School Details

Louise Archer Elementary School

324 Nutley St NW, Vienna, VA 22180
(703) 937-6200
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 793 students 33 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

92%
79%
72%
92%
71%
65%
99%
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

89%
75%
70%
89%
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

97%
80%
73%
97%
80%
71%
94%
72%
69%
96%
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

96%
85%
74%
100%
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

99%
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

Louise Archer Elementary School is a public middle school in Vienna. The principal of Louise Archer Elementary School is Ms. Michelle Makrigiorgos. 793 children attend Louise Archer Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 6% of the 793 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Louise Archer Elementary School is 33:1. Green Hedges School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 67% 46%
Hispanic 6% 18%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 11%
Asian/Pacific Islander 23% 19%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 6% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    This school should be approached with caution as it is not a typical elementary school. Although it is meant to be a community school it functions as a "gifted magnet" for a large percentage of the student population. Any parent would be prudent to ponder the divisiveness of this arrangement for not only the student population but the teaching staff as well. It would be wise to think about the impact this arrangement has on school-wide extracurriculars particularly those with limited enrollment opportunity--science olympiad lego robotics math clubs chess club. In the absence of its own positive identity the "base population" is unjustifiably cast in the roll of academic "have-nots." Prospective parents should know that there are safeguards in place to ensure the needs of the gifted are met unfortunately this leads to an unevenness in resource distribution and an actual skewing of data and ratios at a numbers level.

  • (1 year ago)

    We have two kids at Louise Archer. This is our second year. We had very good experience so far. While it is at over capacity the teachers and the administrators do a great job in creating a nurturing environment. We look forward to having many great years at this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Louise Archer Elementary school has amazing mix of excellent teachers and enthusiastic parents. Students do not get pressured but at the same time they learn so many things..AAP center is wonderfull here.

  • (1 year ago)

    It is a great school. Strong academic and friendly wonderful environment. Excellent staff and teachers.

  • (4 years ago)

    We recently moved to area and have 2 kids attending Louise Archer. It has been a wonderful experience. The teachers are great the academics are strong and the atmosphere is nurturing. I have nothing but positive things to say about our experience there. It is what a good elementary education should be.

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent staff and teachers. The school has a wonderful history that inspires the kids. Great local school in a very busy urban area.

  • (5 years ago)

    Louise Archer has an exceptional learning environment. The staff and PTA makes a tremendous effort to create a best in class environment for the kids. My son goes to the advanced academic program. He simply loves the enrichment and challenge there. Its great to be in such a peer group. I recommend Louise Archer to every parent.

  • (5 years ago)

    I was a student and am now a parent of a student This school is exceptional they have outstanding teachers and a great outlook on education.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have 2 boys at Louise Archer this is my 4 year. It is a wonderful place for learning for kids. The only downfall is that parents are a little bit to hovering here.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son is about to 'graduate' from 6th grade at Louise Archer. He has had an excellent elementary school education and is well-prepared to go on to middle school. The teachers and principal are very committed to educating the students and my son has learned so much from all of them over the years. This is a terrific school!

  • (10 years ago)

    It is one of the best elementary schools. My son is in his 4th grade and has a wonderful caring teacher. And my daughter would join kindergarden next year and we are very excited for her. I strongly recommend this school.

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