John M. Gandy Elementary

Summary:

John M. Gandy Elementary is a public elementary school serving grades 3-5 in Ashland, Virginia, with 322 students as of the 2022-2023 school year. The school faces some challenges compared to nearby schools, with a more diverse and economically disadvantaged student population that contributes to lower academic performance and a declining statewide ranking.

John M. Gandy Elementary has a more diverse student population than nearby schools, with 54.66% White, 15.53% African American, 20.5% Hispanic, and 7.76% two or more races. However, the school also has a higher percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch at 51.55%, compared to nearby schools ranging from 11.31% to 49.37%. This economic disadvantage may contribute to the school's lower student performance on SOL (Standards of Learning) tests, which is generally lower than the Hanover County Public Schools district and the state of Virginia averages.

Interestingly, John M. Gandy Elementary's statewide ranking has declined over the years, from a high of 277 out of 1110 Virginia elementary schools in 2013-2014 to 586 out of 1114 in 2022-2023. This suggests the school is underperforming compared to other elementary schools in the state. Additionally, the school's Hispanic and multi-racial students perform the worst, ranking in the bottom half of Virginia elementary schools in 2022-2023. While John M. Gandy Elementary spends more per student ($12,100 in 2020-2021) compared to the nearby schools, which range from $8,355 to $9,098 per student, this higher spending does not seem to translate to better academic outcomes. Nearby schools, such as Cool Spring Elementary, Pearson's Corner Elementary, and Kersey Creek Elementary, generally outperform John M. Gandy Elementary on academic measures and have higher statewide rankings.


Detail:

Public 3-5

 201 Archie Cannon Drive
       Ashland, VA  23005


(804) 365-4640

District: Hanover County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
586th of 1,114 Virginia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,100 Help


Students who attend John M. Gandy Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Liberty Middle
High:    Patrick Henry High

Student/teacher ratio:  13.4 Help
Number of students:  322

Racial breakdown:

White:
54.7%
Hispanic:
20.5%
African American:
15.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  51.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details John M. Gandy Elementary ranks worse than 52.6% of elementary schools in Virginia. It also ranks 13th among 14 ranked elementary schools in the Hanover County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 52.57. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at John M. Gandy Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (54.7%), Hispanic (20.5%), African American (15.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 51.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at John M. Gandy Elementary is 13.4, which is the 5th best among 14 elementary schools in the Hanover County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at John M. Gandy Elementary is $12,100, which is the 2nd highest among 14 elementary schools in the Hanover County Public Schools District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

John M. Gandy Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks John M. Gandy Elementary 586th of 1114 Virginia public elementary schools. (See John M. Gandy Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Hanover County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Hanover County Public Schools 15th of 131 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for John M. Gandy Elementary

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Rank History for all students at John M. Gandy Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 30.41 866th 1062 18.5%
2006 27.88 926th 1071 13.5%
2007 40.43 750th 1083 30.7%
2008 59.92 444th 1081 58.9%
2009 62.98 383rd 1082 64.6%
2010 70.76 254th 1113 77.2%
2011 55.47 530th 1117 52.6%
2012 64.79 361st 1117 67.7%
2013 58.74 463rd 1120 58.7%
2014 70.95 277th 1110 75.0%
2015 59.80 473rd 1100 57.0%
2016 60.79 449th 1096 59.0%
2017 49.85 622nd 1099 43.4%
2018 58.55 498th 1097 54.6%
2019 49.14 645th 1105 41.6%
2021 58.91 481st 1103 56.4%
2022 62.15 451st 1109 59.3%
2023 52.57 586th 1114 47.4%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at John M. Gandy Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 40.96 164th 245 33.1%
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Rank History for Female students at John M. Gandy Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 48.29 618th 1100 43.8%
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Rank History for Male students at John M. Gandy Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 54.48 522nd 1093 52.2%
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Rank History for African American students at John M. Gandy Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 55.97 270th 579 53.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at John M. Gandy Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 27.16 452nd 564 19.9%
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Rank History for White students at John M. Gandy Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 62.71 374th 984 62.0%
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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 John M. Gandy 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 325 325
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 347 347
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 364 364
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 374 374
1993 300 92 1 1 1 n/a n/a 0 395
1994 302 115 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 421
1995 280 92 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 375
1996 280 92 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 375
1997 269 92 1 2 1 n/a n/a 0 365
1998 279 99 2 4 1 n/a n/a 0 385
1999 271 87 1 5 1 n/a n/a 0 365
2000 282 84 5 7 0 n/a n/a -4 374
2001 274 93 7 6 0 n/a n/a 0 380
2002 263 105 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 373
2003 263 105 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 373
2004 262 107 3 2 1 n/a n/a 5 380
2005 255 103 5 2 1 n/a n/a 5 371
2006 246 90 2 3 0 n/a n/a 7 348
2007 198 83 2 6 0 n/a n/a 13 302
2008 188 86 0 7 0 n/a n/a 10 291
2009 190 78 1 10 0 n/a n/a 7 286
2010 187 78 3 6 0 n/a n/a 10 284
2011 186 74 3 13 0 0 6 0 282
2012 200 77 3 19 0 0 8 0 307
2013 185 77 3 30 0 0 11 0 306
2014 174 62 2 34 0 0 14 0 286
2015 162 66 1 43 0 0 12 0 284
2016 165 72 4 54 1 0 14 0 310
2017 178 74 5 54 0 0 17 0 328
2018 187 66 4 59 1 0 20 0 337
2019 179 62 4 64 1 0 16 0 326
2020 165 63 5 50 3 0 21 0 307
2021 160 60 4 50 2 0 16 0 292
2022 171 53 3 49 0 0 22 0 298
2023 176 50 5 66 0 0 25 0 322

