Walker Upper Elementary School

  • Walker Upper Elementary School serves 610 students in grades 5-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 72% (which is equal to the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 71% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Walker Upper 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 13:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51%.

Top Placements

Walker Upper Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

  • Walker Upper Elementary School's student population of 610 students has grown by 15% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 47 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-6
Total Students610 students
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Total Classroom Teachers47 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Walker Upper 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 13:1 has increased from 11:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Walker Upper Elementary School is 0.71, 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 School Rank (16-17)#1362 out of 1801 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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Asian
6%
7%
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Hispanic
14%
16%
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Black
37%
22%
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White
37%
49%
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Two or more races
6%
6%
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Diversity Score0.710.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCharlottesville City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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