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Powell Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 1161 students

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Posted August 30, 2014

There is false data in the post below. I am not Asian. Our family came from Norway and Italy long ago. Per the Fairfax County School website, the ENTIRE Asian (Chinese, Japanese, Philippines, etc.) demographic is 55%. Studious, respectful families abound at Powell. Consequently, my daughter's reading, writing and math skills have vastly improved. Everyone gets along and learns from one another...a trait that is vital in a global workforce, particularly for the high-tech/Internet or medical fields and especially if one works in Silicon Valley. Extra curricular activities are the same as other Fairfax schools. We have done Girl Scouts, sports, French, gardening, Girls on the Run, Music, Grace Arts. If one desires a new activity, the PTA welcomes volunteers to lead that effort. All Fairfax County schools must offer similar class sizes, offerings, curriculum, teacher qualifications, etc. Differences are in the building, size, administration, distance from home, socioeconomic factors, AP offerings, and staff demeanor. Visit the Fairfax County School website for accurate data. To learn more about Powell, visit it or visit the principal's blog located on the school website.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2014

This school is 80% Korean and caters to this demographic by offering a Korean immersion program for the non-speaking Korean students. The atmosphere is competitive and academic oriented with little emphasis on much else. Your children will need a good deal of after school support and tutors (most children go to kumon, etc) just to keep up. The teachers are very test and score-focused and put little emphasis on anything besides grades. There are no opportunities for sports or other non-math or non-science extra curricular activities for development. Although it is a quality education, they don't create well rounded students. I would think twice before moving into this school zone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2014

Amazing school. My daughter is a kindergartner in the Korean immersion program. We couldn't be more pleased!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

This school is excellent I love it My son went for five years now Teachers are v good They really try to work with parents a lot to make the kids reach their potential .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

This is a great school! All staff is very friendly and welcoming. I have two children in this school, a second grader and a kindergardener. The front office knows the children and the parents by name. They always slime and welcome you when you walk in. Teachers are caring and supportive. They work really hard to help each child to reach their full potential. It is a large school with a friendly warm atmosphere. My children couldn't be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2012

We got very mixed comments about this school, some parents are really disappointed, and moved their kids out of lower school level in the middle of semester. Some parents satisfied. Maybe it's depend on certain class and certain teacher. We heard about excellent teachers, very loving and devoted in some classes, but also, we heard terrible one, cold, dominate,incapable...if kids got bad luck to be in this class, it'll be a year-long suffering. Principle can help reduce this kind of negative impact, but, seems not did good job on that. Hope it can be improved! Teacher and school are so important for kids to learn and to grow happily and confidently. PTA did a great job to improve the class though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2011

I am so proud and happy that my daughter is in such a great school !!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2008

This school is wonderful. Particularly for children with special needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2007

My daughter has been with the school since first grade, now she is in fourth grade. Mr. Hull has been outstanding. We were considering buying a house in Aldie, Va, but could not bear to leave such a wonderful school. Many wonderful support team, wonderful teachers, office staff, and children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2007

My eldest attended Kindergarten there the first year it opened. My youngest attended pre-school for 2 years. The Principal was fantastic along with the teachers. The office staff are the best around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

My daughter goes to Kindergarten and we love the school.She is in the Differentiated program which is excellent for the kindergartners. She gets to learn things much above her grade level and is constantly challenged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2007

They have a very good Principal and his teachers are excellent. We are very glad that we moved our daughetr from a 'gifted' private school to this public school which happens to be quite new. She loves her school. They have challenging programs for gifted kids and good allround development. The best part is teachers are very approchable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2005

If you have a special education student, you should be pleased with this school. My child only attended the pre-K program here for 1 year, but thanks to the leadership from the shool's prinicipal, my child was able to receive the services that he needed. This makes a big difference in how much effort a parent needs to go through to help their special education child. The teachers also did very well that we encountered.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
History and Social Science

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

125 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
88%

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 70% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
94%

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 73% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
English: Writing

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

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 74% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 86% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students82%
Female students82%
Male students81%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students85%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient students78%
Proficient in English85%

Math

All Students80%
Female students77%
Male students83%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students88%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient students72%
Proficient in English87%

Science

All Students93%
Female students91%
Male students95%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students96%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient students91%
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 Students83%
Female students86%
Male students80%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students88%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient students67%
Proficient in English89%

Math

All Students94%
Female students94%
Male students95%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students96%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities88%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient students79%
Proficient in English99%
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 Students81%
Female students81%
Male students82%
Black students73%
Asian students86%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students61%
Proficient in English87%

English: Writing

All Students80%
Female students84%
Male students77%
Black students73%
Asian students84%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient students65%
Proficient in English84%

Math

All Students90%
Female students88%
Male students91%
Black students80%
Asian students98%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient students81%
Proficient in English93%

Science

All Students84%
Female students84%
Male students84%
Black students64%
Asian students93%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students77%
Proficient in English86%
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 Students89%
Female students94%
Male students86%
Black students73%
Asian students93%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities76%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient students68%
Proficient in English94%

Math

All Students99%
Female students98%
Male students100%
Black students100%
Asian students100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities94%
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient students100%
Proficient in English99%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 76% in 2013.

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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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