Kent Gardens Elementary

Public, Magnet PK, KG-6

 1717 Melbourne Dr
       McLean, VA  22101


 (703) 394-5600

District: Fairfax County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
52nd of 1,095 Virginia Elementary Schools


Student/Teacher Ratio:  18.4
Number of students:  922

Racial breakdown:

White:
67.1%
Asian:
16.8%
Hispanic:
7.3%
Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients:  2.6%

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Updated Tuesday, August 16, 2016, based on the 2015-16 school year test scores.

Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2016, Kent Gardens Elementary ranked better than 95.3% of elementary schools in Virginia. It also ranked 11th among 137 ranked elementary schools in the Fairfax County Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2016 the calculated Average Standard Score was 86.22. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (67.1%), Asian (16.8%), Hispanic (7.3%). (See more...)
Compare Details 2.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Kent Gardens Elementary is 18.4. 135 elementary schools in the Fairfax County Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Kent Gardens Elementary employs 50 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2016 Rankings:

Kent Gardens Elementary:

SchoolDigger Ranks Kent Gardens Elementary 52nd of 1095 Virginia public elementary schools. (See Kent Gardens Elementary in the ranking list.)

Fairfax County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Fairfax County Public Schools 40th of 130 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Kent Gardens Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 82.72 97th 1054 90.8% 5 star ranking
2006 80.80 97th 1062 90.9% 5 star ranking
2007 75.84 181st 1074 83.1% 4 star ranking
2008 73.86 208th 1072 80.6% 4 star ranking
2009 79.80 109th 1073 89.8% 4 star ranking
2010 77.69 135th 1104 87.8% 4 star ranking
2011 79.80 128th 1108 88.4% 4 star ranking
2012 84.64 58th 1108 94.8% 5 star ranking
2013 86.84 65th 1111 94.1% 5 star ranking
2014 85.91 79th 1102 92.8% 5 star ranking
2015 86.25 49th 1099 95.5% 5 star ranking
2016 86.22 52nd 1095 95.3% 5 star ranking

Test score data source: test scores: Virginia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Kent Gardens Elementary Test Scores

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Test score data source: Virginia Department of Education

About the Standards of Learning (SOL): The commonwealth sets rigorous academic standards, known as the Standards of Learning (SOL), and measures achievement through annual SOL tests and alternative and alternate assessments. The system provides schools, school divisions and the Virginia Department of Education with critical data to inform the development and implementation of effective instructional strategies and best practices.

SOL assessments measure student achievement in English, mathematics, science and history/social science. Students are assessed in English and mathematics in grades 3-8 and at the conclusion of certain high school-level courses. SOL tests in science and history are administered in grades 3, 5 and 8 and at the end of high school-level courses in these subjects. Some students may take tests at other grade levels based on the school’s curriculum.

Source: Virginia Dept of Education

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by a parent
Sunday, October 2, 2016

Open Quote Fantastic magnet school that is the only one that offers a French Immersion Program and also an Advanced Academics Program as a local center for level IV. The Principal and the two Assistant Principals are dynamic, innovative and great role models for the children. The teachers are excellent and they inspire the kids to bring out their best. The PTA is superb and really active allocating funds to provide many educational enrichment activities for the students, field trips, training for the teachers, improvements in the building (gym, teachers lounge, playground, etc.), and acquire laptops, ipads and smarboards for the classrooms. Our child feels really happy there and our family is really grateful for the great educational opportunities that she receives every day. We love this school! Kent Gardens is a real treasure! Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Open Quote There are two huge issues at this school: 1) the principal has a "my way or the highway" approach that alienates parents (and the parents are afraid of her for fear of retaliation!)
2) there is constant turnover in the school so as a result teachers are coming and going frequently and the majority have less than 7 years experience Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, November 1, 2010

