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Aldrin Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 677 students

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Posted June 10, 2014

My child's school is excellent. Their teachers has more experiences. We would like to chose this scholl.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2014

Aldrin Elementary is an AWESOME school! My kids love it, I love it!The faculty is like extended family. The teachers go out of their way to make sure the children understand. Mr. Wolfe and Mrs. Gist are excellent in their leadership! Mrs. Walker, the registrar, is absolutely the sweetest woman you could ever meet! The parents are extremely involved here. I am currently looking to move, but I plan to stay in the school district so that my children can stay at Aldrin.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2014

Aldrin has been compared to a prep school based on the parent involvement, which is immense! I think there has been a HUGE improvement with the new principal, Shane Wolfe. He is highly visible, engaged with the students, and seems very committed to excellence in an extremely demanding (wealthy) North Reston environment. The administration needs to me much more respectful, aware, and transparent during the Advanced Academic selection process. Mrs. Lewis is wonderful, but there is an elitist and dismissive approach if your child is not one of the "chosen few."
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2012

My child started kindergarten at this school and although we moved to CA for his first grade year, it took the move to really solidify what a superb school Aldrin was for my child. I throughly enjoyed my child's teacher (Mrs. Salcedo and her TA Mrs. B) We miss them and their cheery attitude immensely. My son always felt attended to and close with the both of them. The ynurtured great friendships and really took each child into consideration for all the activities and stations. The school overall is clean, manicured and colorful. The office staff is friendly and generally knows each child. The principal (at the time) was okay, no real likes or dislikes. I enjoyed the school as well as my child but we especially enjoyed the dynamic team of Mrs. Salcedo and Mrs. B.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2012

My son went to Kindergarten this year and going to grade 1 this year. We love this school. Teachers are great
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2012

My daughter loves this school . She is really enjoying the school. Her teachers are so nice and taught her so many things apart from syllabus.Teachers extract the skills from the students with lot of positive encouragement .I strongly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2011

My son is going to Aldrin for the past 3 years. He loves his school. The school maintains good standards, he moved from a private school to this school. The management is strict and at the same time encourages kids in different activities. The teachers are very nice. They work on the issues with kids in a positive manner.My son learned alot and involved in many activities. We are very happy with Aldrin.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2011

My daughter loves this school. The teachers are very nice and encourage kids to think and do things independently. I love the atmosphere and the involvement of the PTA in the school. The office staff is kind, polite and answered all our questions. I give this school a 5 star rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2010

This is a wonderful school with great classroom teachers and specialists. The office staff is very welcoming and helpful. Highly recommend the area to anyone looking for a friendly neighborhood school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2010

Kindergarten teacher is very good. I completely trusted her. I felt so much better with her. I wish if she could teach all the grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2010

My daughter's teacher keeps telling me that my daughter does not listen to her. But when I went to her class, I saw so much of noise in the class even if kids want to listen, how can they hear what the teacher is saying. Even accidents like spilling paint by mistake she will keep complaining about it as if my daughter purposely put. But when I asked my daughter she said she did not put it but it fell by mistake while opening the lid.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

The teaching approach is good. Above all, the school environment is very good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2009

I have 2 children that attend Aldrin Elementary and I am very happy with our overall experience. The teachers have been wonderful! The parent involvement is amazing. I've been very impressed with the academics and the teachers ability to really understand my children and teach to their level. The classrooms sizes can be large but they manage them very well. The principal is extremely dedicated to the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2009

My son is going to this school past one year, he loves his school. we are also happy with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2009

Aldrin consistently delivers very sound academic education along with outstanding citizenship and moral guidance based on universal 'fairness.' The theachers that my daughter has been involved with have all demonstrated both professionalism and an acute awreness for the emotional bond that she feels towards them. She is involved in advanced groups in math and reading in her 3rd grade class, but returns to her homeroom goup for other classes such as social studies. In this environment she is growing into a fine young lady and achieving both academically and socially. At the classroom level, the school really supports the kids, and my wife and I are unequivocally pleased with our daughter's education at Aldrin.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2007

A good school, but leadership needs improvement. The teachers and admin staff are great and my kid is happy there. The principal unfortunately seems to have no rapport with children and is obsessed with NCLB. That's his job I suppose but I believe that if you take care of the kids the test results handle themselves. One thing about aldrin's enrollment area is that it is in an expensive part of town. that means that classes are crowded when property prices are low, and families move in to the area, ...but that they are also crowded when prices are high, because there aren't enough kids to make the county pay for extra teachers. My kid was in a class of 30 last year.
—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

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
History and Social Science

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

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

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

The state average for English: Reading was 70% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
English: Writing

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students78%
Female students79%
Male students77%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students81%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient students67%
Proficient in English82%

Math

All Students65%
Female students67%
Male students63%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students75%
Hispanic45%
Multiracial60%
White students65%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient students55%
Proficient in English68%

Science

All Students96%
Female students96%
Male students95%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanic90%
Multiracial100%
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities76%
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient students100%
Proficient in English95%
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 students85%
Male students74%
Black students60%
Asian students79%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient students61%
Proficient in English85%

Math

All Students76%
Female students74%
Male students78%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students79%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient students63%
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

English: Reading

All Students88%
Female students86%
Male students91%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students82%
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient students64%
Proficient in English93%

English: Writing

All Students89%
Female students88%
Male students91%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students91%
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient students75%
Proficient in English91%

Math

All Students66%
Female students63%
Male students73%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English72%

Science

All Students84%
Female students81%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students90%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient students54%
Proficient in English90%
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 students94%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient students92%
Proficient in English91%

Math

All Students89%
Female students85%
Male students93%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient students70%
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

  • 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

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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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