480 Colony Road
Newport News, VA 23602
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
T. Ryland Sanford Elementary School serves 576 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
T. Ryland Sanford 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 71% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 82%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 62% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 78%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

T. Ryland Sanford Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

T. Ryland Sanford Elementary School's student population of 576 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
576 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
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School Rankings

T. Ryland Sanford Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,800 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of T. Ryland Sanford Elementary School is 0.72, 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 Data
This School
State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1600 out of 1800 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
82%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
78%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
15:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
5%
7%
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Hispanic
11%
16%
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Black
43%
22%
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White
27%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
13%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.72
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Eligible for Free Lunch
83%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
10%
6%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 576 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 73%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in VA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 71% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 62% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.72 (Top 10%)

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