Cardinal Forest Elementary School

  • Cardinal Forest Elementary School serves 629 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 81% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Cardinal Forest Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Cardinal Forest Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

  • Cardinal Forest Elementary School's student population of 629 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 41 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students629 students
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Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Cardinal Forest Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,791 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Cardinal Forest Elementary School is 0.73, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank#742 out of 1791 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
80%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
81%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
14%
7%
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Hispanic
28%
16%
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Black
10%
22%
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White
41%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Cardinal Forest Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.730.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFairfax County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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