Old Richmond Elementary

Summary:

Old Richmond Elementary is a public elementary school in Tobaccoville, North Carolina, serving 405 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools district, which is ranked 155 out of 243 districts in the state.

Old Richmond Elementary consistently outperforms the district and state averages in standardized test scores across all grade levels and subjects. In the 2022-2023 school year, the school had significantly higher proficiency rates in Mathematics and Reading compared to the district and state. For example, the school's 5th-grade Mathematics proficiency rate was 79.1%, compared to 51.4% for the district and 55.9% for the state. The school also has a more diverse student population, with a higher percentage of African American and Hispanic students compared to nearby schools like Jefferson Elementary. However, Old Richmond Elementary serves a higher percentage of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, with 59.01% of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch.

Despite these demographic challenges, Old Richmond Elementary has consistently ranked in the top half of North Carolina elementary schools, with a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger in the 2022-2023 school year. This performance is noteworthy, as some nearby schools, such as Gibson Elementary and Rural Hall Elementary, have significantly lower academic achievement. The school's ability to support its diverse and economically disadvantaged student population while delivering strong academic results suggests that it is effectively meeting the needs of its community.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 6315 Tobaccoville Road
       Tobaccoville, NC  27050-9550


(336) 703-4287

District: Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
312th of 1,502 North Carolina Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,989 Help


Students who attend Old Richmond Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Northwest Middle
High:    Early College of Forsyth County
    Middle College of Forsyth County
    North Forsyth High

Student/teacher ratio:  13.3 Help
Number of students:  405

Racial breakdown:

White:
58.0%
African American:
22.7%
Hispanic:
14.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  59% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Old Richmond Elementary ranks better than 79.2% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 11th among 42 ranked elementary schools in the Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 75.51. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Old Richmond Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (58%), African American (22.7%), Hispanic (14.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 59% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Old Richmond Elementary is 13.3, which is the 18th best among 42 elementary schools in the Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Old Richmond Elementary is $9,989. 25 elementary schools in the Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Old Richmond Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Old Richmond Elementary 312th of 1502 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Old Richmond Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools 155th of 243 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Old Richmond Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Old Richmond Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 53.81 653rd 1276 48.8%
2007 50.35 736th 1293 43.1%
2008 54.93 635th 1324 52.0%
2009 67.07 461st 1354 66.0%
2010 70.70 382nd 1363 72.0%
2011 71.09 382nd 1381 72.3%
2012 76.94 263rd 1388 81.1%
2013 55.55 575th 1403 59.0%
2014 68.48 419th 1390 69.9%
2015 72.77 366th 1440 74.6%
2016 78.59 255th 1425 82.1%
2017 79.20 242nd 1429 83.1%
2018 66.71 471st 1434 67.2%
2019 73.64 333rd 1473 77.4%
2021 46.26 759th 1489 49.0%
2022 65.65 487th 1514 67.8%
2023 75.51 312th 1502 79.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Old Richmond Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.72 774th 1332 41.9%
2019 74.73 232nd 1361 83.0%
2021 42.75 728th 1329 45.2%
2022 68.11 304th 1366 77.7%
2023 80.37 153rd 1437 89.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Old Richmond Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.86 413th 1405 70.6%
2019 74.13 317th 1424 77.7%
2021 45.45 745th 1440 48.3%
2022 70.14 374th 1458 74.3%
2023 66.00 456th 1459 68.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Old Richmond Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.62 647th 897 27.9%
2019 45.07 447th 878 49.1%
2021 47.75 262nd 646 59.4%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Old Richmond Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 44.92 499th 612 18.5%
2023 56.33 339th 582 41.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Old Richmond Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.40 484th 1413 65.7%
2019 70.24 370th 1430 74.1%
2021 45.64 756th 1444 47.6%
2022 58.65 589th 1464 59.8%
2023 82.24 196th 1461 86.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Old Richmond Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.72 410th 927 55.8%
2019 77.11 133rd 949 86.0%
2021 50.19 351st 896 60.8%
2022 70.02 188th 927 79.7%
2023 68.01 227th 933 75.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Old Richmond Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.49 428th 851 49.7%
2019 87.20 55th 865 93.6%
2021 42.51 461st 843 45.3%
2022 63.44 234th 893 73.8%
2023 90.99 41st 915 95.5%
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Rank History for White students at Old Richmond Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.64 385th 1178 67.3%
2019 60.17 462nd 1183 60.9%
2021 36.58 775th 1172 33.9%
2022 55.46 537th 1194 55.0%
2023 67.96 341st 1183 71.2%
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Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction

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Reviews:
by a parent
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Open Quote I have never seen a Principal more concerned with money or his ratings over a child's happiness and well being than the current one. Also, I have never met teachers that pick certain students to bully and single out like I have here. Disappointed. Close Quote


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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Open Quote All three of my children went to Old Richmond and I loved the teachers there, they were helpful and understanding of situations when they aroused. I was a classroom mom and helped in the classroom on different days so I was able to follow what was happening in the school. We went through some hard times when my husband was in collage and could not afford Christmas for our children, the Teachers there surprised us by bringing Christmas to our home! Our children had Christmas dinner and gifts to open, I cried and will always be grateful for their kindness!

Two of my Grandchildren are attending Old Richmond now and I couldn't be happier! One of m Grandchildren went to another school that was close but did not do well there. Since he transfered and started at Old Richmond, he has been doing so much better with his learning/school work. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Old Richmond Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 458 159 1 2 0 n/a n/a -4 616
1989 491 158 1 4 0 n/a n/a 0 654
1990 557 159 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 721
1991 608 149 3 2 0 n/a n/a -1 761
1992 495 136 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 635
1993 478 128 4 0 1 n/a n/a 0 611
1994 468 129 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 601
1995 463 143 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 611
1996 463 143 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 611
1997 497 159 5 7 0 n/a n/a 0 668
1998 481 141 5 7 0 n/a n/a 0 634
1999 450 120 2 5 0 n/a n/a 0 577
2000 432 108 1 55 0 n/a n/a 0 596
2001 419 87 2 51 1 n/a n/a 0 560
2002 369 83 0 65 3 n/a n/a 0 520
2003 369 83 0 65 3 n/a n/a 0 520
2004 347 71 1 78 2 n/a n/a 0 499
2005 350 85 2 87 3 n/a n/a 0 527
2006 355 89 2 93 3 n/a n/a 0 542
2007 377 58 2 102 2 n/a n/a 23 564
2008 353 60 2 99 1 n/a n/a 21 536
2009 331 66 3 95 0 n/a n/a 0 495
2010 352 81 5 79 1 n/a n/a 0 518
2011 328 49 3 90 2 0 22 0 494
2012 310 42 3 75 1 0 20 0 451
2013 313 40 4 70 1 1 15 0 444
2014 311 54 7 85 1 1 19 0 478
2015 319 66 3 81 1 1 16 0 487
2016 298 76 8 84 1 0 11 0 478
2017 291 90 10 78 1 0 15 0 485
2018 292 81 11 77 0 0 16 0 477
2019 295 94 10 68 0 0 21 0 488
2020 286 99 6 67 0 0 21 0 479
2021 242 90 6 60 0 0 16 0 414
2022 219 103 7 53 0 0 15 0 397
2023 235 92 4 57 0 0 17 0 405

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Old Richmond Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 616 37.0 16.6 15.3
1989 654 37.0 17.6 18.8
1990 721 37.0 19.4 16.6
1991 761 37.0 20.5 15.8
1992 635 50.0 12.7 15.3
1993 611 42.0 14.5 16.9
1994 601 44.0 13.7 19
1995 611 44.0 13.9 23.4
1996 611 44.0 13.9 23.4
1997 668 43.0 15.5 27.8
1998 634 48.0 13.2 29.2
1999 577 48.0 12.0 28.4
2000 596 48.0 12.4 30.2
2001 560 48.0 11.7 39.8
2002 520 48.0 10.8 42.3
2003 520 48.0 10.8 42.3
2004 499 48.0 10.4 38.9
2005 527 48.0 11.0 44.2
2006 542 48.0 11.3 45.9
2007 564 n/a n/a 52.3
2008 536 41.1 13.0 50.9
2009 495 38.5 12.9 44.8
2010 518 36.4 14.2 47.1
2011 494 34.1 14.4 50
2012 451 29.5 15.2 50.8
2013 444 29.9 14.8 49.5
2014 478 29.2 16.3 47.5
2015 487 30.0 16.2 48
2016 478 30.0 15.9 50.8
2017 485 28.6 16.9 53
2018 477 31.9 14.9 48.4
2019 488 33.2 14.6 50.2
2020 479 32.1 14.8 50.5
2021 414 27.8 14.8 39.6
2022 397 29.3 13.5 48.6
2023 405 30.3 13.3 59

