Spotswood Elementary School

  • Spotswood Elementary School serves 455 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 47% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Spotswood Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virginia 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 12:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Spotswood Elementary School's student population of 455 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 39 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students455 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Spotswood Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,791 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has increased from 11:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Spotswood Elementary School is 0.55, which is less 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#1681 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)60-64%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
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7%
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Hispanic
59%
16%
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Black
8%
22%
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White
31%
49%
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Two or more races
2%
6%
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Diversity Score0.550.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
97%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHarrisonburg City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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