Bren Mar Park Elementary School

6344 Beryl Rd,

Alexandria, VA, 22312-6306

Tel: (703)914-7200
Grades: PK-5

482 students

Bren Mar Park Elementary School serves 482 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 47%.
Bren Mar Park Elementary School operates within the Fairfax County Public s School District.

Overview

The student population of 482 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has grown by 38% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 482 students
Bren Mar Park Elementary School Total Students (1993-2012)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 43 teachers
Bren Mar Park Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1993-2012)
Students by Grade Bren Mar Park Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.75 is more than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1 15:1
Bren Mar Park Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1993-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
22%
6%
Bren Mar Park Elementary School Asian (1993-2012)
Hispanic
37%
12%
Bren Mar Park Elementary School Hispanic (1993-2012)
Black
19%
25%
Bren Mar Park Elementary School Black (1993-2012)
White
17%
53%
Bren Mar Park Elementary School White (1993-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Bren Mar Park Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Bren Mar Park Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.75 0.64
Bren Mar Park Elementary School Diversity Score (1993-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
47%
32%
Bren Mar Park Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
9%
7%
Bren Mar Park Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 178,603 students has grown by 5% over five years.
School District Name Fairfax County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
194
6
Number of Students Managed 178,603 3,669
Fairfax County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $2,371 MM $43 MM
Fairfax County Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $2,490 MM $42 MM
Fairfax County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $14,028 $11,282
Fairfax County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $14,732 $11,065
Fairfax County Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Thomas Jefferson High School (1.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Holmes Middle School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Springfield Estates Elementary School (1.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Alexandria Holmes Middle School
    6525 Montrose St
    Alexandria , VA , 22312
    (703)658-5900
    1  mi  |  783  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Alexandria Alc At Montrose
    Alternative School
    6525 Montrose St
    Alexandria , VA , 22312
    (703)426-7340
    Alternative School
    1  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  n/a
  • Alexandria Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Thomas Jefferson High School
    6560 Braddock Rd
    Alexandria , VA , 22312
    (703)750-8300
    1.2  mi  |  1854  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Springfield Springfield Estates Elementary School
    6200 Charles Goff Dr
    Springfield , VA , 22150
    (703)921-2300
    1.3  mi  |  689  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Alexandria Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Home
    Alternative School
    200 South Whiting St
    Alexandria , VA , 22304
    (703)751-3700
    Alternative School
    1.3  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  n/a

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