Blackwell Elementary School

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Blackwell Elementary School serves 441 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Blackwell 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 45-49% (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 44% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Blackwell Elementary School's student population of 441 students has declined by 35% over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students441 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

Blackwell 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 Blackwell Elementary School is 0.13, 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
#1765 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
45-49%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
1%
16%
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Black
93%
22%
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White
2%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.130.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
3%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRichmond City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Blackwell Elementary School is Open High School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Yvonne B. Miller High School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Oak Grove/bellemeade Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Richmond Oak Grove/bellemeade Elementary School Math: 51% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 719 students
    0.7 miles
    2200 Ingram St
    Richmond, VA 23224
    (804) 780-5008
    0.7 PK-5 719
  • Richmond Swansboro Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 274 students
    1.2 miles
    3160 Midlothian Tnpk
    Richmond, VA 23224
    (804) 780-5030
    1.2 PK-5 274
  • Richmond Patrick Henry School Of Science And Arts Charter School
    Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 327 students
    1.3 miles
    3411 Semmes Avenue
    Richmond, VA 23218
    (804) 888-7061
    1.3 K-5 327
  • Richmond Open High School Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 9-12 | 181 students
    1.5 miles
    600 S Pine St
    Richmond, VA 23220
    (804) 780-4661
    1.5 9-12 181
  • Richmond Bellevue Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 280 students
    1.7 miles
    2301 E Grace St
    Richmond, VA 23223
    (804) 780-4417
    1.7 PK-5 280

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