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Bull Run Elementary

General school information

Category: Elementary (PK-06) School
Phone: 703-227-1400
Address: 15301 Lee Hwy Centreville, VA 20121
Principal: Mr. Jason M. Pensler
Superintendent: Dr. Scott S. Brabrand
Region: 4
Division: Fairfax County Public Schools
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Accreditation

Performance Snapshot

Assessments

Assessments

Enrollment

Enrollment

Finance

School Finance

Learning Climate

Learning Climate

Teacher Quality

Teacher Quality

ESSA

Every Student Succeeds Act

State Accreditation Status

Accredited

Reward School Status


ACCREDITATION

Accreditation Status This Year: Accredited
Annual Waiver: 2016 through 2018

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 One 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

Reading Performance: All Students

Note: Calculations for 2017-2018 annual pass rates on Standards of Learning tests in reading, writing, mathematics, science and history were modified to reflect new federal reporting requirements.

Virginia students are assessed annually in reading in grades 3-8 and once in high school with an end-of-course reading test. Use the drop down menu above the chart to view the results for a specific reading test. Use the menu below the chart to select assessment results for a specific group of students.

Virginia’s English Standards of Learning prepare students to participate in society as literate citizens, equipped with the ability to communicate effectively in their communities, in the workplace, and in postsecondary education. As students progress, they become active and involved listeners and develop a full command of the English language, evidenced by their use of standard English and their growing spoken and written vocabularies.

Recently retired SOL tests representative of the content and skills included in current SOL tests are available on the Virginia Department of Education website to assist in understanding the format of the tests and questions.

Overall Student Performance: Reading Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 33 85 52 15 29 78 49 22 23 77 54 23
Female 36 87 51 13 30 80 50 20 23 82 60 18
Male 31 83 52 17 28 76 48 24 23 72 49 28
Asian 39 89 51 11 36 87 51 13 29 86 57 14
Black 15 73 58 27 19 63 44 37 22 62 40 38
Hispanic 20 71 51 29 15 64 49 36 11 60 48 40
White 38 90 52 10 33 81 48 19 24 81 58 19
Two or more races 46 92 46 8 35 91 57 9 29 82 54 18
Students with Disabilities 25 64 39 36 14 37 24 63 12 43 31 57
Economically Disadvantaged 16 65 49 35 10 57 48 43 11 53 42 47
English Learners 18 64 46 36 13 57 44 43 7 55 47 45
Grade 3 English Reading Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 20 79 60 21 24 71 47 29 20 69 49 31
Female 19 79 60 21 23 75 52 25 17 73 56 27
Male 21 79 59 21 24 67 43 33 23 65 42 35
Asian 18 83 65 18 32 82 50 18 21 85 64 15
Black 14 71 57 29 9 45 36 55 29 59 29 41
Hispanic 31 75 44 25 11 44 33 56 7 44 37 56
White 13 81 68 19 26 77 51 23 24 73 49 27
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Students with Disabilities 53 73 20 27 23 54 31 46 12 47 35 53
Economically Disadvantaged 24 63 39 37 6 48 42 52 7 37 30 63
English Learners 27 60 33 40 10 40 30 60 10 52 43 48
Grade 4 English Reading Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 29 79 50 21 23 75 52 25 20 72 52 28
Female 36 84 48 16 23 79 56 21 16 78 62 22
Male 24 75 51 25 23 72 49 28 23 67 44 33
Asian 34 80 46 20 32 84 51 16 30 80 50 20
Black < < < < 6 56 50 44 18 45 27 55
Hispanic 5 64 59 36 14 69 55 31 4 58 54 42
White 35 85 50 15 29 77 49 23 20 76 56 24
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Students with Disabilities 11 50 39 50 20 40 20 60 - 33 33 67
Economically Disadvantaged 13 53 41 47 16 59 43 41 6 55 49 45
English Learners 21 56 36 44 5 55 50 45 3 47 45 53
Grade 5 English Reading Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 43 89 46 11 35 80 46 20 28 80 52 20
Female 42 92 49 8 39 83 44 17 30 85 56 15
Male 43 87 44 13 30 77 47 23 26 75 49 25
Asian 48 96 48 4 45 87 43 13 33 90 56 10
Black 23 82 59 18 < < < < 25 75 50 25
Hispanic 16 68 52 32 20 75 55 25 16 65 48 35
White 62 98 37 2 32 80 48 20 31 83 51 17
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities 30 70 40 30 - 25 25 75 38 50 13 50
Economically Disadvantaged 9 66 57 34 14 59 45 41 24 62 38 38
English Learners 13 72 60 28 24 60 36 40 3 53 50 47
Grade 6 English Reading Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 37 89 52 11 33 84 51 16 24 86 62 14
Female 44 90 47 10 33 82 49 18 27 91 64 9
Male 33 89 56 11 34 86 52 14 21 81 60 19
Asian 52 98 46 2 34 95 61 5 31 90 59 10
Black < < < < 28 76 48 24 9 64 55 36
Hispanic 23 77 54 23 16 68 52 32 18 76 59 24
White 34 93 59 7 43 89 45 11 21 91 70 9
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities 13 69 56 31 13 33 20 67 - 43 43 57
Economically Disadvantaged 18 74 56 26 6 65 59 35 6 59 53 41
English Learners 9 68 59 32 11 70 59 30 13 66 53 34
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

