Walnut Elementary School

Summary:

Walnut Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Ashville, Ohio, serving grades PK-5 with a total enrollment of 504 students. The school is part of the Teays Valley Local School District, which is ranked 141 out of 835 districts in Ohio and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Walnut Elementary School consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in Ohio, with a statewide ranking between 55-139 out of over 1,600 schools over the past 10 years. The school's students perform exceptionally well on state assessments, with proficiency rates significantly higher than the state and Teays Valley district averages across all grade levels and subject areas. Additionally, Walnut Elementary ranks among the top 3 and top 22 elementary schools in Ohio for its performance with special education and low-income students, respectively, indicating the school is effectively serving these student subgroups. However, the school has a predominantly white student population, with over 94% of students identifying as white, which is notably higher than the racial diversity seen at other nearby schools in the Teays Valley district.

While Walnut Elementary has seen an increase in chronic absenteeism rates in recent years, likely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, its rates remain lower than the other Teays Valley district schools. This, combined with the school's consistent academic excellence and effective support for specialized student populations, suggests Walnut Elementary is a strong choice for families in the Ashville area. However, the lack of racial diversity at the school may be an area of concern that the school and district should examine further.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 7150 Ashville Fairfield Rd
       Ashville, OH  43103-9406


(740) 983-5000

District: Teays Valley Local

SchoolDigger Rank:
55th of 1,596 Ohio Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,390 Help


Students who attend Walnut Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Teays Valley East Middle School
High:    Teays Valley High School

Student/teacher ratio:  20.7 Help
Number of students:  504

Racial breakdown:

White:
95.4%
Two or more races:
2.2%
Hispanic:
1.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  29.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Walnut Elementary School ranks better than 96.6% of elementary schools in Ohio. It also ranks first among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Teays Valley Local School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 90.02. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (95.4%), two or more races (2.2%), Hispanic (1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 29.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Walnut Elementary School is 20.7. 2 elementary schools in the Teays Valley Local School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Walnut Elementary School is $10,390, which is the highest among 4 elementary schools in the Teays Valley Local School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Walnut Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Walnut Elementary School 55th of 1596 Ohio public elementary schools. (See Walnut Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Teays Valley Local:

SchoolDigger ranks Teays Valley Local 141st of 835 Ohio school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Walnut Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Walnut Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 58.72 710th 1471 51.7%
2005 69.18 472nd 1501 68.6%
2006 69.41 479th 1504 68.2%
2007 64.70 679th 1609 57.8%
2008 68.34 561st 1582 64.5%
2009 67.35 631st 1610 60.8%
2010 69.86 565th 1662 66.0%
2011 81.01 177th 1686 89.5%
2012 81.25 153rd 1709 91.0%
2013 80.05 217th 1701 87.2%
2014 80.72 196th 1687 88.4%
2015 86.02 108th 1684 93.6%
2016 83.92 182nd 1678 89.2%
2017 84.08 167th 1651 89.9%
2018 81.20 265th 1636 83.8%
2019 86.13 139th 1676 91.7%
2021 89.35 124th 1610 92.3%
2022 88.73 94th 1588 94.1%
2023 90.02 55th 1596 96.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Walnut Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 99.17 3rd 856 99.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Walnut Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.98 392nd 1465 73.2%
2019 82.23 147th 1465 90.0%
2021 93.36 34th 1404 97.6%
2022 80.19 190th 1419 86.6%
2023 93.24 22nd 1447 98.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Walnut Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.79 247th 1518 83.7%
2019 83.91 141st 1502 90.6%
2021 86.29 154th 1467 89.5%
2022 85.04 164th 1488 89.0%
2023 86.43 119th 1483 92.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Walnut Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.26 102nd 1021 90.0%
2019 94.48 28th 956 97.1%
2021 88.81 40th 765 94.8%
2022 95.81 16th 824 98.1%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Walnut Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.50 93rd 759 87.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Walnut Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.58 278th 1536 81.9%
2019 86.10 123rd 1535 92.0%
2021 90.18 70th 1499 95.3%
2022 90.24 47th 1518 96.9%
2023 91.76 16th 1498 98.9%
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Rank History for White students at Walnut Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.28 308th 1309 76.5%
2019 82.24 160th 1271 87.4%
2021 85.92 126th 1249 89.9%
2022 85.11 110th 1242 91.1%
2023 87.21 56th 1215 95.4%
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Data source: test scores: Ohio Department of Education, 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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Enrollment information for Walnut Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 404 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 406
1989 389 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 390
1990 413 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 413
1991 381 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 382
1992 368 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 370
1993 355 1 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 360
1994 368 1 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 372
1995 381 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 384
1996 381 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 384
1997 393 0 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 396
1998 455 0 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 459
1999 460 0 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 464
2000 433 1 1 4 0 n/a n/a 0 439
2001 423 0 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 427
2002 404 0 0 2 0 n/a n/a 7 413
2003 404 0 0 2 0 n/a n/a 7 413
2004 456 0 0 2 0 n/a n/a 4 462
2005 448 0 3 1 0 n/a n/a 3 455
2006 516 1 3 4 0 n/a n/a 4 528
2007 510 1 2 4 0 n/a n/a 5 522
2008 514 1 1 3 0 n/a n/a 4 523
2009 535 1 1 2 0 n/a n/a 5 544
2010 472 1 1 1 0 n/a n/a 5 480
2011 378 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 381
2012 367 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 372
2013 354 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 360
2014 349 0 1 2 0 0 8 0 360
2015 373 1 1 5 0 0 6 0 386
2016 385 3 1 2 0 0 7 0 398
2017 389 2 2 3 0 0 13 0 409
2018 445 4 2 5 0 0 11 0 467
2019 462 4 1 3 0 0 11 0 481
2020 479 5 1 5 0 0 13 0 503
2021 433 4 1 4 0 1 13 0 456
2022 477 5 1 6 1 0 16 0 506
2023 481 4 1 5 1 1 11 0 504

