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Westlawn Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 738 students

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Posted April 10, 2014

Great school with a great staff my kids love it and enjoy the teachers and staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2013

The staff that works here is amazing, they always have a smile for you, help as much as they can with any concern as parents. My child has been in this school for 4 years and we only had one not so great teacher, the other 3 had made an excellent job with my kid education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2011

Sending our first kid to kindergarten was a scary concept after a small preschool environment, but we were immediately comforted after the orientation. The K teachers were so nice and friendly. Everyone provided all the answers to our questions. Miss Escudero and Mrs Bonazza have been so helpful easing us in to the school year. The renovations are coming along and look incredible! The PTA events have been great, we are really thankful to have such a great neighborhood school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

A wonderful staff does wonderful things with a wonderfully diverse study body.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2008

This is a Great School, The Principle and the Admin staff are excellent. They really take a lot of effort in doing everything to make the child excel. Parents should take an equal role with the school to see their children improve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2008

I have two children who have attended Westlawn Elementary School. The current principal and staff have made our experience there one of the best we could ever imagine. They have been caring, helpful and kind to us and to our children and the education they received was exactly what we had hoped for as members of the Fairfax County Public School system. I rate this school and its educators very highly and will be very sad to say goodbye next year as our youngest moves on to middle school. We, as parents, feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to have our children attend Westlawn Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2008

The staff and administration are very enthusiastic and helpful to younger kids, although there are a few exceptions. The school is sanitary for the most part. The cafeteria offers a seperate table for kids who have peanut allergies. As usual, schools tend to have bullies and this isn't much of a difference but the administration and counselors are willing to take action. Overall, the school is good and will provide the necessary education.


Posted August 4, 2006

This school is the MOST Greatest school in the world!!!The teachers are fantastic!And when their is a new stutent in our school everone helps him/her with anything!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2003

I was a student at Westlawn Elementary School back in 1986. The best year a had was in the 1988 1st grade class of Ms. Christine Stunkard. That was over 10 years ago but up to now i can still remember how i enjoyed being in Ms. Stunkard's class and how that year was the most inspirational year during elementary. I am very grateful that i got to know her and be in her class.


Posted April 26, 2003

Three of my four children attended Westlawn in the '90's. We were very pleased with the quality of education, and were certainly impressed with the dedication and compassion of the teaching staff. We miss our old school!


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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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
91%
History and Social Science

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
91%

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 70% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
English: Writing

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
78%
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 students76%
Male students73%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students86%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient students71%
Proficient in English86%

Math

All Students52%
Female students61%
Male students43%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students75%
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficient students42%
Proficient in English82%

Science

All Students67%
Female students73%
Male students60%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students85%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient students58%
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 Students54%
Female students66%
Male students45%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students71%
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficient students40%
Proficient in English84%

Math

All Students63%
Female students70%
Male students58%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students91%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient students53%
Proficient in English84%
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 Students73%
Female students74%
Male students72%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students92%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient students63%
Proficient in English90%

English: Writing

All Students58%
Female students62%
Male students54%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students75%
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficient students41%
Proficient in English81%

Math

All Students62%
Female students61%
Male students62%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students75%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient students62%
Proficient in English60%

Science

All Students54%
Female students50%
Male students57%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students76%
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficient students35%
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 Students72%
Female students72%
Male students72%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students86%
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient students51%
Proficient in English91%

Math

All Students81%
Female students78%
Male students83%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students86%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient students68%
Proficient in English95%
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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3200 Westley Rd
Falls Church, VA 22042
Phone: (703) 241-5100

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