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About This School

Powell Elementary School is a public elementary school in Centreville. The principal of Powell Elementary School is Mr. Brian Hull. 1,161 students go to Powell Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 13% of the 1,161 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Powell Elementary School is 18:1. Poplar Tree Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 11%
Hispanic 6% 18%
Asian/Pacific Islander 55% 19%
White, non-Hispanic 32% 46%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13% 22%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    Amazing school. My daughter is a kindergartner in the Korean immersion program. We couldn't be more pleased!

  • (9 months ago)

    This school is excellent I love it My son went for five years now Teachers are v good They really try to work with parents a lot to make the kids reach their potential .

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a great school! All staff is very friendly and welcoming. I have two children in this school a second grader and a kindergardener. The front office knows the children and the parents by name. They always slime and welcome you when you walk in. Teachers are caring and supportive. They work really hard to help each child to reach their full potential. It is a large school with a friendly warm atmosphere. My children couldn't be happier.

  • (2 years ago)

    We got very mixed comments about this school some parents are really disappointed and moved their kids out of lower school level in the middle of semester. Some parents satisfied. Maybe it's depend on certain class and certain teacher. We heard about excellent teachers very loving and devoted in some classes but also we heard terrible one cold dominate incapable...if kids got bad luck to be in this class it'll be a year-long suffering. Principle can help reduce this kind of negative impact but seems not did good job on that. Hope it can be improved! Teacher and school are so important for kids to learn and to grow happily and confidently. PTA did a great job to improve the class though.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have been with this school for 3 years and am quite involved. It is a large school but the class size is average to small for Fairfax County. The staff teachers and parents are amazing. Each staff member knows my child's name (and my baby's name) and no matter how busy everyone is I'm greeted so warmly when I walk into the building. The staff treats the children with sweetness patience and care as well and the teachers will go a million miles to help you out. I've had teachers call me "just to check in" when my child has been sick I've had the new principal call me to chat about concerns in the middle of the summer and I just got off the phone with our teacher at 9PM regarding AP testing. If there is a problem they are on it and it is fixed right away. A large school but such a wonderful small friendly atmosphere. I come from a family where for generations everyone went to a private school and moved to an Ivy League. I have high expectations. I have to say that this school gives children a lot of one-on-one attention and challenges them in a loving happy manner. Of course I was nervous sending my child to a public school but this is a great school.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am so proud and happy that my daughter is in such a great school !!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is wonderful. Particularly for children with special needs.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter has been with the school since first grade now she is in fourth grade. Mr. Hull has been outstanding. We were considering buying a house in Aldie Va but could not bear to leave such a wonderful school. Many wonderful support team wonderful teachers office staff and children.

  • (7 years ago)

    My eldest attended Kindergarten there the first year it opened. My youngest attended pre-school for 2 years. The Principal was fantastic along with the teachers. The office staff are the best around.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter goes to Kindergarten and we love the school.She is in the Differentiated program which is excellent for the kindergartners. She gets to learn things much above her grade level and is constantly challenged.

  • (7 years ago)

    They have a very good Principal and his teachers are excellent. We are very glad that we moved our daughetr from a 'gifted' private school to this public school which happens to be quite new. She loves her school. They have challenging programs for gifted kids and good allround development. The best part is teachers are very approchable.

  • (8 years ago)

    If you have a special education student you should be pleased with this school. My child only attended the pre-K program here for 1 year but thanks to the leadership from the shool's prinicipal my child was able to receive the services that he needed. This makes a big difference in how much effort a parent needs to go through to help their special education child. The teachers also did very well that we encountered.

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