Falling Creek Elementary School

Falling Creek Elementary School serves 726 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 47%.
Falling Creek Elementary School operates within the Chesterfield County School District.

Overview

The student population of 726 students has grown by 13% over five years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has declined by 14% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 726 students
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 36 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.66 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 15:1
Asian
5%
6%
Hispanic
41%
12%
Black
40%
24%
White
11%
53%
Two or more races
3%
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.66 0.41
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.
62%
32%
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%
6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 59,038 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Chesterfield County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
62
4
Number of Students Managed 59,038 3,850
District Total Revenue $639 MM $43 MM
District Spending $627 MM $42 MM
District Revenue / Student $10,809 $11,282
District Spending / Student $10,611 $11,065
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Meadowbrook High School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Falling Creek Middle School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is J G Hening Elementary School (1.4 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • RichmondFalling Creek Middle School
    4724 Hopkins Rd
    RichmondVA 23234
    (804)743-3640
    0 mi | 1202 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • RichmondThomas C. Boushall Middle School
    3400 Hopkins Rd
    RichmondVA 23234
    (804)780-5016
    1 mi | 528 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • RichmondJ G Hening Elementary School
    5230 Chicora Dr
    RichmondVA 23234
    (804)743-3655
    1.4 mi | 782 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • RichmondHopkins Road Elementary School
    6000 Hopkins Rd
    RichmondVA 23234
    (804)743-3665
    1.5 mi | 606 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • RichmondBroad Rock Elementary School
    4615 Ferguson Ln
    RichmondVA 23234
    (804)780-5048
    1.5 mi | 291 students | Gr. PK-5                      

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