Math

Math Performance: All Students

Note: Calculations for 2017-2018 annual pass rates on Standards of Learning tests in reading, writing, mathematics, science and history were modified to reflect new federal reporting requirements.

Virginia public school students assessed in mathematics in grades 3-8 and at the end of the following secondary mathematics courses: Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. Use the drop down menu above the chart to select a specific mathematics test. Use the menu below the chart to select assessment results for a specific group of students.

The content of the Standards of Learning for mathematics supports the following five goals for students: becoming mathematical problem solvers, communicating mathematically, reasoning mathematically, making mathematical connections, and using mathematical representations to model and interpret practical situations.

Throughout a student’s mathematics schooling from kindergarten through grade eight, specific content strands or topics are included. These content strands are Number and Number Sense; Computation and Estimation; Measurement; Geometry; Probability and Statistics; and Patterns, Functions, and Algebra. The Standards of Learning for each strand progress in complexity at each grade level and throughout the high school courses.

Recently retired SOL tests representative of the content and skills included in current SOL tests are available on the Virginia Department of Education website to assist in understanding the format of the tests and questions.

Overall Student Performance: Math Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 35 86 51 14 32 80 49 20 27 77 49 23
Female 31 83 52 17 28 81 53 19 29 80 51 20
Male 38 89 51 11 35 80 44 20 26 74 48 26
American Indian < 100 < 0 < < < < < 100 < 0
Asian 46 94 48 6 46 89 43 11 41 88 47 12
Black 18 71 53 29 17 62 45 38 11 53 42 47
Hispanic 19 76 57 24 12 70 58 30 16 64 47 36
White 38 90 52 10 33 83 50 17 26 78 53 22
Two or more races 38 83 46 17 48 91 43 9 29 86 57 14
Students with Disabilities 15 58 43 42 12 41 29 59 10 43 32 57
Economically Disadvantaged 19 72 53 28 14 61 47 39 11 57 47 43
English Learners 18 73 55 27 13 66 53 34 15 56 41 44
Grade 3 Mathematics Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 24 74 50 26 18 73 55 27 14 68 54 32
Female 11 70 58 30 19 77 58 23 9 75 66 25
Male 34 78 44 22 17 69 52 31 17 61 43 39
Asian 28 88 60 13 20 82 61 18 21 85 64 15
Black 8 69 62 31 8 50 42 50 - 53 53 47
Hispanic 15 58 42 42 4 48 44 52 4 37 33 63
White 35 74 39 26 23 83 60 18 20 76 56 24
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Students with Disabilities 20 40 20 60 - 54 54 46 12 29 18 71
Economically Disadvantaged 22 59 37 41 8 50 42 50 5 35 30 65
English Learners 13 51 38 49 5 48 43 52 10 43 33 57
Grade 4 Mathematics Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 42 86 43 14 35 80 45 20 33 74 41 26
Female 47 85 38 15 25 83 58 17 40 78 38 22
Male 38 86 48 14 43 79 36 21 28 71 43 29
American Indian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Asian 57 92 35 8 50 92 42 8 48 82 34 18
Black < < < < 19 63 44 38 9 36 27 64
Hispanic 23 77 55 23 21 72 52 28 8 54 46 46
White 39 85 46 15 37 80 43 20 36 81 45 19
