Forest Edge Elementary School

1501 Beacontree Ln, Reston, VA 20190
(703) 925-8000
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 811 students 24 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

65%
75%
69%
84%
90%
86%
62%
70%
67%
88%
88%
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
  • Fairfax County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
76%
70%
82%
83%
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
  • Fairfax County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
80%
73%
84%
80%
71%
75%
75%
74%
82%
75%
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
  • Fairfax County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
83%
73%
80%
89%
76%

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
  • Fairfax County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

97%
77%
65%

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
  • Fairfax County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
80%
72%
84%
80%
70%
84%
90%
86%
78%
79%
72%
85%
82%
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
  • Fairfax County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Forest Edge Elementary School is a public middle school in Vienna. The principal of Forest Edge Elementary School is Ms. Kim Price. 811 students attend Forest Edge Elementary School and are mostly Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 32% of the 811 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Forest Edge Elementary School is 24:1. Hughes Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 42% 43%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 10%
Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 19%
Hispanic 13% 22%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    I am very happy with Forest Edge elementary school. The principal is responsive to concerns and the teacher we have this year (our first here) is amazing kind and totally quick to respond to any concerns. There is a great deal of racial and economic diversity and I appreciate this. My child loves the school is happy and is learning! There is an involved PTA community and a wonderful staff. Thank you Forest Edge for being so amazing!

  • (9 months ago)

    The teachers are helpful and keep in contact with me. My child has been happy with the staff and is able to grow socially with the other kids. I am happy to have my child at this school.

  • (10 months ago)

    Not happy at all my child is currently attending This school she said she does not like it at all plus I've seen most of it the kids at the bus are very rude with others then she came back yesterday Also home saying That Snatched breakfast got her out of her hand by a coffee shop personnel. When I call the school the person in charge of the cafe Told me right away "you have to send money" Simple as that not explanation at all. How do you think a 6 year old child feels after breakfast got Snatched her of her hand and Been Told she need money or get food? I am completely disappointed! I do not think I will Support this school anymore with money next time they request to fund another race or things! not mention I haven't hear from her teacher since the school year started!

  • (10 months ago)

    My two children currently attend Forest Edge and I have been thrilled with the teachers and staff since day one. I have spent a lot of time at the school as a volunteer both in the classroom and helping with school events. Most of what I have observed are committed and caring teachers and support staff. My kids are both happy and doing well academically and socially.

  • (10 months ago)

    This school is a JOKE. When Mr. Bensinger was principle my son and his friends excelled. Now they've become timid of staff. I have witnessed GROWN ADULT STAFF flip out on the children. My son has been in the school for 4 years. K THROUGH 4 and ONLY one teacher( his 2nd grade teacher) was worth anything. He is AWESOME! I wish he could of been my child's teacher every year. This year I met the teacher on first day if school and I am not kidding you she looked me up and down at my appearance. What I am not good enough for you? I did tell the principle but nothing.. My child was bullied last year.. NOTHING WAS DONE. School counselling is a joke too. Ig you are a kiss up brown noser with an exceptional smart kid that likes to do PTA involvement then this school is for you! If your just a regular average Joe don't even waste your time here. My son is leaving the school after Nov 25th I always feel like an outsider when i attend school events. I volunteer for anything they let me do but I always get left out. The parents are bullies too.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is AWFUL! On one incident I walked in on my daughter's teacher yelling at the kids once she saw me her tone changed. On another occasion I was in the cafeteria putting money on my daughter's account for lunch. I watched the lunch lady snatched breakfast out of her hand and yell at her. Needless to say I went off on her. This is why my children now go to Buzz Aldrin Elementary. Forest Edge is low budget and hired people that are just there for a pay check!

  • (1 year ago)

    I have 2 children at Forest Edge and we could not be happier that we changed from our neighborhood school to Forest Edge. It has been a fantastic experience and the level of teaching in the AAP program is phenomenal. Coming to a Center school makes all the difference. We love the AAP teachers and my children have made many new wonderful friends. The level of excitement and curiosity for learning is exponentially increased when you come to a Center school.

