Discovery Elementary

Loudoun County Public Schools

Comprehensive Needs Assessment - Executive Summary

44020 Grace Bridge Drive, Ashburn, VA 20147

571-252-2370

https://www.lcps.org/des

Christopher Painter

LCPS School Profile

Virginia School Quality Profile

School Improvement Plan

Stakeholder Input

  • Teachers
  • Building Administrators
  • Central Office Administrators
  • Parents / Guardians
  • Community Members
  • Business Partners
  • Others (specify):

Instructional Overview

Provide descriptive information related to the curriculum, instructional programs, and/or existing interventions to support the academic, behavioral, and/or social emotional needs for all students.

Discovery is in its 7th year and we currently have approximately 780 students in grades PK - 5th.  We believe in responsive instruction and provide Tier 2 and 3 intervention to students in both reading and math.  Currently, we are in year 4 of our Personalized Learning journey and this is our 2nd year applying this philosophy to our entire school population.  This journey has allowed us to focus our instructional practices to individual students.  

Extended Learning Opportunities

Provide information to describe extended learning opportunities for students, staff, families and community.

Discovery has an active PTO that provides multiple extended social events for our community, as well as our school hosts a Multi-Cultural Night, Valentines Night, Trick or Treating and Popsicles in the Park, along with other multiple events for our community.  These events help establish a sense of community and school spirit for our students.  As well as a Discovery hosts after school programs for chorus, percussion, environmental club, running club, SOL remediation, Odyssey of the Mind, Math and Science Olympiad, and other enrichment opportunities. .

Areas of Strength

Summary statements for domains providing evidence of analysis of trend data over a 3-year period and data triangulation to confirm areas of strength. Provide a clear connection between outcomes and contributing factors.

Discovery Elementary is considered a fully accredited elementary school.  There are many areas of strength that we are proud to highlight.  As a school we have a 88% for Reading and 90% for Mathematics on the Standards of Learning assessment.  Our English Language Learners had a 100% pass rate for English. Discovery also has a 90.75% attendance rate and 100% of surveyed students in grades 3-5 know that their teachers care about them and are examples on how to behave appropriately.  This also indicates that our PBIS Tier interventions are strong and successful for many students in the building.  Finally, another factor for our school’s success is our technology innovation, over 90% of students and staff feel that technology has a positive impact on student learning.

Areas for Growth

Summary statements for domains providing evidence of analysis of trend data over a 3-year period and data triangulation to confirm areas of concern. Provide a clear connection between outcomes and contributing factors.

Discovery Elementary has several areas that could be viewed as opportunities for continued growth for our school community and students. Discovery’s  Special education students had a passing rate of 69% on the 2018-2019 Standards of Learning Assessment and Tier 1 special education students in grades 3-5 had the lowest conditional growth percentile on the Reading Measures of Academic Performance (MAP) Assessment. .