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Maury Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 417 students

Our school is best known for its strong parent and community involvement.
 
 

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 8 ratings
2013:
Based on 11 ratings
2012:
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2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted October 31, 2014

I cannot say enough great things about Maury Elementary. The faculty and staff are very effective leaders. The Rosemont Community provides an unbelievable level of positive support for the school. I have become friends with many people and the PTA's raises a large amount of money to support curriculum enrichment programs for all grades. Abobe all, Maury provides a nurturing and caring environment for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2014

Maury Elementary School meets our high standards. The faculty/staff display amazing skills daily. The community supports the school in amazing ways. The school systems provides abundant resources. There is a wonderful positive culture around the Maury Community as well. We are pround to send our children to this excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2014

Our family moved to Alexandria from Europe where our children attended excellent schools. We have found that Maury Elementary provides our kids with a very high quality educational experience. The active Rosemont community is very engaged as well. It is an amazing convenience that all our children's school friends live within a short walk of the school and our home. We highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2014

We are first time parents and Rosemont residents. Two years ago as our oldest started Kindergarten, and we analyzed many school options (public and private) in detail before deciding to send him to Maury School. The school has been terrific for our child and we highly recommend it. The staff is caring and skilled. The community is incredibly involved. Our child does well academically and socially at Maury. W are very happy that we have become a Maury Family. We highly recommend this school to other families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2014

Our child has been at Maury for a number of years and achieves far beyond our expectations academically and musically. We credit the top teachers, the focused school administration and the supportive community for creating an excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2014

I am an educator by profession and I believe Maury is one of the best elementary schools in the National Capitol region.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2014

I can truly say with gratitude and tremendous appreciation that the faculty and every staff member at Maury work especially hard to ensure that our precious child develops a love for learning. The student population is diverse and class sizes remain small by design our children s classes have ranged from 17-22 students. The school is located in the wonderful Rosemont Community of Alexandria and the playground is a gathering place for the whole neighborhood in the afternoons and on weekends. The PTA is very effective, and the school sponsors activities throughout the year including: math night, science night, social study night, art night, curriculum based field trips, etc. I am hopeful that our young kids will carry their Maury friendship with them throughout their lives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2014

Our two children continue to thrive at Maury School and continue to be excited about learning year after year. The teachers challenge the students in a positive way. The enlightened Alexandria City Public School System and Alexandria City Government provide great resources for a full range of student needs from talented and gifted to special needs. The soccer field could use some work but the school system and the PTA have an initiative to improve this in the next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2013

Generally a good public school but with poor central administration. It's sort of assumed that you'll get all of your information from other parents. Very strong pta, which sponsors a number of great after-school clubs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2013

Maury's teachers and staff, the PTA, and the community at-large are all focused on the kids and their success in a loving, supportive, welcoming way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

Awesome academics, wonderful teachers, superb staff and a super caring environment. Maury surely meets our high standards!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2013

We just enrolled but already feel so luck to be at this school. It's something special and once to enter you feel it.. The principal is amazing, teachers appear caring and well prepared, and the children are respectfully and orderly. They run a tight ship. Very loving environment which fosters a successful learning environment. I question some of the ratings on this website having moved from another elementary school in town. If find it hard to believe that their student body is testing as high as reported.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

Maury is a excellent school. The staff took time with my child to make sure he was on track. They put the students needs first. Ms jackson really is a great leader. She is definitely taking the school in the right direction.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

We love being a Maury family. Our children succeed in school and test above grade level. And all their friends live within walking distance
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2013

We moved to the Alexandria so that our two kids could attend Maury Elementary. Maury is what attracted us to Alexandria and is part of what keeps us living in this wonderful community. Maury has top administrators, top teachers, and motivated parents; as a result the students do very well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2013

Maury is a terrific school. I can't imagine a better place for our children. I question this web site's methodology if it doesn't give Maury it's highest possible ranking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2013

Maury is an amazing learning community with involved parents, engaged and happy kids and skilled teachers and administrators. We have been a Maury family for several years and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great elementary education experience for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2013

Our daughter and son thrive at Maury School. We find the school to be well-funded and the educators to be highly skilled. It is hard to imagine a better learning environment or supporting community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2013

We think Maury provides an outstanding education for our children. We are particularly impressed with the quality of the science and math instruction. However, the basic classroom instruction has our child (and most of their classmates) reading at a level which is 1-2 grades above expected.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2011

This is our third year at Maury and we are very happy. It is a very nice school community and active parents who work to provide access to programs for all students. All of the teachers we have had so far have been very good and the school has a very positive culture. My daughter loves it.
—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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
History and Social Science

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
89%

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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
97%
English: Writing

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%

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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students79%
Female students84%
Male students73%
Black students45%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

Math

All Students78%
Female students77%
Male students78%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

Science

All Students87%
Female students83%
Male students91%
Black students53%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%
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 Students89%
Female students85%
Male students94%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

Math

All Students91%
Female students93%
Male students89%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
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 Students84%
Female students83%
Male students85%
Black students77%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

English: Writing

All Students84%
Female students93%
Male students74%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

Math

All Students82%
Female students83%
Male students80%
Black students77%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

Science

All Students75%
Female students70%
Male students83%
Black students47%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%
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)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Drama club

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • after school programs
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
  • Amharic
  • Arabic languages
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
Clubs
  • Girls on the run
  • Yoga club

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:35 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Ms. Lucretia Jackson
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (703) 683-5146

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • after school programs
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
  • Amharic
  • Arabic languages
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • after school programs
Girls sports
  • after schools programs

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Boy scouts
  • Cub scouts
  • Drama club
  • Foreign language club: spanish
  • Girl scouts
  • Girls on the run
  • Student council/government
  • Yoga club
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
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
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Maury is known for its strong leadership and strong instructional staff. It has a reputation for its community, parent involvement and diversity.
School leaders can update this information here.

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10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
417
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
417

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