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Ashlawn Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 487 students

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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Posted June 20, 2014

Ashlawn is one of the best kept secrets in Arlington County. The principal is absolutely amazing. Her focus on inclusive instruction and literacy has taken our wonderful community school to a whole new level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2014

My daughter is attending the first grade in the Ashlawn, and I moved her here from a private school in North Carolina. I am impressed by the quality of the teachers and the curriculum, excellent language and social programs, as well as a strong focus on reading. The library is outstanding and the encouragement to read and the help the kids receive as they develop into strong, self-motivated readers deserves the highest praise. The social environment and interactions with the teachers and peers appear to be excellent and healthy, and my daughter has very much enjoyed her first year at the Ashlawn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2013

Great school and great stuff . My son enjoyed his second grade and looking forward to the next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

Wonderful, caring faculty and staff and very involved parents make for a great learning community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

My grandkids are in the school. I love the community feel of it.


Posted April 14, 2010

There is sense of community when we attend bingo night, gym night and great gettogethers held by PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Ashlawn, Great school with great community feel. After school enrichment is great, helps kids learn skills which might have been hard to learn because of time constraint for the parents. It provides enriching experience for all involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Ashlawn is a gem! 18 kids per class, amazing administration and teachers and the school focusses on teaching the children how to be global citizens.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Ashlawn benefits from a student population that is small but diverse. An active PTA exemplifies the strong commitment of families, staff, and neighbors to make Ashlawn an enriching experience for all involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Strong ethos of social responsibility, importance of global citizenship, fabulous teachers . . ..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Great teachers and adminstrators. Excellent librarian. Kids are encouraged and taught to be great global and local citizens!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Ashlawn has wonderful diversity--ethnic, socioeconomic--compared with other schools in north Arlington.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Strong, warm, and supportive Community of parents and staff. Wonderful children to be with each day. Excellent professional teaching and admistrative staff. No other place I would rather be teaching!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Small school but great vision..teachers and administration very helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Great Program to teach Global citizen ship to kids, FlES and exchange student program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Great school in a quiet neighborhood. Good SOL scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Me and My sister went to Ashlawn and feel our education base much stornger than others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

My daughter is attending it. She knows all sounds already and now reading it in KG.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

This was our first year at Ashlawn and our fifth grader has excelled. There are so many opportunities for the kids both in and out of school. We are so happy to have had the Ashlawn experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

It's well rounded and multi-cultural. The children are taught for more than just test scores.
—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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
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

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
95%

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 73% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
91%
English: Writing

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

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

All Students83%
Female students93%
Male students74%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students73%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient students75%
Proficient in English86%

Math

All Students82%
Female students88%
Male students76%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students73%
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient students71%
Proficient in English86%

Science

All Students93%
Female students95%
Male students90%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students82%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient students95%
Proficient in English92%
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 Students92%
Female students96%
Male students89%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%

Math

All Students97%
Female students96%
Male students97%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities90%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%
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 Students90%
Female students89%
Male students91%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient students70%
Proficient in English94%

English: Writing

All Students93%
Female students96%
Male students91%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%

Math

All Students84%
Female students75%
Male students91%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English90%

Science

All Students85%
Female students82%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient students60%
Proficient in English90%
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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5950 N. 8th Road
Arlington, VA 22205
Phone: (703) 228-5270

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