School Details

Spring Hill Elementary School

8201 Lewinsville Rd, Mclean, VA 22102
(703) 506-3400
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 972 students 21 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

96%
79%
72%
89%
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%
96%
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

98%
80%
73%
97%
80%
71%
89%
72%
69%
91%
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

98%
85%
74%
98%
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

Spring Hill Elementary School is a public middle school. The principal of Spring Hill Elementary School is Mr. Roger Vanderhye. 972 children attend Spring Hill Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 2% of the 972 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Spring Hill Elementary School is 21:1. The Langley School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Tennis
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 67% 46%
Hispanic 4% 18%
Asian/Pacific Islander 28% 19%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 11%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 2% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Given that good evaluation of the school we have decided to move here. Negative a. some students are very bossy and the teacher does not help at all bully is happening in the school. b. Some sudents are either those who like to boast how rich they are or cry for attention when they don't get what they want. c. Teachers do not have enough time and energey to educate all kids. d. To make it even worse all classes are completely mixed up after one year which makes it very difficult for the kids to make new friends and the ridiculous part is that nobody has even been consulted before they mixed the children into different class. e. Bullying exist everywhere in the shcoold though the principle will always find an excuse for the bully! e. The teacher somehow always treats those who makes noise well whlie those who obey the rules were almost forgot by the teacher. Well I have to say this shcool needs quite some efforts in becoming a dream one of 10 schores. f. I seriously think this schoold does not

  • (1 year ago)

    We are super excited that our twin girls will be starting Kinder Garden in September at Spring Hill. We moved to McLean so the girls could attend this school. We look forward to this journey and know it will be awesome! Thanks for the opportunity to comment. michelle

  • (1 year ago)

    I cannot say enough wonderful things about SHES. We transferred from another McLean school and I am blown away by the differences in the schools. The principal is a fantastic leader and as a result the school has a great culture and the teachers are happy and stay there for years! Every parent I talk to raves about their child's teachers - without exception. My child's teacher is great about pushing kids ahead that are excelling so they don't get bored. Every time I have a question/concern I have gotten a quick response. Character education is a focus for this school and it shows. Also the PTO is very involved and provides incredible support to the staff.

  • (2 years ago)

    So far the school is good and my kids love it. Teachers are nice and competent. I would appreciate it if the school can expand its after school program to include French in the program as it is a very good language course for little ones especailly considering that it is the most beautiful language in the world. Another suggestion is to put students into different classes based on their ethernity to help them expand their horizon.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school. My children are appropriately challenged here. Teachers are amazing. The school PTA is great too. Glad we moved to the area.

  • (2 years ago)

    My child has attended Spring Hill since first grade. We moved to the area because of excellent school reputation. Our experience with School has been average. In second grade kids are tested and evaluated for Gifted and Talented program. Kids are then separated in third grade one for GT program and the other for regular course of study. Approximately 50% of all third grade students are placed in GT which seems a bit high. Parents frequently place huge pressure on school officials to retest their kids and place them in GT program. My kid has had about even distribution of good and bad teachers during the six years in Spring Hill. It appears as though resources are geared toward GT program.

  • (2 years ago)

    My child came here from another county below grade level. I just received his SOL tests results and he is advanced and more than one grade level ahead! Kudos to the teachers and the system. The county gives them the flexibility to make powerful changes to the core curriculum. It puts the power in the hands of the individual school and allows them to service children on different levels.

  • (2 years ago)

    I'm not sure from which school or county the child of the previous parent came but I will say that Fairfax County is one of the highest rated counties in this country so you could take your average child and test them against any private or public charter school from another county and the test scores would be not even compare. The SOL in Fairfax County are light years ahead of others. My son has always been in private in other counties and was ALWAYS above average but he tested slightly above grade level in Fairfax because their curriculum is far more advanced and demanding. This was definitely a good thing and now he's gotten used to the more demanding work schedule and is heading back to the advanced side of things. I credit that to great teachers and leadership in the entire school from principal down to the admin staff. His class has 4 different groups to address different learning levels and she tests several times each quarter to move students according to their progress. Not to mention they have received the "Governor's Award" last year. They're even building an addition to the school to accommodate more students. Spring Hill is also culture-rich. Love it! Love it!

  • (3 years ago)

    I agree with the review dated January 2011 - this school does not do a great job with kids in regular classes! We moved in last year and I couldn't put a finger on exactly what is missing...all I can say is if your kid is placed in regular classes especially in Math and Science then tough luck! He or she will get "O" or "G" in his report card but then not really get challenged...it's meaningless! You just have to supplement or put him in another school!

  • (3 years ago)

    We have been nothing but thrilled with this school. We're military and moved here just last year. The teacher's are wonderful and my children have enjoyed the year.

  • (4 years ago)

    The School definitely trys to meet expectations but there are just too many kids and with the AAP program the regular classes are a mess. I am new to the school and ave tried to keep an open mind but my kids are way behind where they were at previous schools. The AAP is excellent but I just don't thing this school does the best job for the average kid.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is my 3rd year at Spring Hill and I have had a lot of fun! It is a great school! I used to teach at Kent Gardens a nearby Elementary school and all I can say is that Spring Hill is 100x better than the nearby E.S.

  • (8 years ago)

    Spring Hill E.S. is overall an excellent school regardless of viewpoint just a bit overcrowded due to understandable pressures of demand and -like most if not all Fairfax County Pulic Schools- terribly short on foreign language teaching. Programs such as FLES/FLEX or Berlitz are simply not the answer. The School Board is apparently finalizing a plan to make the study of at least one foreign language compulsory from K to 12.

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