Canterbury Woods Elementary School

Canterbury Woods Elementary School serves 662 students in grades PK-6.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Asian), which is equal to the state average of 47%.
Canterbury Woods Elementary School operates within the Fairfax County Public s School District.

Overview

The student population of 662 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has grown by 76% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-6
Total Students 662 students
Canterbury Woods Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 46 teachers
Canterbury Woods Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Canterbury Woods Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.64 is equal to 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 14:1 15:1
Canterbury Woods Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
27%
6%
Canterbury Woods Elementary School Asian (1993-2012)
Hispanic
9%
12%
Canterbury Woods Elementary School Hispanic (1993-2012)
Black
4%
25%
Canterbury Woods Elementary School Black (1993-2012)
White
53%
53%
Canterbury Woods Elementary School White (1993-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Canterbury Woods Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Canterbury Woods 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.
0.64 0.64
Canterbury Woods 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.
7%
32%
Canterbury Woods 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.
2%
7%
Canterbury Woods 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
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 Lake Braddock Secondary (1.5 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Kings Glen Elementary School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Little Run Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Fairfax Little Run Elementary School
    4511 Olley Ln
    Fairfax , VA , 22032
    (703)503-3500
    0.9  mi  |  343  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Fairfax Wakefield Forest Elementary School
    4011 Iva Ln
    Fairfax , VA , 22032
    (703)503-2300
    1  mi  |  481  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Springfield Kings Park Elementary School
    5400 Harrow Way
    Springfield , VA , 22151
    (703)426-7000
    1.3  mi  |  665  students  |  Gr.  PK-3
  • Springfield Kings Glen Elementary School
    5401 Danbury Forest Dr
    Springfield , VA , 22151
    (703)239-4000
    1.4  mi  |  471  students  |  Gr.  4-6
  • Fairfax Olde Creek Elementary School
    9524 Old Creek Dr
    Fairfax , VA , 22032
    (703)426-3100
    1.5  mi  |  435  students  |  Gr.  PK-6

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