Two or more races < < < < < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities 11 56 44 44 27 33 7 67 5 38 33 62
Economically Disadvantaged 16 66 50 34 20 68 48 32 7 56 48 44
English Learners 28 72 44 28 13 67 54 33 13 44 31 56
Grade 5 Mathematics Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 22 79 57 21 11 70 59 30 21 67 46 33
Female 11 73 61 27 13 69 56 31 19 67 48 33
Male 31 84 53 16 10 72 62 28 22 67 45 33
Asian 30 90 60 10 16 84 68 16 26 91 65 9
Black 11 58 47 42 < < < < 8 54 46 46
Hispanic 14 79 64 21 8 83 75 17 26 74 48 26
White 36 88 52 12 12 64 52 36 16 44 28 56
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < - 50 50 50 29 36 7 64
Economically Disadvantaged 15 70 54 30 4 63 58 38 18 63 45 37
English Learners 16 84 68 16 4 61 57 39 12 58 45 42
Grade 6 Mathematics Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 34 96 62 4 30 84 54 16 14 85 71 15
Female 33 93 60 7 26 82 56 18 9 83 74 17
Male 34 97 63 3 34 86 51 14 18 87 68 13
Asian 42 100 58 0 61 91 30 9 22 89 67 11
Black < < < < 12 68 56 32 10 50 40 50
Hispanic 18 91 73 9 9 77 69 23 7 93 86 7
White 36 98 63 2 24 90 65 10 10 88 78 12
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities 6 88 81 13 8 15 8 85 - 69 69 31
Economically Disadvantaged 18 91 74 9 18 65 47 35 6 74 69 26
English Learners 16 92 76 8 21 81 60 19 7 72 66 28
Grade 7 Mathematics Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 58 100 42 0 86 100 14 0 75 100 25 0
Female 59 100 41 0 81 100 19 0 78 100 23 0
Male 58 100 42 0 91 100 9 0 70 100 30 0
Asian 70 100 30 0 87 100 13 0 90 100 10 0
Black < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 47 100 53 0 85 100 15 0 59 100 41 0
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Economically Disadvantaged < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
English Learners < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 75 100 25 0
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

Science

Science Performance: All Students

Note: Calculations for 2017-2018 annual pass rates on Standards of Learning tests in reading, writing, mathematics, science and history were modified to reflect new federal reporting requirements.

Virginia public school students are assessed in science in grades 5 and 8 and at the end of the following secondary courses: Earth Science, Biology, and Chemistry. Before 2014, students also were assessed in science in grade 4. Use the drop down menu above the chart to select results for a specific science test. Use the menu below the chart to select assessment results for a specific group of students.

Virginia’s Science Standards of Learning identify academic content for essential components of the science curriculum at different grade levels. Standards are identified for kindergarten through grade five, for middle school, and for a core set of high school courses — Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Throughout a student’s science schooling from kindergarten through grade six, content strands, or topics are included. The Standards of Learning in each strand progress in complexity as they are studied at various grade levels in grades K-6, and are represented indirectly throughout the high school courses.

