Award Year: 2015

Patrick Henry Elementary School

701 South Highland Street
Arlington, VA, 22204-2449

(703) 228-5820

Ms. Andrea P. Frye, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Arlington County Public Schools

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PHES strives to continuously improve student achievement by providing differentiated instruction to meet the needs of the whole child and maintaining high expectations for all.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 11%
  • White: 38%
  • Hispanic: 35%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 11%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • ELL: 29%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Patrick Henry Elementary School 2015

Patrick Henry Elementary School 2015

Patrick Henry Elementary is a diverse Title I neighborhood school serving students in preschool through fifth grade. Henry seeks to continuously improve student achievement while supporting the development of the whole child. Patrick Henry staff members support the growth of each individual child by establishing personal relationships with students and working as a collective team toward success. Henry is home to the countywide Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Communications Programs. Students learn the importance of giving back to the community through Henry’s exemplary project, Creating Community Connections, which integrates service learning into the curriculum through an engaging and interactive learning approach. Henry’s parents are an integral part of the educational process and the staff is committed to working in partnership with them to provide the best possible education to each child. Henry’s students and staff are guided by the school motto “Do your personal best today and all life long.” The Henry community sets high behavioral and academic expectations for all students and provides each student with the support they need to reach his/her fullest potential. In 2013-2014, Patrick Henry Elementary School was honored as a Virginia Board of Education Distinguished Title I School. In 2014-2015, Patrick Henry received the Virginia Board of Education Highly Distinguished Title I School Award in addition to the National Distinguished Title I School Award. Henry continues to excel academically as a result of the collaborative nature of the school community, continuous emphasis on eliminating achievement gaps, and focus on the whole child. Go Bulldogs!