Prices Fork Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 4021 Prices Fork Rd
       Blacksburg, VA  24060


 (540) 951-5736

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District: Montgomery County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
651st of 1,102 Virginia Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  14.0
Number of students:  477

Racial breakdown:

White:
83.2%
Hispanic:
7.5%
African American:
4.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  51.6%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Monday, August 19, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Prices Fork Elementary ranked worse than 59.1% of elementary schools in Virginia. It also ranked 7th among 10 ranked elementary schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 48.77. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (83.2%), Hispanic (7.5%), African American (4.2%). (See more...)
Compare Details 51.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Prices Fork Elementary is 14, which is the 4th best among 10 elementary schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Prices Fork Elementary employs 33.9 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Prices Fork Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Prices Fork Elementary 651st of 1102 Virginia public elementary schools. (See Prices Fork Elementary in the ranking list.)

Montgomery County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Montgomery County Public Schools 59th of 132 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Prices Fork Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 35.93 795th 1062 25.1%
2006 53.87 539th 1071 49.7%
2007 49.93 596th 1083 45.0%
2008 39.50 769th 1081 28.9%
2009 42.14 755th 1082 30.2%
2010 45.36 733rd 1113 34.1%
2011 77.39 168th 1117 85.0%
2012 64.67 365th 1117 67.3%
2013 46.38 653rd 1120 41.7%
2014 46.25 660th 1110 40.5%
2015 41.99 748th 1100 32.0%
2016 33.69 846th 1096 22.8%
2017 41.66 743rd 1099 32.4%
2018 46.71 680th 1097 38.0%
2019 48.77 651st 1102 40.9%

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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by a parent
Sunday, April 8, 2018

Open Quote Outstanding, well-resourced, very diverse school that nicely integrates children from professional and low-income rural communities. Several youth in our neighborhood that attended Prices Fork have recently achieved scholarships at prestigious universities -- a testimony in part to the strength of their early education. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, April 24, 2015

Open Quote The staff of PFES is excellent. My daughter loves her teacher and class, and the PE, music, and art teachers at this school are really great. Mr Young, the music teacher, just won an award for teaching; he's the absolute best and so friendly. All the kindergarten teachers are really great from our experience.

I like the fact that my daughter attends a school that is socioeconomically diverse. Although the test scores for this school are lower than other Blacksburg schools, PFES serves a greater variety of students well and really lifts up students that need that extra help and attention. I'm also pleased that the school 'mainstreams' kids with communicative and developmental disabilities; I think disability is an important part of diversity for people to see and have made normal in everyday life.

We are very happy at PFES. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Prices Fork 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 247 242
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 269 264
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 294 294
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 305 300
1993 284 6 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 291
1994 285 9 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 294
1995 214 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 220
1996 214 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 220
1997 217 2 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 220
1998 237 10 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 247
1999 229 10 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 242
2000 209 8 1 4 0 n/a n/a 0 218
2001 201 9 1 4 0 n/a n/a 0 215
2002 203 10 3 3 2 n/a n/a 0 221
2003 203 10 3 3 2 n/a n/a 0 221
2004 201 6 5 2 4 n/a n/a 2 220
2005 196 6 2 4 5 n/a n/a 0 213
2006 199 10 2 4 2 n/a n/a 1 218
2007 204 13 4 2 0 n/a n/a 3 226
2008 201 4 7 5 0 n/a n/a 8 225
2009 193 2 5 6 2 n/a n/a 8 216
2010 216 5 4 7 2 n/a n/a 4 238
2011 200 3 3 6 0 0 7 0 219
2012 209 3 4 9 0 0 6 0 231
2013 330 16 4 23 0 0 11 0 384
2014 363 17 3 24 0 0 13 0 420
2015 362 18 5 18 2 0 8 0 413
2016 368 22 8 28 1 0 15 0 442
2017 376 19 6 39 1 0 10 0 451
2018 397 20 4 36 2 0 18 0 477

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 Prices Fork Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 242 15.6 15.5 n/a
1990 264 15.8 16.7 n/a
1991 294 17.6 16.7 n/a
1992 300 17.9 16.7 n/a
1993 291 16.1 18.1 n/a
1994 294 13.3 n/a 26.9
1995 220 n/a 0.0 22.3
1996 220 n/a 0.0 22.3
1997 220 n/a 0.0 22.7
1998 247 n/a 0.0 32.0
1999 242 20.6 11.7 38.4
2000 218 n/a 0.0 36.9
2001 215 21.0 10.2 36.3
2002 221 25.0 8.8 29.9
2003 221 25.0 8.8 29.9
2004 220 22.0 10.0 32.1
2005 213 21.0 10.1 35.2
2006 218 23.0 9.5 36.4
2007 226 22.0 10.3 38.6
2008 225 15.3 14.7 40.6
2009 216 14.7 14.7 40.4
2010 238 14.8 16.0 43.6
2011 219 14.5 15.0 44.7
2012 231 17.6 13.0 40.3
2013 384 34.2 11.2 49.7
2014 420 34.9 12.0 51.9
2015 413 36.0 11.4 55.2
2016 442 38.0 11.6 51.8
2017 451 36.5 12.3 51.4
2018 477 33.9 14.0 51.6

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 Prices Fork Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 242 15.6 15.5 n/a
1990 264 15.8 16.7 n/a
1991 294 17.6 16.7 n/a
1992 300 17.9 16.7 n/a
1993 291 16.1 18.1 n/a
1994 294 13.3 n/a 26.9
1995 220 n/a 0.0 22.3
1996 220 n/a 0.0 22.3
1997 220 n/a 0.0 22.7
1998 247 n/a 0.0 32.0
1999 242 20.6 11.7 38.4
2000 218 n/a 0.0 36.9
2001 215 21.0 10.2 36.3
2002 221 25.0 8.8 29.9
2003 221 25.0 8.8 29.9
2004 220 22.0 10.0 32.1
2005 213 21.0 10.1 35.2
2006 218 23.0 9.5 36.4
2007 226 22.0 10.3 38.6
2008 225 15.3 14.7 40.6
2009 216 14.7 14.7 40.4
2010 238 14.8 16.0 43.6
2011 219 14.5 15.0 44.7
2012 231 17.6 13.0 40.3
2013 384 34.2 11.2 49.7
2014 420 34.9 12.0 51.9
2015 413 36.0 11.4 55.2
2016 442 38.0 11.6 51.8
2017 451 36.5 12.3 51.4
2018 477 33.9 14.0 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.




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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.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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