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Lorton Station Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 946 students

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3 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted 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


Posted June 6, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.


Posted February 7, 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


Posted August 1, 2013

Wonderful support with great programs and teacher dedication throughout the year including youth schlolars programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2013

Very active school with great teachers and a good atmosphere for all of the students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted November 6, 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


Posted September 6, 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


Posted November 9, 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


Posted October 30, 2009

I thought this school was great. My son attended kindergarten and 1st grade here. I
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 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


Posted 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


Posted September 9, 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


Posted 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


Posted June 5, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

This is a really good school. They really prepare kids for GT. Communication from Teacher is good.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
History and Social Science

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
History and Social Science

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

2012

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
English: Writing

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

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

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 Students85%
Female students87%
Male students83%
Black students73%
Asian students91%
Hispanic72%
Multiracial91%
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient students80%
Proficient in English88%

Math

All Students75%
Female students75%
Male students75%
Black students59%
Asian students87%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial64%
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient students65%
Proficient in English82%

Science

All Students86%
Female students89%
Male students82%
Black students65%
Asian students98%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial82%
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient students85%
Proficient in English86%
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 Students69%
Female students75%
Male students66%
Black students52%
Asian students76%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient students47%
Proficient in English80%

Math

All Students74%
Female students81%
Male students69%
Black students57%
Asian students79%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students51%
Proficient in English85%
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 Students77%
Female students76%
Male students77%
Black students66%
Asian students82%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient students64%
Proficient in English82%

English: Writing

All Students70%
Female students69%
Male students71%
Black students64%
Asian students78%
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient students56%
Proficient in English75%

Math

All Students68%
Female students72%
Male students65%
Black students48%
Asian students88%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient students56%
Proficient in English76%

Science

All Students63%
Female students56%
Male students68%
Black students54%
Asian students74%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient students29%
Proficient in English78%
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 Students88%
Female students91%
Male students85%
Black students78%
Asian students89%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient students61%
Proficient in English94%

Math

All Students85%
Female students84%
Male students86%
Black students78%
Asian students88%
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient students61%
Proficient in English91%
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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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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2499 Lewis Chapel Rd
Lorton, VA 22079
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Phone: (571) 642-6000

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