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PK-6
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Alexandria, VA
Students enrolled: 834

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7137 Beulah St
Alexandria, VA 22315

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(703) 924-7700
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December 18, 2014
My children are at Lane Elementary, and we love it! The teachers know their students well and are always available via e-mail or for a quick chat. The additional programs that Lane offers (such as band and after school programs) along with the dedication to extracurricular activities (such as gym, library time, art, music and computer education) is great. The PTA at this school is fantastic and raises much needed funds through fun events --- and the Principal/Vice Princ. and many teachers attend the PTA meetings.

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2014
Lane is a wonderful school where the staff as well as teaching staff are great! The school has state of the art equipment making the learning environment that much better. The PTA is awesome in always having something set up to generate money for the school and the parents involvement is wonderful. It's like having a private school without having to pay private school prices.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2014
All the schools in the area are great. But what i like that stood out most about Lane is the administrative office. From the Principal to the Nurse, everyone was very warm and helpful. When the nucleus of the school is impressive that feeds throughout the entire body. I have a 3rd grader and a 1st grade at Lane. They both love the school. And many of the teachers call them personally by name just from knowing them in the hall.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2014
We Love Lane! I have two children that attend Lane Elementary, and they have enjoyed every minute! I like the way the teachers care for my children and keep me in the 'loop' about their progress. They have an open-door policy and welcome parent helpers and volunteers. My children look forward to the educational field trips and I like the way the trips are connected to their learning. I looked at several schools in the area before moving into this cluster. I wanted a school with diversity, small class size, an acitvie PTA and great leadership. I'm happy to say, I've found all of these qualities at Lane!!

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2014
We moved here mid-school yea, our daughter is in 6th grade and the transaction has been rather seamless for her. The faculty and kids have been wonderful in welcoming her and helping her transition to their structure. The one issue my daughter did encounter with another child, was handled quickly and professionally by the teacher, and I am happy to say no other incidences have occurred since. Very happy with Lane Elementary.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2014
Lane is a very welcoming school. The administration, teachers and staff are friendly and really care about the students. Our son is in kindergarten this year and loves being a Lane Lion. We look forward to our daughter entering kindergarten in 2015. The teachers really work together, creating a cooperative environment for the students and families. The PTA is very active, as well! We are very happy here!

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2014
The school has supportive teachers who are committed to their students. The multi-age class for 1st/2nd graders has inspired my child to do his very best.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2014
Lane Elem has been a great school for both my kids. Both have enjoyed their teachers and the extracurricular activities offered. Although, both do complain about the quality of food for lunch, so both do bring their lunch to school.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2014
Administration truly seems to care and want students to improve. We are very happy with the school after two years.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2014
This is the 3rd school that my daughter has attended. (We usually move yearly.) This is the best school my daughter has attended. The staff really care. My daughter enjoys her days. We are hoping to stay in the area and continue at Lane.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2014
Our daughter has been a student at Lane for four years. We are very happy with the quality of the instruction, the easy communication with the teachers and front office and the many wonderful in-school and after school activities. It is a very positive environment for children and their families. Go Lions!

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2014
I am really happy with Lane so far. It is such a great environment, both from the inside with caring teachers and administration and outside with parents who really talk to one another and watch out for one another. There really seems to be a community here, with parents very willing to be involved and PTA and school events to help build that community feel.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2014
My kids & I love Lane ES. My oldest came from another school, and he compare the 2 and says that Lane teachers' always have an smile on their face, people who works at the school is friendly, etc. Their worse fear is to stop going to Lane if we decided to move. Teachers are well qualified, homework, communication is excellent. I wish they could more field trips & outside activities but I guess this situation is the same across the board in Fairfax county. PTA has good fundraising but should look for new Tecniques to engaged Lane families to do/assist to more activities. Overall Staff, teachers, Directors, are great and well train for their position.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2014
Lane is an amazing school! The teachers are dedicated to the kids and to providing a rich education to each and every one of them. My children love going to school everyday and have developed loving and trusting relationships with their teachers. I have been disappointed by the lack of involvement of many parents with the PTA, but the PTA is an incredible source of support to this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2013
This is our first experience with the elementary school system and so far Lane has been absolutely top notch!! Our Kindergartener has grown leaps and bounds both academically and in maturity in just the last two months!! He has a wonderful, enthusiastic teacher and assistant teacher. Socially the school has a very well run PTA and the Principal is very involved. We are thrilled with the school and look forward to more years to follow in the school!

