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Halley Elementary

General school information

Category: Elementary (PK-06) School
Phone: 703-551-5700
Address: 8850 Cross Chase Circle Fairfax Station, VA 22039
Principal: Ms. Kerry L. Peerman
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

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 Two
MathematicsLevel Two

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 Two Level Two
Economically Disadvantaged Level One Level Two
English Learners Level One Level One
Hispanic Level One Level One
Students with Disabilities Level Three Level Three
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 22 75 53 25 17 74 57 26 15 70 55 30
Female 23 74 51 26 18 73 56 27 15 72 57 28
Male 22 76 55 24 17 74 58 26 15 69 54 31
American Indian < 100 < 0 < < < <
Asian 21 86 64 14 18 87 69 13 27 82 55 18
Black 7 51 44 49 12 62 51 38 6 57 51 43
Hispanic 22 67 45 33 16 59 42 41 5 57 52 43
White 34 92 58 8 21 87 65 13 24 84 60 16
Two or more races 21 75 54 25 18 71 53 29 16 84 68 16
Students with Disabilities 16 41 25 59 7 48 42 52 4 31 27 69
Economically Disadvantaged 11 53 41 47 7 55 48 45 4 52 47 48
English Learners 20 63 43 37 11 62 51 38 7 59 52 41
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 23 71 47 29 16 63 46 38 15 61 46 39
Female 18 65 47 35 17 56 39 44 18 63 45 38
Male 28 76 48 24 15 69 54 31 13 60 47 40
Asian 25 75 50 25 20 80 60 20 36 64 29 36
Black 8 42 35 58 16 53 37 47 6 53 47 47
Hispanic 28 72 44 28 5 37 32 63 6 56 50 44
White 31 89 57 11 26 83 57 17 21 74 53 26
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities 17 44 28 56 10 40 30 60 < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 19 47 28 53 6 36 30 64 3 38 34 63
English Learners 32 61 29 39 8 46 38 54 - 57 57 43
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 23 72 49 28 13 65 52 35 8 68 60 32
Female 22 68 46 32 18 69 51 31 3 69 67 31
Male 23 75 52 25 9 62 53 38 14 67 53 33
Asian 13 80 67 20 25 83 58 17 15 77 62 23
Black - 35 35 65 8 58 50 42 5 59 55 41
Hispanic 21 63 42 37 15 55 40 45 - 50 50 50
White 41 94 53 6 12 73 61 27 15 85 70 15
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities 31 44 13 56 11 44 33 56 - 45 45 55
Economically Disadvantaged 11 46 35 54 7 44 37 56 4 54 50 46
English Learners 17 66 49 34 18 46 29 54 5 48 43 52
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 25 82 57 18 21 79 59 21 17 71 53 29
Female 25 82 57 18 17 73 56 27 24 75 51 25
Male 24 81 57 19 23 84 61 16 10 66 56 34
Asian 22 94 72 6 7 86 79 14 40 87 47 13
Black 12 58 46 42 9 64 55 36 10 62 52 38
Hispanic 29 86 57 14 24 71 48 29 5 55 50 45
White 39 96 57 4 30 92 62 8 21 76 55 24
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities - 42 42 58 7 57 50 43 11 42 32 58
Economically Disadvantaged 3 63 60 37 8 68 59 32 3 53 50 47
English Learners 18 76 59 24 12 71 59 29 7 48 41 52
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 17 77 60 23 18 87 69 13 17 79 62 21
Female 26 82 55 18 18 92 74 8 14 79 65 21
Male 8 73 65 27 18 82 64 18 19 79 60 21
Asian 27 91 64 9 19 95 76 5 14 100 86 0
Black 7 79 71 21 14 71 57 29 4 57 52 43
Hispanic 13 50 38 50 23 77 54 23 8 64 56 36
White 21 89 68 11 18 100 82 0 32 95 63 5
Two or more races < < < < < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities 19 31 13 69 - 50 50 50 - 8 8 92
Economically Disadvantaged 10 60 50 40 6 74 68 26 7 61 54 39
English Learners - 42 42 58 4 87 83 13 13 74 62 26
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 18 78 60 22 19 76 57 24 14 70 56 30
Female 14 78 64 22 12 78 66 22 6 71 64 29
Male 21 78 57 22 26 75 49 25 21 69 48 31
American Indian < 100 < 0 < < < <
Asian 21 93 72 7 31 92 61 8 20 88 68 13
Black 9 55 46 45 11 59 48 41 8 57 49 43
Hispanic 9 67 58 33 8 62 53 38 9 55 46 45
White 29 92 63 8 27 91 64 9 21 83 62 17
Two or more races 8 79 71 21 24 76 53 24 11 79 68 21
Students with Disabilities 4 42 38 58 12 42 30 58 2 31 29 69
Economically Disadvantaged 3 51 48 49 3 55 52 45 5 49 44 51
English Learners 7 66 59 34 10 72 63 28 7 62 55 38
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 67 51 33 23 78 56 22 17 68 51 32
Female 15 67 52 33 13 75 63 25 10 65 55 35
Male 18 67 49 33 33 82 49 18 23 70 47 30
Asian 17 75 58 25 47 93 47 7 21 86 64 14
Black 15 50 35 50 11 63 53 37 9 56 47 44
Hispanic 5 53 47 47 - 56 56 44 19 69 50 31
White 26 79 53 21 35 96 61 4 26 74 47 26
Two or more races < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
Students with Disabilities 6 33 28 67 20 60 40 40 < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 3 35 32 65 3 63 59 38 9 38 28 63
