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Glen Forest Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 999 students

 

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Posted September 1, 2013

So far so good. No issues registering, staff was kind and helpful. We enjoyed the open house and my daughter was able to meet her knew teacher. Teacher emailed all the parents afterwards so ensure you had a way to contact her throughout the year. I'm concerned that they do not have a PTA (parents leading it moved away) considering how big the school is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

I am a minority and my son is a rising 1st grader this coming school year. He attended kindergarten at Glen Forest. My son and also my husband and I had a wonderful experience. My son kindergarten teachers was great ! We had no problems also the front office staff was always very polite and was willing to answer any questions we had. I am looking forward to another great school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

Looking forward for my son to be attending 1st grade here. So far, we have nothing but good things to say about the teachers and staff. It seems like the PTA try their best to get parents involve. Hopefully, it will be a better result this coming school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2012

Our K-teacher is not nice to the kids in her class. My daughter is complaining and is scared: her teahcer is yelling at kids and intimidates them. My child does not want to go there. We never had this problem before, though she attended 4 different day cares. Moreover, her teacher is in a way arrogant. She did not cooperate with parents and did not challenge our child enough through the academic year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2011

As a minority, neither me or my child have felt discrimination at this school. As a first-year parent at this school, I am impressed with the teaching skills of my child's 3rd grade teachers. They quickly recognized his strengths and took the initiative to give him advanced work. When I first went to the school to register my son, I had concerns about the location of the classes based on grade levels. It was the assistant principal who walked with me and explained the rationale behind the placement of the classes. This school is a gem in Fairfax County. The PTA could be more active, but they may just need more members. The parent involvement could be higher and that may be due to the diverse population. The school works very hard to keep the parents involved and educated about the education process. There are always meetings with parents. The prinicipal is involved in situations that affects the child's positive response to education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2011

students have behavior issues. It impacts the one that want to learn. Some students just don't listen they act like high schoolers. it would nicer if the parents will teach the childern how to behave
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 22, 2011

Horrible school. Very low quality education. Discrimination and bullying are active factors at the school. Teachers set really low expectations of students. Don't take your children there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2007

School has a wonderful environment overall.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
86%
History and Social Science

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
84%

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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
English: Writing

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
68%
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 Students70%
Female students70%
Male students70%
Black students78%
Asian students85%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White students66%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities74%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient students68%
Proficient in English81%

Math

All Students54%
Female students51%
Male students56%
Black students59%
Asian students83%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White students51%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficient students51%
Proficient in English65%

Science

All Students72%
Female students67%
Male students76%
Black students78%
Asian students90%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient students72%
Proficient in English74%
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 Students49%
Female students51%
Male students45%
Black students27%
Asian students70%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White students65%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficient students41%
Proficient in English74%

Math

All Students64%
Female students65%
Male students64%
Black students56%
Asian students73%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient students61%
Proficient in English79%
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 Students72%
Female students69%
Male students75%
Black students71%
Asian students79%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient students63%
Proficient in English84%

English: Writing

All Students60%
Female students64%
Male students56%
Black students78%
Asian students64%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient students44%
Proficient in English82%

Math

All Students66%
Female students72%
Male students60%
Black students59%
Asian students85%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient students63%
Proficient in English70%

Science

All Students40%
Female students35%
Male students45%
Black students50%
Asian students50%
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
White students52%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities16%
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficient students26%
Proficient in English59%
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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5829 Glen Forest Dr
Falls Church, VA 22041
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