Newington Forest Elementary

Public PK, KG-6

 8001 Newington Forest Ave
       Springfield, VA  22153


(703) 923-2600

District: Fairfax County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
603rd of 1,102 Virginia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,323 Help

Students who attend Newington Forest Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    South County Middle
High:    South County High

Student/teacher ratio:  15.3
Number of students:  542

Racial breakdown:

White:
51.1%
Hispanic:
20.7%
African American:
10.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  26.2%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, August 26, 2021.


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Compare Details Newington Forest Elementary ranks worse than 54.7% of elementary schools in Virginia. It also ranks 81st among 136 ranked elementary schools in the Fairfax County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 49.15. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (51.1%), Hispanic (20.7%), African American (10.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 26.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Newington Forest Elementary is 15.3. 96 elementary schools in the Fairfax County Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Newington Forest Elementary is $10,323, which is the 68th highest among 136 elementary schools in the Fairfax County Public Schools District.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Newington Forest Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Newington Forest Elementary 603rd of 1102 Virginia public elementary schools. (See Newington Forest Elementary in the ranking list.)

Fairfax County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Fairfax County Public Schools 50th of 132 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Newington Forest Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 60.83 425th 1062 60.0%
2006 56.23 498th 1071 53.5%
2007 56.43 494th 1083 54.4%
2008 47.25 672nd 1081 37.8%
2009 55.55 500th 1082 53.8%
2010 42.68 784th 1113 29.6%
2011 60.46 442nd 1117 60.4%
2012 47.38 667th 1117 40.3%
2013 44.90 683rd 1120 39.0%
2014 45.16 672nd 1110 39.5%
2015 48.29 659th 1100 40.1%
2016 49.44 633rd 1096 42.2%
2017 44.78 691st 1099 37.1%
2018 58.08 508th 1097 53.7%
2019 58.92 502nd 1105 54.6%
2021 49.15 603rd 1102 45.3%

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 on FaceBook
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Open Quote We moved here midway through the year last year (2011 military move) and have been pleased with the education our children are receiving at NFS. All children are excited to go to school, the staff are very approachable and kind, and if there is a problem, are quick to address it. We have 2 children that had needs to be addressed (speech and advanced classes) and both were handled beautifully. I recommend this school! Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, April 5, 2012

Open Quote The staff at this school is marginal at best, focus is on standardized tests as opposed to actual learning, uncooperative and unfriendly teachers who are defensive when queried on lesson plans/learning events. I would not recommend this school. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Open Quote Many of the teachers seem stressed and hurried as well as the principal. Unless the parents can be really involved, kids will have to learn how to step up, speak up and be responsible for their own needs. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, August 7, 2009

Open Quote This is a very GOOD school and the teachers are super dedicate with the students.
My child loved it... Close Quote



Enrollment information for Newington Forest 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 828 828
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 821 821
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 839 839
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 860 860
1993 659 74 54 31 4 n/a n/a 0 822
1994 646 75 72 41 4 n/a n/a 0 838
1995 612 99 87 48 2 n/a n/a 0 848
1996 612 99 87 48 2 n/a n/a 0 848
1997 552 104 73 51 5 n/a n/a 0 785
1998 581 93 67 58 5 n/a n/a 0 804
1999 528 86 65 65 7 n/a n/a 0 751
2000 513 94 63 63 4 n/a n/a -4 733
2001 479 100 80 74 4 n/a n/a 0 737
2002 368 71 111 95 5 n/a n/a 53 703
2003 368 71 111 95 5 n/a n/a 53 703
2004 343 69 124 84 4 n/a n/a 53 677
2005 325 75 115 79 3 n/a n/a 65 662
2006 323 90 71 76 2 n/a n/a 68 630
2007 304 84 67 106 2 n/a n/a 60 623
2008 298 81 70 114 1 n/a n/a 57 621
2009 288 86 89 119 1 n/a n/a 52 635
2010 275 91 86 120 1 n/a n/a 56 629
2011 275 85 88 146 1 0 30 0 625
2012 270 95 96 140 1 0 39 0 641
2013 274 87 95 141 1 0 40 0 638
2014 268 81 95 142 1 2 30 0 619
2015 264 78 75 155 2 5 30 0 609
2016 253 78 72 154 2 5 24 0 588
2017 239 68 60 136 1 5 33 0 542
2018 235 57 54 133 2 4 30 0 515
2019 251 59 56 123 2 0 31 0 522
2020 277 57 55 112 3 1 37 0 542

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 Newington Forest Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 828 40.5 20.4 n/a
1990 821 41.3 19.8 n/a
1991 839 42.0 19.9 n/a
1992 860 42.8 20.0 n/a
1993 822 43.9 18.7 n/a
1994 838 50.4 n/a 6.9
1995 848 n/a 0.0 9.1
1996 848 n/a 0.0 9.1
1997 785 n/a 0.0 9.9
1998 804 n/a 0.0 10.1
1999 751 41.8 18.0 18.2
2000 733 n/a 0.0 15.7
2001 737 40.5 18.2 18.9
2002 703 49.0 14.3 22.6
2003 703 49.0 14.3 22.6
2004 677 45.1 15.0 23.9
2005 662 42.1 15.7 24.5
2006 630 48.0 13.1 25.3
2007 623 51.7 12.1 25.6
2008 621 37.5 16.6 27
2009 635 36.3 17.5 30.2
2010 629 36.8 17.0 33.3
2011 625 37.8 16.5 30.6
2012 641 41.6 15.4 33.2
2013 638 42.2 15.1 31.3
2014 619 41.2 15.0 32.3
2015 609 39.0 15.6 29.4
2016 588 35.0 16.8 31
2017 542 34.9 15.5 27.9
2018 515 29.3 17.5 27.8
2019 522 31.8 16.3 30.3
2020 542 35.2 15.3 26.2

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 Newington Forest Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 828 40.5 20.4 n/a
1990 821 41.3 19.8 n/a
1991 839 42.0 19.9 n/a
1992 860 42.8 20.0 n/a
1993 822 43.9 18.7 n/a
1994 838 50.4 n/a 6.9
1995 848 n/a 0.0 9.1
1996 848 n/a 0.0 9.1
1997 785 n/a 0.0 9.9
1998 804 n/a 0.0 10.1
1999 751 41.8 18.0 18.2
2000 733 n/a 0.0 15.7
2001 737 40.5 18.2 18.9
2002 703 49.0 14.3 22.6
2003 703 49.0 14.3 22.6
2004 677 45.1 15.0 23.9
2005 662 42.1 15.7 24.5
2006 630 48.0 13.1 25.3
2007 623 51.7 12.1 25.6
2008 621 37.5 16.6 27
2009 635 36.3 17.5 30.2
2010 629 36.8 17.0 33.3
2011 625 37.8 16.5 30.6
2012 641 41.6 15.4 33.2
2013 638 42.2 15.1 31.3
2014 619 41.2 15.0 32.3
2015 609 39.0 15.6 29.4
2016 588 35.0 16.8 31
2017 542 34.9 15.5 27.9
2018 515 29.3 17.5 27.8
2019 522 31.8 16.3 30.3
2020 542 35.2 15.3 26.2

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Newington Forest Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $255 (2.5%) $10,068 (97.5%) $10,323

Data source: Virginia Department of Education




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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