J B Watkins Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 501 Coalfield Rd.
       Midlothian, VA  23114-4406


 (804) 378-2530

District: Chesterfield County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
60th of 1,102 Virginia Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  18.8
Number of students:  1,142

Racial breakdown:

White:
77.0%
African American:
8.8%
Asian:
6.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  8.7%

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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, J B Watkins Elementary ranked better than 94.6% of elementary schools in Virginia. It also ranked first among 38 ranked elementary schools in the Chesterfield County Public Schools District! (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 86.29. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details J B Watkins Elementary has the largest elementary school student body size in the Chesterfield County Public Schools District. Racial makeup is: White (77%), African American (8.8%), Asian (6.8%). (See more...)
Compare Details 8.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at J B Watkins Elementary is 18.8. 36 elementary schools in the Chesterfield County Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare J B Watkins Elementary employs 60.6 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

J B Watkins Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks J B Watkins Elementary 60th of 1102 Virginia public elementary schools. (See J B Watkins 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 J B Watkins Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 81.38 118th 1062 88.9%
2006 71.17 251st 1071 76.6%
2007 83.76 69th 1083 93.6%
2008 75.42 181st 1081 83.3%
2009 76.36 163rd 1082 84.9%
2010 73.24 211th 1113 81.0%
2011 71.54 250th 1117 77.6%
2012 80.27 129th 1117 88.5%
2013 78.33 172nd 1120 84.6%
2014 79.09 163rd 1110 85.3%
2015 78.94 165th 1100 85.0%
2016 77.59 183rd 1096 83.3%
2017 80.74 141st 1099 87.2%
2018 88.44 44th 1097 96.0%
2019 86.29 60th 1102 94.6%

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 parent
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Open Quote JB Watkins offers a fantastic educational experience for children and a wonderful opportunity for parental involvement! Teachers are devoted to their students and the school offers great activities; (Jog Walk Club, Chess Club, Lego League, a Talent Show). Our family loves this school! Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Open Quote The teachers at JB Watkins are some of the hardest working people on the planet. They are creative, compassionate and talented. Our three children have had a fantastic experience at Watkins. Annual traditions like the Pumpkin Lighting and Spring Carnival are wonderful events that promote school spirit. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, October 1, 2012

Open Quote We moved to the area for the neighborhood called The Grove. We have not been happy with the elementary school so far due to the crowding and one particular teacher. Students in the 4th and 5th grades are in very crowded and small trailers with very loud a/c units. One 4th grade teacher is disrespectful to children and is not very organized. We have had a hard time being able to speak with the Principal or Vice-Principal because they are "too busy" or out of town. Taxes are low here but so are the priorities of the county to provide good schools for the children. We are disappointed. Close Quote



Enrollment information for J B Watkins 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 1006 1001
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1011 1006
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 1049 1049
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1081 1076
1993 997 62 27 2 1 n/a n/a 0 1089
1994 1052 60 29 2 2 n/a n/a 0 1145
1995 616 47 18 3 0 n/a n/a 0 684
1996 616 47 18 3 0 n/a n/a 0 684
1997 632 43 19 3 0 n/a n/a 0 697
1998 616 51 20 9 1 n/a n/a 0 697
1999 610 51 22 10 1 n/a n/a 0 694
2000 604 59 20 7 2 n/a n/a 0 688
2001 590 62 26 22 2 n/a n/a 0 702
2002 667 71 39 22 2 n/a n/a 0 801
2003 667 71 39 22 2 n/a n/a 0 801
2004 678 86 35 17 5 n/a n/a 4 825
2005 643 71 35 14 4 n/a n/a 4 771
2006 616 82 34 18 12 n/a n/a 11 773
2007 606 90 31 12 10 n/a n/a 10 759
2008 655 95 49 19 13 n/a n/a 9 840
2009 725 88 45 22 11 n/a n/a 14 905
2010 738 97 44 25 6 n/a n/a 34 944
2011 767 89 60 30 1 2 46 0 995
2012 817 96 63 28 0 3 40 0 1047
2013 808 110 57 26 0 3 30 0 1034
2014 806 91 64 27 1 3 25 0 1017
2015 801 91 74 17 2 2 33 0 1020
2016 823 107 77 28 4 4 36 0 1079
2017 879 101 78 31 4 2 47 0 1142

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 J B Watkins Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1001 48.5 20.6 n/a
1990 1006 51.2 19.6 n/a
1991 1049 54.7 19.1 n/a
1992 1076 55.7 19.3 n/a
1993 1089 54.2 20.1 n/a
1994 1145 46.4 n/a 1.8
1995 684 n/a 0.0 2.0
1996 684 n/a 0.0 2.0
1997 697 n/a 0.0 1.6
1998 697 n/a 0.0 2.3
1999 694 40.0 17.4 4.2
2000 688 n/a 0.0 4.9
2001 702 42.6 16.5 5.3
2002 801 52.0 15.4 6.5
2003 801 52.0 15.4 6.5
2004 825 49.0 16.8 n/a
2005 771 48.0 16.1 6.5
2006 773 48.0 16.1 7.5
2007 759 48.6 15.6 8.4
2008 840 39.0 21.5 8.8
2009 905 44.3 20.4 10.2
2010 944 44.2 21.3 11.2
2011 995 46.7 21.2 9.9
2012 1047 51.8 20.2 11.1
2013 1034 51.5 20.0 12.4
2014 1017 54.8 18.5 10.6
2015 1020 54.0 18.8 12.3
2016 1079 59.0 18.2 10.6
2017 1142 60.6 18.8 8.7

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 J B Watkins Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1001 48.5 20.6 n/a
1990 1006 51.2 19.6 n/a
1991 1049 54.7 19.1 n/a
1992 1076 55.7 19.3 n/a
1993 1089 54.2 20.1 n/a
1994 1145 46.4 n/a 1.8
1995 684 n/a 0.0 2.0
1996 684 n/a 0.0 2.0
1997 697 n/a 0.0 1.6
1998 697 n/a 0.0 2.3
1999 694 40.0 17.4 4.2
2000 688 n/a 0.0 4.9
2001 702 42.6 16.5 5.3
2002 801 52.0 15.4 6.5
2003 801 52.0 15.4 6.5
2004 825 49.0 16.8 n/a
2005 771 48.0 16.1 6.5
2006 773 48.0 16.1 7.5
2007 759 48.6 15.6 8.4
2008 840 39.0 21.5 8.8
2009 905 44.3 20.4 10.2
2010 944 44.2 21.3 11.2
2011 995 46.7 21.2 9.9
2012 1047 51.8 20.2 11.1
2013 1034 51.5 20.0 12.4
2014 1017 54.8 18.5 10.6
2015 1020 54.0 18.8 12.3
2016 1079 59.0 18.2 10.6
2017 1142 60.6 18.8 8.7

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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