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John Kerr Elementary

General school information

Category: Elementary (PK-04) School
Phone: 540-662-3945
Address: 427 Meadow Branch Ave Winchester, VA 22601
Principal: Beth O'Donnell
Superintendent: Dr. Jason Van Heukelum
School Number: 90
Region: 4
Division: Winchester City Public Schools
Division Number: 132
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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 15 58 73 27 10 63 73 27 14 49 63 37
Female 14 61 74 26 13 65 77 23 11 54 65 35
Male 16 55 71 29 7 61 68 32 17 45 62 38
Asian < < 100 0 < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Black 8 56 64 36 13 53 67 33 4 43 48 52
Hispanic 9 47 56 44 7 51 58 42 13 34 46 54
White 21 68 88 12 13 75 88 12 20 57 77 23
Multiple Races 14 57 71 29 5 60 65 35 6 61 67 33
Students with Disabilities 8 50 58 42 7 37 43 57 9 12 21 79
Students without Disabilities 16 59 75 25 11 68 78 22 15 56 71 29
Economically Disadvantaged 10 51 61 39 4 63 66 34 8 45 53 47
Not Economically Disadvantaged 22 69 91 9 21 64 85 15 27 56 83 17
English Learners 11 47 58 42 - 45 45 55 6 32 38 62
Homeless < < < < 8 46 54 46 - 17 17 83
Military Connected < < 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 16 54 70 30 7 62 68 32 8 51 58 42
Female 15 61 76 24 5 70 75 25 4 53 58 42
Male 18 45 64 36 9 53 62 38 10 49 59 41
Asian < < 100 0 < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Black - 69 69 31 < < < < - 53 53 47
Hispanic 19 33 52 48 6 50 56 44 9 34 43 57
White 20 64 84 16 8 72 79 21 11 60 71 29
Multiple Races - 70 70 30 < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities 8 42 50 50 13 25 38 63 - 15 15 85
Students without Disabilities 17 55 72 28 5 69 75 25 9 56 65 35
Economically Disadvantaged 13 47 60 40 3 60 63 37 8 43 51 49
Not Economically Disadvantaged 22 64 87 13 14 66 79 21 7 70 77 23
English Learners 23 31 54 46 - 39 39 61 7 37 43 57
Homeless < < < < 10 60 70 30 < < < <
Military Connected < < 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 13 62 75 25 13 64 77 23 21 47 68 32
Female 13 60 73 27 19 60 79 21 17 54 72 28
Male 14 64 78 22 6 69 75 25 25 40 65 35
Asian < < 100 0 < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Black 17 42 58 42 < < < < < < < <
Hispanic - 59 59 41 8 53 60 40 17 33 50 50
White 21 71 92 8 17 78 96 4 29 54 83 17
Multiple Races < < < < 8 50 58 42 < < < <
Students with Disabilities 7 57 64 36 - 50 50 50 15 10 25 75
Students without Disabilities 14 63 77 23 15 66 81 19 23 55 78 22
Economically Disadvantaged 7 55 62 38 5 65 70 30 8 47 55 45
Not Economically Disadvantaged 23 73 95 5 26 63 88 12 41 46 88 12
English Learners - 62 62 38 - 50 50 50 5 25 30 70
Homeless < < < < < < < < < < < <
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
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 15 56 71 29 11 58 69 31 14 60 75 25
Female 9 59 68 32 14 57 71 29 12 59 71 29
Male 21 53 74 26 8 59 67 33 16 61 77 23
Asian < < 100 0 < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Black 12 56 68 32 20 53 73 27 8 42 50 50
Hispanic 7 46 53 47 7 50 57 43 15 58 74 26
White 23 65 88 12 13 67 80 20 16 67 83 17
Multiple Races 8 50 58 42 5 55 60 40 6 56 61 39
Students with Disabilities 8 52 60 40 7 40 47 53 6 44 50 50
Students without Disabilities 16 57 72 28 12 61 73 27 16 63 79 21
Economically Disadvantaged 9 50 59 41 9 55 64 36 7 60 67 33
Not Economically Disadvantaged 24 66 90 10 15 63 78 22 28 61 89 11
English Learners 9 45 54 46 2 45 47 53 8 61 69 31
Homeless < < < < - 54 54 46 - 33 33 67
Military Connected < < 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 12 60 72 28 9 55 64 36 14 56 69 31
Female 10 66 75 25 7 57 64 36 13 49 62 38
Male 15 53 68 32 11 53 64 36 15 61 75 25
Asian < < 100 0 < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Black 15 69 85 15 < < < < 6 44 50 50
Hispanic 5 45 50 50 6 53 58 42 17 60 77 23
White 20 69 90 10 8 64 72 28 17 57 74 26
Multiple Races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities 9 45 55 45 13 38 50 50 - 46 46 54
Students without Disabilities 13 61 74 26 8 59 67 33 16 57 73 27
Economically Disadvantaged 9 53 61 39 6 53 60 40 8 58 66 34
Not Economically Disadvantaged 18 70 89 11 14 59 72 28 29 48 77 23
English Learners 6 46 51 49 4 43 48 52 10 70 80 20
Homeless < < < < - 60 60 40 < < < <
Military Connected < < 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 18 53 70 30 13 61 73 27 14 65 80 20
Female 7 53 60 40 19 57 76 24 11 70 80 20
Male 27 53 80 20 6 65 71 29 17 62 79 21
Asian < < 100 0 < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Black 8 42 50 50 < < < < < < < <
Hispanic 9 47 56 44 8 48 55 45 14 57 70 30
White 25 62 87 13 17 70 87 13 15 77 92 8
Multiple Races < < < < - 67 67 33 < < < <
Students with Disabilities 7 57 64 36 - 43 43 57 10 43 52 48
Students without Disabilities 19 52 71 29 15 63 78 22 16 71 87 13
Economically Disadvantaged 10 47 57 43 11 58 68 32 6 62 68 32
Not Economically Disadvantaged 30 61 91 9 16 65 81 19 27 71 98 2
English Learners 13 44 56 44 - 46 46 54 5 48 52 48
Homeless < < < < < < < < < < < <
Grade 5 Mathematics Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
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
Grade 5 Science Performance 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
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 30 48 78 22 32 50 82 18 40 39 79 21
Female 24 45 69 31 40 38 78 22 36 45 82 18
Male 36 51 86 14 24 63 86 14 43 34 77 23
Asian < < 100 0 < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Black 33 25 58 42 < < < < < < < <
Hispanic 20 51 71 29 23 53 75 25 24 42 67 33
White 35 54 88 12 46 43 89 11 50 42 92 8
Multiple Races < < < < 8 58 67 33 < < < <
Students with Disabilities 14 50 64 36 14 36 50 50 22 39 61 39
Students without Disabilities 32 48 80 20 35 52 86 14 44 39 83 17
Economically Disadvantaged 23 46 69 31 23 56 79 21 25 39 64 36
Not Economically Disadvantaged 41 52 93 7 47 40 86 14 61 39 100 0
English Learners 23 44 67 33 8 62 69 31 6 41 47 53
Homeless < < < < < < < < < < < <
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 30 48 78 22 32 50 82 18 39 39 79 21
Female 24 45 69 31 40 38 78 22 36 45 82 18
Male 36 51 86 14 24 63 86 14 42 35 76 24
Asian < < 100 0 < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Black 33 25 58 42 < < < < < < < <
Hispanic 20 51 71 29 23 53 75 25 22 44 66 34
White 35 54 88 12 46 43 89 11 50 42 92 8
Multiple Races < < < < 8 58 67 33 < < < <
Students with Disabilities 14 50 64 36 14 36 50 50 18 41 59 41
Students without Disabilities 32 48 80 20 35 52 86 14 44 39 83 17
Economically Disadvantaged 23 46 69 31 23 56 79 21 25 39 64 36
Not Economically Disadvantaged 41 52 93 7 47 40 86 14 60 40 100 0
English Learners 23 44 67 33 8 62 69 31 6 41 47 53
Homeless < < < < < < < < < < < <
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--4
Division25320
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 2018-20192019-20202020-2021
Pre-kindergarten405436
Kindergarten8611685
Grade 111280112
Grade 29911080
Grade 39995111
Grade 4929889
Total Students528553513