English Learners - 47 47 53 20 72 52 28 9 57 48 43
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 23 78 56 22 26 66 41 34 16 67 51 33
Female 8 78 70 22 23 68 45 32 3 67 64 33
Male 32 79 46 21 28 65 37 35 31 67 36 33
Asian 20 93 73 7 42 92 50 8 31 92 62 8
Black 5 52 48 48 19 62 42 38 5 50 45 50
Hispanic 11 61 50 39 5 50 45 50 13 50 38 50
White 41 97 56 3 36 73 36 27 25 75 50 25
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities 13 38 25 63 17 28 11 72 - 27 27 73
Economically Disadvantaged 6 56 50 44 5 44 39 56 4 46 43 54
English Learners 18 74 56 26 7 52 45 48 14 67 52 33
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 5 73 69 27 10 67 57 33 11 54 42 46
Female 5 73 68 27 3 67 63 33 5 63 59 37
Male 4 74 70 26 15 67 51 33 20 40 20 60
Asian 8 100 92 0 9 82 73 18 < < < <
Black - 40 40 60 5 48 43 52 18 53 35 47
Hispanic 8 75 67 25 - 56 56 44 5 35 30 65
White 6 100 94 0 24 94 71 6 10 70 60 30
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities - 39 39 61 8 31 23 69 - 24 24 76
Economically Disadvantaged - 46 46 54 - 56 56 44 8 39 31 61
English Learners - 88 88 12 3 71 68 29 4 39 36 61
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 18 87 70 13 7 86 79 14 3 78 75 22
Female 17 88 71 12 2 90 88 10 2 80 77 20
Male 19 86 68 14 13 81 68 19 4 76 73 24
Asian 43 100 57 0 6 94 89 6 6 94 88 6
Black 11 78 67 22 - 56 56 44 4 67 63 33
Hispanic 13 81 69 19 20 87 67 13 - 61 61 39
White 17 92 75 8 8 100 92 0 4 93 89 7
Two or more races < < < < < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities - 56 56 44 - 50 50 50 - 36 36 64
Economically Disadvantaged 6 72 67 28 - 58 58 42 - 63 63 37
English Learners 8 67 58 33 4 96 92 4 - 75 75 25
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 38 100 63 0 58 100 42 0 43 100 57 0
Female 45 100 55 0 40 100 60 0 30 100 70 0
Male 31 100 69 0 71 100 29 0 50 100 50 0
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 50 100 50 0 50 100 50 0 47 100 53 0
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Economically Disadvantaged < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 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 24 85 61 15 20 83 62 17 19 72 53 28
Female 20 82 63 18 10 74 64 26 15 75 60 25
Male 29 88 60 12 29 89 61 11 24 68 44 32
Asian 39 100 61 0 14 86 71 14 47 80 33 20
Black 12 65 54 35 - 68 68 32 14 71 57 29
Hispanic 29 79 50 21 9 73 64 27 5 43 38 57
White 25 100 75 0 41 97 57 3 24 83 59 17
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities 11 53 42 47 7 50 43 50 11 42 32 58
Economically Disadvantaged 3 67 63 33 - 70 70 30 5 49 44 51
English Learners 6 82 76 18 6 80 74 20 3 53 50 47
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 24 85 61 15 20 83 62 17 19 72 53 28
Female 20 82 63 18 10 74 64 26 15 75 60 25
Male 29 88 60 12 29 89 61 11 24 68 44 32
Asian 39 100 61 0 14 86 71 14 47 80 33 20
Black 12 65 54 35 - 68 68 32 14 71 57 29
Hispanic 29 79 50 21 9 73 64 27 5 43 38 57
White 25 100 75 0 41 97 57 3 24 83 59 17
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities 11 53 42 47 7 50 43 50 11 42 32 58
Economically Disadvantaged 3 67 63 33 - 70 70 30 5 49 44 51
English Learners 6 82 76 18 6 80 74 20 3 53 50 47
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 55 88 33 12 33 85 52 15 24 75 51 25
Female 46 84 38 16 27 89 62 11 22 69 47 31
Male 62 91 29 9 38 82 44 18 25 81 56 19
Asian 60 100 40 0 70 100 30 0 31 85 54 15
Black 29 71 43 29 17 67 50 33 9 55 45 45
Hispanic 33 78 44 22 9 82 73 18 33 75 42 25
White 79 100 21 0 43 93 50 7 29 88 59 12
Two or more races < < < < < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities 25 50 25 50 7 71 64 29 - 20 20 80
Economically Disadvantaged 20 74 54 26 10 60 50 40 9 59 50 41
English Learners 27 94 67 6 38 100 62 0 21 93 71 7
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 55 88 33 12 33 85 52 15 24 75 51 25
Female 46 84 38 16 28 89 61 11 22 69 47 31
Male 62 91 29 9 38 82 44 18 25 81 56 19
Asian 60 100 40 0 < 100 < 0 31 85 54 15
Black 29 71 43 29 17 67 50 33 9 55 45 45
Hispanic 33 78 44 22 9 82 73 18 33 75 42 25
White 79 100 21 0 43 93 50 7 29 88 59 12
Two or more races < < < < < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities 25 50 25 50 8 69 62 31 - 20 20 80
Economically Disadvantaged 20 74 54 26 10 60 50 40 9 59 50 41
English Learners 27 94 67 6 38 100 62 0 21 93 71 7
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
School331
Number of recently arrived English language learners exempted from state reading assessments

