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Fairview Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 728 students

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Posted June 26, 2014

Great principal in Lynn Mayer! PTA is extremely active and generous in providing the staff with funds for supplies, the student body with after-school and extracurricular programs, scholarships for those needing assistance, and chartering scout organizations. Staff is top-notch, especially regarding Special Education. Fairview is considered among the top in Fairfax County for its launching and maintaining of new and innovative special education/autism education programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2013

Beautiful school inside and out. Always clean, organized and you can tell it has been well cared for and managed for years. The students are always courteous and polite. The teachers are happy and pleasant. The greatest thing about this school, though, is the welcome feeling you get from the staff in the front office. They greet everyone with a smile and a friendly hello that you don't get in many elementary schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2013

The school does focus much of their time in teaching the SOL exams. The Band, strings, Music, Art and Physical Education are outstanding at this school. 6th grade teacher needs much improvement. No inspiration or ability to reach out to all students and encourage them to learn, or discover what works for them. Each student is unique and special. Teacher does not greet parents at open house, focused on the fact she teaches "gifted students", yet is unable to reach and inspire those that work hard and struggle but want to do well. Teacher is oblivious to those around her, fails to greet parents/student when seen on campus or out on a basketball court. Very self absorbed teacher. I come from a family of educators and medical professionals, who are called to help, inspire, guide, educate all in any way. Our son learned unfortunately, that not every one is caring or able to reach out and bring you up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2013

My daughter transferred in from out of state last year and I can say that this is the best elementary school she's ever attended. The academics are challenging, school/life balance is promoted, the teacher she has is exceptional and we have had no negative experiences since starting there. I'm a "picky" parent, and can normally find a LOT of faults with schools (with understanding measured in, a lot of my family are educators), this school has blown me away with the level of care, attention and work they put into the art of teaching our children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2013

I recently posted a comment about my experience with a Fairview Kindergarten teacher. It was pulled because I gave the name of the particular teacher. So I will repost without giving her name. All of my interactions with this particular teacher have been frustrating. She is often apathetic and even hostile at times. The first time this happened I excused her behavior, thinking she was just having a bad day. Since her behavior has continued, not only with me but also with other parents, I must accept this is her normal behavior. The other teachers are great, but this particular one needs to change her attitude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2013

We withdrew our children from this school after being consistently disappointed by the administration and academics. Security was taken lightly and protocols often ignored, with no response from administration when matters were brought to their attention. Academics related strictly to SOL's and lots of wasted time through out the day. We also felt behavior problems were ignored and the principal was concerned about outward appearances over actualities. Different leadership could make a difference in this overcrowded school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2011

Fairview is a wonderful school with challenging yet caring teachers and a very school focused administration. The PTA is VERY involved and supportive. The school provides the kids with a safe and friendly environment to learn. The teachers are very supportive of the kids even outside of school. On many cases, my son's teachers have come to his athletic events and held movie days for the kids. Many great afterschool programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2011

Admin: Some of the rules and policies are ridiculous. Parental input is often 'politely ignored' or glossed over but that is systematic to FCPS. FCPS: I am very disappointed in the so-called "top rated Fairfax County Schools". The Chinese program is a waste of time & money. 1/2 day kindergarten; 1/2 day Mondays; and Teacher Work Days are a joke. Curriculum is very P.C. & some math concepts are taught in a weird sequence (dictated by FPCS & not teacher preference). The taxpayers do not get the respect and services they deserve from a multi million $ system. School: It is near capacity & fall '11 will get students from the Clifton ES area. It will be overcrowded for some time due to the demo of the area. Kids get little new material after April b/c they must review for the SOLs. Teachers: Some are drones/some are GREAT. They work in grade level teams so the kids can't get too far behind. Parents have to help at home b/c concepts are thrown at kids w/o much follow up in a short span of time & the assumption that all kids "get it". On the bright side, the parents are really active volunteers, the PTA tries very hard. Most parents are very bright, involved and motivated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2011

Welcome to boot camp. The academics at this school are great but it is not a very happy place. Your child will learn the basics, and build a very strong academic base. They will certainly score well on the standardized tests and all will "look" good. The problems that the school has are hidden behind its facade. If you keep quiet, conform to the clean cut image, don't challenge any administrator, and keep quiet, you will love this school. If you want to be involved with your child's education and hope your ideas will be considered...good luck with that. It's their way or the highway. Rather than a warm, loving environment it is more of a boot camp. We moved to this area for the schools 100%. Although we absolutely love Robinson Secondary where our two older children attend, we are very disappointed with Fairview and the overwhelming control of the administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2011

Don't be fooled by this school's high test scores. They HEAVILY teach to the test. In third grade, the first year they take the state standardized tests (SOLS), most new learning pretty much stops in March and reviewing for the test takes over for three months. There are teachers who fight this but there isn't much they can do. This is an average school. If you come in knowing that, you will be fine. If you come in thinking this is a stellar Fairfax County school, you will be frustrated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

Fairview is a wonderful school with an active PTA and great parent volunteers. Top notch teachers too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2010

My children have been at Fairview for 2 years now. The fourth grade team is fantastic!! They challenge the children to reach beyond their comfort levels with compassion. The kindergarten team is also great, especially their lead teacher. She is absolutely dedicated to the students. She may not be warm and fuzzy with the parents but she is with the kids. I have seen exceptional academic growth in both K and 4th.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2010

My child has been going to Fairview for the past three years. We have been extremely pleased with her progress. The school is demanding but fair. That's what our school system needs. Very happy over all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2009

This school's atmosphere is negative mainly because the principal is so awful and exudes this incredible phoniness that is transparent and offputting. So far my son has had a very substandard experience in teaching at this school and the environment is non-nurturing. The overall vibe at the school is colored because the principal is concerned with how things appear rather than how they are and will go to great lengths to make herself look good. The environment at the school is poisonous and I haven't met one person that likes this woman. Our son is doing wonderfully academically but this is not a school that cares about children. Very high pressure, little fun or extracurriculars. This was a big mistake and we cannot wait to get our son out of this terrible environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2008

Wonderful school; wonderful faculty; wonderful administration. Very impressed with their forward thinking and their vision for the school. The fact that they will begin a Chinese language program this year is very progressive.


Posted May 15, 2008

Best school ever! We just moved here and they recently got a new principle. My children are thrilled to go to school everyday and they have some wonderful teachers. The PTA is very helpful and also the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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History and Social Science

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 70% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

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96%

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92%

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96%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 84% in 2012.

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Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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95%

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99%

2010

 
 
94%
English: Writing

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 89% in 2012.

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Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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70%

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97%

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Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

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93%

2011

 
 
89%

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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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
History and Social Science

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

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

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87%

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78%
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 Students86%
Female students91%
Male students82%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities65%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

Math

All Students68%
Female students74%
Male students64%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English68%

Science

All Students92%
Female students91%
Male students92%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities75%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%
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 students83%
Male students78%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students90%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

Math

All Students75%
Female students75%
Male students75%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students90%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%
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 Students91%
Female students91%
Male students91%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities90%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%

English: Writing

All Students93%
Female students96%
Male students89%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities90%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%

Math

All Students84%
Female students80%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

Science

All Students79%
Female students78%
Male students81%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%
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 Students92%
Female students98%
Male students86%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities84%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%

Math

All Students97%
Female students98%
Male students96%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities100%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English97%
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.

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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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