Westlawn Elementary

Public PK, KG-6

 3200 Westley Rd
       Falls Church, VA  22042


 (703) 241-5100

District: Fairfax County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
922nd of 1,097 Virginia Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  14.0
Number of students:  836

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
64.7%
Asian:
17.5%
White:
10.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  64.2%

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Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Westlawn Elementary ranked worse than 84% of elementary schools in Virginia. It also ranked 112th among 136 ranked elementary schools in the Fairfax County Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 25.48. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (64.7%), Asian (17.5%), White (10.6%). (See more...)
Compare Details 64.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Westlawn Elementary is 14, which is the 38th best among 136 elementary schools in the Fairfax County Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Westlawn Elementary employs 59.6 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Westlawn Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Westlawn Elementary 922nd of 1097 Virginia public elementary schools. (See Westlawn Elementary in the ranking list.)

Fairfax County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Fairfax County Public Schools 46th of 132 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Westlawn Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 47.74 615th 1062 42.1%
2006 56.47 494th 1071 53.9%
2007 43.11 705th 1083 34.9%
2008 68.77 292nd 1081 73.0%
2009 43.92 726th 1082 32.9%
2010 43.26 778th 1113 30.1%
2011 48.36 652nd 1117 41.6%
2012 42.50 745th 1117 33.3%
2013 27.79 904th 1120 19.3%
2014 32.75 858th 1110 22.7%
2015 21.88 963rd 1100 12.5%
2016 21.11 973rd 1096 11.2%
2017 25.82 937th 1099 14.7%
2018 25.48 922nd 1097 16.0%

Data source: test scores: Virginia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Virginia Department of Education

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by a parent
Friday, February 1, 2019

Open Quote Great staff. Lots of challenges that come with title 1 but overall I couldn’t be more pleased. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, May 6, 2016

Open Quote I would like to echo the thoughts of the previous reviewer. To me it is insanity to judge a school solely by test scores, but many of the wealthier, more-highly-educated denizens of the DC area throw their critical thinking out the window when it comes to schools. They look at the number on this site or greatschools and that's it. I'll avoid a full rant about whether standardized tests are even accurate when it comes to measuring intelligence and aptitude. Beyond that, however, the test scores themselves are more nuanced. Simply put, the average scores are dragged down by kids who are simultaneously learning English as a second language AND learning the actual lesson plans (taught in English, of course). Kids at Westlawn who speak English as a first language actually do the same or better than schools with higher ratings.

And do parents with JDs, MDs, PhDs, and MAs REALLY think their child will end up undereducated because they attended a diverse school? Again, this is madness. By falling for the flawed, ratings-based approach, these parents are pushing their kids into less diverse schools full of overparented, overscheduled Whole Foods kids. In doing so, they are denying their children an enormous opportunity to get a real education - to meet people who aren't exactly like them, come from different backgrounds, have less resources. This is a crucial component of developing empathy and a sense of citizenship.

Bottom line, Westlawn is an excellent school that serves the needs of all the kids in the community, regardless of their socioeconomic status, race, or national origin. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, February 6, 2012

