T. Ryland Sanford Elementary School

480 Colony Road
Newport News, VA 23602
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
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 2017-18 school year.
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 2017-18 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 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 576 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Awards Blue Ribbon School (2006)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students576 students
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Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
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School Comparison

T. Ryland Sanford 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 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1468 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
71%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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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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Diversity Score
0.720.68
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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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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNewport News City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to T. Ryland Sanford Elementary School is Denbigh High School (1.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Mary Passage Middle School (2.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Willis A. Jenkins Elementary School (1.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Newport News Denbigh High School Magnet School
    Math: 62% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,380 student
    1.0 miles
    259 Denbigh Blvd
    Newport News, VA 23608
    (757) 886-7700
    1 9-12 1,380
  • Newport News Willis A. Jenkins Elementary School Math: 72% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 414 students
    1.2 miles
    80 Menchville Road
    Newport News, VA 23602
    (757) 881-5400
    1.2 PK-5 414
  • Newport News Menchville High School Math: 70% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,556 student
    1.3 miles
    275 Menchville Rd
    Newport News, VA 23602
    (757) 886-7722
    1.3 9-12 1,556
  • Newport News B.c. Charles Elementary School Math: 72% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 504 students
    1.4 miles
    701 Menchville Road
    Newport News, VA 23602
    (757) 886-7750
    1.4 PK-5 504
  • Newport News Horace H. Epes Elementary School Math: 57% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 510 students
    1.5 miles
    855 Lucas Creek Rd
    Newport News, VA 23608
    (757) 886-7755
    1.5 PK-5 510

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