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White Oaks Elementary School 2

Posted March 30, 2016
- a parent
My child is in the advanced program at this school. They claim that 'differentiation' is being in the advanced program. It is 'differentiated' from the regular classes. There is ZERO individual differentiation. In fact, there is zero focus on the individual. This school teaches precisely to achieve good test scores. There is no apparent focus on learning how to think or on creative thinking. The focus is on rote learning, worksheets, repetition, PERFECTIONISM and high test scores. For some, this may be enough. For our family it is soul destroying. We came from a charter school environment.that valued the individual and creative thinking. In this region it seems you have to pay huge amounts to get something similar. That is a pity. A few quotes to get you thinking: “The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.” — John Maynard Keynes “There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.” — Edward de Bono “I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.” John Cage So, off we go to find a school where the teachers think and question and remain curious... and so, therefore, do the children.

White Oaks Elementary School
Teacher effectiveness: Ineffective

Posted March 30, 2016
- a parent
My child is learning NOTHING. Nothing. Nothing. Repeating a year in the GT program. Shameful. And the school does not want to hear it.


White Oaks Elementary School
Amount of homework: Not enough

Posted March 30, 2016
- a parent
The homework provided is dull, boring, elementary and a waste of time. How about some projects? Too few and far between.

White Oaks Elementary School 3

Posted October 12, 2015
- a community member
The 9 is based on test scores, but look into it. They are one of the few advanced schools so they bring in students from other areas, the best test scorers, so of course they score high. The problem is if your child is not in the advanced program how much focus is on them? They also weaken other schools by taking their best performers. So why not just have an advanced program in each school?

White Oaks Elementary School 5

Posted April 17, 2015
- a parent
This is a great school with caring teachers and a very responsive administration. The teachers go above and beyond to make learning fun for the children. My son has been at this school for 3 years, and we couldn't be happier. We can't wait for the brand new playground coming later this month.


White Oaks Elementary School 2

Posted January 29, 2015
- a parent
Unless your child is in the Advanced Academic Placement Classes, you will be disappointed in this school. All the resources and emphasis is given to the AAP courses. If your child is in the regular placement classes, then whether or not they get a good, quality education will depend on the teacher. My son and daughter have had some really good and really bad teachers at White Oaks. Save yourself frustration and disappointment and go to another school.

White Oaks Elementary School 5

Posted January 28, 2015
- a parent
I went to White Oaks elementary school for grades 1-6. Excellent school in a great school district. I would definitely send my child to this school.

White Oaks Elementary School 4

Posted November 26, 2014
- a parent
white oaks is a great school. i have a girl in 3rd grade who loves the teachers for their way of teaching. i am grateful for that


White Oaks Elementary School 1

Posted May 12, 2014
- a parent
The 6th grade gt or aap is a waste of time. The math teacher is the only jewel. One of the aap teachers is a tyrant and should not be teaching at all.

White Oaks Elementary School 5

Posted April 28, 2014
- a parent
I have 2 sons in white oaks ES iT is really great school the principles did good job and all the teachers are helpfull when we ask them about anything it has good contact with the teacher by email White oaks did a lot of activities and the help all the student to enjoined I'm lucky because my son in this school I want to said thank you very much to all the sttafe who work there .

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6130 Shiplett Blvd, Burke, VA  22015
Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. (703) 923-1400
Last modified White Oaks Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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