  • (1 year ago)

    this school is bad i hate it ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

  • (1 year ago)

    Was a student there myself in the late 70's/early 80's...very different school then. Now my son goes there and I can tell you compared to Armstrong Elementary in Herndon it is A LOT better! The teachers are happier nicer and more knowledgable and the paretns are more supporticve and involved in their school. I really apprecaite the diversity and the fact that the school caters to al learing styles and levels. The GT program brings in some of the brighter students from the area but the school also does a great job of determining ability leves and lettgint he kids work within their classrooms at their pace.

  • (1 year ago)

    All 3 of my children attended Forest Edge - my third is still there. They received a great education and made many friends. The administration is terrific and constantly looking for ways to improve the school.

  • (2 years ago)

    Two of my children are attending Forest Edge and they are both very happy. I'm impressed that even with large classes the teachers are exceptional and try to meet every need. I also like the fact that teachers communicate with me and are approachable. One of them emails reminders to parents regularly. My children have not had an issue with bullying and the school has a Character Counts program. The PTA is very active and the PTArt program is well-organized. Overall the only thing I wish is that FFX Cty would include world languages in the program.

  • (2 years ago)

    I was very excited about moving from Spotsylvania County to Fairfax County from an education perspective. However her first grade teacher was completely unprepared and disorganized. This lead to disruptions in class and behavior problems with children. I should have known how the year was going to go when I walked into the classroom on back to school night two weeks after school had started and the classroom still had not been set up things were still in boxes and the place was a mess. After that year was over we moved to another school district and now my daughter attends Crossfield Elementary. WHAT A DIFFERENCE! The new school is only 4 miles away but WORLDS apart in terms of attentiveness enthusiasm support and education.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter loves the school and she has excelled tremendously. The teachers and staff are very proactive and concerned about the students. I am very pleased knowing that my child enjoys going to school. Whenever she needs extra help in any subject they are always on top of things and they always keep me informed.

  • (3 years ago)

    Forest Edge is not a good school. The first year my child went she got build my other children. The teachers there are not good at teaching.

  • (3 years ago)

    children are bullied by both other students and faculty. Administration does not address these issues in the guidelines listed by Fairfax County Public Schools with the assaulting students nor the teachers . .

  • (4 years ago)

    My children attended FEES for 6 years. 3 of those years were in GT. During that time both of my children were bullied by both other students and faculty. This was a yearly occurrence with both children. Administration did not address these issues in the guidelines listed by Fairfax County Public Schools with the assaulting students nor the teachers that injured my children. Some children's injuries were so serious they required emergency services and ongoing treatment. One of them has a permanent disability now. They were made to feel that they were the problem. If you are concerned about the safety of your children and the supervision provided I do not recommend this school. My children did score highly on the SOL's and a few of GT teachers that were top notch. But that being said the stress was not worth it.

  • (4 years ago)

    We have been a part of the Forest Edge school community for the past 6 years. My youngest daughter is now in 6th grade and we are so saddened to be leaving this extraordinary school. From the amazingly dedicated principal to the hard-working teachers this school prepares children to go out and thrive in our diverse community. The teachers are well educated and enthusiastic about learning. My oldest daughter has found that she was beautifully prepared to succeed in middle school. I wish that I could name all of the staff who have made this school a welcome and nurturing environment for my children. They have been challenged and educated with care and respect.

  • (5 years ago)

    As part of a mentoring group at Forest Edge I find it to be a very caring and creative school.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter just completed First Grade at Forest Edge. I was very impressed with her teacher and the administrative leadership. This school provides an excellent learning environment. Timely and appropriate communications are sent to parents.

  • (6 years ago)

    Forest Edge may have lower test scores than a few other schools due to its social econic diversity. All in all it has more children pass advanced and fewer children fail than most others even those with much lower Free and Reduced Lunch %'s. I transferred my child there in the 1st quarter when it was determined he was 1 1/2 years below his grade level in reading and he had failed 2 of his 4 SOL's. What a difference within two quarters his reading DRA was at grade level and he is expected to pass in all subjects and pass advance in two. They use differencial teaching by breaking kids into groups based on skill level. Children may move to another level at any time. The principal is very open and very responsive to parent's concerns and works to partner with the parents for the good of the school.

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