J B Watkins Elementary School

501 Coalfield Rd.
Midlothian, VA 23114
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 20%
Serving 791 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, J B Watkins Elementary School ranks in the top 20% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 54%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 84% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 69%).
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 54% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 791 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 28%
  • : Top 20% in VA
  • : 80% (Btm 50%)
  • : 84% (Btm 50%)
  • : 70-74% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

J B Watkins Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

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Attribute

School Overview

J B Watkins Elementary School's student population of 791 students has declined by 35% over five school years.
The teacher population of 53 teachers has declined by 19% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
791 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
53 teachers
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School Rankings

J B Watkins Elementary School ranks within the top 20% of all 1,792 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of J B Watkins Elementary School is 0.47, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (VA)
#181 out of 1792 schools
(Top 20%)
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(20-21)
80%
54%
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(20-21)
84%
69%
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(20-21)
70-74%
59%
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
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Asian
9%
7%
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Hispanic
5%
18%
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Black
8%
22%
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White
72%
46%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
6%
7%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.47
This chart display the diversity score of J B Watkins Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Virginia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is J B Watkins Elementary School's ranking?
J B Watkins Elementary School is ranked #181 out of 1,792 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia.
What schools are J B Watkins Elementary School often compared to?
J B Watkins Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Bettie Weaver Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
80% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 54% VA state average), while 84% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 69% VA state average).
How many students attend J B Watkins Elementary School?
791 students attend J B Watkins Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
72% of J B Watkins Elementary School students are White, 9% of students are Asian, 8% of students are Black, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 5% of students are Hispanic.
What is the student:teacher ratio of J B Watkins Elementary School?
J B Watkins Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Virginia state average of 14:1.
What grades does J B Watkins Elementary School offer ?
J B Watkins Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is J B Watkins Elementary School part of?
J B Watkins Elementary School is part of Chesterfield Co PBLC Schs School District.

School Reviews

4   9/30/2019
this is the best school ever the only thing I hate is that the buses are so late!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Evan Gregory
5   2/6/2011
the best elementary school ever
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Megan

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 791 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 28%
  • : Top 20%
  • : 80% (Btm 50%)
  • : 84% (Btm 50%)
  • : 70-74% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

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