Swords Creek Elementary

Summary:

Swords Creek Elementary is a public elementary school in Swords Creek, Virginia, serving grades PK-7 with a total enrollment of 106 students. The school is part of the Russell County Public Schools district, which is ranked 32 out of 131 school districts in Virginia and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Swords Creek Elementary stands out for its consistently strong academic performance, particularly in mathematics and English reading. In the 2022-2023 school year, 84.62% of 7th-grade students were proficient or better in SOL/Mathematics, compared to 79.07% for the district and 51.42% for the state. The school also has a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 9.4, which may contribute to its academic success. However, Swords Creek Elementary faces significant socioeconomic challenges, with 89.62% of its students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, significantly higher than the surrounding schools. Additionally, the school has an extremely homogeneous student population, with 99.06% of students identifying as White, which is notably different from the racial diversity seen in nearby schools such as Rich Valley Elementary and Saltville Elementary.

Overall, Swords Creek Elementary appears to be a high-performing school that is effectively supporting student learning and achievement, despite the socioeconomic challenges faced by its student population. The school's strong academic results, coupled with its low student-teacher ratio, suggest that it has effective teaching practices or other factors that contribute to its students' success. However, the school's lack of racial diversity and high percentage of economically disadvantaged students may require additional resources and support to address the unique needs of its student population.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-7

 3867 Swords Creek Rd.
       Swords Creek, VA  24649


(276) 991-0016

District: Russell County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
308th of 1,114 Virginia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,267 Help


Students who attend Swords Creek Elementary usually attend:

High:    Honaker High

Student/teacher ratio:  9.4 Help
Number of students:  106

Racial breakdown:

White:
99.1%
Asian:
0.9%

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  89.6% Help


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Compare Details Swords Creek Elementary ranks better than 72.4% of elementary schools in Virginia. It also ranks 3rd among 5 ranked elementary schools in the Russell County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 72.23. (See more...)
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Compare Details Swords Creek Elementary ranks better than 97.6% of middle schools in Virginia. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 89.17. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Swords Creek Elementary has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Russell County Public Schools District. Racial makeup is: White (99.1%), Asian (0.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 89.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Swords Creek Elementary is 9.4, which is the 2nd best among 5 elementary schools in the Russell County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Swords Creek Elementary is $8,267, which is the highest among 7 elementary schools in the Russell County Public Schools District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Swords Creek Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Swords Creek Elementary 308th of 1114 Virginia public elementary schools. (See Swords Creek Elementary in the ranking list.)

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White students:

SchoolDigger ranks Swords Creek Elementary 10th of 422 Virginia public middle schools. (See Swords Creek Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Russell County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Russell County Public Schools 32nd of 131 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Swords Creek Elementary

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Swords Creek Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 12.77 1017th 1062 4.2%
2006 47.23 664th 1071 38.0%
2007 39.13 764th 1083 29.5%
2008 51.29 596th 1081 44.9%
2009 36.38 842nd 1082 22.2%
2010 48.03 680th 1113 38.9%
2011 63.67 387th 1117 65.4%
2012 40.70 773rd 1117 30.8%
2013 51.28 586th 1120 47.7%
2014 52.36 561st 1110 49.5%
2015 73.70 243rd 1100 77.9%
2016 62.65 420th 1096 61.7%
2017 64.94 379th 1099 65.5%
2018 79.67 162nd 1097 85.2%
2019 65.73 404th 1105 63.4%
2021 51.98 562nd 1103 49.0%
2022 63.61 425th 1109 61.7%
2023 72.23 308th 1114 72.4%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Swords Creek Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 49.58 552nd 984 43.9%
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Data source: test scores: Virginia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Swords Creek Elementary

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Rank History for all middle school students at Swords Creek Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 39.32 265th 383 30.8%
2007 32.66 319th 387 17.6%
2008 56.96 147th 391 62.4%
2009 43.31 241st 390 38.2%
2010 55.88 163rd 408 60.0%
2011 61.09 125th 413 69.7%
2012 36.89 292nd 413 29.3%
2013 55.78 149th 416 64.2%
2014 71.56 70th 416 83.2%
2015 80.84 31st 412 92.5%
2016 65.66 100th 409 75.6%
2017 58.55 145th 415 65.1%
2018 77.77 41st 413 90.1%
2019 85.21 12th 424 97.2%
2021 69.48 87th 419 79.2%
2022 87.78 12th 415 97.1%
2023 89.17 10th 422 97.6%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Swords Creek Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 81.86 27th 402 93.3%
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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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Enrollment information for Swords Creek 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 220 220
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 213 213
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 199 199
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 205 205
1993 182 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 182
1994 170 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 172
1995 145 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 145
1996 145 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 145
1997 129 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 129
1998 123 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 123
1999 132 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 132
2000 144 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a -4 140
2001 152 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 152
2002 127 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 127
2003 127 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 127
2004 134 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 134
2005 148 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 149
2006 135 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 136
2007 124 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 124
2008 136 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 136
2009 128 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 128
2010 118 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 118
2011 113 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 114
2012 125 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 126
2013 108 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 109
2014 97 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 98
2015 75 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 76
2016 70 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 72
2017 74 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 77
2018 139 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 142
2019 138 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 140
2020 130 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 131
2021 126 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 126
2022 106 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 107
2023 105 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 106