Recently retired SOL tests representative of the content and skills included in current SOL tests are available on the Virginia Department of Education website to assist in understanding the format of the tests and questions.

Overall Student Performance: Science Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 35 75 39 25 30 76 46 24 13 80 67 20
Female 30 69 39 31 31 77 46 23 19 83 65 17
Male 40 79 40 21 29 76 47 24 10 78 68 22
Asian 35 89 54 11 40 79 38 21 24 89 66 11
Black 18 55 36 45 < < < < 13 75 63 25
Hispanic 10 45 35 55 20 70 50 30 10 74 65 26
White 60 85 25 15 29 79 50 21 9 74 66 26
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < < < < < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities 30 40 10 60 - 19 19 81 25 44 19 56
Economically Disadvantaged 4 43 38 57 10 45 34 55 13 64 51 36
English Learners 6 55 49 45 14 57 43 43 3 67 64 33
Grade 5 Science Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 35 75 39 25 30 76 46 24 13 80 67 20
Female 30 69 39 31 31 77 46 23 19 83 65 17
Male 40 79 40 21 29 76 47 24 10 78 68 22
Asian 35 89 54 11 40 79 38 21 24 89 66 11
Black 18 55 36 45 < < < < 13 75 63 25
Hispanic 10 45 35 55 20 70 50 30 10 74 65 26
White 60 85 25 15 29 79 50 21 9 74 66 26
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < < < < < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities 30 40 10 60 - 19 19 81 25 44 19 56
Economically Disadvantaged 4 43 38 57 10 45 34 55 13 64 51 36
English Learners 6 55 49 45 14 57 43 43 3 67 64 33
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

History

History Performance: All Students

Note: Calculations for 2017-2018 annual pass rates on Standards of Learning tests in reading, writing, mathematics, science and history were modified to reflect new federal reporting requirements.

Virginia public school students are assessed in history and social science following instruction in Virginia Studies in elementary school, Civics and Economics in middle school, and at the conclusion of the following secondary courses: World History and Geography to 1500, World History and Geography 1500 to the Present, World Geography, and Virginia and U.S. History. Use the drop down menu above the chart to select a specific history or social science test. Use the menu below the chart to select assessment results for a specific group of students.

Virginia’s History and Social Science Standards of Learning are designed to

  • develop the knowledge and skills of history, geography, civics, and economics that enable students to place the people, ideas, and events that have shaped our state and our nation in perspective;
  • instill in students a thoughtful pride in the history of America through an understanding that what “We the People of the United States” launched more than two centuries ago was not a perfect union, but a continual effort to build a “more perfect” union, one which has become the world’s most successful example of constitutional self-government;
  • enable students to understand the basic values, principles, and operation of American constitutional democracy;
  • prepare students for informed, responsible, and participatory citizenship;
  • develop students’ skills in debate, discussion, and writing; and
  • provide students with a framework for continuing education in history and the social sciences.

Recently retired SOL tests representative of the content and skills included in current SOL tests are available on the Virginia Department of Education website to assist in understanding the format of the tests and questions.

Overall Student Performance: History Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 56 96 40 4 51 93 42 7 35 86 51 14
Female 59 95 36 5 40 94 54 6 37 86 49 14
Male 54 97 43 3 59 92 33 8 33 86 52 14
Asian 70 96 26 4 75 94 19 6 50 90 40 10
Black < 100 < 0 27 87 60 13 9 55 45 45
Hispanic 41 100 59 0 36 96 60 4 13 81 69 19
White 52 96 44 4 50 91 41 9 34 88 54 12
Two or more races < < < < < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities 21 79 57 21 33 60 27 40 10 52 43 48
Economically Disadvantaged 17 91 74 9 35 89 54 11 18 73 56 27
English Learners 46 89 43 11 40 87 47 13 11 71 61 29
VA Studies Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 57 96 39 4 50 93 43 7 35 86 51 14
Female 59 95 36 5 37 93 57 7 37 86 49 14
Male 55 97 42 3 58 92 34 8 33 86 52 14
Asian 70 96 26 4 75 94 19 6 50 90 40 10
Black < 100 < 0 21 86 64 14 9 55 45 45
Hispanic 41 100 59 0 30 96 65 4 13 81 69 19
White 53 96 43 4 50 91 41 9 34 88 54 12
Two or more races < < < < < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities 23 77 54 23 17 50 33 50 10 52 43 48
Economically Disadvantaged 17 91 74 9 31 89 57 11 18 73 56 27
English Learners 46 89 43 11 40 87 47 13 11 71 61 29
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

