Colonial Trail Elementary

Summary:

Colonial Trail Elementary is a highly-rated public elementary school in Glen Allen, Virginia, serving 666 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Henrico County Public Schools district, which is ranked 77 out of 131 school districts in the state.

Colonial Trail Elementary consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in Virginia, earning a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger and significantly outperforming the district and state averages in standardized test scores across all grade levels and subject areas. The school's diverse student population includes a large Asian student population (59.46%) and relatively low percentages of White (16.07%), African American (11.71%), and Hispanic (7.21%) students, which is unique compared to nearby schools. Additionally, Colonial Trail Elementary has a relatively low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (17.72%), indicating a lower proportion of economically disadvantaged students.

The school's exceptional academic performance, despite its diverse student population and the district's overall lower ranking, suggests that Colonial Trail Elementary has been effective in supporting the success of students from various racial and socioeconomic backgrounds. This sustained excellence, along with the school's low student-teacher ratio of 17.2, provides valuable insights for understanding the factors that contribute to educational success and could inform efforts to improve outcomes in the Henrico County Public Schools district and beyond.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 12101 Bacova Drive
       Glen Allen, VA  23059


(804) 364-0055

District: Henrico County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
83rd of 1,114 Virginia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,987 Help


Students who attend Colonial Trail Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Short Pump Middle
High:    Deep Run High

Student/teacher ratio:  17.2 Help
Number of students:  666

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
59.5%
White:
16.1%
African American:
11.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  17.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Colonial Trail Elementary ranks better than 92.5% of elementary schools in Virginia. It also ranks 8th among 45 ranked elementary schools in the Henrico County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 87.42. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Asian (59.5%), White (16.1%), African American (11.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 17.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Colonial Trail Elementary is 17.2. 41 elementary schools in the Henrico County Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Colonial Trail Elementary is $7,987. 34 elementary schools in the Henrico County Public Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Colonial Trail Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Colonial Trail Elementary 83rd of 1114 Virginia public elementary schools. (See Colonial Trail Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Henrico County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Henrico County Public Schools 77th of 131 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Colonial Trail Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Colonial Trail Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 80.79 85th 1113 92.4%
2011 85.54 38th 1117 96.6%
2012 82.38 95th 1117 91.5%
2013 85.06 87th 1120 92.2%
2014 80.92 139th 1110 87.5%
2015 81.22 141st 1100 87.2%
2016 80.80 141st 1096 87.1%
2017 86.31 71st 1099 93.5%
2018 86.70 69th 1097 93.7%
2019 82.40 122nd 1105 89.0%
2021 87.74 112th 1103 89.8%
2022 88.63 77th 1109 93.1%
2023 87.42 83rd 1114 92.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Colonial Trail Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 79.29 49th 300 83.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Colonial Trail Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 84.22 114th 1100 89.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Colonial Trail Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 87.46 69th 1093 93.7%
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Rank History for Asian students at Colonial Trail Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 78.79 28th 230 87.8%
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Rank History for African American students at Colonial Trail Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 83.05 58th 579 90.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Colonial Trail Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 73.42 133rd 564 76.4%
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Rank History for White students at Colonial Trail Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 70.99 246th 984 75.0%
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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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Data source: Virginia Department of Education

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Reviews:
by a parent
Friday, December 7, 2018

Open Quote I LOVE COLONIAL TRAIL ELEMENTARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11 Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Open Quote Teachers are so helpful Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, September 13, 2012

Open Quote My child started kindergarten this year and he looks forward to going to school each day. He loves his teacher and is motivated to go to school each day. While we do love his teacher, we feel compelled to write about the office staff. They are not as genuinely friendly as we had expected. We feel we are bothering them each time we stop by to ask questions (and we've only done it 2-3 times). The school needs to have friendlier front office staff. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Colonial Trail Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2008 295 13 41 8 5 n/a n/a 121 483
2009 346 17 53 8 8 n/a n/a 134 566
2010 377 21 69 10 8 n/a n/a 146 631
2011 474 36 121 24 0 0 20 0 675
2012 470 34 130 20 1 0 29 0 684
2013 485 34 170 34 1 0 30 0 754
2014 243 41 196 28 2 0 26 0 536
2015 214 38 251 36 2 0 32 0 573
2016 206 48 305 31 1 0 30 0 621
2017 207 58 324 28 0 0 31 0 648
2018 187 51 390 32 0 0 29 0 689
2019 164 60 412 24 0 0 32 0 692
2020 154 64 416 35 0 0 37 0 706
2021 119 67 453 36 3 0 35 0 713
2022 92 73 441 36 6 1 36 0 685
2023 107 78 396 48 5 1 31 0 666

