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Benjamin Syms Middle

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Category: Middle (06-08) School
Phone: 757-850-5050
Address: 170 Fox Hill Rd Hampton, VA 23669
Principal: Ms. Patrina L. Jenkins
Superintendent: Dr. Jeffery O. Smith
School Number: 350
Region: 2
Division: Hampton City Public Schools
Division Number: 112
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ESSA

Every Student Succeeds Act

User note: Updated information for some School Quality Profile reports is not available due to the closure of schools in 2019-2020 and the continuing impact of COVID-19 on Virginia schools during the 2020-2021 school year.

ACCREDITATION

2021 Accreditation Status: Accreditation Waived
Accreditation Status Last Year: Accreditation Waived

Annual accreditation is waived for all Virginia public schools for the 2021-2022 school year due to the continuing impact of the of COVID-19 pandemic on schools and students.

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Assessments

Student Achievement by Proficiency Level

Reading Performance: All Students

2020-2021 reading results reflect reduced student participation in state reading assessments due to COVID-19. Reading results for 2019-2020 are not available due to the closure of schools and cancellation of state assessments. The wide variations in participation rates and learning conditions should be taken into consideration when reviewing 2020-2021 data.

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.
English Reading Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 9 59 68 32 9 55 64 36
Female 10 60 70 30 10 56 66 34
Male 9 58 67 33 8 54 63 37
American Indian < < 100 0 < < < <
Asian 21 64 86 14 18 73 91 9
Black 4 53 58 42 5 49 54 46
Hispanic 9 63 72 28 5 65 70 30
Native Hawaiian < < < < < < < <
White 18 65 83 17 16 61 78 23
Multiple Races 8 68 76 24 13 55 68 32
Students with Disabilities 4 27 31 69 1 27 28 72
Students without Disabilities 11 66 76 24 11 60 71 29
Economically Disadvantaged 4 57 61 39 5 48 53 47
Not Economically Disadvantaged 16 62 78 22 15 64 79 21
English Learners < < < < < < < <
Homeless - 44 44 56 < < < <
Military Connected 13 66 79 21 14 69 83 17
Foster Care < < < < < < < <
Grade 6 English Reading Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 10 56 66 34 12 49 60 40
Female 11 54 65 35 11 49 60 40
Male 9 58 67 33 13 48 61 39
American Indian < < 100 0 < < < <
Asian < < 100 0 < < < <
Black 5 47 52 48 6 42 48 52
Hispanic 9 61 70 30 9 45 55 45
Native Hawaiian < < < <
White 19 65 85 15 18 61 80 20
Multiple Races 10 71 81 19 20 47 67 33
Students with Disabilities - 25 25 75 - 31 31 69
Students without Disabilities 12 62 74 26 14 53 67 33
Economically Disadvantaged 4 51 55 45 6 41 47 53
Not Economically Disadvantaged 17 63 80 20 20 60 80 20
English Learners < < 100 0 < < < <
Homeless < < < < < < < <
Military Connected 13 53 67 33 12 76 88 12
Foster Care < < < < < < < <
Grade 7 English Reading Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 9 61 70 30 9 54 64 36
Female 11 62 73 27 12 59 71 29
Male 7 60 68 32 7 50 57 43
Asian < < < < < < 100 0
Black 3 57 60 40 4 46 49 51
Hispanic 12 68 80 20 8 92 100 0
White 20 66 86 14 17 59 76 24
Multiple Races 8 65 73 27 11 53 63 37
Students with Disabilities 2 35 37 63 - 26 26 74
Students without Disabilities 11 66 77 23 12 62 74 26
Economically Disadvantaged 4 60 64 36 4 52 56 44
Not Economically Disadvantaged 16 62 78 22 15 58 73 28
Homeless < < < < < < 100 0
Military Connected < < < < 25 67 92 8
Grade 8 English Reading Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 9 59 69 31 7 61 68 32
Female 9 63 72 28 8 58 66 34
Male 10 55 65 35 6 63 69 31
American Indian < < < <
Asian < < < < < < 100 0
Black 5 57 62 38 4 57 62 38
Hispanic 6 59 65 35 - 57 57 43
White 14 63 77 23 14 63 77 23
Multiple Races 7 69 76 24 8 69 77 23
Students with Disabilities 9 22 31 69 5 23 27 73
Students without Disabilities 10 69 78 22 7 66 73 27
Economically Disadvantaged 4 59 64 36 4 51 55 45
Not Economically Disadvantaged 16 60 75 25 11 73 84 16
Homeless < < < < < < < <
Military Connected 13 80 93 7 < < < <
Foster Care < < < < < < < <
Grade 3 English Reading Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
Grade 4 English Reading Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
Grade 5 English Reading Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
EOC English Reading Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
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

