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Waynewood Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 700 students

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted yesterday

I'm impressed with the teachers and the parents in this school. Parents are encouraged to participate...and they do. It's fantastic. My kids are loving school and I like the atmosphere of the school. My kids are doing well in each subject and I feel like I have a good idea what's going on every week because communication is great plus I can volunteer in the classroom and help when they need it. Plus the PTA has some really fun programs that lets newcomers like my family join the community. The teachers are also kind and seem to really care about the students. So far my kids seem to be having a great experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2014

Have read all the previous reviews. It is NOT hard for non-WW community kids to assimilate (moved here with daughter in 3rd grade - no issues; adopted two boys (K and 2nd grade aged) from overseas with NO English language skills AND learning disabilities - no problem). We live well outside WW. Assimilation complaints are idiotic. Supposed issues with diversity issues once kids go to Sandberg and WePo are also moronic. We have experienced no such troubles at Sandberg or WePo. To the contrary, my kids have accumulated dozens of friends from the Rt 1 Corridor. If you want additional diversity exposure join Gunston or LMV soccer, FHLL and other FHYAA sports or BSA/GSA. At WW itself the Special Ed, Speech Therapy, ESOL and Reading programs are outstanding. Staff generally have LONG tenure at the school. Mr. Meyer (principal) stands at the Conover corner every morning assisting the student crossing guards. Teachers maintain excellent comms with parents. Parent volunteers coordinate activities for every class room. Fields/playground are in pretty good shape. With 4 kids I currently have a consecutive 12 year history with WW, with 2 more years to go. Excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2013

My family currently has three children enrolled at Waynewood Elementary. As a military family, we have seen a number of schools across the nation, and this is one of the best. It has all the ingredients for success: Great teachers, great administrators, great neighborhood of families with a common prioritization of the importance of our children's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2013

I've attended this school since I was in Kindergarten through 6th. I've loved it, the teachers are very caring and the parents are very much involved. It is mostly White, not much diversity, but that's ok because it's always been like that and thats why in my opinion it's the best public elementary school in Alexandria or even in Fairfax County!


Posted August 26, 2013

Don't understand why some of you are so worried that children aren't prepared to meet the the "real" world, when children transfer to a middle school... Children aren't blind and they have enough exposure to real population of this area via sports, camp, rec center activities...Don't you worry about them adjusting to it! More important for this age group is to learn what ideal world should be like, how to be polite with others and take care of people and environment, with minimum expose to crime and violence. I believe this school raises great future generation, sensitive and kind to diversity and poor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2013

This school is like a facade. It's nearly all white. There was one Asian in my daughters class. I think the children are in shock when they are thrown into the fire of middle school with a much more diverse population. The parents further try to skirt the elephant in the room by continuing with AP classes in middle school and will do anything to insure that happens. It makes for a one dimensional child. I had two children (a son and a daughter) at Waynewood who came from a diverse advanced academic background, they found it academically boring (son) and socially full of drama (daughter). We opted for a diverse private school and haven't looked back.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2013

I went to this school when I first came to this country from S. Korea. This school is great. Teachers and staff are attentive and professional. For all those parents who gave low ratings to this school might be more comfortable in a lesser rating ghetto schools. April 3, 2012, your kids will be more comfortable in Washington Mill Elementary. It will better suite your child's needs. There's more lower middle class group of kids with disabilities attending there. Don't hate on the working class people who do not depend on state aid. Way to represent your hood!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2013

Comments like the one below on April 3, 2012 have no place in the discussion. The school is either effective at teaching today's youth or it isn't. If you do not like the school, then leave. It really is that simple. So much for the desire to have a color blind society.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2012

When you look at test scores by subgroup you will see that our school has no diversity if you didn't already notice by looking in the classroom. With the neighborhood resources available and the extremely active PTA, these test scores should be hovering the 100's. There is also a significant difference in scores between girls and boys. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to teach to an all white middle class group of kids without disabilities who's motivated parents can afford all the classroom amenities and tutors. These children will likely not be prepared for middle school when they meet their true peers and neighbors from Rt. 1 I'm surprised Great Schools gave Waynewood a 9.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2012

Interesting how many comments speaking the truth and not praising accolades are cut. This place is nuts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2012

As a mother of a current K student, I have been extremely impressed by WW so far. My son loves going to school and his teacher is truly second to none. At first I was a little worried about the larger class sizes (25 kids), but it is truly amazing how well run the classroom is. Lots of parental involvement. This school almost feels more like a collaboration with the parents, but not to the detriment of working parents (both my husband and I work). All in all, I am very pleased with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2011

