Great Falls Elementary School

701 Walker Rd
Great Falls, VA 22066
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 10%
Great Falls Elementary School serves 519 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Great Falls Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 94% (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 91% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Great Falls Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

Great Falls Elementary School's student population of 519 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students519 students
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Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
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School Comparison

Great Falls Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% 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 Great Falls Elementary School is 0.50, which is less 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
#90 out of 1791 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
94%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
91%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
13%
7%
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Hispanic
6%
16%
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Black
1%
22%
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White
69%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
11%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.500.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
3%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Great Falls Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
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

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Great Falls Elementary School is Herndon High School (4.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Dominion High School (4.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Forestville Elementary School (2.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Great Falls Forestville Elementary School Math: 95% | Reading: 95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-6 | 581 students
    2.0 miles
    1085 Utterback Store Rd
    Great Falls, VA 22066
    (703) 404-6000
    2 PK-6 581
  • Reston Aldrin Elementary School Math: 82% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 731 students
    2.9 miles
    11375 Center Harbor Rd
    Reston, VA 20194
    (703) 904-3800
    2.9 PK-6 731
  • Reston Forest Edge Elementary School Math: 80% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 591 students
    3.0 miles
    1501 Beacontree Ln
    Reston, VA 20190
    (703) 925-8000
    3 PK-6 591
  • Springfield Forestdale Elementary School Math: 66% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 545 students
    3.0 miles
    6530 Elder Ave
    Springfield, VA 22150
    (703) 313-4300
    3 PK-6 545
  • Reston Armstrong Elementary School Math: 71% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 460 students
    3.8 miles
    11900 Lake Newport Rd
    Reston, VA 20194
    (703) 375-4800
    3.8 PK-6 460

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