Discovery Stem Academy

  • Discovery Stem Academy serves 402 students in grades Prekindergarten-3.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 40-44% (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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 50%.

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School Overview

  • Discovery Stem Academy's student population of 402 students has declined by 31% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 25% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-3
Total Students402 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Discovery Stem Academy's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Discovery Stem Academy is 0.22, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. 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--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
72%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)55-59%
80%
Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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Hispanic
3%
15%
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Black
88%
23%
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White
3%
50%
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Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Discovery Stem Academy.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.220.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
84%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Discovery Stem Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
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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