429 Harding Avenue
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Harding Avenue Elementary School serves 349 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Harding Avenue Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 90-94% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 82%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75-79% (which is approximately equal to the Virginia state average of 78%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Harding Avenue Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

Harding Avenue Elementary School's student population of 349 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
349 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
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School Rankings

Harding Avenue Elementary School is ranked within the top 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 Harding Avenue Elementary School is 0.42, 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
This School
State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#584 out of 1800 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
90-94%
82%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75-79%
78%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
12%
7%
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Hispanic
5%
16%
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Black
3%
22%
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White
75%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.42
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Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 349 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 25%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in VA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 90-94% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.42 (Btm 50%)

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