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Carlin Springs Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 589 students

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Posted October 11, 2013

I was not so impress when I came to sign up my daughter for this school in August. The principal was standing the room, did not introduce herself but busy talking to one of the staffs about how broken/impersonal APS guidelines toward teachers. I feel so helpless since I just bough a house in school assigned district. My child has been in this school for more than 1 month now, she went home last week with an in class science work written in Spanish. I understand the school has 67% Latino, but my child is not at all Latino and she is here to learn everything in English except her spanish class. I have nothing against Latino, but for the best interest of my child, I will have to move again next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2012

We love Carlin Springs Elementary! My two children transferred in during the middle of the school year and we were all welcomed with open arms. There is a very diverse culture here and children learn something new everyday. The principal and assistant principal are fabulous about keeping the parents well informed with events around the school. We are about to begin our 4th year at Carlin Springs Elementary, have not yet met a staff member that our family didn't absolutly love. Highly recommended school by this military family!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

The welcoming environment, the openess to the community, the diversity of its student body,the immagination in its program - it is a school where clearly students and families are joyfully received.


Posted April 20, 2009

One of the best schools in the area, Great Principal and staff who are very much dedicated. Scores are higher year after year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2008

I taught summer school here for the summers of 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006. My time there was great. I plan to return to teach again. The climate of the school just screams pure education. It's such a wonderful place to be in the world. The administration is so helpful and supportive and friendly. Thanks Mr. Ley.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 29, 2007

Carlin Springs has dedicated, talented teachers and an outstanding principal. The atmoshere in the school is great for kids to learn and enjoy school. The after-school programs offer a broad range of programs for students and the kids really seem to enjoy them.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 14, 2006

I have never seen such a dedicated and gifted staff as the faculty at Carlin Springs Elementary. My child has gotten a fantastic education for the three years she has attended. I am very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2006

The best thing about this school is that it is new -- Arlington never turns down bond offerings. However the principal is new (from Jamestown), seems overwhelmed by the large number of assisted lunch crowd, and is focused on trying to get 4th greaders to sit still (and read). This school is one of the constant underperformers in the County, and should be avoided if you want a quality education.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
History and Social Science

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
English: Writing

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students49%
Female students56%
Male students42%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English47%

Math

All Students48%
Female students43%
Male students54%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficient students46%
Proficient in English56%

Science

All Students52%
Female students54%
Male students49%
Black students55%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficient students49%
Proficient in English65%
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 Students63%
Female students67%
Male students60%
Black students58%
Asian students50%
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities75%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficient students54%
Proficient in English79%

Math

All Students83%
Female students83%
Male students83%
Black students83%
Asian students73%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities83%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient students75%
Proficient in English97%
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 Students68%
Female students66%
Male students70%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students87%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient students64%
Proficient in English80%

English: Writing

All Students56%
Female students64%
Male students49%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students83%
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient students53%
Proficient in English60%

Math

All Students76%
Female students79%
Male students75%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students80%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient students71%
Proficient in English90%

Science

All Students67%
Female students65%
Male students69%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students73%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient students63%
Proficient in English80%
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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5995 South 5th Road
Arlington, VA 22204
Phone: (703) 228-6645

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