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Altavista Elementary

General school information

Category: Elementary (PK-05) School
Phone: 434-369-5665
Address: 1003 Lynch Mill Rd Altavista, VA 24517-1028
Principal: Wendy Thomas
Superintendent: Dr. Robert Johnson
School Number: 560
Region: 5
Division: Campbell County Public Schools
Division Number: 16
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Accreditation

Assessments

Assessments

Enrollment

Enrollment

Finance

School Finance

Learning Climate

Learning Climate

Teacher Quality

Teacher Quality

ESSA

Every Student Succeeds Act

School Readiness

School Readiness

ACCREDITATION

2019 Accreditation Status: Accredited
Accreditation Status Last Year: Accredited

School Quality Indicators

Academic Achievement

English Level One
Mathematics Level One
Science Level One

Achievement Gaps

EnglishLevel One
MathematicsLevel One

Student engagement & Outcomes

Chronic Absenteeism Level One
  • Accredited: All indicators at Level One or Level Two or Waiver
  • Accredited With Conditions: One or more indicators at Level Three
  • Accreditation Denied: Under State Sanction

Achievement Gaps: English and Mathematics

Reporting on the achievement and progress of student groups allows schools to identify learners in need of additional support and resources.

Student Group Achievement Gap - English Achievement Gap - Math
Asian Level One Level One
Black Level One Level One
Economically Disadvantaged Level One Level One
English Learners Level One Level One
Hispanic Level One Level One
Students with Disabilities Level Two Level One
White Level One Level One

18.28% of the students in this school were chronically absent.

Assessments

Student Achievement by Proficiency Level

Reading Performance: All Students

This chart displays the percentage of students passing state reading tests. Virginia students are assessed annually in reading in grades 3-8 and once in high school with an end-of-course (EOC) reading test. Use the drop down menu above the chart to view results for a specific test. Use the menu below the chart to select results for a specific group of students. Practice test items representative of the content and skills included in current Standards of Learning assessments are available on the Virginia Department of Education website to assist in understanding the format of the tests and questions.
overall Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 17 55 72 28 13 53 66 34 16 59 75 25
Female 16 62 78 22 11 60 71 29 15 68 83 17
Male 18 49 67 33 15 47 62 38 17 51 68 32
American Indian < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Asian < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Black 9 38 46 54 5 34 39 61 8 49 58 42
Hispanic < < 100 0 7 50 57 43 15 69 85 15
Native Hawaiian < < < < < < < <
White 20 61 81 19 18 60 78 22 19 62 81 19
Two or more races 5 75 80 20 5 74 79 21 17 72 89 11
Students with Disabilities 17 26 43 57 11 28 39 61 18 36 55 45
Students without Disabilities 17 58 75 25 14 57 70 30 16 63 78 22
Economically Disadvantaged 12 47 60 40 9 47 55 45 12 55 67 33
Not Economically Disadvantaged 23 66 89 11 21 64 85 15 23 66 89 11
English Learners < < 100 0 < < < < < < 100 0
Homeless < < < < < < < < < < < <
Foster Care < < 100 0
Grade 3 English Reading Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 15 55 69 31 9 53 62 38 20 58 78 22
Female 12 68 80 20 10 57 67 33 20 64 84 16
Male 17 43 60 40 8 49 57 43 21 51 72 28
American Indian < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Asian < < 100 0
Black 4 42 46 54 - 15 15 85 16 52 68 32
Hispanic < < 100 0 < < < < < < < <
White 17 59 76 24 13 60 74 26 19 64 83 17
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < 100 0
Students with Disabilities < < < < 6 41 47 53 < < < <
Students without Disabilities 16 57 73 27 10 56 66 34 18 61 78 22
Economically Disadvantaged 13 41 54 46 4 48 52 48 21 48 69 31
Not Economically Disadvantaged 19 78 97 3 16 61 77 23 20 71 91 9
Grade 4 English Reading Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 18 51 68 32 15 49 63 37 14 66 80 20
Female 16 55 71 29 14 55 68 32 11 76 86 14
Male 20 46 65 35 15 44 59 41 18 56 74 26
American Indian < < 100 0
Black 7 37 43 57 3 41 45 55 - 43 43 57
Hispanic < < 100 0 < < < < < < < <
Native Hawaiian < < < <
White 23 58 81 19 21 48 69 31 22 71 92 8
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < 9 9 18 82 10 50 60 40
Students without Disabilities 16 53 70 30 15 53 68 32 15 68 83 17
Economically Disadvantaged 13 38 51 49 10 47 57 43 6 66 72 28
Not Economically Disadvantaged 24 67 90 10 23 51 74 26 28 66 93 7
English Learners < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Homeless < < < < < < 100 0
Grade 5 English Reading Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 18 62 81 19 15 58 73 27 13 55 68 32
Female 20 63 83 18 10 67 76 24 12 66 78 22
Male 16 62 78 22 21 49 70 30 14 47 61 39
Black 20 33 53 47 9 34 44 56 4 50 54 46
Hispanic < < 100 0 < < < < < < 100 0
White 20 67 86 14 20 71 91 9 18 52 70 30
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < < 7 29 36 64
Students without Disabilities 19 65 84 16 14 61 76 24 14 60 74 26
Economically Disadvantaged 11 70 81 19 10 46 56 44 9 53 62 38
Not Economically Disadvantaged 25 55 80 20 23 77 100 0 22 59 81 19
Homeless < < 100 0 < < 100 0 < < < <
Foster Care < < 100 0
Grade 6 English Reading Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
Grade 7 English Reading Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
Grade 8 English Reading Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
EOC English Reading Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

