Granby Elementary

Summary:

Granby Elementary is a public elementary school in Norfolk, Virginia, serving 464 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Norfolk City Public Schools district, which is ranked 109 out of 131 school districts in Virginia and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Granby Elementary faces significant challenges, including a student population that is 60.99% African American, consistently lower standardized test scores compared to the district and state averages, and an extremely high percentage of students (99.35%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch. These factors contribute to the school's consistently low ranking, placing it in the bottom 10-15% of Virginia elementary schools. In contrast, nearby schools like Larchmont Elementary and Willard Elementary perform significantly better on standardized tests and have higher school rankings.

Granby Elementary's declining enrollment, from 530 students in 2021-2022 to 464 students in 2022-2023, is another concerning trend. The school's unique challenges, including the high poverty rates and racial disparities in performance, suggest that targeted interventions and support are needed to address the needs of its student population and improve academic outcomes.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 7101 Newport Ave
       Norfolk, VA  23505


(757) 451-4150

District: Norfolk City Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
988th of 1,114 Virginia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,773 Help


Students who attend Granby Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Blair Middle
High:    Granby High

Student/teacher ratio:  12.5 Help
Number of students:  464

Racial breakdown:

African American:
61.0%
White:
17.5%
Hispanic:
10.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  99.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Granby Elementary ranks worse than 88.7% of elementary schools in Virginia. It also ranks 20th among 29 ranked elementary schools in the Norfolk City Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 13.99. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (61%), White (17.5%), Hispanic (10.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 99.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Granby Elementary is 12.5, which is the 8th best among 29 elementary schools in the Norfolk City Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Granby Elementary is $10,773, which is the 5th highest among 29 elementary schools in the Norfolk City Public Schools District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Granby Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Granby Elementary 988th of 1114 Virginia public elementary schools. (See Granby Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Norfolk City Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Norfolk City Public Schools 109th of 131 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Granby Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Granby Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 47.79 611th 1062 42.5%
2006 46.25 679th 1071 36.6%
2007 40.63 745th 1083 31.2%
2008 33.58 845th 1081 21.8%
2009 30.20 912th 1082 15.7%
2010 20.28 1034th 1113 7.1%
2011 24.30 1002nd 1117 10.3%
2012 36.68 849th 1117 24.0%
2013 35.84 812th 1120 27.5%
2014 52.49 559th 1110 49.6%
2015 42.68 738th 1100 32.9%
2016 29.84 881st 1096 19.6%
2017 36.48 811th 1099 26.2%
2018 29.67 877th 1097 20.1%
2019 18.18 996th 1105 9.9%
2021 9.22 1018th 1103 7.7%
2022 17.94 959th 1109 13.5%
2023 13.99 988th 1114 11.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Granby Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 19.52 948th 1100 13.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Granby Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 11.80 1002nd 1093 8.3%
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Rank History for African American students at Granby Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 17.53 519th 579 10.4%
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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
Thursday, August 29, 2019

Open Quote Don't let the numbers fool you. Granby Elementary has great teachers and a caring principal. The teachers take time to individualize their education for each student. The principal knows each student by name and cares about them all. They have great clubs and resources - chess club, robotics club, drum club, drama club, violin, Girls on the run, and many more. There are frequent field trips , plenty of school dances, movie nights, and community education programs. They even have lessons in the school garden. It is economically , racially, and culturally diverse just like the community in which it is located. My child is growing and learning here. Go bulldogs ! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Granby 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 709 709
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 748 748
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 712 712
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 731 731
1993 306 410 7 16 1 n/a n/a 0 740
1994 278 384 7 24 0 n/a n/a 0 693
1995 256 380 5 13 0 n/a n/a 0 654
1996 256 380 5 13 0 n/a n/a 0 654
1997 274 411 10 13 2 n/a n/a 0 710
1998 261 449 14 17 0 n/a n/a 0 741
1999 242 420 9 21 0 n/a n/a 0 692
2000 261 419 8 30 1 n/a n/a -4 715
2001 229 441 6 24 2 n/a n/a 0 702
2002 215 434 6 22 2 n/a n/a 0 679
2003 215 434 6 22 2 n/a n/a 0 679
2004 205 442 5 29 2 n/a n/a 0 683
2005 183 436 8 33 1 n/a n/a 0 661
2006 180 458 8 29 3 n/a n/a 0 678
2007 164 364 4 35 2 n/a n/a 58 627
2008 151 347 7 40 4 n/a n/a 56 605
2009 157 347 11 37 3 n/a n/a 58 613
2010 142 375 23 36 4 n/a n/a 66 646
2011 164 388 16 54 3 6 30 0 661
2012 157 395 15 45 6 4 31 0 653
2013 141 369 8 36 2 0 40 0 596
2014 170 360 17 32 2 4 45 0 630
2015 160 406 9 41 1 3 50 0 670
2016 142 340 11 44 0 2 42 0 581
2017 139 343 11 42 0 1 36 0 572
2018 148 335 11 51 1 1 35 0 582
2019 137 364 10 49 1 1 39 0 601
2020 132 344 9 47 1 2 46 0 581
2021 117 298 9 46 1 1 29 0 501
2022 112 280 6 56 0 3 39 0 496
2023 81 283 7 50 0 2 41 0 464

