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Rolling Valley Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 576 students

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted May 29, 2014

RVES is an exceptional school with professional, caring teachers and staff. We are a military family. Our 2 children attended for 3 years. Learning is engaging. There are plenty of activities to get involved in. Run Fit Kidz is fantastic! Parents are welcomed and teachers work with you to ensure your student succeeds. Field trips, extra curricular opportunities, and events such as blizzard bingo and the haunted house, pyramid challenge food drive....we love and miss this school! If interested in tae kwon do check out Elite Martial Arts, they volunteer at RVES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2014

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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2014

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

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!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2013

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2013

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!


Posted December 5, 2012

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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2009

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2012

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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2012

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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2012

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!


Posted November 8, 2010

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

some of the teachers are not great and the assistant principal is the worse!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

VERY BAD experience with this school. Asst. Principal is VERY RUDE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2009

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2008

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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2007

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2004

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
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
History and Social Science

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
98%

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 70% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
93%
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

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
English: Writing

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
92%

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 74% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%

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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students71%
Female students77%
Male students65%
Black students42%
Asian students79%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient students62%
Proficient in English76%

Math

All Students47%
Female students51%
Male students42%
Black students25%
Asian students68%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students49%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
Limited English proficient students29%
Proficient in English56%

Science

All Students88%
Female students82%
Male students97%
Black students75%
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students90%
Proficient in English88%
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 Students69%
Female students72%
Male students66%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient students53%
Proficient in English75%

Math

All Students74%
Female students67%
Male students81%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient students58%
Proficient in English80%
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 Students87%
Female students87%
Male students87%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students83%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient students63%
Proficient in English94%

English: Writing

All Students78%
Female students84%
Male students70%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient students60%
Proficient in English81%

Math

All Students85%
Female students91%
Male students75%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students75%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient students67%
Proficient in English90%

Science

All Students64%
Female students52%
Male students80%
Black students36%
Asian students53%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient students41%
Proficient in English71%
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 Students77%
Female students76%
Male students78%
Black students91%
Asian students92%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient students45%
Proficient in English83%

Math

All Students85%
Female students84%
Male students86%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient students75%
Proficient in English88%
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

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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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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