« Back to compare
/ / School Profile

Contact this school

12001 Tygart Lake Drive
Bristow, VA 20136

(703) 257-0356
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Victory Elementary School address.

Profile Completeness

INTERMEDIATE

Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school's profile?
for Parents
for Schools
 
October 16, 2014
Most of the teachers are very nice and helpful. Some of the office staff could use some work, the attendance line is atrocious. They don't bother to take your child's name down, then the same person calls you a few hours later saying your child is absent. I don't know if this is due to language issue. If your child excellence in PE don't expect them to get any praise, actually just the opposite. I feel the vibe of this school is push down children that are excelling at a high level and praise the children that have behavior issues or functioning a low level. This method robs a motivated child of their desire to push themselves.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2014
The teachers at this school are absolutely amazing! I have 2 children in the school and they absolutely love Victory. School spirit is high here and the teachers are to thank! We have been so lucky to have such warm and caring teachers for my 2 high-energy boys. We couldn't be happier! The PTO and other parent volunteers work so hard to bring fun and new events each year like Movie Night, Family Bingo, and more. Go Westies!

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2014
Victory Elementary School is awesome. I have a rising 4th and 1st grader. We are a military family that moved from the Hawaii public school system. At the beginning of the year my 3rd grader read at 1st grade level. In just one year at Victory, she improved TWO GRADE LEVELS in reading. My Kindergartener started school last year without being able to read and now she can. I can't say enough about this school. Both of my childer are so excited to start another year at VICTORY!!! Mrs. Aanderud and Mrs. Roberts are superb teachers!

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2014
The principal is doing nothing more than counting her days to retirement(Parents are too). She tends to stay in her office all day and micromanaging from her computer/desk and has no clue to what is actually going on in the building. Web pages aren't always up to date. Some staff members yell. Office staff is great. Discipline is poor in the building and on the bus. Class sizes are large.Trailers! So sad for a newish school. Smaller schools in the county get subjects like, music art and gym more times throughout the year because they have days they can go instead we get stuck with having guidance and math science. Guidance should be available for student needs.The math/science teacher shows videos all the time. STOP videos. The school used to have a great drumming program, but when a new teacher was hired she sold all the instruments to another school?! Why it would be allowed that an inexperienced teacher would be allowed to sell equipment is sad? Songs that she teaches are taught throughout all grade levels from year to year, so students are getting the same lesson every year. Music performances have also gone down hill in recent years. PTO has fab after school programs.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2014
My son went to this school. The facility is very nice and activities are plenty. His teacher is excellent and there is teacher-parent conference every 2-3 months. My daughter will be in the same school after this summer and she is very exciting about going to the same school as his brother for K.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2013
Both of my children have attended this school since kindergarten (one now in high school) and it has been a great experience for the whole family. The only reason I didn't give teacher quality a "5" is because of a very small few. The staff in general is fantastic.This school started out well and has only improved over the years. The principal does a great job of finding quality personnel and runs a tight ship.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2013
Both of my children attend Victory Elementary, and we are very happy with the quality of education, excellent teachers and superb office staff. The vice principal is amazing and very involved! Both of my children love their teachers and look forward to going to school each day!

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2013
Our two children who attend Victory Elementary School love their school. It has been such a blessing to have a wonderful staff and a great principal and wonderful teachers. I have a child who was placed in special needs last year and this year achieved Honor Roll. All the teachers involved in helping my child have done everything to make sure my child gets the best education and the needed help. I cannot be happier to see my childs progress because everyone especially her teacher has put forth the effort to see my child thrive and succeed. I feel that the school, teachers, principal and staff genuinely care about each and everyone of the students especially those who have special needs. I also feel like a part of the family when I visit the school, always greeted by name by the staff. All in all this is a fantastic school!

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2011
Our 2 children have truly enjoyed their time at Victory Elementary School. However unfortunately the placement of our children has left us with a bad feeling. Our oldest daughter we had to fight vigorously with staff to get accommodation met for her ADHD. She is in 5th grade now and thankfully her teacher is amazing and very proactive (first year teacher)... we lucked out! Last year she had a teacher that just pass her through with A's and B's but then she failed all of her SOL's. Our youngest in in 1st grade both years of her schooling Victory added additional teachers and moved the students around. The first year she had to move to a new teacher midway thorough the year, this year she lost many of her classmates to a new teacher. I attribute this to poor planning by the administration, not having enough teachers creating an over crowed situation. As a parent I feel the school is more interested in passing the accreditations rather than making sure the students have what they need. With all this being said, I love that the front office knows my name every time I walk into the office, the kids feel very attached to their teachers and the parent support is amazing.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2011
I agree with many parents here that principle and vice principle are not as kind and loving as they should be to their elementary students! They are also, not so nice to the parents as well. Comparing to other schools my children been too its really night and day difference.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2011
We recently moved here and have been highly impressed with Victory Elementary. The teachers and admin care very much about the students, and it shows!

