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Shrevewood Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 638 students

 

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Posted Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Shrevewood is a great school ! I have been working in this school for 16 years and I love going to work every day.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 6, 2014

We chose our neighborhood based on the reputation of the schools surrounding it. Shrevewood is our base school, we could not be happier! Every teacher my children has had is nothing short of great. yes, there have been some bumps with teachers and my kids, but it's to be expected. The Administration is fantastic in terms of communicating with parents and making sure they know every child in the building. The PTA is also a very strong and vital force within Shrevewood. I'm really excited Shrevewood was chosen to be a Local Level IV, I have heard great comments about the LLIV teacher, Ms. Vela.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2014

We chose our neighborhood based on the reviews that Shrevewood Elementary received from various realty search engines; and, perhaps the school was indeed a top flight school at one time, but it suffers from severe overcrowding, particularly in kindergarten and first grade classrooms in spite of adjustments being made to curb the student to teacher ratio. At such a crucial time in these kids' education, they can't afford to not have a connection with their teacher because of the fact that the teachers are overwhelmed. Furthermore, some teachers utilize rigid systems to maintain class control and often alienate a young, developing, and energetic child due to lack of compliance. My younger son, who is in kindergarten, and had attended nursery school and Pre-K programs prior with accolades, both academically and interpersonally from his teachers and was well-liked by his peers, is an entirely different child now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2013

Such a great school with fabulous, caring teachers and a dedcated principal and assistant principal who both encourage parent involvement and student success! We have been VERY happy there and look forward to many years at Shrevewood! The only complaint I have is that their Kinder parent orientation in spring is a bit disorganized and uninspired, and does not AT ALL measure up to the stellar real-life, supportive, community-oriented day to day experience at the school! Such a culturally rich student population with parents who care about the school and its success in educating their children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2013

Shrevewood ELementary is excellent in the curriculum it offers, the teaching and attention given to kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2013

Unfortunately, it seems this school is lacking in math. Beyond 1st grade is when math department deficits become much more noticeable.


Posted May 29, 2013

My daughter is about to finish her first grade at Shrevewood school.Happy with the school so far. Her teacher is a wonderful one,gives good home work material and also open to communicate with parents all the times.It makes us to feel like we are connected to school very much. My daughter enjoyed everyday of her school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2011

I have been a Shrevewood Parent for 6 years and will be there for many more as my youngest child hasn't even started attending yet. The staff at Shrevewood has always been welcoming, inviting and wonderful to my chlidren and to me as a classroom and school volunteer. They all seem to work very hard to create a strong academic foundation for the children and that is such a benefit in the long run.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2010

They test a lot and teach less than other schools, meaning that they do not do enough practice. They have made grading meaningless, as they divide students according to advanced, or very advanced of remedial. My daughter is in remedial, and she does not see what the others are doing, although she gets 'A's there, but the others that were put in more advanced gruoups are doing something else, like next grade and she can not see what they do, so that she can keep up with them. Her friend gets C's in the advanced and my daughter A's so what do grades mean anymore? Our kindergartener had problems with his teacher and the principal suggested to send him directly to first grade, or maybe keeping him at home, as kindergarten is not obligatory in VA, instead of addressing the problems. Some teachers bully children and also parents and practice intimidation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

This elementary scholl is awesome! Teachers are great! My daughter is enjoying and learning a lot...Chinesse as well! :-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2008

Our son was in private school, but we decided to move him to public as the fairfax schools have such a great reputation. I had heard mixed reviews of Shrevewood. however, we have been extremely pleased with the quality of the staff, the facilities and the student to teacher ratio. My son is loving his experience and while I think the private school was a bit more academically challenging I do not feel he is 'losing out' in anyway. In fact, the I would say that the cultural and economic diversity of the students in the school represent a true cross section of society and therefore he will be extremely well equipped with an understanding of socio-economic differences and challenges. Ms Mccoy and her staff are simply excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2006

My children have attended Shrevewood for four years. During that time I have been extremely impressed by the dedication of the teachers and administration. This is a school where the teachers really care about your children. Mrs. McCoy is an outstanding principal. We have enjoyed the diversity of the school population. There is a program in the school for gifted learners, but it could use some improvement. We have loved the Core Knowledge curriculum. It is an integral part of all subjects including music and art. Shrevewood is a great school with committed and caring teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2005

