Gretna Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 302 Franklin Blvd South
       Gretna, VA  24557


(434) 630-1808

District: Pittsylvania County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
434th of 1,114 Virginia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,774 Help


Students who attend Gretna Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Gretna Middle
High:    Gretna High

Student/teacher ratio:  12.7 Help
Number of students:  460

Racial breakdown:

White:
69.3%
African American:
25.7%
Hispanic:
3.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  82.8% Help


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Compare Details Gretna Elementary ranks better than 61% of elementary schools in Virginia. It also ranks 8th among 10 ranked elementary schools in the Pittsylvania County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 62.81. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (69.3%), African American (25.7%), Hispanic (3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 82.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Pittsylvania County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Gretna Elementary is 12.7. 7 elementary schools in the Pittsylvania County Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Gretna Elementary is $7,774. 5 elementary schools in the Pittsylvania County Public Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Gretna Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Gretna Elementary 434th of 1114 Virginia public elementary schools. (See Gretna Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Pittsylvania County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Pittsylvania County Public Schools 18th of 131 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Gretna Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Gretna Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 62.77 393rd 1062 63.0%
2006 71.08 254th 1071 76.3%
2007 58.47 459th 1083 57.6%
2008 53.60 551st 1081 49.0%
2009 56.51 487th 1082 55.0%
2010 58.74 472nd 1113 57.6%
2011 57.21 504th 1117 54.9%
2012 65.55 348th 1117 68.8%
2013 48.85 613th 1120 45.3%
2014 47.77 636th 1110 42.7%
2015 72.64 256th 1100 76.7%
2016 67.53 342nd 1096 68.8%
2017 70.92 291st 1099 73.5%
2018 70.42 307th 1097 72.0%
2019 60.55 487th 1105 55.9%
2021 81.64 183rd 1103 83.4%
2022 78.64 220th 1109 80.2%
2023 62.81 434th 1114 61.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Gretna Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 62.20 426th 1100 61.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Gretna Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 60.58 448th 1093 59.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Gretna Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 88.03 37th 579 93.6%
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Rank History for White students at Gretna Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 45.56 594th 984 39.6%
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Data source: test scores: Virginia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Gretna 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 641 641
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 639 639
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 647 647
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 665 665
1993 347 260 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 609
1994 350 246 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 597
1995 355 208 0 2 2 n/a n/a 0 567
1996 355 208 0 2 2 n/a n/a 0 567
1997 500 239 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 743
1998 503 235 0 0 5 n/a n/a 0 743
1999 466 228 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 698
2000 487 233 3 1 1 n/a n/a -4 721
2001 486 223 2 2 3 n/a n/a 0 716
2002 504 209 2 6 1 n/a n/a 0 722
2003 504 209 2 6 1 n/a n/a 0 722
2004 480 204 2 6 2 n/a n/a 1 695
2005 425 171 2 8 2 n/a n/a 0 608
2006 391 170 1 6 2 n/a n/a 0 570
2007 396 161 1 9 2 n/a n/a 0 569
2008 402 162 1 14 2 n/a n/a 0 581
2009 382 145 1 16 2 n/a n/a 0 546
2010 386 140 2 16 1 n/a n/a 0 545
2011 371 132 1 19 0 0 18 0 541
2012 390 135 1 20 2 0 14 0 562
2013 386 156 1 15 2 0 11 0 571
2014 385 159 3 17 1 0 9 0 574
2015 379 162 2 18 2 0 9 0 572
2016 387 181 1 18 1 0 9 0 597
2017 392 184 1 15 1 0 9 0 602
2018 361 174 1 11 0 1 13 0 561
2019 359 158 1 10 0 1 13 0 542
2020 359 149 1 16 0 1 9 0 535
2021 308 107 0 14 0 2 11 0 442
2022 321 118 1 14 0 2 8 0 464
2023 319 118 1 14 0 1 7 0 460

