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Colonial Elementary

General school information

Category: Elementary (PK-05) School
Phone: 540-977-6773
Address: 2941 Webster Rd Blue Ridge, VA 24064
Principal: Ms. Tammy M. Riggs
Superintendent: Dr. Jonathan Russ
School Number: 400
Region: 6
Division: Botetourt County Public Schools
Division Number: 12
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Accreditation

Assessments

Assessments

Enrollment

Enrollment

Finance

Finance

Learning Climate

Learning Climate

Teacher Quality

Teacher Quality

ESSA

Every Student Succeeds Act

School Readiness

School Readiness

User note: Updated information for some School Quality Profile reports is not available because of the closure of schools in March 2020 and the cancellation of state assessments.

ACCREDITATION

2020 Accreditation Status: Accreditation Waived
Accreditation Status Last Year: Accredited
Annual Waiver: 2020 through 2022

Annual accreditation is waived for all Virginia public schools for the 2020-2021 school year due to the cancellation of spring 2020 state assessments.

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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.
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 28 62 90 10 28 55 83 17 30 52 82 18
Female 29 60 88 12 29 58 87 13 31 55 86 14
Male 27 65 91 9 27 53 80 20 30 49 79 21
Black < < < < < < < < < < < <
Hispanic < < 100 0 < < < < < < < <
White 26 63 89 11 30 55 84 16 32 53 85 15
Multiple Races < < 100 0 31 46 77 23 23 38 62 38
Students with Disabilities 10 50 60 40 9 35 43 57 11 41 52 48
Students without Disabilities 30 63 93 7 31 58 89 11 34 54 87 13
Economically Disadvantaged 17 65 83 17 21 48 69 31 18 49 67 33
Not Economically Disadvantaged 31 61 92 8 31 58 88 12 36 53 89 11
English Learners < < 100 0 < < < < < < < <
Military Connected < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Foster Care < < 100 0 < < < <
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 11 71 82 18 34 42 76 24 34 48 83 17
Female 14 71 86 14 42 38 81 19 32 48 81 19
Male 7 71 79 21 28 44 72 28 37 48 85 15
Black < < < < < < < < < < 100 0
Hispanic < < 100 0 < < < < < < 100 0
White 10 72 82 18 36 42 77 23 31 52 83 17
Multiple Races < < 100 0 < < 100 0 < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students without Disabilities 12 73 86 14 38 44 82 18 36 52 88 12
Economically Disadvantaged - 67 67 33 15 40 55 45 24 41 65 35
Not Economically Disadvantaged 14 73 86 14 43 43 86 14 39 51 90 10
English Learners < < < < < < 100 0
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 27 61 88 12 19 66 84 16 31 56 88 13
Female 31 54 85 15 19 74 93 7 41 52 93 7
Male 22 70 93 7 19 58 77 23 23 60 83 17
Black < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Hispanic < < 100 0 < < 100 0 < < < <
White 27 60 87 13 20 65 86 14 37 54 90 10
Multiple Races < < 100 0 < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < < - 70 70 30
Students without Disabilities 30 62 92 8 20 70 90 10 37 54 91 9
Economically Disadvantaged 15 69 85 15 18 59 76 24 14 57 71 29
Not Economically Disadvantaged 30 58 89 11 20 68 88 12 40 56 95 5
English Learners < < < <
Military Connected < < 100 0
Foster Care < < 100 0 < < 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 40 57 96 4 31 58 89 11 25 51 76 24
Female 36 58 93 7 28 59 87 13 19 65 84 16
Male 45 55 100 0 33 58 91 9 31 38 69 31
Black < < 100 0 < < < <
Hispanic < < 100 0 < < 100 0 < < 100 0
White 37 59 96 4 31 58 89 11 29 52 81 19
Multiple Races < < 100 0 < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students without Disabilities 41 57 99 1 33 61 94 6 28 56 83 17
Economically Disadvantaged 29 62 90 10 36 45 82 18 16 47 63 37
Not Economically Disadvantaged 44 55 98 2 30 61 90 10 30 52 82 18
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.
English Writing 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.
Mathematics Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 43 51 94 6 32 52 84 16 30 62 91 9
Female 41 54 95 5 27 61 88 12 25 68 93 7
Male 45 47 92 8 36 44 80 20 34 55 89 11
Black < < < < < < < < < < 100 0
Hispanic < < 100 0 < < < < < < 100 0
White 42 51 94 6 34 51 85 15 31 60 91 9
Multiple Races < < 100 0 23 62 85 15 23 62 85 15
Students with Disabilities 11 53 63 37 13 35 48 52 11 56 67 33
Students without Disabilities 46 51 97 3 34 54 89 11 33 63 96 4
Economically Disadvantaged 22 65 87 13 15 50 65 35 19 61 81 19
Not Economically Disadvantaged 49 47 96 4 38 53 90 10 34 62 96 4
English Learners < < 100 0 < < < < < < 100 0
Military Connected < < < < < < 100 0
Foster Care < < 100 0 < < 100 0
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 15 67 82 18 18 58 76 24 24 67 91 9
