Dupont Elementary

Summary:

Dupont Elementary is a public elementary school in Hopewell, Virginia, serving 632 students in grades K-5. The school is part of the Hopewell City Public Schools district, which is ranked 128 out of 131 school districts in Virginia and has a 0-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Dupont Elementary faces significant challenges, consistently ranking in the bottom 10-15% of Virginia elementary schools over the past 6 years. The school's student population is predominantly African American (52.22%) and Hispanic, with a much lower percentage of White students (26.74%) compared to nearby schools. Academically, Dupont Elementary's performance on SOL (Standards of Learning) tests is significantly lower than the state and district averages across all grade levels and subject areas. For example, in 2022-2023, the school's 3rd-grade math proficiency rate was 29.29%, compared to the state average of 69.1% and the district average of 39.49%. The school's student subgroups, such as African American and disabled students, also perform significantly lower than the state averages for those subgroups.

When comparing Dupont Elementary to nearby schools, the academic performance gap is quite stark. For instance, Patrick Copeland Elementary and Harry E. James Elementary, also in the Hopewell City Public Schools district, outperform Dupont Elementary on most SOL tests, despite serving similar student populations. Similarly, schools in the neighboring Prince George County and Chesterfield County districts, such as L.L. Beazley Elementary and Elizabeth Scott Elementary, significantly outperform Dupont Elementary on academic measures.


Detail:

Public K-5

 300 S. 18th Avenue
       Hopewell, VA  23860


(804) 541-6406

District: Hopewell City Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
990th of 1,114 Virginia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,402 Help


Students who attend Dupont Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Carter G. Woodson Middle
High:    Hopewell High

Student/teacher ratio:  14.0 Help
Number of students:  632

Racial breakdown:

African American:
52.2%
White:
26.7%
Hispanic:
14.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  104% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Dupont Elementary ranks worse than 88.9% of elementary schools in Virginia. It also ranks 2nd among 3 ranked elementary schools in the Hopewell City Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 13.91. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Dupont Elementary has the largest elementary school student body size in the Hopewell City Public Schools District. Student population at Dupont Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (52.2%), White (26.7%), Hispanic (14.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 104% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Hopewell City Public Schools District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Dupont Elementary is 14. 1 elementary schools in the Hopewell City Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Dupont Elementary is $8,402, which is the lowest among 3 elementary schools in the Hopewell City Public Schools District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Dupont Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Dupont Elementary 990th of 1114 Virginia public elementary schools. (See Dupont Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Hopewell City Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Hopewell City Public Schools 128th of 131 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Dupont Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Dupont Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 34.49 818th 1062 23.0%
2006 33.15 860th 1071 19.7%
2007 35.49 828th 1083 23.5%
2008 29.95 896th 1081 17.1%
2009 42.19 754th 1082 30.3%
2010 55.43 537th 1113 51.8%
2011 34.38 887th 1117 20.6%
2012 35.88 857th 1117 23.3%
2013 34.74 822nd 1120 26.6%
2014 25.16 954th 1110 14.1%
2015 27.59 898th 1100 18.4%
2016 11.67 1034th 1096 5.7%
2017 23.37 956th 1099 13.0%
2018 44.36 712th 1097 35.1%
2019 45.06 689th 1105 37.6%
2021 20.37 901st 1103 18.3%
2022 8.82 1043rd 1109 6.0%
2023 13.91 990th 1114 11.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Dupont Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 10.55 1019th 1100 7.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Dupont Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 3.02 313th 324 3.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Dupont Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 20.49 923rd 1093 15.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Dupont Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 19.49 511th 579 11.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Dupont Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 29.67 432nd 564 23.4%
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Rank History for White students at Dupont Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 18.88 878th 984 10.8%
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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 Dupont 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 516 516
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 709 709
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 757 757
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 776 776
1993 443 240 4 14 0 n/a n/a 0 701
1994 447 237 4 13 0 n/a n/a 0 701
1995 389 275 0 11 0 n/a n/a 0 675
1996 389 275 0 11 0 n/a n/a 0 675
1997 399 303 4 12 0 n/a n/a 0 718
1998 407 314 2 10 0 n/a n/a 0 733
1999 374 300 1 18 0 n/a n/a 0 693
2000 355 326 2 29 0 n/a n/a -4 708
2001 349 360 3 24 0 n/a n/a 0 736
2002 328 310 3 25 0 n/a n/a 0 666
2003 328 310 3 25 0 n/a n/a 0 666
2004 275 297 1 30 0 n/a n/a 0 603
2005 300 303 0 33 0 n/a n/a 0 636
2006 304 323 0 25 0 n/a n/a 0 652
2007 311 310 0 28 0 n/a n/a 0 649
2008 314 326 1 31 0 n/a n/a 0 672
2009 273 346 5 42 0 n/a n/a 0 666
2010 283 337 4 34 0 n/a n/a 0 658
2011 255 291 1 48 5 3 52 0 655
2012 284 300 1 50 2 2 45 0 684
2013 247 295 1 63 3 1 40 0 650
2014 245 311 0 81 2 1 45 0 685
2015 253 316 2 75 4 1 50 0 701
2016 230 346 5 93 3 1 55 0 733
2017 221 314 3 91 2 0 61 0 692
2018 190 302 3 90 2 0 68 0 655
2019 202 333 7 92 6 0 4 0 644
2020 157 330 4 106 4 1 15 0 617
2021 149 341 1 106 3 0 28 0 628
2022 163 312 0 93 4 1 39 0 612
2023 169 330 2 90 3 1 37 0 632

