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Woodburn Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 557 students

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Posted October 25, 2013

Woodburn ES has a wonderful team including the principal, asst. principal, teachers, staffs, and PTA. Just hope that more parents will participate in all events to show supports and to help giving ideas to make it excellent for our kids, not just above average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2013

Woodburn is a wonderful school, with teachers and administrators who truly care about helping every child succeed. Woodburn has a unique arts focus. Every third grader takes violin. Band and orchestra begin in the fourth grade, and the band has a strong partnership with George Mason University. By the sixth grade, when most other schools' band programs begin, our children are accomplished beginners. In art classes, students are introduced to a wide variety of mediums, from portraits to wire sculptures to pottery. Our son has attended Woodburn since kindergarten and is now a rising sixth grader. He's thrived here. A previous commenter mentioned bullying, but I don't think this school has a problem with that. Most of the children I've encountered in our six years at this culturally and economically diverse school have been exceptionally kind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2012

Horrible school! My daughter came crying home! For two years by now! She's in sixth grade and is getting bullied! She was telling me about her school and I don't agree with any of the reports and review! The buses and teacher and STUDENTS, are all horrible!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2009

We love this school! Great student teacher ratios! The new renovation is fantastic and it feels like a small community one would find in a small town in the midst of chaotic suburbia. Go Wildcats!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2009

Bullying and cliques start in second grade and although the teachers try, the kids are quite sneaky and still able to torment others. Second grade student will be moved to a private school because of this situation. Child must have a tutor this summer because the new school is ahead in math and other areas. OK school but not top notch by any lengths. One of the first grade teachers was terrific and had the kids doing school work at the 3rd/4th grade levels. But second grade was a waste of time for this student.


Posted May 12, 2008

Great school - Kindergarten has wonderful teacher student ratios and, within the sprawling NoVa suburbs that we live in, this school actually feels like a small community. The arts integration program is an added bonus... and school is currently under renovation. Very pleased!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2008

My niece and cousin go to Woodburn Elementay. I have to agree with Lynn. It is by far a great school!!! It is about tine for my daughter to go to school and I am actually moving to Annandale only so she can benefit for their great curriculum... Her father is a musician and I am a graphic artist and we see an early interest on these areas on her... so we actually want her to exploit and thrive on this program... Go Wildcats!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2005

Woodburn is a fantastic elementary school that has developed an arts-integrated curriculum. It is NOT a magnet school. Rather through the hard work and enthusiasm of our teachers for arts integration, we have changed the name to reflect this interest and focus. We have a very ethnically diverse student population and celebrate that through classroom and family activities.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
78%

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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
English: Writing

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
74%
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 students79%
Male students71%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient students68%
Proficient in English85%

Math

All Students62%
Female students75%
Male students46%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient students47%
Proficient in English81%

Science

All Students67%
Female students83%
Male students45%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient students58%
Proficient in English77%
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 Students47%
Female students38%
Male students55%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students50%
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficient students24%
Proficient in English86%

Math

All Students63%
Female students62%
Male students63%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students92%
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient students54%
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 Students78%
Female students79%
Male students76%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students95%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient students73%
Proficient in English80%

English: Writing

All Students75%
Female students73%
Male students77%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students85%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient students63%
Proficient in English80%

Math

All Students95%
Female students97%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students95%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities100%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient students100%
Proficient in English93%

Science

All Students67%
Female students62%
Male students71%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students86%
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient students36%
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 Students78%
Female students89%
Male students68%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient students56%
Proficient in English92%

Math

All Students93%
Female students100%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient students93%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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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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3401 Hemlock Dr
Falls Church, VA 22042
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