Watkins Early Childhood Center

21 Burns Drive
Newport News, VA 23601
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Watkins Early Childhood Center serves 391 students in grades Prekindergarten. 
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 54% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten
  • Enrollment: 391 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 84%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

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School Overview

Watkins Early Childhood Center's student population of 391 students has declined by 19% over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 17% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
391 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Watkins Early Childhood Center is 0.64, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (VA)
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
21%
18%
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Black
54%
22%
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White
16%
46%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
7%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
90%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
6%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

How many students attend Watkins Early Childhood Center?
391 students attend Watkins Early Childhood Center.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
54% of Watkins Early Childhood Center students are Black, 21% of students are Hispanic, 16% of students are White, 7% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Watkins Early Childhood Center?
Watkins Early Childhood Center has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Virginia state average of 14:1.
What grades does Watkins Early Childhood Center offer ?
Watkins Early Childhood Center offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Watkins Early Childhood Center part of?
Watkins Early Childhood Center is part of Newport News City PBLC Schs School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten
  • Enrollment: 391 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 84%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

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