APS News Release

School Board Reviews 2016-17 Priorities

At last night’s meeting, School Board members discussed their priorities for the 2016-17 school year. The School Board establishes annual priorities to assist in keeping the Board’s work focused, effective and aligned with its Strategic Plan goals.

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APS Labor Day and 2016-17 School Year Schedule and Information

First Day of School Tue, Sept. 6  As the summer break comes to an end, APS wants to remind families of some important dates.  Labor Day Schedule:Arlington Public Schools and administrative offices will be closed on Mon, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day. Start of the 2016-17 School Year:The first day of school is […]

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School Board Receives Academic Performance Update

At Thursday night’s School Board meeting, staff presented an update on academic performance at APS. Dr. Tara Nattrass, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, provided a summary of the recent data on student performance on the 2016 Standards of Learning (SOL) test results in reading, math, science and social studies.

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APS Update about Water Testing in Schools

Recent press coverage about lead in drinking water at schools and cities around the nation has elevated public concern over this issue. Arlington County’s water system is regularly monitored and meets all state and federal drinking water standards.

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