PROFICIENCY 63% 20% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
69%NEWPORT NEWS CITY PBLC SCHS
68%Newport News
78%Virginia

Joseph H. Saunders Elementary is a school servicing grades PK to 5 and is located in the district of "NEWPORT NEWS CITY PBLC SCHS" in Newport News, VA. There are a total of 666 students and 36 teachers at Joseph H. Saunders Elementary, for a student to teacher ratio of 19 to 1. There are a total of 431 free lunch students and 47 reduced lunch students.

Joseph H. Saunders Elementary has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 62.5%, which is 20% lower than the Virginia average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students666
Teachers35.5
Student/Teacher ratio19:1
Free lunch431
Reduced lunch47

 

Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Joseph H. Saunders Elementary, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

GradeProficiency
All62%
355-59%
465-69%
560-64%
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All63%
350-54%
475-79%
560-64%
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Joseph H. Saunders Elementary race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictVirginiaNational
Caucasian 26.8% 27.0% 52.2% 51.1%
African American 47.7% 53.2% 23.2% 15.9%
Asian 1.6% 2.7% 6.4% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 18.1% 11.8% 13.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.6% 0.4% 0.4% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.6% 0.3% 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 4.5% 4.5% 4.5% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

SchoolProficiencyMilesCity
Deer Park Elementary95%1.5Newport News, VA
Bethel Manor Elementary90%1.7Bethel Manor, VA
L.f. Palmer Elementary58%2.4Newport News, VA
George P Phenix Elementary82%2.6Hampton, VA
Warwick High82%2.7Newport News, VA
Bethel High74%2.7Hampton, VA
Richard T. Yates Elementary66%2.7Newport News, VA
Ethel M. Gildersleeve Middle School76%2.7Newport News, VA
Homer L. Hines Middle School61%3.0Newport News, VA
Kiln Creek Elementary77%3.1Newport News, VA
Sedgefield Elementary58%3.2Newport News, VA
Riverside Elementary78%3.2Newport News, VA

Newport News demographics profile

StatisticNewport NewsVirginiaNational
Population181,6068,310,301318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)2,62919191
Median age32.937.837.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)47%57%55%
Speak English89%84%79%
Speak Spanish5%7%13%

Education level achieved in Newport News

IndexNewport NewsVirginiaNational
Completed 8th grade85.6%85.9%84.3%
Completed high school84.8%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college61.4%64.1%59.4%
Completed associate degree34.1%44.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors24.7%36.9%30.3%
Completed masters9.6%15.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.0%4.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.9%1.7%1.3%
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Source: The Joseph H. Saunders Elementary data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.