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Braddock Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 727 students

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Posted August 26, 2013

We love Braddock. My daughter is currently in the school-based Level IV AAP program, and is being challenged and having fun at the same time. My bright but challenging son went there from kindergarden through 5th grade, and thrived. This was in large part because of caring, responsive and knowledgeable administrators, general education and special education teachers. The IEP process can be frustrating and scary anywhere, but at Braddock I always felt like they they did have the best interests of my child in mind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2013

Our daughter is finishing kindergarten this year and we've been really happy with Braddock Elementary School. She is in the two way English/Spanish immersion program where half the day is spent learning in English and the other half of the day is spent learning in Spanish. All of her teacher's have been great and the school staff has done a great job keeping us abreast of school activities and events. Our daughter enjoys going to school here and the staff are doing a great job of fostering an environment conducive to learning. There was one instance where a little boy was misbehaving in class and bothering several of the other students. A few of the parents including myself alerted the teacher and I feel like the situation was handled with the utmost professionalism. We are always aware of what is going on at school and love to see our daughter's school work that she brings home on a regular basis. We're looking forward to next year at Braddock. I'm surprised by some of the other postings because our experience has been wonderful. For incoming kindergartener's, I recommend Ms. Pitler. She is a wonderful teacher and really great with the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2013

Terrible school, non help what so ever for kids with disabilities. The staff is not caring and dismiss parents with sarcasm. The lack of efficiency and poor performance is a mayor problem. My child was severely wounded at play ground, the didn't update my information with my new phone number, that I promptly give to them, and they didn't even call any of my emergency contacts. On top of everything, they sent me a letter home, asking me to cooperate with the school. I have found myself frustrated as I have contacted the school several times, went there in person, sent letters, asking for their cooperation with no response what so ever. My child is disable and is showing miss behaviors that affect her life, and they don't want to help her at all. I have several paperwork with her diagnosis, and still "she's not eligible, even if she is struggling. I'm moving out of here in two months, and I CAN'T WAIT. If your planning to move here, DO NOT. This is my personal experience. Also, they're over populated, and the building is to small for that many children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2013

I agree with the previous reviewer about issues with IEPs and 504s. My child attended this school and we had a terrible experience with the teacher, the principal as well as the school counselor. My child was bullied at this school and still has nightmares about what happened on the playground at recess. The school is also very overcrowded and the school system projects that it will be even worse in the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2013

Honestly, I am questioning many of these reviews. I have had a horrible experience with this school. Many of the teachers here are pleasant but it's the administrative staff that I worry about. The principle does not seem engaged with the students and their academic success. My child tends to have trouble in school and much of it has to do with his struggle with impulse. The teacher has been kind enough to "allow" an evaluation to take place but I have had so much push-back from the staff. I understand that it costs the school a great deal of money when doing an IEP, but it's for the benefit of the child! I just want to ensure that my child is getting the specialized instruction he needs in order to be confident in school. The year prior, he came home comfortable with the idea that he is just "not smart".That shouldn't ever be the case. However, Braddock ES has stated that this is due to the fact that he gets too much attention? What? I want to give them the benefit of a doubt- but it's been a few years and I am starting to feel that if your child has any type of disorder, language barrier, or disability- you're in for a world of grief here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2012

Braddock Elementary is a wonderful school. It has dedicated teachers, staff, and parents. It is a friendly, warm, caring neighborhood school. Lots of children walk to school with their parents. Braddock Elementary has excellent "specials" teachers like Mr. W. and Mr. Jackson for PE, Ms. Newham for Music, and Ms. Ahner for Art. The librarian Ms. Foley is a great favorite of all. Ms. Botzin, the principal, knows all of the students and most of the parents. The PTA is very welcoming and always wants volunteers. We love Ms. Rauer for Kindergarten, Ms. Davis and Mrs. Wheat for 1st grade. Wonderful teachers who understand children, who are motivating and great eager learners.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Braddock is a great school,my son loves be there.He has been since 1 grade and now he is in 4 grade now.The school have great teachers,the librarian is a very special person with the students,my son likes to bring many books from the library,The science fair was a great experience for him this year too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2008

Excellent school with great teachers and a wonderful principal. Someone noted from 2006 that there is no crossing guard for this school -- this is no longer true, as there is a Fairfax County police officer that directs traffic from Heritage Drive onto Yeatman for drop-off and pick-up. Braddock also has a wonderful School Age Child Care (SACC) program where the teachers work with the Braddock teachers for social development issues. Absolutely wonderful school! My only complaint is that there are not a lot of after-school programs at Braddock.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2006

As a parent of a rising Kindergartener, I can't say enough good things about the staff and teachers. Principal Botzin has been so welcoming and helpful. The teachers that I have met have taken lots of time to answer my questions. I had an incredible guided tour of the school thanks to Ms. Schrecengost -- she even brought me to an art class, a music class, and a PE class. The PTA has been very welcoming, too. As a working parent, I'm trying my best to get 'plugged in' to the school, and truly *everyone* has been supportive. I am quite happy with our choice to send our daughter to this school instead of private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2006

Good school but getting to school is quite unsafe. There is a busy street (Heritage Drive) right near the school and no crossing guard there. Parents drive down the street to drop off their children and almost hit younger students who are trying to cross the street without a crossing guard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2005

The teachers are excellent and the community is really wonderful. It is a needy area with many English Language Learners.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2005

Excellent school and neighboorhood. I have two children attending Braddock, one is a honor student and the other is an average student, and I feel they both get the same amount of attention and understanding from the teachers.
—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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
History and Social Science

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
89%

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 73% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
English: Writing

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
74%
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 Students69%
Female students67%
Male students71%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students79%
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient students59%
Proficient in English91%

Math

All Students56%
Female students50%
Male students62%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students69%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficient students42%
Proficient in English89%

Science

All Students74%
Female students66%
Male students82%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students82%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient students63%
Proficient in English94%
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 Students62%
Female students58%
Male students65%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students67%
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficient students55%
Proficient in English79%

Math

All Students63%
Female students68%
Male students60%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students71%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient students58%
Proficient in English79%
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 Students73%
Female students80%
Male students65%
Black students77%
Asian students76%
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient students66%
Proficient in English80%

English: Writing

All Students58%
Female students64%
Male students48%
Black students58%
Asian students62%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White students64%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficient students38%
Proficient in English68%

Math

All Students68%
Female students71%
Male students66%
Black students82%
Asian students85%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient students61%
Proficient in English84%

Science

All Students49%
Female students58%
Male students41%
Black students62%
Asian students68%
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficient students30%
Proficient in English73%
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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7825 Heritage Dr
Annandale, VA 22003
Phone: (703) 914-7300

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