Arlington Science Focus School

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1501 N Lincoln St

Arlington, VA 22201

(703) 228-7670

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Grades: PK - 5

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 560

Students Per Teacher: 11

Parent Reviews

28 Parent Reviews for Arlington Science Focus School

There is a reason why Arlington Science Focus School is in such high demand and held in high esteem. ASFS is a fabulous school were students and teachers are held to the highest standards. As proof, it is a common refrain from middle school teachers that, "Students from ASFS enter middle school ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/25/15

My Kids went here, entitled cliquey, very glad we moved to a different district. It takes the perspective of being in a truly caring environment to realize all that is wrong with this school community

Posted by a parent on 01/25/15

I have noticed that the children who have working parents and are not seen as much around the schools somehow, the teachers pick them as targets for summer school and said to be lower performing students. If you really notice, the students who's parents stick around the schools who have no jobs and are ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/29/14

This school is good for people who like to brag that their kid is in a science-focused school. But we're underwhelmed by the curriculum, especially in science and math instruction. Some of the teachers are great, but there are many teachers who are just tired and bitter and take it out on the kids. The ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/16/14

In theory, this school should be great. But at the end of the day, this school is just mediocre. Our kid is moving on to middle school next year and has excelled academically at ASFS ... but we feel despite the school administration and many teachers.There a couple of standout teachers, but the curriculum ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/01/14

Arlington Science Focus is a wonderful School! I am so excited to have had the opportunity to afford my kids this experience. We came from Alexandria Public Schools where the standard of learning is little different and less challenging. The Principal is amazing, teachers are great! The staff has ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/03/14

I cannot agree more with the following review posted by another parent: 'If you enjoyed the "cliquey" feel of high school, then you will love it here. If you live for "fitting in" at any cost then you will have ample opportunities to rush one of the parent cliques that snubs their noses at the rest of ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/05/14

The school has a great reputation, but we have been very underwhelmed. If this is one of Arlington's finest, we are in trouble. The principal Ms. Begley runs a tight ship...too tight. I don't think her staff does ANYTHING without her permission. The teachers and staff are micromanaged to an uncomfortable ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/21/14

ASFS has great academics, high parental involvement, and wonderful teachers. I would agree that there are parental cliques. But you have your child go here for the school, not the parental social life. It's a Type A environment. If you don't like that, then you will not like your child going here.

Posted by a parent on 02/05/14

My son was in Kindergarden class , they were giving us hard time, it was horrible experience, they had lots of concerns that doesn't really make sense, the principle ambushed my husband at the parking lot, telling him how my son was not following directions, we were shocked coz my son never had problems ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/03/14

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Test scores for Arlington Science Focus School

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Test Year: 2012
Arlington Science Focus School
Arlington Co Public Schools
* In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

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Arlington schools — Arlington Science Focus School is located at 1501 N Lincoln St, Arlington VA 22201. 1501 N Lincoln St is in the 22201 ZIP code in Arlington, VA The school district for Arlington Science Focus School is the Arlington Co Public Schools. Arlington Science Focus School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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