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Weyanoke Elementary School

Alexandria, VA
  • Public
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  • Grades PK-5
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  • Enrollment: 515


Weyanoke Elementary School
6520 Braddock Road
Alexandria, VA 22312
(703) 813-5400
Weyanoke Elementary School is located in Alexandria, VA and serves grades PK-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 2 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Native American
Two or more races

Reviews10 Reviews

Our experience was very poor. I wish I had not trusted these people with my child.
We love this school. Ms. Usher is very involved and the teachers are great and prompt in their communication. Our daughter loves it. The class sizes are relatively small allowing kids to get more personalized attention. Moreover, thanks to Thomas Jefferson's bright students and the proximity of the high school, the PTA organizes lots of great free after school programs such as chess, robotics, science fair that are often ran by the Thomas Jefferson's students. Our daughter took chess and loved it. She also met other children from the school and formed friendships thanks to the after school programs.
Weyanoke has been a very good school for several years. Its principal, Felicia Usher, is determined to make it a great school. She has brought energy, innovation, and a fresh approach to maximizing what resources the school has to give students the best educational experience possible. Recently, Weyanoke has introduced the Positivity Project, dedicated to helping children build stronger relationships by recognizing the character strengths in themselves and others. The goal is to create citizens and leaders who will enhance our communities and country by internalizing the belief that “Other People Matter.” Weyanoke's motto is "Character Counts." The Positivity Project takes this to a deeper level, in which the concept of character will become rooted into students' entire way of being.Ms. Usher makes herself accessible to parents who wish to meet with her and discuss any concerns they have. She is also very approachable, as families are comfortable walking up to her and having a conversation. Ms. Usher has also been a true partner of the PTA, not only in attendance at events, but actively participating, whether it's calling rounds of bingo or painting faces during Family Fun Night. She is heavily vested in the students, the school and the community as a whole.Another exciting program at Weyanoke is Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students), a National program where positive male role models volunteer in the school for an entire day. Scott Ralston, the Assistant Principal, has been a major proponent of this program's success. Students are excited to see WatchDOGS in their class, and teachers are eager to have the extra help. This program will have a lasting positive impact for years to come.Weyanoke’s PTA has been a driving force behind the strong engagement between the families and the school, which has been recognized on the district and state level. A Weyanoke parent won the Virginia PTA Volunteer of the year for 2014-2015, and two Weyanoke teachers were awarded educators of the year for 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 by the Northern Virginia District PTA. If you are fortunate enough to have an opportunity to send your children to Weyanoke, it will be one of the very best foundations you can provide for their learning.
We love Weyanoke. The teachers and staff all work together in the beat interest of the kids and are extremely supportive. My kids love it here. I can’t imagine my kids being anywhere else.
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