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Reston, VA
Students enrolled: 811

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1501 Beacontree Ln
Reston, VA 20190

(703) 925-8000
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February 05, 2015
I am very happy with Forest Edge elementary school. The principal is responsive to concerns and the teacher we have this year (our first here) is amazing, kind, and totally quick to respond to any concerns. There is a great deal of racial and economic diversity and I appreciate this. My child loves the school, is happy, and is learning! There is an involved PTA community and a wonderful staff. Thank you Forest Edge for being so amazing!

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2014
The teachers are helpful and keep in contact with me. My child has been happy with the staff and is able to grow socially with the other kids. I am happy to have my child at this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2014
Not happy at all, my child is currently attending This school, she said she does not like it at all plus I've seen most of it the kids at the bus are very rude with others, then she came back yesterday Also home saying That Snatched breakfast got her out of her hand by a coffee shop personnel. When I call the school the person in charge of the cafe Told me right away "you have to send money" Simple as that, not explanation at all. How do you think a 6 year old child feels after breakfast got Snatched her of her hand and Been Told she need money or get food? I am completely disappointed! I do not think I will Support this school anymore with money next time they request to fund another race or things! not mention I haven't hear from her teacher since the school year started!

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2014
My two children currently attend Forest Edge and I have been thrilled with the teachers and staff since day one. I have spent a lot of time at the school as a volunteer, both in the classroom and helping with school events. Most of what I have observed are committed and caring teachers and support staff. My kids are both happy and doing well academically and socially.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2014
This school is a JOKE. When Mr. Bensinger was principle my son and his friends excelled. Now they've become timid of staff. I have witnessed GROWN ADULT STAFF flip out on the children. My son has been in the school for 4 years. K THROUGH 4 and ONLY one teacher( his 2nd grade teacher) was worth anything. He is AWESOME! I wish he could of been my child's teacher every year. This year I met the teacher on first day if school and I am not kidding you she looked me up and down at my appearance. What I am not good enough for you? I did tell the principle but nothing.. My child was bullied last year.. NOTHING WAS DONE. School counselling is a joke too. Ig you are a kiss up, brown noser with an exceptional smart kid that likes to do PTA involvement then this school is for you! If your just a regular average Joe, don't even waste your time here. My son is leaving the school after Nov 25th, I always feel like an outsider when i attend school events. I volunteer for anything they let me do but I always get left out. The parents are bullies too.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2014
This school is AWFUL! On one incident, I walked in on my daughter's teacher yelling at the kids, once she saw me, her tone changed. On another occasion, I was in the cafeteria putting money on my daughter's account for lunch. I watched the lunch lady snatched breakfast out of her hand and yell at her. Needless to say I went off on her. This is why my children now go to Buzz Aldrin Elementary. Forest Edge is low budget and hired people that are just there for a pay check!

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2014
I have 2 children at Forest Edge and we could not be happier that we changed from our neighborhood school to Forest Edge. It has been a fantastic experience and the level of teaching in the AAP program is phenomenal. Coming to a Center school makes all the difference. We love the AAP teachers and my children have made many new, wonderful friends. The level of excitement and curiosity for learning is exponentially increased when you come to a Center school.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2014
this school is bad i hate it ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

- submitted by a community member
January 27, 2014
Was a student there myself in the late 70's/early 80's...very different school then. Now my son goes there and I can tell you compared to Armstrong Elementary in Herndon it is A LOT better! The teachers are happier, nicer, and more knowledgable and the paretns are more supporticve and involved in their school. I really apprecaite the diversity and the fact that the school caters to al learing styles and levels. The GT program brings in some of the brighter students from the area but the school also does a great job of determining ability leves and lettgint he kids work within their classrooms at their pace.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
All 3 of my children attended Forest Edge - my third is still there. They received a great education and made many friends. The administration is terrific and constantly looking for ways to improve the school.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2013
Two of my children are attending Forest Edge and they are both very happy. I'm impressed that even with large classes, the teachers are exceptional and try to meet every need. I also like the fact that teachers communicate with me and are approachable. One of them emails reminders to parents regularly. My children have not had an issue with bullying and the school has a Character Counts program. The PTA is very active and the PTArt program is well-organized. Overall, the only thing I wish is that FFX Cty would include world languages in the program.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2012
I was very excited about moving from Spotsylvania County to Fairfax County from an education perspective. However, her first grade teacher was completely unprepared and disorganized. This lead to disruptions in class and behavior problems with children. I should have known how the year was going to go when I walked into the classroom on back to school night, two weeks after school had started, and the classroom still had not been set up, things were still in boxes and the place was a mess. After that year was over, we moved to another school district and now my daughter attends Crossfield Elementary. WHAT A DIFFERENCE! The new school is only 4 miles away, but WORLDS apart in terms of attentiveness, enthusiasm, support and education.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2012
My daughter loves the school and she has excelled tremendously. The teachers and staff are very proactive and concerned about the students. I am very pleased knowing that my child enjoys going to school. Whenever she needs extra help in any subject they are always on top of things and they always keep me informed.

