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Armstrong Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 464 students

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Posted May 30, 2014

My two kids love Armstrong. The teachers are awesome! The new principle is the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2014

Great! I am in 5th grade and I am lovin' this school as always since kindergarten.


Posted January 20, 2014

My son is enjoying his Kindergarten experience at Armstrong. The teachers really encourage parents to volunteer for the many different lessons, such as art and math. The after school programs available are great! He has learned so much this year and has made a lot of new friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2013

Great school, my child attended from 3-5th grade (2008-2010) and loved going to school. The school has a no bullying policy which they take very seriously and makes for a good atmosphere for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2010

Armstrong elementary school is an excellent school. I believe its excellence is due mostly in part to the teaching staff. The principal appeared great untill a conflict arises. Hopefully a new principal with experience will be in place soon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2010

The school is perfect. Teachers are greate. My son is now in 1st grade and his teacher, Mrs. Burns, is the best teacher I ever seen. The school is very welcoming, staff is helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2009

Teachers and princpal are amazing. Young, amazingly talented, dedicated, hard working principal. Focus is alway on kids and their educational progress. Over the past few years, the principal has hired really talented teachers and some of the more senior teachers have retired. (Not a bad thing.) This school has a great vision, is welcoming and we are glad our children go to Armstrong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2009

This school is amazing. The special education program is awsome. They have one of the best principals in FCPS! He is young, but he knows what is going on! We have traveled around for many years and we have never seen the level of dedication we see from this school...teachers and principal. Lots of great newly hired teachers and the school has a wonderful vision and level of morale. The administration ensures all teachers are and continue to be child focused and have everything they need to be successful. Technology at the school is very good! SMART Boards everywhere. The kids love school and it is because of the climate set for them. They are loved, safe and well educated. If you are looking at schools, this one is wonderful! Good Job Armstrong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2009

I have had several children go through armstrong and I have been extremely impressed. the principal has made some exceptional new hires and this has added a new strength and vitality to an already strong staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

my son is in the autism program and i will tell you it is the worst school i have ever delt with. the class is not structured at all, the teacher is allways out sick and they have such a turn over in aids. the principle is hard to deal with when you have problems. i would never reccommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2008

My kid has started going to this school from grade 1 in September, 2007. He loves to go to school and he has something new to tell us every day. The teachers are dedicated. Principal is not one of those forceful personalities in appearance, but every effective. I am impressed by his decision when the school decided to have an additional 1st grade class room as the students per class reched about 24. They are back to 18 now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2008

I am a parent and I was formerly a teacher. I feel that the staff is dedicated and that the principal has the right goals for the school. I think it is overall a great school. The one hesitation I have is that I feel public school needs to be more welcoming to parents and more helpful when navigating this system. Great teachers and great principal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2008

This is a fine school in so many ways. Individually, the teachers have the best interest of the students at heart. However, the principal is unimpressive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2006

Level of parental involvement at Armstrong is high. The teachers are committed and caring. Fairfax County provides a wealth of music, art and other extracurricular activities. One problem we noticed is that teacher moral seems to be low. Otherwise, a fine school.
—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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
History and Social Science

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

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

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 70% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
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

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
English: Writing

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
90%

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 Students83%
Female students91%
Male students74%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

Math

All Students72%
Female students77%
Male students68%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

Science

All Students87%
Female students91%
Male students82%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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 Students88%
Female students89%
Male students86%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities83%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

Math

All Students75%
Female students75%
Male students75%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities61%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%
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 Students85%
Female students91%
Male students80%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient students40%
Proficient in English92%

English: Writing

All Students80%
Female students94%
Male students70%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient students40%
Proficient in English86%

Math

All Students60%
Female students52%
Male students67%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient students30%
Proficient in English69%

Science

All Students77%
Female students74%
Male students79%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient students45%
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 Students80%
Female students84%
Male students76%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

Math

All Students81%
Female students79%
Male students84%
Black students30%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities98%
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

  • 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

 
 
n/a

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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Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
Fax number
  • (703) 375-4897

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
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Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
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  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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11900 Lake Newport Rd
Reston, VA 20194
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