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 Gretna Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 641 33.9 18.9 n/a
1990 639 34.9 18.3 n/a
1991 647 35.7 18.1 n/a
1992 665 36.4 18.2 n/a
1993 609 38.5 15.8 n/a
1994 597 37.3 n/a 44.6
1995 567 n/a 0.0 42.5
1996 567 n/a 0.0 42.5
1997 743 n/a 0.0 41
1998 743 n/a 0.0 36.7
1999 698 47.4 14.7 47.6
2000 721 n/a 0.0 48.1
2001 716 49.1 14.6 47.1
2002 722 55.7 13.0 47.4
2003 722 55.7 13.0 47.4
2004 695 50.0 13.9 50.6
2005 608 50.0 12.2 47.7
2006 570 45.0 12.7 55.4
2007 569 50.1 11.4 55.5
2008 581 38.0 15.3 57
2009 546 37.0 14.8 61
2010 545 37.0 14.7 65
2011 541 35.0 15.4 66.7
2012 562 38.0 14.7 63.7
2013 571 35.7 15.9 69
2014 574 36.8 15.5 69.3
2015 572 40.0 14.3 65.6
2016 597 38.0 15.7 69
2017 602 36.4 16.5 65.8
2018 561 35.6 15.7 69.2
2019 542 34.7 15.5 86.7
2020 535 39.0 13.7 86.2
2021 442 33.0 13.3 n/a
2022 464 36.0 12.8 99.4
2023 460 36.0 12.7 82.8

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 Gretna Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 641 33.9 18.9 n/a
1990 639 34.9 18.3 n/a
1991 647 35.7 18.1 n/a
1992 665 36.4 18.2 n/a
1993 609 38.5 15.8 n/a
1994 597 37.3 n/a 44.6
1995 567 n/a 0.0 42.5
1996 567 n/a 0.0 42.5
1997 743 n/a 0.0 41
1998 743 n/a 0.0 36.7
1999 698 47.4 14.7 47.6
2000 721 n/a 0.0 48.1
2001 716 49.1 14.6 47.1
2002 722 55.7 13.0 47.4
2003 722 55.7 13.0 47.4
2004 695 50.0 13.9 50.6
2005 608 50.0 12.2 47.7
2006 570 45.0 12.7 55.4
2007 569 50.1 11.4 55.5
2008 581 38.0 15.3 57
2009 546 37.0 14.8 61
2010 545 37.0 14.7 65
2011 541 35.0 15.4 66.7
2012 562 38.0 14.7 63.7
2013 571 35.7 15.9 69
2014 574 36.8 15.5 69.3
2015 572 40.0 14.3 65.6
2016 597 38.0 15.7 69
2017 602 36.4 16.5 65.8
2018 561 35.6 15.7 69.2
2019 542 34.7 15.5 86.7
2020 535 39.0 13.7 86.2
2021 442 33.0 13.3 n/a
2022 464 36.0 12.8 99.4
2023 460 36.0 12.7 82.8

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 Gretna Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $932 (13.8%) $5,818 (86.2%) $6,750
2020 $1,098 (17.1%) $5,325 (82.9%) $6,423
2021 $1,126 (14.5%) $6,648 (85.5%) $7,774

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Gretna Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 487th of 1105 Elementary schoolsRanks 434th of 1114 Elementary schools
 5.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Gretna Elementary)9191.4
 0.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Pittsylvania County Public Schools)8985
 4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Virginia)8269.1
 12.9%
3rd Grade English Reading (Gretna Elementary)8077.1
 2.9%
   3rd Grade English Reading (Pittsylvania County Public Schools)8178.2
 2.8%
   3rd Grade English Reading (Virginia)7166.1
 4.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Gretna Elementary)8783.3
 3.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Pittsylvania County Public Schools)9184.9
 6.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)8369.7
 13.3%
4th Grade English Reading (Gretna Elementary)8081.3
 1.3%
   4th Grade English Reading (Pittsylvania County Public Schools)8281.9
 0.1%
   4th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7572.7
 2.3%
5th Grade Mathematics (Gretna Elementary)8663
 23%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Pittsylvania County Public Schools)8878.3
 9.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)8167
 14%
5th Grade Science (Gretna Elementary)7765.8
 11.3%
   5th Grade Science (Pittsylvania County Public Schools)8177.2
 3.8%
   5th Grade Science (Virginia)7966
 13%
5th Grade English Reading (Gretna Elementary)7464.4
 9.6%
   5th Grade English Reading (Pittsylvania County Public Schools)8378.6
 4.4%
   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 Students542460
 15.1%
African American158118
 25.3%
American Indian00
Asian11
Hispanic1014
 40%
Pacific Islander11
White359319
 11.1%
Two or More Races137
 46.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients86.7%82.8%
 3.9%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 460 students attended Gretna Elementary.

Students at Gretna Elementary are 69% White, 26% African American, 3% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races.

Students who attend Gretna Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Gretna Middle
High : Gretna High

Gretna Elementary ranks 434th of 1114 Virginia elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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