Matoaca Elementary School

Matoaca Elementary School serves 455 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 47%.
Matoaca Elementary School operates within the Chesterfield County Public s School District.

Overview

The student population of 455 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has grown by 13% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 455 students
Matoaca Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 26 teachers
Matoaca Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Matoaca Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 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 18:1 15:1
Matoaca Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
6%
Hispanic
1%
12%
Matoaca Elementary School Hispanic (2001-2012)
Black
26%
25%
Matoaca Elementary School Black (1993-2012)
White
65%
53%
Matoaca Elementary School White (1993-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Matoaca Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Matoaca 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.
0.51 0.64
Matoaca 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.
29%
32%
Matoaca 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.
5%
7%
Matoaca Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 59,372 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Chesterfield County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
62
6
Number of Students Managed 59,372 3,669
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: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Central St. Hosp. Ed. Pr. (2.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Matoaca Middle School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ettrick Elementary School (3.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Matoaca Matoaca Middle School
    20300 Halloway Ave
    Matoaca , VA , 23803
    (804)590-3130
    1.1  mi  |  1098  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Petersburg Central St. Hosp. Ed. Pr.
    Special Education School
    West Washington St Extended
    Petersburg , VA , 23803
    (804)524-7676
    Special Education School
    2.1  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Petersburg Southside Va Training Center
    Special Education School
    Bldg 120
    Petersburg , VA , 23803
    (804)524-7340
    Special Education School
    2.3  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Ettrick Ettrick Elementary School
    20910 Chesterfield Ave
    Ettrick , VA , 23803
    (804)520-6005
    3.1  mi  |  583  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Petersburg Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award J.e.b. Stuart Elementary School
    100 Pleasants Ln
    Petersburg , VA , 23803
    (804)862-7013
    3.1  mi  |  463  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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