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Chesterbrook Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 655 students

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Posted April 2, 2014

I have been very impressed with the overall leadership from the principal and the attention each student receives at the school. I love that the principal is at the door to greet every child as they walk into/leave the school (usually by name). The teachers (and principal) are very receptive to parent involvement and have always been very responsive to any questions I may have regarding my children's progress/education. The PTA and parents at the school have made it possible to offer many enrichment programs before/after school, as well as funding for new technology, playground equipment and library books. I would highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2013

Culture of kindness! Principal sets the tone and excellent teachers and caring parent community reinforce. My 2 kids are happy to go every day and are challenged by the curriculum. Music, art, and chinese culture/language program are bonuses.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2013

Chesterbrook is near perfect! A+ from this parent! The principal, teachers and staff care about the education of the kids and about their overall welfare. The students are friendly and the enviroment is welcoming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2013

The Principle of this school is probably the best thing about Chesterbrook. Always involved and always pleasent to be around. Teachewrs and Parent will do all it takes to amke sure not a single kid has been left behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2013

Chesterbrook has exceptional teachers, aides, principal and environment. The kids learn so much and it's not overwhelming. I opted my child out of the FLE program and it worked out great. If a school could ever be perfect then Chesterbrook would certainly be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2012

We have recently moved to this school from Australia. From the minute I walked in the door I was impressed. The office staff were so helpul and both the Principal and Assistant Principal were amazing. Very professional and approachable and passionate about the children and the school. They met with us to ensure our daughter was put in the right grade level for her abilities and her new teachers have been so caring, helpful and attentive. We have truly hit the jackpot with this wonderful school. The PTA are very strong at this school, with great parent involvement and fund raising.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2012

This may be the "hidden gem" of all McLean's elementary schools. It's small enough that every child will be able to get the attention he deserves, and it's obvious from the moment you walk in the door that the teachers are happy -- and that they are well-supported by an amazing principal. The level of parent support is also key to Chesterbrook's success. I must respectfully disagree with the parent who wrote about Chesterbrook not being able to deal with an extremely gifted child; I can't speak to that parent's experience, of course, but we have seen that the level of individual attention -- and the influence of some amazing special ed. teachers, who know all about how to deal with kids who are "twice exceptional" -- mean that bright kids at Chesterbrook won't waste their years before "gifted & talented" education kicks in (in 3rd grade). Every class has differentiated teaching and every teacher seems to strive for a nearly individualized approach to education. If you live in this neighborhood, there is no reason to waste your money on private schools. Chesterbrook is everything public education ought to be throughout the country.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2011

Parent of two children attending Chesterbrook ES. We could not be happier with this school, its teachers and the administration. Coming from a small private school we carefully researched ESs in McLean and Great Falls and focused on 2 schools that met our needs for a school and neighborhood - Churchill and Chesterbrook. We chose Chesterbrook. The principal is friendly and ever-present in the hallways. The teachers are a great mix of energy and experience. The administration is friendly and helpful. The only criticism would be the school's decision (need?) to spend considerable resources on a very small percentage of the student population sometimes to the neglect of the larger population.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2010

We live in McLean and have an ADHD child who is gifted-extremely bright. The Principal and AP wanted to put him in a Special Education program, not gifted. We tested our son and his IQ is off the charts and Chesterbrook Elementary did not know how to handle our child. It was a nightmare. We were so disappointed, we transfered out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

We have lived from Maine to Miami and Chesterbrook Elementary is by far the best school we've been to. The teachers are warm and caring and they inspire the kids to strive for excellence. The PTA is very involved, committed and consistant in supporting the school. It feels safe and warm and kind. Chesterbrook is like an extended family (without the weird auntie:)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

A wonderful school with high standards!


Posted October 25, 2008

Chesterbrook is an amazing school. The teachers and staff are awesome. Parental involvement is very high evidenced by the strong, active PTA. I also love that the children know the rules and there are seldom discipline issues. The best school ever!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2008

Chesterbrook ES is an excellent school. The teachers are first rate and the administration is innovative. Parent involvement is very high. From special needs students to students in need of enrichment, the Chesterbrook ES faculty and adminstration welcomes and encourages them all. Introducing technology into the classrooms is a hallmark at Chesterbrook ES. I'm very pleased with the education my two children receive at Chesterbrook ES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2008

Chesterbrook is a well organized and well run school who's curriculum crosses all levels. Not only is the staff able to meet the challenging needs of GT students, but the program they have put into place for those students with special needs is unparallel to any others in the county. Their special needs program has been used as a role model for other schools in the area. When a school can meet the needs of ALL its students - that is a GREAT school. Chesterbrook is a GREAT SCHOOL!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2008

The parental involvement at Chesterbrook is phenomenal! Not only is the PTA active, but the number of parents who volunteer in the classrooms to help the teachers with ongoing activities as well as for many special events is more than any I've seen in the other schools that we have been to. We have moved twice, while raising 5 children. I don't want to move again - at least until all of our children benefit from this school! The great teacher-parent relationships only benefits every child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2006

A concept that I really like here is that kids who are in the same grade all get the same homework packet--teachers have 'teaching teams' and decide on the curriculum. School is also relatively small and is a very nice and clean facility. The new Vice Principal seems to have a good knack to connect parents and teachers. Lots of special events to add to learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

Good atmosphere -- and teaching staff which is involved with students.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

125 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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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95%

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98%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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95%

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100%

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95%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

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99%

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96%

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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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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88%

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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
English: Writing

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
History and Social Science

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

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Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
History and Social Science

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

2012

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

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

All Students90%
Female students89%
Male students92%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students88%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient students82%
Proficient in English92%

Math

All Students91%
Female students91%
Male students91%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students95%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient students86%
Proficient in English92%

Science

All Students97%
Female students98%
Male students97%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities87%
Students without disabilities99%
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 Students93%
Female students96%
Male students90%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%

Math

All Students89%
Female students87%
Male students90%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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

English: Reading

All Students96%
Female students95%
Male students97%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities87%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%

English: Writing

All Students96%
Female students98%
Male students95%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities82%
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%

Math

All Students97%
Female students96%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities90%
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English97%

Science

All Students96%
Female students98%
Male students95%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities82%
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%
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 Students95%
Female students96%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students92%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities81%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English98%

Math

All Students96%
Female students96%
Male students96%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities82%
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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

  • 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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