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Olde Creek Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 444 students

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2012:
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Posted November 2, 2013

I have had 4 children at OCES over the past 7 years. It has been a great experience. The community is small and very involved with the school. The teachers we have had the pleasure of getting to know have been for the most part very caring and focused on giving the children a great education. Of course there have been some teachers that have been a better fit for my children, but overall we have had a great experience at this school. Great PTA too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2013

Consistent with previous posts, this is a cleary top tier school in Virginia as evidenced (fact) by Olde Creek receiving the Governor's 2013 Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award. This is a testament to the outstanding experience at Olde Creek. We moved to Olde Creek a few years ago and have been very pleased with the high quality education, warm reception, and great parental involvement. Schools are the hardest part about moving to a new area, so don't worry a bit about Olde Creek - it is a superb elementary school! We're glad we chose to live in the Olde Creek district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2013

I agree with the June 6th poster, but overall you can't go wrong at Olde Creek. It's a great, small community school. There are good teachers at each grade level and teachers care about kids, as do the administrators. I wish the teachers were a little more cutting edge instructionally and knew how to differentiate their instruction (especially for higher learners), but we've been happy for the past 9 years (and 3 principals).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2012

In comparison to other Fairfax County Public Schools, Olde Creek is a mixed bag. The principal is a caring and nice person, though I can't describe her as an exceptionally strong leader. Staffing is mixed. There are some teachers that the parent and staff grapevine have noted to steer clear of. Other teachers are absolutely fabulous. The halls could be a bit livlier with art work. Facility is very neat and clean thanks to a great custodial staff. Everyone is very friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2010

We've been at Olde Creek for 11 years. We love everything about it. Our new principal, Ms. Kup is terrific as are all the teachers ours kids have had. Lots of parent involvement. Great size! Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2009

Best kept secret in Fairfax County. Olde Creek is not just small... it focuses on each child. Most children receive individualized attention and lots of small group lessons, often six students or fewer. Amazing parent involvement, and a new principal (2008) who encourages parents to participate in all areas: classroom, library, art, individual tutoring during the school day, etc. A beautiful facility well-maintained, bright, and colorful with student art and projects hung throughout the school. Small classes and PTA fundraising permit creative field trips. Very neighborhood based, with play dates a walk or short drive away. This school is as much a part of the community as the neighborhood pools, sports leagues, and scouts. Not unusual to see a teacher at a weekend sporting event to watch her students. Great mix of teachers from young to experienced.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2009

There is only 350 kids in whole school from K-6. Lots of volunteers, fun school activities and many teachers that have a real concern for childrens education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2005

Very good school! Small school. Solid foundation.Great Principal, teachers and PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2005

I LOVE this school. I went here as a child and now my children are attending Olde Creek. Wonderful friends, teachers, parents and kids!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
History and Social Science

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
English: Writing

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%

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 74% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students75%
Female students71%
Male students80%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students75%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient students65%
Proficient in English82%

Math

All Students72%
Female students70%
Male students74%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students87%
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students57%
Proficient in English82%

Science

All Students90%
Female students91%
Male students90%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities88%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient students100%
Proficient in English87%
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 Students80%
Female students90%
Male students73%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient students40%
Proficient in English89%

Math

All Students73%
Female students73%
Male students73%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient students45%
Proficient in English80%
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 students79%
Male students71%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students77%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient students58%
Proficient in English80%

English: Writing

All Students89%
Female students93%
Male students84%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

Math

All Students74%
Female students76%
Male students71%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students85%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient students58%
Proficient in English78%

Science

All Students81%
Female students82%
Male students79%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students92%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient students58%
Proficient in English88%
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 Students88%
Female students97%
Male students80%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient students40%
Proficient in English95%

Math

All Students85%
Female students91%
Male students80%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English90%
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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9524 Old Creek Dr
Fairfax, VA 22032
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