School Details

Long Branch Elementary School

33 N Fillmore St, Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 228-4220
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 543 students 17 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

86%
79%
72%
91%
77%
65%
92%
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%
88%
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

85%
81%
73%
81%
84%
71%
92%
85%
69%
95%
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

Long Branch Elementary School is a public elementary school in Arlington. The principal of Long Branch Elementary School is Ms. Felicia A. Russo. 543 students go to Long Branch Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 27% of the 543 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Long Branch Elementary School is 17:1. Henry Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 11%
White, non-Hispanic 60% 47%
Hispanic 16% 27%
Black, non-Hispanic 15% 13%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    LongBranch is a wonderful place to work. The administration and staff work effectively together to create a safe and fun learning environment. I am so happy to be there and the kids I teach are genuinely happy too.

  • (1 year ago)

    Long Branch is an excellent school. Our son has done very well at this school which is run by an outstanding Principal. Parents teachers and the community collaborate to make this one of the best schools in the area.

  • (2 years ago)

    Long Branch is an exceptional school. It's got a remarkably effective principal who attracts and retains and extraordinarily talented and dedicated staff. What's best for the kids gets put first at Long Branch. I feel so fortunate to have had my kids get their start here. It's an exceptional school.

  • (2 years ago)

    We tried Long Branch. It worked okay for a while. There were some cliques and some sneaky physical type bullying. The school tried to be responsive but it just kept coming back. The teacher seemed a little insecure about her own education and was very reactionary (with yelling etc.). Maybe it just wasn't for us.

  • (2 years ago)

    Average rating for a public school. Teachers counselor principal try but it doesn't quite make it especially for the gifted.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter started Kindergarten at Long Branch this year and I cannot be happier with her teacher all the other art music and word study teachers as well as the principal and parent involvement. This school is very diverse with students from all over the world and is a great place to foster growth and understanding. My daughter loves this school and has come home using words such as elaborate which for a 5 year old is great. They have a big emphasis on vocabulary and reading and I truly notice that in the 4 months she is there she has started to read better and better everyday. I also have a friend who has her son here in 5th grade and he has also had a great experience.

  • (8 years ago)

    We moved to the area for my daughter's 4th and 5th grade year. We didn't realize how far behind she was because of where we came from but with the help of her teacher she is excelling and has much more confidence in her own abilities. She has also enjoyed being involved with the band and the various afterschool classes offered (for a fee) by the PTA. We are thrilled with my daghter's experience here!

  • (8 years ago)

    Can't say enough about it - came here as a Military parent -- never know what you'll find with each move -- very thankful we came to this community and school.

  • (10 years ago)

    We can't give enough praise for what Long Branch Elementary has done for our child. An outstanding principal and quality teachers that care have laid the building blocks for our childs future. To Ms. Russo Ms. Brenda Khan and the wonderful staff of Long Branh Elementary thank you for bringing out the best in my child and giving him as well as many other children the encouragement and confidence they need in learning.

  • (10 years ago)

    Long Branch is a very special place. The staff and parents are very invested in creating an environment that fosters learning and exploration. The educators here are nothing short of spectacular. The student body is diverse yet cohesive.

  • (10 years ago)

    My son goes to Longbranch. We love this school. Exceptional principal and teachers with lots of community involvement and great and involved parents. The kids are nice smart and motivated to do well in school. I highly recommend it. Nice neighborhood also in which almost all the kids can walk to school.

See all reviews on GreatSchools

Overall score

(based on 14 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

Nearby

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools