public elementary schools in Alexandria

Public Elementary Schools in Alexandria

October 21, 2022 | Inside Alexandria | By: The Goodhart Group

Looking for public elementary schools in Alexandria? We’ve got you covered. Alexandria offers a wide range of options for K-5 children.


Naomi L. Brooks Elementary School (Grades K-5)
600 Russell Road
Naomi L. Brooks Elementary School offers a dedicated science exploration lab as well as a Talented and Gifted program for grades K-5 with a pull-out program for grades 4-5.
Enrollment: 340


Charles Barrett Elementary School (Grades PreK-5)
1115 Martha Custis Drive
Located on the north end of Alexandria, Charles Barrett Elementary School was built in 1949. It is among the smallest of Alexandria’s school buildings,. A 1997 library/media center addition and renovation added space and a new fiber optic network.
Enrollment: 539

Douglas MacArthur Elementary School (Grades K-5)
1101 Janneys Lane
Douglas MacArthur Elementary School was built in 1943 by the federal government to accommodate the children of the Naval Torpedo Plant workers living in Chinquapin Village. Several major renovations to the building have taken place since that time, most recently in 2008. Douglas MacArthur is a Responsive Classroom School.
Enrollment: 579

George Mason Elementary School (Grades K-5)
2601 Cameron Mills Road

George Mason Elementary School in central Alexandria was built in 1939. It has had several major renovations since that time. In 2014 the school had an expansion which added an enlarged cafeteria, two courtyards, and four new classrooms. George Mason offers a Talented and Gifted program and an award-winning band program.

Enrollment: 409


Patrick Henry Elementary School (Grades K-8)
4643 Taney Avenue
Patrick Henry Elementary School is located in the west end of the city of Alexandria on 15 acres of former woodlands. In 2019, the school transitions from a K-5 to K-8 school and opened a new facility, which adjoins a recreation center.
Enrollment: 925

James K. Polk Elementary School (Grades K-5)
5000 Polk Avenue
James K. Polk Elementary School was built in 1965. It is located on the west side Alexandria on a 13-acre campus. It underwent a recent “green” renovation and is also one of the most state-of-the-art schools in the city. For example, its boiler room has been transformed into a “Greenovation” Learning Lab where students can see how the geothermal and solar hot water systems reduce energy consumption.
Enrollment: 730

Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School (Grades K-5)
435 Ferdinand Day Drive, Alexandria, VA 22304
With its opening in September 2000, Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School was the city’s first new school in 30 years. The 80,000-square-foot school in the Cameron Station development offers dedicated teacher planning areas, extended learning areas for special student projects as well as a covered play area that allows children to have recess even in inclement weather. Tucker operates on a modified calendar, with a shortened summer and the opportunity for students to participate in optional fall and spring sessions.
Enrollment: 746


Cora Kelly School for Math, Science and Technology (Grades PreK-5)
3600 Commonwealth Avenue
Cora Kelly School is dedicated to educating its students through science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). It also offers The Habitat, an outdoor classroom, located in the school courtyard and is certified by the National Wildlife Federation.
Enrollment: 312

Mount Vernon Community School (Grades K-5)
2601 Commonwealth Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22305
Mount Vernon Community School offers extended learning and language acquisition in both English and Spanish.
Enrollment: 853


John Adams Elementary School (Grades PreK-5)
5651 Rayburn Avenue
Built in 1967 as a middle school, John Adams became an elementary school in 1980. The school is known for its many special academic programs and technology in the classroom.
Enrollment: 666


Jefferson-Houston School (Grades PreK-8)
1501 Cameron Street
Jefferson-Houston School was Alexandria’s first pre K-to-8th grade school. It is located on the west side of Old Town, near the King Street Metro. This state-of-the-art, LEED certified facility opened in September 2014. It is an International Baccalaureate (IB) school for both the primary and middle school years. IB schools focus on developing the whole child so that they gain the intellectual, personal, emotional, and social skills needed to live, learn, and work in a rapidly globalizing world.
Enrollment: 651

Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy (Grades K-5)
530 S. St. Asaph Street
Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy is located on the sound end of Old Town Alexandria. It is certified as a Core Knowledge School, one of only eight with “distinction.” The school has won the Governor’s Award for Best Practices in Nutrition and Physical Fitness seven times and has also won awards for being a “School of Character” at both the state and national levels.
Enrollment: 445


William Ramsay Elementary School (Grades PreK-5)
5700 Sanger Avenue
William Ramsay Elementary School was built in 1957 and has enjoyed several additions and renovations. Its facility also serves Alexandria with a newly built modern community recreation center.
Enrollment: 591

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