Bon Air Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 8701 Polk St
       Bon Air, VA  23235-3403


 (804) 560-2700

District: Chesterfield County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
301st of 1,102 Virginia Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  17.0
Number of students:  650

Racial breakdown:

White:
63.8%
Hispanic:
21.5%
African American:
8.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  31.1%

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


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Compare Details In 2019, Bon Air Elementary ranked better than 72.7% of elementary schools in Virginia. It also ranked 11th among 38 ranked elementary schools in the Chesterfield County Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 71.18. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (63.8%), Hispanic (21.5%), African American (8.2%). (See more...)
Compare Details 31.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bon Air Elementary is 17. 25 elementary schools in the Chesterfield County Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Bon Air Elementary employs 38.2 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Bon Air Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Bon Air Elementary 301st of 1102 Virginia public elementary schools. (See Bon Air Elementary in the ranking list.)

Chesterfield County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Chesterfield County Public Schools 56th of 132 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Bon Air Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 82.96 90th 1062 91.5%
2006 84.44 53rd 1071 95.1%
2007 86.25 37th 1083 96.6%
2008 85.10 36th 1081 96.7%
2009 83.66 54th 1082 95.0%
2010 80.28 94th 1113 91.6%
2011 71.60 249th 1117 77.7%
2012 73.98 219th 1117 80.4%
2013 78.67 166th 1120 85.2%
2014 81.25 135th 1110 87.8%
2015 67.93 330th 1100 70.0%
2016 82.15 119th 1096 89.1%
2017 73.06 258th 1099 76.5%
2018 71.12 296th 1097 73.0%
2019 71.18 301st 1102 72.7%

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

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Data source: Virginia Department of Education

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by a student
Saturday, March 7, 2015

Open Quote I am 22 now, but attended Bon Air Elementary as a child. My time in 5th grade features some of the worst school experiences of my life.

I had social issues, apparently: a lack of wanting to volunteer to speak in front of the class. For this, they stuck me in with the special education classes despite having perfectly normal grades. I was only shy. Putting me in with mentally disabled students did nothing to bolster my confidence, as I thought something must be wrong with me.

Though I had friends, I enjoyed the occasional time alone at recess. Normally I would watch other kids play ball. When a student complained that I wouldn't play with them, the teachers forcefully made us interact. This disturbed me as this other student had a deeply perverted obsession with me that would follow through to 9th grade in high school before I had to move from the district. I avoided this other student for a reason, but the teachers would not hear of it.

In 5th grade, the school had a Christmas "sing along" competition in which the students would have to sing a song on-stage in front of the entire grade. Even as the child whose shyness was mistaken as a disability, I could not opt out. These teachers knew I couldn't speak comfortably in front of a crowd. With tears in my eyes before my performance, I asked the group of teachers if I could please, please not do this. I was terrified. Within that group, I suppose not a single teacher thought "maybe these students should have the OPTION to do this". They made me do it anyway, I couldn't speak on stage, and thus completely embarrassed myself in front of the entire grade.

I have never forgiven them for this. I suppose they thought forcing me into an uncomfortable situation would help me overcome my insecurities? In reality, this experience absolutely traumatized me. Even as an adult it makes me cry simply thinking about it.

The teachers are probably gone by now, but I still have to question the school's policy on shy students. Are they still considered mentally disabled? Is forcing a child into a non-curricular situation they DO NOT want to be participate in still common practice?

I've gone to therapy for this instance even in adulthood. The memory of my time on stage lingers in my mind with deep regret. It is a shame I was forced to feel this way, when a teacher, who already knew I was severely uncomfortable to the point of tears, could have questioned whether participating was truly the best idea for every student.

