T. Ryland Sanford Elementary School

  • T. Ryland Sanford Elementary School serves 578 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 71% (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 66% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 50%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • T. Ryland Sanford Elementary School's student population of 578 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2006)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students578 students
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Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

  • T. Ryland Sanford Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 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 decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall School Rank#1477 out of 1801 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
72%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of T. Ryland Sanford 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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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Asian
5%
7%
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Hispanic
12%
15%
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Black
43%
23%
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White
26%
50%
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Two or more races
14%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in T. Ryland Sanford Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.720.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
85%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in T. Ryland Sanford Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNewport News City PBLC Schs School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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