Watkins Early Childhood Center

  • Watkins Early Childhood Center serves 526 students in grades Prekindergarten.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 50%.

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School Overview

  • Watkins Early Childhood Center's student population of 526 students has grown by 15% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 33 teachers has grown by 22% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten
Total Students526 students
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Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Watkins Early Childhood Center's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Watkins Early Childhood Center is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
18%
15%
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Black
47%
23%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Watkins Early Childhood Center and the percentage of Black public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
22%
50%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Watkins Early Childhood Center and the percentage of White public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
10%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Watkins Early Childhood Center.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.690.43
This chart display the diversity score of Watkins Early Childhood Center and the public school average diversity score of Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
86%
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 Watkins Early Childhood Center and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNewport News City Pblc Schs School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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