L.f. Palmer Elementary School

  • L.f. Palmer Elementary School serves 488 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 72% (which is equal to the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 67% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • L.f. Palmer 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 student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.

Top Placements

L.f. Palmer Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

  • L.f. Palmer Elementary School's student population of 488 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students488 students
This chart display total students of L.f. Palmer Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender % This chart display gender of L.f. Palmer Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of L.f. Palmer Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade This chart display the students of L.f. Palmer Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

  • L.f. Palmer 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 school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of L.f. Palmer Elementary School is 0.65, 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 School Rank#1402 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of L.f. Palmer Elementary School, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
72%
72%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of L.f. Palmer 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)
67%
80%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of L.f. Palmer 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 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of L.f. Palmer Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
7%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in L.f. Palmer Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Hispanic
35%
15%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in L.f. Palmer Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
45%
23%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in L.f. Palmer Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
16%
50%
This chart display the percentage of White students in L.f. Palmer Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in L.f. Palmer Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Diversity Score0.650.68
This chart display the diversity score of L.f. Palmer Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
84%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in L.f. Palmer Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
8%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in L.f. Palmer 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 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

Show me:

School Reviews

Review L.f. Palmer Elementary School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Should sixth graders be placed in elementary or middle school? We explore the pros and cons of the issue.
Learn 8 ways to guide your conversations with children when discussing high-profile acts of violence in schools.
Traditional Christmas carols, such as "Silent Night," may be sounds of the past on public school campuses. Learn about why schools are banning Christmas carols and how some parents are protesting the changes.