Harrington Waddell Elementary School

  • Harrington Waddell Elementary School serves 308 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 90-94% (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 90-94% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Harrington Waddell Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 50%.

Top Placements

Harrington Waddell Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

  • Harrington Waddell Elementary School's student population of 308 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2018)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students308 students
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Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Harrington Waddell Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,801 schools in Virginia (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Harrington Waddell 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall School Rank#87 out of 1801 schools
(Top 5%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)90-94%
72%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)90-94%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
8%
15%
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Black
12%
23%
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White
75%
50%
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Two or more races
2%
5%
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Diversity Score0.420.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLexington City PBLC Schs School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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