Poplar Tree Elementary

Public PK, KG-6

 13440 Melville Ln
       Chantilly, VA  20151-2490


(703) 633-7400

District: Fairfax County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
12th of 1,114 Virginia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,728 Help


Students who attend Poplar Tree Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Rocky Run Middle
High:    Chantilly High

Student/teacher ratio:  14.7 Help
Number of students:  671

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
45.8%
White:
35.8%
Hispanic:
8.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  9.7% Help


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Compare Details Poplar Tree Elementary ranks better than 98.9% of elementary schools in Virginia. It also ranks 6th among 137 ranked elementary schools in the Fairfax County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 93.73. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Asian (45.8%), White (35.8%), Hispanic (8.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 9.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Poplar Tree Elementary is 14.7. 82 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 Poplar Tree Elementary is $10,728. 91 elementary schools in the Fairfax County Public Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Poplar Tree Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Poplar Tree Elementary 12th of 1114 Virginia public elementary schools. (See Poplar Tree Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Fairfax County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Fairfax County Public Schools 41st of 131 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Poplar Tree Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Poplar Tree Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 53.45 531st 1062 50.0%
2006 58.69 455th 1071 57.5%
2007 57.07 486th 1083 55.1%
2008 62.68 397th 1081 63.3%
2009 72.94 236th 1082 78.2%
2010 69.90 273rd 1113 75.5%
2011 61.14 430th 1117 61.5%
2012 80.79 119th 1117 89.3%
2013 80.77 136th 1120 87.9%
2014 86.39 76th 1110 93.2%
2015 80.66 149th 1100 86.5%
2016 83.81 90th 1096 91.8%
2017 88.52 47th 1099 95.7%
2018 80.97 141st 1097 87.1%
2019 90.11 18th 1105 98.4%
2021 95.40 4th 1103 99.6%
2022 93.82 10th 1109 99.1%
2023 93.73 12th 1114 98.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Poplar Tree Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 90.06 39th 1100 96.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Poplar Tree Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 77.94 33rd 324 89.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Poplar Tree Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 94.74 6th 1093 99.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at Poplar Tree Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 84.17 9th 230 96.1%
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Rank History for White students at Poplar Tree Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 85.20 55th 984 94.4%
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Data source: test scores: Virginia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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by a parent
Friday, October 27, 2017

Open Quote Great Gifted and talented program !
Teachers work hard and are dedicated to providing a nurturing, well-rounded and absorptive learning experience. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, January 26, 2015

Open Quote Great school. Teachers go out of their way for the students. Administration cares as much as the PTA. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, August 19, 2011

Open Quote Poplar Tree is a caring environment that promotes and expects learning from every program, teacher ,faculty, and most of all it's students.
Progress is a must at all levels at Poplar Tree. Even the best can get better in this environment . Close Quote



Enrollment information for Poplar Tree Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 544 544
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 558 558
1993 543 36 53 6 1 n/a n/a 0 639
1994 594 34 99 15 1 n/a n/a 0 743
1995 630 26 118 35 2 n/a n/a 0 811
1996 630 26 118 35 2 n/a n/a 0 811
1997 659 26 140 52 3 n/a n/a 0 880
1998 619 29 136 76 3 n/a n/a 0 863
1999 596 24 98 39 5 n/a n/a 0 762
2000 580 26 89 42 7 n/a n/a -4 740
2001 594 24 102 56 8 n/a n/a 0 784
2002 551 26 132 61 9 n/a n/a 30 809
2003 551 26 132 61 9 n/a n/a 30 809
2004 522 34 123 73 13 n/a n/a 32 797
2005 493 28 140 74 13 n/a n/a 42 790
2006 481 24 146 75 12 n/a n/a 54 792
2007 453 24 143 81 8 n/a n/a 57 766
2008 432 26 148 78 7 n/a n/a 62 753
2009 399 27 156 96 6 n/a n/a 73 757
2010 395 30 144 110 6 n/a n/a 69 754
2011 389 31 159 149 3 0 40 0 771
2012 383 25 164 62 2 1 31 0 668
2013 364 24 145 62 4 1 29 0 629
2014 360 23 164 54 2 1 27 0 631
2015 335 21 146 60 2 1 28 0 593
2016 330 23 215 49 2 1 28 0 648
2017 334 23 266 61 2 1 30 0 717
2018 344 20 307 62 4 1 24 0 762
2019 315 27 312 51 5 1 25 0 736
2020 300 22 333 49 2 1 24 0 731
2021 249 26 288 46 1 1 27 0 638
2022 241 29 294 58 0 1 25 0 648
2023 240 36 307 60 1 1 26 0 671