We, too, have three children in Waynewood and have nothing but accolades for the administration and teaching staff. I agree that the class sizes are larger than any parent would like (in our experience @ 27 students per classroom), but this is a problem throughout Fairfax County Public Schools. Because a good number of the Waynewood teaching staff live in the area, they interact with students and their families outside a purely academic setting. This, in turn, fosters a sense of community and mutual accountability; I think this is the secret to Waynewood's enduring appeal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2011

We have three children and they all attend this lovely school. We do not live in the neighborhood, but most of our neighbors attend this school and to my knowledge, none have been "discriminated against" because they do not live in the waynewood neighborhood. It is academically solid and the teachers and staff are unsurpassed. We cannot say enough good things about Waynewood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2010

Not sure what the "boundry" issue is mentioned below. The school is named Waynewood because it is on Waynewood Blvd. It serves more communities than "Waynewood" with much more expensive properties. I'm sure they adhere to the same pupil placement guidelines as all County schools. Not sure who's "gettin in" because the school is 98% white. The school is terribly crowded. There were 27 children in my child's class. The aide was split between two classes. While his teacher was excellent there is no way a teacher should be spread that thin. I found the parent envolvement to be excellent with both classroom and school activities. As much or as little as you wish. The staff (not teachers) seem to believe they are above county regs so if you have an issue do your homework. I pulled my child out for a school with better teacher/student ratio & diversity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

We are new to the area and I tried to visit the school when evaluating between it and private school for my rising Kindergartener. I was told by someone in administration that the principal did not have time to meet with prospective parents (I thought that access to the principal was supposed to be a mark of a good school). I did get a tour of the school by an administrative assistante and I talked to a number of parents. I was left with the impression that the school is good, but also plain vanilla. A nice, average, safe school. One really nice thing was that it seems as if most of the teachers live in the neighborhood. One comment that some parents passed onto me is that the school has a lot of 'mean-girl-syndrome' at early ages that the administration does not do much to quell.


Posted April 8, 2010

In response to a previous parent review, that stated 'no one who lives outside the Waynewood boundries should go to school at Waynewood.' This parent should know that the Waynewood school district is much bigger than just the Waynewood neighborhood. It includes all the homes south of the Waynewood neighborhood (closer to Old Town) between Ft Hunt Road and the Parkway and also all the homes between the Parkway and the River. This is exactly the type of discrimination that I feel that my children face at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2010

No one who lives outside the Waynewood boundries should go to school at Waynewood. Pupil placement should not be allowed - it is and needs to be stopped. Our class sizes are big enough without parents cheating to get their children in WW. If you want your child/children to attend Waynewood elementary then move into the WW boundry. It's that simple.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2010

Beware, unless you live in the 'Waynewood' neighborhood. I had my oldest child at Waynewood for a brief time before we put both of our children in private school. How the Waynewood school district is drawn most of the children live in Waynewood neighborhood and walk to school (and have been best friends since birth, and go in and out of each other's houses and go to the same pool, and their parents are friends, etc., etc., etc). It is very hard for children outside of this neighborhood (approximately 25 - 35% of the kids live outside of Waynewood neighborhood, although I am just guessing ) to break in. Also, having moved from Mclean, Waynewood does not compare to what we saw in the public schools there - so we switched to private. And we are also happy to have gotten accepted into private before the rush at Jr. High.


Posted June 23, 2007

Waynewood is a wonderful school. Its true that there are some parents who are highly competitive. I think this only raises the standard expected from the school and from the teachers..Who are all wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2006

Waynewood is more than a school, it is a community of motivated teachers, energetic kids, and many active parent volunteers. The after-school activities include sports, science and Shakespeare classes. The class size is around 25. Honesty and community are stressed in the school. It is a wonderful, safe environement for the kids. Some of the best teachers my kids have ever had. We love Waynewood.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
History and Social Science

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

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 70% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
History and Social Science

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

2012

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
99%

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

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
English: Writing

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
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 students85%
Male students85%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

Math

All Students70%
Female students62%
Male students78%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

Science

All Students92%
Female students90%
Male students93%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%
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 Students85%
Female students88%
Male students82%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial90%
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

Math

All Students90%
Female students86%
Male students95%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial90%
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%
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 Students93%
Female students98%
Male students89%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities90%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%

English: Writing

All Students88%
Female students98%
Male students79%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

Math

All Students63%
Female students72%
Male students55%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students65%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English65%

Science

All Students88%
Female students89%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities90%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%
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 Students96%
Female students100%
Male students93%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English97%

Math

All Students96%
Female students97%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 76% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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1205 Waynewood Blvd
Alexandria, VA 22308
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