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Riverside Elementary

General school information

Category: Elementary (PK-06) School
Phone: 703-799-6000
Address: 8410 Old Mount Vernon Rd Alexandria, VA 22309
Principal: Paul Basdekis
Superintendent: Dr. Scott S. Brabrand
School Number: 1820
Region: 4
Division: Fairfax County Public Schools
Division Number: 29
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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 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 Waiver: 2019 through 2021

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 14 51 65 35 8 47 54 46
Female 16 51 67 33 10 47 56 44
Male 13 50 63 37 5 47 52 48
American Indian < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Asian 30 55 85 15 10 57 67 33
Black 15 52 67 33 7 44 51 49
Hispanic 6 43 49 51 2 37 39 61
Native Hawaiian < < < < < < 100 0
White 29 65 94 6 16 74 90 10
Multiple Races 24 65 88 12 31 62 92 8
Students with Disabilities 2 31 33 67 2 27 29 71
Students without Disabilities 16 53 68 32 8 50 58 42
Economically Disadvantaged 8 46 53 47 7 44 51 49
Not Economically Disadvantaged 28 60 88 12 9 71 80 20
English Learners 1 30 30 70 - 12 12 88
Homeless < < < < < < < <
Military Connected 38 56 94 6 18 79 96 4
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
All Students 10 38 48 52 4 32 36 64
Female 12 36 48 52 5 32 37 63
Male 8 40 47 53 3 33 36 64
Asian < < < < < < < <
Black 8 27 35 65 5 11 16 84
Hispanic 5 29 34 66 - 27 27 73
White 33 52 86 14 8 77 85 15
Multiple Races < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < - 20 20 80
Students without Disabilities 11 41 51 49 5 36 41 59
Economically Disadvantaged 3 32 35 65 2 23 25 75
Not Economically Disadvantaged 29 55 84 16 12 65 76 24
English Learners - 26 26 74 - 15 15 85
Homeless < < < < < < < <
Military Connected 29 50 79 21 < < < <
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
All Students 15 58 72 28 5 48 53 47
Female 18 56 74 26 10 48 57 43
Male 12 59 71 29 - 48 48 52
Asian 38 31 69 31 < < < <
Black 19 63 81 19 4 56 60 40
Hispanic 4 49 53 47 3 33 36 64
White 24 76 100 0 < < 100 0
Multiple Races < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Students with Disabilities - 58 58 42 < < < <
Students without Disabilities 16 58 74 26 6 48 55 45
Economically Disadvantaged 8 54 63 38 4 47 51 49
Not Economically Disadvantaged 24 63 86 14 < < 100 0
English Learners 2 39 41 59 - 10 10 90
Homeless < < < < < < < <
Military Connected 40 60 100 0 < < 100 0
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
All Students 12 49 61 39 5 44 48 52
Female 14 57 71 29 7 43 50 50
Male 11 42 53 47 2 44 46 54
American Indian < < 100 0
Asian < < 100 0 < < < <
Black 9 47 56 44 - 31 31 69
Hispanic 5 45 50 50 - 30 30 70
White 42 50 92 8 17 78 94 6
Multiple Races < < < < < < 100 0
Students with Disabilities 5 16 21 79 - 8 8 92
Students without Disabilities 13 55 68 32 6 50 56 44
Economically Disadvantaged 5 40 45 55 5 41 46 54
Not Economically Disadvantaged 25 65 90 10 < < < <
English Learners - 20 20 80 - 8 8 92
Homeless < < < < < < < <
Military Connected 33 67 100 0 8 92 100 0
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 21 59 81 19 14 59 73 27
Female 22 59 81 19 18 65 83 18
Male 20 59 80 20 12 55 67 33
American Indian < < 100 0
Asian < < 100 0 < < < <
Black 20 65 85 15 17 67 83 17
Hispanic 14 52 66 34 6 52 58 42
Native Hawaiian < < 100 0
White 20 80 100 0 20 67 87 13
Multiple Races < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < <
Students without Disabilities 23 59 82 18 14 60 74 26
Economically Disadvantaged 14 61 75 25 15 57 72 28
Not Economically Disadvantaged 38 56 94 6 < < < <
English Learners - 40 40 60 - 16 16 84
Military Connected 55 45 100 0 < < 100 0
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
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
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
Grade 8 Writing Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
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 15 60 75 25 2 28 31 69
Female 17 57 74 26 2 27 30 70
Male 14 63 76 24 2 30 32 68
American Indian < < 100 0 < < < <
Asian 36 52 88 12 10 33 43 57
Black 10 66 76 24 4 23 27 73
Hispanic 8 57 65 35 1 17 18 82
Native Hawaiian < < < < < < 100 0
White 32 64 96 4 4 58 62 38
Multiple Races 41 47 88 12 - 77 77 23
Students with Disabilities 4 40 44 56 - 20 20 80
Students without Disabilities 17 62 79 21 3 30 33 67
Economically Disadvantaged 9 59 68 32 3 25 27 73
Not Economically Disadvantaged 28 61 90 10 - 62 62 38
English Learners 1 49 50 50 - 6 6 94
Homeless < < < < < < < <
Military Connected 46 50 96 4 4 79 82 18
Grade 3 Mathematics Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 15 52 67 33 - 22 22 78