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2013
Lane is one of the best elementary schools around. The teachers care and are out to teach the kids about life not just SOL tests. The PTA is highly active and supports the students, teachers and families.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2013
The community at Lane is very engaged - the teachers, administrators and parents are all involved in the successful education of our children. It's a very positive atmosphere and the children benefit from the involvement of so many different people from different backgrounds. The children also get to benefit from a variety of specials throughout the week - library, computer lab, music, PE, art - as well as a variety of extracurricular activities the PTA sponsors. Our experience at Lane has been very positive! And, the SACC program there is also great!

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2013
I have a third grader and a Kindergarten student at Anthony T Lane Elementary. I am in my 4th year at Lane and absolutely love the school. We have a fabulous Principal who is a parent as well which keeps her balanced between the parents and the administration. Our Assistant Principals also bring fabulous leadership to our school. We have fabulous PTA run after school programs and an unbelievable curriculum as well. Our Art and Music programs keep our kids well rounded. Our PTA is fantastic and family oriented. I feel lucky that we are in the Lane district lines and feel my kids are blossoming because of the education they are receiving.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2013
This school has been great for my two kids. Positive experience thus far with teachers and PTA.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2013
I really like Lane and have positive interactions with teachers and administrators. PTA has helped the school tremendously with needed projects and materials.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2013
The staff and the administration at this school are top notch. The demographic mix of students and the multicultural exposure my son receives at Lane is an added bonus for my son. In addition, the PTA is very involved with the school and raises slot of money to assist the school in getting items on teachers wish lists.

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2013
My kids have attended Lane for 3 years. The teachers are all wonderful. The PTA is very strong and involved with this school, constantly helping the school with various projects and funding events.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2013
My son entered Kindergarten this year at Lane and so far it has been a positive experience. They have a very active PTA and the principal and assistant principals seem to be very involved with all aspects of the school and are very approachable.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2013
Great staff and faculty; outstanding curriculum and after school programs; one of the best schools in Fairfax County.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
Lane has an incredibly diverse population of students, coming from countries all over the world. This diversity is used as an advantage by the teachers who emphasize collaboration and caring. Furthermore, students learn about responsibility to their community through integration of special needs students in the classrooms, attention to the environment, and pride in their school property. Principal Contreras is engaged in long-term planning to improve the school property through installation of art and raised gardens, which will be used in teaching projects. Parents are heavily involved in the PTA, raising thousands of dollars each year and providing opportunities for professional development of teachers, purchases of technology, and extra-curricular activities of students.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2013
I have two children at Lane - 2nd grade and Kindergarten - and we love it! My son is in the multiage program which is amazing. I believe Lane may be one of the few schools in the area that has this multiage program avaialble. Our principal is in her second year at Lane and is terrific. The PTA is very engaged and has been able to provide wonderful enhancements to our school over the last few years.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2013
My kids love going to school at Lane. The teachers are great and the school office staff has always been very helpful.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2013
My son attended Lane for Kindergarden (we moved because of a work transfer to southern VA). I can't say enough about the positive experiences he had with the teachers, staff, and other parents. His teacher, Mrs. Ableman, provided a caring, yet structured, environment which helped him blossom into a focused, enthusiastic learner. The PTA supported many after school sports and activities. We love our new school, but we miss the Lane community.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2013
I have two sons that attend Lane Elementary and we are extremely happy with this school. The teachers are amazing, they really care about the students academic growth and overall learning experience. From our experience at Lane, the teachers are very well versed, poised, and have a great attitute. Having a positive teacher makes all the difference to your child! The adminstrators and counselors are extremely communicative with parents if there are any issues that need to be dealt with. They also take great attention and consideration to place your child with a teacher that they feel is the best fit. Overall, a very awesome school.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2013
I am a parent at Lane Elementary and my daughter was in the kindergarten class last year (Ms. Schadle's class). She has such a great positive experience, the teacher is very engaging, full of energy, she loved her school. I am very grateful because it is such a difference in the morning if your child is actually looking forward to go to school! I have also talked to other parents and they all have similar experience. So great job Lane K-teachers and keep it up! I

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2013
Lane Elementary is definitely a GREAT school........... The teachers and administrators make LANE a wonderful place to learn as students and grow as individuals. COMMUNICATE, COLLABORATE AND CARE is the school motto and the school definitely stands behind it.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2013
Great communication and strong academic curriculum! The school is very diverse which is great for kids to learn about different cultures. The PTA is very active and great!

