Altavista Elementary School

  • Altavista Elementary School serves 521 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 79% (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 68% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Altavista Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 51%.

School Overview

  • Altavista Elementary School's student population of 521 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students521 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Altavista Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,801 schools in Virginia (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Altavista Elementary School is 0.57, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1219 out of 1801 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
72%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Altavista Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
80%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Altavista Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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Asian
n/a
7%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Altavista Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Hispanic
5%
16%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Altavista Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
29%
22%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Altavista Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
59%
49%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Altavista Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Two or more races
7%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Altavista Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Altavista Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.570.68
This chart display the diversity score of Altavista Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Altavista Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Altavista Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCampbell County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school, middle school, and elementary school to Altavista Elementary School is Altavista High School (2.4 miles away)
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