Bensley Elementary School

  • Bensley Elementary School serves 708 students in grades PK-5.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the VA average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 49%.
  • Bensley Elementary School operates within the Chesterfield County School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 708 students has grown by 8% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 46 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 708 students
Bensley Elementary School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Bensley Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 46 teachers
Bensley Elementary School Total Teachers (1990-2015)
Students by Grade Bensley Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.59 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 16:1
Bensley Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Asian
n/a
6%
Bensley Elementary School Asian Students (1993-2014)
Hispanic
56%
14%
Bensley Elementary School Black Students (1995-2015)
Black
30%
23%
Bensley Elementary School Black Students (1995-2015)
White
12%
51%
Bensley Elementary School White Students (1995-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Bensley Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
2%
5%
Bensley Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Bensley Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown VA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.59 0.42
Bensley Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
78%
34%
Bensley Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2015)
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%
6%
Bensley Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Chesterfield County School District's student population of 59,725 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,437 in this district is less than the state average of $11,380. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,888 is less than the state average of $11,077. The district spending/student has declined by 6% over four years.
School District Name Chesterfield County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
62
4
Number of Students Managed 59,725 3,627
Chesterfield County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $618 MM $41 MM
Chesterfield County School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $585 MM $40 MM
Chesterfield County School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $10,437 $11,380
Chesterfield County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $9,888 $11,077
Chesterfield County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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