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2010
We have had a good year this year, but our one concern is that our son will not be as ready for middle school as he needs to be--Why do the upper grades not rotate (switch classes? not sure of the correct term) so that they are adequately prepared for the middle school environment? I have a hard time thinking I am the ONLY parent that feels this is necessary.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 01, 2010
My rating is a a 5 for the Office workers, Principal and the Teachers at Victory. We just moved here and my son was having a hard time adjusting to the new routine and enviorment of the school. These people went out of their way to make sure that my son was becoming adjusted to his surroundings...and that was NOT an easy task for any one of these great people. You certainly go beyond the call of duty. Thank you!

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2010
My rating is a 5 for the teachers and a zero for the principal and vice principal. After years of trying to get help and give help I have given up trying. Thankfully a kind office staff and wonderful teachers (even though turn-over is high) makes it bearable.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
December 02, 2009
The teachers and administration do an excellent job of reaching the many students in this growing and large elementary school. My children have attended this school since the opening and have had nothing but excellent teachers. The few issues that I have had, the principal has dealt with in a manner in which I felt was timely and fair. The school's cross-curricular activities in music, art and technology are to be particularly commended. The grade levels work together in working on lesson planning which has shown to be very effective.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2009
The principle is not as supportive as she should be. Many parents eventually give up trying to communicate with the school because they either don't get a resonse or the response is curt and obfuscating.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 29, 2009
While I think the principle tries to be responsive, her answers frequently are dripping with sarcasm and misinformation. I'm not sure if it is because she is out of touch, misinformed by her teachers and staff or just looks down on parents. The teachers, like at most schools, run the spectrum. There are some that are outstanding, and some that you wonder why they chose to be teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 27, 2009
Ms. Cude has been such a help to me this year thanks!

- submitted by a teacher
September 18, 2009
I don't really understand all the negative comments regarding the principal/administration. This is the second year for my daughter at Victory and I have had nothing but positive experiences. The principal, despite other's remarks, is extremely friendly and caring, and seems to work really hard to keep improving our school. Love the teachers, love the admin ladies, love Victory!

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2009
We loved our teachers this year--k and 5th grade were great! The office staff is very friendly, we wish the principal would be more so.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 09, 2009
Teachers are great principal not so much not friendly and very much like a dictator

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2009
It is sad to see the comments posted, but even sadder to say that some of them are true--we are frustrated with the administration as well, and are not getting any help--they do listen to parent concerns however, but I have no children, and can only speak as a frustrated educator

- submitted by a teacher
April 14, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2009
I think Victory elementary is a good school. Being a new school, it has already achieved a lot; but also has a lot more to accomplish.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2009
I researched the school for a year before enrolling my daughter. It is an extremely interactive and involved school when it comes to interacting with the parents and community at large. My daughter eagerly wakes up every morning anticipating her school day, that speaks volumes for her teachers and administrative support staff. I feel my daughter is in capable and competent hands. The office is always courteous and helpful too!

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2008
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2008
I am always disappointed to read some of the negative remarks especially for a school that my child has attended the last three years. He has had fabulous teachers and I have nothing to complain about. The parents are very involved at this school and that tells you a lot about the community.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2008
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2008
Awesome school with professional, capable administrators, dedicated teachers and staff who provide a positive, effective learning environment for a diverse population. We love Victory Elementary!

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2008
My children have been attending this school for the past three years. I must say like any school it is the luck of the draw with the teacher you get. If you get a bad one look for a bad year because the administration / principal is truly lacking.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2007
I taught at this school as a substitute teacher for a few weeks. I have never seen a better run school. The teachers are well organized and skilled. The administration has created an atmosphere where learning is fun. Anyone who sends their children here will have the feel that their kids are getting the attention that is normally restricted to private schools

- submitted by a community member
March 25, 2007
Our second year at Victory has proved that it is not as impressive of a school as I had hoped. The teachers we've had, have all been 'just' alright. They struggle with learning the ropes (many new to teaching) while following the rules laid down by a strict principal. The principal and assistant principal lack any type relationship with the children (the kids do not know who they are). This gives a feeling of being in an institution instead of warm caring elementary environment.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2007
Teachers are OK, however the administration is lacking (Especially the principal and asst principal). Schedule is disorganized. Kids spend more time walking from different 'encore' classes than they spend with the primary teacher. Lacks focused instruction. They teach to the lowest level...

- submitted by a parent
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Facebook


Nearby homes for sale

     

Last modified: December 15, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.


GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2014 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Victory Elementary School
12001 Tygart Lake Drive, Bristow, VA  20136
(703) 257-0356
Last modified Victory 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.
Victory Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top