Female 12 54 65 35 - 15 15 85
Male 19 50 69 31 - 30 30 70
Asian < < < < < < < <
Black 15 42 58 42 - 6 6 94
Hispanic 8 52 60 40 - 11 11 89
White 29 62 90 10 - 69 69 31
Multiple Races < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < - 20 20 80
Students without Disabilities 16 55 71 29 - 22 22 78
Economically Disadvantaged 10 46 56 44 - 9 9 91
Not Economically Disadvantaged 28 69 97 3 - 65 65 35
English Learners 2 46 48 52 - 5 5 95
Homeless < < < < < < < <
Military Connected 36 57 93 7 < < < <
Grade 4 Mathematics Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 24 55 79 21 3 24 26 74
Female 33 46 79 21 - 26 26 74
Male 15 64 79 21 6 21 27 73
Asian 38 38 77 23 < < < <
Black 16 59 75 25 4 12 16 84
Hispanic 8 63 71 29 - 22 22 78
White 48 52 100 0 < < < <
Multiple Races < < 100 0 < < < <
Students with Disabilities 8 50 58 42 < < < <
Students without Disabilities 25 56 81 19 3 25 28 72
Economically Disadvantaged 11 63 74 26 3 22 25 75
Not Economically Disadvantaged 41 45 86 14 < < < <
English Learners - 57 57 43 - 6 6 94
Homeless < < < < < < < <
Military Connected 67 27 93 7 < < 100 0
Grade 5 Mathematics Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students - 43 43 57 - 11 11 89
Female - 30 30 70 - 8 8 92
Male - 51 51 49 - 13 13 87
Asian < < 100 0 < < < <
Black - 55 55 45 - - - 100
Hispanic - 28 28 72 - 6 6 94
White < < < < < < < <
Multiple Races < < < < < < 100 0
Students with Disabilities - 25 25 75 - 8 8 92
Students without Disabilities - 48 48 52 - 11 11 89
Economically Disadvantaged - 40 40 60 - 8 8 92
Not Economically Disadvantaged - 54 54 46 < < < <
English Learners - 28 28 73 - 12 12 88
Military Connected < < 100 0 < < < <
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 9 80 90 10 2 29 31 69
Female 6 84 90 10 3 29 31 69
Male 13 77 89 11 2 29 31 69
American Indian < < < <
Asian < < 100 0 < < < <
Black 7 82 89 11 - 38 38 63
Hispanic 6 79 85 15 - 16 16 84
White 18 82 100 0 13 44 56 44
Multiple Races < < 100 0 < < < <
Students with Disabilities 10 70 80 20 < < < <
Students without Disabilities 9 81 91 9 3 29 31 69
Economically Disadvantaged 6 81 87 13 3 26 29 71
Not Economically Disadvantaged 15 79 94 6 < < < <
English Learners 5 76 81 19 - - - 100
Military Connected 36 64 100 0 < < < <
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 28 70 98 2 9 68 77 23
Female 34 66 100 0 12 68 80 20
Male 22 75 97 3 5 68 73 27
American Indian < < 100 0
Asian < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Black 8 92 100 0 17 75 92 8
Hispanic 29 65 94 6 6 50 56 44
Native Hawaiian < < 100 0
White 33 67 100 0 - 75 75 25
Multiple Races < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Students with Disabilities < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Students without Disabilities 28 70 98 2 9 67 76 24
Economically Disadvantaged 22 75 97 3 9 68 77 23
Not Economically Disadvantaged 36 64 100 0 < < < <
Military Connected 50 50 100 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
Algebra I Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
Geometry 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 15 48 62 38 3 21 24 76
Female 14 51 65 35 2 21 23 77
Male 15 45 61 39 5 21 26 74
American Indian < < < <
Asian < < < < < < < <
Black 13 50 63 38 - 6 6 94
Hispanic 12 42 53 47 - 9 9 91
White 33 58 92 8 17 56 72 28
Multiple Races < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities 5 21 26 74 - 8 8 92
Students without Disabilities 16 53 69 31 4 23 27 73
Economically Disadvantaged 12 40 52 48 4 19 23 77
Not Economically Disadvantaged 20 63 83 18 < < < <
English Learners - 17 17 83 - 4 4 96
Homeless < < < < < < < <
Military Connected 58 42 100 0 17 50 67 33
Grade 5 Science Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 15 48 62 38 3 21 24 76
Female 14 51 65 35 2 21 23 77
Male 15 45 61 39 5 21 26 74
American Indian < < < <
Asian < < < < < < < <
Black 13 50 63 38 - 6 6 94
Hispanic 12 42 53 47 - 9 9 91
White 33 58 92 8 17 56 72 28
Multiple Races < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities 5 21 26 74 - 8 8 92
Students without Disabilities 16 53 69 31 4 23 27 73
Economically Disadvantaged 12 40 52 48 4 19 23 77
Not Economically Disadvantaged 20 63 83 18 < < < <
English Learners - 17 17 83 - 4 4 96
Homeless < < < < < < < <
Military Connected 58 42 100 0 17 50 67 33
Grade 8 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
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
Civics & Econ 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
School52
Division1,072377
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
Pre-kindergarten666758
Kindergarten958678
Grade 11039783
Grade 21029499
Grade 3122115105
Grade 4122125112
Grade 5118131124
Grade 6108113127
Total Students836828786

