Chilhowie Elementary School

Chilhowie Elementary School serves 618 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 47%.
Chilhowie Elementary School operates within the Smyth County Public s School District.

Overview

The student population of 618 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has grown by 81% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 618 students
Chilhowie Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Chilhowie Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Chilhowie Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.13 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
Chilhowie Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
6%
Chilhowie Elementary School Asian (1995-2011)
Hispanic
4%
12%
Chilhowie Elementary School Hispanic (1996-2012)
Black
n/a
25%
Chilhowie Elementary School Black (1993-2012)
White
93%
53%
Chilhowie Elementary School White (1993-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Chilhowie Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Chilhowie 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.
0.13 0.64
Chilhowie 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.
46%
32%
Chilhowie 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%
Chilhowie Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,810 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Smyth County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
14
6
Number of Students Managed 4,810 3,669
Smyth County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2011)
District Total Revenue $52 MM $43 MM
District Spending $51 MM $42 MM
District Revenue / Student $10,282 $11,282
District Spending / Student $10,089 $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 Chilhowie High School (0.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Chilhowie Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Saltville Elementary School (7.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Chilhowie Chilhowie High School
    1160 Lee Hwy
    Chilhowie , VA , 24319
    (276)646-8966
    0.8  mi  |  449  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Chilhowie Chilhowie Middle School
    1160 Lee Hwy
    Chilhowie , VA , 24319
    (276)646-3942
    0.8  mi  |  306  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Marion Smyth Co. Career & Technical Center
    Vocational School
    147 Fox Valley Rd
    Marion , VA , 24354
    (276)646-8117
    Vocational School
    3.6  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Glade Spring Glade Spring Middle School
    33474 Stage Coach Rd
    Glade Spring , VA , 24340
    (276)739-3800
    5.2  mi  |  324  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Glade Spring Patrick Henry High School
    31437 Hillman Hwy
    Glade Spring , VA , 24340
    (276)739-3700
    6.8  mi  |  409  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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