Sonnie Penn Elementary School

  • Sonnie Penn Elementary School serves 876 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 78% (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 83% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Sonnie Penn Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51%.

Top Placements

Sonnie Penn Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

  • Sonnie Penn Elementary School's student population of 876 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 50 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students876 students
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Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sonnie Penn Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,801 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sonnie Penn Elementary School is 0.78, which is more 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 School Rank (16-17)#730 out of 1801 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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Asian
13%
7%
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Hispanic
26%
16%
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Black
26%
22%
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White
27%
49%
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Two or more races
8%
6%
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Diversity Score0.780.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePrince William County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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