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Virginia Run Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 759 students

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2011:
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Posted June 24, 2014

My daughter has been a student at VRES for 4 years. I have only good things to say about the education that she's received there. The new principal has created a professional and creative atmosphere that is great for student and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2014

Many of my friends have had, or have children who attend this school. I have heard nothing but wonderful things about this school and the staff.


Posted December 20, 2013

I have to state that after transferring into Bull Run's Gifted Center, my daughter is enjoying school a lot more and is being stimulated. Ms. Michelson is an advocate for my daughter at all times. If she can do anything for a child, it is certaing she will do what is really in the children's best interest. Being on top of everything from medical needs to acadmic needs, she is there. She can only do so much is larger class size, but listens to the children and does her best which is with high skill. The front desk staff at the school is very cordia l with the principal is extremely bright and has taken the school in the direction that will continue to enlighten, and educate children in a great manner. I have to say that in education, that "a little" is not enough, but Bull Run embraces children and really does have the ability to reach the children enrolled.....the teachers are all in. I have to say that in every place in life, people can disagree on issues and education is not any different, but when your voice can be heard....it is! if given the ability to step outside the box a bit more, it would be a sure fire 5!!! I am a hard rater, so understand this... Terri Caffey
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2013

Not sure where I really stand with this school given the leadership change and our history there. We had two go through from 2nd to 6th grade several years back and in general, very happy with the education. Teachers and staff were professional, hands on and high quality educators. We rarely had an issue with a teacher. Found the old principal a little quirky but the staff and school appeared well run and stable. Have heard many complaints about the new principal and there was an exodus of some great teachers. We just finished our first year with the new principal. We met with her prior to school starting to discuss our concerns as our child was transitioning from one school to VRES. She listened and her selection of our child's teacher could not have been better. We had a horrible year at another FCPS school the previous year and the new principal clearly listened to what we said. Our child had an outstanding year and we look forward to several more despite the high quality AP that is leaving for a new assignment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2013

I am a parent whose children have attended this school for years. My kids are good smart kids, but by far not the "favorites", as some of the other parents have put it. In fact, my oldest son, who also had "bullying issues" at a previous school, as one parent put it, also got in trouble several times himself and Mr Panutti called me about it every time it happened. I understood that Mr Panutti was simply doing his job and even though it wasn't always good news, he always did his job with kindness and concern. I don't think it is right that favoritism be shown to ANY children, including mine. So, given all that, you would think I would be disgruntled, but I am not. I know what a good school is when I see one. The vice principle, Mr. Panutti is absolutely fabulous! He is not perfect, but I don't expect him to be either, just as I hope no one expects me to be perfect. I have interacted with Mr Panutti on every kind of issue, good and bad, and he truly is a great vice principle. He is fair minded and kind. The teachers are diligent and hardworking. My children love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2013

I have 5 children who have been attending this school for the past 5 years and at least one of them has been in every grade so I know a great chunk of the teachers. This is a good school with a lot of really great teachers and office staff. The old retired principle was a prude, but the new principle is so much better and kinder, however the real gem is the assistant principle. He is fabulous with the kids and shows genuine concern for them always. My two oldest boys have Aspberger's Syndrome and he was great with them while they attended Virginia Run, as were the teachers. They are very skilled and educated and truly care about the students, most of them are parents themselves. I served as the room parent for two of my kids and have volunteered every year, so I have really gotten to know many of the teachers. The education is top notch and the surrounding community is as well. Last year they changed the boundaries and incorporated some of the lower middle class areas which I think is great. It helped diversify the school and students without sacrificing education or test scores. My only complaints are the annual strings concert is hot and crowded and the lunchroom is noisy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

My children attended this school for 5 years while we lived in Fairfax County. Academically, I was very pleased. The teachers were good (well, we had one awful one in 5 years and a couple truly exceptional ones and the rest were simply good, decent teachers) The guidance counselor, Mrs. Leonard, was excellent. We really liked the old principal (Dr. Hicks) and only had one year with the new one and wasn't able to form much of an opinion, she seemed distant and hands-off. We had an extreme dislike for the Vice Principal, Mr. Panutti. He consistently had the wrong approach with children. I always wondered why he chose early childhood education as a career. If you can get past the administration, the teachers are wonderful, office staff fantastic, and the school is great. While we were there, from 2006-2012, the PTA was great and parental involvement was strong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2012

Not good. The administration is cold and seems pretty disinterested in their students or their parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2012

I was a parent for a former 1st grader here. The administration really sucked in this school, my son got in trouble and the principal called us and complained about him. She didn't even remember that my son had bullying issues. We had to take him out and transfer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2012

My kids really suffered under the old administration (although the old vp is unfortunately still there I hear) and two of the teachers. Unless you were one of the principals favorites the woman couldn't even get your name right. Thank God we found a better private school. I also hope they are finally dealing with their bullying issues although your VP is myopic in terms of seeing children for what and who they are.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2011

A change of administrative leadership has lead to a decline in PTA enrollment and an environment sadly lacking in an open exchange of educational ideas and inspiration. Parents and teachers seems to have no voice in what was once a vital, exceptional and happy school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2010

I am the grandparent of a child in the special education program. My grandson is now in the fourth grade, and he has been in the VR elementary school since kindergarten. The teachers, instructional assistants, and staff are outstanding. I could not be more pleased with the instruction and special attention given to my grandson as well as all the students in VR. This is a superior elementary school. I would strongly recommend VR be placed high on a parent s list of schools for consideration for their children.


Posted April 28, 2010

My three daughters go there and love it. One of my daughters recieves special education and I could not be happier with the education she is getting. The teachers and parents are very envolved with the education of the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2008

This school is top notch. We recently moved out of state and are now realizing how very fortunate we were at VR. The teachers at VR go above in beyond to meet each student's individual needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2006

I loved this school when my kids were there and now that we have moved to another state, I love what they did at VR even more. parent involvement was top notch and so are the teachers. I hope to return. It is a great school in a outstanding school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2006

This is an excellent school. Great parent involvment and PTA. School offers extra programs like Spanish, Passport clue and Mad science. Teachers are top notch. Great location outside of DC and good middle and high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2005

What a wonderful school! Children are encouraged to learn and grow at all levels.
—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.

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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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
History and Social Science

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

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

The state average for English: Reading was 70% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
99%

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 73% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
English: Writing

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
91%

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

The state average for English: Reading was 74% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students64%
Female students71%
Male students56%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students79%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient students51%
Proficient in English71%

Math

All Students67%
Female students70%
Male students64%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students79%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient students44%
Proficient in English79%

Science

All Students83%
Female students80%
Male students86%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students93%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient students74%
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 Students75%
Female students78%
Male students70%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students80%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient students42%
Proficient in English85%

Math

All Students79%
Female students75%
Male students85%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient students58%
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 Students83%
Female students86%
Male students79%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracial83%
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities68%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient students48%
Proficient in English91%

English: Writing

All Students83%
Female students93%
Male students69%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracial92%
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient students46%
Proficient in English88%

Math

All Students76%
Female students79%
Male students73%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient students57%
Proficient in English83%

Science

All Students65%
Female students63%
Male students67%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracial58%
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient students33%
Proficient in English73%
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 Students82%
Female students79%
Male students85%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students75%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities71%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient students56%
Proficient in English86%

Math

All Students91%
Female students90%
Male students93%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students90%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities93%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient students71%
Proficient in English94%
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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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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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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