Bensley Elementary School

6600 Strathmore Rd
Richmond, VA 23237
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
6/
10
Top 50%
Bensley Elementary School serves 733 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Bensley Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 91% (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 71% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Bensley Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

Bensley Elementary School's student population of 733 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 52 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students733 students
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Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
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School Comparison

Bensley Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,791 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Bensley Elementary School is 0.49, 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 Testing Rank
#750 out of 1791 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
91%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
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7%
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Hispanic
67%
16%
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Black
24%
22%
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White
7%
49%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
2%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.490.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
80%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameChesterfield County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Bensley Elementary School is Meadowbrook High School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Falling Creek Middle School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Beulah Elementary School (1.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Richmond Beulah Elementary School Math: 84% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 733 students
    1.3 miles
    4216 Beulah Rd
    Richmond, VA 23237
    (804) 743-3620
    1.3 PK-5 733
  • Richmond Hopkins Road Elementary School Math: 82% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 611 students
    1.3 miles
    6000 Hopkins Rd.
    Richmond, VA 23234
    (804) 743-3665
    1.3 PK-5 611
  • Richmond Falling Creek Elementary School Math: 74% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 790 students
    1.8 miles
    4800 Hopkins Rd.
    Richmond, VA 23234
    (804) 743-3630
    1.8 PK-5 790
  • Richmond Falling Creek Middle School Math: 39% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,273 student
    1.8 miles
    4724 Hopkins Rd.
    Richmond, VA 23234
    (804) 743-3640
    1.8 6-8 1,273
  • Richmond Meadowbrook High School Math: 65% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,801 student
    1.8 miles
    4901 Cogbill Rd.
    Richmond, VA 23234
    (804) 743-3675
    1.8 9-12 1,801

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