Bensley Elementary School

Bensley Elementary School serves 654 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 47%.
Bensley Elementary School operates within the Chesterfield County Public s School District.

Overview

The student population of 654 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 654 students
Bensley Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 44 teachers
Bensley Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Bensley Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.65 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 15:1 15:1
Bensley Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
6%
Bensley Elementary School Asian (1993-2012)
Hispanic
44%
12%
Bensley Elementary School Hispanic (1993-2012)
Black
38%
25%
Bensley Elementary School Black (1993-2012)
White
12%
53%
Bensley Elementary School White (1993-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Bensley Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Bensley 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.
0.65 0.84
Bensley 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.
80%
32%
Bensley 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%
Bensley Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 59,192 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Chesterfield County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
62
8
Number of Students Managed 59,192 3,801
Chesterfield County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $639 MM $43 MM
Chesterfield County Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $627 MM $42 MM
Chesterfield County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,809 $11,282
Chesterfield County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,611 $11,065
Chesterfield County 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 Meadowbrook High School (1.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Falling Creek Middle School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Beulah Elementary School (1.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Richmond Beulah Elementary School
    4216 Beulah Rd
    Richmond , VA , 23237
    (804)743-3620
    1.3  mi  |  599  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Richmond Hopkins Road Elementary School
    6000 Hopkins Rd
    Richmond , VA , 23234
    (804)743-3665
    1.3  mi  |  611  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Richmond Falling Creek Middle School
    4724 Hopkins Rd
    Richmond , VA , 23234
    (804)743-3640
    1.8  mi  |  1209  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Richmond Falling Creek Elementary School
    4800 Hopkins Rd
    Richmond , VA , 23234
    (804)743-3630
    1.8  mi  |  709  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Richmond Meadowbrook High School
    4901 Cogbill Rd
    Richmond , VA , 23234
    (804)743-3675
    1.8  mi  |  1707  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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Richmond, VA 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 0.56, which is higher than the Virginia average of 0.39. The most diverse school in Richmond is William B Travis High School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Virginia or national school diversity statistics.