Female 7 81 89 11 15 73 88 12 23 68 90 10
Male 21 54 75 25 19 47 67 33 26 67 93 7
Black < < < < < < < < < < 100 0
Hispanic < < 100 0 < < < < < < 100 0
White 12 70 82 18 21 55 75 25 25 65 90 10
Multiple Races < < 100 0 < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students without Disabilities 16 71 88 12 20 64 84 16 24 70 94 6
Economically Disadvantaged - 58 58 42 10 35 45 55 18 53 71 29
Not Economically Disadvantaged 19 70 88 12 21 69 90 10 27 73 100 0
English Learners < < < < < < 100 0
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 58 42 100 0 45 48 93 7 44 53 97 3
Female 54 46 100 0 33 67 100 0 45 52 97 3
Male 63 37 100 0 55 32 87 13 43 54 97 3
Black < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Hispanic < < 100 0 < < 100 0 < < 100 0
White 57 43 100 0 49 45 94 6 48 48 96 4
Multiple Races < < 100 0 < < < < < < 100 0
Students with Disabilities < < 100 0 < < < < - 80 80 20
Students without Disabilities 61 39 100 0 48 50 98 2 52 48 100 0
Economically Disadvantaged 38 62 100 0 24 59 82 18 24 67 90 10
Not Economically Disadvantaged 62 38 100 0 54 44 98 2 53 47 100 0
English Learners < < 100 0
Military Connected < < 100 0
Foster Care < < 100 0 < < 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 49 47 96 4 33 50 83 17 21 65 86 14
Female 49 44 93 7 31 49 79 21 10 84 94 6
Male 50 50 100 0 36 52 88 12 31 47 78 22
Black < < < < < < 100 0
Hispanic < < 100 0 < < < < < < 100 0
White 51 45 96 4 34 52 86 14 21 65 87 13
Multiple Races < < 100 0 < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students without Disabilities 53 47 100 0 36 50 86 14 22 70 93 7
Economically Disadvantaged 24 71 95 5 9 64 73 27 16 63 79 21
Not Economically Disadvantaged 58 39 97 3 38 48 85 15 23 66 89 11
Foster Care < < 100 0
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.
Science Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 19 77 96 4 35 54 89 11 29 52 81 19
Female 18 76 93 7 28 51 79 21 23 61 84 16
Male 21 79 100 0 42 58 100 0 34 44 78 22
Black < < < < < < < <
Hispanic < < 100 0 < < 100 0 < < 100 0
White 20 76 96 4 36 55 91 9 31 52 83 17
Multiple Races < < 100 0 < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students without Disabilities 19 81 100 0 38 53 91 9 30 57 87 13
Economically Disadvantaged 5 90 95 5 18 55 73 27 21 47 68 32
Not Economically Disadvantaged 24 73 97 3 38 54 92 8 32 55 86 14
Foster Care < < < <
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 19 77 96 4 35 54 89 11 29 52 81 19
Female 18 76 93 7 28 51 79 21 23 61 84 16
Male 21 79 100 0 42 58 100 0 34 44 78 22
Black < < < < < < < <
Hispanic < < 100 0 < < 100 0 < < 100 0
White 20 76 96 4 36 55 91 9 31 52 83 17
Multiple Races < < 100 0 < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students without Disabilities 19 81 100 0 38 53 91 9 30 57 87 13
Economically Disadvantaged 5 90 95 5 18 55 73 27 21 47 68 32
Not Economically Disadvantaged 24 73 97 3 38 54 92 8 32 55 86 14
Foster Care < < < <
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.
History Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 51 43 94 6 66 31 97 3 61 26 87 13
Female 37 58 95 5 70 30 100 0 66 24 90 10
Male 70 22 93 7 61 32 94 6 58 27 85 15
Black < < 100 0 < < < <
Hispanic < < 100 0 < < 100 0 < < < <
White 52 42 93 7 67 29 96 4 65 25 90 10
Multiple Races < < 100 0 < < 100 0 < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < < 20 30 50 50
Students without Disabilities 55 42 97 3 70 30 100 0 69 25 94 6
Economically Disadvantaged 50 50 100 0 41 47 88 12 37 26 63 37
Not Economically Disadvantaged 51 42 92 8 76 24 100 0 72 26 98 2
Military Connected < < 100 0
Foster Care < < 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 51 43 94 6 66 31 97 3 61 26 87 13
Female 37 58 95 5 70 30 100 0 66 24 90 10
Male 70 22 93 7 61 32 94 6 58 27 85 15
Black < < 100 0 < < < <
Hispanic < < 100 0 < < 100 0 < < < <
White 52 42 93 7 67 29 96 4 65 25 90 10
Multiple Races < < 100 0 < < 100 0 < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < < 20 30 50 50
Students without Disabilities 55 42 97 3 70 30 100 0 69 25 94 6
Economically Disadvantaged 50 50 100 0 41 47 88 12 37 26 63 37
Not Economically Disadvantaged 51 42 92 8 76 24 100 0 72 26 98 2
Military Connected < < 100 0
Foster Care < < 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
Civics & Econ 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
< = 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
School--1
Division4-4
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 2017-20182018-20192019-2020
Pre-kindergarten91310
Kindergarten647174
Grade 1617174
Grade 2566169
Grade 3645653
Grade 4576163
Grade 5686266
Total Students379395409

