Rolling Valley is a great school! Don't be alarmed when you see a rating of a "6." There are some schools in the immediate area that have a "6" as well, but Rolling Valley is far superior than those schools! I am a teacher in Fairfax County, and I find the school to be wonderful! The test scores last year were not the best, but don't judge a school solely on test scores. There are more things to base your opinion on a performance of a school. The teachers work with you and the administration is wonderful! The school has a diverse population, and it is considered one of the smaller schools in Fairfax County! We have been at this school for six years. We have another two years to go!
Our family loves this school. The principal and assistant principal truly care about their students. The teachers are wonderful and the office staff is cheerful and makes you feel welcome when you walk in the door. It has a very strong community feel to it. I would recommend this school to anyone. We have been to three other schools, both in and out of Fairfax County and Rolling Valley is the best, hands down.
Rolling Valley is a fabulous school! We are so happy with the education, teachers, and all of the staff. From orientation day through the rest of the school year, we could not be happier!!
Rolling Valley is another wonderful school in Fairfax County. As a military parent who has had to deal with many school systems, we are so happy to be in Springfield. Our special needs child is thriving at Rolling Valley. The expectations for all of the children is high. Wonderful community. An inclusive environment.
Our two children have attended two years and are looking forward to a third year. The IEP process has been a very positive experience. Academics are challenging which is why VA is rated top in our Nation. Our kids have learned more and retained their knowledge in comparison to their previous school in another state. They have a motivating academic and behavioral performance system. It is my opinion that the curriculum is centered around Standards of Learning (SOL), check out the websites of example tests. Use their blackboard website. I have always felt welcome in the school and teachers/staff are professional. We will miss this school when we PCS!
I cannot say enough good things about Rolling Valley. It is a wonderful school full of great students and teachers. The school's diversity is a complete asset to all of its students and the principal and assistant principal care deeply about knowing all students and families and in helping students achieve academically while supporting their social-emotional health, as well. You can't go wrong at RVES!
This school is amazing. It has a wonderful community, great teachers, and a fantastic administration. The PTA is also very involved (in a good way!). I was surprised to see that it is rated slightly lower than some of the schools in the adjoining neighborhoods, but think it must be due to the fact that there is a special needs center in the school, whereas other schools in the area are magnet schools for other things like talented and gifted programs and language immersion. So of course it would make sense that their scores would be higher. We could not be happier with this school!
This school has been terrific for my special needs son! The principal is so supportive of his needs and the special needs team is very flexible and supportive. His teacher and aid are a God send and you can tell this positive approach is pervasive throughout the school as the gen ed teachers my son also gets to work with are so accepting and caring as is the student population.
There are a lot of great schools in this immediate area, you can't go wrong choosing one of them. But of course I prefer Rolling Valley. The principal and v. principal LOVE all of the students, even the ones that visit the office entirely too often. Academics are great but the teachers care more about the whole child. Last year my daughter's 6th grade teacher spent a lot of time helping my daughter learn to be more assertive and get more involved with the other students (she was very shy, not so much anymore). This year my 1st grader has been assigned a mentor - a trained adult member of the community - who comes to eat lunch with her once a week. This gives her the extra attention she has needed, and support I need, while her dad is deployed. Sure schools can teach academics but it is the little extras like helping a shy student or supporting one who is under more stress that makes this school stand out. Oh, and bullying? NOT TOLERATED! It still happens but the staff does all that they can to prevent it and support the child being bullied. Best Principals Ever!
I love this school. My daugher has attended it for two years, and the experience has been great. Not only do the teachers really care about the students, they also send informative and timely updates to parents. Great school!
School sucks. Have a happy evening studying with your child for a major test, with 1 night's notice. Teacher's lack of planning is your problem, and your child will start hating to go to school. And we ask, what is wrong with the US education system? Hmmmmmmmmmm..........Have a good evening!
Rolling Valley is a great school! This is the second year that my children have attended, and they are getting a wonderful education. The staff is friendly and they have great teachers.
some of the teachers are not great and the assistant principal is the worse!
RVES is a great school. The principal is leaving and a new one has been named. She comes with high recommendations and has achieved the highest ratings from her previous school within Fairfax County.
The staff and teachers are the best at Rolling Valley. The Principal is another story. She is hard to work with and not responsive to parent reqeusts. If she reached out to the parents more and explained her actions better, this would be a great school.
The staff at Rolling Valley is very friendly. My son started second grade as a new student and after this one year at Rolling Valley, he is asking to stay there until 6th grade! The SACC program here is amazing! We feel that our son gets a great education and well- rounded activities before and after school in SACC. Our family loves this school!
Awesome school - my child just finished the 1st grade and I have no qualms. Teachers are excellent and before and after school care is unbeatable.
My daughter goes to this school and she loves it she has more friends there too. The teachers they are the best. The best teacher is Mrs. Rudd my daughter says she is retireing she shouldn't. My daughter says that there are no bullys there too I am impressed with this school. I give this school the highest number you can give. -Sincerly, Tina Berry
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