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PK-6
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Lorton, VA
Students enrolled: 946

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2499 Lewis Chapel Rd
Lorton, VA 22079

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(571) 642-6000
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October 25, 2014
I was in this school k-6. I would like to say that the front office staff are terribly rude. They would have this attitude that anyone would hate. I once needed help for something, and they would start laughing at me. I felt embarrassed. I Remember when I was in k-3, the front office staff would have this passionate smile and greet me well. Compare to 4-6. And the teachers are also very rude too. My sister's teacher is so rude to her. And very disorganized. But there were few teachers that I loved and the others are plain rude. The kids are just horrible. I remember when I was in 6th grade we had are daily month Fire drill and it got stuck and we had to wait outside for 1 hour in a hot, summer day. I'm in middle school now and I feel happy where I am now. But any parent who suggest going to this school should problaby think again if they want to go to a school that will make their children feel safe.

- submitted by a community member
June 21, 2014
Lots of negative reviews that I don't agree with are posted here. I wonder if those negative reviewers are PTA members? Do they volunteer at the school regularly? Or at all? What are YOU doing to help make your child's school even better? AAP parents, are you helping out at the book fair, the fun run, and other events to support or dare I say "thank" this school for challenging/ extending/enhancing your child's education?be the change you want to see in the world.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2014
Worst school I've ever seen.. Such a poor leadership and teaching/coaching strategies. There are no opportunities in the school for the children to learn respect and good discipline. Everything is so punitive.. So much favoritism - especially when the parent volunteers in the same classroom where their children are, those children get a special treatment. I have tried at least two years to get access to blackboard - pleading them to set up our access. Todate, they have not done anything about it. Follow-through is absolutely missing. Like many other parents had stated, if it is not for AAP we WILL NOT send our daughter to this school ever. One of the neighborhood schools in our area offers so much technological support and opportunities for their children to excel. One example is membership to ixl math - they push the children to exceed the standards. This school completely lacks this standard. It is true that many teachers are rude to the children. I hope these feedback are taken seriously by the school leadership and actions are taken to improve things.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2014
By far this is the worst school ever! The teachers are rude and very young dressed like there going to the club! When ur wearing pants so tight u can see there underwear is not a good look at all! The teachers are very mean to the kids say very rude remarks to the children. I've had so many problems with this school it's way to much to write! All I can say is do not send ur children here!

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2014
I went to this school 3-6 grade becuase I was placed in the AAP program, and let me just tell you it was terrible. The lunch food was terrible the teacher were rude mean and very unhelpful. I have moved onto middle school now and am relived that I am out of that school. For some reson the general ed and AAP sort of had an un spoken rivraly, they were rude and mean to us. Some of my younger friends that still go to Lorton Station have told me that it was still like that. I would not reccomend sending your child here if you have a choice. A lot of the AAP teachers are mean unorgannized and just aren't good teachers. Bullying does happen at this school, and innopropiate behavior. When I attended this school someone tried to set the bathroom on fire and on numerous occasions people would pull the fire alarm and we would have to wait outside for an hour for the firemen to come and check to see if there was actually a fire. I came from newington forest, which is a wonderful school and I would reccomend this over lorton station anyday, even though they do not offer full AAP classes.

- submitted by a community member
February 07, 2014
This school is by far the most unorganized and lacks some leadership. My son attended Laurel Hill ES for the 1st and 2nd Grade. However he qualified for acceptance into the level IV gifted & talented program. He started attending this school in 3rd Grade and although we found his 3rd Grade teacher to be one of the best he has ever had, the one thing we did not like was the dis-organized manner we received information. Often times we would receive notifications the week of or from the previous week of scheduled events. 4th Grade has brought a different experience with the teacher. Teacher is disorganized which fits right in line with the Administrative staff. Personally if it were not for the Level IV program, my son would be attending Laurel Hill ES again. The program is challenging my son, but the lack of organization this year has certainly got us reconsidering our position on his staying in the program in this school for another 2 years at this school. If the program was offered in Laurel Hill or another Elementary School in our area, we would definitely send him there for his last 2 years.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2013
Wonderful support with great programs and teacher dedication throughout the year including youth schlolars programs.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2013
Very active school with great teachers and a good atmosphere for all of the students.

