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Alexandria, VA
Students enrolled: 350
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1501 Cameron St
Alexandria, VA 22314

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(703) 706-4400
(703) 836-7923
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Map of Jefferson-Houston PreK-8 School address.
February 28, 2015
This school has changed principals often. The new building has not changed the staff. They only offer Spanish and middle school students have to go to GW for after school activities. Spend time at this school in the classrooms and meet with the current principal before making a decision to send your child here.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2014
Jefferson Huston middle school is a great school am very happy Faculty and staff focus on developing students are learning independence and take personal responsibility for their assignments. I believe this makes the students prepared for High school. Jefferson Huston is the best best school from 0ld Town Virginia JF keep up the wonderful work.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2014
I was really happy with the school's special education preschool. My son learned a lot, and learned compassion for others. The teachers were hands-on and caring.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2014
Jefferson-Houston offers three preschool programs. My children attend the PLT program that combines typical developmental children with children with delays in their development. Is a wonderful program with a great team of teachers that families should take benefit of.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2013
my son just started going to this school three days ago and he seems excited to go to school... they must be doing a good job.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2013
Jefferson Houston has the potential to be a good school but the bullying is out of control. I had to pull my son from the school and the administration is not proactive enough to handle the students that are causing the problems. I recommend to do your research before enrolling your child.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2012
Jefferson Houston is awful. I was highly disappointed in the teachers and school leadership. The intramural sports program is disorganized as the students ride the bus to George Washington. We discovered that many of the students were "walking" to George Washington instead of riding the bus. Although the teacher to student ratio is great, most of the kids require constant disciplining so the teachers can't spend as much time teaching. There are no good after school programs or school activities. Recommend you spending an entire day there and do lots of research before you decide to send you child to Jefferson Houston!

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2011
This is Alexandria's hidden jewel. The teachers are outstanding and the students are very respectful of each other. I have two kids at the school, both of whom are doing very well (one has made the honor roll with straight As for the past two quarters - and the other is consistently making As and Bs). The school now has an IB program, which is extraordinary - and the principal is top-notch (best I've ever encountered - she genuinely cares about every student and knows them by name).

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2010
Jefferson-Houston Elementary School is a very good school, with great teachers and staff. Ms. Graves is doing a wonderful job for the whole of the school. She is turning the school around. The building is very nice, I like the way it is laid out with its open classrooms for shared teaching. My daughters went to this school and now my grandson is attending. We love it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
I love it because of the dedication of the teachers and staff who work everyday to help our students achieve the goal of learning. We are indeed a family.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
This school is working very hard to improve it's test scores and improve the quality of education. It serves a population with limited resources, and is working to meet the challenges of this population

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 21, 2010
Everyone in the building cares about the success of every student. The fabulous principal and staff are willing to look for creative ways to engage all of the kids in learning. We are heading toward becoming an IB school, and we are expanding to PK-8, with 6th graders in the building this year. My sons are receiving a great education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2010
I have two grandchildren in Jefferson Houston. They are excelling on standard tests, citizenship, and overall achievement due to the leadership of the principal,staff, and the pro-active PTA. It is the best run school that I have encountered in my 75 years.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 20, 2010
The principal, staff and teachers are committed, innovative, and creative. My son loves going to school at Jefferson Houston!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2010
Great Principal, great staff, great kids! All staff help ALL kids to reach their goals.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2010
This is a great school! It offers something for everyone. The staff are really engaged and it's an exciting place.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2010
Because they have the best PTA president ever and they are a very diverse community school that are striving daily to become better. Next year they are kicking off an International Baccularate program. Good Luck

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
This school is the best we are shining stars

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2005
My child benefited greatly this year from his wonderful kindergarten teacher Mr. Larry Ciarelli. I am proud to say that my child earned a quality education at this school and will continue achieving above standards.

- submitted by a parent

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This school year we have a brand new building opening. We are the only public school in the City of Alexandria to be IB (PYP) authorized and the only school to go from PK all the way through eighth grade.

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Jefferson-Houston PreK-8 School
1501 Cameron St, Alexandria, VA  22314
(703) 706-4400
Last modified Jefferson-Houston PreK-8 School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jefferson-Houston PreK-8 School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top