Cora Kelly Magnet Elementary School

Cora Kelly Magnet Elementary School serves 349 students in grades KG-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 47%.
Cora Kelly Magnet Elementary School operates within the Alexandria City Public s School District.

Overview

The student population of 349 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has declined by 32% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades KG-5
Total Students 349 students
Cora Kelly Magnet Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers
Cora Kelly Magnet Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Cora Kelly Magnet Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.61 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
Cora Kelly Magnet Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
6%
Cora Kelly Magnet Elementary School Asian (1993-2012)
Hispanic
51%
12%
Cora Kelly Magnet Elementary School Hispanic (1993-2012)
Black
36%
25%
Cora Kelly Magnet Elementary School Black (1993-2012)
White
9%
53%
Cora Kelly Magnet Elementary School White (1993-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Cora Kelly Magnet Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Cora Kelly Magnet 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 0.64
Cora Kelly Magnet 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.
71%
32%
Cora Kelly Magnet 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.
10%
7%
Cora Kelly Magnet Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 14,468 students has grown by 28% over five years.
School District Name Alexandria City Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
6
Number of Students Managed 14,468 3,669
District Total Revenue $218 MM $43 MM
Alexandria City Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $212 MM $42 MM
Alexandria City Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $19,448 $11,282
Alexandria City Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $18,904 $11,065
Alexandria 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 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 Students Grades
  • Alexandria Mount Vernon Elementary School
    Magnet School
    2601 Commonwealth Ave
    Alexandria , VA , 22305
    (703)706-4460
    Magnet School
    0.6  mi  |  713  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Arlington Gunston Middle School
    2700 South Lang St
    Arlington , VA , 22206
    (703)228-6900
    0.9  mi  |  765  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Alexandria George Mason Elementary School
    2601 Cameron Mills Rd
    Alexandria , VA , 22302
    (703)706-4470
    1.1  mi  |  472  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Alexandria Charles Barrett Elementary School
    1115 Martha Custis Dr
    Alexandria , VA , 22302
    (703)824-6960
    1.1  mi  |  369  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Arlington Oakridge Elementary School
    1414 24th St South
    Arlington , VA , 22202
    (703)228-5840
    1.2  mi  |  668  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

School Reviews

  • Recommended August 16, 2010 - 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

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