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2013
It is a great school. Very help full for the kids. The are on the top of everything that kids need and they communicate with parent. GO LION!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2013
My son has just started his second year at Lane Elementary School. We have been very happy with his experience so far. Last year, he experienced some mild bullying by a child in his class. His teacher, the principal and the school counselors were immediately responsive to my son's needs and took great care to follow up with my son and with me. The principal is in her second year at the school and she has been quite supportive of parents, staff and the students. The teaching staff at Lane is fantastic. I wish more parents would volunteer and were more active in the PTA, but that seems to be improving this year as well. The PTA is extremely active and is a great resource for parents and teachers alike. We are the Lane Lions! Here us roar!

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2013
This is our fourth year here at Lane and I can't say enough about it! The quality of education here as well as the care that goes in to hiring teachers at this school is extraordinary. Special attention is paid when assigning children to teachers and vice versa - making sure there is a fit based upon any specific needs a child may have or a situation that may be out of the ordinary. The PTA is amazing and has plenty of volunteer opportunities available so that whether you work or stay at home, there is always a way to get involved. The administration takes the time to get to know parents and there is always an open door policy if anything needs to be addressed. Lane Elementary is exactly the type of elementary school I would want for my child - and more!

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2013
When we moved here, we discovered the curriculum is actually behind compared to our previous school. Each grade level curriculum tends to teach toward the SOP testing required for that grade. Therefore, other subjects such as science seem to be neglected to an extent. This is not necessarily unique to this school system; unfortunately, this is commonplace due to new federal standards. The staff is nice, rules are strict as previously mentioned, and the facility is clean and appropriate for the number of students enrolled. . I do not understand why every Monday is a half day in addition to teacher work days and 'student holidays' that are unique to Fairfax County. The response is always teacher collaboration but my children do not change classrooms or teachers except for specials. This is very difficult to accommodate with schedules of working parents.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2013
I remember attending this school during my 4th and 5th grade years. I enjoyed it a lot and loved the diversity back then. I am currently a freshman in high school but Lane had to be one of my favorite Elementary schools.

- submitted by a community member
March 05, 2013
We are a military family, and I have a child in first grade at Lane. The school has been very good. Communication is great between the school, PTA, and parents. It can be quite strict; however my son does not complain. I have heard this comment from other parents (military) and students, and we have seen a diverse group of schools moving around a lot. It is strict, but I don't think it's detrimental. The after school programs and classes are great. They are diverse and so nice to have as an option. PTA is great, but not well attended..this school could be even more awesome if parents would put more effort in...it seems done by a few. The building is nice, bright and kept very clean. Student lunches are good, and students seem to have a good variety of outside time, art, music, and PE. The teachers seem focused and work together well. We have a new principal this year (Mr. Nocco who left was very well loved) and she seems really great. I am very happy so far, and I love the surrounding Kingstowne area.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2013
What a blessing! Ms. Gnazzo is a phenomenal special education teacher. My child is diagnosed with autism and ADHD. The last school he was enrolled in was like a glorified day care. He didn t learn anything; he wasn t being taught anything. And he had multiple behavioral problems. He didn t meet any of his previous IEP goals and they told us he d never learn his alphabet or read. Being with Ms. Gnazzo has been a success for him. He has no behavioral difficulties in school and he s learning. She knows how to manage her classroom, how to keep kids motivated, how to teach them, and makes it fun! He loves going to school! Ms. Gnazzo has challenged him and taught him his alphabet, not only so that he recognizes it, but he is writing his letters. He cannot read just yet, but I feel there is light at the end of the tunnel.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2013
Some good stuff and some bad, the teachers are SUPER strict, but that keeps the kids in line.... but i think your kids are lying some times because your revews are (mostly) the oppisite of what i know because im a STUDENT here at lane.

