Mechanicsville Elementary

Summary:

Mechanicsville Elementary is a public elementary school in Mechanicsville, Virginia, serving 615 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Hanover County Public Schools district, which is ranked 15 out of 131 school districts in Virginia and has a 4-star rating.

Mechanicsville Elementary stands out for its strong academic performance, particularly in mathematics. In 2022-2023, the school had 80.22% of 3rd graders, 76.6% of 4th graders, and 81.48% of 5th graders proficient or better in mathematics, outperforming the state and district averages. However, the school's racial diversity is lower than some nearby schools, such as Chamberlayne Elementary and Barack Obama Elementary, which have significantly higher percentages of African American and Hispanic students. Additionally, Mechanicsville Elementary has a higher percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (59.19%) compared to schools like Laurel Meadow Elementary (35.85%) and Washington-Henry Elementary (26.75%), suggesting a higher proportion of economically disadvantaged students.

While Mechanicsville Elementary's overall performance is strong, there are some areas for improvement. The school's ranking has fluctuated over the years, and there are disparities in the performance of different student subgroups, with the school's ranking for disabled students (295th out of 324) significantly lower than its overall ranking. Additionally, some nearby schools, such as Laurel Meadow Elementary and Washington-Henry Elementary, also demonstrate strong academic performance, suggesting that Mechanicsville Elementary may have opportunities to learn from its peers and continue to enhance its educational offerings.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 7425 Mechanicsville Elem Drive
       Mechanicsville, VA  23111


(804) 723-3640

District: Hanover County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
419th of 1,114 Virginia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,619 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  12.8 Help
Number of students:  615

Racial breakdown:

White:
60.2%
African American:
18.2%
Two or more races:
9.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  59.2% Help


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Compare Details Mechanicsville Elementary ranks better than 62.4% of elementary schools in Virginia. It also ranks 9th 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 64.08. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (60.2%), African American (18.2%), two or more races (9.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 59.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Mechanicsville Elementary is 12.8, which is the 3rd 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 Mechanicsville Elementary is $10,619, which is the 7th highest among 14 elementary schools in the Hanover County Public Schools District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Mechanicsville Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Mechanicsville Elementary 419th of 1114 Virginia public elementary schools. (See Mechanicsville 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 Mechanicsville Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Mechanicsville Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 67.49 307th 1062 71.1%
2006 48.16 647th 1071 39.6%
2007 68.45 308th 1083 71.6%
2008 72.26 239th 1081 77.9%
2009 77.75 139th 1082 87.2%
2010 77.45 141st 1113 87.3%
2011 72.17 237th 1117 78.8%
2012 65.80 342nd 1117 69.4%
2013 75.58 215th 1120 80.8%
2014 75.75 212th 1110 80.9%
2015 68.53 322nd 1100 70.7%
2016 67.88 338th 1096 69.2%
2017 54.30 559th 1099 49.1%
2018 65.57 386th 1097 64.8%
2019 65.63 405th 1105 63.3%
2021 72.09 308th 1103 72.1%
2022 49.12 614th 1109 44.6%
2023 64.08 419th 1114 62.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Mechanicsville Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 57.20 505th 1100 54.1%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Mechanicsville Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 16.93 295th 324 9.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Mechanicsville Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 66.91 363rd 1093 66.8%
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Rank History for African American students at Mechanicsville Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 60.05 234th 579 59.6%
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Rank History for White students at Mechanicsville Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 47.71 567th 984 42.4%
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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 Mechanicsville 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 574 574
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 631 631
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 523 523
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 536 536
1993 528 26 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 557
1994 510 28 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 542
1995 732 45 6 3 0 n/a n/a 0 786
1996 732 45 6 3 0 n/a n/a 0 786
1997 763 42 8 4 2 n/a n/a 0 819
1998 800 48 8 3 4 n/a n/a 0 863
1999 839 51 5 7 4 n/a n/a 0 906
2000 845 75 8 12 4 n/a n/a -4 940
2001 620 71 6 21 5 n/a n/a 0 723
2002 549 121 8 15 2 n/a n/a 0 695
2003 549 121 8 15 2 n/a n/a 0 695
2004 539 120 9 28 3 n/a n/a 3 702
2005 534 121 12 32 4 n/a n/a 9 712
2006 516 118 15 30 6 n/a n/a 15 700
2007 531 119 13 25 8 n/a n/a 17 713
2008 512 101 9 30 7 n/a n/a 24 683
2009 462 98 9 28 5 n/a n/a 33 635
2010 454 99 12 19 3 n/a n/a 35 622
2011 488 98 14 33 3 0 33 0 669
2012 468 91 23 38 2 0 38 0 660
2013 468 118 14 38 4 0 35 0 677
2014 467 110 15 41 2 0 33 0 668
2015 458 105 11 42 3 1 28 0 648
2016 453 114 9 37 2 0 38 0 653
2017 436 109 12 38 1 0 43 0 639
2018 423 111 20 37 0 0 50 0 641
2019 407 109 18 44 0 0 50 0 628
2020 374 115 28 47 0 0 46 0 610
2021 318 98 39 43 0 0 48 0 546
2022 334 88 32 44 1 0 50 0 549
2023 370 112 26 50 0 0 57 0 615

