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Flint Hill Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 689 students

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Posted September 2, 2013

Fantastic environment. We've moved many times and will call this our last move. My children just completed first and second grades at Flint Hill Elementary. The PTA is fantastic for newcomers. The teachers we've had are supportive and responsive. There is always something going on extra-curricular between International night, Bingo night, Movie nights, etc. Definitely a great school community. We are minority students and this was our best investment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2013

We moved into our neighborhood because this school has a good reputation, but we have been very disappointed so far. Our first grader's writing is worse now than at the end of kindergarten. He didn't ever bring home any spelling words, any books to practice reading, or anything to indicate what he was doing in class. First graders have been left out on the playground without teachers realizing it, are not supervised enough for their age. There were large chunks of time spent on a computer program that "reads" to them in class. Dismissal for the entire school is disorderly. Art, music, PE, and Spanish have been good and are by far the best part of the school. We will give this school one more semester and if things don't improve we will be moving or finding a private school, both financial hardships, but worth it if if we can feel like our son is in a safe school where he is learning. Class sizes are really big at FHES, too, especially for kindergarten.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2013

This is the worst school that my children have ever attended, in terms of atmosphere and attitude toward the children. We have been exposed to numerous schools, as we are a military family. There is a feeling of oppression here; kids are definitely not allowed to be kids. If your child drops their silverware in the cafeteria, they will not be allowed to get up and get a clean one - the staff will let them go hungry instead. This happened to my friend's child. 3rd graders get 15 minutes of recess per day. My son's class not until the very end of the day. During this "free time", the kids are told that they have to run laps. The office staff is very rude - they do not even greet people who come in. The principal will not discuss any parental concerns; Parents feel that he does not care about the kids. My child was treated so badly by his 2nd grade teacher that he emerged from last year feeling that he is stupid and bad. Almost constant yelling at the kids, sarcasm, and even extremely loud whistle blowing. This actually happened when I was in the classroom. A lot of emotional damage was done to him which we are now struggling to repair. Would move my kids if I could.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2012

My children had the best experience at Flint Hill Elementary. Teachers from FCPS are clamoring to get into this school as the PTA is so supportive. We are a community of "movers and shakers" so the PTA knows how to make things happen. All the teachers are super professional. Now the school has full day kindergarten. The principal also persuaded the school board to have a full gifted center within the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2010

My son has been a student at this school for 4 years. The experience has been very positive. The teachers have been excellent and the level of parent involvement is almost intimidating. The principal is always willing to hear concerns from parents but will always do what is right even if it not what the parent wants. My son has excelled here and has learned so much more than friends and relatives in nearby private schools. We have not encountered bullying. On the contrary we have found the school has created a very nurturing environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2010

My kids visit Flint Hill since 3 years now and they love each and every day. They receive first class education. All teachers (advisories and classroom) consider the strengths of the individual and leverage those strengths. Engagement, motivation and fun is part of each and every day. The principal as well as the headmasters of the lower, middle and upper school are examples in character and earn the respect of the kids. I would recommend this school to parents who want their kids to be challenged in a kind and supportive way. I don't recommend this school for parents with kids who want their teachers to do their work. Finally: if I would have one recommendation for Flint Hill school. Take Spanish as a course serious and up-level the curriculum similar to all the other courses the school is offering.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2010

My kids are in this school since the last few years and if I could change things, I would have never put my kids in this school. There is too much bullying and the Principal and the Vice Principal are known for just ignoring it and brushing it aside. They pretend that it does not exist in their school. They have good scrores as they focus all their learning on test taking and not educating the kids. The office staff acts as though you are a total hindrance in their day. None of them will even smile and say hello to you. Some of the teachers are good, but that is overpowered by all the negative that are very much present in that school on a day or day basis. I ownt recommend this school to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

Excellent school. Great teaching staff. Prinicpal is good, but doesn't cater to the parents, so it upsets those zealous parents who want to control what goes on. He's a principal for the teachers, which is why the test scores are so high. It's a high quality education and a pleasant, inviting school to attend for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2009

In comparison with all the other elementary schools my 1st child had attended, Flint Hill Elementary has been a total satisfactory to us. My little one loves to go to her class each day and her learning has been fantastic. Caring teachers with a program tailored somewhat to each kid's capability and well mannered friendly classmates are what you can count on from this school. Unlike some other negative comments on the principal, we think the principal has done a very decent job within his limit. The only thing on our wish list is that the principal would help to convince the Fairfax County to augment the SACC program on this site so my daughter can get in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2008

All three of my children have attended (are attending) this school. The teachers are wonderful, the parent association is very active and productive and the resources available to the children are wonderful. In particular, the Special Education Department is very well run. We have attended other schools, so I do have a comparison, and Flint Hill rates above them all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2008

