Black students52%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient students73%
Proficient in English65%

Math

All Students65%
Female students71%
Male students60%
Black students61%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient students56%
Proficient in English70%

Science

All Students53%
Female students48%
Male students57%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
White students62%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient students41%
Proficient in English60%
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 Students84%
Female students94%
Male students71%
Black students72%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient students67%
Proficient in English90%

Math

All Students93%
Female students97%
Male students88%
Black students84%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient students95%
Proficient in English92%
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

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Arabic languages
Chinese (Mandarin)
French
Spanish
Urdu
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Intel School of Distinction (2011)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Television/Radio News

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Arabic languages
  • French
  • Italian
  • Other
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Urdu
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 2:55 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:15 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:15 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Jon Gates
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (703) 718-8397

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Hands on, experential learning
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Mathematics
  • Science
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Arabic languages
  • French
  • Italian
  • Other
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Urdu

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Urdu
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Parent center
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
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Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Boy scouts
  • Chess club
  • Drum Circle
  • Girl scouts
  • Lego Club
  • Running Club
  • Student council/government
  • Television/Radio News
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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2310 Nordok Place
Alexandria, VA 22306
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Phone: (703) 718-8300

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