Dranesville Elementary School
1515 Powells Tavern Place, Herndon, VA 20170
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School Summary

Dranesville Elementary is located just outside the boundaries of the town of Herndon. The community is extremely supportive, as parents and educators work together in recognition of the strong teamwork that serves to provide a quality education for each student.

High expectations are held for student performance in all areas of the curriculum, with an emphasis on developing strategies for lifelong learners, problem-solving skills, and conceptual knowledge. . Advanced Academic strategies and curriculum are offered throughout the grade levels and Dranesville Elementary is inaugurating its own Local Level IV Advanced Academic Program beginning with the 3rd grade class of 2013-14.

Modern technology is an important part of instruction. Each classroom is equipped with a SMART board and a minimum of three computers which promote student learning through collaboration and project based learning. Students use the latest technology in the school library, and supervised Internet access is possible in each classroom. Although the school has a full-time technology specialist, all teachers share in the technology instruction provided to all students.

Students participate each week in physical education, music, and art classes taught by specialists. These disciplines are essential to the growth of all Dranesville students. There are many opportunities to seek additional experiences in the specialty areas including orchestra, band, chorus, the Drumming Dragons, the after school art club, and after school running clubs.

Respect is a key term in understanding daily life at Dranesville. Students are due respect and they owe respect to adults and to each other. An emphasis on other widely accepted values through Positive Behavior Support and Responsive Classroom help all to grow in responsibility.

100% of Dranesville students participate in recycling and food rescue which ensures that local food banks receive donations on a weekly basis. Dranesville is a Kids at Hope school wherein the community believes that "All kids are capable of success. No exceptions!"

Last Updated: 2019-02-01

Enrollment Enrollment as of June 202324: 605
Grades Preschool, K-6
FCPS Programs Last Updated: 2022-10-19
Special Features
  • Weekly television news show "Good Morning Dranesville"
  • Drumming Dragons
  • Girls on the Run, Art Club, after school PTA clubs
  • Peer Mediation
  • STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) Lab with Monthly Goals
  • Positive Behavior Support and Responsive Classroom
  • Kids at Hope school
  • Green School focus on recycling and food rescue
  • Focus on Fitness and Healthy Lifestyle
  • Service Learning Projects to benefit the community organized by grade levels and with the SCA
Last Updated: 2019-02-01
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Attendance Area This school is part of Region 1 and the Herndon High Pyramid. Enter your street address in the boundary locator to determine which schools your student should attend.