Writing Performance: All Students

This chart displays the percentage of students passing state writing tests. Virginia students are assessed in writing in grade 8 and once in most high schools with a state end-of-course (EOC) writing test. If a high school administers a locally developed writing assessment, results are not included in this chart as scores on locally developed writing assessments are not reported to the Virginia Department of Education. Use the drop down menu above the chart to view results for a specific test. Use the menu below the chart to select results for a specific group of students. Practice test items representative of the content and skills included in current Standards of Learning assessments are available on the Virginia Department of Education website to assist in understanding the format of the tests and questions.
overall Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
Grade 8 Writing Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
EOC Writing Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

Math Performance: All Students

This chart displays the percentage of students passing state mathematics tests. Virginia students are assessed annually in mathematics in grades 3-8 and at the end of secondary courses (Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II) as needed to meet graduation requirements. Use the drop down menu above the chart to view results for a specific test. Use the menu below the chart to select results for a specific group of students. Practice test items representative of the content and skills included in current Standards of Learning assessments are available on the Virginia Department of Education website to assist in understanding the format of the tests and questions.
overall Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 24 60 84 16 19 57 75 25 16 68 84 16
Female 24 64 89 11 19 61 80 20 19 68 87 13
Male 23 56 79 21 18 53 71 29 14 67 81 19
American Indian < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Asian < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Black 6 63 69 31 6 44 50 50 5 60 66 34
Hispanic < < 100 0 21 43 64 36 8 77 85 15
Native Hawaiian < < < < < < < <
White 32 57 90 10 26 62 88 12 23 70 93 7
Two or more races 20 65 85 15 5 65 70 30 11 78 89 11
Students with Disabilities 22 35 57 43 14 36 50 50 18 48 67 33
Students without Disabilities 24 63 87 13 19 60 79 21 16 71 87 13
Economically Disadvantaged 14 64 78 22 11 55 66 34 11 65 76 24
Not Economically Disadvantaged 36 55 91 9 31 59 90 10 25 72 97 3
English Learners < < 100 0 < < < < < < 100 0
Homeless < < < < < < < < < < 100 0
Foster Care < < < <
Grade 3 Mathematics Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 13 71 84 16 15 53 68 32 20 61 82 18
Female 12 76 88 12 17 55 71 29 23 64 86 14
Male 15 66 81 19 14 51 65 35 18 59 77 23
American Indian < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Asian < < 100 0
Black - 71 71 29 - 15 15 85 13 55 68 32
Hispanic < < 100 0 < < < < < < < <
White 20 67 87 13 23 62 85 15 24 67 90 10
Two or more races < < 100 0 < < < < < < 100 0
Students with Disabilities < < < < 6 47 53 47 < < < <
Students without Disabilities 14 73 88 12 18 55 73 27 18 65 82 18
Economically Disadvantaged 9 70 79 21 4 58 63 38 23 48 71 29
Not Economically Disadvantaged 22 72 94 6 32 45 77 23 17 80 97 3
Grade 4 Mathematics Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 28 54 81 19 17 63 80 20 21 70 91 9
Female 28 60 88 12 16 70 86 14 24 65 89 11
Male 28 47 74 26 17 58 75 25 18 74 92 8
American Indian < < 100 0
Black 6 58 65 35 - 67 67 33 - 71 71 29
Hispanic < < 100 0 < < < < < < 100 0
Native Hawaiian < < < <
White 42 49 91 9 24 62 86 14 31 67 98 2
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < 9 18 27 73 10 70 80 20
Students without Disabilities 26 56 82 18 17 68 86 14 23 70 92 8
Economically Disadvantaged 17 56 72 28 12 60 72 28 6 81 87 13
Not Economically Disadvantaged 42 51 93 7 26 69 94 6 45 52 97 3
English Learners < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Homeless < < < < < < 100 0
Grade 5 Mathematics Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 30 57 87 13 23 53 77 23 9 71 81 19
Female 33 58 90 10 24 57 80 20 10 76 85 15
Male 28 56 83 17 23 49 72 28 9 68 77 23
Black 13 60 73 27 13 38 50 50 - 61 61 39
Hispanic < < 100 0 < < < < < < < <
White 34 56 90 10 30 63 93 7 14 75 89 11
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < < 7 43 50 50
Students without Disabilities 32 59 91 9 22 54 77 23 10 76 86 14
Economically Disadvantaged 19 68 86 14 15 47 63 37 6 67 73 27
Not Economically Disadvantaged 41 46 87 13 36 62 97 3 16 81 97 3
Homeless < < 100 0 < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Foster Care < < < <
Grade 6 Mathematics Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
Grade 7 Mathematics Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
Grade 8 Mathematics Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
Algebra I Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
Geometry Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
Algebra II Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

