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Fairfax Station, VA
Students enrolled: 733

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9350 Crosspointe Dr
Fairfax Station, VA 22039

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(703) 690-5100
(703) 690-5197
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February 03, 2015
Pros: Excellent advanced academic program. A wide variety of clubs and programs available. Teachers , administrators, parents and students all seem very engaged. Cons: The foreign language education is very limited (only Spanish and only offered once or twice a week, though they seem to be experimenting with how to implement this). Additionally, the advanced academic programs do not start until 3rd grade (this is Fairfax county-wide, not a Silverbrook specific issue). Overall quite happy with the school.

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2014
We've had a good experience with Silverbrook. My 2nd grader has had a string of truly outstanding teachers. My older son attended for 5th & 6th grade. His teachers ranged from average to very good, and the average one transferred. Our school bus drivers have been fantastic: safe, alert, friendly, reliable. The building is friendly but safety-minded. There are a variety of activities sponsored by the PTA. I've been very satisfied with communication.

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April 26, 2014
Silverbrook is an ok school--just too crowded for our needs. The administration and teachers are all friendly and have good intentions. The 1st and 2nd grade class sizes hover around 30 students. There seems to be no plan to reduce the class sizes as one post mentions below. The curriculum is not suited for classes of that size--the under performers continue to under perform and high performers are not challenged to their ability resulting in average performance across the board. I feel our child spends more time learning about social issues, recycling and how to help mom/dad save water and eat right versus learning fundamentals (math, reading, science, etc). There seems to be a heavy emphasis on standardized testing and teaching kids 'how' to take the tests. In summary disappointed after the rave reviews we read--currently looking into alternatives.

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February 17, 2014
Don't believe the hype. School is OK but not great. - Administration: well below my expectations. Disorganized from the top down; school events rarely take place on time. Limited communication between principal and parents. Front office staff typically seems agitated whenever a parent visits. - Curriculum/Teachers: class sizes are 31 students in my son's class - with a brand new 1st year teacher. Teacher is good and works hard, but such a huge student load prevents the teacher from giving adequate attention to each student. Way too much emphasis on standardized testing. About half of his homework involves logging into a website and practicing standardized tests. - Overall: underwhelmed by this supposedly top-notch school.

- submitted by a parent

June 20, 2013
My children went to Silverbrook Elementary and it is an exceptional school. The teachers are very professional and caring. Parents support for the school is outstanding. The school itself is laid out well and is maintained.

- submitted by a parent

March 19, 2013
Silverbook Elementary is a wonderful community based school. The teachers are very responsive to parents and work hard to provide each student with appropriate educational opportunities. Correspondence is answered promptly and parents are invited to volunteer at the school in many capacities. The parents are extremely welcoming and supportive of both in and after school activities. There are extensive after school activities offered and the PTO hosts many family friendly events throughout the year.

- submitted by a parent

November 04, 2011
Our child has been at Silverbrook since kindergarten, and is now in 2nd grade. The biggest issue that we're having is class size. Our child's 1st and 2nd grade classes have each had 29 students. This year (2011), all grade levels had 28-30 students per class with the exception of 6th grade, which had fewer (I'm also not counting kindergarten since there is a teacher plus assistant). So, I wouldn't trust Great School's student-teacher ratio. When we've talked to the principal, we get the party line about teacher assignments based on affluence in the community, we should be supplementing at home, etc. But there seems to be no plan to reduce class size. I thought we lived in one of the most wealthy school districts in the country--why is this even an issue? Even in affluent neighborhoods, students in early grades need the appropriate amount of educational attention to set them on the right course. Our child is managing the school just fine, and we're pleased with the teachers - but we're concerned about overtaxing them with so many high-energy kids.

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2010
I would not recommend this school to friends or family. First grade was hands down the worst. The teacher was pregnant and spent the year counting the weeks through teaching the fetal development process. Upon her early departure from the classroom the principal was so unprepared that for three weeks the classroom had a different substitute every day to every other day. When I visited the principal she looked me straight in the eye and told me that the interaction the students were getting from the substitute was not the level she would like but after all they are just substitutes substitutes we had for 8 weeks of the year. 2008 rating 7, 2010 rating 6... I see a trend forming.

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April 27, 2010
The teachers and support staff are great! They all work together to make the school #1. Our kids are so lucky to go to such a great place to not only learn, but to also have fun.

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April 20, 2010
My grandchildren attend Silverbrook Elementary and it seems to be a very good school.

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April 20, 2010
I love every single teacher and staff member I have encountered at Silverbrook. They work so hard to give our kids an amazing education!

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April 20, 2010
It is what a community school should be. Our principal really cares about the kids and their intellectual growth. The teachers are great!

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April 20, 2010
The teachers are involved and truly care about their students. My daughters really enjoy attending Silverbrook, and they have grown, not just educationally, in all areas in life.

- submitted by a parent

August 24, 2009
I love this school, this school is great! Teachers, Principal, and everything is great.

- submitted by a community member

August 04, 2008
Excellent School! Some of the teachers can straigt away qualify for president's award. Keep the wonderful work and Keep set an example!

- submitted by a parent

April 08, 2008
What a wonderful school. The parent involvement is great and the teachers really care about the students. I have been very happy with the after school programs!

- submitted by a parent

November 13, 2007
This is a great school. The instructors and staff really care about the students.

- submitted by a parent

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Silverbrook Elementary School
9350 Crosspointe Dr, Fairfax Station, VA  22039
(703) 690-5100
Last modified Silverbrook 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.
Silverbrook Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top