Number of recently arrived English language learners exempted from state reading assessments

2015-20162016-20172017-2018
State3,4624,2272,762
Division1,0321,256850
School2103
Number of recently arrived English language learners exempted from state reading assessments

Enrollment

Fall Membership by Grade

Grade 2016-20172017-20182018-2019
Pre-kindergarten212
Kindergarten8610378
Grade 1859697
Grade 29992100
Grade 3138128121
Grade 4126133142
Grade 5140129139
Grade 6158141125
Total Students834823804
Fall Membership by Grade
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available

Fall Membership by Subgroups

2018 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 2016-20172017-20182018-2019
All Students834823804
Female393403389
Male441420415
American Indian333
Asian235245214
Black9089103
Hispanic192183190
White282270259
Two or more races323335
Students with Disabilities849297
Students without Disabilities750731707
Economically Disadvantaged200282300
Not Economically Disadvantaged634541504
English Learners296287277
Not English Learners538536527
Homeless433
Military Connected202318
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

School Finance

Percentage of Expenditures

Division Expenditures

Multiple factors should be considered when comparing the level of school division expenditures for instruction and expenditures for non-instructional costs, such as administration, health services and pupil transportation. These factors include economies of scale, geographic size, and the number of students requiring special services. For example:

  • Smaller school divisions may have similar administrative and support costs as larger divisions but these non-instructional costs are spread over a smaller expenditure base.
  • Geographically large but sparsely populated school divisions may have higher per-pupil transportation costs because of travel distances and mountainous topography.
  • Divisions with large populations of at-risk or special needs students must provide support services that are required or that raise student achievement.
School Division - Percentage of Expenditures
  2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
Percentage of fiscal year division
operating expenditures for instructional costs
67.8 68 68.8

Statewide Expenditures

The state Board of Education prescribes the following major classifications for expenditures of school funds: instruction; administration, attendance and health; pupil transportation; operation and maintenance; school food services and other non-instructional operations; facilities, debt and fund transfers; technology; and contingency reserves.

Instructional costs include the salaries and benefits paid to teachers, teacher aides, principals, assistant principals, librarians, and guidance counselors; expenditures for textbooks; and expenditures for students to participate in regional and virtual instructional programs.

School State - Percentage of Expenditures
  2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
Percentage of fiscal year state
operating expenditures for instructional costs
67.1 66.9 67.2

Sources of Financial Support and Total Per Pupil Expenditures for Operations

Division 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.

School Quality Profiles for the 2018-2019 school year will include additional information about per-pupil expenditures for the commonwealth, school divisions and schools. VDOE is working with school divisions to gather this information as required under the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015.

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
  Local Funding State Federal
2014-201510,428.003,212.00579.00
2015-201610,542.003,252.00606.00
2016-201710,901.003,346.00649.00

Statewide Per-Pupil Spending

The apportionment of the state funds for public education is the responsibility of the General Assembly, through the Appropriations Act. General fund appropriations serve as the mainstay of state support for the commonwealth’s public schools, augmented by retail sales and use tax revenues, state lottery proceeds, and other sources.

Counties, cities and towns comprising school divisions also support public education by providing the locality’s share to maintain an educational program meeting the commonwealth’s Standards of Quality and local match requirements for incentive and lottery-funded programs. .

