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Ridge Elementary

General school information

Category: Elementary (PK-05) School
Phone: 804-673-3745
Address: 8910 Three Chopt Rd Richmond, VA 23229
Principal: Rebecca L Roper
Superintendent: Dr. Amy E Cashwell
School Number: 90
Region: 1
Division: Henrico County Public Schools
Division Number: 43
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Accreditation

Assessments

Assessments

Enrollment

Enrollment

Finance

School Finance

Learning Climate

Learning Climate

Teacher Quality

Teacher Quality

ESSA

Every Student Succeeds Act

School Readiness

School Readiness

ACCREDITATION

2018 Accreditation Status: Accredited
(School accreditation ratings for 2019 will be released in September.)

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 One Level Two
Economically Disadvantaged Level One Level One
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 Performance: All Students

This chart displays the percentage of students passing state reading tests. Virginia students are assessed annually in reading in grades 3-8 and once in high school with an end-of-course (EOC) reading test. Use the drop down menu above the chart to view results for a specific test. Use the menu below the chart to select results for a specific group of students. Practice test items representative of the content and skills included in current Standards of Learning assessments are available on the Virginia Department of Education website to assist in understanding the format of the tests and questions.
overall Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 14 53 67 33 9 55 65 35 13 54 67 33
Female 12 59 71 29 9 62 71 29 16 56 71 29
Male 15 47 62 38 10 48 57 43 10 52 62 38
American Indian < < 100 0 < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Asian 3 51 54 46 7 48 55 45 4 50 54 46
Black 7 68 75 25 7 60 67 33 11 54 65 35
Hispanic 12 41 53 47 7 51 58 42 8 48 56 44
White 25 53 78 22 14 59 73 27 18 59 77 23
Two or more races 18 64 82 18 - 60 60 40 < < < <
Students with Disabilities 3 20 23 77 3 23 26 74 - 39 39 61
Students without Disabilities 15 57 72 28 10 60 70 30 14 55 70 30
Economically Disadvantaged 8 54 61 39 4 57 61 39 9 52 61 39
Not Economically Disadvantaged 35 52 87 13 16 53 69 31 18 57 76 24
English Learners 9 47 56 44 1 49 50 50 - 29 29 71
Military Connected < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Foster Care < < < <
Grade 3 English Reading Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 18 53 70 30 12 46 58 42 12 45 57 43
Female 18 59 76 24 15 48 63 37 13 43 55 45
Male 17 46 63 37 8 44 51 49 12 47 59 41
Asian < < < < < < < < < < < <
Black 13 68 81 19 4 52 57 43 11 26 37 63
Hispanic 12 35 46 54 10 45 55 45 7 45 52 48
White 33 48 81 19 16 48 65 35 18 59 76 24
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < 100 0
Students with Disabilities < < < < - 17 17 83 < < < <
Students without Disabilities 18 57 74 26 14 51 64 36 13 47 60 40
Economically Disadvantaged 9 57 66 34 6 48 54 46 11 38 49 51
Not Economically Disadvantaged 43 39 83 17 19 43 62 38 14 56 69 31
English Learners 8 47 55 45 3 38 41 59 - 26 26 74
Grade 4 English Reading Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 11 53 64 36 10 61 71 29 15 49 63 37
Female 9 59 68 32 10 70 80 20 20 51 71 29
Male 14 47 61 39 11 49 59 41 10 46 56 44
Asian - 50 50 50 < < < < < < < <
Black - 73 73 27 13 60 73 27 12 41 53 47
Hispanic 17 31 48 52 4 59 63 37 15 40 55 45
White 21 59 79 21 11 74 84 16 16 58 74 26
Two or more races < < 100 0 < < 100 0 < < < <
Students with Disabilities - 25 25 75 10 20 30 70 - 45 45 55
Students without Disabilities 13 57 69 31 10 66 77 23 17 49 66 34
Economically Disadvantaged 6 51 57 43 5 58 63 37 12 44 56 44
Not Economically Disadvantaged 29 63 92 8 16 64 80 20 20 57 77 23
English Learners 12 43 55 45 - 52 52 48 - 30 30 70
Military Connected < < 100 0
Grade 5 English Reading Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 12 54 67 33 7 58 65 35 12 68 80 20
Female 10 60 70 30 4 66 70 30 15 71 85 15
Male 15 49 63 37 10 50 60 40 8 64 72 28
American Indian < < 100 0
Asian 10 40 50 50 - 67 67 33 < < < <
Black 7 60 67 33 - 68 68 32 11 81 93 7
Hispanic 7 57 64 36 9 47 56 44 4 58 63 38
White 23 50 73 27 14 61 75 25 22 61 83 17
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < 100 0
Students with Disabilities - 27 27 73 - 31 31 69 - 45 45 55
Students without Disabilities 14 59 73 27 8 62 70 30 14 71 85 15
Economically Disadvantaged 8 55 62 38 2 64 66 34 6 73 79 21
Not Economically Disadvantaged 33 53 87 13 13 51 64 36 22 59 81 19
English Learners 7 51 58 42 - 56 56 44 - 36 36 64
Foster Care < < < <
Grade 6 English Reading Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
Grade 7 English Reading Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
Grade 8 English Reading Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
EOC English Reading Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

