23181 Watauga Rd
Abingdon, VA 24211
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 1%
Watauga Elementary School serves 531 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Watauga Elementary School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 98% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 82%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 94% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 78%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 54% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 531 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 9%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 1% in VA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 98% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 94% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Watauga Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

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School Overview

Watauga Elementary School's student population of 531 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
531 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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School Rankings

Watauga Elementary School is ranked within the top 1% of all 1,800 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Watauga Elementary School is 0.17, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#14 out of 1800 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
98%
82%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
94%
78%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
8%
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Hispanic
3%
18%
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Black
1%
22%
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White
91%
46%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.17
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Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 531 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 9%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 1%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 98% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 94% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

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