66 out of 10GreatSchools

Lane Elementary School

Alexandria, VA
  • Public
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  • Grades PK-6
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  • Enrollment: 790


Lane Elementary School
7137 Beulah Street
Alexandria, VA 22315
(703) 924-7700
Lane Elementary School is located in Alexandria, VA and serves grades PK-6.It received a GreatSchool rating of 6 out of 10
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Reviews65 Reviews

My son has attended this school for the last 3 years and is currently wrapping up 6th grade. I have nothing but positive feedback to share. Welcoming, inclusive, supportive and effective communication are the first things that come to mind. My son has a 504 care plan and both the counseling department & teachers have been considerate of all accommodations needed. They have gone above & beyond. We will miss the sense of community that Lane has fostered.
This school is great. We love this school.
Overall, I am not impressed with the staff. The teachers and the principal do not give you a warm welcoming feeling. I sometimes feel like they don't want me to be too involved, so I won't ask questions. Also, I've witnessed a few behaviors that made me raise an eyebrow, when it comes to how some parents are treated and talked to over others. This school also needs to work on its policy and attitude for when parents enter the school to pick-up children or drop off for activities. Sometimes, the office staff are rude or harsh when asking you why you are there and others they let walk by. If I had the option, I would consider another school. It would be nice if the front office could work on their interpersonal skills. However, there is no shortage of "activities" and events for the kids and family- sometimes I feel like it's too many things going on.
There seems to be a high turnover of teachers here. Lots of inexperienced and ineffective teachers; however, we did have some positive experiences. The principal does not place emphasis on the Gifted and Talented program as the teacher is only part-time and there has been a lot of turnover there, also. There is no designated workspace for the students as they are shifted around the building. We did have some positive experiences with some teachers, but the overall feeling at the school seems to be to cold and unwelcoming. Not the neighborhood school you might hope for when settling in the area. It appears emphasis is placed on special needs and low income students, which there are a lot of. We were happy to move out of the area and glad we did. The school/area are declining.
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