Bessie Weller Elementary School

600 Greenville Ave
Staunton, VA 24401
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Bessie Weller Elementary School serves 380 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Bessie Weller Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 63% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

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School Overview

Bessie Weller Elementary School's student population of 380 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students380 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

Bessie Weller Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 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 Bessie Weller Elementary School is 0.64, 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
#1562 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
63%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
8%
16%
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Black
20%
22%
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White
54%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
17%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.640.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameStaunton City 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 Bessie Weller Elementary School is Virginia School For Blind (1.1 miles away)
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