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Greenbriar West Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 932 students

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Posted September 10, 2013

My son just started 3rd grade here and he loves it! His teacher is very professional and the school offers lots of activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2013

my son went to Greenbriar West Elementary school many years ago when we moved to this area. At that time it was going through renovation but yet all of the students/teachers made the best of it and everyone was happy. Now my grandson will be going to this same school, and I know in my heart that he will make new friends and enjoy his years here also. Great staff and Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2012

I've a 5 and 6th graders who are in GBW. Teachers are very professional and the standards are very high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2011

I have a 3rd grader and 4th grader, both in the AAP program at GBW. We moved here from a smaller town, and the kids were in a small, Montessori school. I did not have great expectations, but was blown away by this school. The teachers my children have are exceptional. The art program is awesome, and so is the music. I am really impressed with the kindness shown to me and my family, and, although it is a large school, it doesn't feel like it. It has been great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2009

My first grader had a wonderful year at Greenbriar West. I was very hesitatant about sending him to public school- but Greenbriar West was excellent. He learned lots, he flourished, and he loved going to school. The principal, vice principal and enture staff were very welcoming and showed so much genuine concern for the students. GBW is a very diverse school- and the students blend together well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2009

My child has severe food allergy - the staff and parents have been overwhelmingly supportive. This school is a true diverse community where everyone is accepted and works together for the kids. A+
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2008

GBW is a great school with welcomed parent involvement, high academic achievement and many ways to get involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2008

Glad to see GBW has been cleaning house. There were several instances were professionalism was lacking, kids were treated less than kindly, and teachers sabotaged other teachers. Hopefully, this school is on a better path.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 25, 2008

Greenbriar West is a great school. My daughter receives excellent instruction and participates in multiple school activities. The opertunities at GBW are endless. It's by far the best school in Fairfax County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2008

Zero, the teacher insults parents and the principle has no backbone and has never greeted me as a parent, hostile environment even before my boundary forced my family there. Racism is paramount!
—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.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
History and Social Science

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

161 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

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.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
97%

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.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
English: Writing

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

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students94%
Female students94%
Male students93%
Black students69%
Asian students98%
Hispanic91%
Multiracial87%
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient students85%
Proficient in English96%

Math

All Students91%
Female students93%
Male students89%
Black students69%
Asian students94%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial87%
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient students78%
Proficient in English94%

Science

All Students100%
Female students99%
Male students100%
Black students100%
Asian students100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities91%
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

English: Reading

All Students95%
Female students98%
Male students92%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students98%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities75%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient students81%
Proficient in English97%

Math

All Students97%
Female students94%
Male students99%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities100%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient students86%
Proficient in English98%
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 Students95%
Female students96%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students95%
Hispanic92%
Multiracial90%
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities75%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient students84%
Proficient in English96%

English: Writing

All Students97%
Female students99%
Male students95%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students99%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial90%
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient students92%
Proficient in English97%

Math

All Students97%
Female students97%
Male students96%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students96%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient students100%
Proficient in English96%

Science

All Students90%
Female students92%
Male students87%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students95%
Hispanic62%
Multiracial100%
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient students58%
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

English: Reading

All Students96%
Female students96%
Male students97%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students99%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient students79%
Proficient in English98%

Math

All Students97%
Female students95%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students99%
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient students88%
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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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
n/a

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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13300 Poplar Tree Rd
Fairfax, VA 22033
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