School Details

C.A. Sinclair Elementary School

7801 Garner Dr, Manassas, VA 20109
(703) 361-4811
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 736 students 15 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

79%
76%
72%
63%
70%
65%
84%
87%
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
  • Prince William County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
74%
70%
74%
81%
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
  • Prince William County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
75%
73%
62%
71%
71%
74%
76%
69%
84%
81%
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
  • Prince William County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

C.A. Sinclair Elementary School is a public elementary school in Sudley. The principal of C.A. Sinclair Elementary School is Donna T. Fagerholm. 736 students go to C.A. Sinclair Elementary School and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 66% of the 736 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at C.A. Sinclair Elementary School is 15:1. West Gate Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 8%
Hispanic 49% 24%
Black, non-Hispanic 27% 23%
White, non-Hispanic 17% 41%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My kids have been attending Sinclair for three years. Most of the teachers are fantastic. The school nurse changes every year so if your child has a medical condition be prepared to re-explain everything about it every single year to someone who has the barest grasp of first aid. The front office staff are very nearly overworked. Classes are NOT 30+ kids; this school is required to keep classes under 23 per teacher (which is a huge benefit for teachers and students). The recent redistricting has everyone a little confused but things are smoothing out. School could use more after-school clubs and activities.

  • (1 year ago)

    They are really bad paying attention the kids at dismissal. We moved from other state December 2012. I let school know I am the only one picking up my kids but at dismissal they let my 5 years and 8 years old free in a place we had been only for 3 days they call the cops I found my kids hour later on the streets crying very scared. I ask to speak to the Principle but she was busy and the lady inside who was all the time nice to me and help me with the registration told my 5 years old not to run out of school because its dangerous it is not my son's responsability he never went to school before he saw everybody walking and he walked it is the adult taking care of the kids at dismissal next day was better only with my 5 years old because my 8 years old was never held. Didn't really like it and hope it doesn't happen again with other kids we must keep kids safe thanks God I found my kids. Good luck.

  • (1 year ago)

    Some of the teachers are okay but the County just re-zoned the schools and are going to increases the class size. You already have 30+ kids to a class.

  • (1 year ago)

    My kids love this school. Great Teachers and Great Principal. I'm sad the zoning is changing and my kids have to go to Sudley but it looks like Sudley is a good school too!

  • (2 years ago)

    I could not be more pleased with this school or all the help they have provided me . After a recent move from another state my children were enrolled in this school. After enrolling my children at Sinclair it was brought to my attention that my son was not reading on the same grade level as others his age. This had never been told to me by his prior school. He was placed in the Reading Recovery program and within weeks the teacher had him reading at his grade level and with confidence. It was also discovered that my son may need glasses. The school went above and beyond anything I have ever seen or known of to help with finding a eye doctor to see my son as soon as possible and ensure he would not have to wait to get the glasses he needed. It is one thing to help a family/student with things regarding school work but this school goes above and beyond with the help the children need outside the school. Both my children love this school as well as the teachers friends and activities that this school provides. The teachers here have a love for education and helping students and will at all cost go above and beyond to ensure a student succeeds all educational expectations.

  • (6 years ago)

    A great school with great teachers. The learning my son has got is tremendous. My son does not want to miss a day in the school because he likes his teachers and friends. He has learnt so much in English math and even music. He is always excited to go to school. He loves gym music arts and math and science. Of course English too.

  • (9 years ago)

    Caring teachers and wonderful administrative support.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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