Woodlawn Elementary School
8505 Highland Ln, Alexandria, VA 22309
Division Profile
Equity Profile
   School Profile Selection
VDOE School Quality Profile
   Registration Information
Schools and Centers Directory
 Test Results  
 Safe and Secure  
 Virginia Wellness  
    U.S. Patent No. 6,915,286 
Publication Schedule              Printer-Friendly Version             
Laura Elliott
[email protected]

School Summary

Woodlawn Elementary School traces its history back to about 1846 when school met in a large room in the Woodlawn mansion. Over the years, Woodlawn's boundaries have changed and its population has become highly diverse, but its sense of community has remained the same.

The Woodlawn faculty and staff members form a professional learning community (PLC) committed to empowering individuals to become responsible citizens in a changing world. Teachers believe that all children have the potential to succeed academically and that the development of a positive self-concept is critical to their success. Staff members work together to meet the unique needs of every student.

Woodlawn's academic program emphasizes achievement of the Virginia Standards of Learning and the Fairfax County Program of Studies objectives within an inclusive setting. Teachers incorporate creative problem solving and decision-making skills, oral and written communication skills, and technology into the English, mathematics, science, and social studies curriculum areas.

The Woodlawn staff encourages the support and involvement of families and community partners. All work together to create a safe and caring environment that fosters mutual respect and responsibility. A strong Parent Teacher Association (PTA) provides exciting experiences for students through fieldtrips, assemblies, family events, and volunteerism. Parent coffees and evening workshops give opportunities for communicating and sharing information. Please become involved!

Last Updated: 2019-02-01

Enrollment Enrollment as of May 202324: 470
Grades Preschool, K-6
FCPS Programs Last Updated: 2022-10-19
Special Features
  • After-school intervention and enrichment programs
  • Community partnerships with Fairfax County Department of Family Services-Neighborhood Networks and the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, Inc.
  • Daily student-produced TV news show (WWES)
  • Family curriculum nights
  • Partners in Print family literacy program
  • Peer Mediation
  • Positive Behavior Approach (PBA)
  • Reading Recovery
  • Responsive Classroom
  • Science Technology Engineering and Math Program (STEM)
  • Student Council Association (SCA)
Last Updated: 2019-02-01
Business Partnership
Attendance Area

This school is part of Region 3 and the Mount Vernon High Pyramid. Enter your street address in the boundary locator to determine which schools your student should attend.