Pearl B. Larsen Elementary School

Pearl B. Larsen Elementary School serves 305 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 77% (which is lower than the Virgin Islands state average of 91%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 72% (which is lower than the Virgin Islands state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
Pearl B. Larsen Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virgin Islands for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Virgin Islands state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Virgin Islands state average of 98% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Pearl B. Larsen Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Virgin Islands for:

School Overview

Pearl B. Larsen Elementary School's student population of 305 students has declined by 19% over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2014)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students305 students
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Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Comparison

Pearl B. Larsen Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 27 schools in Virgin Islands (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Pearl B. Larsen Elementary School is 0.52, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.37. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VI)
Overall Testing Rank
#23 out of 27 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
77%
91%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Pearl B. Larsen Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Virgin Islands by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
72%
80%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pearl B. Larsen Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Virgin Islands by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio9:111:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Pearl B. Larsen Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Virgin Islands by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
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Asian
1%
1%
Hispanic
31%
20%
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Black
62%
77%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Pearl B. Larsen Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Virgin Islands by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
5%
2%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
1%
n/a
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Diversity Score
0.520.37
This chart display the diversity score of Pearl B. Larsen Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Virgin Islands by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
99%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSaint Croix School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Pearl B. Larsen Elementary School is Saint Croix Central High School (6.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Elena L. Christian Junior High Scchool (3.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Juanita Gardine Elementary School (1.9 miles away)
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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
Pearl B. set my education foundation. My teachers helped build a strong work ethic to allow me to accomplish my goals! I have very fond memories of Pearl B. Larsen.
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5  
hi my name is amari lockhart and pbl is one of the best school in st.criox i love thise school so much it is the best.
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