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Gunston Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 525 students

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Posted October 29, 2012

I continue, as noted in June 2011 in my rating, to maintain that Gunston Elementary provides an excellent environment for our two children (now grade 3 and 6) in 2012. I am grateful for the great folks to include an excellent and caring teacher to now our 3rd Grader (Mrs. Benton) and excellent and caring counselor (Ms. Ephraim). Our 6th grader is participating in the AAP program at Lorton Station where he is enjoying his teacher (Mrs. Hanscom) but still misses his 'home school' - Gunston. This is a true testimony to the great environment/'at home feel' that Gunston provides. It takes a village, as they say. We thank you for your continued dedication, Gunston dedicated teachers/counselors!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2011

In general: Pretty good school. My son learn to love math here. The school has ZERO tolerance for bullies and provides a healthy learning enviroment. Downs: His teacher was pertty bad getting back to me though, never answered my emails or calls; however, the lack of communication did not affected my son performance or grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2010

great school , good teachers and helpful administration, warm environement I recommend this school for people who are living in lorton
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

My sun have autism ...Until this moment I am satisfied ...thanx to the teacher Ms Gali
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

My children have attended Gunston for the past 3 years I would have to say that the whole experience has beed less that ideal. The teaching staff is adequit, but I feel that they are so preoccupied by standards of learning and other requirements of the school district that they simply can't focus on the students. I have also seen an alarming bullying problem that the administration either can't or won't address. I don't think that my children will be lacking in the basics, but I also can't say this school goes above and beyond expectations. As a military mom, I won't miss this school when we move.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2008

Great school! My Kindergartner can read. He has gone on field trips. He comes home excited about assemblies that the school has had. Lots of art and music activities to stimulate his creativity. Very involved and caring staff and faculty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2008

Love it! The teachers are caring and the classrooms are organized. The bus/car rider system is organized. The office is organized. Everything runs seemlessly! My children are learning leaps and bounds ahead of their friends at Fort Bragg, NC. They are learning now what they should have two years ago. I am constantly impressed with the music, dance, plays, science activities, and after school programs they offer. They involve the parents with take home notes, calendars, and Gunston newspapers. The prinipal is very involved and takes time to attend all the events we've seen. She is strict but kind. Excellent combination! We are military and move frequently and this is by far the best school we've ever been fortunate enough to attend.
—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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
88%
History and Social Science

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
91%
English: Writing

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
75%

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 74% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students70%
Female students76%
Male students63%
Black students56%
Asian students69%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient students61%
Proficient in English79%

Math

All Students51%
Female students50%
Male students53%
Black students50%
Asian students63%
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficient students37%
Proficient in English67%

Science

All Students75%
Female students82%
Male students67%
Black students57%
Asian students86%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient students72%
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 Students72%
Female students85%
Male students58%
Black students54%
Asian students79%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient students57%
Proficient in English82%

Math

All Students85%
Female students88%
Male students82%
Black students85%
Asian students93%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students86%
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 Students55%
Female students59%
Male students48%
Black students41%
Asian students58%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students59%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficient students45%
Proficient in English60%

English: Writing

All Students61%
Female students66%
Male students55%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students56%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient students53%
Proficient in English64%

Math

All Students42%
Female students38%
Male students47%
Black students42%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students42%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities43%
Limited English proficient students33%
Proficient in English48%

Science

All Students37%
Female students41%
Male students32%
Black students53%
Asian students38%
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
White students41%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities42%
Limited English proficient students26%
Proficient in English43%
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 Students75%
Female students86%
Male students67%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students45%
Proficient in English81%

Math

All Students89%
Female students93%
Male students85%
Black students88%
Asian students90%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient students79%
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

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10100 Gunston Rd
Lorton, VA 22079
Phone: (703) 541-3600

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