Writing Performance: All Students

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

Math Performance: All Students

This chart displays the percentage of students passing state mathematics tests. Virginia students are assessed annually in mathematics in grades 3-8 and at the end of secondary courses (Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II) as needed to meet graduation requirements. Use the drop down menu above the chart to view results for a specific test. Use the menu below the chart to select results for a specific group of students. Practice test items representative of the content and skills included in current Standards of Learning assessments are available on the Virginia Department of Education website to assist in understanding the format of the tests and questions.
overall Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 11 54 65 35 13 48 61 39 9 66 75 25
Female 12 57 70 30 13 53 66 34 7 70 78 22
Male 10 50 61 39 12 43 55 45 11 62 73 27
American Indian < < 100 0 < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Asian 8 53 60 40 6 48 55 45 8 76 84 16
Black 9 52 61 39 8 47 55 45 11 60 71 29
Hispanic 10 49 58 42 13 45 58 42 4 58 62 38
White 14 61 76 24 18 53 71 29 12 73 86 14
Two or more races 36 45 82 18 10 60 70 30 < < 100 0
Students with Disabilities 7 17 23 77 3 20 23 77 - 36 36 64
Students without Disabilities 12 58 70 30 14 52 66 34 10 70 80 20
Economically Disadvantaged 8 52 60 40 8 45 53 47 9 62 71 29
Not Economically Disadvantaged 25 61 85 15 18 52 70 30 9 73 82 18
English Learners 8 54 62 38 5 45 50 50 3 53 55 45
Military Connected < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Foster Care < < < <
Grade 3 Mathematics Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 17 60 78 22 10 48 58 42 13 68 80 20
Female 17 67 85 15 9 49 57 43 10 69 79 21
Male 17 52 70 30 12 46 59 41 15 67 81 19
Asian < < < < < < < < < < < <
Black 13 63 75 25 8 44 52 48 5 60 65 35
Hispanic 15 46 62 38 20 40 60 40 9 63 72 28
White 26 63 89 11 6 58 65 35 20 74 94 6
Two or more races < < 100 0 < < < < < < 100 0
Students with Disabilities < < < < - 17 17 83 < < < <
Students without Disabilities 18 64 81 19 12 53 64 36 13 70 83 17
Economically Disadvantaged 11 60 71 29 12 42 54 46 14 63 77 23
Not Economically Disadvantaged 39 61 100 0 8 55 63 37 10 74 85 15
English Learners 8 62 69 31 9 37 46 54 3 61 64 36
Grade 4 Mathematics Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 8 47 56 44 11 58 69 31 5 66 71 29
Female 7 52 59 41 12 67 78 22 2 71 74 26
Male 10 42 52 48 10 46 56 44 7 61 68 32
Asian 10 35 45 55 < < < < < < < <
Black 5 45 50 50 13 57 70 30 6 53 59 41
Hispanic 7 47 53 47 4 54 57 43 - 45 45 55
White 12 53 65 35 15 60 75 25 9 75 84 16
Two or more races < < 100 0 < < < < < < 100 0
Students with Disabilities - 8 8 92 10 20 30 70 - 45 45 55
Students without Disabilities 10 52 62 38 11 63 74 26 6 69 75 25
Economically Disadvantaged 6 45 51 49 2 59 61 39 8 58 66 34
Not Economically Disadvantaged 17 57 74 26 20 57 76 24 - 80 80 20
English Learners 10 47 58 42 3 56 59 41 4 54 58 42
Military Connected < < 100 0
Grade 5 Mathematics Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 8 55 63 37 16 40 57 43 9 65 74 26
Female 13 51 64 36 19 43 61 39 10 70 80 20
Male 4 58 62 38 14 38 52 48 8 58 66 34
American Indian < < 100 0
Asian 9 55 64 36 7 40 47 53 < < < <
Black 6 41 47 53 - 36 36 64 18 64 82 18
Hispanic 7 54 61 39 17 40 57 43 - 62 62 38
White 5 73 77 23 32 43 75 25 4 70 74 26
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < 100 0
Students with Disabilities 9 27 36 64 - 23 23 77 - 27 27 73
Students without Disabilities 8 59 67 33 19 43 62 38 10 70 81 19
Economically Disadvantaged 7 52 59 41 9 38 47 53 6 64 70 30
Not Economically Disadvantaged 13 67 80 20 26 43 70 30 14 66 80 20
English Learners 6 55 62 38 2 43 45 55 - 33 33 67
Foster Care < < < <
Grade 6 Mathematics Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
Grade 7 Mathematics Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
Grade 8 Mathematics Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
Algebra I Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
Geometry Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
Algebra II Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

