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Glebe Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 541 students

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Posted July 27, 2013

Glebe is a fantastic school. Great parental involvement, fantastic principal, and wonderful teachers. A very close and welcoming community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2013

This is an amazing school with amazing principals, teachers, and staff. The effect on my son has been the most positive one his entire scholastic experience thus far. -Cat
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2013

This school has been a great experience for our child. The teachers and administrators have been fantastic. Very engaged and open communication in both directions. When we've had a problem, we've been able to talk to everyone from the teacher to the principal with no issue and everyone seems really committed to finding a solution. The parents are very involved with the school and obviously care so much about the school and teachers. We were skeptical about Glebe based on the Great Schools rating, but took a tour before putting an offer on a house that would fall in Glebe's district. After the tour we started looking at homes specifically in the Glebe zone. We could not be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2013

The teachers challenge the students and generally care about their well-being. The principal is very open to comments as well as criticism. The school is racially and economically diverse. The students interact with the kids in the functional life skills program that have severe disabilities and learn so much about empathy and understanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2012

We moved to Arlington from out of state this past summer and transferred our 4th grader into Glebe Elementary. During the house hunting process I was concerned that Glebe had a lower Great School score than some of the other elementary schools in Arlington. My daughter and I took a tour of the school with the friendly and helpful principal which calmed my worries. 4th grade at Glebe has been a great experience for my child and I would not hesitate to recommend the school. The teachers and staff are caring and engaged, the school is a real part of the community, and the students have been welcoming and friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2012

After nearly finishing one year at Glebe, I can say that we've had a terrific experience. My son's first grade teacher is incredibly understanding, the principal is always available to talk, and the gifted teacher has really inspired him. The school has adequate resources in terms of math and reading coaches, the faculty seem to work as a team, and the grounds are well kept. The PTA provides great support and there seem to always be community building activities going on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2011

Glebe is a wonderful school, the teachers are caring and truly know their students. The prinicpal, Ms. Borg and assistant principal, Ms. Clarke are great leaders. They are approachable and seem to really care about the students, school and community
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2011

Our son is high functioning on the autistic spectrum and attended Glebe for 5 years. It was, without qualification, a terrific experience for our entire family. The administration (all special educators by background) could not have been more flexible, creative, accomodating or supportive. The staff was friendly, outgoing and unfailingly patient with our child. The students were uniformly wonderful and truly understand (and have been taught to understand) what inclusion really means. I would STRONGLY recommend Glebe to any family, whether they have children with special needs or not. It is a terrific community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2010

If you have a special ed child that has high-functioning autism, beware! My son was placed in a self-contained setting, and I as the parent was 100% powerless in changing his situation and completely voiceless in the IEP process. I moved to the City of Falls Church who has an inclusion school district over this and he has been in a regular kindergarten with minimal support and thriving beautifully. This school failed my son and my family. My younger son was in the pre-school program, and it was top notch. But my child in kinder was stuck in a k-5 class. Leaving Arlington was the best decision of my life, and now my son has a chance at success in the real school environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

upbeat school reasonable workload of student and staff great extra currics, sport and academic caring teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2010

The school is fabulous! The principal, teachers and student body are energized by learning and the great community where we live.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

My granddaughter has attended Glebe Elementary School from Montessori pre-school until the present (2nd grade). The staff is friendly, knows the children, works cooperatively with the parents, and there is a strong sense of community.


Posted August 15, 2009

I have one child at Glebe who is very happy there. The teachers are good to great with a few exceptions (there is at least one who is asleep at the wheel and needs to move on.) The principal is very accessible to parents and students and the no-bullying policy is taken very seriously. My other child is in private school because the school's former gifted teacher was terrible (new one is much better, I'm told). The school is part of a wonderful and diverse community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2009

Glebe is a wonderful elementary school with a faculty of caring, competent teachers and very involved parents. The PTA is great. The special teachers are exceptional in their focus on the kids. I've heard from others that the the principal does not support teachers or their decisions when a conflict comes up. But she seems fine to me. The teachers all are premier in their field. I used to be a teacher so I know what they should be doing. I am so glad my children have been able to go to Glebe. They love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

Glebe Elementary has provided a wonderful, warm, friendly, caring, creative environment for my children. I can't think of any teacher at Glebe that I would not want to teach my children and most are absolutely fabulous. The best thing about Glebe is the sense of community and the wonderful cultural diversity. Actually, I don't live in the Glebe district but I send my children there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2008

Glebe is often described as a secret North Arlington treasure- and I could not agree more! It is a fantastic school, with the feel of being in a small town. Everyone is friendly and know each other. The teachers are dedicated and really care for the community. The principle is accessible and is always available to both the kids and parents. When looking at a school- it is so important to realize that there is so much more than test scores. Glebe is a rich cultural community where everyone is truly cared for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2008

The is a neighborhood school,where both the children and parents enjoy a strong sesne of community. The teachers and principal all work well together to provide children a diverse and enriching environment. The language program and after school enrishment programs continue to improve. However recent Superindent proposals to redistrict Glebe will impact the schools conhesiveness.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2007

I have 2 children that have graduated and one still at Glebe. I also have had a great experience at glebe and had the opportunity to experience wonderful teachers. I have to agree with the one parent concerning the Principal. I would have to say when Ms. Taub was principle the enviroment was different, she seemed to be more in control with a stronger personality. The office personnel was much nicer and there were also really good teachers durning her time. When their are changes it is usually due to the leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2007

My husband and I both love Mr. Arnold and Miss Sunny and they are working very hard with my son to try to get him to focus and behave properly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2007

I have a student at Glebe finishing up the first grade and I could not be happier with the teachers, school environment, parent participation, etc. My only concern is with the principal, who seems to have a hard time providing even-handed leadership to the staff and making difficult decisions. Overall, my husband and I have been very happy, however!
—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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
92%
History and Social Science

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
88%
English: Writing

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
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 students84%
Male students81%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students70%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient students73%
Proficient in English84%

Math

All Students77%
Female students84%
Male students71%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient students44%
Proficient in English84%

Science

All Students93%
Female students93%
Male students93%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students90%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English95%
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 students84%
Black students42%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient students64%
Proficient in English87%

Math

All Students88%
Female students92%
Male students84%
Black students46%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient students91%
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 Students69%
Female students75%
Male students66%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%

English: Writing

All Students81%
Female students84%
Male students79%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

Math

All Students85%
Female students90%
Male students83%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

Science

All Students78%
Female students75%
Male students80%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities89%
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

  • 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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1770 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207
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