Deer Park Elementary School
With a general population of approximately 800 students, there are 129 students with special assistance, 106 in the Gifted and Talented program, and 30 in the ESL program. The school is located in a suburban area of Northern Virginia. There are 48 teachers, 2 counselors, 11 instructional assistants, 2 principals, 5.5 office staff members and 6 custodians.
Student Racial/Ethnic Composition
Limited english Proficient Students: < 3%
For more information on district statistics, see http://www.fcps.k12.va.us/about/stuach.htm
Deer Park ES is a located in Fairfax County, Virginia. The district is one of the top ten school districts in the country. It is a large suburban district in Northern Virginia with a large population of ESL students in areas that are closer to the District of Columbia. Deer Park ES is located in a middle class area along the High Tech corridor of the county. Many parents are college educated with professions in the government or tech areas.
Deer Park Elementary School is proud to have opened its doors to students for the first time on September 8, 1994. The school is the people: staff members, parents, and students have worked cooperatively to support the school's academic mission and to establish traditions and programs.
Instructional staff members come from 28 different county schools and two graduate programs. One strength coming from this diversity is the wealth of ideas that enrich instruction, including theme days, Illumination Celebration, Colonial Days, and Winter Gifts choral program. In addition, curriculum committees sponsor schoolwide events such as Family Math Night.
Community members have helped to establish a school climate in which working together is valued. Our PTA has fostered family involvement by sponsoring open house and family dance socials, skating parties, a Reflections arts program, and Computer Night. Parent volunteers are also welcomed in the classroom, media center, and instructional materials production center. We have also received support from scouting groups, through troop volunteer time and Eagle Scout projects, and from SGA leaders from the high school.
Students are creating school traditions, too. A chorus of more than 150 students practices weekly for two major performances. The safety patrol force of 80 helps all students arrive safely each day. The SCA, representing students in grades three through six, has conducted the vote for school colors and a mascot, sponsored the Big Help Day, and collected canned food.
From anchors to camera crew, students produce a daily TV news broadcast, "DPES." Deer Park holds the promise of the future children who are well educated in the core subjects, who have technology as their tool, and who value old-fashioned teamwork. Our after school computer club is comprised of ThinkQuest, Jr. web teams. Our scores on the VA Technology Standards of Learning (SOL) ranges from 96-97% passing rate each year.