Lutie Lewis Coates Elementary School
2480 River Birch Road, Herndon, VA 20171
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Paul Basdekis
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School Summary

Lutie Lewis Coates Elementary first welcomed students through its doors on September 8, 2009 with an enrollment of 540 students. The school is named for a local African American educator, and we are dedicated to excellence, just as Mrs. Coates was during her years as a teacher and principal in northern Virginia. We challenge our students to come to school every day prepared to be Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to Shine!

Over the years, Coates has grown to an enrollment of approximately 740 students.  We are a diverse community with families speaking over 40 languages at home.  We are proud of the high standards for academics and behavior in all of our classes and programs, including our advanced academics ("local level IV") classrooms, our range of special education services including autism services, and our robust school-wide program to promote empathy, respect and resilience.  Above all, the Coates staff is proud of their commitment to teaching thinking skills that transcend the curriculum.

Coates boasts a staff that is always ready to go above and beyond for our students, and a growing PTA that we hope parents join and support.  At Coates, staff and students are referred to as "stars" because our mascot is a star. School colors are blue and yellow.

Last Updated: 2019-02-01

Enrollment Enrollment as of March 202324: 961
Grades K-6
FCPS Programs Last Updated: 2022-10-19
Special Features
  • Advanced Academics Programs - Local Level IV Services, grades 3-6
  • Advanced Math in grades 3-6
  • Coates Summer Bookmobile Program
  • Collaborative Learning Teams supported by reading/math specialists and instructional coach
  • George Mason University Professional Development School for Preservice Teachers
  • Mentorworks - student mentoring program
  • Bilingual Parent Liaison
  • Helping Hands - parent volunteer program
  • PTA After - school programs and classes
  • Response to Intervention
  • School-wide Spelling Bee
Last Updated: 2019-02-01
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Attendance Area This school is part of Region 5 and the Westfield High Pyramid. Enter your street address in the boundary locator to determine which schools your student should attend.