Glenkirk Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 8584 Sedge Wren Drive
       Gainesville, VA  20155


(703) 753-1702

District: Prince William County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
31st of 1,114 Virginia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,898 Help


Students who attend Glenkirk Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Gainesville Middle
High:    Patriot High

Student/teacher ratio:  16.0 Help
Number of students:  612

Racial breakdown:

White:
52.3%
Asian:
21.1%
Hispanic:
10.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  12.1% Help


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Compare Details Glenkirk Elementary ranks better than 97.2% of elementary schools in Virginia. It also ranks 2nd among 64 ranked elementary schools in the Prince William County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 91.28. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (52.3%), Asian (21.1%), Hispanic (10.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 12.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Glenkirk Elementary is 16. 35 elementary schools in the Prince William County Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Glenkirk Elementary is $8,898. 32 elementary schools in the Prince William County Public Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Glenkirk Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Glenkirk Elementary 31st of 1114 Virginia public elementary schools. (See Glenkirk Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Prince William County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Prince William County Public Schools 40th of 131 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Glenkirk Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Glenkirk Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 72.32 236th 1071 78.0%
2007 70.14 275th 1083 74.6%
2008 64.33 366th 1081 66.1%
2009 60.65 417th 1082 61.5%
2010 65.83 355th 1113 68.1%
2011 66.63 341st 1117 69.5%
2012 64.34 372nd 1117 66.7%
2013 71.19 281st 1120 74.9%
2014 76.34 199th 1110 82.1%
2015 73.50 245th 1100 77.7%
2016 75.37 216th 1096 80.3%
2017 70.82 296th 1099 73.1%
2018 82.73 116th 1097 89.4%
2019 83.05 115th 1105 89.6%
2021 89.65 76th 1103 93.1%
2022 86.57 106th 1109 90.4%
2023 91.28 31st 1114 97.2%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Glenkirk Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 74.71 57th 245 76.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Glenkirk Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 90.27 17th 300 94.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Glenkirk Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 91.18 25th 1100 97.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Glenkirk Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 67.01 90th 324 72.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Glenkirk Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 88.96 49th 1093 95.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at Glenkirk Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 75.92 45th 230 80.4%
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Rank History for African American students at Glenkirk Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 75.45 105th 579 81.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Glenkirk Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 91.55 23rd 564 95.9%
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Rank History for White students at Glenkirk Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 87.94 34th 984 96.5%
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Data source: test scores: Virginia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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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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All ratings (Avg rating: 3.3)
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Reviews:
by a parent
Saturday, January 9, 2016

Open Quote We are very happy with this school for our girls. They love going to school every day and have great teachers. It is a nice community school with many of the teachers living in the few neighborhoods within its boundaries. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, May 21, 2011

Open Quote Glenkirk has gotten overcrowded but it is still a GREAT school. My children have been fortunate to have wonderfully supportive teachers who are caring and patient despite the extraordinary circumstances. The children are happy and the staff is efficient and absolutely on top of things. If you want to move to Gainesville, join the crowd. It's a beautiful bedroom community and growing quickly - that's why two new schools are opening to relieve the crowding issue. To the other reviewer, if your rating is a reflection in large part due to the overcrowding then why did you move to this school district? All of the families fortunate enough to live in this beautiful town such as yourself contribute to the growing population. Any parent whose children attend Glenkirk should be grateful that the teachers (the most important criteria, hello?) are a wonderful influence on them. The District is very supportive and work tirelessly to accommodate everyone. Go Golden Knights!! Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, June 5, 2010

Open Quote The school is going down and I am upset that this is the school that my child must go to. The principal is hardly ever around and when she is seems out of touch with what is going on. I volunteer my time in the school and have seen way too many changes since my children started when Glenkirk was in it's second year. Many parents are becoming increasingly impatient with how disciplinary issues adn educational decisions are handled. The principal seems very disconnected and does not communicate well with parents or the staff. The vice principal moved on and it was an abrupt and disappointing change. The last VP was the only one who seemed to care about the good of the students and the staff. GREAT STAFF and the specialists are awesome. Sorry to say, if I had a choice, it would be another school. The school is way too crowded. I would have moved to an area that was not so densely populated. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Glenkirk Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2006 540 71 130 78 3 n/a n/a 49 871
2007 477 76 125 113 4 n/a n/a 37 832
2008 519 97 152 116 5 n/a n/a 35 924
2009 592 127 149 120 9 n/a n/a 50 1047
2010 685 144 159 113 8 n/a n/a 66 1175
2011 686 120 186 154 5 4 79 0 1234
2012 392 86 163 121 1 2 59 0 824
2013 420 96 160 121 1 4 66 0 868
2014 459 90 150 129 0 4 79 0 911
2015 476 100 148 132 0 3 90 0 949
2016 401 83 97 99 0 3 74 0 757
2017 446 78 90 91 1 5 60 0 771
2018 464 66 85 90 1 3 65 0 774
2019 462 74 93 87 1 1 58 0 776
2020 437 64 106 77 1 1 64 0 750
2021 373 62 106 68 1 1 56 0 667
2022 349 46 114 76 1 0 50 0 636
2023 320 46 129 64 0 0 53 0 612

