Are you looking for a new home near Island Creek 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 Island Creek 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 Island Creek Elementary is the right fit your you and your family.

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4 Things About Island Creek Elementary


Island Creek 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.

The school has a bring your own device policy that encourages students to bring in their computers and tablets to use in class.

Like most school’s in Fairfax County, Island Creek has an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Island Creek has one teacher on staff that focus on helping those students achieve academic success.


There are on average about 815 students enrolled at Island Creek Elementary each school year, with a student-teacher ratio of 14.23 to 1. Gender enrollment for the 2015 – 2016 school year for Island Creek Elementary was 385 Males and 419 Females.

Students living in Island Creek, Landsdowne, Amberleigh, Raceway Farms, and Newington Forest will probably attend Elementary. Island Creek is in the Hayfield Pyramid. That means if your child goes to Island Creek they’ll go to Hayfield Secondary for middle and 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

One important thing to consider is the school’s hours of operation. Island Creek’s hours are Monday through Friday are 8:35 to 3:20. 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.

Island Creek 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.

Island Creek PTA’s made up of parents, teachers, and staff. The Island Creek PTA  host numerous fundraisers throughout the year to support the school. They have everything from restaurant night at area restaurants to armchair fundraisers where families can make a small one-time donation. Being such a transient area the PTA is a great place to get involved and meet other families in the area. In addition to fundraisers, they also host social events like bingo night and family volunteer events.

In addition to the PTA, parents can volunteer to be a room parent, help out in the office, library and lunchroom. There are lots of opportunities to support your child and the school. Your level of involvement can be as much or as little as you like.

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Island Creek Elementary 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 providing ratings based on test scores, and ranks schools by comparing them to other schools throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.* rated Island Creek Elementary as 6/10.* rating came in at 287th of 1,097 schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Students attending Island Creek Elementary will move through the Fairfax County Pyramid system to Hayfield Secondary School (Middle) which feeds into Hayfield 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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Island Creek Elementary School Location

Island Creek Elementary is located at:

7855 Morning View Lane
Alexandria, Virginia 22315.

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IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: Fairfax County Public School boundaries provided are compiled from various sources and change frequently without notice. The approximations provided on are for informational purposes only and you are not advised to use in determining the legal eligibility of an individual or resident to attend a particular school. Use our website as your guide while searching for the right home and school. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school, or county directly. Visit Fairfax County Boundary Locator to look up the schools serving a specific address. Always confirm with the district the accuracy of the data prior to moving forward with a sale or purchase of any home.

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