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Waples Mill Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 879 students

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted August 28, 2014

We have two children, both have graduated from Waples Mill E.S.. Great experience, time passes so fast, it was a peaceful, blessed education. Thanks to all involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2014

My kids love going to school here! They do everything in their power to keep the children from falling behind in a caring attentive manner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2013

This school has some pros and cons like any other school. Programs are good but that all depends on the teacher. Some teachers are working their for so long, I feel like they hate their job. I think school should give them early retirement and welcome new faces.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2013

Too many phone calls to parents with insignificant problems. But when something serious happens, like several lice outbreaks, they give you a notice, but that's all. No separation of students, no removal of the student with the repeats incidents. Also too much parent involvement for this working mom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2013

My daughter has attended this school since kindergarden and she's now in the 3rd grade. I have loved all of her teachers - they are very dedicated and take each student's needs to heart. My daughter was placed in the Advanced Academic Program and she has excelled. Class size is reasonable, content is far and away more challenging than I received in elementary school. A++ all around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2013

We love this school!. Even though we moved house our one criteria was that we had to stay within the same Waples Mill area! Teachers are dedicated and hard working. The school is able to both challenge kids near the top of the class as well as give extra help to those needing it. School is well equipped and parental involvement is huge. Sometimes parent meetings/events can't fit in the cafeteria...!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2012

Hello, My daughter and son have been attending WMES since 2009. The teachers and staff have done a fantastic job with general and special learning needs. Two and a half years later--The Results speak for quality and attention my children are given. Great School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2011

sent my son to this school after reading all the other reviews on this website, but found it absolutely not a good school at all ,very unwelcoming school office staff, unconcerned principle and irresponsible kindergarten teacher not concerned at all about children's safety inside her own class room her excuse was that she has 27 kids to watch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2010

I think Waples is a great school! The staff is well educated, constantly striving to make learning interesting and encourages learning by incorporating the kids strengths. Parent involvment is encouraged. The pta is very active.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

It has the most inccredible teacher, parents and facilities that I have ever seen - the kids are fantastic! Sarah Dodge
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2007

is a great school! The teachears are wonderful! The school is located in a great area!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2007

We LOVE Waples Mill ES! It was a HUGE reason we moved to Oakton. And Oakton is an incredible place to live. I can't say enough about how great this area is!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2006

great school located in a great neighborhood with absolute emphasis on discipline,academics and character. would have liked to see more extra curricular activites though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2006

I love this school. The teachers are wonderful. We will be moving soon and I am having a hard time finding a program that even compares to the one offered at Waples Mill
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2005

Fantastic school! One of the few best school in Fairfax Co. The teachers are of the highest quality. The curriculum is outstanding, awesome technology, superior library. Loads of parental involvement, strong and active PTA. Most important, students are taught math & reading to their abilities, 100% passed SOL. The teachers of each grade level work as a team and pull in specialists for the groupings to ensure that each student is getting the instruction that he/she needs
—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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
History and Social Science

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

122 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
97%

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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
English: Writing

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
97%

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

All Students88%
Female students96%
Male students78%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students82%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities100%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient students74%
Proficient in English93%

Math

All Students81%
Female students88%
Male students72%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students83%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities90%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient students68%
Proficient in English86%

Science

All Students92%
Female students96%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities100%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient students88%
Proficient in English93%
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 Students84%
Female students85%
Male students84%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students81%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial93%
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

Math

All Students92%
Female students93%
Male students91%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial93%
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%
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 Students91%
Female students93%
Male students89%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students95%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient students75%
Proficient in English94%

English: Writing

All Students83%
Female students95%
Male students72%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students89%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient students63%
Proficient in English87%

Math

All Students79%
Female students87%
Male students73%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students86%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students67%
Proficient in English82%

Science

All Students72%
Female students73%
Male students71%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students71%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient students41%
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 students90%
Male students85%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students76%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%

Math

All Students88%
Female students89%
Male students86%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students91%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/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.

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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11509 Waples Mill Rd
Oakton, VA 22124
Phone: (703) 390-7700

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