Park Ridge Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 2000 Parkway Blvd
       Stafford, VA  22554


(540) 658-6320

District: Stafford County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
495th of 1,102 Virginia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,510 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  19.3
Number of students:  793

Racial breakdown:

White:
42.0%
African American:
23.8%
Hispanic:
20.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  25.7%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, August 26, 2021.


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Compare Details Park Ridge Elementary ranks better than 55.1% of elementary schools in Virginia. It also ranks 7th among 17 ranked elementary schools in the Stafford County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 57.87. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Park Ridge Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (42%), African American (23.8%), Hispanic (20.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 25.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Park Ridge Elementary is 19.3. 12 elementary schools in the Stafford County Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Park Ridge Elementary is $7,510. 9 elementary schools in the Stafford County Public Schools District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Park Ridge Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Park Ridge Elementary 495th of 1102 Virginia public elementary schools. (See Park Ridge Elementary in the ranking list.)

Stafford County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Stafford County Public Schools 64th of 132 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Park Ridge Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 49.11 590th 1062 44.4%
2006 53.84 540th 1071 49.6%
2007 51.84 572nd 1083 47.2%
2008 48.11 657th 1081 39.2%
2009 38.60 810th 1082 25.1%
2010 52.20 605th 1113 45.6%
2011 69.06 290th 1117 74.0%
2012 54.37 551st 1117 50.7%
2013 60.87 443rd 1120 60.4%
2014 50.43 595th 1110 46.4%
2015 58.98 498th 1100 54.7%
2016 40.55 756th 1096 31.0%
2017 37.77 796th 1099 27.6%
2018 36.29 810th 1097 26.2%
2019 34.49 821st 1105 25.7%
2021 57.87 495th 1102 55.1%

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

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Data source: Virginia Department of Education

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All ratings (Avg rating: 2.7)
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by a parent
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Open Quote Great school. Caring teachers and staff. Have provided a great education to all 3 of my children. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Open Quote Very disappointed in Park Ridge Elementary. We have since moved to a new school district, and our children are behind academically and working to catch up. The students frequently have "indoor recess" and do not get adequate opportunities for physical activity. Students are ignored by lunchroom staff, who are looking at their phones. I believe most of the teachers are sufficiently trained and well intentioned, but my interactions with the principle were defensive and unproductive. Communication from teachers and administrators was lacking. Important school policies were changed without informing parents. I believe homework was appropriate and they made good use of educational apps in math and reading. If your child is quiet and well behaved, they will most likely be ignored. If your child is deemed to have a "behavior issue", the school has no plan for consistent and appropriate discipline. These were my experiences. I sincerely hope that things change for the better. If you have a choice, I would not recommend sending your children to Park Ridge. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, March 5, 2016

Open Quote Parkridge was one of the top schools in the area. In the last three years it has totally taken a turn. Teachers are poor! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Park Ridge Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 504 504
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 517 517
1993 576 65 14 12 0 n/a n/a 0 667
1994 687 83 12 13 0 n/a n/a 0 795
1995 696 107 10 28 2 n/a n/a 0 843
1996 696 107 10 28 2 n/a n/a 0 843
1997 750 136 7 24 3 n/a n/a 0 920
1998 609 143 9 24 0 n/a n/a 0 785
1999 655 155 8 25 1 n/a n/a 0 844
2000 667 192 15 33 2 n/a n/a -4 905
2001 702 182 24 26 2 n/a n/a 0 936
2002 539 174 16 31 2 n/a n/a 4 766
2003 539 174 16 31 2 n/a n/a 4 766
2004 508 168 13 32 1 n/a n/a 3 725
2005 456 163 16 53 1 n/a n/a 10 699
2006 398 140 16 44 3 n/a n/a 20 621
2007 433 156 16 58 4 n/a n/a 37 704
2008 415 120 22 61 1 n/a n/a 57 676
2009 399 122 18 58 3 n/a n/a 56 656
2010 399 127 26 52 3 n/a n/a 47 654
2011 382 117 22 81 4 2 49 0 657
2012 384 127 20 94 4 2 46 0 677
2013 389 103 22 101 5 0 45 0 665
2014 360 99 23 104 4 0 53 0 643
2015 291 101 23 112 3 0 40 0 570
2016 367 150 32 136 2 2 62 0 751
2017 335 162 24 170 3 2 61 0 757
2018 286 165 25 169 2 1 72 0 720
2019 260 179 28 175 1 0 66 0 709
2020 333 189 29 162 6 4 70 0 793

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 Park Ridge Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 504 30.1 16.7 n/a
1992 517 30.7 16.8 n/a
1993 667 34.9 19.1 n/a
1994 795 41.1 n/a 6.3
1995 843 n/a 0.0 7.4
1996 843 n/a 0.0 7.4
1997 920 n/a 0.0 7.6
1998 785 n/a 0.0 5
1999 844 47.0 18.0 7.7
2000 905 n/a 0.0 8.4
2001 936 51.0 18.4 9
2002 766 51.5 14.9 7.7
2003 766 51.5 14.9 7.7
2004 725 48.0 15.1 6.5
2005 699 47.0 14.9 10.2
2006 621 45.0 13.8 10.8
2007 704 49.8 14.1 10.8
2008 676 38.0 17.8 11.8
2009 656 35.6 18.4 13.5
2010 654 37.5 17.4 18.6
2011 657 36.0 18.2 14.9
2012 677 35.0 19.3 19.9
2013 665 36.0 18.4 20.3
2014 643 34.0 18.9 22.6
2015 570 33.0 17.2 23
2016 751 40.0 18.7 23.8
2017 757 36.0 21.0 27.1
2018 720 39.0 18.4 29.4
2019 709 37.0 19.1 28.8
2020 793 41.0 19.3 25.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Park Ridge Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 504 30.1 16.7 n/a
1992 517 30.7 16.8 n/a
1993 667 34.9 19.1 n/a
1994 795 41.1 n/a 6.3
1995 843 n/a 0.0 7.4
1996 843 n/a 0.0 7.4
1997 920 n/a 0.0 7.6
1998 785 n/a 0.0 5
1999 844 47.0 18.0 7.7
2000 905 n/a 0.0 8.4
2001 936 51.0 18.4 9
2002 766 51.5 14.9 7.7
2003 766 51.5 14.9 7.7
2004 725 48.0 15.1 6.5
2005 699 47.0 14.9 10.2
2006 621 45.0 13.8 10.8
2007 704 49.8 14.1 10.8
2008 676 38.0 17.8 11.8
2009 656 35.6 18.4 13.5
2010 654 37.5 17.4 18.6
2011 657 36.0 18.2 14.9
2012 677 35.0 19.3 19.9
2013 665 36.0 18.4 20.3
2014 643 34.0 18.9 22.6
2015 570 33.0 17.2 23
2016 751 40.0 18.7 23.8
2017 757 36.0 21.0 27.1
2018 720 39.0 18.4 29.4
2019 709 37.0 19.1 28.8
2020 793 41.0 19.3 25.7

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Park Ridge Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $76 (1.0%) $7,434 (99.0%) $7,510

Data source: Virginia Department of Education




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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