Science Performance: All Students

This chart displays the percentage of students passing state science tests. Virginia students are assessed in science in grades 5 and 8 and at the end of secondary courses (Earth Science, Biology and Chemistry) as needed to meet graduation requirements. Use the drop down menu above the chart to view results for a specific test. Use the menu below the chart to select results for a specific group of students. Practice test items representative of the content and skills included in current Standards of Learning assessments are available on the Virginia Department of Education website to assist in understanding the format of the tests and questions.
overall Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 26 62 87 13 15 57 72 28 18 60 79 21
Female 24 66 90 10 18 55 73 27 17 61 78 22
Male 27 57 84 16 13 60 72 28 19 60 79 21
Black 13 60 73 27 3 41 44 56 4 57 61 39
Hispanic < < 100 0 < < < < < < 100 0
White 35 56 90 10 23 66 89 11 23 59 82 18
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < 100 0
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < < 7 36 43 57
Students without Disabilities 27 61 89 11 14 60 74 26 20 64 85 15
Economically Disadvantaged 13 71 84 16 8 49 58 42 12 59 71 29
Not Economically Disadvantaged 38 53 90 10 26 69 95 5 31 63 94 6
Homeless < < 100 0 < < 100 0 < < < <
Foster Care < < < <
Grade 5 Science Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 26 62 87 13 15 57 72 28 18 60 79 21
Female 24 66 90 10 18 55 73 27 17 61 78 22
Male 27 57 84 16 13 60 72 28 19 60 79 21
Black 13 60 73 27 3 41 44 56 4 57 61 39
Hispanic < < 100 0 < < < < < < 100 0
White 35 56 90 10 23 66 89 11 23 59 82 18
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < 100 0
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < < 7 36 43 57
Students without Disabilities 27 61 89 11 14 60 74 26 20 64 85 15
Economically Disadvantaged 13 71 84 16 8 49 58 42 12 59 71 29
Not Economically Disadvantaged 38 53 90 10 26 69 95 5 31 63 94 6
Homeless < < 100 0 < < 100 0 < < < <
Foster Care < < < <
Grade 8 Science Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
Biology Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
Chemistry Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
Earth Science Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

