Harry E. James Elementary School

1807 Arlington Rd
Hopewell, VA 23860
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Harry E. James Elementary School serves 681 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Harry E. James Elementary School 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 62% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Harry E. James Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

Harry E. James Elementary School's student population of 681 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students681 students
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Total Classroom Teachers48 teachers
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School Comparison

Harry E. James Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 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 Harry E. James Elementary School is 0.53, 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
#1612 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
62%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
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7%
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Hispanic
10%
16%
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Black
66%
22%
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White
16%
49%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
8%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.530.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
92%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
8%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHopewell City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Harry E. James Elementary School is Hopewell High School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Carter G. Woodson Middle School (0.9 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Hopewell Carter G. Woodson Middle School Math: 77% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 907 students
    0.9 miles
    1000 Winston Churchill Drive
    Hopewell, VA 23860
    (804) 541-6404
    0.9 6-8 907
  • Hopewell Woodlawn Pre-school Learning Center
    Grades: PK | 318 students
    1.1 miles
    1100 Dinwiddie Ave.
    Hopewell, VA 23860
    (804) 541-6414
    1.1 PK 318
  • Hopewell Dupont Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 68% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 655 students
    1.4 miles
    300 S. 18th Avenue
    Hopewell, VA 23860
    (804) 541-6406
    1.4 K-5 655
  • Hopewell Hopewell High School Math: 68% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,124 student
    1.4 miles
    400 S Mesa Dr
    Hopewell, VA 23860
    (804) 541-6402
    1.4 9-12 1,124
  • Hopewell New Hope Academy Alternative School

    1.4 miles
    201 Poythress Street
    Hopewell, VA 23860
    (804) 541-6400
    1.4 n/a n/a

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