- submitted by a teacher
January 21, 2013
This school almost destroyed my daughters love of learning. We relocated to the area and chose this neighborhood beause everyone said this was a "good school". My daughter came home from 1st grade crying and all she could tell me about her day was who the teacher "yelled" at. I regularly went to have lunch with her and volunteered in the classroom. After seeing the way the teacher humiliated the students IN FRONT OF A PARENT, I wondered what was happening when I was not there, It took 2 months and an actual sit in at the office, refusing to leave to get anyone to listen and I demanded her class to be changed. Year 2 - The teacher actually called the kids STUPID and when I called the teacher myself, she admitted it, said the kids were awful and was combative. My daughter is now in private school and I cannot warn you enough to stay away from this school. I have never seen a principle that works so hard to avoid parents.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2012
Both of my sons attended this school, my oldest for 4 1/2 years from K-4 and my youngest for kindergarten. My oldest child had special needs and it was hectic as he progressed through the school. The staff always had a heavy turnaround between school years resulting in lack of continuity for a special needs child (2 different principals, 3 different special education teachers, and 2 different IEP coordinators). Two of the five general education class teachers he placed within his time there were ill equipped to deal with a special needs child; one who did not have the temperament and the other a first year teacher. The staff that does stay on is friendly and professional and both of my boys did have the same kindergarten teacher, which was nice. The school also has a very good mix of all ethnicities.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2011
My son attented this school for two years, kindergarten and 1st grade, at the time the school was awesome as were the teachers. We moved away for a few years and now we are back at Lorton Station and I am beyond dissapointed. This school has gone down hill fast. The quality of teachers is, well there is no quality. One Mom confided in me and told me to get my kids out of Lorton Station as fast as I could. I am considering just driving them to a nearby school so they have a shot at a better education. Since school started two months ago I have had nothing but problems with the nasty and rude office lady. The way she spoke to me was unbelievable. She spoke down to me when I was trying to sort out a bully problem my son was having! I guess she doesn't realize I don't have to work so if anyone deserves to be spoken down to it would be her! I don't suggest sending your children here, Lorton has many other elementary schools with great reviews. Also the quality of kids that attend this school is what you would imagine in SE dc

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2011
My son has spent first and second grade at this school. I have had a very good experience. Teachers have been good and I see progress in myson. He seems to like school. They were responsive tonal of my concerns. The school is verybdiverse which is a plus. I don't have any complaints. Stay involved, support the teacher, be open to teacher suggestions...

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2009
I would have to say that in the beginning when my daughter attended 1st grade and I loved Mrs. Flowers she was the best teacher that she ever had! Throughout the years she's been there I've had some really unprofessional teachers who have there ego in the way of being an educator. I like when teachers take pride in being a teacher and would do nothing but the best to educate. I feel this school need to re-evaluate the teachers, staff, and principal.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2009
I thought this school was great. My son attended kindergarten and 1st grade here. I

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August 17, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2009
I have a child in first grade, and I think the scholl is organized and stricted. The only problem is that the classrooms are too small. But other that that, so far, I am pleased with the school.

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April 02, 2009
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December 04, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2008
About student getting 'penalized for being too smart' in GT - It's sad, but seems to be true...I've had the same experience with my child this year. The same story and same reactions from everyone involved. I could sign under every word of yours. Very disappointing experience.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2008
I think the school has done well, looking at 5 years post start up. The classes are very diverse, but the teachers (mostly) are well trained and kind. The principal is tough and principled, which often comes across to parents as inflexible and occasionally rude. My daughter's experiences since kindergarden have been very good overall. Given the school's demographic challenges, I am impressed so far.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2008
The school is trying its best. It is a little overcrowded but they make it work. They have good teachers and good programs. My son loves the music program, the chess club and GT center. He is in GT and he is being challeged.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2008
Very unimpressed with LSES. Administrative staff is unhelpful and combative. Unorganized classes and not a good experience. I am pulling my child out.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 05, 2008
My child attends Lorton Station Elementary School and this is one of the worst schools in Fairfax County. He/she is in the gifted and talented program there and was actually penalized for being too 'smart'. When asked about an assignment that seemed to be graded incorrectly, the teacher said that my child's answers were correct but were marked wrong because the words she used in her answer were not words that a third grader should know. This incident occured in a gifted and talented class at the school. The principal dismissed the problem and nothing was done. A school that penalizes students for being too smart is a disgrace to the county. A GT Center class that requires students to 'dumb down' their answers is doing more harm than good and a principal that allows this to happen should be replaced.

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April 11, 2008
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February 08, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 03, 2008
This is a really good school. They really prepare kids for GT. Communication from Teacher is good.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2007
My son attends Lorton Station's Gifted and Talented Program. The teachers are wonderful and they keep my son academically challenged. The school has an excellent strings program-- and Ms. Martin is such a dedicated music teacher! My son cannot stop playing his viola!

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May 21, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2007
This school has caused us to move out of the area! They have extremely poor communication from the principal all the way to the teachers. They offer no help to students especially if they are new to the school, they are unkind in general, and in no way nurturing. If you are looking for a cold staff, lack of communication, and a place to destroy your children's self confidence you will have found it at this school. Avoid is all I can say!

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2007
LSES has been a wonderful experience for my children. They have been here for the last three years (2nd and 6th grades, presently). While both of my children are very different when it comes to their learning processes, they have both excelled - both in and out of the classroom. The principal, Mrs. Garrison, is a fantastic leader and an incredible woman. She possesses a wealth of knowledge when it comes to helping these children any way she can. The academic programs here are superior to our last school. Fairfax County has proven it's first rate reputation here at LSES. We are very sad to have to leave!

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2007
The students are tough, but the Principal keeps them under control. All teachers and leadership are stressed trying to meet school goals and keeping children under control. Principal and teachers are kind but could use more training on tactfulness. Great strings program. Great in safety.

- submitted by a parent
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Lorton Station Elementary School
2499 Lewis Chapel Rd, Lorton, VA  22079
(571) 642-6000
Last modified Lorton Station Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lorton Station Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top