Thomas Jefferson Elementary School

601 S Oak St, Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 248-5660
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 2-4 466 students 15 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

89%
89%
69%
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86%
84%
84%
67%
94%
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83%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2013-2014 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and 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 2014
  • Falls Church City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
89%
70%
93%
93%
80%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2013-2014 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and 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 2014
  • Falls Church City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
87%
73%
84%
84%
71%
87%
87%
74%
78%
78%
73%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2013-2014 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and 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 2014
  • Falls Church City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
91%
72%
84%
89%
70%
96%
95%
86%
88%
88%
72%
86%
87%
77%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2013-2014 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and 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 2014
  • Falls Church City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Thomas Jefferson Elementary School is a public elementary school in Falls Church. The principal of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School is Mr. Bob Palermo. 466 children attend Thomas Jefferson Elementary School and are mostly Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 7% of the 466 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School is 15:1. Mt. Daniel School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 69% 67%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 4%
Hispanic 11% 12%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7% 7%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Great. The counselors and teachers helped my child integrate into a new school and feel part of the TJ Paws.

  • (1 year ago)

    Excellent school. Great teachers & parent involvement. We are lucky to have our kids in this wonderful school!

  • (2 years ago)

    What happened to my other review??!!!!! -Great school former student I loved it and it's a good thing the fifth grade is moving back.

  • (2 years ago)

    Fantastic school overall. Well structured. Excellent teachers. Unbelieveable amount of parent care and involvement in this school. Parents of students place very high value on education and help out a lot with classroom activities. I have been impressed since day one as to the quality of education at this school. I attended a very good school system as a kid and this school system in Falls Church City is far superior.

  • (4 years ago)

    Thomas Jefferson is an amazing place. The teachers are dedicated the administration is responsive and the atmosphere is friendly and nurturing. Everyone form the librarian to the PE teachers to the bus driver seems to genuinely care about the kids. I am blown away by the parent involvement not only in classroom activities but also in programs like Outdoor Classroom. My son is very happy here! And ultimately that's the most important thing.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have a 2nd grader and a 4th grader at Thomas Jefferson and I am very happy with the quality of instruction. Each of the teachers that my children have had have been attentive to their individual needs. I'm very happy with this school. The parental involvement is amazing - if you don't respond quickly you'll miss out on field trips or other opportunities to volunteer in the classroom because there are usually so many other people vying for those spots.

  • (4 years ago)

    Really good studies Way of teaching and learning is very good Excellent field trips and school programs

  • (4 years ago)

    Teachers are excellent and it appears that the school focuses on continued staff development. Also in addition to quality there is quantity of teachers and support staff. Excellent support for special needs and individualized instruction. Could not be happier with the school.

  • (4 years ago)

    tremendous ethics and values; strong pta and parent involvement; boutique school while still being large

  • (6 years ago)

    I agree with the second parent good school nothing great. Many good teachers some mediocre ones. Music program is wonderful Mrs. Harbison is terrific. It also has an after-school program operating at the school...which helps working parents but the quality is less than average and that dragged the total star rating down.

  • (9 years ago)

    TJ Elementary has been a fabulous experience for my children. Not only is this a small town school where teachers and staff recognize parents and children TJ is fortunate to be in a highly recognized school district with excellent education. Many families are able to walk to the school which adds even more small-town feel to the school. Both of my children have had excellent caring and intelligent teachers who see each child as an individual. These instructors are patient and work to help each child achieve at their pace and within their learning style. Music programs include band (practice is before school) and music class. Unfortunately no orchestra is offered but the school music teacher is fabulous as have been the band instructors. Parental involvement in on the high side with many parents involved during the school year in assisting for parties chaperoning etc. It is a wonderful place for children!

  • (9 years ago)

    My child has been going to this school for 3 yrs now.It's a good school but nothing very great.Academically children are not much challenged but good music program.Parents involment is good.

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