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Mantua Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 953 students

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13 reviews of this school


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Posted October 23, 2013

It is a very good school with Gifted Talent Center. The teachers and staffs give lot of support on learning. It has a very good education system setup.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2013

My oldest just graduated from Mantua and I'm writing this somewhat wistfully since I feel we couldn't have ended up in a better school for him. My children have a variety of learning needs (ranging from gifted to some special needs) and we've just been amazed by the school's willingness to bend over backward to accommodate the needs of each child. The gifted center is excellent, but the school also has a program for hearing impaired children and of course the bulk of the students are in the general education program. We previously attended top flight schools in other major metropolitan areas but none came close to Mantua in this regard. Parent involvement is very high and the extracurriculars are fantastic. Previous posters mentioned basketball, strings, band, scouts. There are also two levels of chorus, drama club, kids care club (community service), a variety of competitive clubs (Destination Imagination, Odyssey of the Mind, Mathcounts, Science Olympiad, etc.) The community is also very inclusive and welcoming, with a mom's group and a beautiful community pool that's the highlight of summer life in the neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2012

Mantua Elementary is a phenomenal school! The teachers are the amazing. They communicate with the parents regularly which forms a collaborative environment focused on individual success of each student. The school has so many programs for students from K-6 whether it be during the school day with the Take Home Reading Program or after school programs for music, foreign language, robotics, science, athletics, or academic enrichment. We love the "family" approach where students stay within the same pod throughout the K-2 school years so they really get to know the teachers and other students and they can be moved up for certain subjects if they are ahead. Mantua is an amazing asset for the Mantua community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2012

If you are moving to the area you can't beat Mantua. The school is excellent. The administration, teachers and staff are incredible. The teachers actually like kids! They teach to the needs of your child whether that is advanced or a little behind. They accomplish this thru their "family" concept and by grouping kids across classes based on their abilities. They think out of the box at this school. It is truly a small community school surrounded by a huge city. You'll love the school and the neighborhood. Should be rated a 10! Sadly, we are moving away from VA but wanted to make sure parents know the quality of this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2010

This is my son's first year at Mantua and he is in a multiage K/1 class. I love it. he is learing so much and his teacher is awesome. I love how they have "families" and group children based on their reading and math level. I am looking forward to his elementary school experience. Mantua is awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

Is the best school!! there are good teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

Because they has very good teachers!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2009

Mantua elementary school is an excellent school because it has excellent principal, assistant principal, teachers and all the nice workers there. Best of all, Mantua elementary school has the greatest teachers. Our family loves the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2009

Mantua is an okay school. I believe that the school focuses more on GT students than on regular students like my daughter. My daughter did not have much oppurtunities to shine. The only good teachers we have encountered are Mrs.Sottalano, Mr.White, and Mrs.Anderson. These teachers really encouraged my daughter to succeed and helped her become more confident.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2008

Mantua is a wonderful school. Kids in k-2 are tested and taught in line with their abilities. More advanced kids learn with more advanced kids and can move ahead so they don't get bored, while kids who need a little more time can learn at their pace and are not rushed or hurried along. Then benefits of this approach are amazing for all the kids. Classes are small and the principal is wonderful. The teachers are engaged and parents are very involved. I can't say enough great things about the education my kids are getting at Mantua.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2008

Moving to Fairfax, my childern attended the University Park elementary school in P.G. County, MD. Mantua is wow. I am Deaf and my hearing children need better school with many programs including classes for Deaf/Hard of Hearing. So it does help us LOT because I can talk to teacher with ASL interpreter 24/7 in School. Principal and Total Communication Assistant Principal of Mantua ES know how to use American Sign Language (ASL) too. These are making my life easier to discuss with Principals about my kids or etc. My kids are comfortable to be with Deaf students because they grow up with Deaf family and Deaf friends. I recommond hearing kids of Deaf parents to go there. They will thank their parents!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2007

Prior to moving to Fairfax, my child attended the best elementary school in Mont. County, MD. Mantua is much better. There is no comparison. In many ways, Mantua is like a private school. Firstly, it is a very large school with many programs including classes for hearing impaired, learning disabled, and hightly gifted and talented. The technology education is outstanding. The curriculum is suberb. The teachers even watch the kids during recess, instead of getting a break. This really helps the school to be safe. Honestly, the teachers seem brighter than the teachers in Mont. Maryland. They maintain high standards for the kids, and they don't ignore the bright ones. (I am not saying that the teachers in Mont. MD. are not bright, however.) The kids are also really nice. I dont see how a public school could be any better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2005

mantua has great extra activities including girl scouts, boy scouts, basketball, clubs, strings, band, etc. there is alot of parent involvment. out of 100% quality would be 99%.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
History and Social Science

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

141 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
99%

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 70% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
97%

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.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%

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.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
English: Writing

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

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
90%

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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

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

All Students92%
Female students92%
Male students91%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students89%
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities85%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient students76%
Proficient in English95%

Math

All Students84%
Female students82%
Male students85%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students91%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities74%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient students71%
Proficient in English87%

Science

All Students92%
Female students94%
Male students91%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students95%
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient students89%
Proficient in English93%
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 students95%
Male students87%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students97%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient students76%
Proficient in English93%

Math

All Students90%
Female students90%
Male students89%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students97%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities92%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students72%
Proficient in English92%
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 Students90%
Female students86%
Male students93%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students84%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial85%
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient students65%
Proficient in English94%

English: Writing

All Students88%
Female students87%
Male students90%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students90%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial85%
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient students71%
Proficient in English91%

Math

All Students85%
Female students80%
Male students90%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students85%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students78%
Proficient in English87%

Science

All Students92%
Female students90%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students93%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial92%
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient students70%
Proficient in English96%
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 Students93%
Female students95%
Male students91%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students97%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial92%
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities65%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%

Math

All Students93%
Female students92%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students96%
Hispanic89%
Multiracial100%
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities86%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient students80%
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

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9107 Horner Court
Fairfax, VA 22031
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