What is the best elementary public school in Reston?

Asked by dedaic, Reston, VA Tue Jan 8, 2013

We will be moving there in a month. My child is a bright first-grader and gifted for arts. Thanks for your help.

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Jose Barreto, Agent, Reston, VA
Thu Jan 10, 2013
As most have indicated here, it is difficult to pin point the best elementary school in Reston. But I can tell you that my son went to Forest Edge and we were very pleased with their Advanced Academic program. The teacher's were all great and my son enjoyed his time there, he meet some of his current best friends there. Hope this helps.
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james gilley, Agent, Reston, VA
Tue Jan 8, 2013
As a former teacher (my wife too) you are asking the right questions. 1st. grade is very important and one needs to think about the middle school if you plan to stay in Reston for a longer peroid of time.
There are several alternatives to get excellent schools and homes priced right.
Let us know if we can help nanandwade@yahoo.com
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Sonal Goda, Agent, Chantilly, VA
Tue Jan 8, 2013
Hello dedaic - as others have implied - the "best" school will be in the eye of the beholder (much like beauty). It is something that you should research, and probably get opinions from parents in the area as well.

Hunter Woods has an advanced academic program (formerly known as gifted and talented), which you may be interested in, based on your description.

The VA Dept of Education's Report Cards provide a lot of info on each school: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/reportcard/

If you are looking for reviews, etc - read on greatschools.org But I would take the school rating with a grain of salt. It's better to look at the source of the data and get a more balanced impression - there's more to consider than just a 1 to 10 rating.

If you are looking to purchase in the area - would be happy to discuss with you.

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Carolee Lock…, Agent, Reston, VA
Tue Jan 8, 2013
Hey Dedaic-While youre looking at schools here are all the available homes that are For Sale in Reston. Give me a call so we can chat about your specific interests in a home & schools. Thanks again & I look forward to connecting with you soon


Carolee Locklear, Realtor
Prudential PenFed Realty, LLC
11864 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20191
Call 703-598-2458
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Carolee Lock…, Agent, Reston, VA
Tue Jan 8, 2013
Hi Dediac-Thanks so much for your question. The best way to find out about each school is to visit their website. Under each school is a profile, click on that,then you'll see specific tabs such as;
Test Results
Safe and Secure
By clicking on any of the tabs above, it will give you full details of that subject. Heres an example of Lake Anne Elementary, my personal favorite

The link below are a list of all the elementary schools in Reston & their contact info. Hope this helps.


Give me a call if you'd like any addition information about Reston. I live & specialize in this area
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james gilley, Agent, Reston, VA
Tue Jan 8, 2013
Yes Forest Edge is very good too.
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james gilley, Agent, Reston, VA
Tue Jan 8, 2013
Armstong, Aldridge, Hunter Woods, South Lakes and others are very good.
Wade Gilley jwgilley@yahoo dotcom
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Erik Weissko…, Agent, fairfax, VA
Tue Jan 8, 2013
Depends on what you mean by best...

In my 25 years experience selling homes..Best to my clients can mean some or all of the following..
1. Best test scores
2. student teacher ratio
3. Gifted Program
4. Free and reduced lunches
5. Philosophy

I can't tell you which is "Best" but my office is in Reston..and I happy to discuss with you the perceptions of what school is best.

Any questions or if you wish to speak further about your move..

Feel free to contact me.

Kind Regards,

Erik J. Weisskopf, ABR,CDPE,CRS,GRI
Re/Max Distinctive Real Estate, Inc.
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Holly Willia…, Agent, Arlington, VA
Tue Jan 8, 2013
Here is the link for Fairfax County Schools ranking. I hope this will help.
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