School Details

Fort Hunt Elementary School

8832 Linton Ln, Alexandria, VA 22308
(703) 619-2600
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 581 students 18 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

84%
75%
69%
88%
90%
86%
71%
70%
67%
82%
88%
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
  • Fairfax County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
76%
70%
83%
83%
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
  • Fairfax County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
80%
73%
70%
80%
71%
67%
75%
74%
71%
75%
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
  • Fairfax County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
83%
73%
77%
89%
76%

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
  • Fairfax County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
77%
65%

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
  • Fairfax County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
80%
72%
70%
80%
70%
88%
90%
86%
76%
79%
72%
76%
82%
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
  • Fairfax County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Fort Hunt Elementary School is a public middle school in Fort Hunt. The principal of Fort Hunt Elementary School is Mrs. Carol A. Coose. 581 students go to Fort Hunt Elementary School and identify as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 28% of the 581 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Fort Hunt Elementary School is 18:1. Sandburg Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 5% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 49% 43%
Black, non-Hispanic 23% 10%
Hispanic 20% 22%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 19%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    Both of our kids are doing great. Good teachers/staff and an active supportive PTA. The Spanish Immersion is challenging and not for everyone however.

  • (12 months ago)

    It baffles my friends & family that we have such average ratings?!? We have a FANTASTIC new Principal with energized and motivated staff who really care about our students! Big effort to present higher level thinking in classrooms. My 3 children are thriving in the Spanish Partial Immersion Program and the arts programs. They could have gone to an AAP center but the diversity Spanish and academics exceed our needs. Our Spanish FLES program bridges helps unite immersion and non-immersion students. There is also big emphasis on Music and Art 1/3 of students are in band or strings (strings starts in 3rd grade here! LOVE that!) 1/6 of students join Chorus! High participation in Reflections Art Contest. I love how engaged and vibrant our PTA/parent volunteerism is! This brings loads of extra-curricular activities and events to our school Spanish and English Spelling bees Chess Club National Geographic Bee science and sports nights Junior Great Books Math Olympiad Word Masters Odyssey of the Mind Fall and Spring running clubs with Fall fun run & Spring track meet dances family school picnic spring auction etc. etc. It's wonderful and gets better every year!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Ft. Hunt is a wonderful school! The teachers are so caring and supportive of the children and committed to giving them a top notch education. Parents are very involved with the school and my child thrived in the Spanish Immersion Program. If I was offered the chance to send my child to Ft. Hunt or a nearby school that was rated higher I would choose Ft. Hunt. A good education and a good school experience are very important to me and I know my child is getting both at Ft. Hunt.

  • (1 year ago)

    I cannot understand why this school does not get better ratings. There was definitely some strife between the previous leadership and teachers but the quality of the education is excellent. This school provides more diversity than most of the other schools in the area and has the Spanish immersion program. The test scores may be lower than some of the schools nearby but the closest school has the AAP program which certainly helps to inflate their scores. The other local school does not bus in children from the lower income areas which may influence their test scores. I hope this school eventually gets the credit it deserves!

  • (1 year ago)

    Definitely one of the better schools in the area. Lots of extra after school events and activities.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a great school in a great community. I am really proud to send my kids here and feel that they are learning in a rich thriving environment. I work full time and am so appreciative of so many volunteer parents that are able to contribute their time and energy. Its a great neighborhood school that is not reflected by this school rating.

  • (1 year ago)

    Fort Hunt is a great school. It focuses on bilingual languages wich are English and Spanish. I like this school because it has an expanded library of more than 18 000 books.

  • (2 years ago)

    My child has Autism and is non-verbal...he has made progress by leaps & bounds this year! My daughter will be participating in the Spanish program starting in 1st grade. Amazing office staff!

  • (2 years ago)

    Again the rating is not an accurate reflection of FHES. My children have had excellent teachers and the poor ones are no longer there. Their teachers provide great experience rich in-class and at home assignments that help ensure the education/information "sticks". We are in the immersion program and am very pleased with the level of understanding and ability my kids have. The parent community is fantastic ... involved helpful.