2020-2021 writing results are not reported due to the widespread use of local writing assessments because of the continuing impact of COVID-19 on schools. Writing results for 2019-2020 are not available due to the closure of schools and cancellation of state assessments.

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.
English Writing Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 11 41 53 47
Female 14 48 62 38
Male 9 34 43 57
Asian < < < <
Black 5 41 46 54
Students with Disabilities - 15 15 85
Economically Disadvantaged 3 42 46 54
Grade 8 Writing Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 11 41 53 47
Female 14 48 62 38
Male 9 34 43 57
Asian < < < <
Black 5 41 46 54
Students with Disabilities - 15 15 85
Economically Disadvantaged 3 42 46 54
EOC Writing Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
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

2020-2021 mathematics results reflect reduced student participation in state mathematics assessments due to COVID-19. Mathematics results for 2019-2020 are not available due to the closure of schools and cancellation of state assessments. The wide variations in participation rates and learning conditions should be taken into consideration when reviewing 2020-2021 data.

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.
Mathematics Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 10 67 77 23 5 58 62 38
Female 11 66 78 22 5 59 63 37
Male 9 68 77 23 5 57 61 39
American Indian < < 100 0 < < < <
Asian 40 53 93 7 25 50 75 25
Black 5 66 72 28 2 53 54 46
Hispanic 12 72 84 16 5 51 56 44
Native Hawaiian < < < < < < < <
White 17 67 84 16 8 66 74 26
Multiple Races 7 74 81 19 2 60 62 38
Students with Disabilities 8 33 41 59 1 20 22 78
Students without Disabilities 11 74 85 15 5 64 70 30
Economically Disadvantaged 6 66 72 28 2 48 49 51
Not Economically Disadvantaged 15 69 84 16 8 70 78 22
English Learners < < < < < < < <
Homeless 13 56 69 31 < < < <
Military Connected 18 74 92 8 8 74 82 18
Foster Care < < < < < < < <
Grade 6 Mathematics Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 5 64 69 31 1 37 37 63
Female 5 59 64 36 - 42 42 58
Male 6 68 74 26 2 30 31 69
American Indian < < 100 0 < < < <
Asian < < 100 0 < < < <
Black 3 59 63 38 - 30 30 70
Hispanic 11 78 89 11 10 30 40 60
Native Hawaiian < < < <
White 2 65 67 33 - 55 55 45
Multiple Races 15 80 95 5 - 33 33 67
Students with Disabilities 8 27 35 65 - 14 14 86
Students without Disabilities 5 74 78 22 1 43 44 56
Economically Disadvantaged 4 62 66 34 - 29 29 71
Not Economically Disadvantaged 8 67 75 25 3 53 55 45
English Learners < < 100 0 < < < <
Homeless < < < < < < < <
Military Connected 18 73 91 9 7 79 86 14
Foster Care < < < < < < < <
Grade 7 Mathematics Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 1 53 54 46 - 18 18 82
Female - 46 46 54 - 21 21 79
Male 1 57 58 42 - 16 16 84
Black - 58 58 42 - 18 18 82
Hispanic - 45 45 55 < < < <
White 4 48 52 48 - 17 17 83
Multiple Races < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities 2 24 27 73 - 10 10 90
Students without Disabilities - 64 64 36 - 26 26 74
Economically Disadvantaged 1 56 57 43 - 15 15 85
Not Economically Disadvantaged - 46 46 54 - 23 23 77
Military Connected < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Grade 8 Mathematics Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 9 71 80 20 3 58 61 39
Female 10 71 81 19 4 58 63 38
Male 9 71 80 20 1 58 60 40
Asian < < < < < < < <
Black 6 69 74 26 1 55 57 43
Hispanic 11 79 89 11 - 50 50 50
White 14 72 86 14 2 59 61 39
Multiple Races - 80 80 20 - 100 100 0
Students with Disabilities 11 36 47 53 5 32 37 63