History Performance: All Students

This chart displays the percentage of students passing state tests in history/social science. Virginia students are assessed in history/social science once in elementary school (Virginia Studies), once in middle school (Civics and Economics) and at the end of secondary courses (Geography, World History I, World History II and Virginia and United States History) as needed to meet graduation requirements. Use the drop down menu above the chart to view results for a specific test. Use the menu below the chart to select results for a specific group of students. Practice test items representative of the content and skills included in current Standards of Learning assessments are available on the Virginia Department of Education website to assist in understanding the format of the tests and questions.
overall Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 29 57 86 14 21 54 76 24 49 41 91 9
Female 23 67 90 10 11 70 82 18 54 35 89 11
Male 36 45 81 19 29 42 71 29 45 47 92 8
American Indian < < 100 0
Black 13 58 71 29 14 41 55 45 8 62 69 31
Hispanic < < 100 0 < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Native Hawaiian < < 100 0
White 40 51 91 9 29 52 81 19 61 33 94 6
Two or more races < < 100 0 < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Students with Disabilities < < < < 9 36 45 55 20 70 90 10
Students without Disabilities 29 59 88 12 23 57 79 21 54 37 91 9
Economically Disadvantaged 18 61 79 21 15 56 71 29 37 52 89 11
Not Economically Disadvantaged 44 51 95 5 34 51 86 14 69 24 93 7
English Learners < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Homeless < < < < < < 100 0
VA Studies Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 28 58 86 14 21 55 75 25 49 42 91 9
Female 22 69 90 10 11 70 82 18 54 35 89 11
Male 35 46 80 20 28 43 71 29 43 49 92 8
American Indian < < 100 0
Black 10 60 70 30 14 41 55 45 8 62 69 31
Hispanic < < 100 0 < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Native Hawaiian < < 100 0
White 40 51 91 9 28 52 80 20 60 34 94 6
Two or more races < < 100 0 < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Students with Disabilities < < < < - 40 40 60 < < < <
Students without Disabilities 29 59 88 12 23 57 79 21 54 37 91 9
Economically Disadvantaged 15 63 78 22 13 57 70 30 36 53 89 11
Not Economically Disadvantaged 44 51 95 5 34 51 86 14 69 24 93 7
English Learners < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Homeless < < < < < < 100 0
VA & US History Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
World History I Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
World History II Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
Geography Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
Civics & Econ Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

Number of Recently Arrived English Language Learners Exempted From State Reading Assessments

2016-20172017-20182018-2019
School---
Division666
State4,2272,7623,719
Number of Recently Arrived English Language Learners Exempted From State Reading Assessments

Virginia Alternate Assessment Program Participation Rates

Reading
Subject Area Number of Students Taking VAAP Tests Total Number of Students Percent of Students Taking VAAP Tests
Number and percentage of students participating in the Virginia Alternate Assessment Program.

Enrollment

Fall Membership by Grade

Grade 2017-20182018-20192019-2020
Pre-kindergarten333236
Kindergarten647980
Grade 1696785
Grade 2796765
Grade 3798461
Grade 4997389
Grade 59810379
Total Students521505495

< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

Fall Membership by Subgroups

2019 Fall Membership By Subgroup: Racial and Ethnic Groups

The Virginia Department of Education annually collects statistics on the number of students enrolled in public schools on September 30.  Student counts are reported by grade assignment, race, ethnicity, disability, English proficiency, and economic status. The collection of race and ethnicity information as specified by the U.S. Department of Education is required for eligibility for federal education funds and for accountability reports. A student is reported as economically disadvantaged if he or she meets any one of the following criteria:
  • Is eligible for Free/Reduced Meals;
  • Receives Temporary Assistance for Needy Families;
  • Is eligible for Medicaid; or
  • Is a migrant or is experiencing homelessness.
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Fall Membership by Subgroup
Subgroup 2017-20182018-20192019-2020
All Students521505495
Female252232239
Male269273256
American Indian332
Asian555
Black150153164
Hispanic232718
Native Hawaiian222
White305279263
Two or more races333641
Students with Disabilities565660
Students without Disabilities465449435
Economically Disadvantaged319300306
Not Economically Disadvantaged202205189
English Learners8107
Not English Learners513495488
Homeless933
Foster Care1--
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

School Finance

Percentage of Expenditures

Division Expenditures

Statewide Expenditures

Sources of Financial Support and Total Per Pupil Expenditures for Operations

Division Per-Pupil Spending

Statewide Per-Pupil Spending

School divisions report annually on expenditures and appropriations to meet each locality’s required local effort in support of the Standards of Quality and local match requirements for incentive and lottery-funded programs. The amount by which school divisions exceed these required minimums varies based on local decisions and circumstances. Most state support for public education is equalized to reflect each division’s capacity to support the required educational program. The Composite Index of Local Ability-to-Pay determines state and local shares of Standards of Quality costs for each division and local match requirements for incentive and lottery-funded programs. A portion of state sales tax revenues is distributed in support of public education based on school-age population estimates. The federal government provides assistance to state and local education agencies in support of specific federal initiatives and mandates, such as instructional services for economically disadvantaged students and students with disabilities.
School Division - Per-Pupil Spending
  Type Local Funding State Federal
2015-2016Division3,470.005,372.00700.00
State6,084.004,849.00812.00
2016-2017Division3,536.005,704.00733.00
State6,248.005,052.00871.00
2017-2018Division3,543.005,883.00749.00
State6,462.005,219.00867.00

Learning Climate

Chronic Absenteeism

Chronic Absenteeism 2018-2019 School Year:

