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PK-5
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Bristow, VA
Students enrolled: 763
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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12601 Braemar Parkway
Bristow, VA 20136

(703) 365-0963
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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
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
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
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
May 02, 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
March 08, 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
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
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
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
May 27, 2011
this used to be a good school with previous principal, this one is unstable and emotionally unpredictable, actually scary.

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no rating 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!

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September 20, 2009
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August 22, 2009
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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.

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June 18, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
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
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
March 03, 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
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
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.

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January 11, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
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!

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October 01, 2008
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March 04, 2008
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no rating October 02, 2007
This is my 3rd year with this school.. Great staff, teacher and community of kids

- submitted by a parent
no rating 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
February 01, 2007
My daughter has been at Cedar Point for 3 years and we are very happy with the quality of the education she is receiving. My wife and I are both very active at the school (as are many other parents--a testament to the community support for this school). The school administration has a tough balancing act to perform since Cedar Point is always on the verge of bursting at the seams. Given all that, though, as the school's test scores demonstrate, this is a high-performing school.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2007
My two boys have gone to Cedar Point in Kindergarten and are now in 2nd and 3rd grades. The school originally underwent some growing pains but is now much more manageable in terms of numbers of students/size. The teaching staff is excellent. There are several teachers in each grade level that are extraordinary. The test scores are amazing and it continues to be a school of excellence each year. The down side of Cedar Point? The Principal and Vice-principal are a bit difficult to deal with. If you have a child with special needs or you have any sort of parental or custody issues, this isn't the school for you. The staff doesn't have any time for them. Also, there's a huge emphasis on SOL's and testing so as a parent, be prepared to teach your child some of the basics like handwriting. They don't teach it here.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2006
My daughter was in kindergarten this year. After some problems with the first teacher we got the wounderful and kind Mrs. Jacobs. My daughter loves school and her teachers! so far we love the school. I just wish they had more time to play out side.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2006
Don't even think about coming to this school if your child has any special needs. Although the principal claims to have training and knowledge in IEP's and special needs provisions...he is clueless. He will fight your accommodations every step of the way...'I don't have to do that for just one child.' We moved to get into a better school. Good Luck!

- submitted by a parent
December 27, 2005
Thanks to the amazing teachers at Cedar Point this school can survive! Dr. Drummond and his side kick Mr. LePore are the most egotistical men on the planet. They show a nice face like any politician but they are ruthless. They do what is best for themselves. My daughter was very fortunate to have an amazing second and thrid grade teacher before we moved. The second grade team was strong and loving. It was refreshing to see the thought and planning that went into the lessons that both the second and third grade grade teachers presented to the children. The science lab, music, art, pe, computer lab and spanish programs were fantastic! Our daughter loved the time she spent in the science lab. She enjoyed the teacher and her sense of humor most. Although the administration is less than par, the teachers are the saving grace.

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October 21, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2005
Cedar Point was a big dissapointment to our family. As parents of a special needs child, we would have liked to have had more teaching accomadations to help our child succeed. The school is great otherwise. The overcrowding really takes a toll on the children who require special services. We were also dissapointed in the faculty. However, parent involvement is wonderful and my child loved the after school programs.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2005
My daughters have attended Cedar Point since the opening of the school. The principal has done an excellent job with overcrowding...especially since it is entirely out of his control how the county decides the boundaries. Thanks Dr. D for being a great principal! We are very lucky!

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2004
I have my two boys attend this school since moving to Bristow in 2002. We are very lucky to be part of this great school where teachers and parents takes pride in being involved with the kids education and providing a nurturing, caring and safe environment for my kids. dr. Drummond is an exceptional principal and has provide positive leadership to the entire staff of this school. Unfortunately, due to overcrowding in this school, animosity for parents like us who does not live in Braemar are subjected to boundary reviews as the population of Bristow continues to increase at a very fast pace. I hope that my kids continue to attend this school and finish their elementary studies at Cedar Point. Thank You Cedar Point !

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2004
Cedar Point is lucky to have a great teaching staff and an army of parent volunteers putting in time each day to make this school great. The main problem is the situation of overcrowding, which limits the school's ability to offer before-school programs like Odyssey of the Mind and restricts the school's ability to give space to resource classes. My child's two years at this school have been positive thanks to outstanding teachers and willing parents. The principal should work harder to advocate a smaller school population, since the building is overcrowded by 300 students, and this would make for a safer, less stressful learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2004
My daughter has attended this school for the last 3 years, and my son for his first year. We have been totally pleased with both of their educations and owe that to the great teachers they have both had, but also to the principal, Dr. Drummond.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2004
This school is head and shoulders beyond Fairfax County elems. And it's less expensive to live here in Bristow too. Great, positive atmosphere, super clean, parents can really get involved, principal is fantastic. Very nice school.

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Cedar Point Elementary School
12601 Braemar Parkway, Bristow, VA  20136
(703) 365-0963
Last modified Cedar Point Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cedar Point Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top