Cora Kelly Magnet Elementary School

Cora Kelly Magnet Elementary School serves 374 students in grades PK - 5.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the VA average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Cora Kelly Magnet Elementary School operates within the Alexandria City School District.

School Overview

The student population of 374 students has declined by 13% over five years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 374 students
Cora Kelly Magnet Elementary School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Cora Kelly Magnet Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 28 teachers
Cora Kelly Magnet Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Cora Kelly Magnet Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 8:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.54 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 16:1
Cora Kelly Magnet Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
1%
6%
Cora Kelly Magnet Elementary School Asian Students (1993-2014)
Hispanic
59%
13%
Cora Kelly Magnet Elementary School Black Students (1993-2014)
Black
34%
23%
Cora Kelly Magnet Elementary School Black Students (1993-2014)
White
6%
52%
Cora Kelly Magnet Elementary School White Students (1993-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Cora Kelly Magnet Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown VA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.54 0.42
Cora Kelly Magnet Elementary School Diversity Score (1993-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
73%
33%
Cora Kelly Magnet Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
6%
Cora Kelly Magnet Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 13,622 students has grown by 21% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $18,426 is higher than the state average of $10,576. The district revenue/student has grown by 9% over four years.
The district spending/student of $18,254 is higher than the state average of $10,658. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Alexandria City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
4
Number of Students Managed 13,622 3,815
Alexandria City School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $215 MM $42 MM
Alexandria City School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $213 MM $42 MM
Alexandria City School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $18,426 $10,576
Alexandria City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $18,254 $10,658
Alexandria City School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Tc Williams High School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Gunston Middle School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mount Vernon Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • AlexandriaMount Vernon Elementary School
    Magnet School
    0.6 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 768 students2601 Commonwealth Ave
    AlexandriaVA 22305
    (703)706-4460
    0.6PK-5768
  • ArlingtonGunston Middle School
    0.9 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 839 students2700 South Lang St
    ArlingtonVA 22206
    (703)228-6900
    0.96-8839
  • AlexandriaCharles Barrett Elementary School
    1.1 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 445 students1115 Martha Custis Dr
    AlexandriaVA 22302
    (703)824-6960
    1.1PK-5445
  • AlexandriaGeorge Mason Elementary School
    1 Negative Reviews
    1.1 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 511 students2601 Cameron Mills Rd
    AlexandriaVA 22302
    (703)706-4470
    1.1KG-5511
  • ArlingtonOakridge Elementary School
    1.2 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 704 students1414 24th St South
    ArlingtonVA 22202
    (703)228-5840
    1.2PK-5704

School Reviews

The school runs like a slaughterhouse line. Get in, get out and don't ask questions. The teachers are impatient with the parents and most of all with the kids. Very pushy attitudes. It's poorly run overall and I wish I never moved to this area because now our son is forced to attend this run-down school. Their idea of lunch is crackers and crap. I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone. The kids are wired and borderline violent. We're talking 5 yr olds!!
- Posted by Parent, 08/16/10

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