Rawls Byrd Elementary School

Rawls Byrd Elementary School serves 461 students in grades KG-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 47%.
Rawls Byrd Elementary School operates within the Williamsburg-james City Public s School District.

Overview

The student population of 461 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-5
Total Students 461 students
Rawls Byrd Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 46% Male / 54%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 34 teachers
Rawls Byrd Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Rawls Byrd Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.61 is less than the state average of 0.84. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 15:1
Rawls Byrd Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
6%
Rawls Byrd Elementary School Asian (1993-2012)
Hispanic
10%
12%
Rawls Byrd Elementary School Hispanic (1993-2012)
Black
17%
25%
Rawls Byrd Elementary School Black (1993-2012)
White
59%
53%
Rawls Byrd Elementary School White (1993-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Rawls Byrd Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Rawls Byrd Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.61 0.84
Rawls Byrd Elementary School Diversity Score (1993-2012)
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.
42%
32%
Rawls Byrd Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2012)
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.
6%
7%
Rawls Byrd Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 10,757 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Williamsburg-james City Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
15
8
Number of Students Managed 10,757 3,801
Williamsburg-james City Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $144 MM $43 MM
District Spending $143 MM $42 MM
Williamsburg-james City Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $13,658 $11,282
Williamsburg-james City Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,550 $11,065
Williamsburg-james City Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Eastern St. Hosp. Ed. Prg (2.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Eastern St. Hosp. Ed. Prg (2.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Clara Byrd Baker Elementary School (1.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Williamsburg Clara Byrd Baker Elementary School
    3131 Ironbound Rd
    Williamsburg , VA , 23185
    (757)221-0949
    1.8  mi  |  509  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Williamsburg Matthew Whaley Elementary School
    301 Scotland St
    Williamsburg , VA , 23185
    (757)229-1931
    2.3  mi  |  471  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Williamsburg Eastern St. Hosp. Ed. Prg
    Special Education School
    4601 Ironbound Rd B11
    Williamsburg , VA , 23187
    (757)253-4250
    Special Education School
    2.8  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Williamsburg Berkeley Middle School
    1118 Ironbound Rd
    Williamsburg , VA , 23185
    (757)229-8051
    2.8  mi  |  936  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Williamsburg Waller Mill Elementary School
    Magnet School
    314 Waller Mill Rd
    Williamsburg , VA , 23185
    (757)220-4060
    Magnet School
    3.1  mi  |  320  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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