Hugh Mercer Elementary School

2100 Cowan Blvd
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Hugh Mercer Elementary School serves 854 students in grades Kindergarten-2.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Hugh Mercer Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

Hugh Mercer Elementary School's student population of 854 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 58 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-2
Total Students854 students
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Total Classroom Teachers58 teachers
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School Comparison

The diversity score of Hugh Mercer Elementary School is 0.76, which is more 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)
Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
7%
7%
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Hispanic
24%
16%
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Black
30%
22%
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White
30%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.760.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
81%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
5%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFredericksburg City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Hugh Mercer Elementary School is James Monroe High School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Walker-grant Middle School (2.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lafayette Upper Elementary School (2.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fredericksburg James Monroe High School Math: 63% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,004 student
    0.9 miles
    2300 Washington Ave
    Fredericksburg, VA 22401
    (540) 372-1100
    0.9 9-12 1,004
  • Fredericksburg Walker-grant Early Childhood Center
    Grades: PK | 175 students
    1.5 miles
    210 Ferdinand Street
    Fredericksburg, VA 22401
    (540) 372-1065
    1.5 PK 175
  • Fredericksburg Lafayette Upper Elementary School Math: 67% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 3-5 | 862 students
    2.0 miles
    3 Learning Lane
    Fredericksburg, VA 22401
    (540) 310-0029
    2 3-5 862
  • Fredericksburg Walker-grant Middle School Math: 51% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 722 students
    2.0 miles
    One Learning Lane
    Fredericksburg, VA 22401
    (540) 372-1145
    2 6-8 722
  • Fredericksburg Regional/alternative Center Alternative School

    2.2 miles
    610 Gayle Street
    Fredericksburg, VA 22405
    (540) 899-6000
    2.2 n/a n/a

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