Students without Disabilities 9 79 88 12 2 62 64 36
Economically Disadvantaged 4 69 73 27 1 51 52 48
Not Economically Disadvantaged 15 74 89 11 5 70 75 25
Homeless < < < < < < < <
Military Connected 14 71 86 14 - 70 70 30
Foster Care < < < < < < < <
Algebra I Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 18 79 97 3 11 81 92 8
Female 18 81 99 1 11 79 90 10
Male 18 77 95 5 11 82 94 6
American Indian < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Asian < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Black 12 88 100 0 7 86 93 7
Hispanic < < 100 0 - 82 82 18
White 25 72 97 3 21 77 98 2
Multiple Races 8 83 92 8 5 73 77 23
Students with Disabilities < < 100 0 < < < <
Students without Disabilities 18 79 97 3 12 81 92 8
Economically Disadvantaged 18 79 97 3 6 80 86 14
Not Economically Disadvantaged 18 79 98 2 15 81 96 4
Military Connected < < 100 0 17 75 92 8
Geometry Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 36 63 98 2 6 87 92 8
Female 37 63 100 0 4 88 92 8
Male 34 62 97 3 7 86 93 7
Asian < < 100 0
Black 18 76 94 6 - 88 88 13
Hispanic < < 100 0 < < 100 0
White 45 55 100 0 6 88 94 6
Multiple Races < < 100 0
Students with Disabilities < < < <
Students without Disabilities 38 62 100 0 6 87 92 8
Economically Disadvantaged 35 65 100 0 - 86 86 14
Not Economically Disadvantaged 37 61 98 2 8 87 95 5
Military Connected < < 100 0 < < < <
Grade 3 Mathematics Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
Grade 4 Mathematics Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
Grade 5 Mathematics Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
Algebra II Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
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

2020-2021 science results reflect reduced student participation in state science assessments due to COVID-19. Science results for 2019-2020 are not available due to the closure of schools and cancellation of state assessments. The wide variations in participation rates and learning conditions should be taken into consideration when reviewing 2020-2021 data.

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.
Science Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 9 53 63 37 3 54 56 44
Female 9 54 63 37 1 54 55 45
Male 10 53 63 38 4 53 57 43
American Indian < < 100 0
Asian < < < < < < < <
Black 2 46 48 52 1 41 42 58
Hispanic 6 61 67 33 - 53 53 47
White 19 63 82 18 5 69 74 26
Multiple Races 10 55 66 34 7 60 67 33
Students with Disabilities 2 33 34 66 5 15 20 80
Students without Disabilities 11 58 70 30 2 58 60 40
Economically Disadvantaged 5 47 52 48 3 31 34 66
Not Economically Disadvantaged 15 61 76 24 2 78 81 19
Homeless < < < < < < < <
Military Connected 13 73 87 13 < < < <
Foster Care < < < < < < < <
Grade 8 Science Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 9 53 63 37 3 54 56 44
Female 9 54 63 37 1 54 55 45
Male 10 53 63 38 4 53 57 43
American Indian < < 100 0
Asian < < < < < < < <
Black 2 46 48 52 1 41 42 58
Hispanic 6 61 67 33 - 53 53 47
White 19 63 82 18 5 69 74 26
Multiple Races 10 55 66 34 7 60 67 33
Students with Disabilities 2 33 34 66 5 15 20 80
Students without Disabilities 11 58 70 30 2 58 60 40
Economically Disadvantaged 5 47 52 48 3 31 34 66
Not Economically Disadvantaged 15 61 76 24 2 78 81 19
Homeless < < < < < < < <
Military Connected 13 73 87 13 < < < <
Foster Care < < < < < < < <
Grade 5 Science Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
Biology Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
Chemistry Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
Earth Science Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
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