Science Performance: All Students

This chart displays the percentage of students passing state science tests. Virginia students are assessed in science in grades 5 and 8 and at the end of secondary courses (Earth Science, Biology and Chemistry) as needed to meet graduation requirements. Use the drop down menu above the chart to view results for a specific test. Use the menu below the chart to select results for a specific group of students. Practice test items representative of the content and skills included in current Standards of Learning assessments are available on the Virginia Department of Education website to assist in understanding the format of the tests and questions.
overall Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 13 56 69 31 12 46 58 42 16 65 81 19
Female 15 48 63 38 9 50 59 41 20 62 82 18
Male 11 64 75 25 14 42 56 44 11 68 79 21
American Indian < < 100 0
Asian 20 40 60 40 7 47 53 47 < < < <
Black 6 61 67 33 5 55 59 41 29 57 86 14
Hispanic 4 64 68 32 11 34 46 54 4 62 65 35
White 18 55 73 27 21 54 75 25 13 78 91 9
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < 100 0
Students with Disabilities 9 27 36 64 - 23 23 77 - 55 55 45
Students without Disabilities 14 60 74 26 13 49 63 37 18 66 84 16
Economically Disadvantaged 13 51 65 35 7 45 52 48 13 64 77 23
Not Economically Disadvantaged 13 75 88 13 17 48 65 35 20 66 86 14
English Learners 7 54 61 39 2 40 43 57 - 50 50 50
Foster Care < < 100 0
Grade 5 Science Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 13 56 69 31 12 46 58 42 16 65 81 19
Female 15 48 63 38 9 50 59 41 20 62 82 18
Male 11 64 75 25 14 42 56 44 11 68 79 21
American Indian < < 100 0
Asian 20 40 60 40 7 47 53 47 < < < <
Black 6 61 67 33 5 55 59 41 29 57 86 14
Hispanic 4 64 68 32 11 34 46 54 4 62 65 35
White 18 55 73 27 21 54 75 25 13 78 91 9
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < 100 0
Students with Disabilities 9 27 36 64 - 23 23 77 - 55 55 45
Students without Disabilities 14 60 74 26 13 49 63 37 18 66 84 16
Economically Disadvantaged 13 51 65 35 7 45 52 48 13 64 77 23
Not Economically Disadvantaged 13 75 88 13 17 48 65 35 20 66 86 14
English Learners 7 54 61 39 2 40 43 57 - 50 50 50
Foster Care < < 100 0
Grade 8 Science Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
Biology Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
Chemistry Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
Earth Science Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