While public education is primarily a state and local responsibility, the federal government provides assistance to state and local education agencies in support of specific federal initiatives and mandates.

School Quality Profiles for the 2018-2019 school year will include additional information about per-pupil expenditures for the commonwealth, school divisions and schools. VDOE is working with school divisions to gather this information as required under the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015.

State - Per-Pupil Spending
  Local Funding State Federal
2014-20155,950.004,802.00771.00
2015-20166,101.004,831.00812.00
2016-20176,268.005,033.00871.00

Learning Climate

Chronic Absenteeism

Chronic Absenteeism 2017-2018 School Year:

Daily attendance is critical to success in school. A student is considered chronically absent if he or she is absent for 10 percent or more of the 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.

The calculation for chronic absenteeism only includes students enrolled for at least half of the school year.

Absenteeism by Subgroup
2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Subgroup Below 10% 10% or Above Below 10% 10% or Above Below 10% 10% or Above
All Students816397786578534
Female365193712638218
Male451204073940316
American Indian<<<<<<
Asian2528219172368
Black734829875
Hispanic173141722016712
Native Hawaiian<<
White27512270192626
Two or more races391320303
Students with Disabilities887787975
Economically Disadvantaged265212583327518
English Learners253152712527116
Homeless<<<<<<
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

Standards of Accreditation (SOA) Offenses Data

2017-2018 Offenses
  Number of Offenses
Disorderly or Disruptive Behavior Offenses <
Other Offenses Against Persons <
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

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
  2016-20172017-2018
Subgroup % Population% Short Term Suspensions% Population% Short Term Suspensions
American Indian0.360.365
Asian28.17729.76914.29
Black10.79110010.81442.86
Hispanic23.02222.23642.86
Native Hawaiian
White33.81332.807
Two or more races3.8374.01
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

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
  2016-20172017-2018
Subgroup % Population% Long Term Suspensions% Population% Long Term Suspensions
American Indian0.360.365
Asian28.17729.769
Black10.79110.814
Hispanic23.02222.236
Native Hawaiian
White33.81332.807
Two or more races3.8374.01
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

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
  2016-20172017-2018
Subgroup % Population% Expulsions% Population% Expulsions
American Indian0.360.365
Asian28.17729.769
Black10.79110.814
Hispanic23.02222.236
Native Hawaiian
White33.81332.807
Two or more races3.8374.01
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

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
  2014-20152015-20162016-2017
  PercentagePercentagePercentage
All Students 33.0730.8131.98
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

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
  2014-20152015-20162016-2017
  PercentagePercentagePercentage
All Students 32.3133.3334.83
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

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
  2014-20152015-20162016-2017
  PercentagePercentagePercentage
All Students 84.0189.7776.78
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

Teacher Quality

Teacher Quality

Teacher Quality
Teachers Not Properly Licensed or Endorsed​ Provisionally Licensed Teachers​ Inexperienced Teachers​
Title I Not Title I Title I Not Title I Title I Not Title I
School
This School - 1.6% - 6.5% - 6.5%
Division
All Schools 1.9% 3.2% 7.4% 8% 4.8% 4.3%
High Poverty 1.5% 8.6% 7.1% 10.3% 4.9% 5.2%
Low Poverty - 2.3% - 7.7% - 4.5%
State
All Schools 1.6% 2.6% 7.1% 7% 6.4% 4.5%
High Poverty 2% 5.1% 8% 11.5% 7.4% 7.6%
Low Poverty 1.1% 1.6% 2.8% 5.7% 4.2% 3.6%
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
This table reports the percentages of teachers at the school, division and state levels who are not properly licensed or endorsed for the content they are teaching, who are provisionally licensed, 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
  2016-20172017-2018
Provisional Special Education2%2%
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available

This table reports the percentage of teachers teaching with provisional or provisional special education credentials.

