Cora Kelly Magnet Elementary School

  • Cora Kelly Magnet Elementary School serves 426 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65-69% (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 55-59% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Cora Kelly Magnet 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 student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.

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School Overview

  • Cora Kelly Magnet Elementary School's student population of 426 students has grown by 24% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students426 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Cora Kelly Magnet 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 school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 10:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Cora Kelly Magnet Elementary School is 0.47, 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#1589 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)65-69%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)55-59%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
70%
15%
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Black
21%
23%
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White
8%
50%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
n/a
5%
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Diversity Score0.470.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
74%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAlexandria City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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The school runs like a slaughterhouse line. Get in, get out and don't ask questions. The teachers are impatient with the parents and most of all with the kids. Very pushy attitudes. It's poorly run overall and I wish I never moved to this area because now our son is forced to attend this run-down school. Their idea of lunch is crackers and crap. I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone. The kids are wired and borderline violent. We're talking 5 yr olds!!
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