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Terraset Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 469 students

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Posted May 30, 2014

My son is just finishing up second grade at Terraset. We have been so incredibly happy with everything since he started in Kindergarten. The new principal has brought a great philosophy to the school, and every child gets to do the level of work he is capable of. My son gets pulled out for advanced math and is reading far above the level of a typical 2nd grader, and they support him in all of his interests. In fact, he did have some problems with the social aspects of school, and the school counselor invited him into a small group lunch time setting to work on those problems. I cannot express enough how happy we have been. My younger child is starting Kindergarten in the fall, and I look forward to seeing how they work with her!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2014

Great school, great teachers and a wonderful principal. Very excited for the renovations to be finished.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2012

I had very bad experience at this school, one teacher my kid had was careless, lack of skills and punished my child for personal reason, not only in the classroom, but also by sending the administration false and intentionally misleading information.I'd give this teacher 0 star for the performance. some teachers are good,like the one my child had two years ago, that's why I am giving 4 stars for that reason. 2 stars average. The newly retired principal abused power, covered up to continuing her mismanagement. I am glad that there is a new principal now.I wish the teachers' quality could improve over the time under the new principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2012

Terraset Tiger Pride abounds! This summer about 20 of our teachers are volunteering their own time to run a summer reading program, two days a week, for 8 weeks. Isn't that fantastic! This is why Terraset is such a fantastic school... the teachers really care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2012

I have had 2 boys graduate from Terraset and my youngest will be entering the 5th grade in September. We have had wonderful experiences with this school, especially with the special education teachers. Kudos to Ann Donovan and her special education team, to Ellen Cury, Terraset's retiring principal and to the other great teachers my children have had. Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2011

Terraset, it's community, staff, and PTA are top notch. With such a small population, the classrooms tend to be so much smaller than the surrounding schools. My son has had such amazing teachers every year, we know that this is just the right school for our family. I can not say enough about the leadership of the administration and the relationship that they have with the community. And our PTA... what an amazing group of parents that go above and beyond for the staff and students. We love Terraset!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2011

My family has been part of the Terraset Community for nearly four years. It is wonderful. The teachers, parents, adminsitration and environment all enable a positive learning experience. My daughter skips off to school every day with eager anticipation. Terraset offers a wide variety of academic, cultural and lifestyle opportunities in both its standard curriculum and enrichment programs... honestly, you couldn't ask for more!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2011

This school is a gem. A small school with an amazing and dedicated team of educators. Wonderful sense of community for the students and parents. Fabulous PTA. So proud to be a Terraset family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2010

Terraset is a small school with low teacher to student ratios. There is a real sense of community where learning, mutual respect and fun are the focus. The multi-cultural nature of the Washington area and thus this school, offers a rich experience for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2010

Because of this school's small size, students are more than just numbers, but individuals who are known by everybody from the principal all the way down to the cafeteria workers. Because this school has a high rate of students that qualify for free and reduce lunch, the principal is extremely dedicated to ensuring that the school has the necessary funding to make sure all students in this school are able to have all the educational opportunities they need. I am proud to be a Terraset Parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2008

Terraset is the best kept secret in Fairfax County! It is a small school with small class sizes. Terraset's teachers, their love for their students and the Parent Teacher Association are it's greatest assest. Extra curricular academic activities such as Math Night, Language Arts/Social Studies Night, and Science Fair illustrate the high quality of education offered at Terraset. Afterschool programs reinforce those high expectations as well. My kids and I have benefitted greatly by attending Terraset Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2005

Terraset is a quiet success story in Reston. It is a small school, with small classes and a great student to teacher ratio. Its biggest asset by far is the staff -teachers, administrators, and resouce teachers love their Terraset children. They are totally committed to challenging each student to do their best. The children at Terraset are learners in every sense of the word - and they show what they know at frequent academic evenings- Math Night, Science Fair and Language Arts ngiht - which are always packed with parents and grandparents. My son is happy and learning - what more could I ask for?! Terraset is a success story- and all the children there have theiir own success stories to tell.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2005

My two children are challenged and thriving at Terraset ES. Terraset is a diverse neighborhood school filled with outstanding teachers, a top notch administration, and supportive families. In addition to the excellent academic programs, Terraset offers many extracurricular activities, from chess and Lego clubs to tennis. Terraset's art, music and PE programs are outstanding. I am confident that my children will leave Terraset as well educated and well rounded citizens.
—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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
94%
History and Social Science

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
English: Writing

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

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
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

All Students76%
Female students79%
Male students73%
Black students72%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient students63%
Proficient in English80%

Math

All Students68%
Female students67%
Male students69%
Black students56%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient students44%
Proficient in English76%

Science

All Students84%
Female students87%
Male students81%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient students91%
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 Students65%
Female students58%
Male students72%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient students59%
Proficient in English67%

Math

All Students72%
Female students60%
Male students86%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient students65%
Proficient in English76%
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 Students80%
Female students92%
Male students69%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient students64%
Proficient in English85%

English: Writing

All Students83%
Female students91%
Male students75%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

Math

All Students92%
Female students100%
Male students83%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities82%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient students90%
Proficient in English92%

Science

All Students74%
Female students83%
Male students65%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students36%
Proficient in English85%
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 Students75%
Female students74%
Male students76%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

Math

All Students79%
Female students67%
Male students86%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient students80%
Proficient in English79%
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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n/a

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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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