School Details

Carlin Springs Elementary School

5995 South 5th Road, Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 228-6645
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 589 students 12 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

73%
83%
69%
79%
91%
86%
71%
78%
67%
71%
90%
83%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2013-2014 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Arlington County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
79%
70%
74%
88%
80%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2013-2014 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Arlington County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
81%
73%
65%
85%
71%
78%
86%
74%
57%
76%
73%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2013-2014 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Arlington County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
81%
72%
65%
82%
70%
80%
91%
86%
74%
82%
72%
62%
82%
77%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2013-2014 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Arlington County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Carlin Springs Elementary School is a public elementary school in Arlington. The principal of Carlin Springs Elementary School is Mrs. Corina Coronel. 589 children attend Carlin Springs Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 86% of the 589 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Carlin Springs Elementary School is 12:1. Glen Forest Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 72% 29%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 45%
Multiracial 2% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 11%
Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 10%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    They have a new assistant principal that is rather rude to the children We are a middle class minority family I have never felt so discriminated by someone that is supposed to be the one assist you with the issues questions etc at the school. I am here still because I cannot afford to sell my house and move at this time but I have to deal with the lack of professionalism until my son is ready to move to middle school. I wish the principal would pay more attention on how her assistant speaks to children and to some of us minorities.

  • (1 year ago)

    I was not so impress when I came to sign up my daughter for this school in August. The principal was standing the room did not introduce herself but busy talking to one of the staffs about how broken/impersonal APS guidelines toward teachers. I feel so helpless since I just bough a house in school assigned district. My child has been in this school for more than 1 month now she went home last week with an in class science work written in Spanish. I understand the school has 67% Latino but my child is not at all Latino and she is here to learn everything in English except her spanish class. I have nothing against Latino but for the best interest of my child I will have to move again next year.

  • (2 years ago)

    We love Carlin Springs Elementary! My two children transferred in during the middle of the school year and we were all welcomed with open arms. There is a very diverse culture here and children learn something new everyday. The principal and assistant principal are fabulous about keeping the parents well informed with events around the school. We are about to begin our 4th year at Carlin Springs Elementary have not yet met a staff member that our family didn't absolutly love. Highly recommended school by this military family!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    The welcoming environment the openess to the community the diversity of its student body the immagination in its program - it is a school where clearly students and families are joyfully received.

  • (6 years ago)

    One of the best schools in the area Great Principal and staff who are very much dedicated. Scores are higher year after year.

  • (7 years ago)

    I taught summer school here for the summers of 2003 2004 2005 and 2006. My time there was great. I plan to return to teach again. The climate of the school just screams pure education. It's such a wonderful place to be in the world. The administration is so helpful and supportive and friendly. Thanks Mr. Ley.

  • (8 years ago)

    Carlin Springs has dedicated talented teachers and an outstanding principal. The atmoshere in the school is great for kids to learn and enjoy school. The after-school programs offer a broad range of programs for students and the kids really seem to enjoy them.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have never seen such a dedicated and gifted staff as the faculty at Carlin Springs Elementary. My child has gotten a fantastic education for the three years she has attended. I am very pleased.

  • (9 years ago)

    The best thing about this school is that it is new -- Arlington never turns down bond offerings. However the principal is new (from Jamestown) seems overwhelmed by the large number of assisted lunch crowd and is focused on trying to get 4th greaders to sit still (and read). This school is one of the constant underperformers in the County and should be avoided if you want a quality education.

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