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

Fall Membership by Subgroups

2019 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 2017-20182018-20192019-2020
All Students379395409
Female178179194
Male201216215
Black998
Hispanic121612
White330344361
Multiple Races282627
Students with Disabilities445864
Students without Disabilities335337345
Economically Disadvantaged102113110
Not Economically Disadvantaged277282299
English Learners365
Not English Learners376389404
Military Connected455
Foster Care554
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

Finance

Per-Pupil Spending

2018-2019 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 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 Students367243621436921
Female1831416991757
Male18410193519414
Asian<<----
Black<<<<<<
Hispanic160120150
White324233151132017
Multiple Races191263254
Students with Disabilities4075025310
Economically Disadvantaged961310099813
English Learners<<<<<<
Homeless<<<<<<
< = 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

2018-2019 Offenses
  Number of Offenses
Other Offenses Against Persons <
Offenses Against Staff <
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
  2016-20172017-20182018-2019
Subgroup % Population% Short-Term Suspensions% Population% Short-Term Suspensions% Population% Short-Term Suspensions
American Indian------
Asian0.5----
Black1.52.42.3
Hispanic4.53.24.1
Native Hawaiian------
White88.510087.110087.1100
Multiple Races57.46.6
< = 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
  2016-20172017-20182018-2019
Subgroup % Population% Long-Term Suspensions% Population% Long-Term Suspensions% Population% Long-Term Suspensions
American Indian
Asian0.5
Black1.52.42.3
Hispanic4.53.24.1
Native Hawaiian
White88.587.187.1
Multiple Races57.46.6
< = 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
  2016-20172017-20182018-2019
Subgroup % Population% Expulsions% Population% Expulsions% Population% Expulsions
American Indian------
Asian0.5----
Black1.52.42.3
Hispanic4.53.24.1
Native Hawaiian------
White88.587.187.1
Multiple Races57.46.6
< = 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
  2017-20182018-20192019-2020
  PercentagePercentagePercentage
All Students 28.32927.9
< = 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
  2017-20182018-20192019-2020
  PercentagePercentagePercentage
All Students 39.64241.3
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- = 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
  2017-20182018-20192019-2020
  PercentagePercentagePercentage
All Students 74.370.868
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- = 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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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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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: 2019-2020

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Teacher Educational Attainment
  Bachelor's Degree Master's Degree Doctoral Degree Other
2017-201855%45%0%0%
2018-201955%45%0%0%
2019-202050%44%0%6%
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- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

Every Student Succeeds Act

2020 ESSA Status: Not Identified for Support and Improvement
2020 Accreditation Status: Accreditation Waived

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

+ View 2019 ESSA School Quality Indicator Summary and related reports

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 With Public Preschool Experience

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​​​
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