Wasena Elementary School

1125 Sherwood Ave Sw
Roanoke, VA 24015
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Wasena Elementary School serves 224 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Wasena Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80-84% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Wasena Elementary School's student population of 224 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 14 teachers has declined by 17% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students224 students
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Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
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School Comparison

Wasena 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 Wasena Elementary School is 0.64, which is less 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
#953 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
80-84%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
7%
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Hispanic
10%
16%
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Black
26%
22%
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White
53%
49%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
5%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.640.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRoanoke City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Wasena Elementary School is Patrick Henry High School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is James Madison Middle School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Roanoke James Madison Middle School Math: 54% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 585 students
    0.6 miles
    1160 Overland Rd Sw
    Roanoke, VA 24015
    (540) 853-2351
    0.6 6-8 585
  • Roanoke Virginia Heights Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 322 students
    0.7 miles
    1210 Amherst Ave Sw
    Roanoke, VA 24015
    (540) 853-2937
    0.7 PK-5 322
  • Roanoke Patrick Henry High School Math: 73% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,923 student
    0.9 miles
    2102 Grandin Rd Sw
    Roanoke, VA 24015
    (540) 853-2255
    0.9 9-12 1,923
  • Roanoke Roanoke Valley Governor's School Magnet School

    0.9 miles
    2104 Grandin Rd Sw
    Roanoke, VA 24015
    (540) 853-2116
    0.9 n/a n/a
  • Roanoke Fishburn Park Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 321 students
    1.0 miles
    3057 Colonial Ave Sw
    Roanoke, VA 24015
    (540) 853-2931
    1 PK-5 321

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