Bensley Elementary School

Bensley Elementary School serves 648 students in grades PK - 5.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the VA average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Bensley Elementary School operates within the Chesterfield County School District.

School Overview

The student population of 648 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 648 students
Bensley Elementary School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Bensley Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Bensley Elementary School Total Teachers (1989-2014)
Students by Grade Bensley Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.62 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 14:1 16:1
Bensley Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Hispanic
52%
13%
Bensley Elementary School Black Students (1994-2014)
Black
32%
23%
Bensley Elementary School Black Students (1994-2014)
White
13%
52%
Bensley Elementary School White Students (1994-2014)
Two or more races
3%
5%
Bensley Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
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.
0.62 0.42
Bensley Elementary School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
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.
81%
33%
Bensley Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2014)
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.
7%
6%
Bensley Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Chesterfield County School District's student population of 59,186 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $10,086 in this district is less than the state average of $10,576. The district revenue/student has declined by 6% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $9,890 is less than the state average of $10,658. 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 59,186 3,815
Chesterfield County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $600 MM $42 MM
Chesterfield County School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $589 MM $42 MM
Chesterfield County School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $10,086 $10,576
Chesterfield County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $9,890 $10,658
Chesterfield County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high 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)
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