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Crestwood Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 601 students

 

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Posted August 8, 2013

We love our community school and volunteer as much as possible. We are lucky to have the 2013 Fairfax County Public Schools teacher of the year, Melissa Porfirio, and are proud of all our teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2013

Crestwood Elementary is a hidden gem. Great things are continuing to happen at this neighborhood school. The staff are top notch and truly go over and beyond the call of duty on a daily basis. We are proud to have the 2013 Fairfax County Teacher of the Year on staff. The teachers, staff and administration know each and every child's name and make the school a welcoming place to learn and grow. Crestwood offers a clean, safe and caring environment for the students. Community volunteers and special programming make this school special. I am the parent of a rising 6th grader and have been pleased with the education my son has received at Crestwood. The diversity and international flair of the student body in many ways enhances the educational experience by exposing students to other cultures. Crestwood hosts a yearly International Night which is well attended and celebrates our cultural pride.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2013

Everyone at the school seems to genuinely care about the students as well as teaching. We are lucky enough to have the 2013 Teacher of the Year for Fairfax County teaching here as well. It is great to be in a school where within the first week, the Principal knows the name of every child that walks through the front door.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2013

Crestwood is truly a neighborhood school. We have only one bus because almost all the children are within walking distance. There is support for students who need it and all levels of challenge for those who require that as well. The school is known throughout FCPS for it's warm and friendly environment for children, families and staff. It's a great place to be!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 3, 2011

the new principal is making a great job ! my experience has been great,im really pleased with the people who work there
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2011

My daughter attended this school for three years 2nd - 5th grades. I have watched the atmosphere change with the new staff. The teachers became more accommodating to the students academic levels. My daughter holds good grades and has made a group of friends who enjoy reading together. I suggest that parents volunteer/ communicate as much as possible (If you can) to keep the students and staff motivated on this upward path, plus it always helps to work as a community group. Overall a good experience more so during this past year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2005

This is a very nice school with good academic focus. The Principal seems to know each child personally and parents too. Teachers are open to suggestions by parents and they take the time to challenge the top students while working with those who need remedial help. They seem to really care and come to all extra activities. They really go above and beyond the call of duty. There is a high level of emphasis on basis skills in math and reading. Saxon Math seems to be slow and tedious at first, but the benefit is gained through repitition of the basics. Outstanding SACC program with caring teachers and a wide variety of activities. A small number of parents are very involved, however, the PTA struggles to get volunteers. My experience has been delightful. This is a school that cares about the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

As a parent of a student who receives very good grades I am concerned that her grades were not earned but are the result of the fact that she can read and write English. With so much diversity I feel that the level of teaching is lowered to accomodate those who do not speak English well, which is confirmed by our very low test scores.(We are almost at the bottom of the list in our area schools) The teachers do a very well with what they have to work with but without much support from parents it is hard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2003

Very nurturing yet demanding--small school where parents are known by sight--piloting Saxon Math and is already a Core Curriculum school--good afterschool programs--students from many cultures, many languages, with good support for their needs--the building is old but always spotless and full of student displays--quarterly Academic Nights, movie nights, and athletic challenges offer parents many chances to see their kids in action--parents invited to eat cafeteria lunch with their children at any time--I am one very pleased parent, proud of my children's school!


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
81%
History and Social Science

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
English: Writing

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
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

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students69%
Female students73%
Male students65%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students71%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient students67%
Proficient in English75%

Math

All Students29%
Female students38%
Male students19%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students64%
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities32%
Limited English proficient students23%
Proficient in English50%

Science

All Students80%
Female students81%
Male students79%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students91%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient students84%
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 Students53%
Female students54%
Male students51%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students62%
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficient students45%
Proficient in English81%

Math

All Students59%
Female students65%
Male students53%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students72%
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficient students49%
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 Students45%
Female students42%
Male students47%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students53%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficient students36%
Proficient in English67%

English: Writing

All Students71%
Female students59%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient students71%
Proficient in English71%

Math

All Students49%
Female students47%
Male students51%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students59%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficient students35%
Proficient in English86%

Science

All Students35%
Female students26%
Male students43%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students53%
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities41%
Limited English proficient students19%
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 Students71%
Female students59%
Male students80%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students86%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient students56%
Proficient in English91%

Math

All Students76%
Female students66%
Male students83%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient students60%
Proficient in English97%
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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Springfield, VA 22150
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