Ward Elementary



Ward Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Ward Elementary Students by Grade
PK 32
K 60
1 94
2 75
3 63
4 94
5 101
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Ward Elementary is a public elementary school located in Richmond, VA in the Henrico County Public Schools. It enrolls 519 students in grades 1st through 12th. Ward Elementary is the 616th largest public school in Virginia and the 20,157th largest nationally. It has 17.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 519
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 30
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 20,157th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Virginia: 616th out of 1,159
Student/Teacher Rank in Virginia: 792nd out of 1,156
Full Time Teacher Rank in Virginia: 694th out of 1,156

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Ward Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 262
(50%)
17,482
(49%)
 Male 257
(50%)
18,459
(51%)

Ward Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 334
(64%)
12,837
(36%)
 White 146
(28%)
14,332
(40%)
 Two or More 31
(6%)
1,683
(5%)
 Asian 3
(1%)
3,835
(11%)
 Hispanic 3
(1%)
3,123
(9%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
96
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
35
(0%)

Ward Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 306
(59%)
13,559
(38%)
 Not Eligible 191
(37%)
20,439
(57%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 22
(4%)
1,943
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,152 ranked schools in Virginia, Ward Elementary is ranked 315th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Ward Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (63.2%) is 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.

Ward Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 437
2006 409
2007 438
2008 438
2009 424
2010 480
2011 515
2012 536
2013 539
2014 563
2015 519

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 12.5
2006 10.1
2007 17.2
2008 17.9
2009 16.6
2010 18.1
2011 16.6
2012 20.8
2013 23.4
2014 17.3
2015 17.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.44393592677346
2006 0.50855745721271
2007 0.48858447488584
2008 0.48630136986301
2009 0.55896226415094
2010 0.55208333333333
2011 0.55728155339806
2012 0.58208955223881
2013 0.5899814471243
2014 0.65541740674956
2015 0.63198458574181

Compare Ward Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,413.6% 14.1:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,730.0% 17.3:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 44.7%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 63.2%
 

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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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