James K. Polk Elementary School

  • James K. Polk Elementary School serves 791 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 69% (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 69% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • James K. Polk 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 50%.

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School Overview

  • James K. Polk Elementary School's student population of 791 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 47 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students791 students
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Total Classroom Teachers47 teachers
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School Comparison

  • James K. Polk Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,801 schools in Virginia (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of James K. Polk Elementary School is 0.70, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall School Rank#1469 out of 1801 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
72%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of James K. Polk Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
80%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of James K. Polk Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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Asian
5%
7%
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Hispanic
31%
15%
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Black
40%
23%
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White
23%
50%
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Two or more races
1%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in James K. Polk Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.700.68
This chart display the diversity score of James K. Polk Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in James K. Polk Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in James K. Polk Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAlexandria City PBLC Schs School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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