Discovery Elementary School

  • Discovery Elementary School serves 621 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 94% (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 92% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Discovery Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Discovery Elementary School's student population of 621 students has grown by 17% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 38 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students621 students
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Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Discovery Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% 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 Discovery Elementary School is 0.44, 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#63 out of 1791 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
94%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
92%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
7%
7%
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Hispanic
8%
16%
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Black
2%
22%
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White
74%
49%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
9%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Discovery Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.440.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
3%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Discovery Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameArlington County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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