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Dominion Trail Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 713 students

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Posted Thursday, August 28, 2014

I have been involved with DTES for 2 years, going into the 3rd year now. I'm impressed with the quality of education offered! The staff is amazing and friendly! I can't wait util all 4 of my children are in school we are a very proud DTES family! The PTA here is amazing. They are very involved and host a lot of events throughout the year. The PTA raised enough money to buy iPads last year!! While there are complaints and concerns of bullying, I haven't witnessed any serious issues and the issues that have come up are dealt with accordingly!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2014

Everything in the school is great and the teachers are friendly but I DO NOT RECOMMEND this school to ANYONE because they don't focus on your subjects and when you go ask them what they missed, they don't answer you. there are lots of BULLY in school and they bother you and make fun of you.


Posted February 19, 2014

Dominion Trial is a wonderful school with a supportive environment for kids with special needs and those in regular classroom. The leadership recently changed this year and the morale is wonderful. Teachers are innovative and support kids in learning and meeting goals. There is a very active PTA organization and various after-school enrichment programs that enhance what is taught in the classroom! I couldn't;t ask for a more committed dedicated staff. The school is located in Ashburn Village and is a must for anyone relocating to Northern Virginia.....


Posted December 3, 2012

I have had three children attend this school and couldn't be happier. My older daughter has an IEP for learning disabilities and was accomadated very well. My youngest son has severe physical disabilities and has been well accepted and had many accomadations put in place for him. Administrators are excellent, teachers are wonderful too. Loudoun County has many services and programs in place. Parents are exetremely active and involved. No safety issues whatsoever, excellent community that has tons of amenties including one of the only indoor pools in the area. I would recommmend this school without hesitation...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

It was a wonderful school for both of my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

My son attended 2nd grade to 5th grade in this school. He loved it, and he made very good friends, as it is a friendly environment for every kid. Many kids from this school attend Gifted and Talented program one day a week. Teachers take care of the lessons missed, and provide the students with material for the missed classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2008

I have been associated with Dominion Trail since 2004 when my son entered the 1st grade. Currently I have a 5th grader and a 1st grader enrolled. Overall we have been very pleased with the school. My children are thriving, happy and safe in this school environment. DTES has a very tight knit and community oriented group of parents, teachers and staff who jump in to help and support each other. It has been a great elementary school experience for my children and I. There have been ups and downs here and there, but overall I would highly recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2006

We moved to Loudoun County because of the schools and are very happy we did. My son started kindergarten there, we could not have been more happy with the teacher and how much he learned that first year. He is now in first grade and again, we are very happy. Those parents that gave this school a so so review are just a few, the majority of the parents are extremely happy. If your not happy with your school, get involved and make a change. The only thing that I see that needs to be done is not with the school, it's with the parents who don't get their children to school on time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2006

We are a new family to the school and compared to the previous school our children attended, this school lacks a cohesive feel. We and several of our neighbors are enrolling our children in private schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2006

Fabulous school with high quality teachers, varied students from all parts of the world, many enrichment activities. One of the finest public schools in America I believe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2006

These facts are not accurate. You say that there are few teachers who have been at the school for ten plus years. This is correct...because the school is not yet ten years old! This is not an 'older' school as you say, but is becoming more diverse, which can only enrich the culture and education of the students at the school. The teachers at the school are dedicated and in some instances well respected thoughout the county as well as being recognized at state conventions for presentations that exhibit thoughtful and innovative teaching practices that involve student participation and encourage student achievement. There is also plenty of involvement by both parents and the PTA. The test scores as well as student attitudes reflect the success of these programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2006

Not one of the best in the area. An 'older' school, with many dual income homes, busy families, and a little unity in the community. Some bullying occurs in the school and within the community and the school, like in other parts of the state the the nation, is preoccupied with test scores over more thought-provoking projects for the students. Their exist few after school activities supported by the school or at the school, the PTA is not a huge influence, and many of the teachers are newish and green. There are a few gems of teachers who have been at this school for 10+ years, they are worth it!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
History and Social Science

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

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
English: Writing

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

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

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

All Students76%
Female students78%
Male students73%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students75%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient students42%
Proficient in English82%

Math

All Students69%
Female students68%
Male students70%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students74%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient students17%
Proficient in English78%

Science

All Students89%
Female students89%
Male students90%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students92%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities83%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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

English: Reading

All Students79%
Female students83%
Male students76%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students86%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient students46%
Proficient in English83%

Math

All Students85%
Female students83%
Male students87%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students95%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient students43%
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 Students84%
Female students86%
Male students82%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient students64%
Proficient in English86%

English: Writing

All Students88%
Female students91%
Male students84%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

Math

All Students78%
Female students78%
Male students79%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students96%
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient students75%
Proficient in English78%

Science

All Students87%
Female students85%
Male students89%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students96%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient students67%
Proficient in English89%
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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Ashburn, VA 20147
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