History Performance: All Students

This chart displays the percentage of students passing state tests in history/social science. Virginia students are assessed in history/social science once in elementary school (Virginia Studies), once in middle school (Civics and Economics) and at the end of secondary courses (Geography, World History I, World History II and Virginia and United States History) as needed to meet graduation requirements. Use the drop down menu above the chart to view results for a specific test. Use the menu below the chart to select results for a specific group of students. Practice test items representative of the content and skills included in current Standards of Learning assessments are available on the Virginia Department of Education website to assist in understanding the format of the tests and questions.
overall Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 23 49 72 28 41 47 88 13 15 53 68 32
Female 16 53 69 31 40 48 88 13 6 61 68 32
Male 30 46 76 24 42 46 88 13 24 45 69 31
Asian 6 69 75 25 < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Black 14 57 71 29 39 43 82 18 15 31 46 54
Hispanic 29 38 67 33 25 58 83 17 8 62 69 31
White 29 44 74 26 53 41 94 6 21 50 71 29
Two or more races < < 100 0 < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Students with Disabilities 9 18 27 73 < < < < < < < <
Students without Disabilities 24 53 78 22 42 47 90 10 18 59 76 24
Economically Disadvantaged 18 50 68 32 32 52 84 16 21 41 62 38
Not Economically Disadvantaged 39 48 87 13 46 44 90 10 8 69 77 23
English Learners 22 51 73 27 < < < < < < 100 0
Military Connected < < 100 0
VA Studies Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 23 49 72 28 41 47 88 13 15 53 68 32
Female 16 53 69 31 40 48 88 13 6 61 68 32
Male 30 46 76 24 42 46 88 13 24 45 69 31
Asian 6 69 75 25 < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Black 14 57 71 29 39 43 82 18 15 31 46 54
Hispanic 29 38 67 33 25 58 83 17 8 62 69 31
White 29 44 74 26 53 41 94 6 21 50 71 29
Two or more races < < 100 0 < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Students with Disabilities 9 18 27 73 < < < < < < < <
Students without Disabilities 24 53 78 22 42 47 90 10 18 59 76 24
Economically Disadvantaged 18 50 68 32 32 52 84 16 21 41 62 38
Not Economically Disadvantaged 39 48 87 13 46 44 90 10 8 69 77 23
English Learners 22 51 73 27 < < < < < < 100 0
Military Connected < < 100 0
VA & US History Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
World History I Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
World History II Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
Geography Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
Civics & Econ Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

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

2016-20172017-20182018-2019
School5911
Division177175222
State4,2272,7623,719
Number of Recently Arrived English Language Learners Exempted From State Reading Assessments

Virginia Alternate Assessment Program Participation Rates

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

Enrollment

Fall Membership by Grade

Grade 2016-20172017-20182018-2019
Pre-kindergarten002
Kindergarten789486
Grade 11018489
Grade 2789684
Grade 31038791
Grade 41139186
Grade 58610688
Total Students559558526

< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or 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 Students559558526
Female279287275
Male280271251
American Indian221
Asian697667
Black131134129
Hispanic166153153
White173176157
Two or more races181619
Students with Disabilities525547
Students without Disabilities507503479
Economically Disadvantaged426378348
Not Economically Disadvantaged133180178
English Learners251234221
Not English Learners308324305
Homeless11136
Military Connected221
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