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2011
Forest Edge is not a good school. The first year my child went she got build my other children. The teachers there are not good at teaching.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2011
children are bullied by both other students and faculty. Administration does not address these issues in the guidelines listed by Fairfax County Public Schools with the assaulting students nor the teachers . .

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2011
My children attended FEES for 6 years. 3 of those years were in GT. During that time both of my children were bullied by both other students and faculty. This was a yearly occurrence with both children. Administration did not address these issues in the guidelines listed by Fairfax County Public Schools with the assaulting students nor the teachers that injured my children. Some children's injuries were so serious they required emergency services and ongoing treatment. One of them has a permanent disability now. They were made to feel that they were the problem. If you are concerned about the safety of your children and the supervision provided, I do not recommend this school. My children did score highly on the SOL's and a few of GT teachers that were top notch. But, that being said, the stress was not worth it.

- submitted by a parent
January 01, 2011
We have been a part of the Forest Edge school community for the past 6 years. My youngest daughter is now in 6th grade and we are so saddened to be leaving this extraordinary school. From the amazingly dedicated principal to the hard-working teachers, this school prepares children to go out and thrive in our diverse community. The teachers are well educated and enthusiastic about learning. My oldest daughter has found that she was beautifully prepared to succeed in middle school. I wish that I could name all of the staff who have made this school a welcome and nurturing environment for my children. They have been challenged and educated with care and respect.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
As part of a mentoring group at Forest Edge, I find it to be a very caring and creative school.

- submitted by a community member
June 16, 2009
My daughter just completed First Grade at Forest Edge. I was very impressed with her teacher and the administrative leadership. This school provides an excellent learning environment. Timely and appropriate communications are sent to parents.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2009
Forest Edge may have lower test scores than a few other schools due to its social econic diversity. All in all it has more children pass advanced and fewer children fail than most others even those with much lower Free and Reduced Lunch %'s. I transferred my child there in the 1st quarter when it was determined he was 1 1/2 years below his grade level in reading and he had failed 2 of his 4 SOL's. What a difference, within two quarters, his reading DRA was at grade level and he is expected to pass in all subjects and pass advance in two. They use differencial teaching by breaking kids into groups based on skill level. Children may move to another level at any time. The principal is very open and very responsive to parent's concerns and works to partner with the parents for the good of the school.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2008
If your child is in GT the school is okay. If your child is in community classes or special education.....find somewhere else!

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2007
Mr. Bensinger is the best principal ever. He is very involved and in monthly talks to each grade lets them know what they need to. Most of the teachers are middling to good. Some were excellent, some were poor, but none were truly awful. When I was there the band made up for in enthusiasm what it lacked in talent, and that's all I remember of the extracurriculars.

- submitted by a former student
September 29, 2006
Forest Edge is the greatest school I have attended. I was at Forest Edge from 1st grade through sixth grade,and they wre the greatest years of my life. I graduated and am in seventh grade now, but wish was still back there. Forest Edge has AMAZING teachers and a wonderful principle. I love the extra cirrecular activities, and I will never forget Forest Edge Elementary School. The school I grew up in.

- submitted by a student
January 31, 2005
Forest Edge has a spirit for learning. When one of my children started to struggle in Math, his teacher immediately offered her assistance to help him one on one. Both my children look forward to going to school, this speaks volumes about the school. They have extracurricular activities, homework shop where kids can get extra help, and fun field trips. Forest Edge is what every parent hopes that school would be for his or her child. One other thing about Forest Edge is that the children learn how to be good citizens. Respect, kindness, and safety are encouraged on a daily basis.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2004
We love Forest Edge from the community spirit of the staff and volunteers to the high caliber learning environment. I especially like the fact that their focus is on reading and they have a strong extra-curricular program. From chess club to the orchestra, Forest Edge has it all!

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2004
The principal, teachers, and staff make this school feel like an extension of your family. The ratios are low and teachers truly teach to the student not just the topic.

- submitted by a parent

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Forest Edge Elementary School
1501 Beacontree Ln, Reston, VA  20190
(703) 925-8000
Last modified Forest Edge Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Forest Edge Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top