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Graham Road Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 434 students

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Posted January 10, 2013

This is a wonderful school! Principal, staff and teachers are all amazing! The school is in a new building so is really nice for the kids. I haved been THRILLED to date sending my son to this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2010

I have two children that go to Graham Road and I have been very happy with the school. The teachers and staff at the school go above and beyond to create a great learning enviroment for my children. My kids also really enjoy being a part of the after school clubs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2009

Where is this site getting its rankings? 7 Out of 10? Graham Road has been in the top 10 percent of all elementary schools in Virginia for state standards of learning achievement for the last two years running. This is an excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

Because my childrens learn a lot with excelents teachers, they are organize,suportatives, friendly and helpfull. They have super after school programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

The teachers and staff are absolutely amazing and work hard to provide the education that each individual child needs. That is evident in the fact that they scored in the top 10% of the state on the SOLs yet the school's population has 80% that receive free and reduced lunches.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Great teachers, involved parents, and diverse student population!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Teachers are great! Kids are wonderful and their test scores show they're learning, too. Really well! Proud to be involved for 5 years already.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2008

An Arts/Languages Focus School w/ small class sizes, incredibly dedicated teachers, a determined principal, loyal and involved parents, and amazing test scores. Look past the 'curb appeal' (it is due for a mojor renovation! and ask for a visit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2007

I have been really impressed with the staff and students at Graham Road Elem School. My daughter loves it!
—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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
77%
History and Social Science

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

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
98%

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

The state average for English: Reading was 73% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
91%
English: Writing

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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 Students78%
Female students77%
Male students79%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students85%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient students76%
Proficient in English84%

Math

All Students76%
Female students73%
Male students79%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students92%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient students73%
Proficient in English84%

Science

All Students82%
Female students73%
Male students92%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient students89%
Proficient in English73%
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 Students71%
Female students67%
Male students77%
Black students82%
Asian students93%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient students63%
Proficient in English81%

Math

All Students89%
Female students86%
Male students93%
Black students91%
Asian students94%
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient students89%
Proficient in English89%
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 Students50%
Female students50%
Male students50%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficient students33%
Proficient in English76%

English: Writing

All Students68%
Female students75%
Male students61%
Black students77%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient students70%
Proficient in English67%

Math

All Students77%
Female students85%
Male students71%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient students69%
Proficient in English93%

Science

All Students73%
Female students75%
Male students72%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities75%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient students68%
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

English: Reading

All Students88%
Female students85%
Male students94%
Black students91%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient students76%
Proficient in English100%

Math

All Students100%
Female students100%
Male students100%
Black students100%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient students100%
Proficient in English100%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/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.

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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  • Mr. Terry J. Dade

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3036 Graham Rd
Falls Church, VA 22042
Phone: (571) 226-2700

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