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 Walnut Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 406 21.0 19.3 0
1989 390 21.0 18.5 n/a
1990 413 21.0 19.6 n/a
1991 382 21.0 18.1 n/a
1992 370 23.0 16.0 21.9
1993 360 21.0 17.1 21.7
1994 372 22.0 16.9 21.5
1995 384 22.0 17.5 20.1
1996 384 22.0 17.5 20.1
1997 396 23.0 17.2 17.2
1998 459 24.0 19.1 18.1
1999 464 24.0 19.3 21.8
2000 439 26.0 16.9 28.7
2001 427 26.0 16.4 24.8
2002 413 24.0 17.2 23.4
2003 413 24.0 17.2 23.4
2004 462 28.0 16.5 18.8
2005 455 29.0 15.7 22.3
2006 528 29.4 18.0 24.6
2007 522 29.3 17.8 23.4
2008 523 29.3 17.8 n/a
2009 544 29.3 18.6 28
2010 480 25.8 18.5 30.3
2011 381 19.5 19.4 24.9
2012 372 18.8 19.6 24.2
2013 360 18.5 19.3 25.8
2014 360 17.6 20.4 25
2015 386 n/a n/a 29
2016 398 20.0 19.9 34.2
2017 409 20.8 19.6 24.2
2018 467 21.0 22.2 34.5
2019 481 23.2 20.6 28.7
2020 503 23.7 21.1 28.6
2021 456 21.2 21.4 n/a
2022 506 22.2 22.7 n/a
2023 504 24.2 20.7 29.4

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 Walnut Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 406 21.0 19.3 0
1989 390 21.0 18.5 n/a
1990 413 21.0 19.6 n/a
1991 382 21.0 18.1 n/a
1992 370 23.0 16.0 21.9
1993 360 21.0 17.1 21.7
1994 372 22.0 16.9 21.5
1995 384 22.0 17.5 20.1
1996 384 22.0 17.5 20.1
1997 396 23.0 17.2 17.2
1998 459 24.0 19.1 18.1
1999 464 24.0 19.3 21.8
2000 439 26.0 16.9 28.7
2001 427 26.0 16.4 24.8
2002 413 24.0 17.2 23.4
2003 413 24.0 17.2 23.4
2004 462 28.0 16.5 18.8
2005 455 29.0 15.7 22.3
2006 528 29.4 18.0 24.6
2007 522 29.3 17.8 23.4
2008 523 29.3 17.8 n/a
2009 544 29.3 18.6 28
2010 480 25.8 18.5 30.3
2011 381 19.5 19.4 24.9
2012 372 18.8 19.6 24.2
2013 360 18.5 19.3 25.8
2014 360 17.6 20.4 25
2015 386 n/a n/a 29
2016 398 20.0 19.9 34.2
2017 409 20.8 19.6 24.2
2018 467 21.0 22.2 34.5
2019 481 23.2 20.6 28.7
2020 503 23.7 21.1 28.6
2021 456 21.2 21.4 n/a
2022 506 22.2 22.7 n/a
2023 504 24.2 20.7 29.4

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 Walnut Elementary School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $9,817
2022 $9,410
2023 $10,390

Data source: Ohio Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Walnut Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 139th of 1676 Elementary schoolsRanks 55th of 1596 Elementary schools
 4.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Walnut Elementary School)85.988.4
 2.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Teays Valley Local)80.485.3
 4.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Ohio)67.162.2
 4.9%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Walnut Elementary School)93.194.2
 1.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Teays Valley Local)88.486.5
 1.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)66.762.3
 4.4%
4th Grade Mathematics (Walnut Elementary School)85.582.9
 2.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Teays Valley Local)87.581
 6.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)74.366.8
 7.5%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Walnut Elementary School)86.886.6
 0.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Teays Valley Local)80.281.3
 1.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)63.358.9
 4.4%
5th Grade Science (Walnut Elementary School)95.398.6
 3.3%
   5th Grade Science (Teays Valley Local)93.189.6
 3.5%
   5th Grade Science (Ohio)6563.9
 1.1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Walnut Elementary School)88.291.7
 3.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Teays Valley Local)87.683.4
 4.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)62.556.6
 5.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Walnut Elementary School)87.194.4
 7.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Teays Valley Local)86.387.8
 1.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)69.867.4
 2.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students481504
 4.8%
African American44
American Indian01
Asian11
Hispanic35
 66.7%
Pacific Islander01
White462481
 4.1%
Two or More Races1111
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients28.7%29.4%
 0.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Walnut Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 504 students attended Walnut Elementary School.

Students who attend Walnut Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Teays Valley East Middle School
High : Teays Valley High School

Yes! Walnut Elementary School is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 55th of 1596 Ohio elementary schools.

Students at Walnut Elementary School are 95% White, 2% Two or more races.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Ohio Department of Education.

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