Gayton Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 12481 Church Rd
       Richmond, VA  23233


 (804) 360-0820

District: Henrico County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
42nd of 1,102 Virginia Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  19.6
Number of students:  560

Racial breakdown:

White:
81.1%
Asian:
5.5%
Two or more races:
5.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  7.7%

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Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Gayton Elementary ranked better than 96.2% of elementary schools in Virginia. It also ranked 7th among 45 ranked elementary schools in the Henrico County Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 87.79. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (81.1%), Asian (5.5%), two or more races (5%). (See more...)
Compare Details 7.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Gayton Elementary is 19.6. 41 elementary schools in the Henrico County Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Gayton Elementary employs 28.5 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Gayton Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Gayton Elementary 42nd of 1102 Virginia public elementary schools. (See Gayton Elementary in the ranking list.)

Henrico County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Henrico County Public Schools 64th of 132 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Gayton Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 89.87 13th 1062 98.8%
2006 88.59 15th 1071 98.6%
2007 87.38 29th 1083 97.3%
2008 84.01 47th 1081 95.7%
2009 87.09 17th 1082 98.4%
2010 77.97 125th 1113 88.8%
2011 81.72 94th 1117 91.6%
2012 87.80 22nd 1117 98.0%
2013 87.24 57th 1120 94.9%
2014 83.60 105th 1110 90.5%
2015 82.07 121st 1100 89.0%
2016 83.05 99th 1096 91.0%
2017 89.92 28th 1099 97.5%
2018 88.80 42nd 1097 96.2%
2019 87.79 42nd 1102 96.2%

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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All ratings (Avg rating: 3.3)
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by a parent
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Open Quote We have had 3 different children in Gayton. The teachers are fantastic! They recently got a new principal and overall she is making some good changes to the school. The PTA does a great job with supplying the school with technology and is now working on play ground updates. The gifted program has been excellent for 2 of my children. One negative is that they do not have teachers in place if you are special needs. There are other elementary schools close by that do. We have enjoyed Gayton and would recommend it. Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, May 20, 2012

Open Quote Decent teachers, but a horrible principal and administration.

If you have a gifted child, look elsewhere. Heck, if you have a child that is anything other that absolutely average, this is not the place for you. The principal is unhelpful and unresponsive to the point that we had to bring in Henrico county officials to get our child the IEP he needed.

We were fought every step of the way, from the day we enrolled -- Principal Wingfield and her staff refused to provide the resources our son needed, and thus we essentially wasted a year while he complained about boredom and frustration... and, as we told Mrs. Wingfield, began to act out.

Gifted kids? Don't expect much in the way of decent education. Kids anywhere on the autism spectrum? Ditto. Kids with special needs? Forget it.

We've since moved to Pemberton, and it's night and day. Responsive staff, terrific principal who listens to us, great teachers. It's a shame we didn't know about it sooner. Until Peggy Wingfield and her administration is out of there, Gayton is a school to avoid. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Gayton 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 575 570
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 695 690
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 847 847
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 875 870
1993 750 11 13 5 2 n/a n/a 0 781
1994 766 11 15 6 4 n/a n/a 0 802
1995 825 10 22 9 4 n/a n/a 0 870
1996 825 10 22 9 4 n/a n/a 0 870
1997 844 14 21 11 1 n/a n/a 0 891
1998 670 6 13 8 1 n/a n/a 0 698
1999 651 11 12 8 0 n/a n/a 0 682
2000 635 10 9 4 2 n/a n/a 0 656
2001 611 5 11 4 1 n/a n/a 0 632
2002 556 10 16 5 1 n/a n/a 0 588
2003 556 10 16 5 1 n/a n/a 0 588
2004 544 9 26 10 1 n/a n/a 2 592
2005 478 15 26 9 1 n/a n/a 31 560
2006 461 11 24 9 0 n/a n/a 46 551
2007 410 9 25 8 0 n/a n/a 46 498
2008 408 10 23 10 1 n/a n/a 78 530
2009 379 10 27 6 0 n/a n/a 96 518
2010 382 9 36 10 0 n/a n/a 86 523
2011 452 15 32 16 1 0 7 0 523
2012 402 13 32 19 0 0 11 0 477
2013 387 21 34 19 0 0 12 0 473
2014 445 21 51 19 2 0 15 0 553
2015 460 19 41 21 2 0 23 0 566
2016 460 24 40 20 0 0 19 0 563
2017 454 22 31 25 0 0 28 0 560

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 Gayton Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 570 26.4 21.5 n/a
1990 690 33.5 20.5 n/a
1991 847 39.7 21.3 n/a
1992 870 40.4 21.5 n/a
1993 781 38.8 20.1 n/a
1994 802 42.0 n/a 0.2
1995 870 n/a 0.0 0.6
1996 870 n/a 0.0 0.6
1997 891 n/a 0.0 0.6
1998 698 n/a 0.0 1.0
1999 682 36.0 18.9 1.3
2000 656 n/a 0.0 0.6
2001 632 35.4 17.9 1.4
2002 588 36.2 16.2 1.2
2003 588 36.2 16.2 1.2
2004 592 33.8 17.5 n/a
2005 560 31.8 17.6 3.4
2006 551 35.0 15.7 3.4
2007 498 37.0 13.5 3.8
2008 530 30.0 17.7 3.3
2009 518 28.0 18.5 5.7
2010 523 29.5 17.7 8.2
2011 523 29.5 17.7 6.3
2012 477 26.0 18.3 6.1
2013 473 19.0 24.8 7.2
2014 553 20.0 27.6 7.2
2015 566 28.0 20.2 7.6
2016 563 28.0 20.1 8.2
2017 560 28.5 19.6 7.7

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 Gayton Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 570 26.4 21.5 n/a
1990 690 33.5 20.5 n/a
1991 847 39.7 21.3 n/a
1992 870 40.4 21.5 n/a
1993 781 38.8 20.1 n/a
1994 802 42.0 n/a 0.2
1995 870 n/a 0.0 0.6
1996 870 n/a 0.0 0.6
1997 891 n/a 0.0 0.6
1998 698 n/a 0.0 1.0
1999 682 36.0 18.9 1.3
2000 656 n/a 0.0 0.6
2001 632 35.4 17.9 1.4
2002 588 36.2 16.2 1.2
2003 588 36.2 16.2 1.2
2004 592 33.8 17.5 n/a
2005 560 31.8 17.6 3.4
2006 551 35.0 15.7 3.4
2007 498 37.0 13.5 3.8
2008 530 30.0 17.7 3.3
2009 518 28.0 18.5 5.7
2010 523 29.5 17.7 8.2
2011 523 29.5 17.7 6.3
2012 477 26.0 18.3 6.1
2013 473 19.0 24.8 7.2
2014 553 20.0 27.6 7.2
2015 566 28.0 20.2 7.6
2016 563 28.0 20.1 8.2
2017 560 28.5 19.6 7.7

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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