David A. Dutrow Elementary School

  • David A. Dutrow Elementary School serves 468 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 74% (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 73% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • David A. Dutrow 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 50%.

Top Placements

David A. Dutrow Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

  • David A. Dutrow Elementary School's student population of 468 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students468 students
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Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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School Comparison

  • David A. Dutrow Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,801 schools in Virginia (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of David A. Dutrow Elementary School is 0.68, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall School Rank#1237 out of 1801 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
72%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
17%
15%
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Black
49%
23%
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White
21%
50%
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Two or more races
11%
5%
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Diversity Score0.680.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNewport News City PBLC Schs School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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  4.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
I know Dutrow had some issues in the past, enough so that I was worried about sending my child here. However, after five years, I am so glad and grateful I took a chance on this school. It has been wonderful for my kids, who are at opposite ends of the needs scale one gifted and one who struggled. Both of them love it there and feel loved. I won't act like it's perfect, No school is. However, I would probably rank it in the top five elementary schools at NNPS. Considering that Dutrow obviously doesn't get the support or aid other elementary schools in the district do (either from the district itself or from fund-raising), that's impressive. What''s improved in this school has been because of the hard work of the faculty, staff, and parents, and it's paid off.
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5  
Dutrow was a great school and I wanted to go back to my zoned school but I learned alot from it but Dutrow had to much drama and thanks to my Social Teacher Who helped me stay out of drama so I can have a good reputation and wont get suspended I graduated from Dutrow this year im going to miss but im glad to move on.
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2  
My children have learned very little over the last two years. There are no extracurricular activties and the academics do not seem suited to the needs of the students. The school open pods are noisy and many students are disruptive and disrespectful. The Principal and Vice Principal do very little to curb these actions. Lack of parental involvement. Many of the new teachers seems to be struggling with this sort of enviroment. Many of the veteran teachers are just waiting for retirement.
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