Forestville Elementary School
1085 Utterback Store Rd, Great Falls, VA 22066
703-404-6000
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Tony Washington
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School Summary

Forestville Elementary School opened its doors in 1980 to meet the needs of a growing population in the Great Falls, Herndon, and Reston areas. The school's name is taken from the original name of the town of Great Falls.

Strong traditions are an integral part of Forestville with an eye on continuous improvement.  Part of the continuous improvement is in technology: interactive white boards (Smartboards), mobile computer labs, classroom computers, and a computer lab.

Forestville teachers and parents work together as partners in the education of all students. Each year over 300 parent volunteers regularly help in the classrooms, in after-school activities, and in extracurricular activities. In 2004-05, the National PTA recognized Forestville as a School of Excellence for the wonderful interrelationship of school, home, and community. Approximately 50 PTA committees help keep Forestville vibrant.

Forestville has received a number of accolades for its academic programs over the years including a three year grant to promote teacher leadership.  In 2010, it was recognized as a Governor School of Excellence.  It has also received the Virginia School Board School of Excellence Award on numerous occasions.  In August 2012, Northern Virginia magazine cited Forestville as one of the best elementary schools in Northern Virginia. 

A character education program is seamlessly integrated into the curriculum. A school-wide buddy program exists in which younger children are paired with older children who listen to them read aloud, help them complete special projects, and accompany them on field trips. Finally, the Forestville community strongly believes in helping others outside its boundaries. An active outreach program functions to provide school supplies, food, clothing, gifts, and other needed materials to the school's adopted sister school, a local homeless shelter, and victims of natural disasters wherever they live. Forestville parent volunteers are active in the instructional lives of those children as well.

Forestville has had a Positive Behavior Intervention and Support program since 2007.  It also offers a Peaceful Bus program. 

The core of Forestville's program continues to be the strong general education foundation it has always provided to students, but it also strives to keep a vision on the future in order to prepare its students to be leaders.


Last Updated: 2019-02-01

Enrollment Enrollment as of October 201920: 601
 
Grades Preschool, K-6
 
FCPS Programs Last Updated: 2019-11-19
 
Special Features
  • After-school club programs including chess, foreign  languages, sports, and Hands-On Science
  • iMovie Production and Boot Strap Mathematics.
  • PTA Curriculum enrichment resources to enrich SOL instruction
  • Arts in Action school/home committee to help integrate the performing arts across the curriculum
  • Technology school and home committee to help integrate technology across the curriculum
  • Cardinal Reading program for K and 1st graders and before-school academic assistance for other grade levels on an as needed basis
  • Emphasis on community wellness with: frequently changing bulletin board devoted to nutrition and fitness; a walking club for students; Girls on the Run; rock climbing wall integrated into the physical education program etc.
  • PTA events including four cultural arts assemblies, evening lecture series on topics of interest to parents, family fun activities such as Night of 1,000 Stars, Bingo and Ice Cream Social, Fall Fling Festival and Spring Olympics
  • GRACE Art
  • After-school mentoring/tutoring program with Cooper and Kilmer Middle and Langley High School students.
Last Updated: 2019-02-01
 
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Attendance Area This school is part of Region 1 and the Langley High Pyramid. Enter your street address in the boundary locator to determine which schools your student should attend.