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Herbert J. Saunders Middle

General school information

Category: Middle (06-08) School
Phone: 703-670-9188
Address: 13557 Spriggs Rd Manassas, VA 20112
Principal: Sheila Huckestein
Superintendent: Dr. Steven L. Walts
Region: 4
Division: Prince William County Public Schools
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Performance Snapshot

Accountability

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

Writing

Writing 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 writing in grade 8 and once in high school with an end-of-course writing test. Prior to 2014, students also took a writing test in grade 5. Use the drop down menu above the chart to select a specific writing 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: Writing Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 13 69 56 31 17 73 57 27 20 75 54 25
Female 19 79 60 21 23 81 58 19 25 82 57 18
Male 8 61 53 39 11 66 55 34 15 67 52 33
American Indian < < < < < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Asian 35 92 58 8 32 95 62 5 35 85 50 15
Black 3 59 56 41 16 65 48 35 13 69 56 31
Hispanic 10 55 45 45 9 65 56 35 15 70 55 30
Native Hawaiian < < < < < < < <
White 18 82 64 18 22 80 59 20 31 81 50 19
Two or more races 13 70 57 30 6 73 67 27 18 79 61 21
Students with Disabilities 6 23 17 77 4 28 24 72 7 43 37 57
Economically Disadvantaged 3 53 50 47 9 61 53 39 16 62 47 38
English Learners - 32 32 68 2 42 40 58 4 39 35 61
Grade 8 Writing Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 13 69 56 31 17 73 57 27 20 75 54 25
Female 19 79 60 21 23 81 58 19 25 82 57 18
Male 8 61 53 39 11 66 55 34 15 67 52 33
American Indian < < < < < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Asian 35 92 58 8 32 95 62 5 35 85 50 15
Black 3 59 56 41 16 65 48 35 13 69 56 31
Hispanic 10 55 45 45 9 65 56 35 15 70 55 30
Native Hawaiian < < < < < < < <
White 18 82 64 18 22 80 59 20 31 81 50 19
Two or more races 13 70 57 30 6 73 67 27 18 79 61 21
Students with Disabilities 6 23 17 77 4 28 24 72 7 43 37 57
Economically Disadvantaged 3 53 50 47 9 61 53 39 16 62 47 38
English Learners - 32 32 68 2 42 40 58 4 39 35 61
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 11 75 65 25 8 75 67 25 11 78 67 22
Female 12 79 68 21 7 74 67 26 12 80 68 20
Male 10 72 62 28 8 76 67 24 10 76 66 24
American Indian < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
Asian 31 85 54 15 14 88 74 12 20 89 69 11
Black 5 67 62 33 4 66 63 34 5 72 67 28
Hispanic 7 72 65 28 6 68 63 32 7 70 63 30
Native Hawaiian < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
White 14 83 69 17 11 84 73 16 17 87 70 13
Two or more races 9 73 64 27 9 78 68 22 10 81 70 19
Students with Disabilities 9 40 30 60 9 30 21 70 13 45 33 55
Economically Disadvantaged 5 62 58 38 3 61 58 39 7 66 58 34
English Learners 9 42 33 58 5 63 58 38 7 63 57 37
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 11 77 66 23 8 77 69 23 11 80 69 20
Female 11 80 70 20 8 76 68 24 9 83 74 17
Male 11 74 63 26 8 77 70 23 12 76 64 24
American Indian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Asian 30 85 55 15 7 93 86 7 19 87 68 13
Black 4 67 63 33 4 71 66 29 4 78 74 22
Hispanic 10 78 67 22 6 66 60 34 7 69 62 31
White 14 82 68 18 13 88 75 13 19 88 70 12
Two or more races 10 77 68 23 10 86 76 14 4 86 82 14
Students with Disabilities 12 61 49 39 12 45 33 55 11 57 45 43
Economically Disadvantaged 6 67 61 33 2 61 59 39 6 65 59 35
English Learners 9 53 44 47 3 67 64 33 8 68 59 32
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 3 58 55 42 4 65 62 35 4 69 64 31
Female 2 61 59 39 3 63 60 37 6 71 65 29
Male 3 55 52 45 4 68 64 32 3 67 64 33
Asian 11 58 47 42 < < < < - 94 94 6
Black 1 55 54 45 4 60 56 40 2 63 61 37
Hispanic 2 56 55 44 2 65 62 35 3 62 59 38
White 3 59 56 41 6 68 62 32 11 80 69 20
Two or more races 4 68 64 32 4 75 71 25 7 64 57 36
Students with Disabilities 7 17 10 83 8 31 23 69 13 42 29 58
Economically Disadvantaged 1 49 48 51 1 57 56 43 2 62 60 38
English Learners 8 25 17 75 4 55 51 45 3 67 63 33
Grade 8 Mathematics Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 12 77 65 23 11 73 62 27 12 75 63 25