School Finance

Percentage of Expenditures

Division Expenditures

Statewide Expenditures

Sources of Financial Support and Total Per Pupil Expenditures for Operations

Division Per-Pupil Spending

Statewide Per-Pupil Spending

School divisions report annually on expenditures and appropriations to meet each locality’s required local effort in support of the Standards of Quality and local match requirements for incentive and lottery-funded programs. The amount by which school divisions exceed these required minimums varies based on local decisions and circumstances. Most state support for public education is equalized to reflect each division’s capacity to support the required educational program. The Composite Index of Local Ability-to-Pay determines state and local shares of Standards of Quality costs for each division and local match requirements for incentive and lottery-funded programs. A portion of state sales tax revenues is distributed in support of public education based on school-age population estimates. The federal government provides assistance to state and local education agencies in support of specific federal initiatives and mandates, such as instructional services for economically disadvantaged students and students with disabilities.
School Division - Per-Pupil Spending
  Type Local Funding State Federal
2012-2013Division3,815.004,604.00692.00
State5,761.004,621.00875.00
2013-2014Division4,435.003,856.00687.00
State5,807.004,651.00784.00
2014-2015Division4,698.004,055.00553.00
State5,933.004,819.00771.00
2015-2016Division4,934.004,153.00557.00
State6,084.004,849.00812.00
2016-2017Division4,599.004,314.00877.00
State6,248.005,052.00871.00

Learning Climate

Chronic Absenteeism

Chronic Absenteeism 2018-2019 School Year:

Daily attendance is critical to success in school. A student is considered chronically absent if he or she misses two or more instructional days per month (18 days, or 10 percent of a 180-day school year) regardless of whether the absences are excused or unexcused. According to the U.S. Department of Education:
  • Children who are chronically absent in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade are much less likely to read on grade level by the third grade.
  • Students who can't read at grade level by the third grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school.
  • By high school, regular attendance is a better dropout indicator than test scores.
  • A student who is chronically absent in any year between the eighth and twelfth grade is seven times more likely to drop out of school.
Absenteeism by Subgroup
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Subgroup Below 10% 10% or Above Below 10% 10% or Above Below 10% 10% or Above
All Students519385233751021
Female262172681826712
Male25721255192439
American Indian<<<<<<
Asian692714661
Black12311123111147
Hispanic1501014871546
Native Hawaiian--<<--
White15714161131566
Two or more races181172191
Students with Disabilities568546481
Economically Disadvantaged409334022329115
English Learners24513232122237
Homeless87136<<
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

Standards of Accreditation (SOA) Offenses Data

2017-2018 Offenses
  Number of Offenses
Disorderly or Disruptive Behavior Offenses <
Other Offenses Against Persons <
Offenses Against Student <

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

Short-Term Suspensions

Short-Term Suspensions:

Increasingly, Virginia schools are implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, a nationally-recognized approach to support positive academic and behavioral outcomes for students. This positive approach to discipline prepares teachers and principals to implement new techniques that reduce disruptive student behaviors that lead to suspensions and decrease instructional time. A short-term suspension (10 days of less) may be imposed by a principal, an assistant principal, or a designee teacher in the principal’s absence. The principal or assistant principal must tell the student of the charges against him or her. If the student denies them, he or she is given an explanation of the facts as known to the school and an opportunity to present his version of what occurred. Notice to the parent may be oral or written, depending on local school board policy, and must include information on the length of the suspension, the availability of community-based educational options, and the student’s right to return to regular school attendance when the suspension period has expired.  A parent may ask for a short-term suspension decision to be reviewed by the superintendent or his designee. Local school board policy will determine whether the superintendent’s decision is final or can be appealed to the local school board. For more information, see A Parent’s Guide To Understanding Student Discipline Policies and Practices In Virginia Schools.
Short-Term Suspensions
  2016-20172017-2018
Subgroup % Population% Short-Term Suspensions% Population% Short-Term Suspensions
American Indian0.40.4
Asian12.35.613.6
Black23.4502472.7
Hispanic29.711.127.418.2
Native Hawaiian--0.2
White30.933.331.59.1
Two or more races3.22.9
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

