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Beech Tree Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 392 students

 

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Posted March 19, 2014

Great small school !! They really care about students. Great resources for children who need additional help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2012

Newly renovated, this small school has teachers who bring innovation and a love for learning to their classrooms. The principal and assistant principal excel at offering support for the evidence-based practices that enrich academics. Students seem to love their school. Parent outreach through the PTA and a small family center keeps families involved. The staff is kind and welcoming to parents.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 27, 2011

Beech Tree is an amazing community school that makes sure all kids and their familes get what they need. I have never worked with a more dedicated group of professionals in my 20+ years as an educator.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 12, 2010

Great teachers, caring administrators and a wonderful school community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2010

Beech Tree is a great community school with a very warm and caring staff. The school has set many benchmarks for this enormous school district and we're proud that our "little" ES is a leader for Fairfax County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2010

I truly believe that my Granddaughters have received a wonderful education here. But, more than that, the multi-cultural experience has helped to create two very non-prejudiced, very accepting, well-rounded young ladies.


Posted October 13, 2010

Beech Tree accepts all children and provides incredible individualized education (whether your child needs special services or just a little more challenging work). The staff is the BEST anywhere!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

great teachers, administrators & parents!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

Great and caring teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

Beech Tree is a warm, welcoming school that celebrates its diversity and respects students and parents. Principal Phillips is accessible to parents and students alike, very involved with what is happening on a daily basis, and responsive to questions and concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2008

Beech Tree is a wonderful school. It has great diversity which enhances the learning environment, but also accounts for lower test scores. Our child does wonderfully at Beech Tree. Teachers are enthusiastic and Principal Phillips is a top notch administrator who is also very involved with her students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2006

Terry Phillips has managed to bring a more relaxed atmosphere to Beech Tree while maintaining excellence in academics and student behavior and involvement. The biggest challenge faced by Beech Tree is its diverse student population. The diversity is supposed to result in extra funds for the school for smaller class sizes. This year (2006-7) however there weren't enough funds for an extra fifth grade teacher, resulting in extra diversity and less individual attention. The Gifted and Talented program is a joke. Fairfax County has made a mockery of this program and it serves only to alienate students. This program is especially unnecessary in Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2005

Wonderful school. Beechtree views its very diverse population as an asset. Family participation in students' academic and social experience at the school is encouraged and nurtured.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2005

Beech Tree is a hidden gem inside the Beltway. The teachers are amazing -- energetic, committed and fun! Our retiring principal Naomi Martin has provided strong leadership to raise test scores while at the same time helping each child maximize his/her own potential. We enjoy the community events and volunteering in our childrens' classroom. Our kids attend the school based gifted and talented program and are very happy to be able to stay in their neighborhood school. Your kids will love it here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2004

Beech Tree is a super school! My two children are currently there(1st & 3rd) From the principal on down, the teachers and staff know all the children and make Beech Tree a warm, welcoming and friendly school! Parents involvement is great from the PTA, Pal reading program and classroom volunteers. Our whole family enjoys all the extracurricular events such as international dinner, Parent vs Teacher basketball night, curriculum night, 'Spring Fling' dance. Hands Down an excellent school!
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
77%
History and Social Science

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
English: Writing

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students67%
Female students73%
Male students56%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students83%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient students54%
Proficient in English80%

Math

All Students62%
Female students72%
Male students44%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students83%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White students68%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient students46%
Proficient in English79%

Science

All Students73%
Female students76%
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%
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 Students51%
Female students45%
Male students56%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students50%
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
White students63%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficient students33%
Proficient in English76%

Math

All Students60%
Female students48%
Male students72%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students88%
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient students48%
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 Students62%
Female students64%
Male students59%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students84%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient students42%
Proficient in English80%

English: Writing

All Students76%
Female students71%
Male students82%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students88%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient students73%
Proficient in English77%

Math

All Students61%
Female students59%
Male students64%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students82%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient students56%
Proficient in English71%

Science

All Students67%
Female students54%
Male students81%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students84%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English83%
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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3401 Beech Tree Ln
Falls Church, VA 22042
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