  • (2 years ago)

    This rating makes Ft Hunt look worse than it is. Ft Hunt is a wonderful school. Parents are very involved most of the teachers are caring and capable. Whenever I have contacted the administration or teachers concerning any issues/concerns they have been highly responsive. We tried the Spanish immersion option but it did not work for our kids their math skills started to wane. This might be part of the problem with test scores. But in the non-Spanish track my kids have had some of THE best Math teachers we've ever encountered.

  • (2 years ago)

    When I got back to VA after two years in a different country I forgot almost all of my english. The formal principle took my brother and I under her wing and guided us through the school year. She put me in the ESOL program and introduced me to my current best friends.

  • (3 years ago)

    Kindergarten and admin are wonderful! The campus has a lot of space. The neighborhood is also excellent.

  • (3 years ago)

    It's our second year in FHES and we love it but they can be much better. My son had an amazing kindergarten teacher but she left with other good teachers I don't understand why. If we want to have the best school the best teachers should be kept. The PTA is great!

  • (4 years ago)

    Fort Hunt has always been an excellent school with challenging academic programs such as Spanish immersion strings in 3rd grade and Wordmasters. The PTA is extremely active and with a new principal Fort Hunt is on the rise again. The neighborhood parents are demanding so there will always be a few disgruntled ones but the proof is in the high test scores and the success of the rising 7th graders in middle school.

  • (5 years ago)

    The new principal is working hard to improve the school. This means change which can be difficult. So far I have been impressed with her and the changes. Spanish immersion does inolve more work at home but in our opinion is definitely worth it. Both of our children have done well there and we are very happy with the school.

  • (6 years ago)

    As with any school there are great teachers and not so great teachers. Fort Hunt is being pushed just like all other FCPS schools to 'teach to the test' because of No Child Left Behind. This reduces the ability of the great teachers to do their magic since the focus is on facts not on thinking. The administration is not supportive of new methods of teaching; the admin is very risk adverse because of NCLB.

  • (6 years ago)

    Fort Hunt Spanish Immersion is a joke. They market the Spanish program too much. The kids in Spanish immersion aren't getting the basic curriculum needed and the kids not in Spanish immersion are being short changed because resources are too focused on the other programs (rather than reading writing arithmatic). The kids in Spanish immersion are not coming out ahead of the kids taking Spanish as an extra curriculum. It jeopardizes their math and science aptitude. The reality is Spanish Immersion isn't going to make your child fluent or conversant in Spanish anymore than watching Dora. Fort Hunt Spanish Immersion is too hyped! P.S. I speak Spanish fluently as a 2nd language and I didn't learn it starting in 1st grade.

  • (7 years ago)

    Fort Hunt is a great schhol with terrific parent and teacher support. The bilingual education is a fantastic feature.

  • (7 years ago)

    I withdrew my child from this school broke my lease and moved to get away from this school. My child had two different teachers who both assigned homework in first grade like they were the only teacher. My child was overwhelmed. The principal is 150% behind her teachers before even hearing parents out. We ran from that school to another in the county where my child has flourished.

  • (8 years ago)

    We visited five private schools and two public schools in the search for the right fit. We chose Ft. Hunt hands-down and four years later we're still very happy. In fact like many Ft. Hunt families even though our child has qualified to go to the GT center at Stratford we've chosen to keep her at Ft. Hunt. The Spanish Immersion program has been great for both of our kids providing a higher overall challenge level in addition to the obvious language benefit. Years ago the principal pushed to have Ft. Hunt designated as a 'fine arts focus' school so it gets extra funding for music and art. The teachers are trained by the Kennedy Center on how to use the arts to teach the curriculum in a more interesting way. The full-time computer teacher is fabulous. The parents are incredibly nice interesting and engaged -- without being hyper-competitive.

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(based on 33 ratings & reviews)

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