Oakland Elementary School

  • Oakland Elementary School serves 484 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 85% (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 84% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 50%.

School Overview

  • Oakland Elementary School's student population of 484 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students484 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Oakland Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Oakland Elementary School is 0.62, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall School Rank#894 out of 1,796 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
85%
72%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
7%
15%
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Black
47%
23%
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White
40%
50%
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Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Oakland Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.620.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Oakland Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
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 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSUFFOLK CITY PBLC SCHS School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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  3.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
2  
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. :-)
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5  
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!
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2  
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.
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