Oakland Elementary School

5505 Godwin Blvd
Suffolk, VA 23434
(School attendance zone shown in map)
6/
10
Top 50%
Serving 458 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Oakland Elementary School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is approximately equal to the Virginia state average of 54%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 69%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 65% 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: 458 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 65%
  • : Top 50% in VA
  • : 50-54% (Btm 50%)
  • : 70-74% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Oakland Elementary School's student population of 458 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
458 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
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School Rankings

Oakland Elementary School ranks within the top 50% of all 1,792 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Oakland Elementary School is 0.62, 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)
#845 out of 1792 schools
(Top 50%)
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50-54%
54%
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70-74%
69%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
8%
18%
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Black
50%
22%
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White
35%
46%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
7%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.62
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Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Oakland Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Oakland Elementary School's ranking?
Oakland Elementary School is ranked #845 out of 1,792 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Virginia.
What schools are Oakland Elementary School often compared to?
Oakland Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Northern Shores Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
50-54% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 54% VA state average), while 70-74% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 69% VA state average).
How many students attend Oakland Elementary School?
458 students attend Oakland Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
50% of Oakland Elementary School students are Black, 35% of students are White, 8% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Oakland Elementary School?
Oakland Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Virginia state average of 14:1.
What grades does Oakland Elementary School offer ?
Oakland Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Oakland Elementary School part of?
Oakland Elementary School is part of Suffolk City PBLC Schs School District.

School Reviews

4   2/3/2022
I am a 6th grader from a nearby middle school. I was at OES since pre-kindergarten. Till my last year, there is was a great experience., But when the principal had moved and we got a new one everything went downhill. Everybody changed after that. There were strict rules, All most like a private school.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - kenzie
1   3/30/2020
This school cares more about acceptance, tolerance, and diversity then education. I've had my son in that school for 4 years now. He hates the color of his skin. The books are false and outdated but they force it down the kids' throats, anyway. The bus drivers are rude and the teachers are there to push a liberal agenda and collect a check. I hope this school never re opens. It's not education it's brainwashing.
- Posted by Parent - Daniel
1   1/6/2020
This school has been nothing but problems. I constantly hear other parents complain about how ineffective the teachers are and how rough the bus ride can be. They don't work with special needs either. It's a fight to do any simple thing. Every person I have come in contact with doesn't know how to do their job. We have been to top-notch school and this one can't compare. Academically I'd give them a D. They won't even challenge the students who are excelling. To me, it seems like the teachers and administrators don't care about the students. Even the principal is disrespectful if you can get her to make time to speak to you.
- Posted by Parent - Parent
2   12/26/2017
My son is a 3rd grader who currently attends OES and has been there since Kindergarten. His grades are top notch but I have noticed a slight decline since starting 3rd grade. I don't want to put any names but he has done nothing but complain about his current teacher and how harsh she is. He is claiming that the only reason his grades have slipped from perfect scores consistently is because of his teacher and her method of teaching and her mannerisms. I was a proud student with a high GPA but I always had great teachers who were kind and understanding. It troubles me that my son has come home crying more times than I can count on one hand due to the way his teacher treated him. The fact that he feels he is being 'singled out' by his teacher for no apparent reason makes me wonder how she is still employed there, because I have heard negative feedback from other parents about the way she treats her students as well. My son is a bright child who is very well behaved and some of the things he tells me he gets in trouble for just don't make any sense to me. Now I know times have changed a lot from when I was in elementary school and there is a higher level of security that faculty must take to ensure the childrens' safety and education but I'm just tired of hearing my son getting silent lunch, time out at recess, etc. over nonsense. I do hope that his experience will get better because I have a 3 year old and a 3 month old who will be going to school down the road so I want to know they will be treated well too. School is primarily about education but is ALSO about teaching the children discipline, socialization, friendship, etc. Thank you for taking the time to read my review. I hope I can come back and alter my review to reflect more positivity soon. :-)
- Posted by Parent - Venny
5   10/31/2011
I absolutely love this school. This is my son's 3rd school and by far the best. The staff and faculty are great and so are the teacher student ratios! I refuse to move from the area until all 3 of my children are finished with elementary school!
- Posted by Parent - prbyk
2   5/9/2011
We moved to this school from out of State, and have had nothing but complaints from our kids, at how mean the teachers are. Our kids were doing fine in their old school academically, and we get here and are threatened that they might hold our 4th frader back. where is the federal consistency in our schools.
- Posted by Parent - r3kin

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 458 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 65%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 50-54% (Btm 50%)
  • : 70-74% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

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