Daily attendance is critical to success in school. A student is considered chronically absent if he or she misses two or more instructional days per month (18 days, or 10 percent of a 180-day school year) regardless of whether the absences are excused or unexcused. According to the U.S. Department of Education:
  • Children who are chronically absent in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade are much less likely to read on grade level by the third grade.
  • Students who can't read at grade level by the third grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school.
  • By high school, regular attendance is a better dropout indicator than test scores.
  • A student who is chronically absent in any year between the eighth and twelfth grade is seven times more likely to drop out of school.
Absenteeism by Subgroup
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Subgroup Below 10% 10% or Above Below 10% 10% or Above Below 10% 10% or Above
All Students446504464041953
Female216292131819027
Male230212332222926
American Indian<<<<<<
Asian<<<<<<
Black122141261012611
Hispanic161210241
Native Hawaiian<<<<<<
White268292612723333
Two or more races334293305
Students with Disabilities711144115011
Economically Disadvantaged249472673424247
English Learners<<<<<<
Homeless113<<<<
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

Standards of Accreditation (SOA) Offenses Data

2018-2019 Offenses
  Number of Offenses
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Offenses <
Disorderly or Disruptive Behavior Offenses 53
Other Offenses Against Persons 14
All Other Offenses <
Property Offenses <
Weapons Offenses <
Offenses Against Student 12
Technology Offenses <

< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

Short-Term Suspensions

Short-Term Suspensions:

Increasingly, Virginia schools are implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, a nationally-recognized approach to support positive academic and behavioral outcomes for students. This positive approach to discipline prepares teachers and principals to implement new techniques that reduce disruptive student behaviors that lead to suspensions and decrease instructional time. A short-term suspension (10 days of less) may be imposed by a principal, an assistant principal, or a designee teacher in the principal’s absence. The principal or assistant principal must tell the student of the charges against him or her. If the student denies them, he or she is given an explanation of the facts as known to the school and an opportunity to present his version of what occurred. Notice to the parent may be oral or written, depending on local school board policy, and must include information on the length of the suspension, the availability of community-based educational options, and the student’s right to return to regular school attendance when the suspension period has expired.  A parent may ask for a short-term suspension decision to be reviewed by the superintendent or his designee. Local school board policy will determine whether the superintendent’s decision is final or can be appealed to the local school board. For more information, see A Parent’s Guide To Understanding Student Discipline Policies and Practices In Virginia Schools.
Short-Term Suspensions
  2016-20172017-20182018-2019
Subgroup % Population% Short-Term Suspensions% Population% Short-Term Suspensions% Population% Short-Term Suspensions
American Indian0.610.60.6
Asian0.811
Black27.843.828.849.430.356.4
Hispanic2.614.43.45.31.8
Native Hawaiian0.40.40.4
White59.947.958.542.755.240
Two or more races7.96.36.34.57.11.8
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

Long-Term Suspensions

Long-Term Supensions:

Increasingly, Virginia schools are implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, a nationally-recognized approach to support positive academic and behavioral outcomes for students. This positive approach to discipline prepares teachers and principals to implement new techniques that reduce disruptive student behaviors that lead to suspensions and decrease instructional time. A long-term suspension (more than 10 school days and less than 365 calendar days)  is usually imposed by a disciplinary hearing officer upon recommendation of a principal. The student must be told of the charges against him or her. If the student denies them, he or she is given an explanation of the facts as known to the school and an opportunity to present his or her version of what occurred. Notice to the parent (and child) must be in writing and must include information on the length of and reason for the suspension, the right to a hearing in accordance with local school board policy, the availability of community-based educational options, and the student’s right to return to regular school attendance when the suspension period has expired or to attend an appropriate alternative education program approved by the school board during the suspension or after the suspension period expires. Costs for any community-based educational programs or alternative programs that are not part of the program offered by the school division are the financial responsibility of the parent. A parent has the right to appeal a long-term suspension decision in accordance with local school board policy. The appeal may first go to the local superintendent or his or her designee or to a sub-committee of the local school board; final appeal is to the full school board. The appeal must be decided by the school board within 30 days. For more information, see A Parent’s Guide To Understanding Student Discipline Policies and Practices In Virginia Schools.
Long-Term Suspensions
  2016-20172017-20182018-2019
Subgroup % Population% Long-Term Suspensions% Population% Long-Term Suspensions% Population% Long-Term Suspensions
American Indian0.60.60.6
Asian0.811
Black27.861.528.830.3
Hispanic2.64.45.3
Native Hawaiian0.40.40.4
White59.930.858.555.2
Two or more races7.97.76.37.1
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