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 Colonial Trail Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 483 29.5 16.4 0.8
2009 566 31.5 18.0 0.2
2010 631 32.1 19.6 3.5
2011 675 35.0 19.2 5.3
2012 684 37.7 18.1 3.9
2013 754 28.5 26.4 4
2014 536 23.0 23.3 6.5
2015 573 30.0 19.1 9.2
2016 621 32.0 19.4 6.9
2017 648 34.7 18.6 8.5
2018 689 36.0 19.1 10.4
2019 692 37.0 18.7 10.1
2020 706 37.3 18.9 11
2021 713 36.0 19.8 n/a
2022 685 34.0 20.1 11.4
2023 666 38.5 17.2 17.7

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 Colonial Trail Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 483 29.5 16.4 0.8
2009 566 31.5 18.0 0.2
2010 631 32.1 19.6 3.5
2011 675 35.0 19.2 5.3
2012 684 37.7 18.1 3.9
2013 754 28.5 26.4 4
2014 536 23.0 23.3 6.5
2015 573 30.0 19.1 9.2
2016 621 32.0 19.4 6.9
2017 648 34.7 18.6 8.5
2018 689 36.0 19.1 10.4
2019 692 37.0 18.7 10.1
2020 706 37.3 18.9 11
2021 713 36.0 19.8 n/a
2022 685 34.0 20.1 11.4
2023 666 38.5 17.2 17.7

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Colonial Trail Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $203 (3.1%) $6,379 (96.9%) $6,582
2020 $203 (2.6%) $7,553 (97.4%) $7,756
2021 $583 (7.3%) $7,404 (92.7%) $7,987

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Colonial Trail 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 122nd of 1105 Elementary schoolsRanks 83rd of 1114 Elementary schools
 3.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Colonial Trail Elementary)9382.2
 10.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Henrico County Public Schools)8164.4
 16.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Virginia)8269.1
 12.9%
3rd Grade English Reading (Colonial Trail Elementary)8883.3
 4.7%
   3rd Grade English Reading (Henrico County Public Schools)7064.4
 5.6%
   3rd Grade English Reading (Virginia)7166.1
 4.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Colonial Trail Elementary)9186.4
 4.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Henrico County Public Schools)8167.1
 13.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)8369.7
 13.3%
4th Grade English Reading (Colonial Trail Elementary)8589.5
 4.5%
   4th Grade English Reading (Henrico County Public Schools)7473
 1%
   4th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7572.7
 2.3%
5th Grade Mathematics (Colonial Trail Elementary)9894.6
 3.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Henrico County Public Schools)8466.6
 17.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)8167
 14%
5th Grade Science (Colonial Trail Elementary)9394.7
 1.7%
   5th Grade Science (Henrico County Public Schools)8268
 14%
   5th Grade Science (Virginia)7966
 13%
5th Grade English Reading (Colonial Trail Elementary)9488
 6%
   5th Grade English Reading (Henrico County Public Schools)8069.8
 10.2%
   5th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7871.4
 6.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students692666
 3.8%
African American6078
 30%
American Indian05
Asian412396
 3.9%
Hispanic2448
 100%
Pacific Islander01
White164107
 34.8%
Two or More Races3231
 3.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients10.1%17.7%
 7.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Colonial Trail Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 666 students attended Colonial Trail Elementary.

Yes. Colonial Trail Elementary ranks in the top 7.5% of Virginia elementary schools.

Students at Colonial Trail Elementary are 59% Asian, 16% White, 12% African American, 7% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races.

Students who attend Colonial Trail Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Short Pump Middle
High : Deep Run High


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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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