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Algonkian Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 474 students

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Posted August 26, 2014

Teachers were so unhappy with the principal that there was a mass exodus. Morale is low there. The teachers seem to teach to the mean and do not individually challenge or motivate the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2014

We have great hopes for the new principal of the school, as the last one managed to practically kill it. The teachers were unhappy and left in droves. The good points for Algonkian are that the teachers do really care, and they have fantastic support staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2014

Sadly, Algonkian has been declining the past few years with our new principal. Our ranking on "greatschools.org" has gone down dramatically, we have lost fantastic teachers and the moral at the school is an all time low.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2013

So happy with the education that my child has received, the dedication of the teachers, the plays and all of the activities that Algonkian Elementary provides. Fantastic job and thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

It's the best kept secret!!! Small school with a great 'family' feel! Super close with all it's students and families. Great learning environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2010

Our son is in first grade. He has learned so much in the last few months. His teachers are wonderful and he loves going to school everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2006

Unfortunately, since Mr. Duckworth's departure as principal last year, this once-stellar school has become an average elementary school. Some teacher dissatisfaction is evident, and the once-cohesive parent community has become divided along neighborhood lines. A very sad situation for what once was a happy and productive learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2005

Algonkian has a wonderful, warm feeling for children to learn and flourish. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to be involved. I have three very successful students here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2005

The school is ok as compared to many. But not nearly as good as those in Fairfax County. If you can afford to move, do it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Since the arrival of Principal Duckworth 2 years ago, Algonkian ES has gone from a mediocre to excellent institute of learning. With 20% less students this year, due to a new E.S. opening up the road, hopefully, our standards of learning will increase!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
88%
History and Social Science

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
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

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
English: Writing

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

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 Students72%
Female students76%
Male students69%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%

Math

All Students56%
Female students52%
Male students59%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students65%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English58%

Science

All Students88%
Female students83%
Male students92%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities75%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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

English: Reading

All Students71%
Female students70%
Male students71%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient students30%
Proficient in English77%

Math

All Students63%
Female students53%
Male students69%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White students60%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English65%
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 Students67%
Female students69%
Male students64%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students85%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White students66%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%

English: Writing

All Students75%
Female students87%
Male students64%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students85%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

Math

All Students69%
Female students69%
Male students69%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White students68%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%

Science

All Students74%
Female students69%
Male students79%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students92%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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

  • 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

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
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  • (703) 444-1917

Programs

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  • Standards-based
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School counslor
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
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20196 Carter Court
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