William Ramsay Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 5700 Sanger Ave
       Alexandria, VA  22311


(703) 824-6950

District: Alexandria City Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
1071st of 1,102 Virginia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,113 Help

Students who attend William Ramsay Elementary usually attend:

High:    Tc Williams High School

Student/teacher ratio:  21.1
Number of students:  710

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
55.4%
African American:
24.1%
White:
9.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  84.9%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, August 26, 2021.


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Compare Details William Ramsay Elementary ranks worse than 97.2% of elementary schools in Virginia. It also ranks last among 14 ranked elementary schools in the Alexandria City Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 4.1. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (55.4%), African American (24.1%), White (9.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 84.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at William Ramsay Elementary is 21.1. 7 elementary schools in the Alexandria City Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at William Ramsay Elementary is $13,113, which is the 4th highest among 14 elementary schools in the Alexandria City Public Schools District.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

William Ramsay Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks William Ramsay Elementary 1071st of 1102 Virginia public elementary schools. (See William Ramsay Elementary in the ranking list.)

Alexandria City Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Alexandria City Public Schools 98th of 132 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for William Ramsay Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 27.75 894th 1062 15.8%
2006 21.33 971st 1071 9.3%
2007 15.51 1025th 1083 5.4%
2008 9.09 1060th 1081 1.9%
2009 9.70 1061st 1082 1.9%
2010 20.93 1027th 1113 7.7%
2011 14.97 1071st 1117 4.1%
2012 12.94 1074th 1117 3.8%
2013 14.39 1056th 1120 5.7%
2014 2.96 1101st 1110 0.8%
2015 19.01 987th 1100 10.3%
2016 15.79 1014th 1096 7.5%
2017 6.82 1064th 1099 3.2%
2018 11.51 1029th 1097 6.2%
2019 12.76 1028th 1105 7.0%
2021 4.10 1071st 1102 2.8%

Data source: test scores: Virginia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Open Quote the good thing about this school is its cultural diversity. Other than that, much of the resources are used on ELL and trying to bring the kids up to par on reading. There is super low parent participation for a school with this many children. The school doesn't host any extracurricular programs to enhance or build children's interests; everything is centered around tutoring for reading and the SOLs. Some of the teachers show enthusiasm in what they do, but teacher participation in afterschool meetings or events is minimal. Close Quote



Enrollment information for William Ramsay Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 541 541
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 527 527
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 468 468
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 480 480
1993 81 225 78 120 1 n/a n/a 0 505
1994 60 188 50 101 1 n/a n/a 0 400
1995 67 272 62 158 0 n/a n/a 0 559
1996 67 272 62 158 0 n/a n/a 0 559
1997 66 302 58 165 1 n/a n/a 0 592
1998 72 296 71 202 3 n/a n/a 0 644
1999 76 313 68 257 5 n/a n/a 0 719
2000 84 291 58 268 3 n/a n/a -4 700
2001 54 244 58 276 1 n/a n/a 0 633
2002 55 260 45 229 1 n/a n/a 1 591
2003 55 260 45 229 1 n/a n/a 1 591
2004 51 264 65 246 4 n/a n/a 1 631
2005 52 234 81 256 2 n/a n/a 8 633
2006 50 216 51 257 1 n/a n/a 14 589
2007 38 232 62 210 3 n/a n/a 20 565
2008 34 236 67 199 1 n/a n/a 32 569
2009 34 234 66 268 2 n/a n/a 34 638
2010 36 208 61 324 1 n/a n/a 49 679
2011 38 177 50 390 3 2 42 0 702
2012 69 200 59 375 15 1 8 0 727
2013 88 234 42 433 19 2 11 0 829
2014 98 215 47 445 17 2 8 0 832
2015 96 244 51 468 17 3 8 0 887
2016 87 225 67 501 14 2 7 0 903
2017 106 215 69 509 12 3 8 0 922
2018 133 190 93 478 8 3 13 0 918
2019 91 144 65 379 1 0 4 0 684
2020 69 171 62 393 2 0 13 0 710

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 William Ramsay Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 541 34.9 15.5 n/a
1990 527 36.5 14.4 n/a
1991 468 35.5 13.1 n/a
1992 480 36.2 13.2 n/a
1993 505 36.0 14.0 n/a
1994 400 22.3 n/a 51.5
1995 559 n/a 0.0 54.2
1996 559 n/a 0.0 54.2
1997 592 n/a 0.0 58.1
1998 644 n/a 0.0 53.4
1999 719 46.0 15.6 68.4
2000 700 n/a 0.0 67.3
2001 633 52.6 12.0 67.1
2002 591 54.0 10.9 68.1
2003 591 54.0 10.9 68.1
2004 631 51.0 12.4 67.3
2005 633 51.0 12.4 67.5
2006 589 56.0 10.5 66.1
2007 565 60.5 9.3 69.2
2008 569 39.0 14.6 68.2
2009 638 43.0 14.8 72.2
2010 679 48.0 14.1 85.9
2011 702 46.0 15.2 81.9
2012 727 42.5 17.1 84.9
2013 829 55.4 14.9 82.9
2014 832 44.9 18.5 85.3
2015 887 48.0 18.4 85.5
2016 903 47.0 19.2 85.6
2017 922 48.5 19.0 86.3
2018 918 56.8 16.1 85.7
2019 684 37.6 18.1 89.2
2020 710 33.5 21.1 84.9

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

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Student/Teacher Ratio William Ramsay Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 541 34.9 15.5 n/a
1990 527 36.5 14.4 n/a
1991 468 35.5 13.1 n/a
1992 480 36.2 13.2 n/a
1993 505 36.0 14.0 n/a
1994 400 22.3 n/a 51.5
1995 559 n/a 0.0 54.2
1996 559 n/a 0.0 54.2
1997 592 n/a 0.0 58.1
1998 644 n/a 0.0 53.4
1999 719 46.0 15.6 68.4
2000 700 n/a 0.0 67.3
2001 633 52.6 12.0 67.1
2002 591 54.0 10.9 68.1
2003 591 54.0 10.9 68.1
2004 631 51.0 12.4 67.3
2005 633 51.0 12.4 67.5
2006 589 56.0 10.5 66.1
2007 565 60.5 9.3 69.2
2008 569 39.0 14.6 68.2
2009 638 43.0 14.8 72.2
2010 679 48.0 14.1 85.9
2011 702 46.0 15.2 81.9
2012 727 42.5 17.1 84.9
2013 829 55.4 14.9 82.9
2014 832 44.9 18.5 85.3
2015 887 48.0 18.4 85.5
2016 903 47.0 19.2 85.6
2017 922 48.5 19.0 86.3
2018 918 56.8 16.1 85.7
2019 684 37.6 18.1 89.2
2020 710 33.5 21.1 84.9

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 William Ramsay Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $761 (5.8%) $12,352 (94.2%) $13,113

Data source: Virginia Department of Education




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