Buchanan Elementary



Buchanan Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Buchanan Elementary Students by Grade
PK 22
K 47
1 52
2 38
3 46
4 48
5 44
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Buchanan Elementary is a public elementary school located in Buchanan, VA in the Botetourt County Public Schools. It enrolls 297 students in grades 1st through 12th. Buchanan Elementary is the 1,004th largest public school in Virginia and the 41,824th largest nationally. It has 15.8 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 297
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 18.8
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 41,824th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Virginia: 1,004th out of 1,159
Student/Teacher Rank in Virginia: 544th out of 1,156
Full Time Teacher Rank in Virginia: 1,020th out of 1,156

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Buchanan Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 158
(53%)
1,627
(51%)
 Female 139
(47%)
1,550
(49%)

Buchanan Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 279
(94%)
2,889
(91%)
 Two or More 9
(3%)
78
(2%)
 Hispanic 5
(2%)
107
(3%)
 Black 4
(1%)
65
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
30
(1%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
8
(0%)

Buchanan Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 161
(54%)
2,346
(74%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 110
(37%)
686
(22%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 26
(9%)
145
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,152 ranked schools in Virginia, Buchanan Elementary is ranked 820th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Buchanan Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (45.8%) is slightly higher than the state average of 44.7%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Buchanan Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 315
2006 312
2007 327
2008 327
2009 331
2010 320
2011 304
2012 287
2013 263
2014 288
2015 297

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 11.7
2006 12.6
2007 14.7
2008 15.6
2009 15
2010 16
2011 15.5
2012 16
2013 14.4
2014 14.1
2015 15.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.21269841269841
2006 0.26602564102564
2007 0.23547400611621
2008 0.25993883792049
2009 0.34743202416918
2010 0.35625
2011 0.38815789473684
2012 0.38327526132404
2013 0.39543726235741
2014 0.42013888888889
2015 0.45791245791246

Compare Buchanan Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,413.6% 14.1:1
 
1,580.0% 15.8:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 44.7%
 
This School 45.8%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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