Open Quote The teachers are mostly great, but every school has issues. Check out the underground parents blog at

http://peelbacktheapple.blogspot.com/

http://kgesteacherratings.blogspot.com/ Close Quote


Enrollment information for Kent Gardens Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 541 536
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 519 514
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 503 503
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 522 517
1993 366 15 102 11 1 n/a n/a 0 495
1994 336 12 115 12 2 n/a n/a 0 477
1995 416 8 125 14 0 n/a n/a 0 563
1996 416 8 125 14 0 n/a n/a 0 563
1997 462 12 137 17 0 n/a n/a 0 628
1998 508 15 116 14 0 n/a n/a 0 653
1999 569 12 118 21 1 n/a n/a 0 721
2000 616 16 117 27 1 n/a n/a 0 773
2001 633 19 134 39 1 n/a n/a 0 826
2002 617 26 141 41 2 n/a n/a 45 872
2003 617 26 141 41 2 n/a n/a 45 872
2004 636 19 135 47 2 n/a n/a 52 891
2005 656 20 129 45 2 n/a n/a 62 914
2006 650 20 157 49 0 n/a n/a 59 935
2007 633 21 163 57 0 n/a n/a 59 933
2008 607 26 162 51 0 n/a n/a 70 916
2009 590 24 159 55 0 n/a n/a 73 901
2010 619 21 165 44 0 n/a n/a 63 912
2011 589 31 154 64 1 2 41 0 882
2012 613 36 138 66 1 1 39 0 894
2013 633 41 141 53 2 1 34 0 905
2014 640 39 135 61 3 2 39 0 919
2015 619 34 155 67 1 3 43 0 922

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Kent Gardens Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 536 29.0 18.4 n/a
1990 514 29.7 17.3 n/a
1991 503 31.3 16.0 n/a
1992 517 31.9 16.2 n/a
1993 495 29.7 16.7 n/a
1994 477 28.7 n/a 0.6
1995 563 n/a 0.0 2.0
1996 563 n/a 0.0 2.0
1997 628 n/a 0.0 2.9
1998 653 n/a 0.0 1.1
1999 721 43.0 16.8 3.6
2000 773 n/a 0.0 2.7
2001 826 49.5 16.7 3.0
2002 872 56.8 15.4 2.4
2003 872 56.8 15.4 2.4
2004 891 52.7 16.9 2.7
2005 914 55.5 16.5 2.8
2006 935 59.0 15.8 3.0
2007 933 65.0 14.4 3.2
2008 916 49.5 18.5 2.8
2009 901 46.4 19.4 2.8
2010 912 41.4 22.0 2.2
2011 882 46.9 18.8 1.8
2012 894 52.6 16.9 2.0
2013 905 50.7 17.8 3.4
2014 919 48.1 19.1 3.3
2015 922 50.0 18.4 2.6

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the FRAC Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Kent Gardens Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 536 29.0 18.4 n/a
1990 514 29.7 17.3 n/a
1991 503 31.3 16.0 n/a
1992 517 31.9 16.2 n/a
1993 495 29.7 16.7 n/a
1994 477 28.7 n/a 0.6
1995 563 n/a 0.0 2.0
1996 563 n/a 0.0 2.0
1997 628 n/a 0.0 2.9
1998 653 n/a 0.0 1.1
1999 721 43.0 16.8 3.6
2000 773 n/a 0.0 2.7
2001 826 49.5 16.7 3.0
2002 872 56.8 15.4 2.4
2003 872 56.8 15.4 2.4
2004 891 52.7 16.9 2.7
2005 914 55.5 16.5 2.8
2006 935 59.0 15.8 3.0
2007 933 65.0 14.4 3.2
2008 916 49.5 18.5 2.8
2009 901 46.4 19.4 2.8
2010 912 41.4 22.0 2.2
2011 882 46.9 18.8 1.8
2012 894 52.6 16.9 2.0
2013 905 50.7 17.8 3.4
2014 919 48.1 19.1 3.3
2015 922 50.0 18.4 2.6

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Virginia Department of Education.

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