This table provides data on the percentage of classes not taught by teachers meeting the federal definition of highly qualified.

Federal education law defines a highly qualified teacher as a teacher who is fully licensed by the state, has at least a bachelor’s degree, has demonstrated competency in each subject taught, and is teaching in his or her area of endorsement.

Virginia’s licensure regulations – which emphasize content knowledge as well as pedagogy – require new teachers to far exceed the federal highly qualified standard.

Teacher Educational Attainment

Teacher Educational Attainment: 2017-2018

The Virginia Department of Education reports annually on the percentage of teachers with bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degrees in schools, school divisions, and the state by highest degree earned.

Teacher Educational Attainment
  Bachelor's Degree Master's Degree Doctoral Degree Other
2015-201628%71%1%0%
2016-201727%71%2%0%
2017-201831%67%2%0%
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available

Every Student Succeeds Act

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

ESSA School Quality Indicators Summary
Student GroupEnglish Reading PerformanceMathematics PerformanceEnglish Learner ProgressChronic AbsenteeismFederal Graduation Indicator
All StudentsYesYes-Yes-
AsianYesYes-Yes-
BlackYesYes-Yes-
HispanicYesYes-Yes-
WhiteYesYes-Yes-
Economically DisadvantagedNoYes-Yes-
English LearnersYesYesYesYes-
Students with DisabilitiesYesYes-Yes-

Yes = Annual target met
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 Students77%80%73%75%
Asian86%87%87%75%
Black63%65%60%75%
Hispanic60%65%63%75%
White82%85%81%75%
Economically Disadvantaged54%58%62%75%
English Learners55%58%53%75%
Students with Disabilities43%47%39%75%

< = Results suppressed to protect student privacy
— = Not applicable or no students

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 Students77%81%74%70%
Asian89%91%89%70%
Black54%61%60%70%
Hispanic64%70%64%70%
White79%84%81%70%
Economically Disadvantaged58%63%63%70%
English Learners56%64%57%70%
Students with Disabilities43%47%42%70%

< = Results suppressed to protect student privacy
— = Not applicable or no students

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 Students80%
Asian89%
Black75%
Hispanic74%
White74%
Economically Disadvantaged64%
English Learners67%
Students with Disabilities44%

< = Results suppressed to protect student privacy
— = Not applicable or no students

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 Students81%82%
Asian87%92%
Black76%69%
Hispanic69%69%
White84%82%
Economically Disadvantaged63%68%
English Learners64%67%
Students with Disabilities51%54%

< = Results suppressed to protect student privacy
— = Not applicable or no students

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 Students4%5%9%10%
Asian3%4%5%10%
Black5%7%9%10%
Hispanic7%8%9%10%
White2%4%9%10%
Economically Disadvantaged6%8%13%10%
English Learners6%7%8%10%
Students with Disabilities5%7%14%10%

< = Results suppressed to protect student privacy
— = Not applicable or no students

Daily attendance is critical to success in school. A student is considered chronically absent if he or she is absent for 10 percent or more of the 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.
The calculation for chronic absenteeism only includes students enrolled for at least half of the school year. 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 Progress56%46%58%
English Learner Proficiency8%--
< = Results suppressed to protect student privacy
— = Not applicable or no students
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 Progress8214656%
English Learner Proficiency151998%
ESSA Participation Rates
Student GroupEnglish Reading ParticipationMathematics ParticipationScience Participation
All Students100%100%99%
Asian100%100%97%
Black100%100%100%
Hispanic100%100%100%
White100%100%100%
Economically Disadvantaged100%100%100%
Not Economically Disadvantaged100%100%99%
English Learners100%100%100%
Students with Disabilities100%100%100%
Students without Disabilities100%100%99%
Female100%100%100%
Male100%100%99%
Migrant---

< = Results suppressed to protect student privacy
— = Not applicable or no students

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).
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