1712 Chestnut Ave
Newport News, VA 23607
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Discovery Stem Academy serves 508 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 64% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 82%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 49% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 78%) for the 2018-19 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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Discovery Stem Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

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School Overview

Discovery Stem Academy's student population of 508 students has grown by 26% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students
508 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
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School Rankings

Discovery Stem Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,800 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 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 Data
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State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1730 out of 1800 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
82%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
78%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1
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American Indian
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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
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Diversity Score
0.22
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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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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Students: 508 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in VA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 64% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 49% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.22 (Btm 50%)

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