School Details

Chesterbrook Elementary School

1753 Kirby Rd, McLean, VA 22101
(703) 714-8200
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 684 students 20 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

90%
79%
72%
91%
71%
65%
97%
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

93%
75%
70%
89%
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

96%
80%
73%
96%
80%
71%
97%
72%
69%
96%
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

95%
85%
74%
96%
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

100%
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

Chesterbrook Elementary School is a public elementary school in Mc Lean. The principal of Chesterbrook Elementary School is Mr. Robert Fuqua. 684 children attend Chesterbrook Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 1% of the 684 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Chesterbrook Elementary School is 20:1. Montessori School of McLean is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 85% 46%
Hispanic 7% 18%
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 19%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 11%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 1% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    I have been very impressed with the overall leadership from the principal and the attention each student receives at the school. I love that the principal is at the door to greet every child as they walk into/leave the school (usually by name). The teachers (and principal) are very receptive to parent involvement and have always been very responsive to any questions I may have regarding my children's progress/education. The PTA and parents at the school have made it possible to offer many enrichment programs before/after school as well as funding for new technology playground equipment and library books. I would highly recommend this school!

  • (1 year ago)

    Culture of kindness! Principal sets the tone and excellent teachers and caring parent community reinforce. My 2 kids are happy to go every day and are challenged by the curriculum. Music art and chinese culture/language program are bonuses.

  • (1 year ago)

    Chesterbrook is near perfect! A+ from this parent! The principal teachers and staff care about the education of the kids and about their overall welfare. The students are friendly and the enviroment is welcoming.

  • (1 year ago)

    The Principle of this school is probably the best thing about Chesterbrook. Always involved and always pleasent to be around. Teachewrs and Parent will do all it takes to amke sure not a single kid has been left behind.

  • (1 year ago)

    Chesterbrook has exceptional teachers aides principal and environment. The kids learn so much and it's not overwhelming. I opted my child out of the FLE program and it worked out great. If a school could ever be perfect then Chesterbrook would certainly be!

  • (2 years ago)

    We have recently moved to this school from Australia. From the minute I walked in the door I was impressed. The office staff were so helpul and both the Principal and Assistant Principal were amazing. Very professional and approachable and passionate about the children and the school. They met with us to ensure our daughter was put in the right grade level for her abilities and her new teachers have been so caring helpful and attentive. We have truly hit the jackpot with this wonderful school. The PTA are very strong at this school with great parent involvement and fund raising.

  • (2 years ago)

    This may be the "hidden gem" of all McLean's elementary schools. It's small enough that every child will be able to get the attention he deserves and it's obvious from the moment you walk in the door that the teachers are happy -- and that they are well-supported by an amazing principal. The level of parent support is also key to Chesterbrook's success. I must respectfully disagree with the parent who wrote about Chesterbrook not being able to deal with an extremely gifted child; I can't speak to that parent's experience of course but we have seen that the level of individual attention -- and the influence of some amazing special ed. teachers who know all about how to deal with kids who are "twice exceptional" -- mean that bright kids at Chesterbrook won't waste their years before "gifted & talented" education kicks in (in 3rd grade). Every class has differentiated teaching and every teacher seems to strive for a nearly individualized approach to education. If you live in this neighborhood there is no reason to waste your money on private schools. Chesterbrook is everything public education ought to be throughout the country.

  • (3 years ago)

    Parent of two children attending Chesterbrook ES. We could not be happier with this school its teachers and the administration. Coming from a small private school we carefully researched ESs in McLean and Great Falls and focused on 2 schools that met our needs for a school and neighborhood - Churchill and Chesterbrook. We chose Chesterbrook. The principal is friendly and ever-present in the hallways. The teachers are a great mix of energy and experience. The administration is friendly and helpful. The only criticism would be the school's decision (need?) to spend considerable resources on a very small percentage of the student population sometimes to the neglect of the larger population.

  • (4 years ago)

    We live in McLean and have an ADHD child who is gifted-extremely bright. The Principal and AP wanted to put him in a Special Education program not gifted. We tested our son and his IQ is off the charts and Chesterbrook Elementary did not know how to handle our child. It was a nightmare. We were so disappointed we transfered out.

  • (4 years ago)

    We have lived from Maine to Miami and Chesterbrook Elementary is by far the best school we've been to. The teachers are warm and caring and they inspire the kids to strive for excellence. The PTA is very involved committed and consistant in supporting the school. It feels safe and warm and kind. Chesterbrook is like an extended family (without the weird auntie )

  • (5 years ago)

    A wonderful school with high standards!

  • (6 years ago)

    Chesterbrook is an amazing school. The teachers and staff are awesome. Parental involvement is very high evidenced by the strong active PTA. I also love that the children know the rules and there are seldom discipline issues. The best school ever!

  • (6 years ago)

    Chesterbrook ES is an excellent school. The teachers are first rate and the administration is innovative. Parent involvement is very high. From special needs students to students in need of enrichment the Chesterbrook ES faculty and adminstration welcomes and encourages them all. Introducing technology into the classrooms is a hallmark at Chesterbrook ES. I'm very pleased with the education my two children receive at Chesterbrook ES.

  • (6 years ago)

    Chesterbrook is a well organized and well run school who's curriculum crosses all levels. Not only is the staff able to meet the challenging needs of GT students but the program they have put into place for those students with special needs is unparallel to any others in the county. Their special needs program has been used as a role model for other schools in the area. When a school can meet the needs of ALL its students - that is a GREAT school. Chesterbrook is a GREAT SCHOOL!

  • (6 years ago)

    The parental involvement at Chesterbrook is phenomenal! Not only is the PTA active but the number of parents who volunteer in the classrooms to help the teachers with ongoing activities as well as for many special events is more than any I've seen in the other schools that we have been to. We have moved twice while raising 5 children. I don't want to move again - at least until all of our children benefit from this school! The great teacher-parent relationships only benefits every child.

  • (8 years ago)

    A concept that I really like here is that kids who are in the same grade all get the same homework packet--teachers have 'teaching teams' and decide on the curriculum. School is also relatively small and is a very nice and clean facility. The new Vice Principal seems to have a good knack to connect parents and teachers. Lots of special events to add to learning.

  • (11 years ago)

    Good atmosphere -- and teaching staff which is involved with students.

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