Are you looking for a new home near Cherry Run Elementary School? Finding a new home can be stressful, now, add researching schools to the equation and it can be overwhelming.

What are the most commons things parents want to know when looking for a home in near Cherry Run Elementary School? Well, I did a little research.

When looking for an elementary school parents usually want to know about the size of the school, the student to teacher ratio, the school’s ratings, and available options for before and after care. Below I’ve listed 4 things that will help you determine if Cherry Run Elementary is the right fit your you and your family.

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4 Things About Cherry Run Elementary

Academics

Cherry Run has an Advanced Academic Program for students in grades K-6. The school works with teachers to identify students that may benefit from the program, however, you can also request a screening of your child by contact the school directly. If your child is selected for the AAP program they’ll be pulled from class with other students throughout the week for those subjects.

Cherry Run is one of the few elementary schools in Fairfax County that offers foreign language through FLES (Foreign Language in Elementary Schools. At Cherry Run, Spanish is taught through the Language Through Content (LTC) course. That means Spanish is taught using one of two models incorporating Spanish into the science and STEAM content.

General music is taken by all students beginning in kindergarten. In 3rd-grade classroom percussion and recorders are introduced. Beginning in 4th-grade students can elect to join the strings program in addition to general music. In 5th and 6th-grade students can choose to join the school band as well.

Enrollment

There are about 450 students enrolled at Cherry Run Elementary each school year.

Many students living in Burke including those in Britford, Cherry Run, Longwood Knolls, and Orange Hunt West may attend Cherry Run. Cherry Run is in the Lake Braddock Pyramid that means if your child goes to Cherry Run they’ll go to Lake Braddock Middle School then Lake Braddock High School.

We always recommend you check out the Fairfax County Boundary Locator to confirm the schools serving a specific address before making any decision to buy or rent a home. 

School Hours

Cherry Run also has two part-time preschool programs. You can register your little one for either the morning or afternoon session.

One important thing to consider is the school’s hours of operation. Cherry Run’s hours are Monday through Friday are 9:20 to 4:05.

If you need to be at work by 8:30 that could present some challenges for you, especially if you’re commuting to the District or the Pentagon.

Cherry Run offers SACC which is a before and after-school program has with the Office for Children of Fairfax County. However, I have to warn you that SACC often times has a waiting list that’s months long. Check out the SACC website to see if there are spots currently available.

If you are unable to get your child signed up for SACC there are a number of private before and after care programs in the area that will drop off and pick up your child.

Parent Involvement

Parent involvement has been linked to student achievement. When looking for a school for your kids you’re also looking for a school that’s a good fit for you as well.

The Cherry Run PTA supports a number of efforts to enrich the lives of the students, teachers, and families at the school. The PTA in partnership with Cherry Run Elementary School sponsors a number of popular activities each year including social events and fundraisers.

Each school year the PTA offers a number of fee-based enrichment programs. They range from science focused to athletics, and the arts.

There are lots of opportunities to support your child and the school by volunteering in the lunchroom, office, and classrooms. Your level of involvement can be as much or as little as you like. You can sign up to volunteer on the school website which is linked below.


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Cherry Run Elementary School Ratings


Fairfax County Elementary Schools have numerous rating systems to measure the performance of schools in Northern Virginia. Two of the most popular methods are GreatSchools.org providing ratings based on test scores, and SchoolDigger.com ranks schools by comparing them to other schools throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.


GreatSchools.org* rated Cherry Run Elementary School as 5/10.
SchoolDigger.com* rating came in at 381st of 1,097 schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Students attending Cherry Run Elementary School will move through the Fairfax County Pyramid system to Lake Braddock Secondary School (Middle) which feeds into Lake Braddock Secondary School (High). It is recommended that future home buyers use Fairfax County Boundary Locator to confirm the schools serving a specific address before making any decisions.

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Cherry Run Elementary School Location

Cherry Run Elementary School is located at:
9732 Ironmaster Dr
Burke, Virginia 22015.

The school’s main phone number is:

703-923-2800.

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The school’s public grades span Kindergarten – 6th with 486 students and 13.1 Student/Teacher Ratio.

Gender enrollment for the 2015 – 2016 school year for Cherry Run Elementary School was 254 Males and 232 Females.

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