Bensley Elementary



Bensley Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Bensley Elementary Students by Grade
PK 50
K 124
1 128
2 113
3 101
4 109
5 112
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Bensley Elementary is a public elementary school located in North Chesterfield, VA in the Chesterfield County Public Schools. It enrolls 737 students in grades 1st through 12th. Bensley Elementary is the 177th largest public school in Virginia and the 6,492nd largest nationally. It has 16.0 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 737
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16:1
Full Time Teachers: 46
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 6,492nd out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Virginia: 177th out of 1,159
Student/Teacher Rank in Virginia: 581st out of 1,156
Full Time Teacher Rank in Virginia: 166th out of 1,156

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Bensley Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 369
(50%)
19,770
(49%)
 Male 368
(50%)
20,869
(51%)

Bensley Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 439
(60%)
6,006
(15%)
 Black 199
(27%)
10,143
(25%)
 White 72
(10%)
21,050
(52%)
 Two or More 19
(3%)
1,886
(5%)
 Asian 4
(1%)
1,396
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 4
(1%)
71
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
87
(0%)

Bensley Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 570
(77%)
11,762
(29%)
 Not Eligible 111
(15%)
26,726
(66%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 56
(8%)
2,151
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,152 ranked schools in Virginia, Bensley Elementary is ranked 28th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Bensley Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (84.9%) is significantly 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.

Bensley Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 512
2006 529
2007 649
2008 678
2009 680
2010 663
2011 654
2012 627
2013 648
2014 708
2015 737

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 10.7
2006 11
2007 14.6
2008 14.5
2009 14
2010 13.4
2011 14.8
2012 14.2
2013 14.5
2014 15.5
2015 16

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.810546875
2006 0.76937618147448
2007 0.80893682588598
2008 0.8141592920354
2009 0.84558823529412
2010 0.88536953242836
2011 0.87308868501529
2012 0.88357256778309
2013 0.8858024691358
2014 0.88418079096045
2015 0.8493894165536

Compare Bensley Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,413.6% 14.1:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,600.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 44.7%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 84.9%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

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Bensley Elementary
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Public PK - 05 737 16:1  
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Public PK - 05 643 16.1:1 2 miles
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J G Hening Elementary
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Public PK - 05 864 16.4:1 3 miles
J.L. Francis Elementary
Richmond, VA
Public PK - 05 540 18:1 4 miles
Richmond Christian School
Chesterfield, VA
Private KG - 12 281 11:1 4 miles
Bellwood Elementary
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Public PK - 05 506 15.2:1 4 miles
Broad Rock Elementary
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Public PK - 05 885 22.1:1 4 miles
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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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