School Details

Ashlawn Elementary School

5950 N. 8th Road, Arlington, VA 22205
(703) 228-5270
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 487 students 15 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

83%
79%
72%
82%
77%
65%
93%
87%
84%

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
  • Arlington County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
77%
70%
97%
85%
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
  • Arlington County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
81%
73%
93%
84%
71%
84%
85%
69%
85%
82%
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
  • Arlington County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ashlawn Elementary School is a public elementary school in Arlington. The principal of Ashlawn Elementary School is Judy Apostolico-buck. 487 students go to Ashlawn Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 20% of the 487 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Ashlawn Elementary School is 15:1. Carlin Springs Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 63% 47%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 13%
Hispanic 16% 27%
Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 11%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    One of the worst educational experiences for my son. Between the bullying and the focus on test scores as opposed to learning the school administrators were unhelpful. According to the school principal students in North Arlington have IQs in the superior range. Even if that were true they certainly weren't attending Ashlawn.

  • (8 months ago)

    Ashlawn is one of the best kept secrets in Arlington County. The principal is absolutely amazing. Her focus on inclusive instruction and literacy has taken our wonderful community school to a whole new level.

  • (10 months ago)

    My daughter is attending the first grade in the Ashlawn and I moved her here from a private school in North Carolina. I am impressed by the quality of the teachers and the curriculum excellent language and social programs as well as a strong focus on reading. The library is outstanding and the encouragement to read and the help the kids receive as they develop into strong self-motivated readers deserves the highest praise. The social environment and interactions with the teachers and peers appear to be excellent and healthy and my daughter has very much enjoyed her first year at the Ashlawn.

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school and great stuff . My son enjoyed his second grade and looking forward to the next year.

  • (4 years ago)

    My grandkids are in the school. I love the community feel of it.

  • (4 years ago)

    Wonderful caring faculty and staff and very involved parents make for a great learning community.

  • (4 years ago)

    There is sense of community when we attend bingo night gym night and great gettogethers held by PTA.

  • (4 years ago)

    Me and My sister went to Ashlawn and feel our education base much stornger than others.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter is attending it. She knows all sounds already and now reading it in KG.

  • (4 years ago)

    Small school but great vision..teachers and administration very helpful.

  • (4 years ago)

    Ashlawn has wonderful diversity--ethnic socioeconomic--compared with other schools in north Arlington.

  • (4 years ago)

    Ashlawn is a gem! 18 kids per class amazing administration and teachers and the school focusses on teaching the children how to be global citizens.

  • (4 years ago)

    Ashlawn benefits from a student population that is small but diverse. An active PTA exemplifies the strong commitment of families staff and neighbors to make Ashlawn an enriching experience for all involved.

  • (4 years ago)

    Strong warm and supportive Community of parents and staff. Wonderful children to be with each day. Excellent professional teaching and admistrative staff. No other place I would rather be teaching!

  • (4 years ago)

    Strong ethos of social responsibility importance of global citizenship fabulous teachers . . ..

  • (4 years ago)

    Great teachers and adminstrators. Excellent librarian. Kids are encouraged and taught to be great global and local citizens!

  • (4 years ago)

    Great Program to teach Global citizen ship to kids FlES and exchange student program.

  • (4 years ago)

    It's well rounded and multi-cultural. The children are taught for more than just test scores.

  • (4 years ago)

    Ashlawn Great school with great community feel. After school enrichment is great helps kids learn skills which might have been hard to learn because of time constraint for the parents. It provides enriching experience for all involved.

  • (4 years ago)

    Ashlawn brings together students teachers staff and parents to ensure the whole child is educated in a well-rounded way. My kids love to learn at Ashlawn.

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