School Details

Armstrong Elementary School

11900 Lake Newport Rd, Reston, VA 20194
(703) 375-4800
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 464 students 19 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

83%
79%
72%
72%
71%
65%
87%
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

88%
75%
70%
75%
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

85%
80%
73%
80%
80%
71%
60%
72%
69%
77%
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

80%
85%
74%
81%
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

94%
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

Armstrong Elementary School is a public middle school in Reston. The principal of Armstrong Elementary School is Mr. Shane Wolfe. 464 students attend Armstrong Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 8% of the 464 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Armstrong Elementary School is 19:1. St Joseph Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Tennis

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 72% 46%
Hispanic 6% 18%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 11%
Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 19%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    My two kids love Armstrong. The teachers are awesome! The new principle is the best!

  • (1 year ago)

    Great! I am in 5th grade and I am lovin' this school as always since kindergarten.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son is enjoying his Kindergarten experience at Armstrong. The teachers really encourage parents to volunteer for the many different lessons such as art and math. The after school programs available are great! He has learned so much this year and has made a lot of new friends.

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school my child attended from 3-5th grade (2008-2010) and loved going to school. The school has a no bullying policy which they take very seriously and makes for a good atmosphere for the kids.

  • (4 years ago)

    Armstrong elementary school is an excellent school. I believe its excellence is due mostly in part to the teaching staff. The principal appeared great untill a conflict arises. Hopefully a new principal with experience will be in place soon.

  • (5 years ago)

    The school is perfect. Teachers are greate. My son is now in 1st grade and his teacher Mrs. Burns is the best teacher I ever seen. The school is very welcoming staff is helpful.

  • (6 years ago)

    Teachers and princpal are amazing. Young amazingly talented dedicated hard working principal. Focus is alway on kids and their educational progress. Over the past few years the principal has hired really talented teachers and some of the more senior teachers have retired. (Not a bad thing.) This school has a great vision is welcoming and we are glad our children go to Armstrong.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is amazing. The special education program is awsome. They have one of the best principals in FCPS! He is young but he knows what is going on! We have traveled around for many years and we have never seen the level of dedication we see from this school...teachers and principal. Lots of great newly hired teachers and the school has a wonderful vision and level of morale. The administration ensures all teachers are and continue to be child focused and have everything they need to be successful. Technology at the school is very good! SMART Boards everywhere. The kids love school and it is because of the climate set for them. They are loved safe and well educated. If you are looking at schools this one is wonderful! Good Job Armstrong.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have had several children go through armstrong and I have been extremely impressed. the principal has made some exceptional new hires and this has added a new strength and vitality to an already strong staff.

  • (6 years ago)

    my son is in the autism program and i will tell you it is the worst school i have ever delt with. the class is not structured at all the teacher is allways out sick and they have such a turn over in aids. the principle is hard to deal with when you have problems. i would never reccommend this school to anyone.

  • (6 years ago)

    My kid has started going to this school from grade 1 in September 2007. He loves to go to school and he has something new to tell us every day. The teachers are dedicated. Principal is not one of those forceful personalities in appearance but every effective. I am impressed by his decision when the school decided to have an additional 1st grade class room as the students per class reched about 24. They are back to 18 now.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a parent and I was formerly a teacher. I feel that the staff is dedicated and that the principal has the right goals for the school. I think it is overall a great school. The one hesitation I have is that I feel public school needs to be more welcoming to parents and more helpful when navigating this system. Great teachers and great principal!

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a fine school in so many ways. Individually the teachers have the best interest of the students at heart. However the principal is unimpressive.

  • (9 years ago)

    Level of parental involvement at Armstrong is high. The teachers are committed and caring. Fairfax County provides a wealth of music art and other extracurricular activities. One problem we noticed is that teacher moral seems to be low. Otherwise a fine school.

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Overall score

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