About Us

Learn about Lutie Lewis Coates Elementary School!


To empower our children to become successful adults who make a difference.


To nurture and expect all students to be strong individuals (who demonstrate high academic achievement, grit, and personal responsibility), collaborative teammates (who demonstrate effective communication skills and empathy), and bold thinkers (who engage in thoughtful risk-taking).


  • All students can achieve.
  • The best teachers have high expectations, strong skills, and the ability to apply their skills so that goals for students are realized.
  • Students must be exposed to challenging activities and situations in order to grow
  • Skills and virtues that transcend the curriculum, like collaboration, critical thinking, grit, and empathy, must be taught explicitly and reinforced consistently.

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Student Rights and Responsibilities

Coates ES is a part of Region 5

Fairfax County Public Schools