Matoaca Elementary

Summary:

Matoaca Elementary is a public elementary school in South Chesterfield, Virginia, serving 619 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Chesterfield County Public Schools district, which is ranked 75 out of 131 school districts in the state.

Matoaca Elementary has a diverse student population, with a racial makeup that is more balanced compared to nearby schools. While the majority of students are White (51.05%) and African American (33.93%), the school also has a notable Hispanic population (8.4%) and a small mix of other races. Academically, the school's performance on SOL tests is generally on par with or slightly below the district and state averages, though they have shown strengths in English Reading. However, the school has a high percentage of students (80.78%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, significantly higher than the district and state averages.

Compared to nearby schools, Matoaca Elementary's performance is generally on par with or slightly below schools like Harrowgate Elementary and Ettrick Elementary in the Chesterfield County district. But the school's performance is significantly higher than the schools in the Petersburg City Public Schools district, which consistently rank among the lowest in the state. The high poverty rates at Matoaca and nearby schools suggest these communities face significant challenges that may require additional resources and support.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 6627 River Rd
       South Chesterfield, VA  23803-0057


(804) 590-3100

District: Chesterfield County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
614th of 1,114 Virginia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,650 Help


Students who attend Matoaca Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Matoaca Middle
High:    Matoaca High

Student/teacher ratio:  14.3 Help
Number of students:  619

Racial breakdown:

White:
51.1%
African American:
33.9%
Hispanic:
8.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  80.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Matoaca Elementary ranks worse than 55.1% of elementary schools in Virginia. It also ranks 19th among 39 ranked elementary schools in the Chesterfield County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 49.38. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (51.1%), African American (33.9%), Hispanic (8.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 80.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Matoaca Elementary is 14.3. 20 elementary schools in the Chesterfield County Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Matoaca Elementary is $6,650. 25 elementary schools in the Chesterfield County Public Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Matoaca Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Matoaca Elementary 614th of 1114 Virginia public elementary schools. (See Matoaca Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Chesterfield County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Chesterfield County Public Schools 75th of 131 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Matoaca Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Matoaca Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 40.60 725th 1062 31.7%
2006 54.77 523rd 1071 51.2%
2007 49.67 601st 1083 44.5%
2008 49.53 628th 1081 41.9%
2009 48.98 629th 1082 41.9%
2010 52.91 590th 1113 47.0%
2011 55.64 525th 1117 53.0%
2012 42.86 742nd 1117 33.6%
2013 35.15 817th 1120 27.1%
2014 71.11 274th 1110 75.3%
2015 70.33 293rd 1100 73.4%
2016 66.56 360th 1096 67.2%
2017 74.75 230th 1099 79.1%
2018 71.72 285th 1097 74.0%
2019 43.69 705th 1105 36.2%
2021 24.55 860th 1103 22.0%
2022 25.41 882nd 1109 20.5%
2023 49.38 614th 1114 44.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Matoaca Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 42.71 688th 1100 37.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Matoaca Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 53.95 531st 1093 51.4%
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Rank History for African American students at Matoaca Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 39.35 399th 579 31.1%
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Rank History for White students at Matoaca Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 53.06 503rd 984 48.9%
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Data source: test scores: Virginia 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 Matoaca 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 628 628
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 437 437
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 443 443
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 455 455
1993 284 137 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 421
1994 298 125 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 424
1995 319 170 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 489
1996 319 170 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 489
1997 326 175 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 501
1998 334 166 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 501
1999 341 173 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 515
2000 353 174 0 1 2 n/a n/a -4 526
2001 351 167 0 5 5 n/a n/a 0 528
2002 356 157 0 5 4 n/a n/a 0 522
2003 356 157 0 5 4 n/a n/a 0 522
2004 358 174 1 4 7 n/a n/a 2 546
2005 361 154 1 2 7 n/a n/a 4 529
2006 349 159 2 5 8 n/a n/a 5 528
2007 346 162 1 7 8 n/a n/a 7 531
2008 345 144 2 9 4 n/a n/a 0 504
2009 354 146 2 7 3 n/a n/a 0 512
2010 372 146 4 5 0 n/a n/a 0 527
2011 314 126 2 7 1 1 29 0 480
2012 297 119 2 6 1 1 29 0 455
2013 302 120 2 14 1 1 25 0 465
2014 299 114 2 15 3 1 25 0 459
2015 266 126 2 13 5 1 27 0 440
2016 220 129 1 15 4 0 29 0 398
2017 230 118 0 17 1 0 33 0 399
2018 231 139 0 20 1 0 30 0 421
2019 206 148 0 13 1 0 35 0 403
2020 204 143 0 14 1 0 32 0 394
2021 272 195 0 36 1 1 38 0 543
2022 297 194 2 45 1 1 35 0 575
2023 316 210 2 52 1 1 37 0 619

