Piney Branch Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 8301 Linton Hall Road
       Bristow, VA  20136


(571) 261-5300

District: Prince William County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
157th of 1,114 Virginia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,962 Help


Students who attend Piney Branch Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Gainesville Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  16.8 Help
Number of students:  766

Racial breakdown:

White:
49.9%
Asian:
17.9%
Hispanic:
15.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  18.9% Help


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Compare Details Piney Branch Elementary ranks better than 85.9% of elementary schools in Virginia. It also ranks 15th among 64 ranked elementary schools in the Prince William County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 82.96. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Piney Branch Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (49.9%), Asian (17.9%), Hispanic (15%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Piney Branch Elementary is 16.8. 47 elementary schools in the Prince William County Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Piney Branch Elementary is $7,962. 45 elementary schools in the Prince William County Public Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Piney Branch Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Piney Branch Elementary 157th of 1114 Virginia public elementary schools. (See Piney Branch Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Prince William County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Prince William County Public Schools 40th of 131 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Piney Branch Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Piney Branch Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2014 73.58 239th 1110 78.5%
2015 75.23 216th 1100 80.4%
2016 60.29 455th 1096 58.5%
2017 64.51 390th 1099 64.5%
2018 67.22 360th 1097 67.2%
2019 64.50 424th 1105 61.6%
2021 66.56 380th 1103 65.5%
2022 79.93 209th 1109 81.2%
2023 82.96 157th 1114 85.9%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Piney Branch Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 60.51 107th 245 56.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Piney Branch Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 77.66 220th 1100 80.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Piney Branch Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 46.17 215th 324 33.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Piney Branch Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 85.02 108th 1093 90.1%
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Rank History for Asian students at Piney Branch Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 63.24 88th 230 61.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Piney Branch Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 75.33 106th 579 81.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Piney Branch Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 84.60 48th 564 91.5%
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Rank History for White students at Piney Branch Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 75.77 172nd 984 82.5%
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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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Enrollment information for Piney Branch Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2012 410 64 83 101 4 2 33 0 697
2013 433 78 95 107 3 2 30 0 748
2014 420 82 95 107 3 0 36 0 743
2015 403 86 94 113 1 0 43 0 740
2016 434 73 101 112 0 1 50 0 771
2017 469 76 114 109 0 2 55 0 825
2018 453 67 121 131 0 2 70 0 844
2019 434 68 122 119 0 1 80 0 824
2020 419 62 113 128 0 2 68 0 792
2021 372 72 118 115 0 2 60 0 739
2022 367 73 116 122 0 1 73 0 752
2023 382 59 137 115 1 3 69 0 766

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 Piney Branch Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2012 697 34.3 20.3 13.6
2013 748 35.6 20.9 16
2014 743 40.2 18.4 15.5
2015 740 37.0 20.0 17.6
2016 771 42.0 18.3 14.4
2017 825 42.7 19.2 12.8
2018 844 48.6 17.3 15.8
2019 824 46.2 17.8 14.2
2020 792 48.3 16.3 14.5
2021 739 46.3 15.9 n/a
2022 752 43.3 17.3 15.3
2023 766 45.5 16.8 18.9

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 Piney Branch Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2012 697 34.3 20.3 13.6
2013 748 35.6 20.9 16
2014 743 40.2 18.4 15.5
2015 740 37.0 20.0 17.6
2016 771 42.0 18.3 14.4
2017 825 42.7 19.2 12.8
2018 844 48.6 17.3 15.8
2019 824 46.2 17.8 14.2
2020 792 48.3 16.3 14.5
2021 739 46.3 15.9 n/a
2022 752 43.3 17.3 15.3
2023 766 45.5 16.8 18.9

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 Piney Branch Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $00 (0.0%) $7,247 (100.0%) $7,247
2020 $59 (0.9%) $6,858 (99.1%) $6,918
2021 $140 (1.8%) $7,822 (98.2%) $7,962

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Piney Branch 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 424th of 1105 Elementary schoolsRanks 157th of 1114 Elementary schools
 24.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Piney Branch Elementary)8981.1
 7.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Prince William County Public Schools)8575.4
 9.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Virginia)8269.1
 12.9%
3rd Grade English Reading (Piney Branch Elementary)7774
 3%
   3rd Grade English Reading (Prince William County Public Schools)7269.9
 2.1%
   3rd Grade English Reading (Virginia)7166.1
 4.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Piney Branch Elementary)8585.2
 0.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Prince William County Public Schools)8675.8
 10.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)8369.7
 13.3%
4th Grade English Reading (Piney Branch Elementary)8387.2
 4.2%
   4th Grade English Reading (Prince William County Public Schools)7877.4
 0.6%
   4th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7572.7
 2.3%
5th Grade Mathematics (Piney Branch Elementary)8587
 2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Prince William County Public Schools)8474.3
 9.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)8167
 14%
5th Grade Science (Piney Branch Elementary)8088.6
 8.6%
   5th Grade Science (Prince William County Public Schools)8172.3
 8.7%
   5th Grade Science (Virginia)7966
 13%
5th Grade English Reading (Piney Branch Elementary)8487.7
 3.7%
   5th Grade English Reading (Prince William County Public Schools)8076.1
 3.9%
   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 Students824766
 7%
African American6859
 13.2%
American Indian01
Asian122137
 12.3%
Hispanic119115
 3.4%
Pacific Islander13
 200%
White434382
 12%
Two or More Races8069
 13.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients14.2%18.9%
 4.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Piney Branch Elementary

Piney Branch Elementary ranks 157th of 1114 Virginia elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 766 students attended Piney Branch Elementary.

Students at Piney Branch Elementary are 50% White, 18% Asian, 15% Hispanic, 9% Two or more races, 8% African American.

Students who attend Piney Branch Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Gainesville Middle


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