Female 14 82 68 18 11 73 62 27 14 75 61 25
Male 11 72 61 28 11 73 62 27 10 75 65 25
American Indian < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
Asian 39 94 55 6 24 88 65 12 26 84 58 16
Black 7 70 63 30 3 60 57 40 7 71 63 29
Hispanic 3 68 64 32 8 70 62 30 10 68 58 32
Native Hawaiian < < < < < 100 < 0
White 17 87 70 13 16 83 67 17 16 83 67 17
Two or more races 7 66 59 34 13 69 56 31 14 78 65 22
Students with Disabilities 9 36 28 64 8 18 10 82 14 36 22 64
Economically Disadvantaged 4 62 58 38 6 58 52 42 12 63 52 37
English Learners 9 43 34 57 7 61 54 39 5 47 42 53
Algebra I Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 19 100 81 0 5 97 92 3 14 98 84 2
Female 22 100 78 0 3 96 93 4 16 99 83 1
Male 13 100 87 0 8 98 90 2 11 97 86 3
American Indian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Asian 38 100 62 0 11 89 78 11 36 100 64 0
Black 13 100 88 0 4 96 92 4 5 95 90 5
Hispanic 13 100 88 0 - 93 93 7 8 97 89 3
White 16 100 84 0 5 100 95 0 15 98 83 2
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Economically Disadvantaged 16 100 84 0 6 100 94 0 19 100 81 0
Geometry Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Female < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Male < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White < 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 14 85 71 15 12 86 74 14 13 84 71 16
Female 16 86 69 14 12 85 73 16 13 86 74 14
Male 12 85 73 15 12 87 75 13 12 81 69 19
American Indian < < < < < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Asian 22 93 70 7 27 95 68 5 19 89 70 11
Black 5 75 70 25 6 80 74 20 5 78 73 22
Hispanic 11 77 67 23 5 77 71 23 11 79 68 21
Native Hawaiian < 100 < 0 < < < <
White 21 95 74 5 18 92 74 8 20 92 72 8
Two or more races 14 93 79 7 9 91 82 9 15 88 73 12
Students with Disabilities 2 55 53 45 2 50 48 50 3 54 51 46
Economically Disadvantaged 7 69 62 31 5 78 73 22 5 71 66 29
English Learners - 42 42 58 4 65 60 35 2 52 50 48
Grade 8 Science Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 14 85 71 15 12 86 74 14 13 84 71 16
Female 16 86 69 14 12 85 73 16 13 86 73 14
Male 12 85 73 15 12 87 75 13 12 81 69 19
American Indian < < < < < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Asian 22 93 70 7 27 95 68 5 19 89 70 11
Black 5 75 70 25 6 80 74 20 5 78 73 22
Hispanic 11 77 67 23 5 77 71 23 11 79 68 21
Native Hawaiian < 100 < 0 < < < <
White 21 95 74 5 18 92 74 8 20 92 72 8
Two or more races 14 93 79 7 9 91 82 9 15 88 73 12
Students with Disabilities 2 55 53 45 2 50 48 50 3 53 50 47
Economically Disadvantaged 7 69 62 31 5 78 73 22 5 71 66 29
English Learners - 42 42 58 4 65 60 35 2 52 50 48
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 26 88 62 12 23 86 63 14 33 91 58 9
Female 28 91 63 9 22 86 65 14 36 92 57 8
Male 24 85 62 15 23 85 62 15 31 90 59 10
American Indian < < < < < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Asian 42 96 54 4 34 92 58 8 36 96 60 4
Black 21 82 61 18 20 84 64 16 19 91 71 9
Hispanic 18 80 62 20 11 77 67 23 29 86 58 14
Native Hawaiian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 32 95 64 5 32 91 59 9 50 95 45 5
Two or more races 24 90 66 10 15 88 73 12 30 91 61 9
Students with Disabilities 9 55 47 45 2 43 41 57 11 78 67 22
Economically Disadvantaged 16 75 59 25 12 75 63 25 21 81 60 19
English Learners - 50 50 50 8 63 55 37 6 64 57 36
Civics & Econ Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 26 88 62 12 23 86 63 14 34 91 57 9
Female 28 91 63 9 22 86 65 14 36 93 57 7
Male 24 85 61 15 24 85 61 15 32 90 58 10
American Indian < < < < < 100 < 0
Asian 42 96 54 4 34 92 58 8 36 96 60 4
Black 20 82 62 18 20 84 63 16 20 91 71 9
Hispanic 19 80 62 20 11 77 67 23 28 86 58 14
Native Hawaiian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 32 95 63 5 31 91 59 9 51 95 44 5
Two or more races 24 90 66 10 16 88 72 13 31 91 59 9
Students with Disabilities 7 51 44 49 - 37 37 63 11 77 66 23
Economically Disadvantaged 15 74 59 26 12 75 62 25 21 82 60 18
English Learners - 48 48 52 8 63 54 38 4 64 60 36
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
Division465544285
School594
Number of recently arrived English language learners exempted from state reading assessments

