Fort Belvoir Elementary

Public PK, KG-3

 5970 Meeres Rd
       Fort Belvoir, VA  22060


 (703) 781-2700

District: Fairfax County Public Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  16.7
Number of students:  917

Racial breakdown:

White:
52.8%
Hispanic:
20.5%
African American:
14.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  27.7%

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We updated the 2015-16 rankings and test scores for this school on Monday, August 19, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2016, Fort Belvoir Elementary ranked worse than 85.2% of elementary schools in Virginia. It also ranked among 136 ranked elementary schools in the Fairfax County Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2016 the calculated Average Standard Score was 24.26. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Fort Belvoir Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (52.8%), Hispanic (20.5%), African American (14.8%). (See more...)
Compare Details 27.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Fort Belvoir Elementary is 16.7. 96 elementary schools in the Fairfax County Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Fort Belvoir Elementary employs 54.8 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2016 Rankings:

Fort Belvoir Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Fort Belvoir Elementary 933rd of 1095 Virginia public elementary schools. (See Fort Belvoir Elementary in the ranking list.)

Fairfax County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Fairfax County Public Schools 40th of 132 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Fort Belvoir Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 25.55 916th 1062 13.7%
2006 27.34 931st 1071 13.1%
2007 29.44 909th 1083 16.1%
2008 44.06 720th 1081 33.4%
2009 46.86 665th 1082 38.5%
2010 57.55 500th 1113 55.1%
2011 52.83 584th 1117 47.7%
2012 54.19 554th 1117 50.4%
2013 42.69 720th 1120 35.7%
2014 29.43 896th 1110 19.3%
2015 33.97 835th 1100 24.1%
2016 24.26 934th 1096 14.8%

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

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by a parent
Friday, March 1, 2013

Open Quote I have three kids in this huge school. It school employs an inclusion model. Every grade level has instructional aide. Many classrooms have a general ed teacher and special ed teacher too. The school serves mostly military families. Several of the teachers are military spouses or spouses of military retirees so they really understand the community they are serving and are a part of it. There's nice science lab with a science resource teacher. There's a great STEM program that is even offered during the summer. The upper grades students have the opportunity to join the band. The teachers welcome parents/volunteers and even local university students studying education into the classroom. Fort Belvoir's students are coming from diverse communities (from all over the country) with very different expectations of parental involvement and teacher responsibilities. The academic outcomes for all students is often a reflection of parental education. FCPS has magnet schools for gifted/advanced students, and military kids transfering into the district have less hoops to get through for admittance into these programs. If you are looking to have kids saddled with book ladden backpacks with hours of homework each night, then FBES is not for your family. However, like any school you will have to work at home with your kids. If you want to experience a great community, sheltered from the hustle and bustle of No. VA, and a school where all kids learn with the freedom of also participating in sports, scouting, and other after school activities then give it a try. We have loved our three years here. Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, September 2, 2012

Open Quote This school had no differentiation for above average students, and the overall instructional strategies used and assignments given were behind in the field of education to say the least. There were never any clear learning goals. We never saw the principal in a year's time. The behavior and classroom management was a huge problem as well. It was a waste of a year of our child's education. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Open Quote My son changed schools with four months left in the year. The teachers and aids were very attentive to our needs. He has a IEP, and the staff made us a part of the team to help meet the goals set. they three teachers that taught my son are outstanding! They all do a fantastic job! Thanks FBES! Close Quote


by a parent on FaceBook
Monday, October 11, 2010

Open Quote This is the worst school we've ever encountered. EVERYTHING slips through the cracks. This is our 3rd year at this school and from day one we've had problems in all areas (i.e. teachers, bullies, cafeteria, etc.) It's not just with one child either, I have two that go there and both of them have equal amounts of issues in different areas. Are they singling out just one family? Highly unlikely. If you can, avoid Ft. Belvoir Elementary at all cost! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Fort Belvoir Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1999 681 503 28 95 11 n/a n/a 0 1318
2000 718 465 29 106 4 n/a n/a 0 1318
2001 696 477 21 110 6 n/a n/a 0 1310
2002 598 403 23 91 13 n/a n/a 127 1255
2003 598 403 23 91 13 n/a n/a 127 1255
2004 549 342 25 81 14 n/a n/a 128 1139
2005 567 321 25 103 12 n/a n/a 152 1180
2006 591 365 25 113 12 n/a n/a 154 1260
2007 599 370 20 97 11 n/a n/a 158 1255
2008 621 361 20 103 8 n/a n/a 184 1297
2009 744 353 38 133 7 n/a n/a 209 1484
2010 656 278 32 124 4 n/a n/a 166 1260
2011 577 255 26 158 7 8 102 0 1133
2012 577 264 24 195 6 10 98 0 1174
2013 565 261 21 198 9 9 84 0 1147
2014 551 231 23 205 6 9 88 0 1113
2015 560 217 23 215 3 5 94 0 1117
2016 551 195 18 230 3 4 122 0 1123
2017 484 136 15 188 6 6 82 0 917

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 Fort Belvoir Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 1318 n/a 0.0 42.1
2000 1318 n/a 0.0 37.0
2001 1310 93.0 14.1 32.6
2002 1255 103.1 12.2 36.8
2003 1255 103.1 12.2 36.8
2004 1139 93.5 12.2 32.8
2005 1180 94.0 12.6 39.1
2006 1260 91.0 13.8 37.3
2007 1255 103.8 12.1 37.3
2008 1297 75.3 17.2 35.5
2009 1484 80.3 18.5 35.5
2010 1260 74.5 16.9 33.8
2011 1133 69.4 16.3 27.4
2012 1174 76.3 15.3 27.4
2013 1147 74.4 15.4 31.0
2014 1113 77.9 14.2 27.4
2015 1117 77.0 14.5 26.4
2016 1123 74.0 15.1 23.5
2017 917 54.8 16.7 27.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Fort Belvoir Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 1318 n/a 0.0 42.1
2000 1318 n/a 0.0 37.0
2001 1310 93.0 14.1 32.6
2002 1255 103.1 12.2 36.8
2003 1255 103.1 12.2 36.8
2004 1139 93.5 12.2 32.8
2005 1180 94.0 12.6 39.1
2006 1260 91.0 13.8 37.3
2007 1255 103.8 12.1 37.3
2008 1297 75.3 17.2 35.5
2009 1484 80.3 18.5 35.5
2010 1260 74.5 16.9 33.8
2011 1133 69.4 16.3 27.4
2012 1174 76.3 15.3 27.4
2013 1147 74.4 15.4 31.0
2014 1113 77.9 14.2 27.4
2015 1117 77.0 14.5 26.4
2016 1123 74.0 15.1 23.5
2017 917 54.8 16.7 27.7

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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