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

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4Things About Newington Forest Elementary

Programs

Newington Forest 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.

Northern Virginia is a culturally diverse population and Laurel Hill offers an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program. 

In addition to classroom instruction, students welcome opportunities to participate in activities such as the band, chorus, strings, safety patrols, the Student Council Association, and the school morning news show.

Newington Forest also has a Math Boot Camp and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) lab.

Enrollment

There are on average fewer than 600 students enrolled at Newington Forest Elementary each school year.

Newington Forest Elementary is located in Springfield. Students living in the 22153 and 22079 zip codes could possibly attend Newington Forest. Newington Forest is part of the South County Pyramid which means students move on to South County Middle and High Schools.

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. Newington Forest is open Monday through Friday are 8:50 to 3:35 for grades K – 6. 

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.

Newington Forest 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 Newington Forest Elementary PTA supports the school through various fundraisers and events throughout the school year, like basket bingo and a science fair. Check out the Newington Forest PTA 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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Newington Forest 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 Newington Forest Elementary School as 4/10.
SchoolDigger.com* rating came in at 508th of 1,097 schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


Students attending Newington Forest Elementary School will move through the Fairfax County Pyramid system to South County Middle School which feeds into South County 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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Newington Forest Elementary School Location

Newington Forest Elementary School is located at:
8001 Newington Forest Ave
Springfield, Virginia 22153.

The school’s main phone number is:

703-923-2600.

School Website:

The school’s public grades span Kindergarten – 6th with 588 students and 16.8 Student/Teacher Ratio.

Gender enrollment for the 2015 – 2016 school year for Newington Forest Elementary School was 302 Males and 286 Females.

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