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Lake Anne Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 667 students

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Posted May 11, 2013

My daughter is in 2nd grade and in the Spanish immersion program. I can see a difference in her language learning especially this year. She has had wonderful teachers. The hardest part is having two teachers to connect with instead of one. But, this is necessary in immersion schools. I do think the parent-teacher communication could be improved. I rarely get emails from the teacher whereas my experience with another school is the opposite with many friendly email reminders from the teacher. I have had a few bullying incidents that my daughter has had to deal with-- on the bus and at school. The counselor talked with my daughter and appeared to work it out. Overall, I think my daughter is happy and she loves her teachers. The principal is exceptional and open to talking with parents whenever there is a concern. I think it's a school that is doing a lot of things well, but is still growing and improving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2012

Lake Anne has very weak teachers and counselors who are unable to adjust to children with a different learning style. The focus is on worksheet homework. If we had options for another school, we would pursue them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2011

Lake Anne Elementary school is a great school. It teaches great things. It has strong principal and school leadership. Great teaching skills and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2011

I have yet to be impressed by this school. I went there when I was a kid and now my child goes there. Constant emails to the school about my son and honestly it gets nowhere. I have started looking into a different school for my child as this school is not a good fit for us!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2011

What a great school. The community feel, the support from teachers, and the leadership are all superb. We left a higher-rated school to come here, and are so happy. Test scores are not everything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2011

Lake Anne Elementary delivers quality education and work habits. My child is in the Spanish Immersion program and has had no problems learning math and science in Spanish. I like the teachers' philosophy that each student should do their OWN homework and not have the parents do it . When my child can not understand his homework (in Spanish or English), he takes the responsibility to ask the teacher the next day. Lake Anne Elementary is an excellent school that supports diversity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2011

I did not like this school for my daughter. The Spanish immersion aspect of the school is great but it can also make understanding new math concepts difficult if you don't completely understand what is being said. There is way too much homework for work that should be completed in school. As a single mother working two jobs, I found this overwhelming at times for not only my daughter but myself. My daughter also had a difficult time making friends in this school. She had one best friend that one day decided that they could no longer be friends because a more popular girl wanted to be her friend. My daughter was hurt beyond belief. What are parents teaching their children????
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2010

The school has grown to over 600+ students in the last few years. Although staff turnover is moderate, they continue to dedicate themselves to the children and work to provide the highest level of education possible. The school is entering the first year of renovation, so the classrooms will be moved around and will require a bit more focus and adjustment for the staff and students. There will be a new AP this year as well. The school is still very diverse in population - staff and students. The immersion program will continue next year thankfully!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 29, 2009

We have a great diverse school where the teachers and students are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

It's a school that fosters a great community--a real community school that is welcoming to families and filled with caring teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2009

Lake Anne is unfair to its special needs students. The staff collude in the preparation student IEPs with little or no input from the parents. When the IEP is presented, the FCPS contingent marches in lock step. While parent input is considered, no major changes to the proposed IEP is allowed. Furthermore, modification of existing IEPs is not allowed. In short, if I were you, I would keep my special needs student away from LAES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2008

Lake Anne is unique because it is an Arts Focus school with the CETA program with the Kennedy Center and the Spanish Immersion Program. It is a Title II school which keeps the class sizes in K-3 lower than area schools. It is a wonderful place for a child to be if the child doesn't have learning problems. Some teachers are excellent but turnover in the staff has reduced the overall experience level and makes it very possble that a child will slip through the cracks. The Spanish Immersion program is good, children with talent in Language Arts are speaking openly by 3rd grade. I'm sad to say that it is the main reason to be at Lake Anne. Kids get per week: recess 4 , PE 2 , music 2 , art 1, and drama 1. Not many other schools compare in the Arts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

I have two children participating in the foreign language immersion program at Lake Anne. While the school is nestled in a low income neighborhood in Reston, VA. I like the fact that school has an extremely diverse student body and faculty. Special programs offered include GRACE Art and strings for the third grade students. The school boasts a new principal and vice principal. In the past year, the vice principal has submitted and received thousands of dollars in grants for school programs. Despite the fact that majority of the kids in FLE who also participate in the GT program are eligible to go to the GT center, parents elect to keep their kids at LAES for the spanish immersion. The teachers are dedicated and my children have flourished due to somewhat smaller class sizes that are a natural result of being at a FLE school. Parent participation varies by class.
—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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
History and Social Science

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
English: Writing

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students77%
Female students76%
Male students78%
Black students29%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient students72%
Proficient in English80%

Math

All Students65%
Female students61%
Male students70%
Black students29%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient students53%
Proficient in English72%

Science

All Students84%
Female students79%
Male students87%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%
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 Students87%
Female students89%
Male students85%
Black students87%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities93%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient students67%
Proficient in English94%

Math

All Students81%
Female students81%
Male students81%
Black students82%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities86%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient students46%
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 Students86%
Female students87%
Male students86%
Black students76%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient students79%
Proficient in English89%

English: Writing

All Students86%
Female students92%
Male students82%
Black students71%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

Math

All Students81%
Female students73%
Male students87%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient students79%
Proficient in English82%

Science

All Students88%
Female students87%
Male students88%
Black students76%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities79%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient students84%
Proficient in English89%
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 Students81%
Female students85%
Male students77%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students58%
Proficient in English86%

Math

All Students96%
Female students94%
Male students97%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities86%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient students92%
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

  • 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.

2013

 
 
n/a

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n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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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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Reston, VA 20190
Phone: (703) 326-3500

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