< = 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 Students528553513
Female260269255
Male268284258
Asian81010
Black655349
Hispanic206218202
Native Hawaiian1--
White209220203
Multiple Races395249
Students with Disabilities494938
Students without Disabilities479504475
Economically Disadvantaged338331335
Not Economically Disadvantaged190222178
English Learners147169148
Not English Learners381384365
Homeless171812
Military Connected211
Foster Care131
< = 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 Students503614525941967
Female245332273219835
Male258282252722132
American Indian<<----
Asian<<110<<
Black5243974315
Hispanic197141791516816
White210261852217126
Multiple Races38133815309
Students with Disabilities5764964411
Economically Disadvantaged322472985226954
English Learners154111471313312
Homeless14922161915
< = 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
Disorderly or Disruptive Behavior Offenses <
Other Offenses Against Persons <
All Other Offenses <
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 Indian0.20.2--
Asian1.521.5
Black10.29.711.112.3
Hispanic39.237.722.23966.7
Native Hawaiian----0.2
White4210038.855.639.6
Multiple Races6.911.711.17.433.3
< = 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 Indian0.20.2
Asian1.521.5
Black10.29.712.3
Hispanic39.237.739
Native Hawaiian0.2
White4238.839.6
Multiple Races6.911.77.4
< = 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
  2016-20172017-20182018-2019
Subgroup % Population% Expulsions% Population% Expulsions% Population% Expulsions
American Indian0.20.2--
Asian1.521.5
Black10.29.712.3
Hispanic39.237.739
Native Hawaiian----0.2
White4238.839.6
Multiple Races6.911.77.4
< = 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
  2017-20182018-20192019-2020
  PercentagePercentagePercentage
All Students 66.182.782.8
< = 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 6354.162
< = 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
  2017-20182018-20192019-2020
  PercentagePercentagePercentage
All Students 76.476.677
< = 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.

2015-2016 school data (CSV)
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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

< = 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 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

< = 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 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
2017-201830%69%2%-1%
2018-201928%70%2%0%
2019-202028%70%2%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

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.

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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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