Petsworth Elementary School

Petsworth Elementary School serves 334 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 47%.
Petsworth Elementary School operates within the Gloucester County School District.

Overview

The student population of 334 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 334 students
Petsworth Elementary School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 24 teachers
Petsworth Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Petsworth Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.29 is less 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 14:1 15:1
Petsworth Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Hispanic
3%
12%
Petsworth Elementary School Hispanic (1993-2013)
Black
5%
24%
Petsworth Elementary School Black (1993-2013)
White
84%
53%
Petsworth Elementary School White (1993-2013)
Two or more races
8%
4%
All Ethnic Groups Petsworth Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Petsworth 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.
0.29 0.41
Petsworth Elementary School Diversity Score (1993-2013)
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.
36%
32%
Petsworth Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2013)
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%
6%
Petsworth Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 5,992 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Gloucester County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
9
4
Number of Students Managed 5,992 3,850
District Total Revenue $67 MM $43 MM
District Spending $67 MM $42 MM
District Revenue / Student $11,076 $11,282
District Spending / Student $11,063 $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 Gloucester High School (7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Peasley Middle School (3.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bethel Elementary School (3.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • GloucesterPeasley Middle School
    2885 Hickory Fork Rd
    GloucesterVA 23061
    (804)693-1499
    3.5 mi | 836 students | Gr. 6-7                      
  • GloucesterBethel Elementary School
    2991 Hickory Fork Rd
    GloucesterVA 23061
    (804)693-2360
    3.8 mi | 493 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • GloucesterMid Peninsula Regional Spec Ed Center
    Special Education School
    Gloucester Co. Public Schools
    GloucesterVA 23061
    (804)693-7880
    Special Education School

    5.2 mi | n/a students | Gr.                       
  • GloucesterBotetourt Elementary School
    6361 Main St
    GloucesterVA 23061
    (804)693-2151
    5.3 mi | 655 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • GloucesterGloucester High School
    6680 Short Ln
    GloucesterVA 23061
    (804)693-2526
    7 mi | 1799 students | Gr. 9-12                      

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