Long-Term Suspensions

Long-Term Supensions:

Increasingly, Virginia schools are implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, a nationally-recognized approach to support positive academic and behavioral outcomes for students. This positive approach to discipline prepares teachers and principals to implement new techniques that reduce disruptive student behaviors that lead to suspensions and decrease instructional time. A long-term suspension (more than 10 school days and less than 365 calendar days)  is usually imposed by a disciplinary hearing officer upon recommendation of a principal. The student must be told of the charges against him or her. If the student denies them, he or she is given an explanation of the facts as known to the school and an opportunity to present his or her version of what occurred. Notice to the parent (and child) must be in writing and must include information on the length of and reason for the suspension, the right to a hearing in accordance with local school board policy, the availability of community-based educational options, and the student’s right to return to regular school attendance when the suspension period has expired or to attend an appropriate alternative education program approved by the school board during the suspension or after the suspension period expires. Costs for any community-based educational programs or alternative programs that are not part of the program offered by the school division are the financial responsibility of the parent. A parent has the right to appeal a long-term suspension decision in accordance with local school board policy. The appeal may first go to the local superintendent or his or her designee or to a sub-committee of the local school board; final appeal is to the full school board. The appeal must be decided by the school board within 30 days. For more information, see A Parent’s Guide To Understanding Student Discipline Policies and Practices In Virginia Schools.
Long-Term Suspensions
  2016-20172017-2018
Subgroup % Population% Long-Term Suspensions% Population% Long-Term Suspensions
American Indian0.40.4
Asian12.313.6
Black23.424
Hispanic29.727.4
Native Hawaiian0.2
White30.931.5
Two or more races3.22.9
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

Expulsions

Expulsions:

Increasingly, Virginia schools are implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, a nationally-recognized approach to support positive academic and behavioral outcomes for students. This positive approach to discipline prepares teachers and principals to implement new techniques that reduce disruptive student behaviors that lead to suspensions and decrease instructional time. An expulsion (removal from school for 365 calendar days) may only be imposed by a local school board. The student must be told of the charges against him or her. If the student denies them, he or she is given an explanation of the facts as known to the school and an opportunity to present his or her version of what occurred.  The parent (and child) must be noticed in writing of the proposed expulsion, the reasons the expulsion is being proposed, and of the right to a hearing before the school board or a sub-committee of the school board, depending on local policy. If the student is expelled, the parent is sent a written notification of the length of the expulsion and information on the availability of community-based educational, training, and intervention programs. The notice must state whether the student is eligible to return to regular school or to attend an approved alternative education program or an adult education program offered during or after the period of expulsion. The student may apply for readmission to be effective one calendar year from the date of his or her expulsion. For more information, see A Parent’s Guide To Understanding Student Discipline Policies and Practices In Virginia Schools.
Expulsions
  2016-20172017-2018
Subgroup % Population% Expulsions% Population% Expulsions
American Indian0.40.4
Asian12.313.6
Black23.424
Hispanic29.727.4
Native Hawaiian--0.2
White30.931.5
Two or more races3.22.9
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

Free and Reduced Meal Eligibility

Free and Reduced Meal Eligibility:

School divisions that choose to take part in the National School Lunch Program get cash subsidies and donated commodities from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for each meal they serve. In return, they must serve lunches that meet Federal requirements, and they must offer free or reduced-price lunches to eligible children. The School Breakfast Program operates by supporting breakfasts in the same manner as the National School Lunch Program.   At the beginning of each school year, letters and meal applications are distributed to households of children attending school. This letter informs households that school nutrition programs are available and that free and reduced-price meals are available based on income criteria. Applications have been eliminated totally in divisions that implement the community eligibility provision for all schools within the division. Children from families with incomes at or below 130 percent of the poverty level are eligible for free meals. Those between 130 percent and 185 percent of the poverty level are eligible for reduced-price meals, for which students can be charged no more than 40 cents for lunch and 30 cents for breakfast. All other students pay the full price for meals. See the Virginia Department of Education website for more information about school nutrition programs.
Free and Reduced Meal Eligibility
  2016-20172017-20182018-2019
  PercentagePercentagePercentage
All Students 76.17791.5
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

