Orchard School

Tel: (802)652-7300
Grades: KG-5

376 students

Orchard School serves 376 students in grades KG-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the VT average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 8%.
Orchard School operates within the South Burlington School District.

Overview

The student population of 376 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-5
Total Students 376 students
Orchard School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Orchard School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Orchard 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 0.36 is more than the state average of 0.10. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VT) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 10:1
Orchard School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
2%
Orchard School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
1%
1%
Orchard School Hispanic (1991-2012)
Black
3%
2%
Orchard School Black (1988-2012)
White
79%
92%
Orchard School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Orchard School Sch Ethnicity Orchard 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.
0.36 0.10
Orchard School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
20%
32%
Orchard School Eligible for Free Lunch (1996-2012)
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.
n/a
6%
Orchard School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,409 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name South Burlington School District
Number of Schools
Managed
5
1
Number of Students Managed 2,409 197
South Burlington   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $42 MM $3 MM
South Burlington   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $41 MM $3 MM
South Burlington   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $17,350 $17,340
South Burlington   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $16,981 $17,254
South Burlington   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, VT Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is South Burlington High School (1.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Champlain School (1.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Burlington Champlain School
    800 Pine St
    Burlington , VT 05401
    (802)864-8477
    1.3  mi  |  334  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • South Burlington South Burlington High School
    550 Dorset St
    South Burlington , VT 05403
    (802)652-7000
    1.8  mi  |  893  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • South Burlington Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School
    550 Dorset St
    South Burlington , VT 05403
    (802)652-7100
    1.9  mi  |  546  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • South Burlington Rick Marcotte Central School
    10 Market St
    South Burlington , VT 05403
    (802)652-7200
    2.4  mi  |  342  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Burlington Edmunds Middle School
    275 Main St
    Burlington , VT 05401
    (802)864-8486
    2.6  mi  |  393  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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Chittenden County, VT public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.21, which is higher than the Vermont average of 0.1. The most diverse school district in Chittenden County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Vermont or national school diversity statistics.