R.O. Nelson Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 826 Moyer Rd
       Newport News, VA  23608


 (757) 886-7783

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District: Newport News City Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
450th of 1,102 Virginia Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  17.4
Number of students:  594

Racial breakdown:

African American:
36.4%
White:
29.6%
Hispanic:
16.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  47.0%

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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, R.O. Nelson Elementary ranked better than 59.2% of elementary schools in Virginia. It also ranked 4th among 24 ranked elementary schools in the Newport News City Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 63.32. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at R.O. Nelson Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (36.4%), White (29.6%), Hispanic (16.5%). (See more...)
Compare Details 47% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at R.O. Nelson Elementary is 17.4. 14 elementary schools in the Newport News City Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare R.O. Nelson Elementary employs 34 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

R.O. Nelson Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks R.O. Nelson Elementary 450th of 1102 Virginia public elementary schools. (See R.O. Nelson Elementary in the ranking list.)

Newport News City Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Newport News City Public Schools 112th of 132 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for R.O. Nelson Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 80.34 130th 1062 87.8%
2006 60.81 430th 1071 59.9%
2007 70.89 254th 1083 76.5%
2008 61.45 414th 1081 61.7%
2009 47.68 649th 1082 40.0%
2010 49.35 658th 1113 40.9%
2011 67.02 329th 1117 70.5%
2012 64.34 373rd 1117 66.6%
2013 54.11 544th 1120 51.4%
2014 63.01 395th 1110 64.4%
2015 50.34 631st 1100 42.6%
2016 56.83 518th 1096 52.7%
2017 62.66 420th 1099 61.8%
2018 77.79 186th 1097 83.0%
2019 63.32 450th 1102 59.2%

Data source: test scores: Virginia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Open Quote One of the most organized and responsible group of administrators and staff members I have ever seen. THey definitely believe in the idea that every child in the school is their child and not "here's my group of kids and there's your group of kids." This creates a truly unified support system for the students. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, September 17, 2012

Open Quote The teachers are truly caring! This school is such a breath of fresh air after our horrible experience at Epes Elementary! Such a great place! My daughter looks forward to going to school now! Thank you! Close Quote



Enrollment information for R.O. Nelson 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 1213 1208
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 734 729
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 750 750
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 775 770
1993 538 217 47 22 1 n/a n/a 0 825
1994 525 226 52 37 4 n/a n/a 0 844
1995 477 250 50 29 5 n/a n/a 0 811
1996 477 250 50 29 5 n/a n/a 0 811
1997 479 289 42 29 8 n/a n/a 0 847
1998 430 267 44 38 7 n/a n/a 0 786
1999 403 275 31 22 13 n/a n/a 0 744
2000 394 278 35 40 10 n/a n/a 0 753
2001 358 286 36 49 8 n/a n/a 0 737
2002 337 279 37 40 4 n/a n/a 0 697
2003 337 279 37 40 4 n/a n/a 0 697
2004 317 218 39 32 6 n/a n/a 0 612
2005 313 230 32 29 6 n/a n/a 5 615
2006 326 229 26 31 2 n/a n/a 13 627
2007 295 199 28 26 1 n/a n/a 19 568
2008 297 178 28 32 1 n/a n/a 25 561
2009 277 193 52 100 4 n/a n/a 38 664
2010 274 180 28 37 2 n/a n/a 42 563
2011 274 184 27 69 2 0 24 0 580
2012 263 175 30 68 1 1 22 0 560
2013 240 206 25 87 2 0 23 0 583
2014 224 190 24 86 3 0 27 0 554
2015 214 205 22 101 4 2 40 0 588
2016 226 225 24 108 4 2 51 0 640
2017 196 216 25 85 6 2 59 0 589
2018 176 216 27 98 7 3 67 0 594

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 R.O. Nelson Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1208 47.2 25.5 n/a
1990 729 38.4 18.9 n/a
1991 750 38.3 19.5 n/a
1992 770 39.0 19.7 n/a
1993 825 41.4 19.9 n/a
1994 844 41.5 n/a 13.0
1995 811 n/a 0.0 17.3
1996 811 n/a 0.0 17.3
1997 847 n/a 0.0 18.1
1998 786 n/a 0.0 21.6
1999 744 44.0 16.9 30.0
2000 753 n/a 0.0 29.1
2001 737 44.6 16.5 29.4
2002 697 47.7 14.6 32.6
2003 697 47.7 14.6 32.6
2004 612 42.0 14.6 29.6
2005 615 45.0 13.7 31.0
2006 627 52.0 12.1 30.8
2007 568 49.8 11.4 28.6
2008 561 32.0 17.5 29.7
2009 664 36.0 18.4 42.8
2010 563 30.6 18.3 37.0
2011 580 36.8 15.7 38.1
2012 560 30.0 18.6 43.2
2013 583 32.0 18.2 48.2
2014 554 33.0 16.7 47.3
2015 588 35.0 16.8 51.9
2016 640 32.0 20.0 51.6
2017 589 35.0 16.8 46.2
2018 594 34.0 17.4 47.0

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 R.O. Nelson Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1208 47.2 25.5 n/a
1990 729 38.4 18.9 n/a
1991 750 38.3 19.5 n/a
1992 770 39.0 19.7 n/a
1993 825 41.4 19.9 n/a
1994 844 41.5 n/a 13.0
1995 811 n/a 0.0 17.3
1996 811 n/a 0.0 17.3
1997 847 n/a 0.0 18.1
1998 786 n/a 0.0 21.6
1999 744 44.0 16.9 30.0
2000 753 n/a 0.0 29.1
2001 737 44.6 16.5 29.4
2002 697 47.7 14.6 32.6
2003 697 47.7 14.6 32.6
2004 612 42.0 14.6 29.6
2005 615 45.0 13.7 31.0
2006 627 52.0 12.1 30.8
2007 568 49.8 11.4 28.6
2008 561 32.0 17.5 29.7
2009 664 36.0 18.4 42.8
2010 563 30.6 18.3 37.0
2011 580 36.8 15.7 38.1
2012 560 30.0 18.6 43.2
2013 583 32.0 18.2 48.2
2014 554 33.0 16.7 47.3
2015 588 35.0 16.8 51.9
2016 640 32.0 20.0 51.6
2017 589 35.0 16.8 46.2
2018 594 34.0 17.4 47.0

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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