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Cunningham Park Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 483 students

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Posted Monday, October 20, 2014

The entire focus of this school is on providing remedial services for the underprivileged ESOL community. The academic programs are basic, and the children who need to be challenged are severely disadvantaged at this school. Many parents are frustrated. There doesn't seem to be any real interest on the part of the school to provide more academically challenging programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2014

Our kids started attending Cunningham Park this year and are very happy there. It has an excellent, supportive, spirited community of both staff and parents; and, good extracurricular programs. To our relief, this school doesn't have the awful cliques and snobbery of our former school-- everyone seems to get along and accept each other's differences. We wish the school could further expand its AAP program so kids don't have to go elsewhere to be further challenged, but the benefits of attending a community school are a big draw for us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2014

Great school with a huge new addition. The teachers and parents seem to care about the kid's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2013

We moved into CPES from out of state and just completed our first year. Teachers are wonderful, the community feel at the school is strong. Academically speaking, not challenging, which was disappointing, although I believe that is more attributable to the Fairfax County curriculum than the lack of challenge specifically at this school. My daughter qualified for GT but I am choosing to keep her at CPES to avoid yet another new school. While the school offers opportunities for kids to grow beyond academics (e.g. Student council, peer mediators, other leadership positions), the rules for holding such positions are created ad hoc and are subjective. The outcome is the kids who have the desire, capacity and capabilitity to take on more opportunities beyond academics are discouraged from the activities that best fit them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2012

I agree with all the reviews below - it is a small school, neighborhood feel to it, with multicultural students. The principal and the assistant principal are great, they try to get all the parents involved and they will listen to suggestions. My daughter is in 1st grade and so far I have nothing but good words to day. The KG teachers are wonderful. The librarian, the reading teacher... all fabulous and you get to know them all. So far, I ve had nothing but good experiences with the school. My daughter is thriving there and that s all that matters.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2012

CPES gets a bad rating due to multicultural, diverse students. Yes, there are a large number of ESOL students, but that really isn't a big deal. The school is small (around 400) and the teachers and administration are great. The PTA is very involved. My children have had nothing but good experiences in the last 5 years. In fact, one 4th grade teacher in particular is outstanding!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2012

Great teachers, Very strong principle, teacher quality is high, they let parents get involved, The staff are very friendly, Love the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2012

We've been at this school for 3 years, starting in KG and love it. So far the teachers we've had have been wonderful. I especially like the principal, who runs a tight ship giving a feeling a cohesion from classroom to classroom. Love the school-wide homework policy to give meaningful assignments and not just busy work. We have been very pleased with this school and administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2012

As a student here the teachers were all nice until around 6th grade but still pretty nice. Although their ideas a A LOT different then most schools they are somewhat working.


Posted September 2, 2011

Cunningham Park is a great school with a truly neighborhood feel. It's small and you can get to know all of the administration and teachers with little effort. This is our fourth year at CPES and we have been very pleased with our child's growth in all areas. Very strong PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2011

My son is a second grader in CPES and we loved the school all the way. It has a very home like feeling and PTA is very active to support teaching process. The only problem is not enough challenges for some students. Some enrichment activities are definitely in need.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

This K-6 school has a very dynamic young principal and is becoming a jewel of a school for those in the know. Its a small but growing school where the focus is on the kids with very good caring teachers and an active PTA and involved parents that together are making a difference. Its got very much of a tight knit family feel. The surrounding area is up and coming with much upscale development espe around Glyndon and McHenry Streets. Improving test scores reflect these developments. CPES feeds into well regarded Thoreau MS and Madison HS and gifted and talented kids from CPES feed into Louise Archer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

I think the school and the hard work put in by the teachers and staff is top notch. I would like to see some more academic enrichment opportunities for those children in need of a challenge. I would also like to see a language immersion program. It's important to remember that the school is only able to offer what the school budget can afford. CPES has a good PTA and that makes a big difference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2005

Fantastic art program. Good team planning. Very organized school. Could be a bit more challenging, but cover the basics very well.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%
History and Social Science

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

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

The state average for English: Reading was 70% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
80%

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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
89%

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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
English: Writing

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
72%

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

All Students83%
Female students90%
Male students78%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient students65%
Proficient in English92%

Math

All Students60%
Female students60%
Male students59%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient students16%
Proficient in English82%

Science

All Students90%
Female students89%
Male students91%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient students79%
Proficient in English95%
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 Students76%
Female students67%
Male students83%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient students31%
Proficient in English95%

Math

All Students76%
Female students76%
Male students75%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English84%
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 Students86%
Female students79%
Male students93%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students57%
Proficient in English96%

English: Writing

All Students86%
Female students87%
Male students86%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient students60%
Proficient in English95%

Math

All Students83%
Female students83%
Male students84%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient students42%
Proficient in English100%

Science

All Students73%
Female students68%
Male students77%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient students28%
Proficient in English91%
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 Students97%
Female students100%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient students91%
Proficient in English98%

Math

All Students98%
Female students100%
Male students96%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient students100%
Proficient in English98%
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

 
 
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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