School Details

Bucknell Elementary School

6925 University Dr, Alexandria, VA 22307
(703) 660-2900
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 271 students 10 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

56%
79%
72%
19%
71%
65%
67%
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

57%
75%
70%
55%
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

61%
80%
73%
47%
80%
71%
39%
72%
69%
44%
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

38%
85%
74%
53%
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

Bucknell Elementary School is a public elementary school in Groveton. The principal of Bucknell Elementary School is Mr. Timothy H Slayter. 271 students attend Bucknell Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 70% of the 271 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Bucknell Elementary School is 10:1. St. Louis Catholic School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 60% 18%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 19%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 11%
White, non-Hispanic 15% 46%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    my school used to be bucknell it was a great school. it cared about its students.

  • (3 years ago)

    My children have attended several school in the Fairfax County District and I can not say enough good things about the experience that we are having at Bucknell Elementary School. My daughter adores her school and all of the activities that it is offering her during the school hours. The staff is caring and make sure that the students understand what is expected of them. They strive for excellence and have almost achieved it from all of thier students. My daughter is part of the FBI program that has given her the oppurtunity to see some of the most historical sites in the area. They learn what it is to be successful by hearing Dr. Ben Carson speak at the John Hopkins. The other day they went to "Clydes Restuarant" to learn how to eat properly. Her teacher Mrs. Kirschmiere gives her entire being to the class. She always has time to chat and give you feedback. I appreciate her more than you can imagine. I love this school and realize how much the care that is given in the child by the school has resulted in my daughter being positive about her success and willingness to excel.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is one of the most caring school environments I have seen at this level. My daughter is a student in the 4th grade and has enjoyed Bucknell Elementary since her first year in kindergarten. A more caring bunch of teachers would be very hard to find.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am very pleased with Bucknell my twins started kindergarten 2005-2006 and I'm pleased with their academic and the staff is awesome; Great jobs to the Principal and Vice Principal.

  • (9 years ago)

    bucknell is a wonderful school! the teachers are dedicated. the administration is amazing. and most of all the children and families of bucknell are the best!!

  • (10 years ago)

    As a teacher at this school I have some aditional information that should be included in this report. For the test year spring 2003 Bucknell Elementary distinguished itself by achieivng the standard set by No Child Left Behind (NCLB) because we refused to exempt significant numbers of students just to show inflated test scores. How about including numbers of exepmtions to your school data so we can see whether all the schools in our area truly are passing SOLs with such flying colors. It would be easy to assume that exemptions for students indicate the child would not pass the test. If more than 5% of the student population was exempted the school could not pass the NCLB requirement.

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