Free and Reduced Breakfast Participation of Eligible Students

Free and Reduced Breakfast Participation of Eligible Students :

The above pie graph displays the average daily percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price meals who participated in the U.S. Department of Agriculture School Breakfast Program. The School Breakfast Program is a federally assisted meal program that provides nutritious breakfast meals to students. The Virginia Department of Education administers the program at the state level and school divisions administer the program at the local level. Participation in the School Breakfast Program has been linked increased achievement, reduced absenteeism and tardiness, fewer disciplinary problems, and better student health. Breakfast menus must provide one-fourth of the daily recommended levels for protein, calcium, iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and calories. Participating schools must serve breakfasts that meet Federal nutrition standards – one quarter of daily recommended levels of protein, calcium, iron, vitamins A and C and calories – and must provide free and reduced-price breakfasts to eligible children. The No Kid Hungry Virginia campaign and the Virginia 365 Project are key state initiatives to increase participation in school nutrition programs and eliminate childhood hunger.  
Free and Reduced Breakfast Participation
  2016-20172017-20182018-2019
  PercentagePercentagePercentage
All Students 59.552.252.3
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

Free and Reduced Lunch Participation of Eligible Students

Free and Reduced Lunch Participation of Eligible Students:

The above pie graph displays the average daily percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price meals who participated in the U.S. Department of Agriculture School Lunch Program. School divisions that take part in the National School Lunch Program get cash subsidies and donated food items from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for each meal served. In return, schools must serve lunches that meet federal requirements, and must offer free or reduced-price lunches to eligible children. Studies show that well-nourished students are better learners. The No Kid Hungry Virginia campaign and the Virginia 365 Project are key state initiatives to increase participation in school nutrition programs and eliminate childhood hunger.  
Free and Reduced Lunch Participation
  2016-20172017-20182018-2019
  PercentagePercentagePercentage
All Students 87.78480.7
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

Civil Rights Data Collection

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

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

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

Teacher Quality

Teacher Quality

Teachers Not Fully Licensed or Endorsed​ Provisionally Licensed Teachers​ Inexperienced Teachers​
Title I Not Title I Title I Not Title I Title I Not Title I
School
This School - - - - 2.4% -
Division
All Schools 0.3% 1.8% 5% 5.7% 4.6% 2%
High Poverty 0.3% 3% 5% 11.4% 4.6% 2.8%
Low Poverty - 0.7% - 3.3% - 1.6%
State
All Schools 1.6% 2.6% 7.1% 7% 6.4% 4.5%
High Poverty 2% 5.1% 8% 11.5% 7.4% 7.6%
Low Poverty 1.1% 1.6% 2.8% 5.7% 4.2% 3.6%

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

This table reports the percentages of teachers at the school, division and state levels who are not properly licensed or endorsed for the content they are teaching, who are provisionally licensed, or who are inexperienced (less than one year of classroom experience). Percentages are reported for Title I schools, non-Title I schools, all schools and for high-poverty and low-poverty schools.

Provisionally Licensed Teachers

  2016-20172017-2018
Provisional Special Education0%0%

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

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

Teacher Educational Attainment

Teacher Educational Attainment: 2017-2018

No additional explanation available.
Teacher Educational Attainment
  Bachelor's Degree Master's Degree Doctoral Degree Other
2016-201735%63%2%0%
2017-201839%61%0%0%
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

Every Student Succeeds Act

2018 ESSA Status: Not Identified for Support and Improvement
2018 Accreditation Status: Accredited

ESSA School Quality Indicators Summary

Student GroupEnglish Reading PerformanceMathematics PerformanceEnglish Learner ProgressChronic AbsenteeismFederal Graduation Indicator
All StudentsNoNo-Yes-
AsianTSNo-Yes-
BlackYesNo-Yes-
HispanicNoNo-Yes-
WhiteNoNo-Yes-
Economically DisadvantagedNoNo-Yes-
English LearnersYesYesYesYes-
Students with DisabilitiesNoNo-Yes-

