Virginia Heights Elementary School

  • Virginia Heights Elementary School serves 360 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 80-84% (which is approximately equal to the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 75-79% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Virginia Heights Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 50%.

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School Overview

  • Virginia Heights Elementary School's student population of 360 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 23 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students360 students
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Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Virginia Heights Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,796 schools in Virginia (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Virginia Heights Elementary School is 0.62, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall School Rank#942 out of 1,796 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)80-84%
80%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)75-79%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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Asian
10%
7%
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Hispanic
11%
14%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Virginia Heights Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
19%
23%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Virginia Heights Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
57%
50%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Virginia Heights Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Virginia Heights Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.620.42
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Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
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 Virginia Heights Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRoanoke City School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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