Matthew Whaley Elementary School

301 Scotland St
Williamsburg, VA 23185
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Matthew Whaley Elementary School serves 482 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
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 2017-18 school year.
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 75% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Matthew Whaley Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

Matthew Whaley Elementary School's student population of 482 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has declined by 15% 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 1,791 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Matthew Whaley Elementary School is 0.66, 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 Testing Rank
#969 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
81%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
20%
16%
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Black
15%
22%
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White
53%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.660.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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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

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Matthew Whaley Elementary School is Eastern St. Hosp. Ed. Prg (2.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Berkeley Middle School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Waller Mill Elementary School (1.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Williamsburg Waller Mill Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 90-94% | Reading: 94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: K-5 | 390 students
    1.3 miles
    314 Waller Mill Rd
    Williamsburg, VA 23185
    (757) 220-4060
    1.3 K-5 390
  • Williamsburg Magruder Elementary School Math: 83% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 592 students
    1.7 miles
    700 Penniman Rd
    Williamsburg, VA 23185
    (757) 220-4067
    1.7 K-5 592
  • Williamsburg James Blair Middle School

    1.8 miles
    101 Longhill Road
    Williamsburg, VA 23185
    (757) 603-6400
    1.8 n/a n/a
  • Williamsburg Berkeley Middle School Math: 56% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 883 students
    1.9 miles
    1118 Ironbound Rd
    Williamsburg, VA 23185
    (757) 229-8051
    1.9 6-8 883
  • Williamsburg Eastern St. Hosp. Ed. Prg Special Education School
    Grades: PK-12
    2.0 miles
    4601 Ironbound Rd B11
    Williamsburg, VA 23187
    (757) 253-4250
    2 PK-12 n/a

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