Driver Elementary School

4270 Driver Lane
Suffolk, VA 23435
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
2.00 5 1 (1 review)
Driver Elementary School serves 597 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Driver Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 82% (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 83% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

School Overview

Driver Elementary School's student population of 597 students has grown by 95% over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has grown by 89% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students597 students
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Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
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School Comparison

Driver Elementary School is ranked within the top 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 Driver Elementary School is 0.63, 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
#569 out of 1791 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
82%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
4%
16%
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Black
37%
22%
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White
48%
49%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
8%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.630.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSuffolk City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Driver Elementary School is Nansemond River High School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is John Yeates Middle School (0.9 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Suffolk John Yeates Middle School Math: 70% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,241 student
    0.9 miles
    4901 Bennetts Pasture Rd
    Suffolk, VA 23435
    (757) 923-4105
    0.9 6-8 1,241
  • Suffolk Nansemond River High School Magnet School
    Math: 71% | Reading: 91%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,553 student
    1.6 miles
    3301 Nansemond Pkwy
    Suffolk, VA 23435
    (757) 923-4101
    1.6 9-12 1,553
  • Suffolk Creekside Elementary School Math: 75% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 947 students
    2.3 miles
    1000 Bennetts Creek Park Road
    Suffolk, VA 23435
    (757) 923-4251
    2.3 PK-5 947
  • Suffolk Nansemond Parkway Elementary School Math: 73% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 539 students
    2.6 miles
    3012 Nansemond Pkwy
    Suffolk, VA 23434
    (757) 923-4167
    2.6 PK-5 539
  • Suffolk Oakland Elementary School Math: 85% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 478 students
    4.5 miles
    5505 Godwin Blvd
    Suffolk, VA 23434
    (757) 923-5248
    4.5 PK-5 478

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