Virginia
Public School Ratings






Virginia Public Schools

Source & Methodology

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Virginia School Districts by City
Number Of Students 1,289,367
Number Of Virginia Schools 2,122
Number Of Virginia School Districts 216
Spending Per Student $13,357

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

100 80 60 40 20 0
71%
75%
78%
77%
79%
76%
85%
    3rd Grade
    4th Grade
    5th Grade
    6th Grade
    7th Grade
    8th Grade
    10th Grade
Reading Proficiency

Math Test

100 80 60 40 20 0
83%
83%
81%
77%
76%
74%
86%
91%
83%
    3rd Grade
    4th Grade
    5th Grade
    6th Grade
    7th Grade
    8th Grade
    9th Grade
    10th Grade
    11th Grade
Math Proficiency

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 51.3% 49.7%
Black 23.5% 15.9%
Hispanic 17.2% 27.3%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 7.6% 5.6%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.5% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 44.2% 47.6%
English Language Learners 8.3% 9.7%
Students With Disabilities 13.6% 14.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

17.5 15 12.5 10 7.5 5 2.5 0
14.8
16.0
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION

Virginia Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 8,535,519 328,239,523
Population Density (per sq. mile) 213 92
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.1% 6.1%
5-19 Years Old 18.9% 19.3%
20-44 Years Old 33.9% 33.3%
45-64 Years Old 26.5% 26.0%
65 Or Older 14.6% 15.2%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 3,134,965 118,338,931
Single Parent Households With Children 9.9% 10.7%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 89.3% 87.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 38.2% 31.5%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 18.2% 13.4%
$100,000 - $149,999 16.8% 14.7%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.9% 12.5%
$50,000 - $74,999 16.7% 17.4%
$30,000 - $49,999 15.1% 17.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 11.3% 13.9%
$15,000 or less 8.9% 10.9%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,221 $9,310,440,064 54.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $601 $774,840,016 4.5%
Staff $786 $1,013,471,409 5.9%
General Administration $192 $247,308,539 1.4%
School Administration $696 $897,204,222 5.2%
Operation $1,059 $1,365,187,909 7.9%
Transportation $611 $787,748,554 4.6%
Other $236 $303,985,152 1.8%
Total Support $4,180 $5,389,939,101 31.3%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,956 $2,522,476,445 14.6%
Total Expenditures $13,357 $17,222,713,230 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%