10511 Wharfdale Place
Gainesville, VA 20155
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Buckland Mills Elementary School serves 655 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Buckland Mills Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 96% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 82%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 87% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 78%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Buckland Mills Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

Buckland Mills Elementary School's student population of 655 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
655 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
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School Rankings

Buckland Mills Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,800 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Buckland Mills Elementary School is 0.70, which is more 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 Data
This School
State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#162 out of 1800 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
96%
82%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
87%
78%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
15:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
19%
7%
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Hispanic
15%
16%
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Black
11%
22%
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White
48%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 655 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 52%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in VA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 96% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 87% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.70 (Top 10%)

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