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Cedar Point Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 763 students

 

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Posted February 27, 2014

The new principal is making everyone smile, kids ,parents, teachers! It is now a positive environment for my kids, unlike the previous two years!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2014

This is a great school in a great community. As a military family, we move around a bit, and we definitely feel that this school compares favorably with other schools we have experienced. There is a new principal who has had a very positive effect on the school as a whole and I can't say enough about the teachers, staff, and quality of education our children are receiving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2013

We are finishing up our 5th year at Cedar point and it has been an amazing experience! Our children have grown and flourished at this school. The teachers are the best we have ever seen and the administrative staff is the best! We needed assistance with severeal issues over the years and Mrs. Miller, our principal, was FANTASTIC! She treated our child (and us) with deep respect and provided solutions that we were very pleased with. I believe those past reviews were uncalled for and the problems were probably not with the school or faculty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2012

My daughter and certain other children were subjected to shocking levels of bullying, humiliation and retribution at Cedar Point Elementary. This unbelievable behavior was not at the hands of fellow students. The offender in all cases was the principal, Mrs. Miller. If you are in a position to place your child in another elementary school, please make every effort to do so. She has and will act out in very cruel and demeaning ways, even on a rumor, and has a consistent record of retaliation toward children of parents or teachers who dare question her for any reason. PWCS may, one day, find that she has fueled some sort of unattractive legal action.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2012

I really have to agree with a recent reviewer. The administration of this school is a joke and the principal is terrible. From our experiences with her, she is on a power trip and tends to treat parents as though they are her students. Her tone, inflection, and underlying assertions when speaking with parents border on ridiculous. Her motives generally do not seem to promote the benefit of the student, rather the benefit of the school and her ratings. She does not seem to reward successes - only focusing on negative behavior and threats. We have 1 child in the school with 3 children becoming school age in the next year or so. I am dreading the thought of sending our children to Cedar Point and are currently looking at other schools where the administration actually cares about their well being. We cannot continue to send our children to this school under this current administration. We have had mixed results with the teachers their with some being GREAT and others not being good at all. The counselors there seem to take on the same attitude of the principal, which only adds to our discontent. If there are other options available, please do not send your children there!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2012

Ironically, the reason for the low rating teacher quality is due to the principal, who rewards poor teachers and forces out the good ones. Her focus is clearly on her and the perception of the school rather than the students best interest. Currently, our son is in a classroom that is in total chaos, which is causing our son a great deal of stress. We requested he move to another, more stable classroom. However, that classroom contains a teacher not approved by the principal. Therefore, our son will stay where he is, and if necessary, will move out, but to a different teacher, one on her approved list. This principal is ruining the school with awful direction and leadership (she is rarely in the building) and promotes teaching methods that are suspect and do little to give a child the education he/she deserves! I cannot say it enough. Don't be fooled by all the pomp and fluff that you see when you walk down the halls; it is all a facade to hide what is really taking place there! World class education? A principal is responsible for making sure instruction is carried out. However, instruction is the last thing on this one's list! Please world, don't come here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2011

Other posts are concentrating on the Principal alone,sorry the front staff and others are also to blame for this schools decline in popularity.It is quite apparent there is tension between the staff. I am not too impressed with this school at all academically.I do not know what the fuss is and why people move to the area for this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2011

Sadly, the pricipal of Cedar Point Elementary has created an environment filled with anxiety for many parents, teachers and students due to her unpredictable behavior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2011

Great school with capable, caring involved teachers and principals and parents. Great civic spirit attitude surrounds this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2011

this used to be a good school with previous principal, this one is unstable and emotionally unpredictable, actually scary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

I love Cedar Point because the teachers and staff are excellent. My kids love school and look forward to going every day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2009

Cedar Point has fantastic teachers. I have 2 children attending for the last 2 years. There is a nice variety of extra-curricular activities and wonderful parent volunteers. The front office staff is friendly and efficient. This is our 4th move and we always take care to move where there are high academic standards and we are not disappointed with Cedar Point.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

My children are just finishing up with Kindergarten and 1st grade at Cedar Point and I think this school is amazing! The teachers are wonderful and the principal and vice principal are easy to approach and talk to and are always around the school, not tucked away in an office. The PTA has tons of events that they work on throughout the year that brings the teachers, students and their families together which I think really makes a difference for everyone. The only downfall of this school is the size, but I think they do an exceptional job with the amount of students they are accommodating. Thanks Cedar Point, you are wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

My daughter started at this school in November and before Dedember got here they told me my daughter had a reading problem that was stopping her from learning and progressing. Her preivous school told me everything was fine but it wasn't. I kind of figured that seeing how she would come home from her old school and didn't have a clue on how to do hter work. In two months she had gone up 4-5 reading levels and is excelling in all areas of her work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2009

My son is successfully completing his 6th year and also final year in this school. This is the best school to go to.It has good programs.I fully recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2009

I have a first grader at Cedar Point and I love the program and cirriculum that they use. She is one of the top students in her class and I think alot of this has to do with her wonderful teacher. I would recommended this school and this area to anyone looking to move and live here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

We are very happy with Cedar Point. My son is in Kindergarten and we got really lucky with Mrs. Atkinson and Mrs. Lonchar they are great. All the Staff is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2008

We have been happy with Cedar Point. The gifted education program is excellent, the two full time GT teachers are able to provide indivualized instruction and are very available for students, teachers and parents. The school policies are diffucult at times and as a large family we do not find the school atmosphere family friendly. Even with a gifted child, we still need to instruct in handwriting and basic math as investagations has major learning gaps. We are very happy with the teaching staff and the class size. Overall, we feel it is one of the best public schools in the county, especially if you have gifted students. Remember, no schooling option is perfect!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2007

This is my 3rd year with this school.. Great staff, teacher and community of kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2007

My child has been attending Cedar point since 2nd grade and I would have to say it is one of the best school in the area. There is and will allways be a overcrowding issues, just because Bristow is fast and growing and is very family oriented. Support the great teachers and the administrator to make this school the best.
—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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
History and Social Science

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

124 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
98%
English: Writing

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

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students87%
Female students90%
Male students84%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial80%
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students58%
Proficient in English89%

Math

All Students82%
Female students79%
Male students84%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracial80%
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient students73%
Proficient in English83%

Science

All Students96%
Female students97%
Male students95%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracial90%
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient students100%
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 students90%
Male students80%
Black students80%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial80%
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students42%
Proficient in English89%

Math

All Students91%
Female students98%
Male students86%
Black students90%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracial80%
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities75%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient students75%
Proficient in English93%
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 Students86%
Female students96%
Male students80%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial100%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient students58%
Proficient in English89%

English: Writing

All Students88%
Female students96%
Male students83%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracial92%
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient students58%
Proficient in English91%

Math

All Students86%
Female students96%
Male students80%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracial83%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient students69%
Proficient in English88%

Science

All Students93%
Female students100%
Male students89%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracial100%
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient students77%
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

  • 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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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Standards-based
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Arts & music

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  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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12601 Braemar Parkway
Bristow, VA 20136
Phone: (703) 365-0963

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