2020-2021 history results are not reported due to the widespread use of local history assessments because of the continuing impact of COVID-19 on schools. History results for 2019-2020 are not available due to the closure of schools and cancellation of state assessments.

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.
History Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 16 54 70 30
Female 16 56 73 27
Male 16 52 68 32
Asian < < < <
Black 8 52 60 40
Hispanic 12 47 59 41
White 27 62 89 11
Multiple Races 17 57 73 27
Students with Disabilities 3 32 35 65
Students without Disabilities 19 60 79 21
Economically Disadvantaged 9 54 63 37
Not Economically Disadvantaged 25 54 79 21
Homeless < < < <
Military Connected 27 60 87 13
Foster Care < < < <
Civics & Econ Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 17 54 70 30
Female 17 56 72 28
Male 16 51 68 32
Asian < < < <
Black 8 51 59 41
Hispanic 12 47 59 41
White 28 61 89 11
Multiple Races 17 57 73 27
Students with Disabilities 4 25 29 71
Students without Disabilities 19 60 79 21
Economically Disadvantaged 9 55 64 36
Not Economically Disadvantaged 26 53 78 22
Homeless < < < <
Military Connected 27 60 87 13
Foster Care < < < <
VA & US History Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
World History I Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
World History II Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
Geography Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
VA Studies Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
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

2018-20192020-2021
School--
Division62
State3,7191,324
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 2018-20192019-20202020-2021
Grade 6322323306
Grade 7299335329
Grade 8334316343
Total Students955974978

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

Fall Membership by Subgroups

2020 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.
.
Fall Membership by Subgroup
Subgroup 2018-20192019-20202020-2021
All Students955974978
Female462466471
Male493508507
American Indian236
Asian141014
Black492514531
Hispanic748174
Native Hawaiian211
White295283260
Multiple Races768292
Students with Disabilities167186174
Students without Disabilities788788804
Economically Disadvantaged504497605
Not Economically Disadvantaged451477373
English Learners141519
Not English Learners941959959
Homeless8153
Foster Care255
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

Finance

Per-Pupil Spending

2019-2020 Per-Pupil Spending

The per-pupil expenditure calculations exclude expenditures that are not directly related to educational services provided to students in pre-kindergarten classes as well as in grades K-12. Excluded expenditures include adult education, community services, non-regular school day programs, capital purchases, debt service, food services, and fund transfers.

Per-Pupil Expenditures School Division State
End-of-Year Average Daily Membership
School-Level Expenditures Per-Pupil
Federal
State/Local
Total
Division-Level Expenditures Per-Pupil
Federal
State/Local
Total
Total Per-Pupil Expenditures
Expenditure Summary
Excluded from Per-Pupil Formula
Total Expenditures

Learning Climate

Chronic Absenteeism

Chronic Absenteeism 2020-2021 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
2018-2019 2020-2021
Subgroup Below 10% 10% or Above Below 10% 10% or Above
All Students772207878106
Female36610243148
Male40610544758
American Indian<<<<
Asian140140
Black39311547364
Hispanic5130669
Native Hawaiian<<<<
White2514523925
Multiple Races5917806
Students with Disabilities1384015525
Economically Disadvantaged41615857891
English Learners107210
Homeless10121810
< = 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

2020-2021 Offenses
  Number of Offenses
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Offenses <

