James Hurst Elementary School

18 Dahlgren Ave
Portsmouth, VA 23702
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 76% (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 68% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 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).

Top Placements

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

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 OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students589 students
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Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
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School Comparison

James Hurst 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 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1290 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
76%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
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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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Diversity Score
0.420.68
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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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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePortsmouth City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to James Hurst Elementary School is I.c. Norcom High School (2.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Cradock Middle School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Victory Elementary School (1.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Portsmouth Cradock Middle School Math: 30% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 503 students
    0.4 miles
    21 Alden Ave
    Portsmouth, VA 23702
    (757) 393-8788
    0.4 7-8 503
  • Portsmouth Cradock Technical & Career Center Vocational School

    0.4 miles
    4300 George Washington Highway
    Portsmouth, VA 23702
    (757) 393-8117
    0.4 n/a n/a
  • Portsmouth Victory Elementary School Math: 76% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 598 students
    1.0 miles
    2828 Greenwood Drive
    Portsmouth, VA 23701
    (757) 393-8806
    1 K-6 598
  • Portsmouth Brighton Elementary School Math: 61% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 469 students
    1.5 miles
    1100 Portsmouth Blvd.
    Portsmouth, VA 23704
    (757) 393-8870
    1.5 K-6 469
  • Chesapeake G.a. Treakle Elementary School Math: 78% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 520 students
    1.5 miles
    2500 Gilmerton Rd
    Chesapeake, VA 23323
    (757) 558-5361
    1.5 PK-5 520

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