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 Matoaca Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 628 34.0 18.4 n/a
1990 437 27.4 15.9 n/a
1991 443 26.0 17.0 n/a
1992 455 26.5 17.1 n/a
1993 421 27.0 15.6 n/a
1994 424 17.2 n/a 19.3
1995 489 n/a 0.0 18.6
1996 489 n/a 0.0 18.6
1997 501 n/a 0.0 20
1998 501 n/a 0.0 19.2
1999 515 32.0 16.1 28.7
2000 526 n/a 0.0 29.2
2001 528 38.0 13.9 33.3
2002 522 39.0 13.4 32.2
2003 522 39.0 13.4 32.2
2004 546 32.0 17.1 33.6
2005 529 31.0 17.1 31.2
2006 528 36.0 14.7 28.1
2007 531 33.6 15.8 26.7
2008 504 28.0 18.0 28.6
2009 512 26.6 19.2 28.5
2010 527 24.4 21.5 30
2011 480 23.4 20.4 29.2
2012 455 25.5 17.8 35.6
2013 465 19.5 23.8 33.1
2014 459 24.5 18.7 40.7
2015 440 25.0 17.6 45.2
2016 398 24.0 16.5 49
2017 399 23.5 16.9 51.6
2018 421 25.5 16.5 55.3
2019 403 24.5 16.4 56.3
2020 394 24.5 16.0 53.3
2021 543 33.5 16.2 n/a
2022 575 39.9 14.3 36.5
2023 619 43.0 14.3 80.8

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 Matoaca Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 628 34.0 18.4 n/a
1990 437 27.4 15.9 n/a
1991 443 26.0 17.0 n/a
1992 455 26.5 17.1 n/a
1993 421 27.0 15.6 n/a
1994 424 17.2 n/a 19.3
1995 489 n/a 0.0 18.6
1996 489 n/a 0.0 18.6
1997 501 n/a 0.0 20
1998 501 n/a 0.0 19.2
1999 515 32.0 16.1 28.7
2000 526 n/a 0.0 29.2
2001 528 38.0 13.9 33.3
2002 522 39.0 13.4 32.2
2003 522 39.0 13.4 32.2
2004 546 32.0 17.1 33.6
2005 529 31.0 17.1 31.2
2006 528 36.0 14.7 28.1
2007 531 33.6 15.8 26.7
2008 504 28.0 18.0 28.6
2009 512 26.6 19.2 28.5
2010 527 24.4 21.5 30
2011 480 23.4 20.4 29.2
2012 455 25.5 17.8 35.6
2013 465 19.5 23.8 33.1
2014 459 24.5 18.7 40.7
2015 440 25.0 17.6 45.2
2016 398 24.0 16.5 49
2017 399 23.5 16.9 51.6
2018 421 25.5 16.5 55.3
2019 403 24.5 16.4 56.3
2020 394 24.5 16.0 53.3
2021 543 33.5 16.2 n/a
2022 575 39.9 14.3 36.5
2023 619 43.0 14.3 80.8

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Matoaca Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $342 (5.1%) $6,378 (94.9%) $6,721
2020 $352 (5.1%) $6,601 (94.9%) $6,953
2021 $290 (4.4%) $6,360 (95.6%) $6,650

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Matoaca Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 705th of 1105 Elementary schoolsRanks 614th of 1114 Elementary schools
 8.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Matoaca Elementary)8560.9
 24.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Chesterfield County Public Schools)8467.4
 16.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Virginia)8269.1
 12.9%
3rd Grade English Reading (Matoaca Elementary)7671.7
 4.3%
   3rd Grade English Reading (Chesterfield County Public Schools)7366.9
 6.1%
   3rd Grade English Reading (Virginia)7166.1
 4.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Matoaca Elementary)8669.7
 16.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Chesterfield County Public Schools)8567.5
 17.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)8369.7
 13.3%
4th Grade English Reading (Matoaca Elementary)7974.2
 4.8%
   4th Grade English Reading (Chesterfield County Public Schools)7973.5
 5.5%
   4th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7572.7
 2.3%
5th Grade Mathematics (Matoaca Elementary)6045.8
 14.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Chesterfield County Public Schools)7650.8
 25.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)8167
 14%
5th Grade Science (Matoaca Elementary)7270.1
 1.9%
   5th Grade Science (Chesterfield County Public Schools)8167.7
 13.3%
   5th Grade Science (Virginia)7966
 13%
5th Grade English Reading (Matoaca Elementary)7376.3
 3.3%
   5th Grade English Reading (Chesterfield County Public Schools)8171.6
 9.4%
   5th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7871.4
 6.6%
6th Grade Mathematics (Matoaca Elementary)7871
 7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Chesterfield County Public Schools)8055
 25%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)7857
 21%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students403619
 53.6%
African American148210
 41.9%
American Indian11
Asian02
Hispanic1352
 300%
Pacific Islander01
White206316
 53.4%
Two or More Races3537
 5.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients56.3%80.8%
 24.4%


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Students at Matoaca Elementary are 51% White, 34% African American, 8% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 619 students attended Matoaca Elementary.

Students who attend Matoaca Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Matoaca Middle
High : Matoaca High

Matoaca Elementary ranks 614th of 1114 Virginia elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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