Yes = Annual target met
No = Annual target not met
TS = Too few students to evaluate
— = Not applicable or no students

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

ESSA Annual Targets and Long-Term Goals: Reading

Student GroupCurrent RateThree-Year RateAnnual TargetLong-Term Goal
All Students65%64%73%75%
Asian55%53%87%75%
Black67%67%60%75%
Hispanic59%55%63%75%
White73%75%81%75%
Economically Disadvantaged61%59%62%75%
English Learners58%54%53%75%
Students with Disabilities26%23%39%75%

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

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

ESSA Annual Targets and Long-Term Goals: Mathematics

Student GroupCurrent RateThree-Year RateAnnual TargetLong-Term Goal
All Students62%64%74%70%
Asian55%57%89%70%
Black55%57%60%70%
Hispanic60%61%64%70%
White71%73%81%70%
Economically Disadvantaged54%59%63%70%
English Learners58%59%57%70%
Students with Disabilities23%25%42%70%

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

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

ESSA Pass Rates: Science

Student GroupCurrent Rate
All Students59%
Asian53%
Black59%
Hispanic48%
White75%
Economically Disadvantaged52%
English Learners57%
Students with Disabilities23%

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

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

Growth in Reading and Mathematics

Student GroupGrowth English ReadingGrowth Mathematics
All Students71%66%
Asian62%65%
Black68%60%
Hispanic73%65%
White76%72%
Economically Disadvantaged70%60%
English Learners68%64%
Students with Disabilities40%34%

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

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

Chronic Absenteeism

Student GroupCurrent RateThree-Year RateAnnual TargetLong-Term Goal
All Students7%6%9%10%
Asian5%3%5%10%
Black8%7%9%10%
Hispanic5%5%9%10%
White7%7%9%10%
Economically Disadvantaged5%6%13%10%
English Learners5%5%8%10%
Students with Disabilities10%9%14%10%

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

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

English Learner Progress and Proficiency

English LearnersPercentAnnual TargetLong-Term Goal
English Learner Progress69%46%58%
English Learner Proficiency16%--

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

The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 requires states to set annual targets and long-term goals for increasing the percentage of English learners making progress toward attaining English-language proficiency. Virginia also reports on the percentage of English learners who attain proficiency.
English LearnersNumeratorDenominatorRate
English Learner Progress8912969%
English Learner Proficiency2918316%

ESSA Participation Rates

Student GroupEnglish Reading ParticipationMathematics ParticipationScience Participation
All Students100%100%99%
Asian100%100%100%
Black99%99%96%
Hispanic100%100%100%
White100%100%100%
Economically Disadvantaged100%100%100%
Not Economically Disadvantaged99%99%98%
English Learners100%100%100%
Students with Disabilities100%100%100%
Students without Disabilities100%100%99%
Female100%100%100%
Male99%99%98%
Migrant---

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

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

School Readiness

Kindergarten Students' Public Preschool Experience

This chart displays the percentage of kindergarten students who were previously enrolled in a public preschool within a Virginia school division. Students who were enrolled in a public preschool program administered by a non-governmental agency — such as a Head Start program administered by a local nonprofit organization — are not included.
Percent of Kindergarten Students​​
Public Preschool​
School 42%
Division 33%
State 33%

Kindergarten Students Meeting Fall Literacy Benchmarks

This chart presents the percentage of kindergarten students scoring at or above the benchmark on the fall Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS) assessment. Note: Fairfax County Public Schools administers an alternate literacy assessment and school-level results for Fairfax County kindergarten students are not reported to the Virginia Department of Education.
Percent of Kindergarten Students Meeting Fall Literacy Benchmarks​​​
School 73%
Division 83%
State 81%
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