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 Granby Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 709 39.4 17.9 n/a
1990 748 40.3 18.5 n/a
1991 712 41.2 17.2 n/a
1992 731 42.0 17.4 n/a
1993 740 38.8 19.1 n/a
1994 693 37.7 n/a 48.8
1995 654 n/a 0.0 47.9
1996 654 n/a 0.0 47.9
1997 710 n/a 0.0 49
1998 741 n/a 0.0 50.2
1999 692 41.0 16.9 58.4
2000 715 n/a 0.0 58.8
2001 702 48.0 14.6 61.4
2002 679 49.0 13.9 61.7
2003 679 49.0 13.9 61.7
2004 683 45.0 15.2 56.4
2005 661 45.0 14.7 60.2
2006 678 48.0 14.1 58.4
2007 627 49.0 12.8 66.4
2008 605 39.0 15.5 61.9
2009 613 39.0 15.7 70.6
2010 646 40.0 16.1 72.2
2011 661 39.0 16.9 68.1
2012 653 35.2 18.5 66.6
2013 596 32.9 18.1 63.8
2014 630 39.3 15.9 69.4
2015 670 40.0 16.7 65.4
2016 581 41.0 14.1 99.5
2017 572 36.4 15.6 97.6
2018 582 38.0 15.2 99.5
2019 601 40.7 14.7 99.5
2020 581 42.9 13.5 96.7
2021 501 39.1 12.8 n/a
2022 496 36.4 13.6 99.4
2023 464 37.0 12.5 99.4

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 Granby Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 709 39.4 17.9 n/a
1990 748 40.3 18.5 n/a
1991 712 41.2 17.2 n/a
1992 731 42.0 17.4 n/a
1993 740 38.8 19.1 n/a
1994 693 37.7 n/a 48.8
1995 654 n/a 0.0 47.9
1996 654 n/a 0.0 47.9
1997 710 n/a 0.0 49
1998 741 n/a 0.0 50.2
1999 692 41.0 16.9 58.4
2000 715 n/a 0.0 58.8
2001 702 48.0 14.6 61.4
2002 679 49.0 13.9 61.7
2003 679 49.0 13.9 61.7
2004 683 45.0 15.2 56.4
2005 661 45.0 14.7 60.2
2006 678 48.0 14.1 58.4
2007 627 49.0 12.8 66.4
2008 605 39.0 15.5 61.9
2009 613 39.0 15.7 70.6
2010 646 40.0 16.1 72.2
2011 661 39.0 16.9 68.1
2012 653 35.2 18.5 66.6
2013 596 32.9 18.1 63.8
2014 630 39.3 15.9 69.4
2015 670 40.0 16.7 65.4
2016 581 41.0 14.1 99.5
2017 572 36.4 15.6 97.6
2018 582 38.0 15.2 99.5
2019 601 40.7 14.7 99.5
2020 581 42.9 13.5 96.7
2021 501 39.1 12.8 n/a
2022 496 36.4 13.6 99.4
2023 464 37.0 12.5 99.4

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 Granby Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $613 (8.3%) $6,769 (91.7%) $7,381
2020 $924 (11.3%) $7,271 (88.7%) $8,195
2021 $2,254 (20.9%) $8,520 (79.1%) $10,773

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Granby 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 996th of 1105 Elementary schoolsRanks 988th of 1114 Elementary schools
 1.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Granby Elementary)6549.2
 15.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Norfolk City Public Schools)7555.3
 19.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Virginia)8269.1
 12.9%
3rd Grade English Reading (Granby Elementary)6153.9
 7.2%
   3rd Grade English Reading (Norfolk City Public Schools)6357.8
 5.2%
   3rd Grade English Reading (Virginia)7166.1
 4.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Granby Elementary)8342.7
 40.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Norfolk City Public Schools)7555.6
 19.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)8369.7
 13.3%
4th Grade English Reading (Granby Elementary)6051.5
 8.5%
   4th Grade English Reading (Norfolk City Public Schools)6762.4
 4.6%
   4th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7572.7
 2.3%
5th Grade Mathematics (Granby Elementary)5350.9
 2.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Norfolk City Public Schools)6949.6
 19.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)8167
 14%
5th Grade Science (Granby Elementary)6035.7
 24.3%
   5th Grade Science (Norfolk City Public Schools)6651
 15%
   5th Grade Science (Virginia)7966
 13%
5th Grade English Reading (Granby Elementary)7051.8
 18.2%
   5th Grade English Reading (Norfolk City Public Schools)6560.1
 4.9%
   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 Students601464
 22.8%
African American364283
 22.3%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian107
 30%
Hispanic4950
 2%
Pacific Islander12
 100%
White13781
 40.9%
Two or More Races3941
 5.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients99.5%99.4%
 0.1%


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Students at Granby Elementary are 61% African American, 17% White, 11% Hispanic, 9% Two or more races, 2% Asian.

Students who attend Granby Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Blair Middle
High : Granby High

Granby Elementary ranks in the bottom 11.3% of Virginia elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 464 students attended Granby Elementary.


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