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Long Branch Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 543 students

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Posted March 28, 2014

LongBranch is a wonderful place to work. The administration and staff work effectively together to create a safe and fun learning environment. I am so happy to be there, and the kids I teach are genuinely happy too.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 13, 2013

Long Branch is an excellent school. Our son has done very well at this school which is run by an outstanding Principal. Parents, teachers, and the community collaborate to make this one of the best schools in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2013

Long Branch is an exceptional school. It's got a remarkably effective principal who attracts and retains and extraordinarily talented and dedicated staff. What's best for the kids gets put first at Long Branch. I feel so fortunate to have had my kids get their start here. It's an exceptional school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2013

Average rating for a public school. Teachers, counselor, principal try, but it doesn't quite make it, especially for the gifted.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2013

We tried Long Branch. It worked okay for a while. There were some cliques and some sneaky physical type bullying. The school tried to be responsive, but it just kept coming back. The teacher seemed a little insecure about her own education and was very reactionary (with yelling, etc.). Maybe it just wasn't for us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2010

My daughter started Kindergarten at Long Branch this year and I cannot be happier with her teacher, all the other art, music, and word study teachers as well as the principal and parent involvement. This school is very diverse with students from all over the world, and is a great place to foster growth and understanding. My daughter loves this school and has come home using words such as elaborate which for a 5 year old is great. They have a big emphasis on vocabulary and reading and I truly notice that in the 4 months she is there, she has started to read better and better everyday. I also have a friend who has her son here in 5th grade and he has also had a great experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2007

We moved to the area for my daughter's 4th and 5th grade year. We didn't realize how far behind she was because of where we came from, but with the help of her teacher she is excelling and has much more confidence in her own abilities. She has also enjoyed being involved with the band and the various afterschool classes offered (for a fee) by the PTA. We are thrilled with my daghter's experience here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2006

Can't say enough about it - came here as a Military parent -- never know what you'll find with each move -- very thankful we came to this community and school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2005

We can't give enough praise for what Long Branch Elementary has done for our child. An outstanding principal and quality teachers that care have laid the building blocks for our childs future. To Ms. Russo , Ms. Brenda Khan and the wonderful staff of Long Branh Elementary: thank you for bringing out the best in my child and giving him as well as many other children the encouragement and confidence they need in learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2004

Long Branch is a very special place. The staff and parents are very invested in creating an environment that fosters learning and exploration. The educators here are nothing short of spectacular. The student body is diverse yet cohesive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2004

My son goes to Longbranch. We love this school. Exceptional principal and teachers with lots of community involvement and great and involved parents. The kids are nice, smart, and motivated to do well in school. I highly recommend it. Nice neighborhood also in which almost all the kids can walk to school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
History and Social Science

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
English: Writing

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

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

All Students86%
Female students85%
Male students87%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities79%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient students77%
Proficient in English89%

Math

All Students91%
Female students89%
Male students93%
Black students100%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities71%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient students91%
Proficient in English91%

Science

All Students92%
Female students87%
Male students100%
Black students100%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities71%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient students77%
Proficient in English98%
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 students92%
Male students91%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities86%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient students94%
Proficient in English91%

Math

All Students88%
Female students90%
Male students87%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities76%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient students78%
Proficient in English91%
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 Students85%
Female students95%
Male students76%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities74%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students62%
Proficient in English90%

English: Writing

All Students81%
Female students84%
Male students79%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient students46%
Proficient in English89%

Math

All Students92%
Female students97%
Male students87%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities79%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient students69%
Proficient in English97%

Science

All Students95%
Female students97%
Male students92%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities84%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient students77%
Proficient in English98%
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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33 N Fillmore St
Arlington, VA 22201
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