Berkshire Elementary School

Summary:

Berkshire Elementary School is a public school serving grades PK-8 in Richford, Vermont, with an enrollment of 187 students, the majority of whom are White (93.58%). While the school has a relatively small student-teacher ratio, its academic performance is generally below the state average, and it has consistently ranked in the bottom half of Vermont elementary schools.

Berkshire Elementary School's proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics are lower than the state averages in most grades, though the school's performance in 8th grade English Language Arts (52.38% proficient) and 7th grade Mathematics (57.14% proficient) were higher than the state averages. The school has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger and has remained in the bottom half of Vermont elementary schools over the past few years, indicating persistent academic challenges. Additionally, Berkshire Elementary School has a high percentage of students (54.01% to 60.32%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, suggesting a relatively high proportion of students from low-income families, which can be a factor in academic performance.

Compared to nearby schools, Berkshire Elementary School's performance is generally lower than that of Bakersfield School and Sheldon Elementary School, which have higher proficiency rates and better school rankings. However, Berkshire Elementary School outperforms Richford Elementary School, which has consistently low performance and a 0-star rating from SchoolDigger. The lack of racial diversity in Berkshire Elementary School's student body, with over 93% of students identifying as White, may also be a factor to consider in terms of providing a well-rounded educational experience.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-8

 4850 Water Tower Road
       Richford, VT  05476-9712


(802) 933-2290

District: Northern Mountain Valley Unified Union School District #85

SchoolDigger Rank:
94th of 113 Vermont Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  11.0 Help
Number of students:  187

Racial breakdown:

White:
93.6%
Hispanic:
2.7%
African American:
1.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  54% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Berkshire Elementary School ranks worse than 83.2% of elementary schools in Vermont. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 28.29. (See more...)
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Compare Details Berkshire Elementary School ranks worse than 54% of middle schools in Vermont. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 42.16. (See more...)
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Berkshire Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Berkshire Elementary School 94th of 113 Vermont public elementary schools. (See Berkshire Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


White students:

SchoolDigger ranks Berkshire Elementary School 27th of 50 Vermont public middle schools. (See Berkshire Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Northern Mountain Valley Unified Union School District #85:

SchoolDigger ranks Northern Mountain Valley Unified Union School District #85 34th of 51 Vermont school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Berkshire Elementary School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Berkshire Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 27.61 116th 148 21.6%
2022 17.51 121st 133 9.0%
2023 28.29 94th 113 16.8%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Berkshire Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 27.31 116th 147 21.1%
2022 18.51 131st 145 9.7%
2023 26.93 108th 133 18.8%
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Data source: test scores: Vermont Agency of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Berkshire Elementary School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Berkshire Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 31.24 63rd 85 25.9%
2022 50.79 29th 68 57.4%
2023 42.16 27th 50 46.0%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Berkshire Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 34.03 65th 94 30.9%
2022 25.40 73rd 91 19.8%
2023 33.97 60th 88 31.8%
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Data source: test scores: Vermont Agency 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 Berkshire Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2020 196 2 0 2 3 0 11 0 214
2021 174 2 0 1 1 0 9 0 187
2022 176 2 0 3 1 0 7 0 189
2023 175 3 0 5 1 0 3 0 187

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 Berkshire Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2020 214 16.8 12.6 45.3
2021 187 12.8 14.5 58.3
2022 189 17.0 11.1 60.3
2023 187 17.0 11.0 54

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 Berkshire Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2020 214 16.8 12.6 45.3
2021 187 12.8 14.5 58.3
2022 189 17.0 11.1 60.3
2023 187 17.0 11.0 54

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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Frequently Asked Questions about Berkshire Elementary School

Students at Berkshire Elementary School are 94% White, 3% Hispanic, 2% African American, 2% Two or more races.

Berkshire Elementary School ranks in the bottom 16.8% of Vermont elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 187 students attended Berkshire Elementary School.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Vermont Agency of Education.

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