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Floris Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 720 students

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Posted December 30, 2013

Great school with excellent before/after school activities. Many programs offered. Some of them are Math Olympiad, Science Olympiad, Science Fair, Science Place, Chess, Odyssey of Mind, Lego League, after-school sports etc. Excellent mix of academic and non-academic activities. Great PTA. Nice enthusiastic teachers. The area and families feeding into this school are outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2012

We moved to Herndon area last year and have been more than pleased with Floris school. Overall Fairfax county's curriculum itself is pretty solid. On top of that, the teachers that my kids have got so far have just been amazing!! The principal Ms. Porter is a very nice person to deal with and takes lot of interest in the school's activities. Every report card is personally signed by her with encouraging comments along with remarks for areas of improvement! I could not have been happier as they have great extracurricular activities like chess, science programs, Math Olympaid at such a large scale that, unlike other schools, almost no child is denied registration due to space issues. Moreover, the fees for these programs are also very reasonable. I would definitely recommend parents to consider this school as even the community has parents who are quite serious about academic achievements of their kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2011

My kids went here for just a short time in 1999-2000. My son was in second grade, he was later diagnosed with asperger's syndrome. The teacher kept saying he wasn't writing his paragraphs. It turns out he couldn't even write a sentence let alone a paragraph. She would never let him eat his snack like the other children because he didn't do his work. I can't tell you how angry that makes me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2009

I really love the school. Whenever I need help the teachers are there to help me with whatever I need. I love everything I can do there
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 14, 2009

I was not pleased with floris. The teachers were not great and the education system was terrible. My adivice is to never send your child to a school like this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

I love Floris. It is an excellent school with a very good school community. My experience with the teachers K-3 has been very good. The teachers were very attentive, responsive and the communication through BlackBoard is impressive. My son loves the school and refused to move to Oak Hill. Overall a A+.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2008

I have one student who completed six years at Floris and another student curently attending. I have been very happy with all the teachers except the sixth grade. Parent/teacher interaction from the six grade teachers is almost non-existent. I found teacher conferences with the sixth grade teachers rudely cut-off even though I still had time left in my fifteen minutes. All other teachers in the other grades have been exceptional and have gone out of their way to work with the parents with very open communication. The principal and assistant principal are minimally effective and teachers have expressed frustation to me about them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2008

This is my son's first year of school and he does not enjoy going to Floris. His teacher is less than friendly. I would not recommend this school to anyone whose child does not have skin as thick as an adult's. I will be moving out of the Floris district so my son will no longer have to attend this school. After all the hype and great ratings this school definately falls short.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2008

I happen to move in the area so that my kids can join this school. Teachers do not care to respond to students concern. Whenever i tried to have any conference with the teacher i get response that it is not needed at this time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2008

This is a great school. Principal is excellent and cares about the students. Teachers are also very good. Unnecessary acadamic pressure is not put on kids and kids enjoy going to school. On the other hand, kids who want to advance academically are given enough opportunities. This school has all levels of GT services. The school test scores are consistently high. It's a great place to start schooling. For me, it has been a very positive experience at Floris.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2008

My daughter is in first grade, very very good school. Communication with parents via blackboard is very impressive. My first grade teacher Mrs.cole is very good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2008

Floris is mediocre at best. While the administration is fine, the teacher quality is really lacking. You can tell that the teachers don't want to be here. A lot of the classrooms lack resources and are 'left to dry.' There are almost no extracurricular activites when compared to near by schools and other counties. Long and short teachers really don't care. Floris is definately lacking a is severly overrated.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 1, 2006

I have a child who attends Floris who is special needs and has emotional/behavior issues. They whole staff is very supportive and listens to my concerns, the teachers even send me an email if there is any concerns or problems to be addressed. They have wonderful special needs classrooms and the homeroom teachers are caring to my child's needs. 2 years ago I moved all the way across town just so my child can be placed into their program for special needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2005

Our 1st grade child loves school and is having a great experience at Floris Elementary. Her first grade teacher is excellent. In addition, the principal is very involved and sets strong academic goals in a fun, supportive setting for the kids. When you go into the school, you see lots of art work and projects by the kids on the walls. The PTA and parents are very involved with the school. Floris expects a lot out of the students and gives them the support and encouragement to have fun and learn. Great place to have your kid start public school. Hopefully, they will be able to keep the class sizes down (24 in a first grade class now, which is fine). Lots of home building is going on in the area . . .
—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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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History and Social Science

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

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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99%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

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97%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

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97%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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99%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
English: Writing

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
History and Social Science

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

2012

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

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

The state average for English: Reading was 74% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 86% in 2012.

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
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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

All Students93%
Female students96%
Male students90%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities85%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient students85%
Proficient in English95%

Math

All Students95%
Female students93%
Male students98%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students98%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities92%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient students95%
Proficient in English95%

Science

All Students96%
Female students98%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students97%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities85%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient students90%
Proficient in English98%
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 Students96%
Female students97%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students99%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities87%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient students94%
Proficient in English96%

Math

All Students94%
Female students95%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students96%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities87%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient students75%
Proficient in English97%
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 Students92%
Female students93%
Male students90%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students99%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient students83%
Proficient in English93%

English: Writing

All Students94%
Female students95%
Male students92%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students97%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient students58%
Proficient in English98%

Math

All Students66%
Female students60%
Male students72%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students70%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English66%

Science

All Students92%
Female students92%
Male students92%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students97%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient students83%
Proficient in English93%
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 Students99%
Female students100%
Male students98%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students98%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English100%

Math

All Students99%
Female students100%
Male students98%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students98%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities90%
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

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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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2708 Centreville Rd
Herndon, VA 20171
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