Herndon Elementary School

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630 Dranesville Rd

Herndon, VA 20170

(703) 326-3100

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Grades: PK - 6

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 855

Students Per Teacher: 8

Parent Reviews

16 Parent Reviews for Herndon Elementary School

Love Herndon Elementary!! As you can see from the posts below, some parents were upset last year because the school system (not the principal) switched HES from French Immersion to Two-Way Spanish Immersion. I for one think that the current principal is highly qualified and handled a difficult transition ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/24/13

The school has great diversity and some great teachers but we are experiencing a downhill slide to the overall performance. Students are not challenged, teachers are dissatisfied, and communication between school administration/teachers and parents is atrocious. This has been attributed by many to the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/07/13

The school's problems can't be blamed on demographics. As others have said, few efforts are made to challenge kids at any grade level, and that was the case long before the rapid shift in demographics a few years ago. The unspoken message seems to be that kids sitting at their desks being quiet and doing ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/25/13

Herndon has become really bad in the last few years. It used to be a good school but something changed when the new principal got here. Many factors, like demographics and poverty, changed the student body and changed the school. Many children can't read or write but are promoted. There is a really big ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/26/13

Communication from School to the parents is very poor. Leadership at this school is very poor. A few teachers are great but most of the teachers my children had were mediocre. The school administration is only focussed on bringing up test scores. They tend to not teach a subject unless there is a ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/14/13

4/26/13: Herndon ES is now a Title 1 school for 2012-13 school year. This is due to the number and percentage (over 50%) of Low Income students who attend this school. FCPS has decided to now phase out the French imm. program at Herndon and replace with Spanish imm. program. That decision is to cater ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/26/13

Excellent, hardworking teachers abound at this school. I have nothing but praise. Our son moved from France, and the Partial Immersion French Program helped him stay on top of it in terms of keeping up with the French he had learned. I just sent my 5 year old girl to school this year, and she comes ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/11/12

My Son attended here only one year. We have to move and are trying to find a home in the school area, but no luck so far. My son loves his teachers and peers. I have nothing but praise for Herndon Elementary. I was a little wary at first because I had not heard anything (good or bad). I decided ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/31/12

From a parent prospective this is a very good school with very good teachers. It does draw from a very diverse community, but the teachers have effectively provided GT learning and the French and accelerated math program have been great.

Posted by a parent on 06/20/11

I like that the school has a French program. I love the fact that the teacher is French and promotes that the kids only speak French while they are in the classroom. The teachers have empathy for kids that need a little extra time. They are teaching the kids the school material and what they will need ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/21/10

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Test scores for Herndon Elementary School

SOL* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Herndon 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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Herndon schools — Herndon Elementary School is located at 630 Dranesville Rd, Herndon VA 20170. 630 Dranesville Rd is in the 20170 ZIP code in Herndon, VA The school district for Herndon Elementary School is the Fairfax Co Public Schools. Herndon Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 6.
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