I cann't coment on the adminastration of the school but having come here from abroad were my 2nd grader had already had 2 years of full time education by the time she went into 1st grade we felt very welcomed and my daughter is well supported loves going to school,has a fantastic teacher, who she has followed into 2nd grade,and the whole 2nd grade team are wonderful.my son who we intended to keep in his privare school in our last year here is desparate to go to the school and we have decided to let him dispte this meaning he will have 3 changes of school system in 1 year.why does this school not have full time kindergarton what a same.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2008

We are really happy with Flint Hill. My daughters 2nd grade teacher is one of the best. She is really excelling because of their dedication and ability. It is a joke that kindergarten is only 1/2 day. What a waste of a childs first year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2007

Flint Hill is very disappointing; not the teachers, but the principal. He has failed to assume a role of leadership and has alienated the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2005

Very week leadership and poor management. Some teachers are good, some just don't know what they are doing. It depends on your child luck to fall into which teacher. Parent can't change the kid's teacher or a classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2005

Overall, I have been very pleased with my experience at Flint Hill. Overall, my kids have had very caring teachers, provided with a good education, and it is always a pleasure to visit the school. I was particularly impressed with the professionalism of the recent school musical that was held at the school by 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. It gave my 6th grader memories to last the rest of her life. There is heavy parent involvement. My only concern would probably be that the administration is not as strong as I would like but the PTA and school volunteers more than make up for that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2005

Overall, I would recommend the school. It is cheerful and positive and the children are extremely well-behaved. This is my daughter's 2nd year here, and because of many moves, I have had a chance to observe 3 different elementary schools. For the last several years, the kids have put on a musical that is a wonderful experience and very professionally done. The one warning I would offer potential mothers is that the majority of kids seem to have stay-at-home mothers, so if you work, you might feel a little out of your element. Also, there are some very wealthy neighborhoods in the school's vicinity, so if your child has insecurities about 'stuff' it might not be the best place for him or her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2004

This is my fourth year as a parent, son graduated last year and daughter is going to 2nd grade. I am very satisfied. Good staff, morale is pretty good, students create a very good environment, which may be more due to the quality of their home life rather than the school. The school facilties are fine, the library is especially good. Parent involvement makes a big difference, even though it can be a pain for the staff, it's a good pain. Flint Hill has high parent involvement and staff are striving to make the school good. This is saying a lot, I think. I've had issues and complaints over the years, but I would highly recommend the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2004

I now have my 5th child attending this school and it is outstanding! We have considered moving several times, but the decision to stay put always came back to the quality of the elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2004

I have two children that have been attending this school throughout their elementary education. My husband and all of his siblings also attended this school and had a wonderful experience. I grew up in the Fairfax County school system and assumed that the elementary schools in Fairfax County were all some of the best in the country. This is not true. At one point we moved to another school in the county and it was a huge mistake! We moved back to Flint Hill and I realized that it takes great talent and organization for the teachers to get the children to learn and not make them feel like it is work. My children have been taught to love learning. At this age, I think it is imperative that the love of learning and knowlege is instilled. They have so many fun and educational experiences that they hate to miss school. I am grateful for the wonderful environment that I get to send my children into everyday. I feel great peace knowing that they are not only getting an exceptional education but they are in a loving and respectful environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

Firstly, this school is not to be confused with the private school of the same name. Although this school is part of a strong public school district, it is probably the worst run school in the county. Flint Hill has strong community involvement through its PTA. However, the school administration is extremely weak. There have been a number of state and federal violations in regards to special ed and discipline. Further, its gifted program is very selective and poorly managed. Overall the PTA is strong in bringing in the tools needed to teach the students but the staff struggles to manage even the minor details of education. The perception that Flint Hill offers is of a well run, strong academic school , but it is very much a disappointment!
—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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%
History and Social Science

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

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95%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 84% in 2012.

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Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

2012

 
 
94%

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98%

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100%
English: Writing

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

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

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99%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 89% in 2012.

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Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

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85%

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94%

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99%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

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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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 86% in 2012.

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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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 Students92%
Female students98%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial86%
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities83%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%

Math

All Students85%
Female students81%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial86%
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities77%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

Science

All Students96%
Female students96%
Male students96%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%
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 Students90%
Female students94%
Male students85%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

Math

All Students94%
Female students92%
Male students96%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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 Students91%
Female students95%
Male students87%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English95%

English: Writing

All Students83%
Female students95%
Male students68%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

Math

All Students85%
Female students88%
Male students81%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

Science

All Students96%
Female students97%
Male students96%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%
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 Students91%
Female students97%
Male students87%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%

Math

All Students86%
Female students91%
Male students81%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

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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
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Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
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Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
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Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
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Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
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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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2444 Flint Hill Rd
Vienna, VA 22181
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Phone: (703) 242-6100

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