< = 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
  2018-20192019-20202020-2021
Subgroup % Population% Short-Term Suspensions% Population% Short-Term Suspensions% Population% Short-Term Suspensions
American Indian0.20.30.6
Asian1.50.211.4
Black51.667.952.877.454.3
Hispanic7.86.18.39.77.6
Native Hawaiian0.20.10.1
White30.916.929.1826.6
Multiple Races88.98.44.99.4
< = 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
  2018-20192019-20202020-2021
Subgroup % Population% Long-Term Suspensions% Population% Long-Term Suspensions% Population% Long-Term Suspensions
American Indian0.20.30.6
Asian1.511.4
Black51.664.752.810054.3
Hispanic7.88.37.6
Native Hawaiian0.20.10.1
White30.917.629.126.6
Multiple Races817.68.49.4
< = 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
  2018-20192019-20202020-2021
Subgroup % Population% Expulsions% Population% Expulsions% Population% Expulsions
American Indian0.20.30.6
Asian1.511.4
Black51.652.854.3
Hispanic7.88.37.6
Native Hawaiian0.20.10.1
White30.929.126.6
Multiple Races88.49.4
< = 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
  2018-20192019-20202020-2021
  PercentagePercentagePercentage
All Students 9191.191.1
< = 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
  2018-20192019-20202020-2021
  PercentagePercentagePercentage
All Students 40.156.956.9
< = 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
  2018-20192019-20202020-2021
  PercentagePercentagePercentage
All Students 81.479.279.2
< = 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.

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Teacher Quality

Teacher Quality

Teacher Quality All Schools
Poverty Level Out-of-Field Teachers Inexperienced Teachers Out-of-Field and Inexperienced Teachers

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- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

This table reports the percentages of teachers who are teaching out of field (not fully endorsed for the content they are teaching) or who are inexperienced (less than one year of classroom experience). Percentages are reported for Title I schools, non-Title I schools, all schools and for high-poverty and low-poverty schools.

Provisionally Licensed Teachers

Provisionally Licensed Teachers
  Poverty Level All Teachers Special Education Teachers

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- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

This table reports the percentages of all teachers and special education teachers who are teaching with a provisional license.

Teacher Educational Attainment

Teacher Educational Attainment: 2020-2021

No additional explanation available.
Teacher Educational Attainment
  Bachelor's Degree Master's Degree Doctoral Degree Other
2018-201944%52%1%3%
2019-202046%49%3%2%
2020-202145%48%3%4%
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

Every Student Succeeds Act

2021 ESSA Status: Not Identified for Support and Improvement
2021 Accreditation Status: Accreditation Waived

2021-2022 ESSA status is based on 2018-2019 performance in accordance with Virginia’s accountability waiver as approved by the U.S. Department of Education due to the cancellation of state assessments in 2020 and the impact of COVID-19 on schools.

Chronic Absenteeism

2021 ESSA Status is based on the last available data from the 2018-2019 school year.

Student GroupCurrent RateThree-Year RateAnnual TargetLong-Term Goal
All Students11%16%12%10%
Asian--10%10%
Black12%17%13%10%
Hispanic12%25%13%10%
White9%13%13%10%
Economically Disadvantaged14%20%15%10%
English Learners-18%12%10%
Students with Disabilities14%18%16%10%

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

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

2021 ESSA Status is based on the last available data from the 2018-2019 school year.

English LearnersPercentAnnual TargetLong-Term Goal
English Learner Progress-52%58%
English Learner Proficiency---

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

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 Progress-
English Learner Proficiency---

ESSA Participation Rates

2021 ESSA Status is based on pre-pandemic data from the 2018-2019 school year. Students who were not tested in 2019-2020 due to pandemic-related school closures were excluded from the participation rate.

Student GroupEnglish Reading ParticipationMathematics ParticipationScience Participation
All Students56%57%61%
Asian79%80%<
Black49%49%53%
Hispanic51%53%54%
White69%70%79%
Economically Disadvantaged48%48%51%
Not Economically Disadvantaged71%72%77%
English Learners42%48%<
Students with Disabilities49%48%40%
Students without Disabilities57%59%65%
Female56%56%61%
Male55%57%61%
Migrant---

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

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

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