Great Falls Elementary School

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701 Walker Rd

Great Falls, VA 22066

(703) 757-2100

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Grades: PK - 6

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 600

Students Per Teacher: 10

Parent Reviews

8 Parent Reviews for Great Falls Elementary School

I attended this school from 1st to 6th grade, I am now in 8th grade, and I can say that this school was one of the most difficult schools I have ever seen where the teachers are unnecessarily hard on the students and treat some students like trash, me being one of them. I was asking a question while ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 04/17/14

GFES has a young Principal who is going on his second year at the school and has not yet found his stride. I believe he wants to produce a school with good test scores but isn't sure how to go about doing it. This is due to inexperience. He is easily swayed by any parent who is giving him positive ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/27/14

We moved to this neighborhood for the benefits of foreign language immersion classes, but GFES leaves much to be desired. The teacher is far more concerned about student performance on SOL tests and instructs mostly in English so that the material would be 'understandable.' Anyone who knows the principle ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/10/14

So far, this year, ( we are new to this school) I'm already pleased with how accessible and accommodating the principal was to our concerns that our normal learning abilities child was placed in an inclusive classroom with a lot of learning disabled children. He explained thoroughly that there would ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/04/13

In our Paents experience, this is the only elementary school where we have been plainly told by a 5th grade English Teacher who is still in Great Falls ES, that she and her collegue would like to practice their profession and teach our child, but "that their hands are tied by the principal".!!!!! The ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/10/11

The school does not have the will to fulfill its complete role as base school for its special education students, and it routinely does not respect IEPs the school itself have signed. Also, It does not prepare adequately its neighbourhood residents for middle school as other FCPS elementary schools do ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/18/11

Wonderful school, great new facility. My son's teachers are warm, caring and really focus on each child's needs.

Posted by a parent on 04/06/10

We have been very pleased with the educational quality at Great Falls Elementary. The principal is very responsive to parent input and is highly involved with the students. The teachers are experienced and challenge the students. If there is a problem with a teacher, the principal is willing to listen ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/15/09

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Test scores for Great Falls Elementary School

SOL* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Great Falls Elementary School
Fairfax 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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Great Falls schools — Great Falls Elementary School is located at 701 Walker Rd, Great Falls VA 22066. 701 Walker Rd is in the 22066 ZIP code in Great Falls, VA The school district for Great Falls Elementary School is the Fairfax Co Public Schools. Great Falls Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 6.
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