Discovery Stem Academy

  • Discovery Stem Academy serves 508 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
  • 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 2017-18 school year.
  • Discovery Stem Academy 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 15:1 is equal to 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 51% (majority Black).

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School Overview

  • Discovery Stem Academy's student population of 508 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 33 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students508 students
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Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Discovery Stem Academy 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 diversity score of Discovery Stem Academy is 0.22, 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#1746 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)40-44%
72%
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)55-59%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
7%
Hispanic
3%
16%
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Black
88%
22%
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White
3%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups This 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 Score0.220.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
83%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
2%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNewport News City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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