Our daughter is in 2nd grade, and our son will be starting Kindergarten in the fall. We are very happy with Shrevewood. The teachers and principal are capable and dedicated. We are also very happy with the SACC (after-school care) program. The reading programs are particularly good - the person who wrote the rant about Shrevewood's reading methods was clearly an anomaly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2004

We have two children at Shrevewood and feel lucky to be there! We love the school -- its size and the commitment of the teachers and staff. We love its size as well. My children are known by almost every teacher there as well as the principal and asst. principal. We like the Core Knowledge curriculum (especially since the SOLs are based on Core Knowledge!)-- we get the book, 'What your --th Grader Needs to Know' each summer and get a head start on what the kids will be learning. Since we have a son, we are also thrilled that there are so many male teachers -- 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 6th grades have male teachers. We are also pleased with the class sizes. My daughter needs special help and we've been pleased with the special education program -- we know of families that have fought to get their kids in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2004

My son is in third grade there, and my daughter is in kindergarten. We might have had the option to send my son to Haycock, a gifted and talented school, but decided ahead of time that, if he was accepted, we would decline because we were so happy with Shrevewood. Its teachers are loving, dedicated, well-trained, and excellent listeners. The school is the most diverse in Fairfax County, and racial or cultural strife is essentially unheard of there -- the kids just take it in stride that everyone is different colors and backgrounds. Love the Core Knowledge curriculum, too. Also, a very active PTA with activities such as children's book author visits, International Night, Wee Mail Delivery, and social events. Morale is great; Ms. McCoy the principal is the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2004

My son is just finishing his third year at Shrevewood and we are delighted with the school. Shrevewood is one of the smaller elementary schools in Fairfax County and so far his class sizes have been small as well. The administration and staff are highly dedicated. The school is run in a very structured but loving style, and each child is valued and encouraged to develop their unique gifts. Shrevewood's student body reflects this areas' diversity both culturally and economically. The school uses the 'Core Knowledge Ciriculum' developed by E.D. Hirsch of the University of Virginia. In a nutshell Core Knowledge provides the basic knowledge American children need to learn starting as early as possible and revisits these areas in more detail as the children progress through school. This fall my 5 year old will begin kindergarten at Shrevewood and we are all looking forward to a great year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2004

The biggest mistake I made as parent was sending my son to Shrevewood Elementary School. He was only taught the consonant sounds (no vowels). I was told that he was being taught phonics, but instead he was being taught Whole Language, a method of guessing, looking at the pictures for 'clues' and memorizing words. Besides myself, my neighbors have spent thousands of dollars remediating our children in order for them to be able to read. At Shrevewood, thousands of tax dollars were wasted on programs, such as Reading Recovery, which NIH has proven to be detrimental to children. I would never, ever send a child to Shrevewood. Simply put, the teachers don't have a clue as to what they are doing. For example, do you think esophagus is an appropriate first grade spelling word? Save your child (and yourself) from a painful experience....send your child elsewhere.
—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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
History and Social Science

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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93%

2011

 
 
95%

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98%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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52%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

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96%

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98%

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93%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 84% in 2012.

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Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
93%

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 73% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
English: Writing

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 89% in 2012.

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n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
88%

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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

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

All Students68%
Female students83%
Male students56%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students71%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient students58%
Proficient in English77%

Math

All Students52%
Female students62%
Male students43%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students64%
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficient students31%
Proficient in English70%

Science

All Students90%
Female students100%
Male students78%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient students94%
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 Students58%
Female students65%
Male students51%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students58%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students65%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficient students33%
Proficient in English71%

Math

All Students72%
Female students71%
Male students73%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students79%
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient students55%
Proficient in English81%
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 Students81%
Female students88%
Male students76%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students86%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient students70%
Proficient in English84%

English: Writing

All Students86%
Female students88%
Male students83%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

Math

All Students79%
Female students83%
Male students76%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

Science

All Students82%
Female students88%
Male students76%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient students80%
Proficient in English82%
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 Students86%
Female students91%
Male students83%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students88%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient students75%
Proficient in English89%

Math

All Students83%
Female students86%
Male students81%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students82%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students53%
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

  • 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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Teacher resources

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Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

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  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Ms. Michelle I. Eugene

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Playground
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7525 Shreve Rd
Falls Church, VA 22043
Phone: (703) 645-6600

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