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Dumbarton Elementary

General school information

Category: Elementary (PK-05) School
Phone: 804-756-3030
Address: 9000 Hungary Spring Rd Richmond, VA 23228
Principal: Carla S. Scott
Superintendent: Dr. Amy E Cashwell
Region: 1
Division: Henrico 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

State Accreditation Status

Accredited

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ACCREDITATION

Accreditation Status This 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 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 4 64 59 36 9 67 58 33 13 73 60 27
Female 5 71 65 29 11 70 59 30 11 73 62 27
Male 3 57 53 43 7 64 57 36 14 73 59 27
Asian 11 68 58 32 12 76 65 24 8 77 69 23
Black 2 63 60 37 7 68 60 32 10 79 69 21
Hispanic 4 52 48 48 2 58 55 42 5 60 55 40
White 8 80 71 20 17 73 56 27 25 78 54 22
Two or more races - 75 75 25 24 76 53 24 31 69 38 31
Students with Disabilities - 54 54 46 6 47 41 53 8 67 58 33
Economically Disadvantaged 3 59 55 41 7 61 54 39 8 69 60 31
English Learners 1 48 47 52 3 61 58 39 6 62 56 38
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 5 63 58 37 11 68 57 32 16 73 56 27
Female 11 71 60 29 16 73 57 27 10 73 63 27
Male - 56 56 44 6 64 58 36 24 71 48 29
Asian < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
Black - 62 62 38 8 71 63 29 14 77 63 23
Hispanic 7 52 44 48 - 53 53 47 4 52 48 48
White 9 83 74 17 22 83 61 17 28 80 52 20
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < < < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 3 56 53 44 4 55 51 45 14 66 51 34
English Learners 3 52 48 48 - 63 63 38 14 55 41 45
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 2 57 55 43 7 61 54 39 13 76 63 24
Female 2 63 61 38 8 53 44 47 15 77 62 23
Male 2 51 49 49 6 67 61 33 11 76 65 24
Asian < < < < < < < < < < < <
Black 1 57 56 43 3 59 56 41 11 89 79 11
Hispanic - 38 38 62 4 54 50 46 6 61 55 39
White 6 75 69 25 14 79 64 21 24 86 62 14
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities - 42 42 58 < < < < < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 2 54 52 46 6 56 50 44 4 71 67 29
English Learners - 38 38 62 9 59 50 41 - 62 62 38
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 7 76 69 24 8 70 61 30 9 70 61 30
Female 3 87 83 13 8 78 70 22 8 68 61 32
Male 11 68 57 32 8 61 53 39 10 71 61 29
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Black 9 82 73 18 9 70 61 30 5 70 65 30
Hispanic 4 64 61 36 4 67 63 33 5 68 64 32
White 10 80 70 20 13 56 44 44 21 68 47 32
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < 6 29 24 71 8 67 58 33
Economically Disadvantaged 6 71 65 29 9 68 60 32 7 68 61 32
English Learners - 55 55 45 - 62 62 38 6 67 61 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

