Forestdale Elementary School

6530 Elder Ave
Springfield, VA 22150
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Forestdale Elementary School serves 521 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Forestdale Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 54%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 69%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 54% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 521 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 75%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in VA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Forestdale Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

Forestdale Elementary School's student population of 521 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
521 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
45 teachers
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School Rankings

Forestdale Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,792 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Forestdale Elementary School is 0.73, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1683 out of 1792 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
54%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
69%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
16%
7%
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Hispanic
41%
18%
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Black
15%
22%
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White
25%
46%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
7%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.73
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Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
5%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Forestdale Elementary School's ranking?
Forestdale Elementary School is ranked #1683 out of 1,792 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Virginia.
What schools are Forestdale Elementary School often compared to?
Forestdale Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Crestwood Elementary School, Garfield Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20-24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 54% VA state average), while 35-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 69% VA state average).
How many students attend Forestdale Elementary School?
521 students attend Forestdale Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
41% of Forestdale Elementary School students are Hispanic, 25% of students are White, 16% of students are Asian, 15% of students are Black, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Forestdale Elementary School?
Forestdale Elementary School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Virginia state average of 14:1.
What grades does Forestdale Elementary School offer ?
Forestdale Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Forestdale Elementary School part of?
Forestdale Elementary School is part of Fairfax Co PBLC Schs School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 521 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 75%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

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