Expulsions

Expulsions:

Increasingly, Virginia schools are implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, a nationally-recognized approach to support positive academic and behavioral outcomes for students. This positive approach to discipline prepares teachers and principals to implement new techniques that reduce disruptive student behaviors that lead to suspensions and decrease instructional time. An expulsion (removal from school for 365 calendar days) may only be imposed by a local school board. The student must be told of the charges against him or her. If the student denies them, he or she is given an explanation of the facts as known to the school and an opportunity to present his or her version of what occurred.  The parent (and child) must be noticed in writing of the proposed expulsion, the reasons the expulsion is being proposed, and of the right to a hearing before the school board or a sub-committee of the school board, depending on local policy. If the student is expelled, the parent is sent a written notification of the length of the expulsion and information on the availability of community-based educational, training, and intervention programs. The notice must state whether the student is eligible to return to regular school or to attend an approved alternative education program or an adult education program offered during or after the period of expulsion. The student may apply for readmission to be effective one calendar year from the date of his or her expulsion. For more information, see A Parent’s Guide To Understanding Student Discipline Policies and Practices In Virginia Schools.
Expulsions
  2016-20172017-20182018-2019
Subgroup % Population% Expulsions% Population% Expulsions% Population% Expulsions
American Indian0.60.60.6
Asian0.811
Black27.828.830.3
Hispanic2.64.45.3
Native Hawaiian0.40.40.4
White59.958.555.2
Two or more races7.96.37.1
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

Free and Reduced Meal Eligibility

Free and Reduced Meal Eligibility:

School divisions that choose to take part in the National School Lunch Program get cash subsidies and donated commodities from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for each meal they serve. In return, they must serve lunches that meet Federal requirements, and they must offer free or reduced-price lunches to eligible children. The School Breakfast Program operates by supporting breakfasts in the same manner as the National School Lunch Program.   At the beginning of each school year, letters and meal applications are distributed to households of children attending school. This letter informs households that school nutrition programs are available and that free and reduced-price meals are available based on income criteria. Applications have been eliminated totally in divisions that implement the community eligibility provision for all schools within the division. Children from families with incomes at or below 130 percent of the poverty level are eligible for free meals. Those between 130 percent and 185 percent of the poverty level are eligible for reduced-price meals, for which students can be charged no more than 40 cents for lunch and 30 cents for breakfast. All other students pay the full price for meals. See the Virginia Department of Education website for more information about school nutrition programs.
Free and Reduced Meal Eligibility
  2016-20172017-20182018-2019
  PercentagePercentagePercentage
All Students 57.361.561.1
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

Free and Reduced Breakfast Participation of Eligible Students

Free and Reduced Breakfast Participation of Eligible Students :

The above pie graph displays the average daily percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price meals who participated in the U.S. Department of Agriculture School Breakfast Program. The School Breakfast Program is a federally assisted meal program that provides nutritious breakfast meals to students. The Virginia Department of Education administers the program at the state level and school divisions administer the program at the local level. Participation in the School Breakfast Program has been linked increased achievement, reduced absenteeism and tardiness, fewer disciplinary problems, and better student health. Breakfast menus must provide one-fourth of the daily recommended levels for protein, calcium, iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and calories. Participating schools must serve breakfasts that meet Federal nutrition standards – one quarter of daily recommended levels of protein, calcium, iron, vitamins A and C and calories – and must provide free and reduced-price breakfasts to eligible children. The No Kid Hungry Virginia campaign and the Virginia 365 Project are key state initiatives to increase participation in school nutrition programs and eliminate childhood hunger.  
Free and Reduced Breakfast Participation
  2016-20172017-20182018-2019
  PercentagePercentagePercentage
All Students 4950.156.8
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

Free and Reduced Lunch Participation of Eligible Students

Free and Reduced Lunch Participation of Eligible Students:

The above pie graph displays the average daily percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price meals who participated in the U.S. Department of Agriculture School Lunch Program. School divisions that take part in the National School Lunch Program get cash subsidies and donated food items from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for each meal served. In return, schools must serve lunches that meet federal requirements, and must offer free or reduced-price lunches to eligible children. Studies show that well-nourished students are better learners. The No Kid Hungry Virginia campaign and the Virginia 365 Project are key state initiatives to increase participation in school nutrition programs and eliminate childhood hunger.  
Free and Reduced Lunch Participation
  2016-20172017-20182018-2019
  PercentagePercentagePercentage
All Students 79.678.275.9
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

Civil Rights Data Collection

The Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) is a survey of all public schools and school districts in the United States. The CRDC includes data on student access to courses, programs, staff, and resources relevant to educational equity and opportunity for students.​

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights reports information collected through the CRDC in carrying out its mission “to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights.”​

More information about the Civil Rights Data Collection is available on the Virginia Department of Education website.

