Luther W. Machen Elementary School

20 Sacramento Dr
Hampton, VA 23666
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Luther W. Machen Elementary School serves 449 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Luther W. Machen 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 54%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 69%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 54% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 449 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in VA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Luther W. Machen Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

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Attribute
Most improved public schools

School Overview

Luther W. Machen Elementary School's student population of 449 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
449 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

Luther W. Machen Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,792 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Luther W. Machen Elementary School is 0.47, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1157 out of 1792 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
54%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
69%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
6%
18%
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Black
71%
22%
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White
11%
46%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
10%
7%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.47
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Eligible for Free Lunch
81%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
6%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Luther W. Machen Elementary School's ranking?
Luther W. Machen Elementary School is ranked #1157 out of 1,792 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Virginia.
What schools are Luther W. Machen Elementary School often compared to?
Luther W. Machen Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Paul Burbank Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
45-49% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 54% VA state average), while 60-64% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 69% VA state average).
How many students attend Luther W. Machen Elementary School?
449 students attend Luther W. Machen Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
71% of Luther W. Machen Elementary School students are Black, 11% of students are White, 10% of students are Two or more races, 6% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Luther W. Machen Elementary School?
Luther W. Machen Elementary School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Virginia state average of 14:1.
What grades does Luther W. Machen Elementary School offer ?
Luther W. Machen Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Luther W. Machen Elementary School part of?
Luther W. Machen Elementary School is part of Hampton City PBLC Schs School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 449 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

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