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 John M. Gandy Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 325 24.5 13.2 n/a
1990 347 25.7 13.5 n/a
1991 364 24.6 14.7 n/a
1992 374 25.1 14.9 n/a
1993 395 27.9 14.2 n/a
1994 421 16.0 n/a n/a
1995 375 n/a 0.0 30.9
1996 375 n/a 0.0 30.9
1997 365 n/a 0.0 27.7
1998 385 n/a 0.0 27.8
1999 365 31.0 11.8 31.8
2000 374 n/a 0.0 21.7
2001 380 36.2 10.5 27.1
2002 373 42.0 8.9 30.6
2003 373 42.0 8.9 30.6
2004 380 32.0 11.9 33.9
2005 371 30.0 12.4 31.7
2006 348 43.0 8.1 32.3
2007 302 40.9 7.4 39.4
2008 291 29.9 9.7 42
2009 286 27.8 10.3 40.1
2010 284 27.0 10.5 44.2
2011 282 24.0 11.7 45.7
2012 307 28.0 10.9 47.6
2013 306 27.0 11.3 47.1
2014 286 22.2 12.8 45.1
2015 284 23.0 12.3 51.1
2016 310 23.0 13.4 48.1
2017 328 25.2 12.9 43.9
2018 337 24.7 13.6 49
2019 326 24.7 13.1 50.6
2020 307 22.7 13.4 52.1
2021 292 14.9 19.5 n/a
2022 298 21.5 13.8 53.7
2023 322 24.0 13.4 51.6

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 John M. Gandy Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 325 24.5 13.2 n/a
1990 347 25.7 13.5 n/a
1991 364 24.6 14.7 n/a
1992 374 25.1 14.9 n/a
1993 395 27.9 14.2 n/a
1994 421 16.0 n/a n/a
1995 375 n/a 0.0 30.9
1996 375 n/a 0.0 30.9
1997 365 n/a 0.0 27.7
1998 385 n/a 0.0 27.8
1999 365 31.0 11.8 31.8
2000 374 n/a 0.0 21.7
2001 380 36.2 10.5 27.1
2002 373 42.0 8.9 30.6
2003 373 42.0 8.9 30.6
2004 380 32.0 11.9 33.9
2005 371 30.0 12.4 31.7
2006 348 43.0 8.1 32.3
2007 302 40.9 7.4 39.4
2008 291 29.9 9.7 42
2009 286 27.8 10.3 40.1
2010 284 27.0 10.5 44.2
2011 282 24.0 11.7 45.7
2012 307 28.0 10.9 47.6
2013 306 27.0 11.3 47.1
2014 286 22.2 12.8 45.1
2015 284 23.0 12.3 51.1
2016 310 23.0 13.4 48.1
2017 328 25.2 12.9 43.9
2018 337 24.7 13.6 49
2019 326 24.7 13.1 50.6
2020 307 22.7 13.4 52.1
2021 292 14.9 19.5 n/a
2022 298 21.5 13.8 53.7
2023 322 24.0 13.4 51.6

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 John M. Gandy Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $05 (0.0%) $10,940 (100.0%) $10,945
2020 $00 (0.0%) $11,879 (100.0%) $11,879
2021 $740 (6.1%) $11,360 (93.9%) $12,100

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

Impact of COVID-19 on John M. Gandy Elementary

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 645th of 1105 Elementary schoolsRanks 586th of 1114 Elementary schools
 5.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (John M. Gandy Elementary)8868
 20%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Hanover County Public Schools)9281.9
 10.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Virginia)8269.1
 12.9%
3rd Grade English Reading (John M. Gandy Elementary)6354.1
 8.9%
   3rd Grade English Reading (Hanover County Public Schools)7873.6
 4.4%
   3rd Grade English Reading (Virginia)7166.1
 4.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (John M. Gandy Elementary)8982.3
 6.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Hanover County Public Schools)9083.6
 6.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)8369.7
 13.3%
4th Grade English Reading (John M. Gandy Elementary)6979.5
 10.5%
   4th Grade English Reading (Hanover County Public Schools)8278.7
 3.3%
   4th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7572.7
 2.3%
5th Grade Mathematics (John M. Gandy Elementary)7659.6
 16.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Hanover County Public Schools)8678.4
 7.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)8167
 14%
5th Grade Science (John M. Gandy Elementary)7264.6
 7.4%
   5th Grade Science (Hanover County Public Schools)8275.3
 6.7%
   5th Grade Science (Virginia)7966
 13%
5th Grade English Reading (John M. Gandy Elementary)7667.3
 8.7%
   5th Grade English Reading (Hanover County Public Schools)8679.9
 6.1%
   5th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7871.4
 6.6%
6th Grade Mathematics (John M. Gandy Elementary)100100
   6th Grade Mathematics (Hanover County Public Schools)9077
 13%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)7857
 21%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students326322
 1.2%
African American6250
 19.4%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian45
 25%
Hispanic6466
 3.1%
Pacific Islander00
White179176
 1.7%
Two or More Races1625
 56.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients50.6%51.6%
 0.9%


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Students at John M. Gandy Elementary are 55% White, 20% Hispanic, 16% African American, 8% Two or more races, 2% Asian.

Students who attend John M. Gandy Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Liberty Middle
High : Patrick Henry High

In the 2022-23 school year, 322 students attended John M. Gandy Elementary.

John M. Gandy Elementary ranks 586th of 1114 Virginia elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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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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