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About This School

Bristow Run Elementary School is a public elementary school in Bristow. The principal of Bristow Run Elementary School is Andrew R. Buchheit. 745 children attend Bristow Run Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 9% of the 745 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Bristow Run Elementary School is 20:1. Glenkirk Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • German
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 23%
White, non-Hispanic 67% 41%
Hispanic 13% 24%
Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9% 31%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm excited that Bristow Run is now part of the Global Schools Initiative. Only 3 schools in Prince William County were chosen for the program. My first grader is learning about the geography and culture of countries around the world and she loves it! The principal and assistant principal are very caring and dedicated to the students and staff. Three of our kids have gone to Bristow Run and we've been very happy with the wonderful teachers the curriculum and level of academic challenge communication with parents and the leadership team. We also have enjoyed the great PTO activities. The school has always been terrific but it's even better now that it's not overcrowded anymore like it was until 2011.

  • (1 year ago)

    BRES is not quite what it used to be as many of the better teachers followed the previous principal to form a new school elsewhere in the county in 2011. All in all it is still a good school. It is just not quite as good as it used to be.

  • (1 year ago)

    Fantastic school! Great teachers fantastic Principal and Assistant Principal. Top notch programs along with wonderful volunteers admin staff etc. This is a very friendly school with outstanding staff at all levels. I could not ask for a better school for my kids!

  • (2 years ago)

    Truly one of the BEST. Teacher communication is wonderful and Mrs. Werle takes the time to address parent concerns. Parent volunteers are extraordinary and we couldn't be happier sending our kids here.

  • (3 years ago)

    The principal addresses individual concerns with amazing patience and understanding! Not mentioning his devotion in all the activities...

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is awesome. I moved to my house because of this school. They are warm and welcoming and the staff si caring and pro-active

  • (5 years ago)

    This is the friendliest school I have ever been involved with. The teachers are knowledgable and obviously doing what they love...teaching our children. I couldn't ask for any more for my kids!

  • (5 years ago)

    I moved my 2nd grader to this school from out of state and I am amazed with the teacher involvement both inside and outside of the classroom. Everyday my child's teacher communicates through notes or emails about what is going on in the classroom and with my child personally. The school has a weekly newsletter and constant extracurricular activities and functions. This is the most involved public school! We couldn't ask for a more nurturing environment.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son attended BRE from K-4 - until a job relocation took us out of state. This school is EXCELLENT. The entire staff is wonderful -- you have to love a school where the principal takes the time to learn all of the student's names! We were really impressed with the anti-bulling campain. The guidance staff is attentive and quick to assist in any way they can. The teachers are all top-notch and really listen to the kids! We were really sad to leave this school. We have not been successful in finding a school as good as BRE. My son comments everyday about how disorganized his new school is...and is NOTHING like BRE.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter is a student at Bristow Run and we love it! She is very happy there and the teachers have been really great. The principal and admin staff are all very approachable and the kids really love them. I can't say enough great things about the teachers. I'm so glad my kids are in this school district!

  • (6 years ago)

    My two children go the Bristow Run and love it! The teachers are all top notch and wonderful. They truly care about the children. The Principal and Assistant Principal are strong leaders and very involved in the school! They have numerous educational programs to enhance their curriculum. I could not ask for a better education than the one they are receving now. I can't say enough about this wonderful school!

  • (8 years ago)

    We as well as my daughter love Bristow Run. They offer numerous extracuricular activities and programs after school. They also offer music art foreign language computer science during the school day. There are always many parents volunteering at the school everyday all with smiles on their faces. Our daughter is now in 4th grade and we have loved every teacher and she has not had one bad experience. The principal is excellent he is very involved and active with the children. Overall I'd give Bristow Run an A+.

  • (8 years ago)

    My kids loved this school. they loved the school song and all of their teachers were excellent.

  • (10 years ago)

    My 2 sons have attended this school for 5 yrs. We love it! We have always felt welcome the school is full of parent volunteers all the time! We think the teachers are awesome and are very pleased with the level of instruction our boys have received. We won't move so we can finish our children's elementary education here!

  • (10 years ago)

    Bristow Run Elementary School far exceeds my expectations. The quality of the teachers is the highest I've seen in any school and the leadership under Mr. Andrew Buchheit and Ms. Jo Linda Toth is the best in the area.

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