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 Poplar Tree Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 544 34.3 15.8 n/a
1992 558 34.9 15.9 n/a
1993 639 5.4 118.3 n/a
1994 743 44.7 n/a 7.7
1995 811 n/a 0.0 6.8
1996 811 n/a 0.0 6.8
1997 880 n/a 0.0 6
1998 863 n/a 0.0 5.7
1999 762 54.8 13.9 8.4
2000 740 n/a 0.0 7.1
2001 784 53.9 14.5 7.3
2002 809 60.2 13.4 10
2003 809 60.2 13.4 10
2004 797 57.0 14.0 9.9
2005 790 55.0 14.4 12
2006 792 60.0 13.2 11.5
2007 766 64.0 12.0 12.3
2008 753 42.6 17.7 13
2009 757 40.5 18.7 14.9
2010 754 35.5 21.2 20.6
2011 771 41.8 18.4 21.1
2012 668 49.8 13.4 6.1
2013 629 44.3 14.1 5.9
2014 631 46.4 13.5 5.5
2015 593 42.0 14.1 6.4
2016 648 44.0 14.7 6.8
2017 717 44.4 16.1 6.1
2018 762 48.3 15.7 5.5
2019 736 48.0 15.3 8
2020 731 48.6 15.0 7.1
2021 638 46.1 13.8 n/a
2022 648 44.2 14.6 8
2023 671 45.5 14.7 9.7

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Poplar Tree Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 544 34.3 15.8 n/a
1992 558 34.9 15.9 n/a
1993 639 5.4 118.3 n/a
1994 743 44.7 n/a 7.7
1995 811 n/a 0.0 6.8
1996 811 n/a 0.0 6.8
1997 880 n/a 0.0 6
1998 863 n/a 0.0 5.7
1999 762 54.8 13.9 8.4
2000 740 n/a 0.0 7.1
2001 784 53.9 14.5 7.3
2002 809 60.2 13.4 10
2003 809 60.2 13.4 10
2004 797 57.0 14.0 9.9
2005 790 55.0 14.4 12
2006 792 60.0 13.2 11.5
2007 766 64.0 12.0 12.3
2008 753 42.6 17.7 13
2009 757 40.5 18.7 14.9
2010 754 35.5 21.2 20.6
2011 771 41.8 18.4 21.1
2012 668 49.8 13.4 6.1
2013 629 44.3 14.1 5.9
2014 631 46.4 13.5 5.5
2015 593 42.0 14.1 6.4
2016 648 44.0 14.7 6.8
2017 717 44.4 16.1 6.1
2018 762 48.3 15.7 5.5
2019 736 48.0 15.3 8
2020 731 48.6 15.0 7.1
2021 638 46.1 13.8 n/a
2022 648 44.2 14.6 8
2023 671 45.5 14.7 9.7

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Poplar Tree Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $146 (1.6%) $9,059 (98.4%) $9,205
2020 $288 (2.9%) $9,630 (97.1%) $9,918
2021 $340 (3.2%) $10,388 (96.8%) $10,728

Data source: Virginia Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Poplar Tree Elementary

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 18th of 1105 Elementary schoolsRanks 12th of 1114 Elementary schools
 0.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Poplar Tree Elementary)9894.6
 3.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Fairfax County Public Schools)8571.3
 13.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Virginia)8269.1
 12.9%
3rd Grade English Reading (Poplar Tree Elementary)9390.3
 2.7%
   3rd Grade English Reading (Fairfax County Public Schools)7269.6
 2.4%
   3rd Grade English Reading (Virginia)7166.1
 4.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Poplar Tree Elementary)10094.1
 5.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Fairfax County Public Schools)8673.8
 12.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)8369.7
 13.3%
4th Grade English Reading (Poplar Tree Elementary)9896
 2%
   4th Grade English Reading (Fairfax County Public Schools)7776.3
 0.8%
   4th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7572.7
 2.3%
5th Grade Mathematics (Poplar Tree Elementary)10092.5
 7.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Fairfax County Public Schools)7763
 14%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)8167
 14%
5th Grade Science (Poplar Tree Elementary)9694.5
 1.5%
   5th Grade Science (Fairfax County Public Schools)8170.7
 10.3%
   5th Grade Science (Virginia)7966
 13%
5th Grade English Reading (Poplar Tree Elementary)9797.3
 0.3%
   5th Grade English Reading (Fairfax County Public Schools)8075.6
 4.4%
   5th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7871.4
 6.6%
6th Grade Mathematics (Poplar Tree Elementary)9988.2
 10.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Fairfax County Public Schools)8765.2
 21.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)7857.8
 20.2%
6th Grade English Reading (Poplar Tree Elementary)9793.3
 3.7%
   6th Grade English Reading (Fairfax County Public Schools)8378.5
 4.5%
   6th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7770.4
 6.6%
7th Grade Mathematics (Poplar Tree Elementary)100100
   7th Grade Mathematics (Fairfax County Public Schools)8669
 17%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)7855
 23%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students736671
 8.8%
African American2736
 33.3%
American Indian51
 80%
Asian312307
 1.6%
Hispanic5160
 17.6%
Pacific Islander11
White315240
 23.8%
Two or More Races2526
 4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients8%9.7%
 1.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Poplar Tree Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 671 students attended Poplar Tree Elementary.

Students who attend Poplar Tree Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Rocky Run Middle
High : Chantilly High

Yes! Poplar Tree Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 12th of 1114 Virginia elementary schools.

Students at Poplar Tree Elementary are 46% Asian, 36% White, 9% Hispanic, 5% African American, 4% Two or more races.


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