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 19 76 57 24 15 78 63 22 17 77 60 23
Female 19 76 57 24 18 79 61 21 10 75 65 25
Male 18 76 57 24 12 78 65 22 22 79 56 21
Asian 24 86 62 14 25 90 65 10 15 77 62 23
Black 15 75 60 25 11 74 63 26 15 83 68 17
Hispanic 15 73 58 27 6 77 71 23 11 75 64 25
White 33 85 52 15 36 83 47 17 23 73 50 27
Two or more races 17 50 33 50 18 88 71 12 33 75 42 25
Students with Disabilities 12 69 58 31 13 53 40 47 13 75 63 25
Economically Disadvantaged 18 75 56 25 14 76 62 24 13 75 62 25
English Learners 16 73 57 27 17 80 63 20 12 68 56 32
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 16 69 54 31 10 79 69 21 13 71 58 29
Female 20 71 51 29 13 80 67 20 11 70 58 30
Male 12 68 56 32 8 78 71 22 15 72 57 28
Asian 20 80 60 20 < < < < < < < <
Black 9 63 53 38 3 79 76 21 14 77 63 23
Hispanic 7 70 63 30 - 77 77 23 - 52 52 48
White 35 83 48 17 33 83 50 17 20 80 60 20
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < < < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 12 67 55 33 7 74 67 26 3 69 67 31
English Learners 15 74 59 26 9 74 65 26 5 51 46 49
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 15 75 60 25 11 75 64 25 13 81 68 19
Female 14 75 61 25 11 67 56 33 10 82 71 18
Male 17 75 58 25 10 81 71 19 16 81 65 19
Asian < < < < < < < < < < < <
Black 12 78 67 22 9 66 56 34 14 86 73 14
Hispanic 15 62 46 38 4 77 73 23 6 88 81 13
White 40 87 47 13 31 85 54 15 18 71 54 29
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities 8 54 46 46 < < < < < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 17 75 57 25 9 72 63 28 9 77 68 23
English Learners 20 66 46 34 12 82 71 18 5 79 74 21
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 29 87 57 13 21 80 58 20 24 79 55 21
Female 30 87 57 13 25 85 60 15 9 74 65 26
Male 29 87 58 13 18 74 56 26 36 83 47 17
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Black 35 83 48 17 17 75 58 25 16 84 68 16
Hispanic 21 86 64 14 15 78 63 22 29 83 54 17
White 20 90 70 10 44 81 38 19 31 65 35 35
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Students with Disabilities < 100 < 0 12 41 29 59 17 83 67 17
Economically Disadvantaged 29 85 56 15 22 79 58 21 28 79 51 21
English Learners 14 83 69 17 30 84 54 16 24 71 48 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

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 22 80 58 20 6 72 66 28 5 66 60 34
Female 17 83 67 17 7 79 72 21 2 56 53 44
Male 26 77 51 23 5 65 60 35 8 74 66 26
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Black 26 87 61 13 9 72 63 28 8 68 59 32
Hispanic 17 69 52 31 - 61 61 39 - 64 64 36
White 10 80 70 20 6 81 75 19 4 56 52 44
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < - 29 29 71 - 58 58 42
Economically Disadvantaged 25 77 53 23 8 68 61 32 2 63 60 37
English Learners 10 63 53 37 3 61 58 39 - 62 62 38
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 22 80 58 20 6 72 66 28 5 66 60 34
Female 17 83 67 17 7 79 72 21 2 56 53 44
Male 26 77 51 23 5 65 60 35 8 74 66 26
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Black 26 87 61 13 9 72 63 28 8 68 59 32
Hispanic 17 69 52 31 - 61 61 39 - 64 64 36
White 10 80 70 20 6 81 75 19 4 56 52 44
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < - 29 29 71 - 58 58 42
Economically Disadvantaged 25 77 53 23 8 68 61 32 2 63 60 37
English Learners 10 63 53 37 3 61 58 39 - 62 62 38
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 10 72 62 28 27 78 51 22 44 92 47 8
Female 11 75 65 25 20 69 49 31 44 89 44 11
Male 10 69 60 31 32 84 52 16 44 94 50 6
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Black 9 67 58 33 17 69 51 31 42 92 50 8
Hispanic 21 93 71 7 24 80 56 20 45 86 41 14
White 14 79 64 21 64 86 21 14 45 95 50 5
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities - 40 40 60 < < < < < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 12 72 61 28 21 76 55 24 40 86 45 14
English Learners 16 89 74 11 26 84 58 16 47 88 41 12
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 10 72 62 28 27 78 51 22 44 92 47 8
Female 11 75 65 25 20 69 49 31 44 89 44 11
Male 10 69 60 31 32 84 52 16 44 94 50 6
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Black 9 67 58 33 17 69 51 31 42 92 50 8
Hispanic 21 93 71 7 24 80 56 20 45 86 41 14
White 14 79 64 21 64 86 21 14 45 95 50 5
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities - 40 40 60 < < < < < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 12 72 61 28 21 76 55 24 40 86 45 14
English Learners 16 89 74 11 26 84 58 16 47 88 41 12
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
Division158177175
School71222
Number of recently arrived English language learners exempted from state reading assessments