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 Dupont Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 516 32.5 15.8 n/a
1990 709 47.7 14.8 n/a
1991 757 47.3 16.0 n/a
1992 776 48.2 16.0 n/a
1993 701 48.8 14.4 n/a
1994 701 45.6 n/a 42.9
1995 675 n/a 0.0 45.3
1996 675 n/a 0.0 45.3
1997 718 n/a 0.0 46
1998 733 n/a 0.0 42.6
1999 693 46.6 14.9 56
2000 708 n/a 0.0 60.4
2001 736 50.0 14.7 59.4
2002 666 53.5 12.4 66.5
2003 666 53.5 12.4 66.5
2004 603 52.5 11.5 70.1
2005 636 51.5 12.3 65.9
2006 652 47.0 13.9 63.7
2007 649 50.5 12.9 64.3
2008 672 40.0 16.8 68.6
2009 666 42.0 15.9 72.2
2010 658 43.0 15.3 68.8
2011 655 43.0 15.2 73.3
2012 684 41.5 16.4 77.9
2013 650 43.6 14.8 78.2
2014 685 44.6 15.3 76.1
2015 701 43.0 16.3 75.2
2016 733 46.0 15.9 90.6
2017 692 48.4 14.2 98.7
2018 655 47.8 13.7 93.3
2019 644 43.9 14.6 95.3
2020 617 44.5 13.8 99.5
2021 628 40.5 15.5 n/a
2022 612 45.0 13.6 99.5
2023 632 45.0 14.0 104

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 Dupont Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 516 32.5 15.8 n/a
1990 709 47.7 14.8 n/a
1991 757 47.3 16.0 n/a
1992 776 48.2 16.0 n/a
1993 701 48.8 14.4 n/a
1994 701 45.6 n/a 42.9
1995 675 n/a 0.0 45.3
1996 675 n/a 0.0 45.3
1997 718 n/a 0.0 46
1998 733 n/a 0.0 42.6
1999 693 46.6 14.9 56
2000 708 n/a 0.0 60.4
2001 736 50.0 14.7 59.4
2002 666 53.5 12.4 66.5
2003 666 53.5 12.4 66.5
2004 603 52.5 11.5 70.1
2005 636 51.5 12.3 65.9
2006 652 47.0 13.9 63.7
2007 649 50.5 12.9 64.3
2008 672 40.0 16.8 68.6
2009 666 42.0 15.9 72.2
2010 658 43.0 15.3 68.8
2011 655 43.0 15.2 73.3
2012 684 41.5 16.4 77.9
2013 650 43.6 14.8 78.2
2014 685 44.6 15.3 76.1
2015 701 43.0 16.3 75.2
2016 733 46.0 15.9 90.6
2017 692 48.4 14.2 98.7
2018 655 47.8 13.7 93.3
2019 644 43.9 14.6 95.3
2020 617 44.5 13.8 99.5
2021 628 40.5 15.5 n/a
2022 612 45.0 13.6 99.5
2023 632 45.0 14.0 104

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 Dupont Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $946 (12.0%) $6,942 (88.0%) $7,889
2020 $944 (11.2%) $7,460 (88.8%) $8,405
2021 $1,336 (15.9%) $7,067 (84.1%) $8,402

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Dupont Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 689th of 1105 Elementary schoolsRanks 990th of 1114 Elementary schools
 26.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Dupont Elementary)6629.3
 36.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Hopewell City Public Schools)6939.5
 29.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Virginia)8269.1
 12.9%
3rd Grade English Reading (Dupont Elementary)5830.3
 27.7%
   3rd Grade English Reading (Hopewell City Public Schools)6139.5
 21.5%
   3rd Grade English Reading (Virginia)7166.1
 4.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Dupont Elementary)8349.4
 33.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Hopewell City Public Schools)7847.6
 30.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)8369.7
 13.3%
4th Grade English Reading (Dupont Elementary)7056.4
 13.6%
   4th Grade English Reading (Hopewell City Public Schools)6657
 9%
   4th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7572.7
 2.3%
5th Grade Mathematics (Dupont Elementary)8653.2
 32.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Hopewell City Public Schools)8249.6
 32.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)8167
 14%
5th Grade Science (Dupont Elementary)7852
 26%
   5th Grade Science (Hopewell City Public Schools)6949.5
 19.5%
   5th Grade Science (Virginia)7966
 13%
5th Grade English Reading (Dupont Elementary)7861
 17%
   5th Grade English Reading (Hopewell City Public Schools)7556.7
 18.3%
   5th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7871.4
 6.6%
6th Grade Mathematics (Dupont Elementary)10057
 43%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Hopewell City Public Schools)7224
 48%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)7857
 21%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students644632
 1.9%
African American333330
 0.9%
American Indian63
 50%
Asian72
 71.4%
Hispanic9290
 2.2%
Pacific Islander01
White202169
 16.3%
Two or More Races437
 825%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients95.3%104%
 8.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Dupont Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 632 students attended Dupont Elementary.

Students at Dupont Elementary are 52% African American, 27% White, 14% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races.

Students who attend Dupont Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Carter G. Woodson Middle
High : Hopewell High

Dupont Elementary ranks in the bottom 11.1% of Virginia elementary schools.


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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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