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

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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 Glenkirk Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 871 45.0 19.4 7.3
2007 832 52.2 15.9 8.1
2008 924 45.0 20.5 8.3
2009 1047 51.3 20.4 8
2010 1175 56.0 20.9 7.6
2011 1234 59.5 20.7 7.2
2012 824 37.5 21.9 9.8
2013 868 46.3 18.7 7.6
2014 911 48.1 18.9 6.6
2015 949 50.0 18.9 7.3
2016 757 43.0 17.6 5.7
2017 771 45.3 17.0 6.1
2018 774 44.7 17.2 6.1
2019 776 43.9 17.6 7.7
2020 750 44.0 17.0 8.9
2021 667 42.0 15.8 n/a
2022 636 41.0 15.5 10.5
2023 612 38.2 16.0 12.1

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 Glenkirk Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 871 45.0 19.4 7.3
2007 832 52.2 15.9 8.1
2008 924 45.0 20.5 8.3
2009 1047 51.3 20.4 8
2010 1175 56.0 20.9 7.6
2011 1234 59.5 20.7 7.2
2012 824 37.5 21.9 9.8
2013 868 46.3 18.7 7.6
2014 911 48.1 18.9 6.6
2015 949 50.0 18.9 7.3
2016 757 43.0 17.6 5.7
2017 771 45.3 17.0 6.1
2018 774 44.7 17.2 6.1
2019 776 43.9 17.6 7.7
2020 750 44.0 17.0 8.9
2021 667 42.0 15.8 n/a
2022 636 41.0 15.5 10.5
2023 612 38.2 16.0 12.1

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 Glenkirk Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $00 (0.0%) $7,739 (100.0%) $7,739
2020 $59 (0.8%) $7,617 (99.2%) $7,676
2021 $229 (2.6%) $8,669 (97.4%) $8,898

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Glenkirk 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 115th of 1105 Elementary schoolsRanks 31st of 1114 Elementary schools
 7.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Glenkirk Elementary)9391.9
 1.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Prince William County Public Schools)8575.4
 9.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Virginia)8269.1
 12.9%
3rd Grade English Reading (Glenkirk Elementary)8888.8
 0.8%
   3rd Grade English Reading (Prince William County Public Schools)7269.9
 2.1%
   3rd Grade English Reading (Virginia)7166.1
 4.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Glenkirk Elementary)9688.4
 7.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Prince William County Public Schools)8675.8
 10.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)8369.7
 13.3%
4th Grade English Reading (Glenkirk Elementary)9595.2
 0.2%
   4th Grade English Reading (Prince William County Public Schools)7877.4
 0.6%
   4th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7572.7
 2.3%
5th Grade Mathematics (Glenkirk Elementary)8892.2
 4.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Prince William County Public Schools)8474.3
 9.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)8167
 14%
5th Grade Science (Glenkirk Elementary)9192.2
 1.2%
   5th Grade Science (Prince William County Public Schools)8172.3
 8.7%
   5th Grade Science (Virginia)7966
 13%
5th Grade English Reading (Glenkirk Elementary)8789.7
 2.7%
   5th Grade English Reading (Prince William County Public Schools)8076.1
 3.9%
   5th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7871.4
 6.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students776612
 21.1%
African American7446
 37.8%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian93129
 38.7%
Hispanic8764
 26.4%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White462320
 30.7%
Two or More Races5853
 8.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients7.7%12.1%
 4.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Glenkirk Elementary

Students who attend Glenkirk Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Gainesville Middle
High : Patriot High

In the 2022-23 school year, 612 students attended Glenkirk Elementary.

Yes! Glenkirk Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 31st of 1114 Virginia elementary schools.

Students at Glenkirk Elementary are 52% White, 21% Asian, 10% Hispanic, 9% Two or more races, 8% African American.


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