I do hope this school has learned more compassion and understanding for individual students who simply do not fit in the cookie-cutter mold, without shoving them in with the mentally disabled. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Bon Air 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 598 593
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 634 629
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 580 580
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 599 594
1993 543 27 9 1 0 n/a n/a 0 580
1994 526 27 11 2 0 n/a n/a 0 566
1995 475 34 8 4 0 n/a n/a 0 521
1996 475 34 8 4 0 n/a n/a 0 521
1997 497 28 9 7 0 n/a n/a 0 541
1998 495 34 7 9 0 n/a n/a 0 545
1999 487 38 8 4 0 n/a n/a 0 537
2000 468 29 10 7 0 n/a n/a 0 510
2001 440 35 10 11 1 n/a n/a 0 497
2002 418 33 11 14 1 n/a n/a 0 477
2003 418 33 11 14 1 n/a n/a 0 477
2004 398 39 14 16 3 n/a n/a 0 470
2005 369 37 10 17 4 n/a n/a 3 440
2006 340 28 24 37 4 n/a n/a 4 437
2007 335 32 32 49 0 n/a n/a 4 452
2008 331 49 31 51 0 n/a n/a 0 462
2009 347 57 39 49 0 n/a n/a 0 492
2010 388 54 36 54 0 n/a n/a 0 532
2011 355 47 37 89 1 0 37 0 566
2012 360 46 35 102 0 0 31 0 574
2013 396 46 35 103 0 0 37 0 617
2014 420 40 25 118 0 0 34 0 637
2015 420 50 26 128 0 0 29 0 653
2016 394 45 21 131 0 0 24 0 615
2017 415 53 18 140 1 0 23 0 650

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 Bon Air Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 593 31.0 19.1 n/a
1990 629 34.5 18.2 n/a
1991 580 33.0 17.5 n/a
1992 594 33.6 17.6 n/a
1993 580 30.5 19.0 n/a
1994 566 22.9 n/a 3.0
1995 521 n/a 0.0 5.4
1996 521 n/a 0.0 5.4
1997 541 n/a 0.0 6.1
1998 545 n/a 0.0 7.2
1999 537 32.0 16.8 9.1
2000 510 n/a 0.0 7.0
2001 497 31.8 15.6 9.3
2002 477 32.0 14.9 10.1
2003 477 32.0 14.9 10.1
2004 470 30.0 15.7 n/a
2005 440 29.0 15.2 10.8
2006 437 29.0 15.1 17.3
2007 452 29.9 15.1 17.4
2008 462 24.5 18.9 18.2
2009 492 25.7 19.1 21.1
2010 532 26.8 19.8 24.4
2011 566 29.0 19.5 26.7
2012 574 32.0 17.9 28.2
2013 617 35.0 17.6 25.8
2014 637 33.4 19.0 27.0
2015 653 37.0 17.6 28.9
2016 615 37.0 16.6 31.7
2017 650 38.2 17.0 31.1

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 Bon Air Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 593 31.0 19.1 n/a
1990 629 34.5 18.2 n/a
1991 580 33.0 17.5 n/a
1992 594 33.6 17.6 n/a
1993 580 30.5 19.0 n/a
1994 566 22.9 n/a 3.0
1995 521 n/a 0.0 5.4
1996 521 n/a 0.0 5.4
1997 541 n/a 0.0 6.1
1998 545 n/a 0.0 7.2
1999 537 32.0 16.8 9.1
2000 510 n/a 0.0 7.0
2001 497 31.8 15.6 9.3
2002 477 32.0 14.9 10.1
2003 477 32.0 14.9 10.1
2004 470 30.0 15.7 n/a
2005 440 29.0 15.2 10.8
2006 437 29.0 15.1 17.3
2007 452 29.9 15.1 17.4
2008 462 24.5 18.9 18.2
2009 492 25.7 19.1 21.1
2010 532 26.8 19.8 24.4
2011 566 29.0 19.5 26.7
2012 574 32.0 17.9 28.2
2013 617 35.0 17.6 25.8
2014 637 33.4 19.0 27.0
2015 653 37.0 17.6 28.9
2016 615 37.0 16.6 31.7
2017 650 38.2 17.0 31.1

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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