Matthew Whaley Elementary School

  • Matthew Whaley Elementary School serves 482 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 81% (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 76% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Matthew Whaley Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 51%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Matthew Whaley Elementary School's student population of 482 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 27 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students482 students
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Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Matthew Whaley 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 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Matthew Whaley Elementary School is 0.64, 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 (16-17)#933 out of 1801 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
81%
72%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Matthew Whaley 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)
76%
80%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Matthew Whaley 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 Ratio18:115:1
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Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
20%
16%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Matthew Whaley Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
16%
22%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Matthew Whaley Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
54%
49%
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Two or more races
8%
6%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Matthew Whaley Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.640.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Matthew Whaley Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWilliamsburg-James City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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