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 Swords Creek Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 220 12.3 17.8 n/a
1990 213 11.1 19.1 n/a
1991 199 10.7 18.5 n/a
1992 205 10.9 18.8 n/a
1993 182 9.2 19.8 n/a
1994 172 9.7 n/a 45.3
1995 145 n/a 0.0 46.2
1996 145 n/a 0.0 46.2
1997 129 n/a 0.0 49.6
1998 123 n/a 0.0 45.5
1999 132 7.5 17.6 60.6
2000 140 n/a 0.0 60.4
2001 152 11.0 13.8 55.9
2002 127 10.8 11.8 49.6
2003 127 10.8 11.8 49.6
2004 134 9.8 13.7 59.7
2005 149 8.8 16.9 56.4
2006 136 7.0 19.4 52.9
2007 124 9.9 12.5 52.4
2008 136 8.4 16.2 50
2009 128 8.5 15.1 48.4
2010 118 8.5 13.8 55.1
2011 114 6.9 16.3 55.3
2012 126 9.6 13.0 56.3
2013 109 5.9 18.3 50.5
2014 98 5.5 17.8 51
2015 76 6.0 12.6 59.2
2016 72 3.0 24.0 61.1
2017 77 2.6 29.6 62.3
2018 142 9.7 14.5 68.3
2019 140 9.7 14.3 67.9
2020 131 9.7 13.4 78.6
2021 126 9.7 12.9 n/a
2022 107 5.7 18.6 96.3
2023 106 11.2 9.4 89.6

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 Swords Creek Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 220 12.3 17.8 n/a
1990 213 11.1 19.1 n/a
1991 199 10.7 18.5 n/a
1992 205 10.9 18.8 n/a
1993 182 9.2 19.8 n/a
1994 172 9.7 n/a 45.3
1995 145 n/a 0.0 46.2
1996 145 n/a 0.0 46.2
1997 129 n/a 0.0 49.6
1998 123 n/a 0.0 45.5
1999 132 7.5 17.6 60.6
2000 140 n/a 0.0 60.4
2001 152 11.0 13.8 55.9
2002 127 10.8 11.8 49.6
2003 127 10.8 11.8 49.6
2004 134 9.8 13.7 59.7
2005 149 8.8 16.9 56.4
2006 136 7.0 19.4 52.9
2007 124 9.9 12.5 52.4
2008 136 8.4 16.2 50
2009 128 8.5 15.1 48.4
2010 118 8.5 13.8 55.1
2011 114 6.9 16.3 55.3
2012 126 9.6 13.0 56.3
2013 109 5.9 18.3 50.5
2014 98 5.5 17.8 51
2015 76 6.0 12.6 59.2
2016 72 3.0 24.0 61.1
2017 77 2.6 29.6 62.3
2018 142 9.7 14.5 68.3
2019 140 9.7 14.3 67.9
2020 131 9.7 13.4 78.6
2021 126 9.7 12.9 n/a
2022 107 5.7 18.6 96.3
2023 106 11.2 9.4 89.6

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Swords Creek Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,204 (17.4%) $5,724 (82.6%) $6,928
2020 $1,230 (15.4%) $6,774 (84.6%) $8,004
2021 $1,692 (20.5%) $6,575 (79.5%) $8,267

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Swords Creek Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 404th of 1105 Elementary schoolsRanks 308th of 1114 Elementary schools
 8.9%
Ranks 12th of 424 Middle schoolsRanks 10th of 422 Middle schools
 0.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Swords Creek Elementary)8480
 4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Russell County Public Schools)9282
 10%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Virginia)8267
 15%
3rd Grade English Reading (Swords Creek Elementary)5870
 12%
   3rd Grade English Reading (Russell County Public Schools)7582
 7%
   3rd Grade English Reading (Virginia)7168
 3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Swords Creek Elementary)9454
 40%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Russell County Public Schools)9071
 19%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)8366
 17%
4th Grade English Reading (Swords Creek Elementary)7277
 5%
   4th Grade English Reading (Russell County Public Schools)8272
 10%
   4th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7572
 3%
5th Grade Mathematics (Swords Creek Elementary)8775
 12%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Russell County Public Schools)9470.1
 24%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)8167
 14%
5th Grade Science (Swords Creek Elementary)9175
 16%
   5th Grade Science (Russell County Public Schools)8865.6
 22.4%
   5th Grade Science (Virginia)7966
 13%
5th Grade English Reading (Swords Creek Elementary)8775
 12%
   5th Grade English Reading (Russell County Public Schools)8373.9
 9.2%
   5th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7871.4
 6.6%
6th Grade Mathematics (Swords Creek Elementary)9381.8
 11.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Russell County Public Schools)9274.7
 17.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)7857.8
 20.2%
6th Grade English Reading (Swords Creek Elementary)9381.8
 11.2%
   6th Grade English Reading (Russell County Public Schools)8977.9
 11.1%
   6th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7770.4
 6.6%
7th Grade Mathematics (Swords Creek Elementary)10084.6
 15.4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Russell County Public Schools)9279.1
 12.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)7851.4
 26.6%
7th Grade English Reading (Swords Creek Elementary)9392.3
 0.7%
   7th Grade English Reading (Russell County Public Schools)9082.3
 7.7%
   7th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7970.3
 8.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students140106
 24.3%
African American10
 100%
American Indian00
Asian01
Hispanic10
 100%
Pacific Islander00
White138105
 23.9%
Two or More Races00
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients67.9%89.6%
 21.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Swords Creek Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 106 students attended Swords Creek Elementary.

Students at Swords Creek Elementary are 99% White.

Swords Creek Elementary ranks 308th of 1114 Virginia elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Swords Creek Elementary usually go on to attend:

High : Honaker High


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