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Louise Archer Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 793 students

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Posted August 13, 2014

This school should be approached with caution as it is not a typical elementary school. Although it is meant to be a community school, it functions as a "gifted magnet" for a large percentage of the student population. Any parent would be prudent to ponder the divisiveness of this arrangement for not only the student population but the teaching staff as well. It would be wise to think about the impact this arrangement has on school-wide extracurriculars particularly those with limited enrollment opportunity--science olympiad, lego robotics, math clubs, chess club. In the absence of its own positive identity, the "base population" is unjustifiably cast in the roll of academic "have-nots." Prospective parents should know that there are safeguards in place to ensure the needs of the gifted are met, unfortunately this leads to an unevenness in resource distribution, and an actual skewing of data and ratios at a numbers level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2013

We have two kids at Louise Archer. This is our second year. We had very good experience so far. While it is at over capacity, the teachers and the administrators do a great job in creating a nurturing environment. We look forward to having many great years at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2013

Louise Archer Elementary school has amazing mix of excellent teachers and enthusiastic parents. Students do not get pressured but at the same time they learn so many things..AAP center is wonderfull here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

It is a great school. Strong academic and friendly, wonderful environment. Excellent staff and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2011

We recently moved to area and have 2 kids attending Louise Archer. It has been a wonderful experience. The teachers are great, the academics are strong, and the atmosphere is nurturing. I have nothing but positive things to say about our experience there. It is what a good elementary education should be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

Excellent staff and teachers. The school has a wonderful history that inspires the kids. Great local school in a very busy urban area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2010

Louise Archer has an exceptional learning environment. The staff and PTA makes a tremendous effort to create a best in class environment for the kids. My son goes to the advanced academic program. He simply loves the enrichment and challenge there. Its great to be in such a peer group. I recommend Louise Archer to every parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2009

I was a student and am now a parent of a student This school is exceptional, they have outstanding teachers and a great outlook on education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2008

I have 2 boys at Louise Archer this is my 4 year. It is a wonderful place for learning for kids. The only downfall is that parents are a little bit to hovering here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2007

My son is about to 'graduate' from 6th grade at Louise Archer. He has had an excellent elementary school education and is well-prepared to go on to middle school. The teachers and principal are very committed to educating the students and my son has learned so much from all of them over the years. This is a terrific school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2004

It is one of the best elementary schools. My son is in his 4th grade and has a wonderful caring teacher. And my daughter would join kindergarden next year and we are very excited for her. I strongly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
History and Social Science

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

136 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
97%

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 73% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
English: Writing

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

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
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 students94%
Male students91%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students95%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial93%
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities75%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient students85%
Proficient in English94%

Math

All Students92%
Female students91%
Male students92%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students95%
Hispanic64%
Multiracial93%
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient students74%
Proficient in English95%

Science

All Students99%
Female students100%
Male students99%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial93%
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities100%
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient students100%
Proficient in English99%
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 Students89%
Female students93%
Male students85%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students88%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial92%
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient students61%
Proficient in English92%

Math

All Students89%
Female students85%
Male students93%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial92%
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient students65%
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 Students97%
Female students98%
Male students96%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient students90%
Proficient in English97%

English: Writing

All Students97%
Female students99%
Male students96%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English98%

Math

All Students94%
Female students94%
Male students95%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English97%

Science

All Students96%
Female students99%
Male students93%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students97%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English97%
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 Students96%
Female students95%
Male students96%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students98%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities82%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient students55%
Proficient in English99%

Math

All Students100%
Female students100%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities100%
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient students100%
Proficient in English100%
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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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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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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Vienna, VA 22180
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