- submitted by a community member
November 26, 2012
My son attended Lane for Kindergarten and is currently in first grade. This school has been amazing in providing a great curriculum. The staff here are very friendly and I have been able to reach out to the teachers when needed.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2012
Both of my kids have attended here the last 1.5 years. They have had excellent teachers and a strong academic curriculum. The PTA is very active and there are lots of after school activities (math night, International night) etc. Office staff is friendly and I enjoy volunteering in the classroom. School leadership is excellent and approachable. Great opportunities for extended learning for those who need a more challenging curriculum. The school is very diverse and and I'm glad that my kids have the opportunity to experience different cultures.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2012
My daughter is starting 4th grade and has attended Lane since kindergarten. I couldn't be happier with this school. Her teachers have been fantastic and they're always responsive to my emails or phone calls. They pride themselves on providing extra assistance in a fun way (i.e., "Math Night"), and on developing outstanding after school programs. Way to go, Lane!

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2011
Moved here the middle of my son's 5th grade year. The teachers, students, and administration welcomed us into the Lane family. We are very excited about 6th grade so far. The communication between the school and the parents is more than I have seen at any of the other 4 schools my son has attended.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2011
Great staff, involved administration, plenty of chances for parent involvement, good communication between parents and staff

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2011
This school embraces it's diversity with a well attended International Night each year. There are also a lot of military children at this school which is a plus and minus. It's a plus if you are a military family. It can be a negative if you are not a military family because you have to say good bye to close friends every 2-4 years. Academics are geared to the SOLs. This is not unique in Fairfax County. This school also uses the Interactive Notebook as a teaching tool. From what I've seen this isn't unique in Fairfax County either. Unfortunately, the Interactive Notebook isn't very interactive with cutting, pasting and filling in blanks. I suppose it could be used as a resource to back up lessons but it appears it is used as the primary way to teach toward the SOL goals. Although "communication" is part of the school's motto, it has slipped considerably this academic year. Weekly e-mails are inconsistent at best and not timely. The school also fails to take advantage of Fairfax County's media outreach (Media Tips) to emphasize positives (a successful International Night for example). The loss of an excellent Assistant Principal is definitely felt this year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 29, 2009
All three of my children have attended Lane. It is a wonderful school and I can't say enough about the teachers and staff. They are always respectful and extremely helpful. They have some of the most dedicated teachers I have seen. And my youngest has benefitef from the multi-age program, having the same incredible teacher, Mrs. Nicole Groneweg for both first and second grades. The G & T program has given my kids the extra challenge they needed. The SACC program there along with the SACC Staff are wonderful. Whatever needs you have for your children, you can find help, support and understanding by their staff. (I only wish we had moved here sooner!)

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2009
My oldest attended Lane last year. I was very nervous after a horrible public school experience in Texas. My daughter really enjoyed the flexible math and spelling they used and now attends a full time gifted program. My middle child attends kindergarten at Lane now and my only wish is that they had more gifted opportunities for the kinders. They are not permitted to send the kinders to the GT teacher or to other classrooms for reading, etc. Her teacher has been wonderful at providing extra activities. I am very happy with the new principle. He is very excited, jokes with the kids, and the kids really like him and respect him. This is a very good school.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2009
My kids have attended Lane this year and I was surprised to see that great schools only rates it at a 4. The academics are strong. Teachers are professional. School is very clean and nice-looking. Great communication. Brand new Principle, Mr. Nocco as of Feb 2009. He is great and very friendly... an improvement on the sometimes 'emotionally distant' previous principle. Office staff is professional and ensures a safe community by electronic and video surveillance of entrances. Great PTA! Lastly, the cultural diversity is AWESOME! My kids seem to be on a 'world' campus. Great experience for them. Absolutely no rasicm or religious discrimination by one race over another. Its fantastic.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2009
Transfered here from a private school and have been very impressed. Solid academics, great principle, and diverse, well-behaved student body.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 14, 2008
Lane has been a wonderful experience for our son. The teachers are very in tune with each child, there's always lots of communication via homework folders and e-mail, and Mrs. Montgomery couldn't be a better principal.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2006
Great principal. Wonderful and caring teachers. Communication with parents is good. It is a large elementary school but I feel my children are treated as individuals and all needs met.

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2006
The teachers are great! The administration understands issues that families face. Each student is treated with respect.

- submitted by a teacher
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Lane Elementary School
7137 Beulah St, Alexandria, VA  22315
(703) 924-7700
Last modified Lane Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lane Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 54 reviews. Top