Enrollment

Fall Membership by Grade

Grade 2016-20172017-20182018-2019
Pre-kindergarten685456
Kindergarten916477
Grade 1788858
Grade 2999284
Grade 3829185
Grade 41037482
Grade 5989876
Grade 69610695
Total Students715667613
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 Students715667613
Female323321315
Male392346298
Asian11610392
Black181173165
Hispanic136135124
Native Hawaiian222
White242220192
Two or more races383438
Students with Disabilities143116123
Not Students with Disabilities572551490
Economically Disadvantaged191266274
Not Economically Disadvantaged524401339
English Learners190190160
Not English Learners525477453
Homeless152
Foster Care224
Military Connected716763
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.

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.

 

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 Students620413125985010860248201759137613
Female30727142872832285191182922224
Male3131428311227631729992991549
American Indian000000000000
Asian993019632010173293701
Black1881218154174515714810160559
Hispanic111902111124211510651221100
Native Hawaiian0000000000000000
White1881511193150019315301781112
Two or more races31210423013520036201
Students with Disabilities1063158915238295476533
Economically Disadvantaged21227111190338822435171524120611
English Learners16713121701352179151031801711
Homeless273040000123396123
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 47
Other Offenses Against Persons <
All Other Offenses <
Property Offenses <
Offenses Against Student <
Technology Offenses <
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
  2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Subgroup % Population% Short Term Suspensions% Population% Short Term Suspensions% Population% Short Term Suspensions
American Indian0.146
Asian15.1616.2242.1715.442
Black24.78167.8625.31556.5225.93760.61
Hispanic19.8253.5719.02117.3920.2421.21
Native Hawaiian0.2920.280.3
White32.94510.7133.84610.8732.98412.12
Two or more races6.85117.865.31513.045.0976.06
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
  2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Subgroup % Population% Long Term Suspensions% Population% Long Term Suspensions% Population% Long Term Suspensions
American Indian0.146
Asian15.1616.22415.442
Black24.78110025.31525.937
Hispanic19.82519.02120.24
Native Hawaiian0.2920.280.3
White32.94533.84632.984
Two or more races6.8515.3155.097
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
  2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Subgroup % Population% Expulsions% Population% Expulsions% Population% Expulsions
American Indian0.146
Asian15.1616.22415.442
Black24.78125.31525.937
Hispanic19.82519.02120.24
Native Hawaiian0.2920.280.3
White32.94533.84632.984
Two or more races6.8515.3155.097
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 32.3231.4237.74
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 50.4553.2747.23
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 81.2586.9274.91
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%
Provisional6%5%
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
2015-201629%70%2%-1%
2016-201728%71%1%0%
2017-201827%70%3%0%
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
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