Great Falls Elementary School

  • Great Falls Elementary School serves 546 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 95% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 98% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Great Falls Elementary School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2015-16 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 50%.

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 546 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students546 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Great Falls Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Great Falls Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Great Falls Elementary School is ranked within the top 1% of all 1,796 schools in Virginia (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • 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 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall School Rank#16 out of 1,796 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
95%
80%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Great Falls Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Virginia by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
98%
80%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Great Falls Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Virginia by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Great Falls Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Virginia by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Asian
12%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Great Falls Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
7%
14%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Great Falls Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
1%
23%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Great Falls Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
69%
50%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Great Falls Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
11%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Great Falls Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Virginia by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Great Falls Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.500.68
This chart display the diversity score of Great Falls Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Virginia by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
1%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Great Falls Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
6%
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: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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