Bensley Elementary School

  • Bensley Elementary School serves 737 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 85% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 86% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Bensley Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 50%.

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 737 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 46 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students737 students
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Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Bensley Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,796 schools in Virginia (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Bensley Elementary School is 0.56, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall School Rank#526 out of 1,796 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
85%
80%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Bensley 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 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
86%
80%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Bensley 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 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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Asian
n/a
7%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Bensley Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Hispanic
60%
14%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Bensley Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
28%
23%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Bensley Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
10%
50%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Bensley Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
2%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Bensley Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Virginia by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Bensley Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.560.42
This chart display the diversity score of Bensley Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Virginia by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
77%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Bensley Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Bensley Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameChesterfield County School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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