Open Quote Westlawn, based on some facts may appear not be a great a school. Yes, more than half of the students are on free or reduced lunch, yes there is a large English as a second language student population and no the test scores are not the highest in the county. Upon closer examination you will find that Westlawn is a fantastic school. So here is what is so great about Westlawn:
1. The school is really run with an open door policy. Unlike my experience in other FCPS, you can always get in to talk to anyone including administrators and they are happy to hear your opinion and guide you with your child's education.
2. What ever difference you want to make, you will find support from the teachers.
3. Children are not allowed to bully. Yes, this is supposed to be true of all schools, but it isn't always true.
4. They have GT level classes in your neighborhood school. This allows children the opportunity to learn on an advanced level without removing them from their community (I took one of my children out of the GT Center and enrolled her at Westlawn when we moved into the Westlawn district.)
5. Children are exposed to a vast number of cultures through their own student body. This is something Westlawn is proud of too.
6. Renovations are complete and now the school is modern and updated and large enough to accommodate its growing population.
7. Westlawn is a true community. Every child that graduates from Westlawn can tell you about all the different people in the Westlawn community. From the custodian to the principal, adults are always mentoring the children.
8. Westlawn has made some excellent partners within the community from businesses to places of worship. These partnerships ensure Westlawn's students needs are met. Sometimes, those needs go beyond the school day to home and are still meet. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Westlawn 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 576 571
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 559 554
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 593 593
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 614 609
1993 292 20 132 143 5 n/a n/a 0 592
1994 276 25 131 126 4 n/a n/a 0 562
1995 228 17 133 147 1 n/a n/a 0 526
1996 228 17 133 147 1 n/a n/a 0 526
1997 238 19 142 148 0 n/a n/a 0 547
1998 234 18 143 159 0 n/a n/a 0 554
1999 218 20 163 168 3 n/a n/a 0 572
2000 202 23 170 197 4 n/a n/a 0 592
2001 204 14 173 207 4 n/a n/a 0 602
2002 151 16 163 260 5 n/a n/a 28 623
2003 151 16 163 260 5 n/a n/a 28 623
2004 123 12 153 266 4 n/a n/a 30 588
2005 110 20 140 276 1 n/a n/a 28 575
2006 97 12 137 287 1 n/a n/a 28 562
2007 90 17 130 297 1 n/a n/a 32 567
2008 95 21 152 323 1 n/a n/a 35 627
2009 90 16 154 350 0 n/a n/a 44 654
2010 81 18 173 396 4 n/a n/a 47 719
2011 71 12 188 408 5 0 18 0 702
2012 75 12 180 446 9 0 16 0 738
2013 75 20 196 424 8 0 15 0 738
2014 67 23 185 462 5 0 21 0 763
2015 91 25 163 456 8 0 22 0 765
2016 90 27 159 516 7 0 26 0 825
2017 89 27 146 541 5 0 28 0 836

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 Westlawn Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 571 33.3 17.1 n/a
1990 554 35.5 15.6 n/a
1991 593 37.4 15.8 n/a
1992 609 38.1 15.9 n/a
1993 592 37.4 15.8 n/a
1994 562 33.8 n/a 28.3
1995 526 n/a 0.0 29.5
1996 526 n/a 0.0 29.5
1997 547 n/a 0.0 22.9
1998 554 n/a 0.0 24.2
1999 572 37.5 15.3 36.7
2000 592 n/a 0.0 36.6
2001 602 41.5 14.5 36.7
2002 623 61.8 10.1 39.3
2003 623 61.8 10.1 39.3
2004 588 55.0 10.7 44.1
2005 575 51.0 11.3 49.0
2006 562 53.0 10.6 48.1
2007 567 60.3 9.4 50.7
2008 627 45.7 13.7 52.5
2009 654 46.5 14.1 59.5
2010 719 43.0 16.7 62.1
2011 702 49.0 14.3 60.3
2012 738 54.4 13.5 64.1
2013 738 53.0 13.9 64.8
2014 763 54.5 14.0 66.8
2015 765 55.0 13.9 66.0
2016 825 54.0 15.2 66.1
2017 836 59.6 14.0 64.2

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 USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Westlawn Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 571 33.3 17.1 n/a
1990 554 35.5 15.6 n/a
1991 593 37.4 15.8 n/a
1992 609 38.1 15.9 n/a
1993 592 37.4 15.8 n/a
1994 562 33.8 n/a 28.3
1995 526 n/a 0.0 29.5
1996 526 n/a 0.0 29.5
1997 547 n/a 0.0 22.9
1998 554 n/a 0.0 24.2
1999 572 37.5 15.3 36.7
2000 592 n/a 0.0 36.6
2001 602 41.5 14.5 36.7
2002 623 61.8 10.1 39.3
2003 623 61.8 10.1 39.3
2004 588 55.0 10.7 44.1
2005 575 51.0 11.3 49.0
2006 562 53.0 10.6 48.1
2007 567 60.3 9.4 50.7
2008 627 45.7 13.7 52.5
2009 654 46.5 14.1 59.5
2010 719 43.0 16.7 62.1
2011 702 49.0 14.3 60.3
2012 738 54.4 13.5 64.1
2013 738 53.0 13.9 64.8
2014 763 54.5 14.0 66.8
2015 765 55.0 13.9 66.0
2016 825 54.0 15.2 66.1
2017 836 59.6 14.0 64.2

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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