Parkside Elementary School

5620 Smith Station Rd.
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
(School attendance zone shown in map)
6/
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Top 50%
Serving 949 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Parkside Elementary School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 58% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 54%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 72% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 69%).
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 54% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 949 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 67%
  • : Top 50% in VA
  • : 58% (Top 50%)
  • : 72% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Parkside Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Parkside Elementary School's student population of 949 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 51 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
949 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
51 teachers
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School Rankings

Parkside 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 Parkside Elementary School is 0.76, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (VA)
#748 out of 1792 schools
(Top 50%)
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58%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Parkside 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 2020-21 school year data.
72%
69%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Parkside 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 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
14:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
9%
7%
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Hispanic
21%
18%
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Black
29%
22%
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White
33%
46%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
7%
7%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.76
This chart display the diversity score of Parkside Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Virginia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
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 Parkside 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: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Parkside Elementary School's ranking?
Parkside Elementary School is ranked #748 out of 1,792 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Virginia.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
58% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 54% VA state average), while 72% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 69% VA state average).
How many students attend Parkside Elementary School?
949 students attend Parkside Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
33% of Parkside Elementary School students are White, 29% of students are Black, 21% of students are Hispanic, 9% of students are Asian, 7% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Parkside Elementary School?
Parkside Elementary School has a student ration of 19:1, which is higher than the Virginia state average of 14:1.
What grades does Parkside Elementary School offer ?
Parkside Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Parkside Elementary School part of?
Parkside Elementary School is part of Spotsylvania Co PBLC Schs School District.

School Reviews

5   5/17/2016
Great school phenomenal staff has made my daughter who is very shy very comfortable.Keep up the good work kudo's to morning drop off Staff and Ms. Schaefer 1st grade.
- Posted by Parent - white
5   12/8/2009
Parkside is a great place to learn. The staff is very child oriented and look for continued improvement in their test scores. The administration is great too! All staff are eager to help. The school is a beautiful facility. My kids love going there!
- Posted by Parent - Jcarl

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 949 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 67%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 58% (Top 50%)
  • : 72% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

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