Teacher Quality

Teacher Quality

Teacher Quality All Schools
Poverty Level Out-of-Field Teachers Inexperienced Teachers Out-of-Field and Inexperienced Teachers

< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

This table reports the percentages of teachers who are teaching out of field (not fully endorsed for the content they are teaching) or who are inexperienced (less than one year of classroom experience). Percentages are reported for Title I schools, non-Title I schools, all schools and for high-poverty and low-poverty schools.

Provisionally Licensed Teachers

Provisionally Licensed Teachers
  All Teachers Special Education Teachers
This School0%0%
Division5.2%1.8%
State7.3%1.8%

< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

This table reports the percentages of all teachers and special education teachers who are teaching with a provisional license.

Teacher Educational Attainment

Teacher Educational Attainment: 2018-2019

No additional explanation available.
Teacher Educational Attainment
  Bachelor's Degree Master's Degree Doctoral Degree Other
2016-201748%53%0%-1%
2017-201857%43%0%0%
2018-201959%41%0%0%
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

Every Student Succeeds Act

2019 ESSA Status: Not Identified for Support and Improvement
2019 Accreditation Status: Accredited

ESSA School Quality Indicators Summary

Student GroupEnglish Reading PerformanceMathematics PerformanceEnglish Learner ProgressChronic AbsenteeismFederal Graduation Indicator
All StudentsNoYes-Yes-
AsianTSTS-TS-
BlackNoYes-Yes-
HispanicYesYes-Yes-
WhiteNoYes-Yes-
Economically DisadvantagedNoYes-Yes-
English LearnersTSTSTSTS-
Students with DisabilitiesYesYes-Yes-

Yes = Annual target met
Yes - CP = Annual target met and improved from previous year
Yes - No CP = Annual target met and did not improve from previous year
No = Annual target not met
TS = Too few students to evaluate
— = Not applicable or no students

The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) requires states to set annual and long-term targets for raising the achievement of all students. Virginia schools are focused on the following school quality indicators in meeting the objectives of the federal law:
  • Reading performance — percentage of students in the school passing state tests in reading
  • Mathematics performance — percentage of students in the school passing state tests in mathematics
  • Growth in reading and mathematics — percentage of students in the school either passing state tests in reading and mathematics or making significant progress toward passing
  • English learner progress — percentage of English learners making progress toward English-language proficiency
  • Chronic absenteeism — percentage of students missing 10 percent or more of the school year, regardless of reason (students receiving homebound and home-based instruction excluded)
  • Federal Graduation Indicator — percentage of students graduating within four years of entering the ninth grade with a Standard Diploma or Advanced Studies Diploma
More information about ESSA implementation in Virginia is available on the Virginia Department of Education website. Detailed state assessment results — including results by test type and student groups — are available on VDOE’s Test Results Build-A-Table data tool.

ESSA Annual Targets and Long-Term Goals: Reading

Student GroupCurrent RateThree-Year RateAnnual TargetLong-Term Goal
All Students76%72%73%75%
Asian<<87%75%
Black58%49%60%75%
Hispanic85%75%63%75%
White82%80%81%75%
Economically Disadvantaged68%61%62%75%
English Learners<69%53%75%
Students with Disabilities56%46%39%75%

< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
— = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 requires annual testing in reading in grades 3-8 and once during high school. Virginia’s ESSA implementation plan expects that by the 2023-2024 school year, at least 75 percent of all students, and of all students in the student groups listed in this table, will be able to demonstrate grade-level proficiency by passing state reading tests. Annual targets for student groups reflect improvement upon base-line performance from the 2015-2016 school year. Student groups meeting or exceeding annual or long-term targets must improve performance as compared to the previous year. Note: Reading pass rates reported for high schools reflect the performance of a 12th-grade class of students who entered the ninth grade at the same time.

