Buchanan Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 255 Schoolhouse Rd
       Buchanan, VA  24066


 (540) 254-2084

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District: Botetourt County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
248th of 1,102 Virginia Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  13.2
Number of students:  259

Racial breakdown:

White:
91.1%
Two or more races:
4.6%
Hispanic:
3.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  48.3%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Monday, August 19, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Buchanan Elementary ranked better than 77.5% of elementary schools in Virginia. It also ranked 3rd among 7 ranked elementary schools in the Botetourt County Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 74.66. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (91.1%), two or more races (4.6%), Hispanic (3.1%). (See more...)
Compare Details 48.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Buchanan Elementary is 13.2, which is the lowest among 7 elementary schools in the Botetourt County Public Schools District! (See more...)
Compare Buchanan Elementary employs 19.5 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Buchanan Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Buchanan Elementary 248th of 1102 Virginia public elementary schools. (See Buchanan Elementary in the ranking list.)

Botetourt County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Botetourt County Public Schools 11th of 132 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Buchanan Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 63.07 386th 1062 63.7%
2006 83.35 65th 1071 93.9%
2007 76.50 165th 1083 84.8%
2008 69.44 282nd 1081 73.9%
2009 76.54 162nd 1082 85.0%
2010 77.88 129th 1113 88.4%
2011 72.44 234th 1117 79.1%
2012 72.53 242nd 1117 78.3%
2013 74.96 229th 1120 79.6%
2014 75.04 222nd 1110 80.0%
2015 77.97 173rd 1100 84.3%
2016 69.08 322nd 1096 70.6%
2017 55.96 532nd 1099 51.6%
2018 66.12 375th 1097 65.8%
2019 74.66 248th 1102 77.5%

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

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by a parent
Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Open Quote Teachers yell at students, our son is in the 4Th grade and he has had 3 teachers that liked to yell at and try to humiliate the kids in front of the class. We have discussed this with the principle(along with other parents) to no avail.The principle denies that this is going on but one of the teachers admitted to me and my wife during a parent teacher meeting that she had a problem with yelling and is trying to work on it.We were told by a substitute teacher that she could hear one of the teachers all the way to her class.I have spoke with people at the school superintendents office for the second time just recently, waiting to see what will be done, nothing the first time.Hopefully this will get some serious attention. Who wants their child to dread going to school for fear of being humiliated.This school seems to thrive on this type of treatment.They give silent lunch for the smallest infraction, which is lunch taken separate from but where the other students can see the student that is having silent lunch.I Would not recommend sending your child here if at all possible.We were also called into a meeting and told that our sons size was intimidating to some of his classmates.If that is not discrimination then I don't know what is .What are you supposed to do about a child's structural size.Our daughter attended private school and we never experienced a teacher who exhibited these types of unacceptable behaviors, why should the taxpayers of Va.have to contend with this? Close Quote



Enrollment information for Buchanan 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 320 320
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 341 341
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 350 350
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 357 357
1993 331 13 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 344
1994 341 13 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 354
1995 385 18 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 403
1996 385 18 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 403
1997 324 17 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 341
1998 328 13 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 341
1999 345 11 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 356
2000 317 10 2 0 0 n/a n/a -4 325
2001 313 7 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 322
2002 310 5 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 316
2003 310 5 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 316
2004 313 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a 1 319
2005 292 5 0 1 0 n/a n/a 1 299
2006 302 7 0 6 0 n/a n/a 2 317
2007 293 9 1 9 0 n/a n/a 1 313
2008 302 10 1 13 1 n/a n/a 4 331
2009 310 12 1 4 0 n/a n/a 1 328
2010 319 8 2 2 0 n/a n/a 1 332
2011 306 3 2 3 3 0 3 0 320
2012 293 4 1 2 2 0 2 0 304
2013 274 2 1 4 2 0 4 0 287
2014 250 2 1 4 1 0 5 0 263
2015 269 4 1 6 1 0 7 0 288
2016 279 4 0 5 0 0 9 0 297
2017 260 6 0 10 0 0 15 0 291
2018 236 3 0 8 0 0 12 0 259

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 Buchanan Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 320 20.2 15.8 n/a
1990 341 20.8 16.3 n/a
1991 350 20.1 17.4 n/a
1992 357 20.5 17.4 n/a
1993 344 21.2 16.2 n/a
1994 354 18.3 n/a 22.6
1995 403 n/a 0.0 17.4
1996 403 n/a 0.0 17.4
1997 341 n/a 0.0 19.6
1998 341 n/a 0.0 15.2
1999 356 24.0 14.8 23.9
2000 325 n/a 0.0 21.9
2001 322 25.0 12.9 19.6
2002 316 28.0 11.3 21.5
2003 316 28.0 11.3 21.5
2004 319 27.0 11.8 n/a
2005 299 24.0 12.5 21.8
2006 317 27.0 11.7 21.3
2007 313 24.7 12.7 26.6
2008 331 22.3 14.8 23.5
2009 328 21.0 15.6 26
2010 332 22.0 15.0 34.7
2011 320 20.0 16.0 35.6
2012 304 19.6 15.4 38.8
2013 287 17.9 16.0 38.3
2014 263 18.2 14.3 39.5
2015 288 20.0 14.4 42
2016 297 19.0 15.6 45.8
2017 291 19.5 14.8 44
2018 259 19.5 13.2 48.3

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Buchanan Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 320 20.2 15.8 n/a
1990 341 20.8 16.3 n/a
1991 350 20.1 17.4 n/a
1992 357 20.5 17.4 n/a
1993 344 21.2 16.2 n/a
1994 354 18.3 n/a 22.6
1995 403 n/a 0.0 17.4
1996 403 n/a 0.0 17.4
1997 341 n/a 0.0 19.6
1998 341 n/a 0.0 15.2
1999 356 24.0 14.8 23.9
2000 325 n/a 0.0 21.9
2001 322 25.0 12.9 19.6
2002 316 28.0 11.3 21.5
2003 316 28.0 11.3 21.5
2004 319 27.0 11.8 n/a
2005 299 24.0 12.5 21.8
2006 317 27.0 11.7 21.3
2007 313 24.7 12.7 26.6
2008 331 22.3 14.8 23.5
2009 328 21.0 15.6 26
2010 332 22.0 15.0 34.7
2011 320 20.0 16.0 35.6
2012 304 19.6 15.4 38.8
2013 287 17.9 16.0 38.3
2014 263 18.2 14.3 39.5
2015 288 20.0 14.4 42
2016 297 19.0 15.6 45.8
2017 291 19.5 14.8 44
2018 259 19.5 13.2 48.3

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

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