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Spring Hill Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 972 students

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Posted September 20, 2013

Given that good evaluation of the school,we have decided to move here. Negative: a. some students are very bossy and the teacher does not help at all, bully is happening in the school. b. Some sudents are either those who like to boast how rich they are or cry for attention when they don't get what they want. c. Teachers do not have enough time and energey to educate all kids. d. To make it even worse, all classes are completely mixed up after one year which makes it very difficult for the kids to make new friends, and the ridiculous part is that nobody has even been consulted before they mixed the children into different class. e. Bullying exist everywhere in the shcoold though the principle will always find an excuse for the bully! e. The teacher somehow always treats those who makes noise well whlie those who obey the rules were almost forgot by the teacher. Well, I have to say this shcool needs quite some efforts in becoming a dream one of 10 schores. f. I seriously think this schoold does not
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

We are super excited that our twin girls will be starting Kinder Garden in September at Spring Hill. We moved to McLean so the girls could attend this school. We look forward to this journey and know it will be awesome! Thanks for the opportunity to comment. michelle
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2013

I cannot say enough wonderful things about SHES. We transferred from another McLean school and I am blown away by the differences in the schools. The principal is a fantastic leader and as a result, the school has a great culture and the teachers are happy and stay there for years! Every parent I talk to raves about their child's teachers - without exception. My child's teacher is great about pushing kids ahead that are excelling so they don't get bored. Every time I have a question/concern, I have gotten a quick response. Character education is a focus for this school and it shows. Also, the PTO is very involved and provides incredible support to the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2013

So far the school is good and my kids love it. Teachers are nice and competent. I would appreciate it if the school can expand its after school program to include French in the program as it is a very good language course for little ones especailly considering that it is the most beautiful language in the world. Another suggestion is to put students into different classes based on their ethernity to help them expand their horizon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2013

This is a wonderful school. My children are appropriately challenged here. Teachers are amazing. The school PTA is great too. Glad we moved to the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2012

My child has attended Spring Hill since first grade. We moved to the area because of excellent school reputation. Our experience with School has been average. In second grade kids are tested and evaluated for Gifted and Talented program. Kids are then separated in third grade, one for GT program and the other for regular course of study. Approximately 50% of all third grade students are placed in GT, which seems a bit high. Parents frequently place huge pressure on school officials to retest their kids and place them in GT program. My kid has had about even distribution of good and bad teachers during the six years in Spring Hill. It appears as though resources are geared toward GT program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2012

My child came here from another county below grade level. I just received his SOL tests results and he is advanced and more than one grade level ahead! Kudos to the teachers and the system. The county gives them the flexibility to make powerful changes to the core curriculum. It puts the power in the hands of the individual school and allows them to service children on different levels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2012

I'm not sure from which school or county the child of the previous parent came but I will say that Fairfax County is one of the highest rated counties in this country so you could take your average child and test them against any private or public charter school from another county and the test scores would be not even compare. The SOL in Fairfax County are light years ahead of others. My son has always been in private in other counties and was ALWAYS above average but he tested slightly above grade level in Fairfax because their curriculum is far more advanced and demanding. This was definitely a good thing and now he's gotten used to the more demanding work schedule and is heading back to the advanced side of things. I credit that to great teachers and leadership in the entire school, from principal down to the admin staff. His class has 4 different groups to address different learning levels and she tests several times each quarter to move students according to their progress. Not to mention they have received the "Governor's Award" last year. They're even building an addition to the school to accommodate more students. Spring Hill is also culture-rich. Love it! Love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2011

I agree with the review dated January 2011 - this school does not do a great job with kids in regular classes! We moved in last year, and I couldn't put a finger on exactly what is missing...all I can say is if your kid is placed in regular classes especially in Math and Science, then tough luck! He or she will get "O" or "G" in his report card but then not really get challenged...it's meaningless! You just have to supplement or put him in another school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2011

We have been nothing but thrilled with this school. We're military and moved here just last year. The teacher's are wonderful and my children have enjoyed the year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2011

The School definitely trys to meet expectations but there are just too many kids and with the AAP program, the regular classes are a mess. I am new to the school and ave tried to keep an open mind but my kids are way behind where they were at previous schools. The AAP is excellent but I just don't thing this school does the best job for the average kid.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2008

This is my 3rd year at Spring Hill and I have had a lot of fun! It is a great school! I used to teach at Kent Gardens , a nearby Elementary school and all I can say is that Spring Hill is 100x better than the nearby E.S.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 18, 2006

Spring Hill E.S. is overall an excellent school regardless of viewpoint, just a bit overcrowded, due to understandable pressures of demand and -like most if not all Fairfax County Pulic Schools- terribly short on foreign language teaching. Programs such as FLES/FLEX or Berlitz are simply not the answer. The School Board is apparently finalizing a plan to make the study of at least one foreign language compulsory from K to 12.
—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.

119 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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

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Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

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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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
English: Writing

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

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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91%

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97%

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99%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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96%

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93%

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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

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 Students96%
Female students92%
Male students98%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities100%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient students85%
Proficient in English97%

Math

All Students89%
Female students85%
Male students92%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students97%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities85%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students69%
Proficient in English91%

Science

All Students97%
Female students96%
Male students98%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities93%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient students91%
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 students92%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students89%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities90%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient students71%
Proficient in English96%

Math

All Students96%
Female students95%
Male students97%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students96%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities94%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient students92%
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 Students98%
Female students99%
Male students97%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities87%
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient students100%
Proficient in English98%

English: Writing

All Students97%
Female students99%
Male students95%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial90%
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities92%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient students88%
Proficient in English98%

Math

All Students89%
Female students90%
Male students89%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient students88%
Proficient in English90%

Science

All Students91%
Female students89%
Male students93%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial90%
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient students83%
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 Students98%
Female students99%
Male students97%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students98%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students99%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities94%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English99%

Math

All Students98%
Female students99%
Male students97%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students97%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students99%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities83%
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient students100%
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

  • 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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8201 Lewinsville Rd
Mclean, VA 22102
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Phone: (703) 506-3400

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