Dranesville Elementary School

Dranesville Elementary School serves 682 students in grades PK-6.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 47%.
Dranesville Elementary School operates within the Fairfax County Public s School District.

Overview

The student population of 682 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 50 teachers has grown by 31% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-6
Total Students 682 students
Dranesville Elementary School Total Students (1989-2012)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 50 teachers
Dranesville Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1989-2012)
Students by Grade Dranesville Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.69 is less than the state average of 0.84. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 15:1
Dranesville Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1989-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
13%
6%
Dranesville Elementary School Asian (1993-2012)
Hispanic
36%
12%
Dranesville Elementary School Hispanic (1993-2012)
Black
7%
25%
Dranesville Elementary School Black (1993-2012)
White
40%
53%
Dranesville Elementary School White (1993-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.69 0.84
Dranesville 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.
28%
32%
Dranesville 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.
7%
7%
Dranesville 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 3,926
Fairfax County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $2,371 MM n/a
Fairfax County Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $2,490 MM n/a
Fairfax County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $14,028 $0
Fairfax County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $14,732 $0
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 Herndon High School (1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Sterling Middle School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sully Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Sterling Sully Elementary School
    300 Circle Dr
    Sterling , VA , 20164
    (571)434-4570
    0.7  mi  |  442  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Sterling Forest Grove Elementary School
    46245 Forest Ridge Dr
    Sterling , VA , 20164
    (703)434-4560
    0.8  mi  |  549  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Herndon Clearview Elementary School
    12635 Builders Rd
    Herndon , VA , 20170
    (703)708-6000
    0.9  mi  |  664  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Sterling Sterling Middle School
    201 West Holly Ave
    Sterling , VA , 20164
    (571)434-4520
    1  mi  |  896  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Herndon Herndon High School
    700 Bennett St
    Herndon , VA , 20170
    (703)810-2200
    1  mi  |  2266  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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