< = 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.
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Fall Membership by Subgroup
Subgroup 2018-20192019-20202020-2021
All Students836828786
Female399381380
Male437447406
American Indian766
Asian596757
Black235219198
Hispanic389380389
Native Hawaiian311
White115128111
Multiple Races282724
Students with Disabilities114120111
Students without Disabilities722708675
Economically Disadvantaged574508480
Not Economically Disadvantaged262320306
English Learners430424371
Not English Learners406404415
Homeless932
Military Connected556251
< = 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 Students7145965947
Female3642032925
Male3503933022
American Indian<<<<
Asian542551
Black2111016617
Hispanic3214031425
Native Hawaiian<<<<
White934952
Multiple Races263222
Students with Disabilities71127610
Economically Disadvantaged4934460245
English Learners3894236026
Homeless145125
< = 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
Disorderly or Disruptive Behavior Offenses <
Other Offenses Against Persons <
All Other Offenses <
Technology 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 Indian0.80.70.8
Asian7.18.17.3
Black28.160.526.445.525.2
Hispanic46.539.545.940.949.5100
Native Hawaiian0.40.10.1
White13.815.59.114.1
Multiple Races3.33.34.53.1
< = 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 Indian0.80.70.8
Asian7.18.17.3
Black28.126.425.2
Hispanic46.545.949.5
Native Hawaiian0.40.10.1
White13.815.514.1
Multiple Races3.33.33.1
< = 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 Indian0.80.70.8
Asian7.18.17.3
Black28.126.425.2
Hispanic46.545.949.5
Native Hawaiian0.40.10.1
White13.815.514.1
Multiple Races3.33.33.1
< = 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 81.582.682.6
< = 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 63.360.660.6
< = 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 7475.675.6
< = 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

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Teacher Educational Attainment
  Bachelor's Degree Master's Degree Doctoral Degree Other
2018-201931%69%0%0%
2019-202032%68%0%0%
2020-202128%71%0%1%
< = 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 Students7%7%12%10%
Asian2%3%10%10%
Black9%7%13%10%
Hispanic7%9%13%10%
White2%3%13%10%
Economically Disadvantaged7%8%15%10%
English Learners7%8%12%10%
Students with Disabilities12%13%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 Students72%72%69%
Asian62%62%50%
Black68%66%62%
Hispanic75%77%73%
White74%74%75%
Economically Disadvantaged71%72%68%
Not Economically Disadvantaged80%76%<
English Learners75%76%70%
Students with Disabilities82%82%71%
Students without Disabilities71%71%69%
Female69%70%65%
Male75%76%74%
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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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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