Joseph H. Saunders Elementary School

  • Joseph H. Saunders Elementary School serves 708 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 60% (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 63% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 50%.

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School Overview

  • Joseph H. Saunders Elementary School's student population of 708 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students708 students
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Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Joseph H. Saunders Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Joseph H. Saunders Elementary School is 0.68, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.67. 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#1663 out of 1,796 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
72%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Joseph H. Saunders 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)
63%
80%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Joseph H. Saunders 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 Ratio19:115:1
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Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
21%
15%
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Black
46%
23%
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White
26%
50%
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Two or more races
7%
5%
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Diversity Score0.680.67
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Eligible for Free Lunch
85%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Joseph H. Saunders 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 Lunchn/a
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Joseph H. Saunders Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNEWPORT NEWS CITY PBLC SCHS School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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