Bennett Elementary School

8800 Old Dominion Dr, Manassas, VA 20110
(703) 361-8261
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 834 students 19 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

85%
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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
  • Prince William County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
72%
70%
93%
84%
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
  • Prince William County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
77%
73%
69%
74%
71%
82%
79%
74%
79%
76%
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
  • Prince William County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
75%
72%
69%
74%
70%
95%
91%
86%
88%
76%
72%
87%
80%
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
  • Prince William County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bennett Elementary School is a public elementary school in Manassas. The principal of Bennett Elementary School is Sharon Fogarty. 834 children attend Bennett Elementary School and are mostly Asian/Pacific Islander; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 19% of the 834 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Bennett Elementary School is 19:1. Baldwin Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 8%
Multiracial 7% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 54% 35%
Hispanic 21% 29%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 21%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19% 36%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Teachers have not impressed me with going above and beyond at this school. I have yet to receive specific information about my child in regards to her abilities. I have had to request conferences because I am told my child is "doing fine". As a former teacher I do hold teachers in high regard and know how hard they work. I also know that each child deserves to have their teacher give specific strengths and weaknesses at a minimum on report cards. I have zero information on my child. Admin is non existent in the school as well. Aside from rambling phone messages I have never seen the principal or assistant participate in activities much less help when things get stressful (such as during arrival or dismissal). Very disappointed. Will not miss this school when we are ready to move on.

  • (3 years ago)

    As a parent of two children that have attended Bennett I can say that we have been very pleased with the education they have received. The staff has always been great and the teachers are outstanding. Since others have named teachers I feel that credit should be given to the teacher that had the most impact on our children. Mr. Trexler is one of the best teachers you could ever hope for. He is kind caring and knows the ins and outs of every child he teaches. Communications with him is excellent and he goes out of his way for his students. You rock Mr. T!

  • (4 years ago)

    I have 2 children at this school and a 3rd coming in a couple years. At Bennett we have experienced a poor excuse for a teacher a great teacher and an excellent teacher. Since I can't say his name I will tell you that if your child has a certain male teacher in 2nd grade you have hit the educational JACKPOT and your child WILL work to their full potential!! Communication has been good with all teachers and administration. There always seems to be an abundance of parent volunteers on any given occasion when requested. My only criticism of this school is overcrowding in the classrooms and the absence of minority teachers. Black Hispanic and Asian teachers DO exist in Prince William County!!

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is wonderful. The teachers are incredible we had a new principal that came in halfway through the year and he is awesome. The staff principal and parents care about the kids here at Bennett. You will not be disappointed.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son just came back from Cows N Corn field trip today. He's in Mrs. Colley and Mrs. Watz's class and he had a great time! His teachers went out of their way to make the students special t-shirts. I'm very impressed about just how much they care about their students! We are movi g to Centreville this dimmer and I'm saddened that he won't be at Bennett next year. His reading writing math social and cognitive skills have improved exponentially this year.

  • (5 years ago)

    We LOVE Bennett! We especially loved our Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Petrie and 1st grade Ms. Woods. The teachers are all very concerned about each child's individual learning and well-being. If a child is ahead they continue to challenge them beyond the required curriculum. We will really miss this outstanding school!

  • (6 years ago)

    Bennett Elementary it's trully a school of excellence. My daughter is graducating from 5th grade this year and I can honestly say that these years have been of great blessings for our child at Bennett. Bennett has caring teachers excellent principal and wonderful and friendly staff etc. I couldn't have asked for more... we are going to miss this school...

  • (6 years ago)

    I have been extremely pleased with Bennett Elementary. My three children started attending in September 2008 and we couldn't be more happier. The teachers are great!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I have been very pleased with Bennett Elementary School ever since my chidren started attending it. I think that the best thing about it would have to be the teachers. I have never seen a harder working group of individuals. I read one criticism about teachers being focused on testing- I believe that that comes from higher above. If it wasn't so important to the school board(not to mention our country) than the teachers wouldn't be as worried about it. It is a shame that they aren't just allowed to teach. What amazes me though is that Bennett teachers do this while showing that they care for my children.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have 2 sons who attend Bennett and my husband I couldn't be happier with the school. The teachers are top notched and my boys are excelling in their education there.

  • (7 years ago)

    We are parents of a little girl that started K this year. We have been overall pleased with the school the teacher and administration have been very good; however it is still early. We will be in the school every week as parent volunteers. Ms. Smith is an excellent teacher. She is well organized and a naturer - so if your into learn learn learn seek out another teacher. We very much like her and her technique. The principal is available and capable. We will be watching any effects that Spanish-only speaking students may have on the development of our daughter. This is a huge concern; although we see no issues now. Security if very poor - you can crack their 'code' in 4 minutes.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am the parent of two Bennett students and have spent the past 5 years getting to know the school the administrators the teachers and the staff. I agree that I doubt there is a better elementary school in Prince William county. Even though it is a big school (more than 800 students) it feels like a small school in the sense that the principals teachers and staff are all caring and loving. There is a mix of ethnic backgrounds among the children at Bennett--as a parent I appreciate the diversity of the student body. All feel welcome at Bennett--the friendliness is something you feel when you walk in the front door. My experience has been extremely positive.

  • (9 years ago)

    We came to Bennett ES from another state. My child has gotten a quality education at Bennett. His teachers the last two years (4th and 5th) have been very child centered and interested in him as an individual. Bennett has art music and PE as well as sports. Parent involvement is very high. One criticisim is that some of the teachers are too focused on testing and not on the child.

  • (9 years ago)

    We have two children at Bennett Elementary School and we couldn't be happier with the school. The teachers are excellent the school administration is very hands on parents are very involved in the school and the facilities still seem brand new even though they are 9 years old. In our view there is no better elementary school in Prince William County.

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