School Details

John F. Pattie Sr. Elementary School

16125 Dumfries Rd, Dumfries, VA 22026
(703) 670-3173
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 722 students 18 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

75%
76%
72%
61%
70%
65%
86%
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
  • Prince William County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
74%
70%
59%
81%
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
  • Prince William County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
75%
73%
76%
71%
71%
81%
76%
69%
88%
81%
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
  • Prince William County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

John F. Pattie Sr. Elementary School is a public elementary school in Dumfries. The principal of John F. Pattie Sr. Elementary School is Ms. Margaret Otterblad. 722 students go to John F. Pattie Sr. Elementary School and are mostly Asian/Pacific Islander; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 21% of the 722 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at John F. Pattie Sr. Elementary School is 18:1. A. Henderson Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 49% 41%
Black, non-Hispanic 27% 23%
Hispanic 18% 24%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    My kids have really enjoy this school and I can say that the staff is amazing the principal is very engaging and responsible. The PTCO moms always working hard to great community oriented activities. My youngest is about know to begin Kindergarden there as well. School is located in a great neighborhood...the kind of place were you want to see your kids grow along with great friends. My kids have been very focused thanks to their teacher evolvement. None the less parents involvement is key for a child's successful education

  • (1 year ago)

    i love this school! my son finished kindergarten there about his last 6 weeks because we are a military family and moved at the end of the school year. he loved going to school there and finished 1st grade before we had to move again. they teachers are very approachable and understanding and the office folks are so nice and helpful. I would send them to this school again. all of my children would. they listen to the parents concerns and i have had no problems reaching them or getting a conference set up. they listen and always come up with suggestions. parents are very involved in their kids educations! only positive things to say.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have to say I am very disappointed in this school. I had high expections the reputation was very high.

  • (2 years ago)

    i have three children attending Pattie. They all started in K and have moved through the 4th grade now - 14 teachers in all. 95% of this time has been wonderful. The VP is wonderful approachable and responsive. Having a child with special needs of classroom support - they were so proactive. My only disappointments are with just 2 teachers who I feel have let my boy down. While it's expressly not tolerated somehow his teacher in 3rd grade ignored the bullying and exclusion of him. "why don't you just go and read. Why don't you just not play with them." while to some extent this is understandable there is also nothing done to the offenders. VERY SAD.

  • (3 years ago)

    its one of the best and richest i love it. Its awesome the teachers are great the school is and etc...

  • (3 years ago)

    I am very pleased with the education my children are receiving at John F. Pattie Sr Elementary. Most of the teachers exceed my expectations. This school has a family atmosphere.

  • (4 years ago)

    We are somewhat new to this area and we LOVE Pattie!! I find the education there to be top-notch and such AMAZING teachers!

  • (7 years ago)

    We love Pattie! The teachers are awesome the assistant principle & principle are great the set up with the two buildings is wonderful the parent involvment is amazing.....we love Pattie.

  • (8 years ago)

    We are very disappointed in Pattie Elementary. We specifically moved to this neighborhood to attend this school but were surprised to find it lacking in some important areas. The special education department failed to provide our daughter what she needed to succeed in the classroom environment. The Vice Principal is very resistant to parental opinion regarding accomodations. It appears to be a fine school for the average student but if your child has special needs they may not be met at Pattie.

  • (9 years ago)

    Both my children have attended Pattie. The principal & teachers are a cohesive group working together to provide the best educational environment. Parent involvement is welcomed. The teachers strive hard to met the needs of all the children in their classrooms. The gifted education program is one of the best in the area. There's diversity in the student mix which provides a great opportunity for the children to learn and understand about different types of backgrounds. The music program is developed around the course curriculum and offers many wonderful opportunities for children to perform. Parental involvement in the classroom is readily welcomed. The PTO needs better support but is difficult to develop in the transient community the school is based in. Afterschool activities are minimal but there are many local sports programs available to children in the area.

  • (9 years ago)

    We have a kindergarden student and truly love this school. They have a great speech pathology program through Prince Williams Child Find Program and we love the staff.

  • (11 years ago)

    Pattie has helped our LD child grow academically her first year there and we still have half the school year to go. The teachers are caring yet professional. The principal is warm approachable and knows practically every child's name. He makes it a point to greet all and hear about their day. As the school motto goes Pattie is a fine fine school.

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