Enrollment

Fall Membership by Grade

Grade 2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Pre-kindergarten313033
Kindergarten8393108
Grade 11078195
Grade 211410082
Grade 310110393
Grade 412486108
Grade 57212595
Total Students632618614
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

2017 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 2015-20162016-20172017-2018
All Students632618614
Female316308327
Male316310287
American Indian11
Asian464749
Black275257214
Hispanic163167189
White119116135
Two or more races283027
Students with Disabilities515351
Not Students with Disabilities581565563
Economically Disadvantaged462454408
Not Economically Disadvantaged170164206
English Learners183193208
Not English Learners449425406
Homeless697
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
67.3 65.8 67

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.

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
2014-20154,698.004,055.00553.00
2015-20164,934.004,153.00557.00
2016-20174,599.004,314.00877.00

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.

 

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

Percent of Students Absent

Percent of Students Absent 2017-2018 School Year:

NOTE TO USERS: THIS DATA AND PRESENTATION ABOVE DO NOT REFLECT THE FORMULA USED TO CALCULATE CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM INDICATORS FOR STATE ACCREDITATION AND ESSA. THIS PRESENTATION WILL BE REVISED WITH THE ADDITION OF ESSA INDICATORS ON DECEMBER 31, 2018.

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
2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Subgroup 0%-10%10%-15%15%-20%20+% 0%-10%10%-15%15%-20%20+% 0%-10%10%-15%15%-20%20+% 0%-10%10%-15%15%-20%20+%
All Students65514666511761263323141162024910
Female3175233246263177753211655
Male33894332711463161676299845
American Indian000000000000
Asian44214481104723050100
Black2922312879072579522081151
Hispanic161401168403173641191633
White125610117242124525137616
Two or more races32010311003200334000
Students with Disabilities55010604126022053211
Economically Disadvantaged46414534751159474201194822088
English Learners194913209402227941252825
Homeless9020142041840917100
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

2016-2017 Offenses
  Number of Offenses
Weapons Offenses <
Property Offenses <
Other Offenses Against Persons 10
Disorderly or Disruptive Behavior Offenses 20
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Offenses <
Offenses Against Staff <
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
  2014-20152015-20162016-2017
Subgroup % Population% Short Term Suspensions% Population% Short Term Suspensions% Population% Short Term Suspensions
American Indian0.160.1580.162
Asian6.727.2787.6053.03
Black43.5289.4743.51363.2741.58663.64
Hispanic25.9225.79118.3727.023
Native Hawaiian
White19.685.2618.82918.3718.7730.3
Two or more races45.264.434.8543.03
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
  2014-20152015-20162016-2017
Subgroup % Population% Long Term Suspensions% Population% Long Term Suspensions% Population% Long Term Suspensions
American Indian0.160.1580.162
Asian6.727.2787.605
Black43.5243.51341.586
Hispanic25.9225.79127.023
Native Hawaiian
White19.6818.82918.77
Two or more races44.434.854
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
  2014-20152015-20162016-2017
Subgroup % Population% Expulsions% Population% Expulsions% Population% Expulsions
American Indian0.160.1580.162
Asian6.727.2787.605
Black43.5243.51341.586
Hispanic25.9225.79127.023
Native Hawaiian
White19.6818.82918.77
Two or more races44.434.854
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 67.6270.6372.82
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 47.6450.2255.56
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 89.3983.4185.56
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

Provisionally Licensed Teachers

Provisionally Licensed Teachers
  2016-20172017-2018
Provisional Special Education0%0%
Provisional0%0%
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
2015-201659%38%3%0%
2016-201749%47%2%2%
2017-201854%44%2%0%
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
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