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

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4 Things About Keene Mill Elementary

Academics

Keene Mill is a center for Fairfax County Advanced Academic Placement. It offers full-time advanced placement focusing on four core content areas. The program is designed to meet the needs of advanced learners.

Over the last 15 years, enrollment in these AAP programs have more than triple which is caused a swell in both the number of schools turned into centers and the number of schools that offer Level IV programs.

Eligible students with Level IV academic placement whose base school doesn’t offer Level IV classes may attend Keene Mill.

Specials at Keene Mill in a number of options for students interested in exploring their musical side. Students in 5th and 6th grade can join the school and All-County choruses.

Keene Mill has a number of opportunities for students to give back and participate outside of their gen ed courses. Students can volunteer to be safety patrols, serve on the student council, and even a school broadcasting program, KM in the AM.

Enrollment

Keene Mill is on the large side compared to other area schools in Fairfax County with close to 800 students enrolled.

Students living in the 22152 zip code, specifically in Cardinal Square, Keene Mill Village,  Keene Mill Manor, Shannon Station, and Westview Hills could possibly attend Keene Mill Elementary. Keene Mill is in the West Springfield Pyramid that means if your child goes to Keene Mill Elementary they’ll go to Irving Middle School then West Springfield 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

If you’re relocating from another part of the country you may be unfamiliar with the Fairfax County school calendar. School starts during the last week of August and ends in either the second or third week of June.

One important thing to consider is the school’s hours of operation. 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.

Keene Mill’s hours are Monday through Friday are 9:15 to 4:00.

Keene Mill 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.

Keene Mill PTA supports the school through various fundraisers and events during the school year. The Keene Mill PTA offers a number of before and after school fee-based programs. Whether you are looking for sports, drama, arts and crafts, technology, science or hobbies, there’s something for everyone. They also host a number of social events including the school spelling bee. Check out their website for a list of upcoming events and meetings.

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.


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Keene Mill 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 Keene Mill Elementary School as 9/10.
SchoolDigger.com* rating came in at 25th of 1,097 schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Students attending Keene Mill Elementary School will move through the Fairfax County Pyramid system to Irving Middle School, Lake Braddock Secondary School (Middle) which feeds into Lake Braddock Secondary School (High), West Springfield High School. 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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Hayfield Middle School Location

Keene Mill Elementary School is located at:
6310 Bardu Ave
Springfield, Virginia 22152.

The school’s main phone number is:

703-644-4700.

School Website:

The school’s public grades span Kindergarten – 6th with 756 students and 18.4 Student/Teacher Ratio.

Gender enrollment for the 2015 – 2016 school year for Keene Mill Elementary School was 350 Males and 406 Females.

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