Enrollment

Fall Membership by Grade

Grade 2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Grade 6387364364
Grade 7362404379
Grade 8411394431
Total Students1,1601,1621,174
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 Students116011621174
Female575576579
Male585586595
American Indian657
Asian839292
Black285295288
Hispanic296326357
Native Hawaiian443
White389355341
Two or more races978586
Students with Disabilities143141142
Not Students with Disabilities101710211032
Economically Disadvantaged302286403
Not Economically Disadvantaged858876771
English Learners92200231
Not English Learners1068962943
Homeless1
Military Connected2873101
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
64.6 64.8 64.7

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
2014-20154,943.005,277.00574.00
2015-20164,918.005,278.00683.00
2016-20175,099.005,499.00759.00

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 Students106656159114347131011435616111142491513
Female53328845652855561261165602468
Male5332875578198558230555822595
American Indian0000000000000000
Asian82611814108781093502
Black2851013281110529415212891072
Hispanic2481530303126132117523382043
Native Hawaiian0000000000000000
White359196537417523451577332834
Two or more races88540953028701183312
Students with Disabilities1161312130124213310331351144
Economically Disadvantaged31730653341665345328739133105
English Learners9982110341020713322251743
Homeless0000000000000000
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
Offenses Against Staff <
Property Offenses <
All Other Offenses <
Other Offenses Against Persons 61
Disorderly or Disruptive Behavior Offenses 12
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Offenses <
Offenses Against Student <
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 Indian0.5170.431.670.5964.26
Asian7.1553.77.9172.57.8362.13
Black24.56949.3825.38742.524.53227.66
Hispanic25.51719.7528.05528.3330.40927.66
Native Hawaiian0.3450.3442.50.256
White33.53422.2230.55116.6729.04625.53
Two or more races8.3624.947.3155.837.32512.77
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 Indian0.5170.430.596
Asian7.1557.9177.836
Black24.56925.38724.532
Hispanic25.51710028.05530.409
Native Hawaiian0.3450.3440.256
White33.53430.55129.046
Two or more races8.3627.3157.325
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 Indian0.5170.430.596
Asian7.1557.9177.836
Black24.56925.38724.532
Hispanic25.51728.05530.409
Native Hawaiian0.3450.3440.256
White33.53430.55129.046
Two or more races8.3627.3157.325
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 29.2127.8428.62
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 38.5634.3732.23
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 91.5490.0986.14
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%1%
Provisional4%8%
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
2015-201621%75%3%1%
2016-201722%75%3%0%
2017-201827%70%2%1%
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
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