PROFICIENCY 58% 25% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
69%NEWPORT NEWS CITY PBLC SCHS
68%Newport News
78%Virginia

L.f. Palmer 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 521 students and 30 teachers at L.f. Palmer Elementary, for a student to teacher ratio of 18 to 1. There are a total of 381 free lunch students and 30 reduced lunch students.

L.f. Palmer Elementary has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 58.0%, which is 25% lower than the Virginia average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students521
Teachers30
Student/Teacher ratio18:1
Free lunch381
Reduced lunch30

 

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 L.f. Palmer 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
All59%
350-54%
470-74%
555-59%
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All57%
350-54%
465-69%
550-54%
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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L.f. Palmer Elementary race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictVirginiaNational
Caucasian 18.0% 27.0% 52.2% 51.1%
African American 44.8% 53.2% 23.2% 15.9%
Asian 0.7% 2.7% 6.4% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 31.4% 11.8% 13.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.7% 0.4% 0.4% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.7% 0.3% 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 3.5% 4.5% 4.5% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

SchoolProficiencyMilesCity
Kiln Creek Elementary77%1.0Newport News, VA
Richard T. Yates Elementary66%1.5Newport News, VA
Willis A. Jenkins Elementary57%1.8Newport News, VA
Menchville High82%2.4Newport News, VA
Tabb Middle School89%2.4Yorktown, VA
Joseph H. Saunders Elementary63%2.4Newport News, VA
Ethel M. Gildersleeve Middle School76%2.6Newport News, VA
Deer Park Elementary95%2.6Newport News, VA
B.c. Charles Elementary71%2.7Newport News, VA
Coventry Elementary86%2.7Yorktown, VA
Mt. Vernon Elementary92%2.8Yorktown, VA
T. Ryland Sanford Elementary71%3.0Newport 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 L.f. Palmer Elementary data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.