Achilles Elementary School

  • Achilles Elementary School serves 396 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 86% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 75% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 50%.

School Overview

  • Achilles Elementary School's student population of 396 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students396 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Achilles Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Achilles Elementary School is 0.30, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall School Rank#814 out of 1,796 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
86%
72%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
4%
15%
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Black
4%
23%
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White
83%
50%
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Two or more races
8%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Achilles Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.300.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Achilles Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGloucester Co Pblc Schs School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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