Christopher Farms Elementary School

2828 Pleasant Acres Dr
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
9/
10
Top 20%
Christopher Farms Elementary School serves 708 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Christopher Farms Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 82% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 89% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Christopher Farms Elementary School's student population of 708 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has grown by 34% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students708 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Comparison

Christopher Farms Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Christopher Farms Elementary School is 0.63, 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
#353 out of 1791 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
82%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
89%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
4%
7%
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Hispanic
16%
16%
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Black
11%
22%
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White
57%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
11%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.630.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
20%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameVa Beach City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Christopher Farms Elementary School is Floyd Kellam High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Princess Anne Middle School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is North Landing Elementary School (1.7 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Virginia Beach Floyd Kellam High School Math: 80% | Reading: 95%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,058 students
    0.8 miles
    2665 West Neck Road
    Virginia Beach, VA 23456
    (757) 648-5100
    0.8 9-12 2,058
  • Virginia Beach Green Run Collegiate Charter School
    Math: 81% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 9-12 | 336 students
    1.1 miles
    1700 Dahlia Drive, Attn: Barb
    Virginia Beach, VA 23453
    (757) 263-1264
    1.1 9-12 336
  • Virginia Beach Virginia Beach Juvenile Detention Home Alternative School
    Math: 30-39% | Reading: ≥50%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%

    1.1 miles
    2512 George Mason Drive
    Virginia Beach, VA 23456
    (757) 468-8960
    1.1 n/a n/a
  • Virginia Beach North Landing Elementary School Math: 97% | Reading: 96%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Grades: PK-5 | 461 students
    1.7 miles
    2929 N Landing Rd
    Virginia Beach, VA 23456
    (757) 648-3160
    1.7 PK-5 461
  • Virginia Beach Technical & Career Ed. Center Vocational School

    1.7 miles
    2925 N Landing Rd
    Virginia Beach, VA 23456
    (757) 648-5850
    1.7 n/a n/a

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