Galax Elementary School

  • Galax Elementary School serves 567 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 80-84% (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 70-74% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 50%.

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School Overview

  • Galax Elementary School's student population of 567 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 44 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students567 students
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Total Classroom Teachers44 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Galax Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Galax Elementary School is 0.57, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.67. 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#762 out of 1,796 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)80-84%
72%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Galax Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
80%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Galax Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
36%
15%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Galax Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
7%
23%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Galax Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
55%
50%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Galax Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Galax Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.570.67
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Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Galax Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Galax Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGALAX CITY PBLC SCHS School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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