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Mechanicsville Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 574 33.0 17.3 n/a
1990 631 34.6 18.2 n/a
1991 523 27.2 19.2 n/a
1992 536 27.7 19.3 n/a
1993 557 31.9 17.5 n/a
1994 542 20.7 n/a 7.9
1995 786 n/a 0.0 7.4
1996 786 n/a 0.0 7.4
1997 819 n/a 0.0 6.5
1998 863 n/a 0.0 4.8
1999 906 51.0 17.8 9.2
2000 940 n/a 0.0 12
2001 723 49.1 14.7 17.3
2002 695 56.0 12.4 22.7
2003 695 56.0 12.4 22.7
2004 702 57.0 12.3 22.6
2005 712 51.0 14.0 n/a
2006 700 58.0 12.1 29.6
2007 713 61.6 11.6 29
2008 683 47.0 14.5 27.8
2009 635 46.9 13.5 33.9
2010 622 45.0 13.8 41.7
2011 669 44.0 15.2 38
2012 660 45.6 14.4 33.6
2013 677 40.3 16.7 41.2
2014 668 38.7 17.2 44.5
2015 648 41.0 15.8 43.8
2016 653 39.0 16.7 44.1
2017 639 44.7 14.2 43.2
2018 641 40.9 15.6 52
2019 628 43.1 14.5 55.6
2020 610 39.4 15.4 56.4
2021 546 25.5 21.3 n/a
2022 549 37.3 14.6 62.7
2023 615 48.0 12.8 59.2

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 Mechanicsville Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 574 33.0 17.3 n/a
1990 631 34.6 18.2 n/a
1991 523 27.2 19.2 n/a
1992 536 27.7 19.3 n/a
1993 557 31.9 17.5 n/a
1994 542 20.7 n/a 7.9
1995 786 n/a 0.0 7.4
1996 786 n/a 0.0 7.4
1997 819 n/a 0.0 6.5
1998 863 n/a 0.0 4.8
1999 906 51.0 17.8 9.2
2000 940 n/a 0.0 12
2001 723 49.1 14.7 17.3
2002 695 56.0 12.4 22.7
2003 695 56.0 12.4 22.7
2004 702 57.0 12.3 22.6
2005 712 51.0 14.0 n/a
2006 700 58.0 12.1 29.6
2007 713 61.6 11.6 29
2008 683 47.0 14.5 27.8
2009 635 46.9 13.5 33.9
2010 622 45.0 13.8 41.7
2011 669 44.0 15.2 38
2012 660 45.6 14.4 33.6
2013 677 40.3 16.7 41.2
2014 668 38.7 17.2 44.5
2015 648 41.0 15.8 43.8
2016 653 39.0 16.7 44.1
2017 639 44.7 14.2 43.2
2018 641 40.9 15.6 52
2019 628 43.1 14.5 55.6
2020 610 39.4 15.4 56.4
2021 546 25.5 21.3 n/a
2022 549 37.3 14.6 62.7
2023 615 48.0 12.8 59.2

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Mechanicsville Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,569 (18.4%) $6,956 (81.6%) $8,525
2020 $1,695 (19.1%) $7,196 (80.9%) $8,891
2021 $2,248 (21.2%) $8,370 (78.8%) $10,619

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Mechanicsville Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 405th of 1105 Elementary schoolsRanks 419th of 1114 Elementary schools
 1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Mechanicsville Elementary)8980.2
 8.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Hanover County Public Schools)9281.9
 10.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Virginia)8269.1
 12.9%
3rd Grade English Reading (Mechanicsville Elementary)7473.9
 0.1%
   3rd Grade English Reading (Hanover County Public Schools)7873.6
 4.4%
   3rd Grade English Reading (Virginia)7166.1
 4.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Mechanicsville Elementary)8876.6
 11.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Hanover County Public Schools)9083.6
 6.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)8369.7
 13.3%
4th Grade English Reading (Mechanicsville Elementary)7472.3
 1.7%
   4th Grade English Reading (Hanover County Public Schools)8278.7
 3.3%
   4th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7572.7
 2.3%
5th Grade Mathematics (Mechanicsville Elementary)8581.5
 3.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Hanover County Public Schools)8678.4
 7.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)8167
 14%
5th Grade Science (Mechanicsville Elementary)8471.7
 12.3%
   5th Grade Science (Hanover County Public Schools)8275.3
 6.7%
   5th Grade Science (Virginia)7966
 13%
5th Grade English Reading (Mechanicsville Elementary)8377.2
 5.8%
   5th Grade English Reading (Hanover County Public Schools)8679.9
 6.1%
   5th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7871.4
 6.6%
6th Grade Mathematics (Mechanicsville 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 Students628615
 2.1%
African American109112
 2.8%
American Indian00
Asian1826
 44.4%
Hispanic4450
 13.6%
Pacific Islander00
White407370
 9.1%
Two or More Races5057
 14%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients55.6%59.2%
 3.6%


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Students at Mechanicsville Elementary are 60% White, 18% African American, 9% Two or more races, 8% Hispanic, 4% Asian.

Mechanicsville Elementary ranks 419th of 1114 Virginia elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 615 students attended Mechanicsville Elementary.


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