School Details

Wakefield Forest Elementary School

Test Scores by grade

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Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Fairfax County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
75%
70%
86%
79%
75%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Fairfax County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
80%
73%
94%
80%
71%
96%
72%
69%
92%
71%
76%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Fairfax County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
85%
74%
99%
88%
78%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Fairfax County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
77%
61%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Fairfax County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Wakefield Forest Elementary School is a public elementary school in Annandale. The principal of Wakefield Forest Elementary School is Ms. Sheri D'Amato. 480 students attend Wakefield Forest Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 5% of the 480 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Wakefield Forest Elementary School is 18:1. Canterbury Woods Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Football

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 78% 46%
Hispanic 6% 18%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 11%
Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 19%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    This is aTERRIABLE school. For one thing when my daughter CAITLIN NEWBROUGH went here her teacher was horriable and if we hadn't moved I would have had her homeschooled. The school was not good at handling her anxiety issues and her having Aspergers Syndrome made it even worse. Worst school ever!

  • (11 months ago)

    I am a former teacher from this school. Many reviewers have commented on the wonderful staff and experiences at WFES and I agree they have remarkable teachers. But wonderful stops there. The teachers are so bogged down with pointless meetings to inform the less than stellar admin about student progress or testing DRA that they have little time to plan and often aren't in class to teach. If your child has ESOL services they will not be getting them. That teacher (and reading guidance and tech teachers) are like personal assistants to the principal. The only reason students learn here is because teachers go above and beyond at the expense of their health family and wallets. If your child had a positive experience thank the teacher who made it happen despite the terrible policies and admin at this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    I thought I should update the teacher to student ratio. There are 28 children in kindergarten and 27-29 children in each classes for 1-6th grades.

  • (2 years ago)

    I went to this school as a student just two years ago and had a Fantastic time but when i went to my local middle school Poe it was a culture shock but over all i loved almost everyone at wakefield forest

  • (3 years ago)

    Both my sons are at this school and we are very happy. Class sizes are smaller than average and the quality of teachers is very high. The PTA is very active with fund-raising which helps the school weather the current budgetary issues. My eldest son has been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. The school has been excellent at accomodating his special needs and keeping us in the loop with respect to his performance and behavior at school.

  • (3 years ago)

    We have our two daughters at this school and love it! The principal is extremely involved knows all the kids and has lunch with them from time to time. The teachers are all outstanding - plan together so everyone in each grade level is doing the same thing. Wonderful experience - love the school!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Having my son in kindergarten at this school has been the best experience for him. His teacher Mrs. Uehling is the most patient understanding kind and helpful teacher it has been my pleasure to know. The school has shown exceptional care as it relates to his development.

  • (4 years ago)

    I've not been impressed by this school. They seem to have not handled budgetary cuts well. My child's teacher seems burned out and overwhelmed by the class size she is handling. There have been a few issues this year she has not handled well including yelling 'shut up!' several times at the students.

  • (5 years ago)

    Wonderful school! My two sons went to WFES for 3 years and we had a terrific experience with the teachers parents and staff.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think WFES is a fantastic school and I am so glad that we moved to this neighborhood. I have found the teachers to be caring individuals who go beyond the classroom to help children. The warm community atmosphere is evident the moment you walk through the front doors. The administration is by far one of the best group of team players I have seen in a school. I couldn't ask for a better school experience then WFES.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers and staff at this school are caring and supportive of all students. This is a school where parent volunteers are welcomed and play a major role in the classroom. The school is clean and up to date. There are many resources for the children to use and up to date technology. I love the blackkboard feature!

  • (5 years ago)

    No this school is not good at all. It is completely out of date educationally.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is in my opinion one of the best elementary schools in the country. The teachers are attentive caring and go the extra distance to make sure that all of their students are doing their best. The staff is amazing and attentive. The facility is perfect (a huge field of grass out back) with an up-to-date playground. Though the parents can have their cliques (as with all schools) the kids tend to see past that ... interesting switch huh? I give credit to the teachers for that.

  • (9 years ago)

    I feel extremely fortunate that my daughter goes to WFES. As a former teacher and person who has worked in education for my entire career I know how truly special this school is --in many ways that are clear to everyone acquainteed with the school and others not so obvious. All of the adults associated with the school are truly a team working together to provide an outstanding enviroinment for students. And WFES students certainly reflect that in their achievement academically and growth as future adults learning how to respect one another and themselves. I realize this all sounds sappy but I really can't imagine being happier with a school.

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Overall score

(based on 17 ratings & reviews)

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