ESSA Annual Targets and Long-Term Goals: Mathematics

Student GroupCurrent RateThree-Year RateAnnual TargetLong-Term Goal
All Students85%82%74%70%
Asian<<89%70%
Black67%63%60%70%
Hispanic85%81%64%70%
White94%90%81%70%
Economically Disadvantaged77%74%63%70%
English Learners<85%57%70%
Students with Disabilities69%58%42%70%

< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
— = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 requires annual testing in mathematics in grades 3-8 and once during high school. Virginia’s ESSA implementation plan expects that by the 2023-2024 school year, at least 70 percent of all students, and of all students in the student groups listed in this table, will be able to demonstrate grade-level proficiency by passing state mathematics tests. Annual targets for student groups reflect improvement upon base-line performance during the 2015-2016 school year. Student groups meeting or exceeding annual or long-term targets must improve performance compared to the previous year. Note: Mathematics pass rates reported for high schools reflect the performance of a 12th-grade class of students who entered the ninth grade at the same time on one of the following state tests: Algebra I, Geometry or Algebra II.

ESSA Pass Rates: Science

Student GroupCurrent Rate
All Students79%
Asian-
Black61%
Hispanic<
White84%
Economically Disadvantaged72%
English Learners<
Students with Disabilities46%

< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
— = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 requires that students take state tests in science at least once during elementary school, once during middle school and once during high school. Note: Science pass rates reported for high schools reflect the performance on the state Biology test of a 12th-grade class of students who entered the ninth grade at the same time.

Growth in Reading and Mathematics

Student GroupGrowth English ReadingGrowth Mathematics
All Students79%87%
Asian<<
Black64%71%
Hispanic92%85%
White84%94%
Economically Disadvantaged71%80%
English Learners<<
Students with Disabilities56%72%

< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
— = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

Under the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, growth in reading and mathematics is a factor in identifying elementary and middle schools for improvement and increased state support. The percentage of students showing growth in reading and mathematics includes students passing state tests and non-passing students who are making significant progress toward passing.

Chronic Absenteeism

Student GroupCurrent RateThree-Year RateAnnual TargetLong-Term Goal
All Students11%10%9%10%
Asian<8%5%10%
Black8%9%9%10%
Hispanic4%3%9%10%
White12%10%9%10%
Economically Disadvantaged16%14%13%10%
English Learners<9%8%10%
Students with Disabilities18%17%14%10%

< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
— = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 requires states to set annual and long-term targets for reducing chronic absenteeism. Virginia’s ESSA implementation plan expects that by the 2023-2024 school year, no more than 10 percent of all students, and of students in the student groups listed in this table, will be chronically absent. Annual targets for student groups reflect improvement upon base-line data from the 2015-2016 school year. Student groups meeting or exceeding annual or long-term targets for reducing chronic absenteeism must improve performance compared to the previous year.

English Learner Progress and Proficiency

English LearnersPercentAnnual TargetLong-Term Goal
English Learner Progress<46%58%
English Learner Proficiency<--

< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
— = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 requires states to set annual targets and long-term goals for increasing the percentage of English learners making progress toward attaining English-language proficiency. Virginia also reports on the percentage of English learners who attain proficiency.
English LearnersNumeratorDenominatorRate
English Learner Progress<<<
English Learner Proficiency<<<

ESSA Participation Rates

Student GroupEnglish Reading ParticipationMathematics ParticipationScience Participation
All Students100%100%100%
Asian<<-
Black100%100%100%
Hispanic100%100%<
White100%100%100%
Economically Disadvantaged100%100%100%
Not Economically Disadvantaged100%100%100%
English Learners<<<
Students with Disabilities100%100%100%
Students without Disabilities100%100%100%
Female100%100%100%
Male100%100%100%
Migrant---

< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
— = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 requires states to assess at least 95 percent of students in reading and mathematics in grades 3-8, and to test at least 95 percent of students in reading and mathematics at least once during their high school careers. States also report on the percentage of students assessed in science in elementary school, middle school and in high school (Biology).

School Readiness

Kindergarten Students' Public Preschool Experience

This chart displays the percentage of kindergarten students who were previously enrolled in a public preschool within a Virginia school division. Students who were enrolled in a public preschool program administered by a non-governmental agency — such as a Head Start program administered by a local nonprofit organization — are not included.
Percent of Kindergarten Students​​
Public Preschool​
School 46%
Division 46%
State 33%

Kindergarten Students Meeting Fall Literacy Benchmarks

This chart presents the percentage of kindergarten students scoring at or above the benchmark on the fall Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS) assessment. Note: Fairfax County Public Schools administers an alternate literacy assessment and school-level results for Fairfax County kindergarten students are not reported to the Virginia Department of Education.
Percent of Kindergarten Students Meeting Fall Literacy Benchmarks​​​
School 83%
Division 89%
State 81%
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