School Details

Mantua Elementary School

9107 Horner Court, Fairfax, VA 22031
(703) 645-6300
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 919 students 21 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

92%
79%
72%
84%
71%
65%
92%
88%
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
  • Fairfax County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
75%
70%
90%
79%
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
  • Fairfax County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
80%
73%
88%
80%
71%
85%
72%
69%
92%
71%
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
  • Fairfax County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
85%
74%
93%
88%
78%

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
  • Fairfax County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

99%
77%
61%

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
  • Fairfax County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Mantua Elementary School is a public middle school in Fairfax. The principal of Mantua Elementary School is Mrs. Jan-Marie Fernandez. 919 students attend Mantua Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 10% of the 919 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Mantua Elementary School is 21:1. Frost Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 18%
White, non-Hispanic 63% 46%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 11%
Asian/Pacific Islander 25% 19%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    It is a very good school with Gifted Talent Center. The teachers and staffs give lot of support on learning. It has a very good education system setup.

  • (1 year ago)

    My oldest just graduated from Mantua and I'm writing this somewhat wistfully since I feel we couldn't have ended up in a better school for him. My children have a variety of learning needs (ranging from gifted to some special needs) and we've just been amazed by the school's willingness to bend over backward to accommodate the needs of each child. The gifted center is excellent but the school also has a program for hearing impaired children and of course the bulk of the students are in the general education program. We previously attended top flight schools in other major metropolitan areas but none came close to Mantua in this regard. Parent involvement is very high and the extracurriculars are fantastic. Previous posters mentioned basketball strings band scouts. There are also two levels of chorus drama club kids care club (community service) a variety of competitive clubs (Destination Imagination Odyssey of the Mind Mathcounts Science Olympiad etc.) The community is also very inclusive and welcoming with a mom's group and a beautiful community pool that's the highlight of summer life in the neighborhood.

  • (2 years ago)

    Mantua Elementary is a phenomenal school! The teachers are the amazing. They communicate with the parents regularly which forms a collaborative environment focused on individual success of each student. The school has so many programs for students from K-6 whether it be during the school day with the Take Home Reading Program or after school programs for music foreign language robotics science athletics or academic enrichment. We love the "family" approach where students stay within the same pod throughout the K-2 school years so they really get to know the teachers and other students and they can be moved up for certain subjects if they are ahead. Mantua is an amazing asset for the Mantua community.

  • (3 years ago)

    If you are moving to the area you can't beat Mantua. The school is excellent. The administration teachers and staff are incredible. The teachers actually like kids! They teach to the needs of your child whether that is advanced or a little behind. They accomplish this thru their "family" concept and by grouping kids across classes based on their abilities. They think out of the box at this school. It is truly a small community school surrounded by a huge city. You'll love the school and the neighborhood. Should be rated a 10! Sadly we are moving away from VA but wanted to make sure parents know the quality of this school!

  • (4 years ago)

    This is my son's first year at Mantua and he is in a multiage K/1 class. I love it. he is learing so much and his teacher is awesome. I love how they have "families" and group children based on their reading and math level. I am looking forward to his elementary school experience. Mantua is awesome!

  • (5 years ago)

    Is the best school!! there are good teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    Because they has very good teachers!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Mantua elementary school is an excellent school because it has excellent principal assistant principal teachers and all the nice workers there. Best of all Mantua elementary school has the greatest teachers. Our family loves the school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Mantua is an okay school. I believe that the school focuses more on GT students than on regular students like my daughter. My daughter did not have much oppurtunities to shine. The only good teachers we have encountered are Mrs.Sottalano Mr.White and Mrs.Anderson. These teachers really encouraged my daughter to succeed and helped her become more confident.

  • (6 years ago)

    Mantua is a wonderful school. Kids in k-2 are tested and taught in line with their abilities. More advanced kids learn with more advanced kids and can move ahead so they don't get bored while kids who need a little more time can learn at their pace and are not rushed or hurried along. Then benefits of this approach are amazing for all the kids. Classes are small and the principal is wonderful. The teachers are engaged and parents are very involved. I can't say enough great things about the education my kids are getting at Mantua.

  • (6 years ago)

    Moving to Fairfax my childern attended the University Park elementary school in P.G. County MD. Mantua is wow. I am Deaf and my hearing children need better school with many programs including classes for Deaf/Hard of Hearing. So it does help us LOT because I can talk to teacher with ASL interpreter 24/7 in School. Principal and Total Communication Assistant Principal of Mantua ES know how to use American Sign Language (ASL) too. These are making my life easier to discuss with Principals about my kids or etc. My kids are comfortable to be with Deaf students because they grow up with Deaf family and Deaf friends. I recommond hearing kids of Deaf parents to go there. They will thank their parents!

  • (7 years ago)

    Prior to moving to Fairfax my child attended the best elementary school in Mont. County MD. Mantua is much better. There is no comparison. In many ways Mantua is like a private school. Firstly it is a very large school with many programs including classes for hearing impaired learning disabled and hightly gifted and talented. The technology education is outstanding. The curriculum is suberb. The teachers even watch the kids during recess instead of getting a break. This really helps the school to be safe. Honestly the teachers seem brighter than the teachers in Mont. Maryland. They maintain high standards for the kids and they don't ignore the bright ones. (I am not saying that the teachers in Mont. MD. are not bright however.) The kids are also really nice. I dont see how a public school could be any better.

  • (10 years ago)

    mantua has great extra activities including girl scouts boy scouts basketball clubs strings band etc. there is alot of parent involvment. out of 100% quality would be 99%.

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