« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
Public district
Arlington, VA
Students enrolled: 507

Contact this school

3035 S Abingdon St
Arlington, VA 22206

(703) 228-6650
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Abingdon Elementary School address.

April 27, 2014
A parent Posted Apr 2014 Abingdon is an excellent school. My son who has been attending since pre koro and is now in the 1st grade. He loves attending Abingdon. At a young age he has developed a thirst and love for learning, he looks forward to school every day. The school has some very dedicated teachers and a wonderful principal.

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2013
Abingdon is an excellent school. My son who has been attending since kindergarten and is now in the 3rd grade. He loves attending Abingdon. At a young age he has developed a thirst and love for learning, he looks forward to school every day. The school has some very dedicated teachers and a wonderful principal. He continues to score high on the SOLs and the DRE reading test, a testament to the skills of his teachers and the environment of the class room.

- submitted by a parent

August 07, 2012
My son had a fantastic first year at Abingdon in the 3rd grade. The teachers are very supportive and involved and the principal is absolutely one of the best I've ever met. The school has a very good sense of supportive culture and community with multiple community events during the year, a fantastic arts program, and classes you won't get at any other elementary school (my son adored his architecture class!). I highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent

January 10, 2012
Our daughter started kindergarten at Abingdon this year and we couldn't be more pleased. We love Fairlington and are very happy that Abingdon has exceeded our expectations - the small class sizes and the diversity of the subjects for kindergarten (architecture and science) is impressive and keeps our daughter engaged and excited to be in school. We appreciate that the children are challenged to learn and grown, and there are so many opportunities for parent and community involvement throughout the year.

- submitted by a parent

October 07, 2011
I have been consistently impressed by the principal, teachers, and staff at this school. This is my daughter's second year at Abingdon, and we are so pleased with our choice to have her attend this school instead of private school. She has really blossomed with the help of the teachers and aftercare staff. The PTA is run by an extremely dedicated group of parents, and I have always felt welcome at meetings even though my volunteer time is quite limited. It definitely has the community school vibe.

- submitted by a parent

April 06, 2011
Fantastic school with a varied program that keeps the kids on their toes and, most importantly, from getting bored. Imagine, the kids aren't bored in school and are actually learning that learning is fun! The principal is a constant presence at all school functions and is on a first-name basis with the kids; she loves the kids and has infected the teachers with the same attitude.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 13, 2010
I love this school. The GIFT program is exceptional. My daughter has been a student here for 4 years and is so happy. I love the diversity, teaching staff and nuturing atmosphere of the school. Truly a gem!

- submitted by a parent

December 17, 2009
Both my kids go to Abingdon Elementary in Arlington VA. While every school in Arlington is great, Abingdon is fantastic. The teachers are wonderful, highly experienced, and enthusiastic about their jobs. The Principal and her staff are doing a fantastic job. And, the kids are all happy. If this sounds to good to be true, you need to look into their Project Gift. My kids do claymation movies, tabelaus, learn architecture all in order to excite them and motivate them while they are actually studying social studies, math and science. Its a fantastic school and we could not be happier.

- submitted by a parent

March 30, 2009
Abingdon is an extraordinary school. My children are thriving in reading, science, communications and the arts thanks to their loving, dedicated and talented teachers. Abingdon is the best kept secret in Arlington led by an exceptional Principal of the Year. Abindon has provided our family with the greatest gift - children who love to learn and are achieving academic success.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 31, 2008
Abingdon has an intangible quality that's difficult to put into words. Kids are proud to go there. Teachers are proud to teach there. It feels safe and enriching and happy. Besides receiving an excellent education, my child is truly cared for, and that means everything!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 29, 2008
When I talked to my friends, family and co-workers about the classes and programs at Abingdon - they are surprised that it is a public school! Most can't get past that a child in kindergarten has science and architecture classes (which are my daughter's two favorite)! Although we enjoy living in the Fairlington community, it is Abingdon that is keeping us here. We are absolutely in love with Abingdon.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 29, 2008
I have two sons at Abingdon--one in first grade and the other in third grade. We love everything about Abingdon, from the reading, writing, math, science, and social studies in the regular classrooms to all the 'specials'--architecture, art, music, PE, science, and 21st century communications--which provide students with extra instruction outside the regular classroom setting. The school also has an excellent library (including special 'library nights') and a morning news program 'Cardinal News Network.' After school activities such as African drumming and science are an additional treat for the kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 28, 2008
Our daughter is nearing the end of her first year at Abingdon and we could not be more pleased. We feel her kindergarten experience has been superb. Her teachers were excellent and she has flourished academically in the nurturing environment at Abingdon.

