School Details

Beech Tree Elementary School

3401 Beech Tree Ln, Falls Church, VA 22042
(703) 531-2600
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 392 students 14 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

67%
79%
72%
62%
71%
65%
73%
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

51%
75%
70%
60%
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

62%
80%
73%
76%
80%
71%
61%
72%
69%
67%
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

100%
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

About this school

Beech Tree Elementary School is a public elementary school in Falls Church. The principal of Beech Tree Elementary School is Ms. Terry Phillips. 392 students attend Beech Tree Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 43% of the 392 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Beech Tree Elementary School is 14:1. Grace Lutheran School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 44% 18%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 11%
Asian/Pacific Islander 28% 19%
White, non-Hispanic 23% 46%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    Great small school !! They really care about students. Great resources for children who need additional help.

  • (2 years ago)

    Newly renovated this small school has teachers who bring innovation and a love for learning to their classrooms. The principal and assistant principal excel at offering support for the evidence-based practices that enrich academics. Students seem to love their school. Parent outreach through the PTA and a small family center keeps families involved. The staff is kind and welcoming to parents.

  • (3 years ago)

    Beech Tree is an amazing community school that makes sure all kids and their familes get what they need. I have never worked with a more dedicated group of professionals in my 20+ years as an educator.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great teachers caring administrators and a wonderful school community!

  • (4 years ago)

    Beech Tree is a great community school with a very warm and caring staff. The school has set many benchmarks for this enormous school district and we're proud that our "little" ES is a leader for Fairfax County.

  • (4 years ago)

    I truly believe that my Granddaughters have received a wonderful education here. But more than that the multi-cultural experience has helped to create two very non-prejudiced very accepting well-rounded young ladies.

  • (4 years ago)

    Beech Tree accepts all children and provides incredible individualized education (whether your child needs special services or just a little more challenging work). The staff is the BEST anywhere!

  • (4 years ago)

    great teachers administrators & parents!

  • (4 years ago)

    Great and caring teachers!

  • (4 years ago)

    Beech Tree is a warm welcoming school that celebrates its diversity and respects students and parents. Principal Phillips is accessible to parents and students alike very involved with what is happening on a daily basis and responsive to questions and concerns.

  • (6 years ago)

    Beech Tree is a wonderful school. It has great diversity which enhances the learning environment but also accounts for lower test scores. Our child does wonderfully at Beech Tree. Teachers are enthusiastic and Principal Phillips is a top notch administrator who is also very involved with her students.

  • (8 years ago)

    Terry Phillips has managed to bring a more relaxed atmosphere to Beech Tree while maintaining excellence in academics and student behavior and involvement. The biggest challenge faced by Beech Tree is its diverse student population. The diversity is supposed to result in extra funds for the school for smaller class sizes. This year (2006-7) however there weren't enough funds for an extra fifth grade teacher resulting in extra diversity and less individual attention. The Gifted and Talented program is a joke. Fairfax County has made a mockery of this program and it serves only to alienate students. This program is especially unnecessary in Elementary School.

  • (9 years ago)

    Wonderful school. Beechtree views its very diverse population as an asset. Family participation in students' academic and social experience at the school is encouraged and nurtured.

  • (9 years ago)

    Beech Tree is a hidden gem inside the Beltway. The teachers are amazing -- energetic committed and fun! Our retiring principal Naomi Martin has provided strong leadership to raise test scores while at the same time helping each child maximize his/her own potential. We enjoy the community events and volunteering in our childrens' classroom. Our kids attend the school based gifted and talented program and are very happy to be able to stay in their neighborhood school. Your kids will love it here!

  • (10 years ago)

    Beech Tree is a super school! My two children are currently there(1st & 3rd) From the principal on down the teachers and staff know all the children and make Beech Tree a warm welcoming and friendly school! Parents involvement is great from the PTA Pal reading program and classroom volunteers. Our whole family enjoys all the extracurricular events such as international dinner Parent vs Teacher basketball night curriculum night 'Spring Fling' dance. Hands Down an excellent school!

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