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Old Richmond Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 616 37.0 16.6 15.3
1989 654 37.0 17.6 18.8
1990 721 37.0 19.4 16.6
1991 761 37.0 20.5 15.8
1992 635 50.0 12.7 15.3
1993 611 42.0 14.5 16.9
1994 601 44.0 13.7 19
1995 611 44.0 13.9 23.4
1996 611 44.0 13.9 23.4
1997 668 43.0 15.5 27.8
1998 634 48.0 13.2 29.2
1999 577 48.0 12.0 28.4
2000 596 48.0 12.4 30.2
2001 560 48.0 11.7 39.8
2002 520 48.0 10.8 42.3
2003 520 48.0 10.8 42.3
2004 499 48.0 10.4 38.9
2005 527 48.0 11.0 44.2
2006 542 48.0 11.3 45.9
2007 564 n/a n/a 52.3
2008 536 41.1 13.0 50.9
2009 495 38.5 12.9 44.8
2010 518 36.4 14.2 47.1
2011 494 34.1 14.4 50
2012 451 29.5 15.2 50.8
2013 444 29.9 14.8 49.5
2014 478 29.2 16.3 47.5
2015 487 30.0 16.2 48
2016 478 30.0 15.9 50.8
2017 485 28.6 16.9 53
2018 477 31.9 14.9 48.4
2019 488 33.2 14.6 50.2
2020 479 32.1 14.8 50.5
2021 414 27.8 14.8 39.6
2022 397 29.3 13.5 48.6
2023 405 30.3 13.3 59

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Old Richmond Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $654 (6.5%) $9,335 (93.5%) $9,989

Data source: North Carolina Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Old Richmond Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 333rd of 1473 Elementary schoolsRanks 312th of 1502 Elementary schools
 1.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Old Richmond Elementary)74.769.8
 4.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools)59.258.8
 0.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)64.361.1
 3.2%
3rd Grade Reading (Old Richmond Elementary)65.852.4
 13.4%
   3rd Grade Reading (Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools)51.745.1
 6.6%
   3rd Grade Reading (North Carolina)56.848
 8.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Old Richmond Elementary)57.572.5
 15%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools)53.852.3
 1.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
4th Grade Reading (Old Richmond Elementary)68.865.2
 3.6%
   4th Grade Reading (Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools)56.452.2
 4.2%
   4th Grade Reading (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Old Richmond Elementary)72.479.1
 6.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools)56.751.4
 5.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)60.255.9
 4.3%
5th Grade Reading (Old Richmond Elementary)63.258.2
 5%
   5th Grade Reading (Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools)52.743.2
 9.5%
   5th Grade Reading (North Carolina)54.648
 6.6%
5th Grade Science (Old Richmond Elementary)88.573.1
 15.4%
   5th Grade Science (Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools)69.861.4
 8.4%
   5th Grade Science (North Carolina)72.665.3
 7.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students488405
 17%
African American9492
 2.1%
American Indian00
Asian104
 60%
Hispanic6857
 16.2%
Pacific Islander00
White295235
 20.3%
Two or More Races2117
 19%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients50.2%59%
 8.8%


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Old Richmond Elementary ranks 312th of 1502 North Carolina elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Old Richmond Elementary are 58% White, 23% African American, 14% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 405 students attended Old Richmond Elementary.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction.

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