- submitted by a parent

January 27, 2008
Excellent!Small number of students per class, the teachers are great, and diverse in population. The staff knows each of the students and cares for them. I'm really greatful my daughter went to Abingdon.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 20, 2008
My daughter went to a private school for academic instruction for pre- k. She did not look forward to going to school. Abingdon has embraced my daughter. She wakes up every morningexcited about going to school. Mrs. Napeloene and her team are terrific! the staff at abingdon show that they care. First of all the staff cares about each other. The way that they speak to each other shows as a model for the students. They make the parents and the community feel welcomed. This is a fabulous school.

- submitted by a parent

May 06, 2007
We love Abingdon! It has been a perfect fit for our child. We are so impressed with the principal (voted Arlington County Principal of the Year for 2006-2007 school year), staff and programs. The extra 'Wheel' classes in Architecture, Communications and Science Lab aren't found in any other elementary school in the US -- and the teachers who lead these courses are passionate about teaching their subject area to children. The teaching and resource staff thrive under the leadership of Principal Joanne Uyeda. She is supportive of the children, families, PTA, after-school activities, etc. There's something going on at Abingdon at least once a week -- always an opportunity to meet with teachers and view student work. Abingdon is an incredible school that embraces diversity and teaches students that 'A Peaceful World Starts Here' (Abingdon's slogan).

- submitted by a parent

September 18, 2006
As my son enters 5th grade, I reflect upon my son's last 4 years at this school and am grateful that my husband & I selected Abingdon. This school has that 'small town' school intimacy hat comes with low student/ teacher ratios. There have always been stimulating classrooms. Project G.I.F.T has offered unique learning opportunities violin, clamation, architecture, communication not offered elsewhere. In his 5 years at Abingdon, his academic performance has never been compromised, instead, he continues to be challenged to perform to his highest potential.

- submitted by a parent

September 15, 2006
I really love this school. It has a close family environment. It's curriculum has so much to offer and I am happy to have my children at this school. The children love this school and would not want to attend any place else.

- submitted by a parent

June 29, 2006
My son has attended Abingdon for two years. He started in Kindergarten. I am an active volunteer in the PTA and know first hand about Abingdon's dedicated Principal, teachers, and staff. I encourage interested parents to set up a time to meet Principal Uyeda and visit the school. Learn for yourself about Abingdon's Project GIFT (extra classroom instruction through classes in architecture, journalism, violin, etc.); differentiated instruction for students at all levels; teachers who come early, stay late, and actively participate in the PTA; and much more more.

- submitted by a parent

April 24, 2005
Excellent schoool. Hard working, dedicated and energetic staff and administration working to build literacy in quite an international setting. Fabulous library and lots of extra programs including innovative scheduling, strong arts, and extra curriculars.

- submitted by a parent

Profile Completeness


Want to improve this school's profile?

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!
for Parents
for Schools
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Find out what parents are saying about Abingdon Elementary School


Nearby homes for sale


Last modified: December 15, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.

GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Abingdon Elementary School
3035 S Abingdon St, Arlington, VA  22206
(703) 228-6650
Last modified Abingdon Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Abingdon Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top