18 Dahlgren Ave
Portsmouth, VA 23702
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
James Hurst Elementary School serves 589 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
James Hurst 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 72% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 82%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 62% (which is lower than 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 83% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

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James Hurst Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

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School Overview

James Hurst Elementary School's student population of 589 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
589 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
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School Rankings

James Hurst Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 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 James Hurst 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
#1577 out of 1800 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
82%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
78%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
4%
16%
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Black
74%
22%
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White
17%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.42
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Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
5%
6%
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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-6
  • Students: 589 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 83%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in VA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 72% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 62% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.42 (Btm 50%)

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